Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back to School 2014

Well, it's that time of year again...back to school!  This year our district decided to go back a week earlier - my daughter didn't seem to mind, but I wasn't ready for it at all.  I did manage to put together a quick Back to School Emergency Kit for her teacher.  Might as well start off school on a good note.

The tag printable is from CraftsUnleashed.com.  


The container was from Wal-mart and we filled it with Minion band-aids, Tide To Go pen, Chapstick, small lint roller, candy bars and chocolate, tiny stapler, tic tacs, hand sanitizer and these really cool Pilot B2P pens - they are pens that are made out of recycled water bottlers.



I think her teacher really liked the kit.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Independence Day Challenge

Happy {belated} Independence Day!  I haven't had much time or mojo to be creative lately, so I decided what better way to start the creative juices flowing than with some challenges!

For my project, the bear is cut at 4.25" from the Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge - one of my favorite cartridges.  The pattern paper is from DCWV Summer Dream paper stack.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper.




I'm entering my project into the following Challenges:



Friday, July 4, 2014

Teacher Appreciation 2014 - Part II

Following are a few more of the cards we put together for teacher appreciation week.  We didn't have as much time this year to get too creative with our cards and gifts, so this year we primarily gave gift cards.



For the music teacher...


For the gym teacher...


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Teacher Appreciation 2014

It has been a really busy last couple of months, especially as we headed toward the end of the school year.

I'm a bit behind on posting the teacher appreciation gifts.  I was a bit behind on making them too and usually had to stay up until midnight the night before to get them done.

We give her teacher a gift each day during teacher appreciation week and then something to each of her four encore teachers (art, gym, music, spanish).  One of the gifts was a grill kit.  We loved this idea so we decided to make two of them - one for her primary teacher and the other for her art teacher.  We included red gingham paper plates and napkins, mini condiment squeeze bottles, grilling tools (tong, spatula & grill brush), A1, grilling spices, grill wipes, BBQ oven mitt, towel, hamburger timer, gift card and my daughter made a Rainbow Loom hamburger charm.  

 Of course no gift would be complete without a handmade card.  



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Good Luck Treat Bags

As many of you may know, my daughter is in competitive dance - and she loves every minute of it.  The Senior team at the studio she attends is going to Worlds, which is a super big deal for them.  This talented group of girls range in age from 13 on up.  My husband was honored to booked their trips and thought it would be a great idea to put their tickets in a treat bag.  Of course, no treat bag would be complete without some additional pizazz with added Cricut cuts.

With how busy I've been, I had to make 20 of them pretty quick and not have too many layers or tiny pieces...my daughter helped, she just loves the Cricut and anything crafty.  Here's the finished product and some of the Seniors:




The dancer cut is from Wall Decor and More.  I love this dancer, she looks so graceful and is only 2 layers.  The world shaped like a heart is from Give a Hoot - also only 2 layers.  On the back of the bags is a sticker that has "Good Luck Seniors" and my husband's business logo - Sunsational Beach Vacations.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

V-Day Party Recap

I can't believe how fast the time flew at my daughter's 3rd grade Valentine Party.  The party games were a huge hit with the kids!  We played Cupid Bingo (see the February 14th post here) and every child got to spin the prize wheel.

I had really wanted the craft station since that would have been right up my alley, but even adults don't always play nice.  I ended up with the game station and decide I was going to make it the best station ever.  My daughter told me that her classmates could not stop talking about how great my station was and what a great party planner I am - yep, my station totally rocked!

Here's some pictures from the party:






Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I want to wish all of you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm sorry I've been away for so long (exactly 4 months).  My new (well, not so new anymore) job has kept me so crazy busy that I rarely have time to do much else.

I do have some projects to share with you.  At the beginning of the school year, I signed up to volunteer for the valentine's party for my daughter's 3rd grade class so I've been busy putting everything together.

Tuesday night was spent making candy coated Oreos for my daughter's competitive dance team - I forgot to take a picture, but I hear rave reviews back on them.

Last night we made and decorated 100 mini donuts (some donuts were "injured" during this process). 



Treat toppers were next.  The owl is from CAC2 cut at 2".


I'm hosting the Valentine Party with 2 other moms.  I took the game station (I wanted the craft station but we won't go into that...)

The game for the party will be Cupid Bingo.  The bingo balls were made with ping pong balls and Cricut Vinyl.  Bingo Cards I created in Excel and the finishing touch are conversation hearts as the card markers.



I was also able to borrow the prize wheel from work and am so super excited about it - what kid doesn't love to spin the wheel and win a prize!  I'll post pictures later - I have to get everything wrapped up and get out the door in a few minutes.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Birthday Dude

The fall months are always extremely busy for me.  Lots to do and only so many weekends to cram it all in.  This weekend was jam packed with events.  Friday was Halloween Hauntings at our public museum where the kids dress in costumes and trick or treat throughout the exhibits.  Our favorite was the creepy corridor which was like a mini-haunted house.

On Saturday, we went to the Carroll University homecoming game, my husband's alma mater.  Just as we got there for the parade it started to downpour.  Luckily we were prepared with umbrellas.  The weather cleared up nicely for kick-off and the sun even came out.

Finally, today (Sunday), we went to our second pumpkin farm this season.  The weather was a tad cold/windy but not too bad.  We had a great time    

Today is also my nephew's birthday and with all of the activities, I hadn't had time to make him a card.  Once we got home, I knew I had to get one put together.  I bought the Cricut Dude cartridge a while back since I knew he'd be outgrowing the cutsie cuts that are on most of the cartridges that I own.

Here's what I came up with:


It will go out in the mail tomorrow - better late than never is my motto these days!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Splish Splash

Wow, I can't believe how fast time flies!  Things have been busy, so there hasn't been much time for crafting the past month although I did manage to finally get a one-page layout done.  


The title is from Animal Kingdom.  Bath is from Baby steps and the adorable bear is from Teddy Bear Parade.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Christmas In July Blog Hop - Anything Goes

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop!  We have a great line-up of talented Cricut crafters who will be sharing their creativity with you today. And, we have a giveaway - a Christmas Village cartridge!  You can earn entries by following and commenting on each of the blogs in the hop. You get one entry for each comment!  Since this is the fourth and final posting of the series, all entries will also be eligible to win the Christmas {Noel} cart on July 31st.

If you arrived here from Brenda's blog you're in the right spot.  If not, you'll definitely want to start at the beginning with Paulette http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/ so you don't miss any of the fabulous projects.  

I was hoping to have more than one project for you this week, but unfortunately life got in the way.  So, the project I'm sharing today is a 12x12 Christmas layout.

Patterned paper is DCWV The Homemade Christmas Stack and DCWV The Heirloom Christmas Stack.

I cut Merry Christmas from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge at 2" in a dark red and a dark grey cardstock.  The red cardstock was slightly offset on top of the dark grey to give a shadow appearance.   The present is cut at 2.5" from the Christmas Solutions cartridge - gold paper was hand trimmed to fit behind the cut out.  Lastly, I cut the ornament at 2.9" from Winter Frolic.  I added some silver stickles and pop dots for dimension.  It's pretty simple right now, so I may come back at a later date and add some more Cricut cuts to the page.



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