Monday, June 25, 2012

Cars Birthday Card

The son of some friends of the family has his 5th Birthday Party on Sunday.  He loves Cars and this year's theme was Cars 2, so I cut out Lightning McQueen and the checkered flags from the Cricut Disney Cars Cartridge.

Even at 4" many of the pieces for Lightning wouldn't cut properly, so I wrote in the 95 on the side of the car and by the front light.  The Rusteze emblem also had some cutting issues - the z wouldn't cut cleanly no matter what I did so I just worked with what I had.

Even with all of the issues, I feel that it turned out really well.  Hopefully the next time I have to cut one of these out I'll be able to cut it substantially bigger!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Last Day of School Backpack Note

As some of you may know, I started making backpack notes for my daughter when the school year started  back in September.  She doesn't take a cold lunch, which is why they are backpack notes instead of lunch box notes.

The goal was to try and make one for her every school day.  Although I started out strong, I did end up missing a few days throughout the school year and started to burn out at the very end.  I did rally again for the last week of school; and for the very last one, I made the biggest one of all - over 11".  I used the Everyday Paper Doll cartridge and cut out a graduation girl. . .for my daughter graduating from First Grade.  I cut the hair from the cartridge but then trimmed it by hand to look more like my daughter's hair.  On the back of the cut out, I included a picture of her bedroom door where she has taped up many of the backpack notes that I have made for her throughout the year and told her how very proud I am of her and all that she has accomplished. 

Here's a picture of her bedroom door with her collection of backpack notes.  I always ask her if the one I gave her that day is her favorite and she replies. . .No mama, they're ALL my favorites!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Busy, Busy

Hi Everyone!

I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post.  Geez how the time flies!

I wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about y'all -  just been busy, busy with life.  Memorial Day, Last day of school, husband and daughter both with birthdays in June, add to that Father's Day plus lots of stuff to get done at work and a month goes by in a flash.  Oh, and some really exciting news - my daughter tried out for a competitive dance team and was selected to be on the Junior Prep team.  She was very excited but with that comes 3 days a week of dance practice as they learn 4 competitive routines and have to attend various parades and community events.  Saturdays are ballet - doesn't she look just like a real ballerina!?!?

I hope to post a project or two this weekend - I'm trying to get a card done for a birthday party on Sunday.