Sunday, May 12, 2013

Circleville NSD 2013 - The Crazy B's Challenge (button, brad, bling and a baby)

My entry for the Cricut Circle NSD Crazy B's Challenge.

The baby is from the Baby Steps cartridge.
The bling is the the pearls on her hair bows and the crystal microbeads on her bib.
Three pastel colored brads and
One translucent pink button complete the challenge.

Circleville 2013 NSD~ Go Big or Go Home! Challenge

Here's my entry for the Go Big or Go Home! Challenge.  A few years back we had some gorgeous fall colors in our neighborhood.  They were so spectacular that I just had to capture some pictures.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Here's another card!  This one was a sketch challenge.

I made this card for my 7 yo daughter - she had team dance auditions today and she made it to the next competitive team!  This is such an accomplishment since she's only been in competitive dance for a year and all  of the other girls on her current team, who have been taking competitive dance much longer, stayed at the same level.  I am so proud of her passion and all of the hard work it took her to make it to the next level.

Circleville NSD Celebration! Ease On Down The Road

Another project for the Cricut Circle NDS challenges.  I'm quickly running out of time to submit any more projects, but I've definitely been having fun getting some accomplished and stepping outside of my crafting comfort zone.

This one is an Easel Card.  I still have the sentiment to add to the bottom, but will be waiting until I decide the lucky recipient of the card.

CIRCLEVILLE NSD 2013~It's All About Perspective

I've wanted to use this cute from Nate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge for the longest time.  Today it dawned on me that this cut would be perfect for the Cricut Circle NSD - It's All About Perspective Challenge.

I cut the base layer 4 times and trimmed the boots out of it 3 times. On the boot furthest away, I just layered the cardstock boots to add some extra dimension letting it pop a slight bit away from the cattails and on the closest boot I trimmed the boots apart and used pop dots to bring it closer to the front. For the umbrella, I inked the edges and used pop dots in the middle but glued down the bottom and the edges to give it a curved appearance. I completed the cut by covering the boots with diamond glaze to give them a shiny rubber look.


This challenge for NSD is to simply choose 3 elements in a row to complete a project!

I chose to use the last row - use a flower, buttons and ribbons.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Another Teacher Appreciation Gift

I have another teacher appreciation gift to share with you.  My daughter and I decided to make a pencil vase similar to some I had saw online.  We went to Dollar Tree and bought a drinking glass and 3 packs of pencils for a total cost (without flowers) of $4.  I put the hot glue on the glass and my daughter affixed the pencils.  I think it turned out fabulous!

We also purchased Water Beads from Michael's in order for my daughter to more easily transport this to school and not have to worry about spilling water from the vase.  Water Beads are polymer beads that hold and then slowly release water over time.

We added colorful flowers, a ribbon from my stash and a cut handwritten tag that said "Thanks for helping me bloom."

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thank You Cards

Today I'm sharing some Thank You Cards that I needed to make.  They're pretty simple because I needed to make them rather quickly and wanted something nice but not too whimsical.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Circleville NSD 2013 -- What's It Owl About? Challenge

Here's another project created for a Cricut Circle NSD Challenge.  The challenge was to use an owl cut.

This owl is cut from Kate's ABCs at 3".  Patterned paper is from DCWV The Green Stack Mat Stack.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Circleville NSD 2013 - Did-I-MENSION? - Challenge

The Cricut Circle challenge was to use one of our Cricut carts to create a box, bag, etc.  Quite a while back, I just HAD to have the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge.  I saw all of the great projects everyone was making and had all these great ideas of creating boxes to hold cupcakes and treats for every imaginable event.

Well, as you can imagine, I purchased the cart but never used it (gasp)!  It seemed like a great idea but really, when was I ever going to have the time to bake treats AND create the box for them.  Well, I can finally say that I've now actually used the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge - not only for this challenge, but it will also double as a super cute box to hold cookies for my daughter's teacher in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Yippee!  I just love it when my projects can multi-task!

Here's what I have so far.  I'm still deciding if I want to add some more bling to it.

The patterned paper is from DCWV - Serenity Stack.  All other paper is from my stash.  You can't tell in the picture, but the rook is made from paper with a metallic sheen to it.  The cuts were inked with numerous colors of Distressed Inks.  The box is topped off with a note that says "Thanks for making me one smart cookie."  Now I just have to decide what kind of cookies to put in the box.

Thanks RockinRenee for a great challenge and a way for me to finally use my lonely Sweet Tooth Boxes cart!

Monday, May 6, 2013


Hi Everyone!

Over on the Cricut Circle MB an amazing group of members put together some challenges for National Scrapbooking Day over the weekend.  The weekend was too busy for me to be able to participate but luckily most of the challenges have been left open for a while.  

This challenge was to create a project using a barnyard animal.  I've wanted to use this rooster from Just Because Cards for a while so I decided to use it today to create a card.

Patterned paper is Recollections - Bold Basics paper pack.  All other paper is from my scraps.  Rooster is cut at 6".

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Projects

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  I didn't see anything come out from my daughter's school (which is very unusual), but I still wanted to do something to celebrate it.

Today I'm sharing 2 of the projects that we did.  The first uses the pint sized mason jars.  We separated the M&Ms by color and layered them into the mason jars.  Then attached a saying that we found on the internet.  There are 10 jars in total so that my daughter can also give one to each of her encore teachers (Spanish, Art, PE, Music) as well as the principal and vice principal.

We purchased 2 really big bags of M&Ms and noticed after we sorted each bag that we had a lot of the  blue, green and orange ones but significantly less of each of the red, brown and yellow ones - even though, they still turned out nice and colorful.

For the next project, we attached a printable found on the internet to her teacher's favorite soda.  A very quick and easy project.

I'll be posting more teacher appreciation projects later this week.