Monday, August 26, 2013

1st day of school

Well today is the first day of school.  I work at a elementary school as a cafeteria aide.  I decided to make some things to put up in the cafeteria.  I used the Cricut craft room.  Right now they have the Autumn Celebrations cart you can use for free.  Here is what I made.

I made these about these between 8" and 10".  I have lots of 8½" x 11" sheets of plain colored paper.  I will be working on some fall/Halloween things next.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Birthday card for my sister

My sister Mechele's birthday is tomorrow.  Being a card maker I had to make her a card.  My sister and I are big fairy lovers.  So I went a bit wild on the fairy one.   I know my sister though and I know she will love it. 
 I was at Wal-Mart in the craft section and just happened to notice this fairy.  It was a Jolee's boutique sticker.  It has poseable arms and legs.  I thought she was neat and just had to buy her.  I added some moss and lots of other goodies.  It was fun to make. 
I was making cards for the September's swap and my sister said she liked the colors.  Browns and blues.  She also said she liked birds.  So I pulled out my Cricut mat and made a bird using the Four Legged Friends cart.  The branch came from the Serenade cart.  Just a simple little card for her. 
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Big Jars labeled with vinyl


I made wax tarts and put them in my big jars to grab whenever I want to put a tart in my warmer.  I decided to label the jars using my cricut and some vinyl.  I used the cricut craft room and the Country Life cart.  I cut the text at 1.4.  I only had so many choices on fonts.  This was the best one out of the fonts I had that I thought looked the best on there. 

Enjoy your summer & Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

More August swap cards.

Here are the cards Millie sent to me for the August card swap.

Millie sent me some great cards!  I also love the Birthday day card.  You can never have enough of those in your stash.  Thanks Millie for a wonderful bunch of cards.
Now on to the goodies Millie sent me.

Love the bird charms.  I can always use Thank You's for cards.  Thanks so much Millie!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Cards from Kim

Here are the cards Kim sent to me for the August card swap. 

Kim sent me some very beautiful cards.  Thank you so much!
Here are the goodies Kim sent to me!  Kim fed my paper addiction this month....:-)

Thank you Kim for everything!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August card swap

Wow where did the month of July go?  It just seemed to fly right by.  Well onto the August card swap.  This month I sent out a little something different then a card.  I tried my hand at making them each a layout.
Here is what I sent to Millie.
 Millie has a little kitty named peanut so I thought I would make her a cat layout.  I used pattern papers I got from a Piggy tales warehouse box sale.  I am a sucker for those warehouse box sales.  You can get some neat stuff in them for a great price.  The photo mat in the middle is for a 4"x6" picture.  The Cricut lite cart used was Four Legged Friends. 
The word meow and the yarn ball were cut at 1.5"
The 2 cats were cut at 3"
The little paw prints in the circles were cut at 1"
The heart with the paw print inside was cut at 2.5"
 This card was made using a Penny Black stamp that Kim gave me.  It is called winter fairy.  I just love this stamp.  I made a 5"x7" card with it.  It is a pretty big stamp.  I colored her using Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some stickles to the wings and snowball but it is hard to see in this picture.
Millie loves snowmen.  I picked this little guy up for her.  She really liked it.  She loves all and any kind of snowmen.
I sent Millie and Kim each one of these BoBunny stamps to get them ready and geared up for this coming fall.  Which is coming up fast.  Too fast!
Ok next on to what I sent Kim.
 I did a little boy layout for Kim.  She has 2 nephews she adores.  The picture mat is 4"x6".  I used 2 Cricut carts to make this one.  Nate's ABCs & Create a Critter.
Nate's ABCs is the little boy holding the jar with the bug in it cut at 3.5"
Create a Critter cart cuts:
Sun 3"
Monkey 2.5"
Turtle 1.5"
Bee 2.5"
Clouds 2" & 2.5"
Grass patches 1.5"
The word Cute 2.5"
The vine going down the picture mat is 2 vines welded together.  I used the Cricut cut room to make it.  I forgot to write down what I cut it at though.  Sorry about that.
 I made Kim a card similar to Millie's.  I just used softer colors on Kim's.  No particular reason just wanted to color them different.  It was a fun stamp to color.
For Kim I got her a Sizzix bigz die also.  I got her the stocking.  These dies are awesome because each one comes with a embossing folder.  I also got myself the snowman & stocking.  I can't wait to try them out.  They should make Christmas cards a snap.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and as always Happy Crafting!