Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher's Appreciation Card and Gifts

Hello, everyone!  I know it has been a while since you have heard from me.  To make a long story short, I have had a sick family member that was in the hospital for 2 weeks and my daughter lost a classmate.  I have been trying to spend as much time with my kiddos and be sure that I give them as much of my time and attention they need.  We have also been busy with field trips.  Today, I am sharing cards and treats that I have made for my kid's teachers ( I made a total of 10 cards and each of the cards are made to reflect the subject of each teacher and 10 treat bags).  I used my new toy, Cameo to create my cards and treat toppers. 
I used a trifold step card from the Silhouette Store to create the card.  I used the apple and the embossing on the Muse Card as inspiration. 
The multi-colored rosette on the card is actually a pin, I made for their teachers to wear.  The tickets are cut and stamped from a Die-Namics set.  The yellow horizontal strips are embossed with numbers.  I also used a fancy die and stamp from Jaded Blossom for the sentiment and for the kids to sign.
Each one of their teachers will get one of either a Smarties or York Mint Patty treat bag.  I used Jaded Blossom stamps for the treat bag toppers. 
My kids just loved the card and treats for their teachers.  They can't wait to give these to their teachers tomorrow.  I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by.  Please take some time to stop by and check out the Muse Card Challenge.  Thanks again for stopping by and if you aren't already a follower please consider following my blog.  See you soon.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Cute Little Easter Card

Hello everyone!  Hope everyone is having a great day.  Today I am sharing an Easter card I made today.
I used the CAS(E) this Sketch for a start.
 I used two dies from My Creative Time to cut the egg shell and chick (I cut the egg to look cracked) and I used a trimming from a leaf die,by My Creative Time, to create a little bit of feather on the top of the chick's head (you can barely see this).  The chick comes out of the egg shell and is stamped with a sentiment and I used a portion of a stamp from the My Creative Time stamps & die set to stamp the face on the chick.  You can see this below.
I have placed a magnet on the back of the chick so that someone can place this on their refrigerator, if they would like.  The sentiment that is stamped on the card is from Jaded Blossom.  I loved the way this card turned out and I will be placing it in the mail tomorrow.  I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping  by to take a look at this card today.  If you enjoyed this card, please browse my other posting and consider becoming a follower.   Thanks again.

I will be submitting my card into the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #20

Charisma Cardz Challenge #11 Die Cuts
Cute Card Thursday Easter Parade Challenge #261
DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #105 Easter
In the Pink Challenge #12 Spring/Easter Pink
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #57 Easter
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge Ribbon & Lace
Sincerely Yours Creations Challenge #3+


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Birthday Layout

Hello, everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great day.  Today I am sharing a layout I created for another of my son's birthday, William.  I know, I have  been busy with birthdays this month.  William turned 7 years old yesterday, but his dad had to work so he decided to wait until tomorrow to celebrate.  So tomorrow morning I will be baking a cake for him.  I created a cute layout to celebrate his 7th birthday.
The balloons were cut from the Celebrations Cricut cartridge and the Sentiment, Happy Birthday, was cut from the Paper Lace Cricut cartridge.  I use several dies to cut the tickets and the photo frames.  The tickets were stamped with the coordinating My Favorite Things stamps.  I am submitting this into the following challenges:
Fantabulout Cricut Challenge #153
My Creative Time Designer Challenge Tic Tac Toe ( I used dies, button, patterned paper, hemp/ribbon, machine die cut, burlap for pocket and machine stitching, and there is even some embossing created with the punch used to create the scalloped layer)

Please take some time to stop by and view the designer's projects for each site.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the layout.  Please be sure to become a follower if you enjoyed this and thanks again for stopping by.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Anniversary Card

Hello, everyone!  I know you haven't heard from me in a few days, but my kids have been on spring break and I have been spending some time with them.  My parents have their 40th wedding anniversary at the end of this month and have made a card for them and I am going to share it with you today.   I have used a sketch provided by Cuttlebug Mania and a card from the Muse Challenge for inspiration.  I used the stripes in a horizontal strip and in my flowers from the Muse Challenge for inspiration.  I did not use the blue/green color combination however.
I used the Sizzix Holiday Elegance embossing folder to emboss the cream portion of the card.  I also used my Cuttlebug to cut the flowers and greenery from Tim Holtz dies, the label die (Jaded Blossom die and sentiment) that my sentiment is stamped on and the center circle that is cut with My Favorite Things Circle Stax die.   I tried to use some patterned papers that had ruby or red shades (the traditional gift for a 40th wedding anniversary is Ruby).  I think my parents will love this card.  

I hope you have enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by.  If you like what you see, please consider becoming a follower.  Please be sure to stop by the following links, I am submitting this card into these challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania Sketch Challenge
Muse Challenge #9
Pin and Tack Anything Goes Challenge #7
One Stop Craft Challenge #220
Thanks again.  See you soon!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

3 Ring Circus Layout

Hi!  The past two days have been beautiful here and my kids have started their Spring Break.  Today I am sharing a layout I just completed for my youngest son's first birthday. Wednesday, I made a cake and some cupcakes for Edward's birthday.  When we got finished singing Happy Birthday to him and gave him his cupcake, he was immediately surrounded by siblings that wanted to help him with his cupcake.  He did not eat a bite until they all left him alone with his cupcake.  I was busy loading the dishwasher and then looked over at him and he had dug into his cupcake.  I guess, he couldn't handle all the attention when trying to eat his first cupcake and he needed some alone time with his cupcake. He may my only child that doesn't like to be the center of attention in this three ring circus I call my life.
I used a set from Technique Tuesday for the stamping, I chose this for the title because I got a picture of Edward smiling with chocolate icing all over his face (too cute).  I used the Circle Stax dies from Die-namics to cut the many circles.  The light blue circles were embossed and then inked with Faded Denim ink.  I am going to use the gridded circle for my journaling (which I should have already done).  The largest circle is for his picture.  I used My Creative Time dies for the cupcake.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the layout.
I am submitting this into the weekly Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge-89, --you were two use three different designer paper on your project.  I think I actually used four from my pack.  I had a lot of fun with this and I enjoyed checking out the design teams projects.  You may want to take a look at their work, it was really inspiring.  If you are new to my sight and enjoy what you have seen, please become a follower.  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pink and Brown Birthday Card

Hello!  Hope everyone is having a nice day.  It is gorgeous here.  Today, I am sharing a card I created for someone dear to my kids, their grandmother.  :)  They are more excited about her birthday than she is; I am sure.  I used predominately pink and brown colors for this card and I did not use my Cricut at all.  I only used my Cuttlebug to do some embossing and to cut a few dies.  
I used Tattered Flowers and Tattered Leaves for the flower and the small amount of greenery.  The white frame was cut from a My Creative Time die, but it was embossed before cutting.  The tags were also cut from My Creative Time dies.  I also created the large brad that was used for the largest flower with my i-topper tool.  I used a Jaded Blossom stamp to place a sentiment inside the card, seen below.
I am submitting this card into the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge.  Please consider stopping by and checking out the challenge this week.  I hope you enjoyed the card and thanks for stopping by to take a peek.  If you like what you have seen here today, leave me a comment and let me know and please consider becoming a follower.  Thanks again.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Card

Hello!  Today, I am sharing a card that I made for my partents and grandmother; I made two cards exactly the same.  I already have them addressed, just have to put them out in the mailbox.  I used the Muse Challenge #8  card as inspiration ( I will paste a copy of the card used for inspiration at the end of the post).  I used the center cut out and the cording as a guide for me.  My card is St. Patrick's Day themed and I love the way it turned out.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the center white section.  I used pop dots on that section also.  I cut a clover from A Child's Year Cricut cartridge and place it in the center of the circle that I cut out with my new Die-Namic circle stax dies (I got these at Scrapbooker's Emporium and I LOVE them).  Instead of cording, I used green and white twine.  I used a Jaded Blossom stamp from the Luck of the Irish set for the sentiment.    Oh, one more thing I did that is not easily noticed; I placed some vellum beneath the circle cut out.  This muted the pattern beneath it.  Below is the card by Therese Calvird that was the inspiration for the card I created today:
I am submitting my card into the following challenges:
            Muse Member Challenge #8
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at what I have created today.  If you are interested in other St. Patrick's Day themed items please take a look at a few of my other posts.  I have shared my Leprechaun Bait, a layout and another card in the last week or so of posts and if you like what you see, please become a follower and leave a comment.  Thanks again.