Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Retirement Cards!

Hello everyone!  Well, another school year is about to come to an end (only 18 school days left), and with it there are sometimes many changes.  Our school is "losing" two awesome teachers, as they begin their journey into retirement!  Now... I love my job... but, I can't help but feel a bit envious over their new freedom!  On another note one of the retiring teachers, Jan, is the one who sold me her "barely used" Cricut Explore Air!!!!  I am in love with the possibilities of this new machine, but also overwhelmed with how to use Design Space, etc.  I was so used to my Gypsy and my Cricut Expression that now it seems to take me forever to cut anything.  I know I'll get used to it, and I do love what this baby can do!  :)  Anywho, I was asked to make their retirement cards and these little beauties are what I came up with...  Hope you enjoy!

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge- anything goes
Pile it On- garden creatures
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge- things with wings
PDE Linky Party- anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door- anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge- things with wings

A7 sized card (went with this one because so many people needed to sign it)
Country Life- strawberry, flowers
Walk in My Garden- stems
Create a Critter- bee
Cuttlebug- swiss dots, wood grain
Peachy Keen Stamps- The Moodies Face Assortment
My Craft Spot stamps- Jar Basics (mason jar)
Scrappy Mom Stamps- Filled With Love
Stickles- star dust
Embossing powder/VersaMark Ink
Transparency film (for an overhead projector)

Everyone seems to really be enjoying these cards, and we can't wait to show them to our two retiring friends!  They will be missed, but we're excited for them!  :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bee-U-Tiful Birthday Card for Grandma!

Hello everyone!!!!  I'm still here, ha ha!  It's been so hard for me to post, but I have made a lot of things, taken pictures of all of them, AND wrote down the directions for making them...  they've just never been posted...  So much has been happening, especially seeing as it's been a year since I posted last!  One big thing that my husband and I did was move.  It's still in my same little town, but we are in love with our new house!  We hope it will be our forever home, but it was still a little bittersweet to let the old house go.  It's also been weird crafting in a new space, but I think I've got the hang of it!  I told my hubby that I really, REALLY want to start crafting more and posting on my blog again!  Hopefully he'll let me slip away from his side occasionally, so that I can accomplish that goal!  :)  Anywho, it felt really good to make this card and find some challenges that I can enter it into, so here it goes...

Pile it On- stitching
Simple Create Too- be funny (or in this case, punny)
Seize the Birthday- birthday card
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday Challenge- anything goes
Bitten by the Bug 2- bulb flowers (I used tulips)
PDE Linky Party- anything goes
Cardz TV- use a butterfly, bird, or bee
Mojo Monday- use the sketch

 4" square card
Create a Critter- bee cut at 2.52"
Walk in my Garden- tulips cut at 3.71"
Wedding- banner cut at 1.24"
Cuttlebug- swiss dots
Hero Arts Stamps- birthday messages
My Pink Stamper Stamps- Punny-licious
Peachy Keen Stamps- The Moodies Face Assortment
Stickles- star dust, yellow
Glossy Accents

That's all folks!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and I really do hope to see you again soon!  :)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Birthday Card for Dad!

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday!!!!  I'm so glad that the weekend is finally here!  The arrival of May has brought some pretty HOT weather our direction...  It was over 90 degrees today!  But the arrival of May also brings my dad's birthday!  Today is officially his day and grandma calls him her "little May basket".  I always thought that was cute!  :)  Dad loves getting a homemade card from me, so I went to town on creating this little ol' thing!  I have a harder time making masculine cards, but I'm pretty pleased with this one.  :) 

Freshly Made Sketches- use the sketch, keep it fresh and clean
Seize the Birthday- birthday card, "extra toppings" create your own background
Through the Craft Room Door- Anything Goes



Jillibean Soup stamps- Birthday (sentiment and tag)
ColorBox ink- chestnut
Stamp n Stuff embossing powder- red tinsel
A la Mode sparkle embossing powder
Versamark Ink
Foam tape

Hope you enjoy!  Happy Birthday Dad!!!  :)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Housewarming Card and Gift for my Parents!!! :)

Hello everyone!  :)  My parents just moved into a new house, and I am so excited for them!  Their new house is beautiful!!!!!!!!  They are back in town, instead of up the mountain, so it's much easier to swing by and visit with them now.  I knew I wanted to get them a little housewarming gift and make them a card, but I wasn't quite sure what to do for them.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and I know that they really enjoyed their gift and card...  and that's what really matters!  :)

Crafty Calendar Challenge- add a sentiment
Crafty Sentiments Designs- anything goes
Simply Create Too- no stamped or digital images
{PIN}spirational Challenges- anything goes

Winter Frolic- branch and birdhouse cut at 3.05"
Cuttlebug- leafy tree trunk (Darice)
Sentiment- from my computer "home" Janda Stylish Script font size 20, "tweet" Things We Said font size 20
Stickles- star dust, black diamond

Here is what I ended up doing for them as a gift.  I found a cute basket at Cost Plus World Market, a dish towel, green tea, coffee, two sugar-free syrups, and I made them homemade blueberry scones.  They are THE BEST scones!!!  Once I discovered this recipe, I never use any other one!  Give them a try, you won't be disappointed...  :)   

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit!  :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Grandma!!!! :)

Hello everyone!!!!  Happy Spring!  I don't know how it is in your neck of the woods, but here in California we are having VERY warm days.  Not my favorite type of weather, but we are getting by just fine!  Also, it just means we get to barbeque a little earlier...  ;)  Okay, I'm getting way off topic...  Yesterday was my grandma's 84th birthday!  I made her this card and I made her a birthday cake!  Grandma always makes the cake for everyone's birthday, soooo this time she got to just sit back and enjoy the cake!  Love you grandma!!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Sister Act Card Challenge- anything goes
Seize the Birthday- anything goes birthday
Scrappy Moms Stamps- pink and yellow color challenge
Fusion Card Challenge- picture and/or sketch (I chose to incorporate both)

A2 sized card
George and Basic Shapes- oval cut at 3.87"
From My Kitchen- cupcake cut at 2.81"
Cuttlebug- Swiss dots, argyle
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Sweet Somethings
Action wobble
Liquid pearls- white opal
Washi tape

There it is folks!  Grandma sure did love it, so I would call this one a success!  :)  Hope to be back soon, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Birthday Card for My Sister! :)

Hello again!!!!  Today was my first day back at work after Christmas vacation...  Not fun to get up early, but very fun to see the kiddos again.  They were so excited to be back at school today!  They said it felt like they had been gone for 3 years!  :)  Anywho, I am back with another card today!  YAY!  This card is going to be given to my sister for her birthday later this month.  And, of course, I'm going to enter this into a few challenges...

Seize the Birthday- anything goes birthday, extra theme: party
Fusion Card Challenge- combine the sketch and the inspiration picture
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge- anything goes

A2 sized card
Birthday Bash- bird cut at 2"
George and Basic Shapes- oval cut at 4.41", triangles cut at W 0.95" x H 1.10"
Independence Day- gold background pennant cut at 6.88"
Cuttlebug- distressed stripes, Swiss dots
Peachy Keen Stamps- Animal Faces Medium
Sentiment- Vintologie
Glossy Accents

That's all folks!  Have an awesome day!  :)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hey, Cupcake Card

Hello everyone!!!!  It's been a very long time since I have been on here!!!!  It has not been a long time since I was in my craft room, but I haven't had any time to sit down and post what I've been making...  I have been taking pictures of all the cards, crafts, etc. so hopefully I can post them soon.  For today I have a card that I want to enter into a few challenges.  It felt so good to be making a card for challenges again!  I have missed it, and I have missed posting on my blog.  I really do hope to be better about it!  :)

Bitten by the Bug 2- use your favorite Cricut cut (I love this cupcake)
Die Cuttin' Divas- sketch challenge
Scrappy Moms Stamps- sugar rush "sweet" project


A2 sized card
Sweet Treats- cupcake cut at 2.76"
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Sweet Somethings stamp set
Peachy Keen Stamps- Everyday Character Face Assortment
Washi tape
Stickles- star dust
Small brads

There it is!  Hope you enjoy it, and I am looking forward to posting again soon!  :)