Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Bird-day Card for My Sister

Hello everyone!  The card that I have for you today is a birthday card for my sister!  She is the best sister anyone could ever ask for, and I love her very much!!!!!  Happy Birthday Joni!  :)  My sister loves owls, puns, and colorful bling and this card has all of those things!!!!  Woo hoo!  I also wanted to enter some challenges, so I went lookin' and I found some fun ones to enter...  This card meets challenge requirements AND it's perfect for my sister's birthday....  so, I guess you could say it "kills two birds with one stone" (sorry, I couldn't resist, seeing as my card has two birds on it)!  :)  Okay, onto the card...

My Craft Spot- use bling
Paper Playtime- use some brown
The Cuttlebug Spot- use squares
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog- embossing
Mojo Monday- use the sketch


A2 sized card
George and Basic Shapes- rectangle cut at 2.13 x 3.64", squares cut at 1.59"
Hoot 'n' Holler- owls cut at 2.76" (left one), 2.06" (right one)
Wild Card- branch cut at 3.24"
Cuttlebug- wood grain (Papertrey Ink)
Joy's Life Stamps- Wild Life Puns

Okay everyone, hope you like it....  Thanks for stopping by!!!!  :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Retirement Cards & A Cute School Project

Hello!  I am sooo excited that I have a 3-day weekend!  I haven't done much crafting since my Christmas vacation ended, but I wanted to share some cards that I made.  My mom and our family friend, Robin both retired recently, and neither one of them were given a proper party at work, so....  we had a surprise party for both of them last night!  It was so fun, and these are the cards I ended up making for them.  Oh, and at the bottom of this post I just have to share an art project that my students did for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day...

4" square card

Cuttlebug- In Bloom impression plate (Papertrey Ink)
Joy's Life Stamps- Joyful Hearts & Everyday Occasions

Okay, now here is the cutest Martin Luther King, Jr. project!  I found this idea on Pinterest, and I just couldn't resist making it...  My class LOVED making this project, and they loved talking about Martin Luther King.  I showed them a video of his "I Have a Dream" speech and they were mesmerized!  First graders are just too adorable!  :)  The project in the picture is the one that my niece made...

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all have a great weekend!  :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thank You SNOW Much Card

Hello everyone!  I have not been doing anything over the past couple of days!!!  All I have been doing is cleaning, organizing, crafting, etc...  Tomorrow I am getting out of the house, and I am thrilled about it!  I can't believe that I have another card today, and I was able to squeeze it into a few challenges!  YAHOO!!!  Next week I will be back at work, so I won't be able to craft like a maniac (as much)...

Little Scrap Pieces- winter
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog- use your favorite embellishments (mine are Stickles & twine)
Creative Cutter Room- shaped thank you card
Mojo Monday- use the sketch
Go Fish Challenge- snow or winter
My Paper Crafting- snowflakes
Shabby Tea Room- monogram madness & photo inspiration


Wild Card- scalloped card base cut at 5.47"
George and Basic Shapes-  circles cut at 2.29 & 4.65", rectangle cut at 4.06"
Winter Woodland- large snowflake cut at 1.82"
Christmas- smaller snowflakes cut at .65"
Doodletype- "L" cut at 1.71"
Cuttlebug- snowflakes
Joy's Life Stamps- Wintery Puns
Stickles- star dust
Twine- stone

Thank you SNOW much for stopping by!  :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Just My Type Card

Hello and Happy New Year!  Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year's...  Mine was really nice, just spent time with my family.  I am so excited that I actually made a card, AND I'm going to enter it into some challenges!!!!  Woo hoo!  I haven't entered a challenge in almost a year, so I'm excited about this...  :) 

Die Cuttin' Divas- follow the sketch
Cut It Up- use something you wouldn't typically use in paper crafting (I used foil)
Scrappy Moms Stamps- use the Tic-Tac-Toe board (glitter, sentiment, die cuts), they also had a secret phrase on their blog hop "baby New Year"
Little Miss Muffet Challenges- anything goes

Doodletype- typewriter cut at 2.18"
George and Basic Shapes- paper in typewriter cut at 1.82", circles cut at 1.5, 1.75"
Hoot 'n' Holler- heart cut at 1.35"
Cuttlebug- doodle hearts (The Paper Studio)
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Quirky Quotes
Stickles- Christmas red
Aluminum foil

I could not get the aluminum foil to cut in my Cricut, it just kept getting torn to shreds (no matter what I tried)...  So, I just used my ATG gun to attach it to a piece of black cardstock (the cardstock was already in the shape I wanted), then I cut around it with my craft knife.  Hope you enjoyed it, and I'm so glad you stopped by!!!!  :)