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!  :)