Monday, May 31, 2010

Projects for Teachers

Ok so I know that I should have posted this earlier, but with 4 boys and a hubby things just get away from me. I decided to make some thank you cards for my older boys teachers. This is  a thank you gift for all the wonderful things that they have done through out the year. I made 5 cards for each set so that they could use them for themselves. I am so happy that school is out for the summer. Now we don't have a set schedule to follow, just play time for me and the boys!

My boys had such a great year in school this year. Cody learned to read and it has become one of his favorite things to do. If he goes missing you can always find him suggled on the couch or bed reading a good book. Clay attempted to be in the band this year and played the trumpet. I am not sure if his heart is in it or not. We struggled to get him to practice, but when he did he enjoyed it.

So now onto the projects.
This was made with the Create-a-Critter cart and the stamp set if from Stephanie Barnard. The stamp that is on the front of the card is a special edition stamp that was only available to club members a while back. Check out her site for some wonderful sets. I used SU card stock in white, Really Rust, and Old Olive. The patterned paper is also SU and I believe it is the small pack for level 1 hostess gift.
This is the topper for the clear bag that I put the 5 cards in for the teachers. I just wrote their names in the coordinating marker color from SU and stapled it to the bag.
This is the other pack of 5 cards that I made for the teachers. I used SU card stock again in white, Rich Razzleberry, and Bermuda Bay. I used the Rich Razzleberry ink and a crackle background stamp to make the patterned paper. I was so disappointed. My ink pad grazed the card, but I just left it as a beauty mark.
Not sure what happened to this picture, but I didn't realize it was messed up until after I had given out the card sets so not able to retake the picture. This again is the topper for the clear bag that the card set was put in and stapled on the top with the teacher's name written in Rich Razzleberry.

Hope that you enjoyed this. Please leave me some comments so that I can get better at my creations!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Blog Candy

More Blog Candy for you to check out. It seems lately that all I do is visit other blogs to get inspiration. I found out about Jen Young's blog from Megan at Above Rubies Studio. Head on over for your chance to win some wonderful prizes such as Cricut A to Z DVD, Gypsy A to Z DVD, or Scrapcessories Bottle Caddy. You can find her blog here Young's Scrapping
Hey check out this Blog Candy! What cute flowers.
Nicola's Creations

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Passion for crafts is having another blog candy. Hurry over and check this out it ends on May 27th.

She also has another blog candy which is this one and it ends on May 21st.

Passion For Crafts

Check out this amazing Blog Candy! Debbie has an amazing blog that I just discovered . Please check out her blog and see how creative she is.Passion for Crafts

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Copyright Issues

Ok so I thought that I would post about copyright issues. On the SCAL Hints board on Yahoo groups this has been a hot topic lately. Some people feel as though others have stolen their files. If this is true then sham on them. Please check out the following link to read about copyrights yourself.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Christmas Gift for my Nieces

I made a memory game for my nieces for Christmas this year. It did take me about 2 hours to complete the project, but those of you who are more experienced could get it done alot quicker. I got the idea from Above Rubies Studio. Take a look at Megan's site. She has some amazing things. I used the backs of paper packs for the small squares and added paper to both sides. I then stamped a few of the little cards and also used Cricut carts to make some of the designs. I did not write down the exact supplies that I used so I am sorry for that. I purchased a small unfinished box from Michaels and painted it in pink and lavender and added some sparkles to it. Here are a few of the pictures that I took. I think that it turned out pretty well. Thanks Megan for the video on how to do this.

Everyday Cricut Giveaway!

Hey I wanted to tell everyone about a great giveaway that Everyday Cricut is having. Head on over to Everyday Cricut by May 9th to have a chance to win a Cricut Expression. What a great prize!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Projects for National Scrapbooking Day

I wanted to post a few pictures of the entries I made for the contest that My Pink Stamper had on her bog for National Scrapbooking Day. She had a total of 12 challenges that you could win prizes for. This is the first time that I have ever entered any kind of crafting contest. So please tell me what you think of my cards. I was only able to enter 6 of the 12 because it took me so long to do these 6.

Here is the entry for the Mom's day.

Here is the one for the Colors of the Rainbow


Here is the one for my least favorite Cricut Cart. I used the Simply Sweet cart, cause it is my least used not really my least favorite. I only have about 10 carts and I am pretty new to this.


Here is the entry for Teacher Appreciation

Here is the entry for Monochromatic

The last one I did was for the Critter or Animal challenge

I used paper from Stampin Up and Bazzil. I also used Stampin Up ink and stamps from Stephanie Barnard The {Stamps} of Life. I used Create A Critter and Simply Sweet Cricut Carts and the ribbon I'm not sure where it came from. I tend to buy it when it is on sale at Michael's, Joann's, or Wal-Mart.

Hope that you enjoyed those!
So this is my first post and I hope that this works, because I am not great on the computer. I want to thank the wonderful people over on the Yahoo group SCAL Hints. You have given me so much inspiration and help since I have found this group. I still haven't figured out how to make a SVG so I collect them from the wonderful people who graciously share them. Hopefully one day I will learn this myself.

I tend to stay very busy with my family. My 4 boys are very active and quite a handful. On this blog I hope to show some of my projects that I create and also I will be showing off my 4 gifts from God.