Thursday, August 28, 2008


Blog Candy Fun

It is finally time for my 1st BLOG CANDY give away! I am calling it the "pay it forward" blog candy because I won Grammas house of cards blog candy and I wanted to pay it forward! By the way, go and check out Grammas house of cards is AMAZING!

I am giving away....

6 bags of skittles in assorted colors.

1 8x8 paper blog by Provo Craft (one of my favorite companies!) there are 90 sheets in the pack

15 Sheets of Alphabet Stickers from Provo Craft

3 12x12 Page Kits from Top Line Creations (Laugh, Life, and 10 Things)

In order to win you need to leave a comment about something crafty that you could NOT LIVE WITHOUT (like for me it is the Cricut :)

I will use generator to pick a winner on Saturday Sept. 13.

*If you would like to put the word out on your blog that would be appreciated! Can't wait to see your what your favorite things will be!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Birthday Card

The outside
The inside We are going to Southern California this weekend to visit my family and we are celebrating my moms and my nephews birthday so I made my mom a card with Storybook. I LOVE this cartridge! There are so many fun things that are on it! All of the cuts are from storybook and I used the fabulous Martha Stewart punch (this is something that I find myself using on all of my cards lately!). The cockatoo is popped up with pop dots. I made a rub-on for the Happy Birthday Mom. I think she will think it is a fun card. She has a cricut but she is not even close to having the obsession that I have with mine. (which is probably very healthy)

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and look for some BLOG CANDY FUN coming VERY SOON!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Much too long

I have been going crazy getting the kids ready for school and I am also in charge of our "super Saturday" at Church and so I have been making several different crafts like CRAZY! Unfortunately I did not take pictures of any of them (yet). They are at Church for the next 5 week so that everyone can sign up but when I get them back I will post. BUT FOR NOW I made a few thank you cards and I did get a picture of one before they all went out the door.

It is a simple card made with Mini Monograms cart and swiss dot and thank you cuttlebug folders. I have been borrowing a sewing machine (thanks Valerie!) and so I have been sewing like crazy on all of my projects! It is so much fun!

I am going to announce my PAY IT FORWARD BLOG CANDY in the next few days!!! I am seriously behind in getting this out but now I can think and I wanted it to be good Candy fun! So stay posted!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

1st Day of School Crayon Wreath

I wanted to make decorations for the back to school lunch and so I made these VERY EASY wreaths.

I used the middles of 2 embroidery hoops. The big one is 12 inches and the small one is 8 inches.

I used almost all of the 64 pack of crayons to hot glue around the hoops.

I used LOCKER TALK to cut out the scissors at 5 inches and then embossed the bottom of them with silver embossing powder.

I used my black cricut marker to draw my ruler at 3 inches. Then I changed back to my blade and cut out the ruler.

I used the marker again to draw the Report card at 5 inches and then cut it out.
A+ was cut at 1 inch

The word "Trajan" (my children's school) was cut using All Mixed Up with the Design Studio software so I could weld parts of the word and make it smaller than 1 inch.

"Elementary"is Alphalicious.

The apple was cut out with Doodlecharms at 2 1/2 inches.
I glued the things that I had cut onto the wreath and added some curling ribbon and glued the scissors on top of that. You could put your child's teachers name on it instead of the schools name for a really cute 1st day of school gift. I usually give these to my kids teachers at the end of the year but I was not prepared last year so I am doing it now... Better late then never right?