Friday, August 28, 2009

Shamelessly scraplifted Teacher Gifts

This is 100% scraplifted from the Cricut Message board I wanted to make sure that she got credit for my shameful scraplift of even her font!!!!! I did put different things in the bottle but that is about the only difference! I loved these when I first saw them and the teachers loved them!

I filled them with post-its, paper clips, hand santizer, chocolate kisses, floss sticks, and mints. These would make any gift giving very fun! Go and check out the link to see how it all fits in!!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day of school Treats

I love my paper crimper and I got it at a thrift store for .25!!!! YEAH thrift stores!!!!

I made these for the kids with 2 mini twix bars in them. They were super easy and a last minute thing that I thought would be fun for their lunches. I should have made a cute tag and attach it but I didn't even start thinking about making those until after 11 pm and I just wasn't up for it! I think they liked it anyway!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Catch a Wave~ Vellum Challenge

This week at Pratical Scrappers we were challenged to use vellum. I have a ton of vellum and I knew that I wanted to use this picture of my son Trevor at the beach this summer. (I know it is kind of hard to tell but I posted a close up of his head so you could see him...) My awesome sister Tracie took this picture! She rocks!

I had many ideas of how I wanted this layout to look and I went through a few sheets of vellum before I gave up the crazy idea I had and went simple. I used the George cartridge from the Cricut for the oval journaling. (I made the words in Microsoft word with word art). I also used Lifes A Beach for the waves on the top of the picture cut 3 times and then stickled. I used Graphically Speaking for the "Catch a wave"also cut several times and then layered. Then the big wave was cut in vellum. I LOVE how the Cricut cuts vellum by the way! If you haven't tried it you should!

The paper is from last years Summer Stack. I am sad that summer is over (my kids go back to school in a few hours!) but I am excited for the new school year! Hope your summer was fabulous!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

"50 sucks"

We went to a surprise 50th Birthday Party today and I made him this sucker boquet. I saw this idea on the Cricut Message board awhile ago and I LOVED IT! It was super easy to make but turned out really cute! I used the Mickey Font with my Design Studio so I could weld the words and only use 1 skewer.

The message board also had a "75 blows" made with bubble gum... cute, cute ideas is why I LOVE the message board!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thinking of You

I saw a card on aplaceformycards made by Jeannie Phillips and I fell in love with her card. Mine is a super simplified version of her amazing card.

I made this for a friend who was just in an accident and is now in the burn unit. This just totally reminds me of her! I used the cuttlebug for all of the music notes. The paper is a pack from Costco and it has beautiful, thick, DOUBLESIDED cardstock. I really like using it! I also used lots of Chestnut Roan ink. The thinking of you stamp is a 1.oo stamp that I think I got at JoAnns. I used Storybook Cartridge for the name plate. Hope she knows that I am thinking of her!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009



Steph is giving away $150.00 gift certificate to a store of your choice!!!!! You have until Friday 28th to enter!!!! While you are there check out her creations...pretty amazing!She is a designer for the CuttleBug Spot! Also another super cute blog! here is stephanies blog:

Good Luck!

Also has a ton of blog candy and one of them is the Zutter Dreamkutz! I love that thing!!!! go check it out! You have until the end of the month!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

So Tweet

Out side

I found this super cute stamp from Imaginisce and I knew that I wanted to pair it with the super cute birds from the cricut cartridge Home Decor. The branch is also from Home Decor. I made this when I was on vacation and so I think I am going to try to make this again with different paper so it is not so simple... maybe I'll try it this weekend. Looks like I am REALLY into pink and green right now!!! Several of my last projects are in that color scheme!!!! I am working on a layout right now that is NOT pink and green! I know it is a miracle!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Summer in the Park

This is my oldest daughter when she was 5. I loved this picture of her at the park. I used stickers by Provo Craft for the title and the journaling.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tutu Cute

I have been trying to get these pictures done for 5 years! I just was worried I would never do them justice because they were just too cute, but our challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use at least 3 stickers. I some pictures in mind for what I wanted to do but my computer is having major problems and so I wasn't able to download them. That forced me to use pictures that I already had printed out. I picked up Samantha's dance recital pics and decided that it was time. I am still sure that they deserve a better layout but at least they aren't getting dusty sitting in a box like they were!
The paper is Basic Grey. I used Alphalicious (Short Stack feature) for the title. The stickers (I love the 5...6...7...8...) are from Creative Imaginations. The rhinestones swirls are from Prima. The pearls are also from Basic Grey.
You should go and check out what the other ladies at PS did! Pretty amazing stuff! Click HERE!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sadie Bug~ Practical Scrappers

This is my first submission for the new Design Team I am on from Practical Scrappers. We had to use at least 5 eyelets. Pretty simple task, but that left a lot of room for anything I wanted to do! I had a ton of ideas but I settled on a trail of eyelets going from a cute pink ladybug. We have always called my daughter "Sadie Bug" so this lay out was fitting for her! Go and check out the other designers! There are great ideas on how to use all of those eyelets you have in your stash!

I used Doodle Charms Cartridge for the lady bugs and Alphalicious for the font. The paper is all from Stampin' Up. Thanks for stopping by!