Thursday, July 30, 2009


Hello Bloggers:  
I have been painting my craft room so that I can finally get it to that stage of total creativity.  I have painted it a beautiful blue color.  I will be posting my final pics when I get it all together.  Wish me luck.  I don't have much time being that I will be back at work on about 2 weeks.  I guess getting the painting part out the way was the easy part.  All I have to do now is put everything in.  Until next time...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wedding Bliss

Designed this card for a love theme swap. The card was cut out with the Potpourri Basket Cricut Cartridge. The bride and groom die cut is also from this cartridge. I cut this card in black and white so that I could cut out the white swirl to paste on the black swirl to give some contrast. The stamp is from the $1.00 bin at Michael's and the DP and ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

Friendship Is So Important

I created this card for a card swap.  The theme was bling, bling.  So, I placed small rhinestones in the middle of the flowers on the branches.  The circle branch was cut with the cricut expression from the StoryBook Cartridge.  The background in Green Galore was embossed with the circle folder from Cuttlebug.  I used the ticket punch to give a little edge on the corners of the only orange and green galore mats.  The DP is Rainbow Sherbert.  I really like this card.  At first I wasn't too king about it, but it's pretty neat.  I'll try this layout with some other DP and see what it turn out to look like.  Thanks for visiting.  I'll try to keep up with my blog for now on.  

Friday, July 24, 2009

Doggy Love

Kenobe is my little man.  He is definitely spoil.  My little sister says he thinks he's a real boy.  To me, he is.  Sometimes I think he takes it too far.  I was looking for him one day and found him laying on my pillow.  He actually had his head laying on my pillow.  I couldn't believe this.  So, I had to take a picture of this, because my friends wouldn't believe me.  

Soccer Fan Treat Toppers

Hello Bloggers.  I created this topper for one of my students who was having a summer birthday.  She absolutely LOVES soccer and Texas A&M.  So, I created these little treat bags for her.  I used the white lunch bags from Wal-Mart and cut them down, created the topper and tied it all together with soccer ribbon.  I created the tag using the Wilton Tags and she was so excited when she saw her name printed on the tags.  She had a ball.  All of her friends are Longhorn Fans so this was a kicker for her.  

Graduation Gift Card Holder

My friend received her degree in Education and aspire to become a teacher, so I thought this would be a cute gift card holder.  I told her that this would be the smallest backpack she'd carry once she started teaching.  She thought it was the cutest.  I forgot to add the ribbons on the front flap.  This was my first time making the backpack and I made it in an hour.  It was really hard, but i'll try again, because it is the cutest.

M&M Chocolate Favors

These were also made for the same wedding.  She wanted to use green and chocolate M&M to go with her theme.  I cut the toppers at 4" and folded at 2", scalloped the edges, used MS Word to create the labels, and placed them on a scalloped circle.  They were really cute.

Apple and Chocolate Wedding Favors

I made these wedding favors for a lady in my church.  Her wedding was apple and chocolate.  I used the Cricut Design Studio to add the couples initials and the hearts to the flap of the favor.  I scored the CS to make a little box, added a small candy bag filled with kisses and pulled it all together with ribbon.  They were absolutely divine.

Lady Bug Friendship

Created this card for a card swap.  We had to use punches, so I created a lady bug with 1 1/4 circle punches for the body, 3/4" for the head, and 1/8" punches for the spots.  Not really hard to make.  I also used my Storybook Cartridge to create the background.