Our Daughter December 2013

Our Daughter December 2013
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nephew's Birthday

 
So today was another snow day for me - our 10th this winter!  My nephew's second birthday is in a couple of weeks so I took this chance to craft!

I found the "Hoppy Birthday" sentiment last weekend when I was looking for a regular happy birthday and just knew what I had to do with it!  The stamp comes from the "Punny-licious" My Pink Stamper set.  I cut the frog from the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter 2 (there's also one on Create a Critter, but I liked that this one had the heart).  The 2 is from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.  I looked through my stickers/thickers first but couldn't find a number 2 that I liked (some were too big, some were too small, etc.)  The background is Cuttlebug Polka Dots, again that I already had embossed in my stash.  


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sister's Birthday

My sister's birthday is 8 days after my husband's, so I also finished a really quick card for her today.  I again went to my stash of embossed card fronts, this one also from a Cuttlebug folder (A2 - I can't remember the name and don't have time to search my stash at the moment.)  I used a q-tip to apply white ink to make the saying "pop."  (I otherwise would have embossed using the Core'dinations paper.  I decided to use this since it was already done).  Somehow I managed to (with my ATG) glue the card front just a little off on the left side.  It bugged me, but I knew ATG is super sticky... so instead I used my Threading Waters punch to add a border.  

One more card to make for my nephew's second birthday at the end of March.  I was playing around with stamps and found a My Pink Stamper stamp with "hoppy birthday" that I am thinking of using with a frog for the front of the card.  We'll see how much later my daughter naps today...

Hubby's Birthday

My husband's birthday is on Monday so I thought I'd finish a quick card this weekend while the little one naps.  I found a few ideas on Pinterest, including this one from Vintage Page Designs.  I loved the idea of the Washi tape present, especially since I feel like a Washi tape collector and haven't used it much!  The ribbon is from American Crafts and the banner is from the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter 2.  The stamp is from the Inkadinkado "Collaged Expressions" set.  The background I believe is from a Cuttlebug folder (Polka Dots maybe?)  I found it already embossed in my stash and just cut it down to use it.  (Polka Dots is a 5x7 folder which would explain why I had to cut it down to A2 size before adding it to my card.

Here's the pin of the original that I scraplifted.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/267260559111294991/

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine's Day Card

For hubby's Valentine's Day card I scraplifted an idea I saw on Pinterest (designed by Corri Garza www.buglvr.blogspot.com).

I couldn't believe that I didn't have a hot air balloon on any cartridge I owned!  (I always check mycutsearch to see what I have.)  I've been wanting the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge, and when it was on sale for $19.99 I knew I had to have it for this card!

I used a Core'dinations Spotted stack for the pink for the balloon and heart, some patterned paper for the flags, and the Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge for the clouds. The stamp is from a My Pink Stamper set.  I used baker's twine for the ropes and a small heart punch for the heart for the basket.  The card itself wasn't rounded, and I couldn't find one I liked on any of my cartridges.  I just cut around the top of the card.  It's imperfect, but I love how the card turned out!  

With the winter we're having here in Cleveland (another 3-6 inches of snow and another snow day for me!) I thought the idea of flying away somewhere warm would be perfect for hubby's card.  We should see 50 degrees by Thursday... this winter has been ridiculous!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dad's Birthday Card

I feel like I'm on a roll.... Today was another "snow" day for me and I was able to finish my dad's birthday card.

I kept it simple.  I used some Washi tape for the side, the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Cricut Once Upon a Princess for the phrase, stickles on the present, and a small rhinestone for the i.  


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Thank you cards

Being on winter break I decided to try to craft.  I needed to make thank you cards to send out.  I found an awesome idea from Sabriolet Designs that I very loosely scraplifted.  I'm pretty happy with the results!

Here is the link to my inspiration.  Her cards are way better!
http://sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/12/im-so-grateful-and-thankful.html

I did go back after I took the pictures and added more Stickles to the brads in the center of each flower.

I used my Cricut Gypsy for the "thanks" from Sesame Street Seasons and Cindy Loo.  The top note is from Elegant Edges.  I love using my Gypsy to get everything sized just right before I cut. The papers are mainly from a DCWV holiday stack I got last Christmas, and some paper from an Autumn Leaves stack.  The flowers are from my stash. 






Saturday, December 21, 2013

Grinch Pills

I came across this idea on Pinterest!  I found a printable on a blog (Make Time 2 Craft).  Here's the link:  http://www.maketime2craft.com/2012/12/grinch-pills-and-santa-cookie-toppers.html

I printed the poem, attached to paper from a DCWV 4x6 stack and Provocraft red tape to attach the cardstock to the 3x3 bag.  I made these for the other teachers at my grade level this year.  They loved it!  If I'd had more time I would have been a little more crafty... this is what I came up with quickly to give out the next day.