Our Little One!

Our Little One!
Baking Cookies with Grandma!

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.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Finally - crafting again

Today I had a couple of hours while my daughter napped.  My mom's birthday is Friday so it was the perfect time to make a quick card!  

I used Mini Monograms for the scalloped circle, a David Tutera card front with the floral cutouts, lime green stickles, a Studio G stamp, American Crafts ribbon, Making Memories flower, and brad from my stash.

It felt great to craft again.  I'm so busy lately with teaching full-time, spending time with my daughter and hubby, and just normal day to day stresses like housework that I never get any time for myself.  I'll have to try to spend at least a little time once a week like I did today.  The laundry can wait!  :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Anniversary Card for my Hubby

I always seem to struggle to make cards for my hubby.  This year I decided to go with something a little different.  I didn't use the Cricut at all on this card, and it came together pretty quickly (which it had to since I was working while my daughter was napping...)

I used a summer DCWV 4x6 stack from several years ago that I had in my stash.  I used a few different color stickles to bling out the fireworks, and on the heart on the stamped image.  The image is a Heidi Grace rubber stamp from a set I've had forever.  I used some Darice baker's twine also.

The fireworks I thought could have two meanings.  First, how I feel about my hubby on our 8th anniversary!  It also reminds me of all of the fabulous fireworks dispays we've seen together.  My favorite?  We had a late dinner at Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World a few years ago.  It was the only time available.  I was a little bummed at first, but loved to be able to watch the fireworks outside from our table!  The stamp reminds me of the statue in Philadelphia - which is where we were when I thought I was pregnant in 2011.  (I took the test a few days later in Virginia.)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Another layout!

While my daughter took an extended nap this weekend, I actually had some time to craft.  While I should be working on her first year album (among other things - I'm sooo behind!) I decided to again work on my pregnancy album.  I really need to just craft and not feel the obligation to finish this album, and to do the pages in order!  I get so little time to myself I stress about really using it in the best way.

I used the Cricut 9 Months Lite cartridge for the title.  I wanted the first page of the first trimester layouts to show what my husband and I were thinking in the very beginning of the pregnancy.  We were driving back from my sister's wedding (from North Carolina to Ohio) and thinking of names.  We ended up using one of the first names on the list!   I'm still not thrilled with the results - I couldn't decide on any patterned papers I liked.  Everything seemed to seriously clash with my dress!  It took me such a long time to finish this page.  Hopefully my daughter will nap well this week to give me more time to craft again!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hoping to Craft Soon, and Some Pregnancy Layouts

Now that school is done for the year, here's hoping I'll have more time to craft!  I spent some time yesterday trying to reorganize a little... I have to craft in my dining room which makes it difficult.  Also making things difficult - my one year old who is lately fighting naps, giving me even less time!  

Here are a few layouts I made but never posted - before my daughter was born.  I pulled the album out and am thinking of ideas to try to finish it soon.  Sorry for the not-so-great pictures. 

I used my Cricut, and the 9 Months cartridge for the pregnancy test.  I can't remember what font I used for the title page.  I used stickles on the pregnancy test, and tons of primas and brads.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Onesie Card

One of my co-workers is having a baby boy in August.  We had a baby shower at work for her on Friday.  

I love the onesie cards Jen C. designed using Design Studio over on the Cricut mb.  Unfortunately, I loaned my Expression to a friend along with the George cartridge I would need to make the card.  I used the onesie on the New Arrival cartridge.  I simply welded two together to make a card.

I kept it simple - stamping a Stampendous lion and coloring it with colored pencils.  I also used a Studio G stamp for the sentiment and a couple of buttons.  The patterned paper is from my stash.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Card

I needed a somewhat fast Easter card to send to my father-in-law and stepmother-in-law.  I wanted to include a picture of their granddaughter.  Here's what I came up with!

The patterned paper is actually from the DCWV baby girl 4x6 stack.  I used repositionable tabs for the back of the picture so they can remove and save it. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

My nephew's 1st birthday card

My nephew turns one next week!  It's so hard to believe!  My daughter will be one in a few weeks too!

The theme for his birthday party is dogs, so I thought this was appropriate.  I used mycutsearch.com to find the perfect dog.  I used the one on Create a Critter 2.  I used the birthday hat that actually went with the monkey.  Googly eyes and stickles finished off the birthday dog.
I just realized that I should have put a 1 somewhere on the card... I may go back and try to find a way to add it, or I may just leave as is.  What do you think? 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Hubby!

I created a simple card for my husband's 32nd birthday today! He spent the day away from home unfortunately. He's staying busy! Since he's coaching and managing some organizations I went with a coaching theme. I thought about cutting out a softball from one of my Cricut cartridges but decided against it. 

The paper is "Black Magic" by Co'rdinations. I used a Darice embossing folder and sanded to make the blue show through. I added yellow ribbon and used a Studio G stamp for the message. (His team colors are blue and gold).

Monday, February 25, 2013

My little one!

I can't believe she's 10 1/2 months old! Time really does fly! She's "cruising" holding onto things and crawling so fast! It will only be a matter of time until she's walking!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Card!

I had a chance today to create something, for the first time in FOREVER! My little one (who's 10 months old now - hard to believe!) was napping, so I started hubby's Valentine's Day card. I was able to finish while she played.
No Cricut on this one. (I lent my E and almost all of my cartridges to a friend...) I used a Sizzix (Valentine Set #2) embossing folder, a Studio G stamp, some ribbon from my stash, and some pink Stickles. I kept it simple. It was so much fun to make! I'm hoping to be able to craft more now that my daughter is a little older and more independent.