Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014


I recently started to decorate my BlueSky planner with washi tape and stickers. I have seen on a couple blogs and YouTube videos where there blogs are dedicated just on their Filofax, KikiK, or Condren planner. So, her is my simple take on decorating my planner.
The cute panda stickers are from Walmart. I used a EK Success flag punch and washi tape to create the banner.  
Here is how I punched the washi-tape banner:
I placed a strip of washi tape on a post-it. With the tape still on the post-it, I used the banner punch. Very slowly peel the washi tape off the post-it. 
The colored washi tape that I wrote on is from Recollections (Michael's). My pens write well on the washi tape and it is the perfect size for my planner. 

The red plaid  and green polka dot washi tape is from Martha Stewart. The lady bug stickers are from Walmart. 
The stickers I used are from Hobby Lobby; aren't they cute?!

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.
Have a great day!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

October 31, 2014
Organizer Dashboards


Today is my first organizer post. I purchased a BlueSky 5x8 organizer from Target last Summer. I first added a little fox (Create a Critter) in the front cover. 
I created three different page dividers today. First, as the "You are my sunshine" page. I am using it as my page for current pix. 


Second I created a "today" page. I am using it to mark the current day, as well as post any current tasks. 


Third, I created a "create" page. I am using this area for thoughts and ideas for future projects. 


Below, you will find the dimensions for the projects. 

Paper: Joann's Dollar Bin (patterned)
           Joann's Kraft cardstock



Cricut letter measurements:
Cricut font and basic shapes 
heart shape 
C         0.847x0778
r          0.611x0778
e         0.875x0.75    (copy and paste, for two letter e)
a         0.736x0,736
t          0.528x1.25

t          0.472x1.125
o         0.903x0.0819
d         0.903x1.25
a        0.833x0.833
y         0.986x1,361

I first created the letters to match the size above, then I copied it so I would have two copies. I had one copy that I welded with a rectangle and used with Kraft cardstock. The other copy was used to layer on the top of the shapes with a patterned cardstock. 

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend everyone!




Sunday, October 26, 2014

Playing  Catch-up

Good afternoon!
I am posting a few crafts I had made in the last few weeks.
The first one: I used Cricut vinyl to create a Skeleton Day shirt for myself and my daughter. 
A couple weeks ago the school had Storybook Parade. The kids choose a character from heir favorite book and dress-up like the character on parade day. The kids march along the halls and into the cafeteria for everyone to see them dressed up as their character and showing their favorite book. That was their dress-up day. This coming Friday is Halloween and the school will be learning all about skeletons (Skeleton Day). 
Here is the tag I made for my daughter. It was to go with her Storybook Parade costume. 

Below is one side of a posterboard I have been working on. The school has an annual fundraiser with Boosterthon called FUNRUN. We cheer on the kids as they do their laps around the track to earn money per pledge. Below is the posterboard I am working on.....

I made a wreath for my husband. He picked out the shapes and I put it together. First I wrapped a 12 inch foam wreath. Next I cut shapes from the Cricut cartridge Yee-haw,Camping Critters and Old West. 



I found a hollow glass block at Hobby Lobby and decorated it with Cricut vinyl. The shapes are from Create a Critter 2. I filled the glass with plastic pumpkins and acorns I found in the dollar bin at Target (they were actually $3 each). 


I just finished these decorated clothespins. The shapes are from Create a Critter. I made  6 sets of 3 for the kids to take to their teachers for Halloween. Below is a picture of one of the sets.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!:0)




Saturday, October 4, 2014

Good afternoon!
Today I put together a Fall wreath for my daughter's teacher.
Here are the steps I took to create it:

I wrapped a 12 inch foam wreath with yarn, this took a little over an hour. 
I used my Gypsy to cut out the words Happy Fall and the turkey shape. I welded the words Happy Fall together with the shadow lettering and then used normal font for the top layer. 

ROSETTE:
turkey body: 1      x 12
                   1 1/4 x 12
                   1 1/4 x 12
                   1       x 12
Score each of the pieces at 1/2 inch. 
Attach scored pieces in the same order as above, starting with one side and attach the remaining piece to the remaining side forming a 1/2 rosette. Half a 1 inch circle punch can be glued to the front of the rosette to secure the shape, while the remaining half can be attached to the back. This process is used for all four 1/2 rosettes. After all 1/2 rosettes are finished, attach each to the turkey in  the same order as above. 

ROSETTE:
turkey tail: 4 x 12
                 3 x 12 
Score each of the pieces at once inch.
Place the 3 x 12 on top of the 4 x 12 and attach at the ends. Create 1/2 rosette to make a tail. Using a 1 inch circle, attach to the front and back of the 1/2 rosette to secure the shape. 

Attach the tail after the turkey body is finished.

Have a great weekend everyone!




Sunday, September 28, 2014

Good morning!

For the past couple of months I have been creating items and posting them on:
http://lemonlimeliquidsunshine.blogspot.com/. I had trouble getting into this blog and decided to just create another blog (lemonlimeliquidsunshine). I am so happy to be back here!!!!:0) If you get a chance please hop on over to:
http://lemonlimeliquidsunshine.blogspot.com/ and see what I have been crafting up. For now, I am back and will be posting on this blog. Thanks for all your awesome comments!:0)


Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014

Good afternoon!
I created another entry for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge.


Here are the items I used to create the project:
Marvy Uchida: round, scallop, and paw paper punch
Clear plastic from an old container
The Paper Studio: Daydream doodle 12 x 12 paper pack
The Write Stock:  translucent vellum
Color box: pink pigment stamp pad
Stampin Up: pretty pearl embossing powder
Imaginisce: jewels
Recollections: purple paper
Recollections: pink ribbon
Prismacolor: colored pencils
Paper Smooches: Party Posse



Hope you like my tag. If you get a chance, please pop on by http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/
to see all the other crafty creations.
Have a great day!;0)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Good afternoon!

Two posts in one day, oh my! 
I have another creation I am entering into the March 30 - April 5 Anything Goes (week 5) Challenge with Paper Smooches. 

I upcycled an item for this entry. I am still working on the Teacher Appreciation gifts and made this little notebook.

I used double-stick tape to attach the cardstock to coasters I found in the dollar bin at Target. My daughter picked the Paper Smooches Bee Mine stamp set out last year for her Valentine's last year; isn't that bee cute?! I used the Cinch to bind together the covered coasters. 

I hope you have time to hop on over to Paper Smooches and look at all the crafty creations!
http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/