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December 28, 2011 Thank You Cards;0)

Good afternoon my bloggy friends!

We (my family) went to Archiver's yesterday after we dropped my mom off at the airport.:( I needed some "inspiration"....I usually find something to work with there.:0) My son found the Sew Ribbon by WR Memory Keepers.....and that was it; we found our inspiration. I saw this set demonstrated on the shopping network a few months back (QVC, I think) and it looked pretty cool. I think it is easy to use and adds such pretty detail.;0) I added pictures of what I (we/my son helped) used to create the card.
 The Sew Ribbon "does not" come with ribbon. The ribbon has to be purchased seperately. I am pretty sure on the shopping network there was some type of bundle where you received different ribbon styles and ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night;0)

December 13, 2011 luminary

Good evening.
I saw a video of someone using Krylon Glitter Blast and decided I HAD to try it.
I found the color Sparkling Water at Michael's; it was $7.99. It is soooooooo pretty.;0)

ITEMS used:
 old plastic peanut butter container, clear contact paper, and Krylon Glitter Blast.

The snowflake shape is from the Christmas cartridge.
I cut the paper (contact paper up) on depth 6, speed 3. It worked great. I placed the snowflake shape on the container and we sprayed the container. You will probably want to use a sealer. I am still trying to find where I put mine. hmmmm
I will try and post the blog that featured this spray.

I have a flameless candle inside. My son was pretty proud of it and wanted to look at it.;0)

December 8, 2011 Reindeer Gift Tag

Good afternoon everyone.

I made some reindeer tags for my neices and nephews this afternoon and I thought you might like to see them.;0)

Here is what I used to create them:
Cartridge: Create A Critter (reindeer)
                 Tags, Bags..... (tag)
                 Elegant Edges (scalloped circle)
Cuttlebug: Snowflake
Stamp: Hero Arts
Paper: K&Company, Recollections and (old) SU

(I fixed the photos before I posted them, however, two are sideways again....does anyone have any advice on how to fix the photos???)

Have a great night everyone:0)

December 3, 2011 Christmas Memory Card Game

Good evening everyone!!!!

I just finished making some Christmas Memory Cards for my son's class to use at their Christmas party.:0)

I purchased two sets of chipboard coasters at Michael's; they were in the $1.50 bin.
I attached the cardstock (Recollections) with double-stick tape. After that I sanded the edges of the cardstock down with a foam sanding block.
One side of the coaster is white...I used that side to place the shape. The Christmas theme was the side I covered with cardstock.

Here are the cartridges I used to create this.
From My Kitchen: gingerbread man
Hello Kitty Greetings: snowman
Winter Frolic: tree and mouse with gift
Doodlecharms: Santa
Create a Critter:reindeer

Paper used: K&C Company and Recollections

Have a great weekend everyone!!!;0)

November 26, 2011 2nd grade Chirstmas Party Deocrations

Good afternoon everyone!!:0)

Here are a few decorations I have been working on.

I am not sure if you can see, but I used the plastic cover to the mat to make the wrapper for the candy. I set the cutting speed to 4, to make sure the plastic did not tear. If you to try this.....make sure to use a very sticky mat.;0)

I will try and go back in a bit and label what cartridge the shape was from.
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.:0)

Paper used: (old) SU, Recollections, DCWV, and K&Company
Cartridges used:
+Winter Frolic
Snow much fun
girl skating
boy on sled
girl holding gift
christmas tree
+Create a Critter
+Simply Charmed
candy cane
happy holidays
mitten and cap
+In your kitchen
gingerbread men
+Everyday Paper Dolls
boy with skis
girl with snowboard

November 25, 2011 I won my FIRST blinkie;0)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. I know we did.;0) It's so nice to visit family and ALSO have family come and visit us as well.:0)

I am so excited!!!!!
I was curious to see who won the challenge (this am) and found out I was one of the top three winners on
Cooking with Cricut.
My cute little blinkie is on the  top of my page:0)

November 21, 2011 Thanksgiving place setting/treats

Happy Monday morning everyone!!!

Here is a little (last minute) table place setting/treat holder I made this morning.

Here is all the ingredients I used....

paper: Recollections
carts: TBBM and Create a Critter

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!:0)

November 18, 2011 Rosette Turkey #2

Good afternoon!!!
Here is my updated version of the rosette turkey.
If you would like directions, I followed the Pumpkin Rosette directions and then added my own details. For the pumpkin rosetted directions, please go to the Turkey Rosette post previouslly posted.;0)

This is what I did to alter the Pumpkin Rosette:
I did not make the first rosette
(2 strips of 1 1/2 x 12 inch-top layer),
 instead I made two of the bottom size rosettes
(2 strips of 1 3/4 x 12 inch),
 one on top ... one on the bottom.
For the tail: I cut a scalloped circle and glued the paper to that, making a half rosette. If you pinch the inner part of the paper it is easier to (hot) glue to the scalloped circle.

Ingredients: Recollections paper
                    (old) SU paper (red and orane)
                    oval shapped Wiggle eyes (Michael's)
                    1 3/8 circle punch (I think) SU
                     scalloped circle punch (Marvy)
                     Create a Critter (cartridge)
Here are some other pic…

November 18, 2011 First Rosette Pumpkin

Good afternoon!!!!
I realized I never posted a picture of my first rosette pumpkin.
If you are looking for instructions on how to create this cute project please look below at the previous post: Rosette Turkey. I posted a blog page that has a video tutorial;0)

I used all Recollections paper on this project.
I let my 3yr old paint the pumpkin. It looks rustic, I thought she did a good job:0)

November 5, 2011 Rosette Turkey

Good afternoon everyone!!!

I made a rosette this morning. I was wanting to make some sort of Thanksgivng decoration for my son's teacher and this is what I came up with.
I found the directions for the rosette here:

Go check out here blog if you haven't been there before. She made a beautiful pumpkin rosette.:0) AND she made a video to show you how to make it.;0)

I followed the instructions she had and made the brown rosette. I added an extra rosette on the top, I believe it was
2 1/2 x 12 (2 pieces).

What I added:
3 strips of 4 x 12 scored at 1/2 inch intervals. I made a 1/2 rosette. At the bottom (to hold it together) is about a 2x12 strip of the same cardstock glued to the rosette.
The cartridge I used was Create a Critter.
The cardstock I used was: rosette and turkey (Recollections) and the rest was (old) SU.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend!!!:0)

October 17, 2011 Snowman, Snowman.......bulletin board/story

Good morning!!!!!

I was trying to get an early start on some class volunteer projects. 
AND THEN....I decided.....make 3 of the same thing. Oh my!!! At least the story only had 5 themes.....Smell, See, Hear, Eat, and Feel.

In case you would like to print this SUPER KAWAII story......go here.....

I searched the internet to see what other versions of the story were available, I think this is the cutest!:0)

I am going to try and create a bulletin board display later to go with this as well.

Here is what I used:
cardstock: Recollections
laminator: Royal Sovereign (heavy duty) well with multilayer cardstock
cartridges: (Hello Kitty-Snowman) (In Your Kitchen-Oven) (Create A Critter-Squirrel and Tree) (Cricut Alphabet-Swirl) (Cricut Alphabet and Snowflakes) (Everyday Paper dolls-Scarf)

Here are a few pix of the bulletin board;0)

October 14, 2011 Obaachan Scrapbook Frame

Here is a frame my kids helped me make for their Obaachan for Christmas.

Buttons: heart-shaped from Michael's
Frame: Michael's
Paper: DCWV Animal Crackers Stack
Glitter: MS