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Showing posts from July, 2011

July 23, 2011 mini-blackboard (teacher meet and greet)

Here is a chalkboard I jazzed up a bit.
I made this for my son's teacher meet and greet.
My friend Kathy suggested I write the teacher's name on the board,
I think that will look cute.;0)

I used Simply Charmed on all the shapes. The cardstock used was all (old) SU.
Can you tell I am using (a lot) of old cardstock:P I am trying really had to go through it, really I am.:0)

Ok, here is the project. Enjoy the rest of your weekend:0)

July 23, 2011 Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I created for my son.
I used Base Camp and Create A Critter.
I used the gypsy to weld the numbers together.

July 23, 2011 Lapdesk for Car

I found a cute pink lapdesk at Michael's for my daughter.
I added a little Hello Kitty and Simply Charmed to it.

The letters in her name were used with Sesame Street Friends.

July 22, 2011 Refrigerator Magnets

This is my second attempt at making refrigerator magnets.

The top picture is of the CD sleves I found at the Y100 store in Japan. If you have a local Japanese store, they may carry this item. In downtown Houston there is a FIT store located in the Asian district, they may carry it as well.

I used the scrapbook paper that is in this picture. I really like it A LOT:0)

I found the craft punch at Archiver's in Katy, TX; I am sure you can find it in your local craft store.

Have a great weekend everyone:0)

July 21, 2011 Cat (thank you) card

Here is a card I made today.
I used all (old) SU cardstock, with the exception of of the Recollections black cardstock.
I used the Meow Lite cartridge for the first time. It is really cute.
I used the Gypsy to weld the bottom layer together to form a card.

July 19, 2011 Halloween Tag

Yes, that was not a misprint; Halloween.
I am still working on my (old) SU paper stash.
The cute little alien is from B is for Boy.

July 19, 2011 Welcome Back (Teacher Basket)

Here is a little basket my son helped me put together.
We attached lollipop sticks to the shapes.
The shapes are from....Hello Kitty Greetings, CreateACritter, and Doodlecharms.
The paper is from (older) SU, white cardstock (Walmart), and DCWV (The Green Stack).
The border punch is my new toy from Michael's (Martha Stewart).
Have a great day!!!:0)

July 18, 2011 First Attempt at cards

Happy Monday!

Here are two cards I made today.
I don't know why I find it so hard to make one from scratch, but I do.
I am trying to use my old SU (Stampin Up) cardstock.
The cardstock used to make the cards were SU and I found a really cute paperstack by DCWV called The Green Stack that was used on the butterfly.
The punches I used were from Martha Stewart (border), SU (butterfly), and Marvy Uchida (scallop circle.
The stamp is from SU (flight of the butterfly).
I also used iRock on the butterfly.

Hope you all are having a great Monday:0)

July 15, 2011 The Craftroom

Here are a couple pix of the craftroom.
We are still working on organizing it.
Last weekend we (and I do mean we, the whole family) went to our first CKC Scrapbooking Convention in The Woodlands. My (wonderful) hubby got me this craft desk.:0) pretty, huh? My son seems to think it is his too. lol:0)

One of the pix has my wall mount that we found at the Conatiner Store. You can find different size metal shelves at a resonable price. PLUS, you can design your area any way you would like.:0)

I had to add my framed fabric picture in there. We had picked out two designs of fabric while we were stationed in Japan for the baby bedding. This was the second choice. I love both of them. The first fabric choice, our awesome MIL made our son a really nice bedding set. It is now in our daughter's room.

July 14, 2011 Display Cases

Here are two display cases I made recently.
I used the CreateACritter and Campin Critters cartridges.

July 14, 2011 Tip of the Day

The binder has copies from the Cricut website of the pictures contained on each cartridge in the library.
 See pic below.

This is my "go to" place for ideas.
It also contains CD pages that hold my duplicate (sample) cut-outs and cards.

July 14, 2011 Duplicates

Here are some duplicate cards and cut-outs I made from previous projects.
The cartridges that were used were:
B is for Boy
Campin Critter
Everyday Paperdolls
Gypsy Wanderings
Hello Kitty Greetings
Simply Charmed

July 14, 2011 ~ My first post

Good morning!
This is my first blog post.
I am going to try and keep a weekly update of the crafts I have made.
I am attaching pictures of the craft I was working on this past week.
This is a little gift (Thank You) basket for the team at YMCA.
They have been doing a great job!