Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Got a remnant of fleece from Joanns for about $4. Meggie and I made my niece some birthday gifts with it. The owl boo boo buddy is funny looking, but Clara will love it. It is filled with rice and can be put in the freezer for ice or warmed up in the microwave. Then I made her a hat, mittens and scarf with the leftover fleece.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I made this pack of coffee and sugar to go along with my brother's zombie vaccine coffee mug. I didn't have a syringe, so I built mine with my Gypsy using George and Basic Shapes. There is a syringe on Everday Paper Dolls, which I apparently need to ad to my cartridge wish list.
My brother is a big fan of the tv show "The Walking Dead," so I figured he would get a kick out of this zombie vaccine coffee mug that I made him for Christmas. I used the Cricut Craft Room Essentials font and Happy Hauntings cartridge for the zombie.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
This is one of my favorite home made Christmas gifts that I did this year. I'm giving this to my dad. I used the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge. I printed out the Scrabble score sheets from Google images and inked them with Tim Holtz Tea Die Distress Ink.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Feeling pretty rough. Have pneumonia again. Had it earlier this year too. I'm praying that I will feel better by Christmas. I spent the morning in the ER but am home now.
If you feel like sending me a get well card I would love it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you my mailing info.
I hope you all have a wondefully happy Christmas.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
I used the Best Of Pixat cartridge to do The Incredibles card set. This is sooo not a favorite cartridge for me to use. The cuts are really cute, but they do not cut well at less than 4". I never bother using the cut eyes and opt for a white gel pen instead because the cuts come out too little. You also have to be really careful with speed and blade depth as these have some very intricate cuts that can cause paper tearing. I had to cut out baby Jack Jack's hair by hand after trying three times to cut it at the size I really wanted. If you want to use this cartridge then I would reccomend it for larger cuts on scrapbook layouts or room decor.
I used the Twinkle Toes cartridge for the background on the strawberry card and the sentiment cut as well. I cut the strawberries from Simply Charmed and had the flowers in my stash from when I cut Hippos from Create a Critter. I try to save remnants like the flowers for when I can ad them on to embellish other cuts like this one.
I used the Spring Cottage cartridge to make these strawberry baskets as random crafts of kindness gifts for some more teachers at Meggie's school. I embossed the berries with my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls folders.
The big berries are filled with Hershey Kisses while the small ones are just extra decoration. I am still contemplating adding some glitter to the little berries. I am going to ad a tag and ribbon to each basket too.
Friday, December 14, 2012
I found the cute apple basket on clearance at Joanns for $5 and decided to go with the apple theme for Meghan's preschool teacher's Christmas Gift. I love how the finished set turned out. I cut vinyl and put on a black coffee mug from the dollar store...$1. I found a cute flower pen $1. I know she'll love it.
My heart goes out to the familes of all the little angels that lost their lives in CT this morning. I cried to think of what the mothers, fathers, siblings and grandparents of these babies will go through this holiday season. Please join me in praying for their comfort and peace.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I've been feeling pretty horribly sick. I brought my crafting to bed with me tonight and pieced together a whole bunch of these apple card sets for teacher Christmas gifts at Meggie's preschool. I got 32 cards pieced together while watching "Christmas Vacation" on tv. I did a 12 card set for her main teacher and have four sets with five cards each for teacher assistants. I just love brightening someones day with a hand made gift.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
I have a big pack of princess party decorations left over from Meggie's third birthday party. I used my circle punch and punched the little Disney princess faces from the paper bracelets that were included in the party decor. I used glossy accents and Stickles on them. I used my cropadile to punch the holes in the bottle caps. I had the jump rings in my Tim Holtz stash. I put the finished charms on the activity bags that I made for my daughter and nieces.