Friday, June 13, 2014

It has been too long!

I am excited to start posting in my blog again. It has been a busy past 2 years with teaching my PreK students. I did create a few things, but I never had the chance to post. Now that I am off for the summer, I want to start blogging again.

I have spent the past few days on a few blogs that I followed and came across a Father’s Day challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut. They are giving away a $50.00 gift card to SVG Cuts, so I would really love to win that because I am enjoying my Explore. I thought that I was done buying machines, but I had to buy the Explore because you are allowed to cut whatever you want. I was hoping to one day buy the Silhouette Cameo, but I am glad I never did. I could never cheat on my Cricuts :)

Onto the challenge…

I made these cards for my dad and grandpa.

Materials Used
Cartridge: Bump in the Night (mustache cut at 4 inches)

Stamps: Boy Mates Face Assortment by Peachy Keen Stamps
             Happiest Moments by My Pink Stamper

Paper: Little Boys and Their Toys by the Paper Studio

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children

Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!

I am delighted to join with more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.

Our Hop Hostess (Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis) works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. The Banner Hop starts there, so please be sure to circle back to the beginning to see all of the terrific banners have been made for these very special children.

Ellen shared this information with us about Pediatric Specialty Care: “PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization.  Most are dependent on ventilators and other technology to survive. Some have been born too early or with genetic diseases or birth injuries.  Other children suffer injuries later in life that require constant care later, including brain injuries from trauma or loss of oxygen (from choking, suffocation or drowning) and spinal cord injuries.

These children and their families -- and PSC’s staff -- will be thrilled to receive the Halloween banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating.”

Here is the banner I am sending to a child at PSC

I created this BOO banner using coasters.
 Close Ups
 I used dimensionals.
Materials Used
Cartridge: Hello Kitty Font (letters cut at 2 3/4 inches)
Paper: Halloween by We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink by Ranger

To make the rosette, I first cut a 12x12 sheet into 2 inch strips.
I then cut 1 of them in half and taped them together to make a longer strip.
I then used a punch and I only punched out 1 side.
I used my score board to score the strip.
I scored the strip on every inch.
I then cut out 3 squares measuring 3X3 because that's the size of the coasters I used.
 I glued them to the coasters and cut out the edges.
I then used distress ink on the edges and glued the rosettes and letters on them.

This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can up your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy.

Thanks for hopping by and your next stop is Jamie.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pink By Design 2 Year Extravaganza Challenge #4 ~ Silhouette Shape

Challenge: #4 Create a project with a silhouette shape in it

I am so happy that they didn't say to use the silhouette machine. lol Hopefully I can buy the silhouette machine in December. It will be my Christmas present :D

I had more time to create these cards, so I created a gift set. I just love how girly the Forever Young cartridge is.

Materials Used
Cartridge: Forever Young (silhouette cut at 2 3/4 inches)
Paper: Safari Untamed by the Paper Studio

Pink By Design 2 Year Extravaganza Challenge #3 ~ Embossing

Challenge: #3 Embossing
I love my Cuttlebug and I love how the embossing makes a card pop.
Materials used:
Cartridge: Life’s a Party (monkey cut at 3 ½ inches)
Stamp: More Punny-licious by My Pink Stamper
Other: Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder

Pink By Design 2 Year Extravaganza Challenge #2 ~ Favorite Holiday

Good Morning everyone!!! I am excited about Pink by Design's challenges today. There will be a challenge every hour.

I woke up a little bit late today, so I missed out on the first challenge. I wish that I could participate in all of the challenges today, but I have to go to Lakeshore and laminate a lot of things for my classroom and buy a few more things.

I am super excited because I can start fixing up my classroom on Friday!

Challenge: #2 Favorite Holiday
I love Valentine's Day, so I made this card. 

Materials Used
Cartridge: Sweethearts (cupid cut a 2 inches)

Paper: Best of Damask by My Mind's Eye

Stamp: Love Always by Pink by Design