Thursday, June 28, 2012


I have wanted to use this image from the Destinations cartridge for the longest time. I bought this cartridge a few years ago just for this image, so that I could add it to my Brazil scrapbook that I haven't even started working on. lol.

I was lucky enough to go to Brazil with my mom for my 15th birthday. I decided not to have a Quinceañera because I never liked celebrating my birthday, so my mom and I went to Brazil, Argentina, and Costa Rica for two weeks.

I fell in love with Rio de Janeiro and I hope to go back soon. I am hoping to go to the World Cup in 2014 because I love soccer and it's going to be in BRAZIL!
Materials Used
Cartridge: Destinations (Christ cut at 3 1/2 inches)

Paper: Best of Damask by My Mind's Eye

Some Pictures from my trip back in 2004 :D
Rio de Janeiro
Christ from the view of Rio
Iguassu Falls

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Under The Sea Blog Hop

Welcome to the Under The Sea Blog Hop! 

I just love the sea, so I was excited to create something for the hop. You should have arrived from Gill, if not feel free to start from the beginning.

I  created a Welcome banner for my classroom for the first day of school. I am going to be teaching PreK, so I wanted the students to walk in the classroom and feel welcomed. I decided to have an ocean theme in my classroom, so I am excited that I got to create the banner. I still have a lot more things to create. Who said teachers don't work in the summer? :D

I am hoping to hang my banner in front of the dry erase board in the classroom, so since I made a huge banner, I couldn't find a place to hang it in my house. I had to take two pictures to show the whole banner. Sorry!
Close Ups

Mini Tutorial
Before I start a banner I always like to cut out the letters first and then I decide which cartridge to use for the rest of the cuts.
Materials Used
Cartridges: Hannah Montana (letters cut at 6 inches)

Create a Critter(Crab, Jellyfish, Octopus, and Whale cut at 4 inches, Fish cut at 3 inches, Sea Horse cut at  4 ½ inches, Starfish cut at 3 ¾ inches, Sea Shells cut at 2 inches)

Paper: Spring and Super Paper Pad by American Girl
           Forever Fruity by me & my Big ideas
           Uptown Flair by the Paper Studio

Thanks for stopping by!!! 
Your next stop is Lisa.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Friends Fur-ever

As I was looking through my cartridges I came across a Yorkie. I just had to create the cute Yorkie from the Four Legged Friends cartridge. I hope to some day have a little Yorkie!
Materials Used
Cartridge: Four Legged Friends (Yorkie cut at 3 inches)

Stamp: Furry Friends by Pink by Design

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Glossy Accents

I just had to use the hamburger from the Simply Charmed cartridge because it reminded me of my sister. She just loves hamburgers!
I used Glossy accents by Ranger on the tomatoes to add gloss.
Materials Used:
Cartridge: Simply Charmed (hamburger cut at 2 ¾)

Paper: Jung-a-low, Bung-a-low BABY by the Paper Studio

Ink: Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger
Stamps: Critter Faces by Peachy Keen Stamps (size Large)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to June's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!

You should have come from Erica's Project.

I am excited to get back to blogging because I have missed crafting and sharing my creations with everyone. In the beginning of May I was preparing for my brother's graduation party and then started going to job interviews.

On Friday I got a call from Human Resources letting me know that I am the new PreK teacher at A.W. Jones EC/PK Center. I am SUPER excited!!! I subbed in that school for about a month and I fell in love with the school and with everyone there. I wanted to be part of that school and I am super blessed for getting my dream job :D I can't wait to start my first year as a teacher on August 27th!

Now on to my creations...I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge to create these crackers (that's what they are called in the booklet). It took a lot of trial and error until I finally figured out how to do them. I made 30 of them so it took a lot of scoring and folding since I don't have the scoring tool for the cricut. Luckily I have an awesome boyfriend who helped me do a lot of the folding.
My sister created the logo and I printed them out and used a circle punch. I also used Ribbons & Rosettes to cut out the label behind the logo at 2 inches. I put Jolly Ranchers inside them, since the party was going to be outside and I didn't want anything to melt.
As you can was A LOT of scoring and folding, but I loved the finished product.

I also created these treat bags that I got the idea from Robyn, My Pink Stamper.
I used Lacy Labels for the labels behind the circles. I cut them at 2 inches. I also made 30 of these.
I placed them on all the tables.

I told my boyfriend to take a few pictures of my decorations and he took some really good ones.
 I love decorating!

I am so PROUD of him :D
My parents did a great job raising me and my two siblings because all 3 of us are all college graduates now!

Since I was subbing the same students for a month, I wanted to make them some goodie bags. They graduated from PreK on May 25th. The kids loved them!!! I can't wait to make lots of goodie bags for all of my future students.
I used the Locker Talk cartridge to cut out the caps at 2 inches.

I stamped Celebrate on the front and Best Wishes on the back using the stamp set called Spanish Sayings by My Pink Stamper.
Here are all 28 of them.

I also had the students create a cute little art project.
I used the Mickey Font cartridge to cut out the letters and numbers at 2 1/2 inches.

The students also purchased bears and all of the students got to sign each others bear. Super cute!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my graduation post.

Your next stop is Shelley.