Thursday, December 30, 2010
Happy New Year everyone! May peace and plenty fill your households. May the Lord bless you with good fortune and good health and the moments to enjoy them all!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
It’s August and I’m wondering the same as most people…how can these summer days go by SO fast! While I’m sad about our beautiful summer coming to a close, I’m excited about the crisp fall season ahead. Fall gives me a time to regroup, reminisce of family traditions and settle into a more normal “crafting” time and routine. Summer days are spent outdoors – camping, fishing, time with family in our wonderful surroundings, without the binds of a regular schedule. Colder weather brings us inside…crafting, playing board/card games, playing with grandchildren and back to school. Today my daughter and I worked on note cards-cutting, stamping, ‘cricutting’, coloring, gluing- before she heads off to her PhD residency. A nice intro to God’s gift of the fall season.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Let's Book It with Tech'Knowledge'y
Accordian Fold Mini Scrapbooks
Here's a peek at the Meander book I've been working on that I promised to post when completed (I think it was in January...where'd the time go?). You ask...is it complete? I say...No, I keep finding little things to add!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I also received an order from Cutters Creek. I finally ordered a Glue Glider Pro (I love it) and another one of my fav adhesives-Zip Dry Paper glue. Two items new to me are Un-Du Adhesive Remover - Low VOC and Stick & Spray Temporary Adhesive. In the past I've used my wide tip Zig 2 Way Glue to restick my mats but next time I'll try the Stick & Spray to see how I like it. When I emailed Kim Bush at Cutters Creek asking her about a stamp I was looking for, she replied within minutes with an answer! Thus the Stampology Clear Journaling stamps you see in the picture. She is SO willing to get anything you need so if you don't see it on the Cutters Creek site, just email her! I told her what I was looking for and within the next 30 min. we'd emailed back and forth several times, her sending me a pic of the stamps for my approval and me giving her a thumbs up! Thanks again, Kim!
AND...for my birthday..."A Walk in My Garden" Cricut cartridge...yeah! Thanks daughter! Now don't get me wrong, I love my hubby's gift to me (a new lawn chair for camping, fishing lures, fishing lure parts to tie my own harnesses, and neoprene fishing gloves to take my OWN fish off of my OWN line now!) but I'm thinkin'...maybe someone should offer a class to husbands about buying craft gifts for their crafty wives!?
Friday, February 12, 2010
So now, to change the subject a bit, I'm finally posting a few pics of Christmas tags I made! They're from the Christmas Cheer, When It's cold Outside, and Winter Woodland carts.
You'll see the penguin above is a money holder. He's from the Christmas Cheer cartridge, a front and back cut out, some of the lines were hidden in the back so the tummy wasn't completely cut out (I should have taken a picture!) but some cuts were left in the tummy area to allow slipping in the money (I put a bigger bill in for the recipient at Christmas time!). Acetate covers the front tummy hole. It worked quite well!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Correction....free box .cut file is from Denise Hill (paperpastimes.com) with permission to recreate in CDS from Melinda Ford (All Things Crafty and Delicious blog). As per post on the Cricut.com website Denise says...
"Meinda gave me permission to re-create this in ds. Please submit your box to her challenge if you make one. Here is the download link.
http://www.4shared.com/file/215582055/a328b59c/Melinda_Ford_Box.html " So please click on this link to get the file for Design Studio.
Oh, and...sh-h-h-h...the red/black heart box with the heart shaped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in it (4 of them fit nicely in the box) are for my "Reese's loving" husband!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
This was a retirement cake I made for our school custodian. We (my daughters chimed in on the action one Sunday evening) molded the "tools" out of fondant and let dry before applying them to the cake.
Go to http://www.youtube.com/, search for "Cricut Cake" and have fun!
P.S. The Cricut Cake machine is to be released in May 2010 according to the youtube video.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I just HAD to try these Meander Books! After watching the tutorial on Bug Junkie, I whipped up a few. These are not quite finished yet. They are SO easy and fun! Gee maybe I'll stash some away for a quick gift giving idea! I'll repost when covers and insides are complete.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
This is the bulletin board I made (and was a winner at Oh My Crafts!) for the beginning of the year for my 1st/2nd grade combination room. I used Paper Doll Dress Up (PDDU), Accent Essentials (cookies and choc. chips-tips of a leaf), and Cuttin' Up (lettering). We cut Halloween costumes at Halloween, all students were "elves" at Christmas time, and are now awaiting "winter clothing" the from Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge (I'd better get busy before spring)! Thanks to my sister, Ronda and daughter, Casey for helping dress the dolls!