Sunday, July 31, 2011

I started a new blog

As some of you know my son is autistic.  SO...I started a blog so others know they are not alone.  Please feel free to stop by and check it out.

Pass it to your friend too. 


Friday, July 29, 2011

"In the Moment" tag

I was cleaning my craft room and came across some cut out I had left over from projects.  SO....I though I would put them to good use.

This also gave me a chance to use my glimmer mists which have been neglected.  I put the "XYZ" because my mind is going crafty crazy...seriously.  I usually have about 5-7 projects going at one time cause I just stop thinking about all kinds of stuff. 


Rock Star

I got a new stamps set and could not wait to try it out. (of course)  By Fiskars "Rockpile, Ink by Steph" and I just love them.  The set has a "rocker / surfer" twist to them.

  Pretty cool huh.  All the stamps are not just for rockers.. but really for many occasions.  I love the fish!

The pink paper is from K&Company "Greenhouse".  I just love those colorful and funky.  I used versmark on the backround with the same star stamp.  Used some eyelets and pop dots and there you have it. 

So fun and for any age too.  I think I am going to use those fish next.  Stay tunned!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

As promised the other "Teachers Gift Sets"

Here are the other 2 gift sets for my son's teachers.  I have already post the green apple one but not the other two.

The purses are post-it note holders.  I am going to put them all in their own clear bags. 

I hope Yall like them.


My sons' bedroom

I am trying to add some trains to my sons' wall.....he was SUPER excited about it. 

I used "Circus" for the train and "Everyday Paper Dolls" for the clouds using the "real dial size" button.  I can't wait till it is finished it is going to look so cool.


REusing cricut vinyl containers

I want to have people over for "tick or treating" on Halloween so I am making decorations now.  (little by little ya know)  I took an empty Cricut vinyl container and covered it with paper.  Added some felt spiders, a web, and doddled with a white jelly roll pen.  I am going to fill it with candy for my guest.

I am going to make a few more and I am even thinking about doing the same for Christmas.  That way there will always be snack for people to munch on.    AND  I only cost me a few pennies!!!!  WHOOT WHOOT

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Terrific Tuesday Challenge (Scrappy Mom Stamps)

This is my first "Terrific Tuesday Challenge" over at Scrappy Moms Stamps.  Sooooo.... here it is.

Here is how I did it....

**Cricut cartridge = "Give a Hoot"
**Squirrel 3 inches (p. 52) Acorn 1 1/2 inches (p. 71, Accent)
** Stamp Set = Scrappy Mom's "Furry Friends"
** Cuttlebug embossing folders "Swiss Dots" and " Distressed Stripes"
** Scrappy Mom's baker twine and Tim Holtz ink

I have to say Scarppy Mom's stamps are the BEST stamps I have ever used.....IF no one has them I HIGHLY recommend you try them out.  I actually just bought my first 2 sets and I am LOVING them!!!


POW card

I made this card for my nephews' birthday.  He will be turning 15 years old in August. (hard to believe)

The inside sentiment is going to say "I hope your birthday is a knock out!"

Here is how I did it.....

** Cricut Cartridge "Indie Art"......The fist is 3 inches and the "pow" is 2 inches
** The scalloped circle is 4 1/4 and I used "Classic Scalloped Circles" Spellbinders AND I embossed it with Sizzix "Tween Tile" texture plate
**I wrapped the card with black bakers twine and doodled with a white jelly roll pen

I hope Yall like it cause I sure did have fun making it!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Picture frame art

I made this for decor in my bedroom.  I used a Martha Stuart butterfly punch.  AND I bought this shadow box picture frame from the thrift store last year for $1.00.

I have not decided if I like the butterfly in the top left corner or not....I am thinking I might take that one off.  Any way this is a great and cheap way to add decor to any space.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Birthday Banner Time

My little mans 5th birthday is in September and I am already geared up!  I am making his birthday banner and party favors.  I wanted to have a "Chuggingtons" trains birthday party but the decorations are very hard to come by.....and pretty pricey.  SO....since the colors are basic I though I would try it myself.

I wanted some dimention on them so I added a double layer or foam tape and I think that did the trick.

Here is how I did it......

* The triangles are from "Give a Hoot" cricut cartridge, p. 43 on "Accent" (no shift)
     Large white triangle = 8 inches
     Small blue triangle = 5 1/2 inches
* The red boarder is 1 3/4 tall and I cut off the extra on each side.  I used a boarder punch to add    some that a word?  I also ran it through my bigshot with the Sizzix "Tween Dots" texture plate.  (make sure you punch your holes BEFORE you add the adhesive)
* The letters are from "Robtz" cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/4 inch and the "th" on the 5 is 1 1/4 inch.  I also ran the letters through my cuttlebug using the "Spots and Dots" embossing folder.
* I stamped the background of the large white triangle with a single stamp from "Inkadinkad -Cirlce and Dots" set.
* AND last but never least I added some doodling with my white jelly roll pen.....OF COURSE! ;) and inked all the edges with Tim Holtz, black soot ink.

The banner is going to say "Happy 5th Birthday" so that is 14 triangles total.  I had to order more blue paper so when that comes in I will so yall the finished product.  Lets hope he likes it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Teachers gift set

Since school is about to start....WHOOT WHOOT.....I though I would make a gift for my son's teacher.  The card is one I have already showed but I added a post-it purse to go with it. 

What a super cute gift bag this is going to make.  My son has 3 teachers so still 2 more to go.  I think I will make them all different.  Stay tuned to see the others!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #83

The challenge is to make a card for a grandparents birthday using any color or cartridge you would like.  I think this one came out simply and cute.  However I did not use a cartridge on this one.  I used nestabilities "blossom" and created my own flower. 

I used an IRock to add some bling and a white jelly roll pen to doodle it up.  I also sprayed the flower with blue glimmer mist for even more sparkle.  This card is sure to make a grandparent smile.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call.....

It is time again for a "My Pink Stampers" design team call.  To enter you have to make something using any cricut cartridge and the colors; orange, brown, green, and turquoise.  Here is what I created......

The card measures 7 3/4 x 6.  I used "Life is a Beach" cricut cartridge.

* Sun = 1 1/2  (p.44) and stamped with Peachy Keen "Everyday Character Face Assortment" stamps
* Wave = 2 inches on "boarder" (p.45)
* Dolphin = 2 3/4 (p.71)
* Palm Tree = 3 1/2 (p.40)

All items are inked with Tim Holtz ink and raised for added interest.  I used a white "Jelly Roll" pen to add some sticking and doodling.  The letters are puffed up and I bought them from the dollar spot from Target....SCORE!

Well Yall I hope yall like it and wish me luck!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

An Apple A Day

I made this card from the K & Company "Greenhouse" paper pack.  I really like the papers cause they are all so funky and bright colored.

I added bakers twine under the "thank you" part of the card.  I really really like bakers always adds that little extra something.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Boys will be Boys

I made the back ground of this card with the "Diamond Plate" cuttle bug embossing folder and them rubbed it with Tim Holtz ink.  I love the effect it gives to a plain background. 

The paper is from "The Guy" pack from DCWV.  I love this pack cause there are so many things you can make with it.  I made ticket corners with my oval punch and inked around all the edges.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stars Card

My mom found this stamp at a yard sale last year.  What a great stamp for this coming up school year or New Year!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hello Kitty Halloween Card

I wanted to make a kid friendly Halloween card so I though Hello Kitty would be perfect!

I put little black bling in her flowers to ass just a little touch of sparkle.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ship card

I made this card from the "Life is a Beach" cartridge.  I had a hard time figuring out the size of the ship but I made it work.  LOL

I think this is a good man card....those seem hard for me to make.  Score for me!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cricut Fun

I have not played with my cricut in a while so I though I would pull it out and have some fun.  I LOVE "Create a Critter" sooooo many people do.  Sooooooo.......

This card is super cute.  My son LOVES LOVES LOVES trains.  When he saw this card he was tickled.

This card was also made with the same cartridge.  What a cute card for a teacher.

Man I sure miss playing with my Cricut....hhhhhmmmmmm I can see me making many things in the days to come!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011


I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Cute Halloween treat box

I love this cute simple and very easy to make treat box.  You can make them for any occasion.  I am going to make a few for friends. 

I used one of the felt Halloween trees I got last year for 75% off.  Love that!