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It’s Back To School with Goodies!


Oh my have I been in a whirl-wind of summer fun with my kiddos! Today I resurface with this fun little project I made for a “Back To School” Party.  I actually dusted off the ol’ Cricut Expressions and pulled out Doodle Charms and whipped these babies out – my kids even got in on the action!

Here is how I did it! The cut was the two basic cuts of the bus cut at 3.5 inches.  I then stamped it with My Pink Stamper *retired School themed stamp set. I added some silver Candi to the wheels using a dab of hot glue.


I dug through some random paper I had on hand collecting dust and cut down to 5 1/4 wide x 7 inches long and folded in half.  I then wrapped some ribbon around one half securing with tape and then I stapled them onto 5 inch clear bags (after I filled them with the goods).


Using Pop Dots, I added the little buses and called it done! Yup that easy!


Wrangling Up Some Father’s Day Fun!


Yay it is FCCB Monday! Today we are having a great challenge full of Father’s Day inspirations!  Head over and check out what the team has cooked up and LINK up a fun Father’s Day Project using at least ONE Cricut cut.   Here is what I came up with for my own dad using a 7 inch jar cut from Doodlecharms and the AMAZING paper line from Carta Bella designed by Samantha Walker – Giddy Up on a wooden plaque.


I cut the picture via print and cut feature on my Silhouette and inked the edges. Using CTMH Slate and Chocolate ink, I inked the jar, wooden edges, and paper.  I wrapped the jar with Hemptique Hemp Cord and added button.  I also added a brad I found via Pick Your Plum and additional buttons.


Layering this paper was so fun and the sticker sentiments are just a kick in the pants! I added some push pin embellishments I got from Pick Your Plum.


This was a fun project to make and I know that my Daddio will love this!  Now be sure to head over to FCCB and join the party!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “getting my giddy up on” pie with me.

Linking Up To:

Crafting Desert Diva’s – Link It Up Party #8

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

Fallin’ into Bucket Lists

We have started a tradition of making a banner of things we want to do with our kiddos each summer and crossing them off as we do them.  The kids were so sad I took down our “Summer of Fun” banner that I thought we should make a “fall bucket list”.  When I told my oldest, who is four and half, what I was thinking, she asked me what a bucket list is? Before I could answer her, she exclaimed, “I know, it is a list in a bucket!”.  I laughed so hard and realized she may be on to something.  So our Family Fall Bucket List was born!

I decided that I wanted to take a stab at making paper straws to use for the base of each item.  I researched how to make paper straws and kind of came up with my own way that seem to really work well and I was having more success in having them come out more even and sticking together than some of the ways I tried while researching.  I still don’t have it master , but in time and making about 500 more, I will be a pro:-)

In making the straws, I used some fall/Halloween 12×12 scrapbook paper, a 1/4 inch dowel, and some quick dry adhesive.  I added the adhesive to the back of the page and then I center the dowel and began to roll the paper.  I was sure to push the dowel around so the adhesive would not glue it to the inside of the paper as I rolled.

Once fully rolled, I wiped off any access adhesive on the dowel and started another. After I let each paper tube dry completely, I cut off the edges and then cut them down to the sizes I wanted.  I found if you are wanting to make the same sized straws, you can get two out of each paper tube. If you want the tube to be thinner, just cut down the paper before making a straw.

For the leaves, I cut out 2 inch and  2 1/2 inch leaves from page 61 of Doodle Charms using the blackout feature. I then distressed each leaf with stamping ink and then labeled them using ProMarkers. I then ran them trough the Cuttlebug with the Musical Flourish embossing folder.  I then added some Elmer’s Craft Bond- Clear Dual Tip around the edges and then dusted with fine glitter.

For the pumpkins, I used Stretch Your Imagination page 44.  I cut the fat pumpkins at 2 1/4 inches and the skinny pumpkins at 3 inches, 2 3/4 inches, and 2 1/2 inches.  I then distressed the edges, ran just the bodies of the pumpkins through the Cuttlebug using Distressed Stripes folder, and finished with Firefly Stickles.

For the sign, I used Mini Monograms cut at 3 inches, 3 1/2 inches, and 3 1 /4 inches.  I ran the back and front cuts through the Cuttlebug using Distressed Stripes folder and embellished it with buttons and bakers twine, from Twinery.

I used hot glue to attach each item to the straws, placed some paper crinkle in a bucket I found at Target and then added each item

Thank you for sharing a piece of “fallin’ into bucket lists” with me!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion

Pink Cricut – Link Up Tuesday

Paper Issues

Fur-ever Family!

I made this card for a blog buddy who lost her four-legged best friend this summer.  I followed her style and specifically used products she loves in making this card to make it more personal.  Me being a dog lover, I felt for her and what she was going through and know one day I will be facing that chapter in my life with my first kiddo, Sadie dog.  There is something special about having a dog and the joy they bring to your life.  They are such companions and so loyal in their love for you.  My pooch was a pound puppy and I swear she knows we rescued her and the bond we have with her is just amazing.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “celebrating and remembering man/woman’s best friend” pie with me.


Cricut Cartridge: Create a Critter cut at 3.5 inches, Doodlecharms cut at .75 inches

Cuttlebug- Embossing folder

Paper: (card cut to fit an A2 envelope) Papertreyink cardstock, Recollections

Ribbon: Crinkle Ribbon from K. Swain and Twine from Stampin’ Up

Ink: Early Espresso – Stampin’ Up, Stampin’ Up pastels, Gelly Roll gel pens Pink and White

Glossy Accents for nose and eyes

Sentiment: My Pink stamper Even More Punny-licious and Peachy Keen Stamps

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 127-On the Job

Happy Labor Day!

Today over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, we are celebrating working people that are on the job!  My inspiration came from my community.  I live in a very heavy agriculture area that has many farms, crops, and ranches.  I love that I can easily access fresh produce almost anytime of the year with just hopping in the car and driving a few miles.  Today I am celebrating the working farmer and rancher, because without them, those fantastic strawberries and veggies I have stashed in my fridge would not be there without them!

Now head on over and to FCCB and check out the other inspirations and link up with the fun challenge this week!

Thanks for sharing a piece of celebrating the working American pie with me!

Also Linking To:

Peachy Keen Stamps- Anything Goes

Sunday Funday Link Party

Scrapalicious USA- Anything Goes

Pink Cricut Link Up Party


Card cut at 6.5×6 then layers were cut a 1/4 shorter

Cricut Cartridge: Doodlecharms (Basket cut at 2 inches) and Country Life (man farmer cut at 5.5 and woman farmer cut at 5)

Paper: Die Cuts with a View-Cotton Blossoms, Recollections, and I raided my scrap stash.


Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots and Distressed Stripes

Buttons: From $1 bin from Michael’s! Love those finds!

Twine- Stampin’ Up

Stamp: Peachy Keen Simple Sallies

Ink: Stampin Up’ Early Espresso, Stampin’ Up chalk for the faces and Jelly Roll blue and white gel pens

8th Fantabulous Cricut Crawl and Giveaway – Back to School!

 Hey there and welcome to the EIGHTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, Fantabulous Cricut’s version of a Blog Hop! If you’ve come from visiting Amy L. over at The Red Headed Crafter, you’re in the right place! If you’ve just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is already that time of the year and we are all getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL! Each talented Design Team member will be featuring an original BACK TO SCHOOL Project that includes a SCHOOL RELATED  Item, such as crayons, rulers, pencils, book, school bus, etc. along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.  There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members’ blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a “Back to School” project at FCCB! Now how is that for clearing up the case of the “Monday’s”!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Before I get into all the details and recipe of the project I want to let you know that I am thrilled to be able to OFFER A FUN GIVEAWAY from Scrapinkris’s Esty Store. You will get to personally pick out FOUR of your favorite crinkle ribbon colors. I will be announcing the winner on Friday.  All you will need to do is leave a comment on what is your favorite Cricut Cartridge and/or crafting supply.  Please be sure to include a way for me to contact you!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For my project my four-year old help pick out the inspiration of a bird house for her teacher that she will have this year. I kind of pulled out the kitchen sink of crafting supplies to do this project including recruiting the hub’s bandsaw to cut the pencils and rulers for the roof top.  I used Mod Podge for adhering the paper to the bird house and had some fun with my NEW Cricut Catridge, Doodle Charms! NOW I know why all the fuss over that cartridge and am kicking myself for not getting it sooner!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Next up is the fantabulous Cicily over at Pink Dalmations Scrapbooker!  What a treat she has in store for you AND DON’T FORGET  to get in the game and link up your project to FCCB’s Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thanks for sharing a piece of “fantabulous Cricut Crawl” pie with me!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Project Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge – Create a Critter (owl cut at 2 inches) Doodle Charms (Apples cut at 3/4, 1/2 inches) Platin Schoolbook (rectangle for blackboard cut at 1 1/4 inches)
Paper- Recollections Solids and Brights and Creative Imaginations Studio 101 (for designer paper)
Punch- EK Success
Sentiment – My Pink Stamper: School Days
Stamp Ink – Close to My Heart: White Daisie and Topiary (for edging)
Glossy Accents
Uibal Signo White gel pen (for stitching)
Mod Podge
No. 2 Pencils
Wooden Rulers
Wood Bird House (Michale’s)
Hot Glue
Happy Crawling!
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