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Happy Election Day!

When you look at the world, you truly realize what a gift America has of having freedom. Freedom does come with a steep price that I do not take lightly.  Because of those freedoms, I as a woman, can express my beliefs, have a real voice in the direction of the way I would like to see my community, state and country follow and be able to share that openly if I choose. I can be educated and choose the education methods I want for my daughters.  I am a very blessed woman to have been born in this great country that has given me the opportunity to come from a legacy that you can come from nothing and succeed with the added ingredients of hard work, faith in ourselves and faith in God.

Many may not know, but I am a political junkie and today is our Superbowl!  We will be decked out in red, white and blue and I will be making a big dinner and sitting down glued to the TV tonight.

Today we will head to our local polls and vote and I understand the long hours the volunteers at the polls sign up for this day to be a success. Many of those volunteers are veterans that are still wanting to serve their country. With that thought, I decided to make little treat bags for the poll workers to bring along with my girls and my ballot.  Due to polling regulations, you can’t get crazy on treats and gifts for the polling volunteers, but doing something little is acceptable and very much appreciated.

Using my Stand Up and Salute cartridge, I cut the shape of the United States at 1.5 inches from a chevron pattern I found in a DCWV Summer Stacker I have.  I then cut white and red card stock 4×2.75 inches. I stamped the sentiment using My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious.  I also cut the blue polka dot pattern paper from DCWV Summer Stacker at 3.75×2.5 inches. Using my ATG I layered the two papers and folded in half using a bone folder.

For the Hershey Nuggets, I cut the 12×12 pattern paper down to 1 inch strips and then cut it down 3 inch strips (it makes 4 strips for every 1 inch strip.)  Using my ATG I wrapped each nugget.

I then slipped the nuggets in a 2×4 inch clear plastic bag that I got from Clearbags.com.  I stapled the toppers to the top of the bag and added the shape using Pop Dots.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “it is finally election day” pie with me!

Linking to:

Craft-0-Maniac

Everyday is Sunday – Sunday Fundays

Exploring Cricut

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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #120 – Sunny Days


It is that time again… OK it is only my second time proudly designing a project for FCCB as a design team member! This project was so fun for me, since I wanted to do a baby card and the theme of the shower is “Clothesline”!
Nothing shouts sunny days to me than a line of freshly washed laundry being sun kissed dry by the sun!

Now, head on over and check out all the sunny inspriation and join this week’s challenge!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “sunny days” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges: Simply Charmed (sun cut at 2 inches) and Everyday Pop-Up Cards (onsie cut at 1 1/2 inches)

Paper: Recollections for base
Papertreyink 2008 Bitty Dots: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist

Cuttlebug: D’Vine Swirls

Baker’s Twine – Stampin’ Up Burlap

Embelishments: Stampin’ Up clothespins

Stamps: My Pink Stamper:Itty Bitty-licious

Ink: Close To My Heart: Chocolate

Stickles: Star Dust

My First Monday Fantabulous Cricut Challenge – Fun with Puns

I found this blog, Fantabulous Cricut this past weekend and was actually challenged by this week’s challenge of making a card using a pun. I usually don’t gravitate towards using puns in my card making, so this posed a bit of a fun challenge.  I had  certain peeps in mind for this card and began to build a concept.  I printed out the pun on card stock in a font that would most suit as a stamp at 14 pt Bradley font and for the word “hare” at 16 pt Bradley font. 

This card is for two people who have been through the ringer with loss, illness and very surprising news these past few months.  I hope this brings a smile to their faces when they open this card!

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “puny” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge:

Love You A Latte – teacup cut at 3.5  – teabag cut at 7 inches (the shadow cut)

Create A Critter – Rabbit cut at 2.5

Paper:

Recollections – Berry Collection

Recollections – Red, and pink, white

Papertreyink- Spring Moss

Ink: White Gel Pen for stitching, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso for edging, Close to My Heart – Holiday Red for sentiment.

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper – Itty-bitty-licious

Glitter – Recollections Chunky Glitter – raspberry

Glossy Accents for nose and cheeks

Baker’s Twine – Berries and Cream from My Craft Spot

My Pink Stamper’s Pink-alicious Blog Hop Challenge!

I was not sure I was going to be able to participate in My Pink Stamper’s Blog Hop Challenge this go-around since I am still nursing the war wounds of having the stomach flu for the second time in 6 -weeks!  Yikes!

But today, I wanted to take it easy and decided to work on my Valentine’s Day project stuff and came up with this card times four for some special moms I am getting to know in my daughter’s co-op preschool using the challenge details of using multiple My Pink Stamper Stamps, a Cricut cut out, the color pink ribbon, a circle and the color red.

All these moms share something special in common!  They are expecting!  There are 19 of us and four are expecting!  I decided to do a semi-Valentine meets word collage for a perggers mommy card.  I am doing something else for all those that decided not to drink the water, but I wanted to do something a little more special for these ladies.

Some have had horrible morning sickness, some have worries from what they experienced in their last pregnancies and ALL already have small children to tend to.  Since I could write a book about all the above, I have a special place in my heart for these ladies and if and when I can get a chance to show them I care, I will . . . hence the card.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “remembering what it was like being pregnant and showing a little extra love to those that are on Valentine’s Day” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges:

Everyday Pop Up – Maternity cut at 4 inches

Plantin SchoolBook – Heart cut at 3 1/4 inches

Cuttlebug:

Swiss Dots

Swirls

Paper:

Recollections – Red, pastel pink, white, black

Ribbon:  Celebrate it 1/8 inch pink satin

Stamps: My Pink Stamper’s: Spectacular Sayings, Itty-Bitty-licious, Everyday Life, Christmas Wishes

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black and Close to my HeartHolidayRed

Gem: for the ring bling and for my circle

Stickles -Xmas Red for the shoes!