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Something Sweet Is Cookin’

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Hi all!  First I want to say I am thinking and praying for all the tornado victims and their families in Oklahoma and my heart just goes out to those that were affected by this horrendous storm.  I lived in Dallas, Texas, 14 years ago and I had experienced a few myself, but nothing of this magnitude, so I can’t even imagine what these communities are going through.  I will be thinking of these sweet fellow Americans often.

Today is my first designer post over at Jinger Adams! It is a project that I had the honor of being featured under the bright lights of the HSN studio last month during her new collection launch.  The poor hubs was dragged out of bed at 6 AM to watch her shows with me!  I think that was his first time ever watching HSN!

Here is the sneak peek of something sweet I have cookin’ over at Jinger Adams today!

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Now click HERE and indulge yourself on some amazing must-have scrapbooking and card kits! The design team has been having a lot of fun sharing all kinds of wonderful inspirations using this collection this past week that you will not want to miss as well!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “sharing something sweet” pie with me!

Teachers vs Cootie Monsters!

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Happy Wednesday!  Today over at Decorate to Celebrate do you have a fun challenge that will help bring smiles to educators!  It is a teacher gifts or classroom party challenge.  How perfect is that?  It is getting to the end of the year and many of you all will have to start coming up with ideas for your kiddo’s teacher and class room celebrations!  The design team has a ton of amazing inspirations to glean ideas from!

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Here is what I cooked up.  I am a 100% germ-a-phobe.  I think being so sick for all nine months during both of my pregnancies made it worse, so the thought of the stomach flu hitting our house just sends me into the fetal position.  Having teacher friends that teach in elementary school settings, they are about as bad as me, so I decided that any teacher of small children would love to receive this instead of the traditional apple.

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This was actually so easy to make! I cut down some designer paper from Stampin’ Up and used my ATG to adhere it to the bottle of hand sanitizer.  I then took some ribbon and wrapped it around the bottle and used a Glue Dot to fasten it to the front of the bottle. Now for the fun part!  Heading over the the Silhouette Store, I found this Lori Whitlock tag (Circle Banner) with the pennants on it.  I changed up the size to be around 3 inches around and changed up the colors of the tag layers and pennants.  I then added the little saying I made up using  a font I found at the Silhouette Store.  I grouped together everything and printed out on my color printer and then cut out on my Silhouette!

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How easy was that? You could whip out a ton of these babies in no time flat!  Head over to DTC and check out the inspirations and LINK up your own teacher gift/class room party idea!  I can’t wait to see what you have cooked up!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keeping the cootie monsters at bay” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion: Sunday Funday

The Real Thing – Real Family Fun 14

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party! 

Congrats to a Musical Grad!

DSC_6657Happy Monday all!  I can’t believe we are already in May and all that the month of May brings!  Thankfully Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog’s challenge lines up with something I needed to scratch off my to-do list! Yay! It is a Graduation inspired project using at least ONE Cricut cut.

I busted out Everyday Pop-Up Cards and cut the cap at 4 inches.  I then headed over to the Silhouette store and found some musical notes and cut them out at 1 1/2 inches.  My nephew is graduating HS this month and he received the Louie Armstrong Jazz Award for all his accomplishments in music while he was at HS.  This kid can play anything he picks up.  Oh to have that talent!

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I found some paper that had music terms from DCWV School Stack and followed the school colors for the cap using Papertreyink.com and DCWV Glitter Stack.  I finished the cap using twine from The Twinery and some CANDi for the tassel and sentiment form My Pink Stamper retired collection with Close to My Heart Slate ink. I hit the notes with gold Sickles!

For the envelope, I just added some of the DCWV paper cutting it down to fit as an insert and punching the top with a MS punch.  I scored the crease and used my ATG to have it stick inside the envelope!  I think it adds a more personal feel to the whole project!

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Easy breezy lemon squeezy  yet it has a lot of personal touches.  Now head over and LINK up your Graduation project using at least ONE Cricut project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “love making personal cards” pie with me!

A Birthday that “Bears” Celebrating!

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Happy Monday all!  If you came over from Fantabulous Circut Challenge Blog‘s recent challenge, you are in the right place.  If you are just joining me, you need to head over to FCCB and check out the fun inspirations that the amazing design team has in cooked up.  This week’s theme is Fun with Puns.  All you need to do is make a project using at least ONE Cricut cut and have a fun pun to go along with your project theme!  I can’t wait to see what you got up your sleeves!

This week I decided to kill two birds with one stone and make my oldest daughter’s birthday invitations while keeping this challenge in mind.  We will be celebrating at Build -A – Bear Workshop this year, so I had to get my paws on the new Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Lite Cartridge!  Oh my did we have a hard time deciding what bear theme to use.  The soon-to-be birthday girl decided upon a cute ballerina bear!

For the sentiment tag, I pulled out my Silhouette and printer and put them both to work!  I created this by piecing different images from the stock images that come with the Studio software.  I came up with the pun on the fly and threw it all together pretty quickly. I inked the edges headed straight for my Circut to start on the cute little bears!

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Using Cricut Craft Room, I designed the bears to be around 3 inches and built them from there.  I added some faux stitching, inked a bit around the edges and some cute bling flowers and called it a day!  Having to make many of these, is a bit timed consuming, but I had a great little helper!  The base paper I used was from American Crafts  Hip, Hip, Hooray! 6×6 paper stack I found at Target!  LOVE THIS PAPER!  I used the paper from the same stack for the tutu and shoes.  I added some bubblegum pink crinkle ribbon from Kristen Swain. These invites fit in an A2 envelope!

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Make sure you head over to FCCB and check out all the fun projects and join in on the fun by LINKING up!

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

Hello Kitty Mania has Just Begun!

My four-year old is a HUGE Hello Kitty fan.  Back in January I went on the hunt to buy the Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge only to find out that it was retired and trying to purchase one via Ebay or Amazon would cost the fortune of a small country.  I found someone who sold the die cuts and ordered them and then added extra touches to them. 

Here is the first installment to the Hello Kitty mania I am underway on . . . birthday invitations.

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “when it comes to Hello Kitty, if there is a will there is a way” pie with me.

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recipe:

Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cart – Cut at 2 inches

Mini Monograms Circle cut at 3 inches “Real Dial size”

Paper: Recollections brights

Card Base:  iCraft scallop card sets of 8 at Michael’s $ bin

Cuttlebug: Happy birthday folder

Ink: Jelly Roll Pens for stitching

STICKELS!  Diamonds!

A Fun Challenge Card for a Special Green Thumb

I think I am liking this idea of participating in a weekly challenge since it MAKES me break away from what I have already cookin’ to just craft from my heart without it being under the confines of a “must do”project (even though I love crafting no matter what – right now I am up to my elbows in Hello Kitty party makin’ stuff for my almost 4-year-old). 

Here is what I came up for the Challenge Me Monday #99 challenge from Fantabulous Cricut and the for the first time to participate in  Die Cuttin’ Diva’s  Challenge # 54 .  I made this with someone in mind that will fit perfectly to who they are and what they have a true passion in doing . . . gardening! She is the type of person that can literally slap a piece off a piece of a plant in the ground and then step on it and walk away and it grows like nothing anyone has ever seen. She possesses the sixth sense of being a true green thumb.   I can’t wait to give her this card, because everything that she plants blooms right where it was planted!

Thanks for sharing a piece of ” having fun with my crafty thumb for a green thumb” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Walk in My Garden – Wheelbarrow cut at 2 inches – Garden tools cut at 1 1/2 inches.

Cuttlebug: Distressed Stripes

Paper: Die Cut with a View mini stacker – Harvest – Recollections Red and white cardstock

Ribbon Rosetts- (pre-made)

Baker’s Twine: Stampin’ Up

Glossy Accents (Clear and Black)

Stamps: My Pink Stamper – Everyday Life

Ink – Close to My Heart – Holiday Red

Drum Roll Please. . . A Piece of Pie has been Published!

With six months of waiting I finally got to get the first issue off the shelf at my local Michael’s last night.  It was a bit surreal standing in the corner of my Michael’s flipping through the February issue of Cricut magazine and there it was!  I felt like Martha Stewart for one hot minute. . .  without her enormous empire and bank account! 

Back to the reality of laundry, housecleaning, and taking care of the two best things I ever made!  Still it was super fun to be known other than “just a mom that lives in sweats and t-shirts” for a minute. 

I think it is neat that my kids are seeing me shoot for dreams and challenges and achieving success within my scope of reality.  I hope that these are examples that will resonate with them as they mature into amazing young women, that it is OK to put yourself and your talent out there no matter where you are in life and sometimes the payoff is very rewarding and self-fulfilling. 

Thanks for sharing a piece of “15 minutes of Cricut crafting fame” pie with me!

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