Thursday, November 23, 2017

Give Thanks: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. This year I am giving thanks for so many things: my new job, new friends and right now getting my crafting mojo back. I have been back in the craft room creating fun projects to share for the last 2 days (love having time off). I love this cute turkey cut so I had to play with him.
I used nothing but scraps and twine I never remember to use to make this card (the first I have made since July) and had fun playing with patterned paper I had in my scraps bin.

Have a wonderful day all.

I am adding this to a few challenges going on right now:
Always Fun Challenges #33 - Thanksgiving
Dare 2B ArtZy November Challenge - Gratitude. 
Use Your Stuff #289 - Thankful

Supplies:
- Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge - Turkey
- Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge - Give Thanks
- 5x7 dots embossing

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Been Awhile...Now What?

It has been a while since I last posted on my blog and seeing as this is a place I get to express myself...
  
I know some of it has been a shift in jobs.  I recently got my dream job and spent the summer preparing for the new school year as a full time Drama teacher.  I get to teach drama to all 6th, 7th & 8th graders in my building and I love it everyday. The time to plan over the summer was very needed and enjoyed as I got to take some fun summer classes.  The work I put in took me away from my memory making & crafting time.
My daughter has started middle school and has had some struggles adjusting and getting settled in. Any parent with a child who has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan for those who might not know) knows this can be a concern at times.  It also has taken away some time.
The last thing was a lack of inspiration and desire tobe in my crafting space. I finished up working with Design Cuttin' Divas (who I love and say go see their weekly challenge it is a blast) and did not seem inspired to create things. I would sit at my desk and not know what to make - even with stacks and stacks of photos to work with.
I had the crafting blahs...BUT...
I am starting to make my way back into my crafting space and eager to work with the memories I have captured on film. I know many of my followers may not stop by for awhile, but I want to say thanks to anyone who does and let you know I so enjoy visiting different blogs and seeing all the wonderful love put into creating projects

 As I know in the end that is the main reason most of us choose to create and share.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Donut Diamond Rings

Sometimes I get asked to do such fun things that are so simple, but bring me so much joy. Over the summer I was asked by my school's secretary to cut out over 100 diamonds.  I am so glad I had time between my summer classes to do this for her.  This is what she created with the diamonds I cut out for her.
Is this not the cutest idea for a wedding shower brunch?  The diamonds were a mix of silver and a cranberry color that the bridesmaids will be wearing at this upcoming wedding.
I asked her to share the final product with me because it was so so fun.  Thanks for stopping by. I am in my 3rd week of school and my new job couldn't be going better. I will share some of the fun things I have created soon.

Supplies:
- Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge - diamond (minus back layer)
- Hostess Mini Donuts
- Toothpicks

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dreams Photo Album

A few weeks ago my daughter celebrated the end of another dance season. She loves competing so much and I wanted to make something special for her and her dance big sister, especially because we have made a change in dance studios so they will not be together anymore. I decided to make them matching chipboard albums.
The above is the final cover image.  It features the only die cut I used for the whole album, a welded font from my computer.
This is how all the pages started - with me covering them with paper.  All the papers are from the same paper stack, Pink Paislee, Memorandum. It was really easy to measure and cut the paper to fit the chipboard and a corner rounder was the perfect fit for the rounded edges. I mixed and matched different papers.


I also went into my stash and added washi tapes, stickers and print and cut items to complete the pages. The girls both loved their albums and their friendship will continue on no matter where they are dancing.

Supplies:
- Tag chipboard album form Recollections collection Michael's
- Pink Paislee Memorandum paper stack - all papers
- Variety of stickers and ribbons form my stash.
- Smoothie Shoppe font



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sketch Guest Designer with Die Cuttin' Divas

I am so lucky this week.  I get to rejoin the wonderful team at Die Cuttin' Divas as their guest designer for the week. It is the first Tuesday (first day) of August and that means a new sketch to work and play with.
I created this birthday card for my niece who just turned 4 with this sketch. I wanted something fun and this sketch worked great for that.
I started with this colorful paper and once I had found the matching solids I went to work. I love this cute cake cut from Smiley Cards but it only had 3 candles on it so I decided to chop them off and just use the cake.
I added some sparkly to the frosting and some glossy accents to the cheeks.  My niece called to tell me she loved it - so  it is a win!!

I hope you all get a chance to join the Die Cuttin Divas in their sketch challenge this week. Make sure you head over for more inspiration and check out the great design team projects.

Supplies:
- Sketch by Georgina at Carson's Creations
- Birthday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - Happy Birthday
- Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge - cake (minus candles)
- Stickles
- Glossy Accents 


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Too Much Time to Craft...


I just wanted to pop in and say I am missing my craft space and blog a lot right now.  I am very excited to get to work on some projects soon, but also very excited about the fact that I am changing jobs and taking classes this summer to be ready for this job come fall. The last few weeks of the teaching year and the first few weeks of summer have been hectic trying to get into a pattern for myself and the family.  I am lucky  to say I have had a few minutes to create and look forward to sharing soon and hope now that things are in a pretty good routine I will have more to share soon.

Hope your summer projects are coming along.