Monday, August 31, 2009

Birthday Bulletin Boards

Well, I was asked to do the Birthday Bulletin Boards again, so here is the one I made for September.

I wish I hadn't picked the purple background, but it will work better through the fall and winter... I hope.

Anyway, I used 'Speaking of School' for the letters, and 'Doodlecharms' for the apples.

I didn't distress anything. I think that was a mistake, oh well. I am a distress-a-holic.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I made this a while ago, but never blogged it. What can I say, I was born to slack.

The board is 12" tall and it was a little over 2' wide. I painted it, then stained over the top of it. Then I used my cricut to cut vinyl for the lettering. 'KNEEL' was cut with Base Camp, and the rest was cut with 'Script 101'. I really liked how it turned out and I think my mom did too. I guess I should be happy that she has it out in her family room in her house and not put away in a closet. That's a good thing, right?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Birthday to my niece!

I made this little gift box for my niece for her birthday. I bought her some cute earrings, and made the box to be her card, and to hold the earring box.

I made the box with my Cricut. I used the 'Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More' cartridge. I cut it on my Expression set to 'Fit to page'.
The circles were cut with the 'George and Basic Shapes' cartridge. The pink circle was cut at 3.5 inches and the white circle was cut at 3 inches. The heart was cut with 'George' also, at 2.5 inches. I also cut squares to sit on each side of the box with the 'George' cart. They were cut at 4.5". I cut them on both chipboard and paper.
The scalloped square was cut with the 'Accent Essentials' cartridge and was cut at 3.75 inches. It was cut on both paper and thin chipboard to give it dimension. All of the writing was done by making my own rub ons with my computer and transparency sheets.
The paper came from Making Memories. I distressed all the paper with 'Old Paper' distressing ink and sand paper. I also used stickles to make it sparkly, and flowers from Prima. The brads are also all from Making Memories.

Hope you like it! Happy Birthday Elsie!

I hope you win the contest!

Who doesn't love free stuff?

CRAZY PEOPLE, that's who!

How would you like to win the four new cartridges that Cricut is releasing this summer?

I do! Check out this giveaway from 'Today's Mama'!

I'll be back...

Well, I will try. I haven't had time to do much blogging, but I am going to give it a go again.

Let's see what happens. :D

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mother's Day Activity

My friend asked me to help her come up with an idea for the girls in our ward at church to do for Mother's Day Activity. I made two of each of these books you see pictured.

Here's what I came up with. I made these books using my Cricut Expression. I used the Cricut Design Studio to weld together the letters from 'Opposites Attract' and the rectangles from 'George and Basic Shapes'. Then I cut them out in chipboard, spray painted them, added the letters cut out in cute paper, and finally bound it with my Bind-It-All.

I gave the girls a bunch of embellishments, ribbon, flowers, brads, etc. And they decorated the books and put pictures of themselves in them, and wrote nice notes for their moms. I didn't get to see the books when they were done but I heard that they were really cute and the girls had a great time decorating them.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

And finally...

The last of the books. I had no idea it was going to take me anywhere near as long as it did. I hope the teachers all enjoy these books, filled with notes from their students.

And some more...

Here are more of the books I made. I also made some cute tags for each of the Faculty, and some signs, but I forgot to take pictures of them. Overwhelmed much? Yes, yes I am. But I am glad to help out our teachers, they work so hard and do such an amazing job.

I am in love with my Bind It All. Love. Love. Love.

Monday, May 5, 2008

More of da books.

Here are 5 more of the books for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Phew, that was a lot of cutting. Have I ever mentioned how much I love my Cricut Expression?!

What a day!

Ok, so here are 5 of the books from today. I will post more later if I have the time. I spent the majority of my day at my kids' school, and the highlight for me was watching our great teachers get silly and beat the candy out of a pinata. That was so fun!

As far as I can tell the teachers all liked the books I made for them. I hope they do anyway.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 25, 2008

I have a problem....

Well, several actually but that's another blog. Today it's that I seem to be a pro at biting off more than I can chew. It's my gift.

Teacher Appreciation week is coming up and I signed up to be on the committee. So, we are sitting at the meeting, discussing what we are going to do for the teachers, and they start talking about the wonderful things they have done in the past and what ever will we do this year. And I come up with the less than brilliant idea to make each teacher a little book. The students will each get a page to write a nice note to their teacher or draw a picture (for the youngins). Well, they all liked the idea so now I am making 18 of these little books. They are 5.5x5.5". I cut all the pages, the covers, and the chipboard backing with my Cricut Expression. Then I got to use my fabulous new toy, the Bind-It-All to bind them. The paper on this one is from Basic Grey and so is the ribbon.

So wish me luck, and watch for 17 more of these little babies.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

This Month's Bulletin Board

So long purple background. You served us well.

I went to Lakeshore Learning center and they had this fun cloudy bulletin board paper so I put that up. The purple was tired, but I had left it up since I didn't like any of the other colors we had in the supply room... and because I am lazy... and it's freaking hard to put up that stuff by yourself. Or at least I am unaware of the secret way to put it up easily.


This months' board was done with my Cricut. I used the 'New Arrival' cartridge to make up the umbrellas. (I removed the bows from the umbrellas for the boys). My friend Dawn came over and wrote out the names for me. She has amazing handwriting, and I can't lie... I am super jealous. The paper is all from My Mind's Eye. I thought this one turned out really cute.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Last Month's Bulletin Board

Wow, it's been over a month since I pulled pictures off of my camera. Slacker much? Yes thanks.

Anyway, here's the bulletin board from last month. It's SO not my favorite. I sucked it up. Oh well. :p

The font is from the Cricut Zooballoo cartridge and the clovers are on the Paper Doll dress up cartridge.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Jen!

This is the card I made for my sister in law... back in oh... February. I am really working on that lazy bone.

Anyway, it was a fairly simple card, but I really liked how it turned out.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

There goes my new years resolution...

Shocking huh? Yeah, not so much.

I have quite a few things to post, but first a little update as to what has been happening here.

Last month, my Husband's Aunt and Uncle were crossing the street (at a crosswalk) when an oncoming truck did not see them and struck them. Sonja is doing ok, but Jerry is still in a bad way. I wont go into details, but every prayer counts.


A while back I posted a link to This morning at 12:48 Rick was called home to our Heavenly Father. What a blessing! His family was blessed to get to spend time with him knowing what would happen. His family is blessed because they have been brought closer together. His family is blessed in knowing that they will see and be with him again, and knowing that Rick is no longer in pain. They are blessed because they loved so much that it hurts to lose. It's a hard time, but Rick is in a better place.


Hug the ones you love.