Friday, August 31, 2012

My project that I made for my new job!

Last week I found out that I got the job at my kids school for Noon Assistant so yesterday was my first day of work. I just went if for a couple of hours to help get things ready for next week and figure out what I need for my job.  I will be working on the playground during lunch time so we need to have pass for the kids if they have to go back into the school.  I came home and got to work on Storybook Creator and made this cool pass for the kids!!   

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Grandma's Birthday Present

I made this a few weeks ago for my Grandma for her birthday. On Sunday we called to wish her a Happy Birthday and she was so happy to get her magnet of the kids and book album of our trip to visit her in December. I just took a scrap pieces of chipboard and papers I had and add these cute little pictures of the kids to make it. 
Here is the front cover of the digital album I made for her.  It was so much fun to make and putthe pages in the album.  The kids loved looking at it and remember all the fun things they did on our trip to IL!!  I could have never made this album as fast and used as many pictures as I did without using
Storybook Creator.  I made 20 4x6 pages to put in the album.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

HIMCR #60 Share a Challenge

Hello Eveyone!!  Hope you all have a good week.  My week has been good!!  Monday morning I had a job interview for a noon time assistant job at my kids school.  On Wed. morning I found out that I got the job!!  The kids are very excited that Mommy is going to be working at their school. 
This week challenge at HIMCR is Share a Challenge!  I decided since we are getting ready for school to start that I would find a Back to School Challenge.   Simply Create Too is have Back to School Challenge.  I cut out some cute little back to school images on the cricut to glue on a chalk board for the kids to give their teacher on the first day of school. I also attached a cute ribbon for the teacher to be able to hang it up but I didn't notice till now you can't really see the ribbon in the picture.  It's green with little yellow pencils on it.
Apple and worm are from Create a Critter
Pencil is from Locker Talk
School house is from Seasame Street
Now it's time to check what my DT Sister made for the challenge!!
Now enter the challenge at HIMCR!!
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

2nd Place

It has been a busy week and we all have been so tired after going to Faith's tourament over the weekend.  This was her very first tourament to go play in and she was so excited!  She played 2 games on Saturday they won the first one and they lost the second game.  Then on Sunday they played 2 more games.  They won their first one and found out during the middle of that game they where in the Championship.  They played so good all weekend.  Faith is the smallest and youngest one on her team but that didn't stop her any!   She was the so exicted when she found they got a medal for 2nd Place!  Afterwards she ask the coach can I hold the trophey so my Mom can take a picture for my scrapbook!!
Now it's time for me to get off the computer and get my camera battery charged and ready to go for her tournament this weekend. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to School Card

I found this cute envelope on the Silhouette store last week.  I thought it was so cute and would be perfect to use with my red baker's twine.  I got this set of school stamps from The Craft's Meow!  I found this cute apple paper in my scrap box and got busy to come up with this cute card and envelope!!  Can't wait to give it to the kids new teacher in a few weeks!!

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Baby boy gift bag and card

Last week I was able to get some little projects done here and there but ran out of time to post them.  I had a Mini Baby Boy Album made up and my husband came home last week and need a baby gift for a co-worker.  I decided to make a cute gift bag to put the gift in to match the card. 
I found these gift bags marked down real cheap at Wal-Mart a few months ago.  I used the Creative Memories Stork's Delivery Cartridge to decorate both the card and bag.  If you like this cartridge all of the Creative Memories Cartridges are 10% off till August 27th!!

Get Well Soon

I just wanted to one of the cards that I made last week.  I recently order some stamps from
The Craft's Meow.  I just loved this Get Well Set!  The owl is so cute!!  I have some cute get well sentiments but nothing to really go with them.  So I thought these were great!! 
Hope you enjoy my new card!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Create It Custom Albums!!

A few weeks ago I posted the pages the kids and I made for their Creative Memories Create It Custom Albums. We got them back last week and they turned out so great!!  The kids love them and so does Mommy!!  If you love them as much as we do and would like to know more about how to make them yourself just let me know!!  They are are on sale for $34.30 till August 27th!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

HIMCR #59 Limited Layers

Good Morning! 
We are up and going early today.  My daughter has her first Soccer tourament!!  This is an exciting weekend for her.  I have the camera all charged up to get some good pictures.  She will tell you that her goal is to be a goalie in the World Cup and the Olypmic just like Hope Solo.  I will post some picture later this weekend of Faith playing.

Now it's time for the challenge at HIMCR.   Limited layers! 2 Layers ONLY! (1 layer can be a paper pieced image that actually has layers within)  I had fun making my card this first I wasn't sure if the colors would look good together at first.  After it was all cut and put together I really like how it turned out. 
Docerela Loveable stamp set
All of my papers are from my scrap box.

Now it's time to check what my DT Sister made for the challenge!!
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Folders and Notebooks for School

My goal all week has been to get my daugher's folders and notebooks posted we made over the weekend.  It seems like everytime I have sat down at the computer this and got ready to start the kids had to have me at that moment.  So they are gone to bed now and I'm enjoy the peacefully house now that it is finally cooling down in the house.  It was in the 90's today so our house was very hot in my craft room tonight.   

I let Faith pick out the paper and what she wanted on her notebooks and Mommy went to work then. She loves them and said she will have the coolest notebooks in 4th Grade thanks to her Crafty Mommy :)
 Then she decide we need to decorate her folders with some vinyl.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Canvas for my Living Room

Hello Everyone!
I wanted to post pictures of the four canvas I recently painted and alter for my living room wall.  It took me forever to decide on what pictures I was going to use on them.  Months ago my friend bought me the big canvas and then I decide it would be cool to do one for each of  the kids.  Well then I found the one that I thought would look good below the main canvas.  So I thought that would be prefect for a canvas of my husband and me together.  Then I had to decide on the colors which I knew one was going to be purple for sure.  Purple is my favorite color!!!  Then we decide to go with brown for the others cause it matched the walls right now.  Then later I'm going to paint the walls a different color but it will still match the color I have picked out for the walls. 

I'm so happy with my wall now!  Well even happy when the walls get painted!

I almost forgot to tell you about the family chipboard cut out I painted.  The original plan was to cut out Family in vinyl till my friend was at Hobby Lobby and found the chipboard.  I painted it and add some green polka dots on it and some pretty purple ribbon!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

HIMCR #58 Super Scraps Saturday

I can't believe it's Saturday already.  This week has been so clam compared to the last few weeks. 
I have just been catching up on things around the house and back into working out.  My DT Sister AJ and her cute little daughter Liana came over to craft on Wed.   Faith and Liana made little paper bags that I cut out for them on my silhouette. 
This week at HIMCR it's Super Scraps Saturday!!  After last week of organize my scrap box it was so easy to find papers to work with.  In case your missed my post on my scrap box organizing that Faith and Mommy did I linked it for you.  I found this cool wave paper I had left from a journal I made a few summers ago.  So I looked through my cartridges and came up with this cute little turtle and remember I had thise cute summer stamp set to go with it.

Turtle is from Creative Memories Traveler Cartridge and the stamp set is from
 We Are Memory Keepers.  Everything else is out of my scrap box.

Now it's time to check what my DT Sister made for the challenge!!
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Pencil Boxes

Last week I had the chance to go to  Wal-Mart by myself while the kids were at camp so I  got their school supplies.  Today we checked to make sure they have everything on their list and they put them in their new backpacks.  They don't go back to school till after Labor Day but I wanted to have it all together cause our last 3 weekends before school starts my daughter has tournments. 

We decide to decorate their pencils boxes with vinyl since I had it out working on a big order I had for my Etsy shop today.  They both help pick out what they wanted to go on their box.
Next we are going to decorate my daughter's notebooks and folders! 

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Flower Birthday Card

Today is my friend's birthday and I wanted to make her a card early this week but it just didn't happen.  So today the kids and I stayed home and crafted all day.  I used the Smiley Cards Cartridge to cut out the card and used a couple of different sets of my stamps on it. 

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

HIMCR #40 Freestyle

Hello Everyone!!  Hope everyone is having a good Saturday! 

It's time for the weekly challenge at HIMCR this week is Freestyle anything goes! So I decided to use this week to make my item for my upcoming Mixed Media Swap. I made these cute little books for the kids to give to Daddy for Father's Day!  It is the 10 things I love about you.

-I used a deck of playing cards and took the Creative Memories Paper Edger around all the cards to make them look old and rubbed brown ink all over both sides of the cards.
-I stamped on white cardstock 10 things and I Love about you from the CMTMH stamp
 set 10 Things in brown ink.
-Cut out 11 1.75" x 2" white blocks and rubbed brown ink on them and placed on one each card A-J.
-Punched holes in the upper left corner and tied a piece jute through the hole.

Thanks to everyone who checks out my creation for the week!! Remeber to check out all the Design Team creations:
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#41 HIMCR Colors

Hello Everyone!  I can't believe it is already Saturday.  This week went by so fast with the kids on Spring Break!

This week Challenge is Colors and they are Pink Pirouette(light pink), Rose Red(red with a hint of pink, like  marron or something), Basic Gray(Dark Gray).  These are Stampin Up colors but you don't have to use Stampin Up.

I decide for my Creation for the week I would make a Birthday Card to send to my husband's Grandma.
I love how it turned out and I also used my new tool I got this week!  The Creative Memories Border Maker it is so cool!!

-Cut out a 4.5"x6" piece of Charcoal from The Paper Company and used the Creative Memories Scallop Stitch Border Marker Cartridge on the bottom side.
- Cut Happy Birthday and the shadow from the butterfly out of  Maroon color of Brazzil Bacis Paper
Happy Birthday in 3.25" and Butterfly in 2.5" from Gyspy Wandering Cartridge.
-Cut a 2.5" Butterfly from Gypsy Wandering Cartridge out of Coredinations Whitewash collection Light Pink.
-Used Watermelon ink to chalk the edges of the card.

Thanks to everyone who checks out my creation for the week!! Remeber to check out all the Design Team creations:

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Have a great Saturday!!

Creative Memories This & That Cartridge

Good Morning Everyone!
I got up this morning and created a layout for my daughter's album from last week.  We had such nice warm weather last week.  This week it hasn't been very warm yet.  The sun is out this morning!!! 

I just wanted to show a just a few things you can cut from the Creative Memories This & That cartridge.  If you like what you see or the other cuts I have made from this Cartridge be sure to head over to my website to get your This & That cartridge before it's too late.  I aslo used Playful & Festive Doodling Templetes both of these are great tools to have.  Monday they both went on the While Supplies List.  Be sure to check out the List before it's too late cause there are lots of items on the list even the 'Tis the Season Cartridge is on the list and this is another great cartridge you won't want to miss out on!!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Cricut Cartridges and My Gyspy

Today is the first day this week I have crafted.  I don't remember if I mention on my blog or not but a few weeks ago my Gypsy broke.  I have had it since they first came out so of coarse it's out of warranty.  But I contact Provo to see if there was anything that could be done to fix it.  The spot where you plug it up to your Cricut fell inside the gypsy.  Provo said no it wasn't fixable but I could buy a new Gypsy and send the old one to them and they would but the serial number on the new one.  But after go back and forth I have decide against getting another Gypsy when Craftroom is free to use.  So not thinking about it this weekend I went to link some of my cartridges to Craftroom and couldn't because they are all link to my broke Gyspy!!!  I was so furstrated cause I didn't think it would work but when I was on the phone with Provo but the guy said it would.   

So now I'm really mad at this point cause I have 118 cartridges, 1 broken Gypsy and 2 Cricuts  and the best they coud do was give me some credit to my accout. I look at this picture seeing how much money I have given to Provo!!

I called Provo again on Monday!  The first lady I talk with lets me know there is nothng she can do to help me get my cartridges unlinked from my Gypsy unless I buy a new one and send them both in together.  But resured me that it's in the works to fix this problem.  I tell her that really doesn't do me any good when I try to use my Cricut with Craftroom and I have problems cutting if the file has more than one cartridges in it.  So at this point I told her that I wanted to talk with a manager.  I finally after 3 calls talked with a manger and she is helping me with the issue!!  I'm not getting a new Gypsy but should have all my cartridges connected to Craftroom soon!  So far I have one cartridge link to it now only becuase the Gypsy didn't have the CM Be Young one on it yet.  It's only been out sine May!

So today Faith and my DT Sister AJ  decided to lay all my carts out and count them for me.  I told them have fun cause I was too frustate to count them.  Since I spent all afternoon and a few hours in the evening on Monday finishing register them on  So lesson learned from this register them when you get a new cartridge!!!  I used to be good at doing it but lately I wasn't so I had to go through all 118 and do the ones that were not!! 


I had so much fun usng the AJ's Spectrum Noir Marker that I made a second card for  Fresh Brewed August Facebook Challenge.   I aslo got to use another one of my new rubber FB sentimetns!  It also gave me another reason to use some more of my cool Chevron paper I bought this weekend!!

Sketch 1

After I finished my two cards my daughter ask me if she could have the extra digi that I had printed out.  So I told yes and she made her own Java Hot Air Balloon!!  She did such a great job!!
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Just dropping by with a happy hi

I had so much fun today making my card for the Fresh Brewed August Facebook Challenge.  It was perfect timing to make it cause I just recieved my order from Fresh Brewed on Monday.  Heather is awesome!!  I placed my order on Friday and got it Monday!! 

My digi is Java Hot Air Ballon and I used a Fresh Brewed rubber sentimet 
"Just dropping by with a happy hi"  I also used my DT Sister AJ's Spectrum Noir markers
today to color my digi!  I had so much fun using them.  Now I have the markers on my wish list!! 

Here is my card for Sketch 2
I love this paper I used for the background!! It's on sale this
week at Michael's.  Recollections Chevrons

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Fall bags

I finally had a chance to sit down and make my Mixed Media Swap Item for the month.  We have been so busy that I just have not had time to make them till today.  So I have decide to take some time off from doing my Swap for awhile cause with school starting up next month and the kids both doing soccer on the weekends I'm going to have less time.  So I wanted to focus more on getting pages done in the kids albums and making some Christmas gifts. 

This months theme was Autumn or Fall.  So I  found this cute little bag on the Silhouette to make.  Then I thought how cute it would be punch out leaves from the Creative Memories Leaf Maker to decorate the bag with.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

12x12 Custom Album I made this weekend for the kids

It was a very hot weekend here but nice to have some Summer!!  I bought product credits a few months ago for to make my kids 12x12 Custom Albums but couldn't decide how I wanted to design them.  Last night the kids and I sat down to make their albums.  What a fun project!!  Faith had her own ideas of how she wanted the paper to be on her cover and Hunter knew what colors he wanted and told me he like it.   I can't wait to get them in my hands!!  The estimated ship date is the 15th but I'm so hoping they come sooner!

I will post another picture when  they arrive so be sure to check back!!

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Soccer Bag Tags

The kids are so excited they got a backpack to put all their soccer gear in this weekend.  I wanted them to put their number on them so I saw something similar to these awhile ago on Pinetrest.  So I decide to try it out last night.  They loved them this morning! 

I took old gift cards we had laying around the house and covered them with black card stock and mod pauge.  Then I cut out their number, soccer ball, white piece of cardstock  and mod pauge them on to the tag.   After the mod pauge dried I wrote their name and phone number on the back side of the tag.  Then I punched a hole and attached some fun cord we had on them.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

HIMCR #57 Colors Challenge

The kids went to their last camp of the summer this week and started the last session of swim lesson still next summer.  They are going to take a break from swim lesson during the school year.  Today we have the last day of their camp and a BBQ afterwards.  I did mange to squeeze in a little bit of crafting and some cleaining in between taking the kids and their friends to camp. 

This week at HIMCR is the Color Challenge.  Our colors are Sunset (orange), Crystal Blue (sea blue), and Olive (green).   I thought the colors would make a cute little purse card I saw the other day to cut out on the Silhouette. 
My green and blue paper are from my scrap box.  I know the green is from DCVW but I'm not sure on the blue cards stock.  I could not find the right shade of orange.  So I cut out my flower from the Creative Memories Be Young Cartridge and it cut from white card stock and then I rub my CTHM Sunset ink pad over the flower.  I decided the blue cardstock need just a little something else.  I looked through my embossing folders and the Stylized Flowers one look like a great folder for this little purse.  Then I added some velcro to hold the flap down and little blue button to the flower. 

The kids are so excited to send this to Grandma for her birthday!

Be sure to check out what My DT sister made for this week!!
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Are We There Yet

I finally was able to have some free time this afternoon from run to finish up this layout.  I started it on Monday but I was gone so much this week.  I'm very happy with the way they turned out.  I used the Creative Memories Traveler Cartridge to create this layout along with the Page Planner from CM too.  After I cut out everything I remember that I had some Cheerful Power Palette open. 
The color went together so well. 

These are the 2 Templete layouts I used from the Page Planner Set. 
They make creating a layout so easy!

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