Monday, June 27, 2011

Get Well soon ~Donald and Daisy

 Ok who else absolutly LOVES the Disney cartridges? I do! Well who else also hates these cartridges? I do! Yes I have a love hate relationship with these darn Cartridges.  I love the cuts but all the little details seem to take me forever to put together. 
I wanted to make a card for a friends little boy who just had his tonsills out.  It took over an hour to do the Donald/Daisy cut.  So as simple as this card might look it was very time consuming. But if it puts a smile on his face it will be well worth it.
I layered a polk a dot paper and a plaid and used a zig zag stitch to attach them together and well add something else to this all ready seemingly plain card.
I stamped Get Well Soon with Blue ink. The stamp is from Hero Art.

Thanks for looking.  If anyone has any tips on how to make these cuts a little easier feel free to share. ;) 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ice Cream Sundae Appreciation

I haven't done a Teacher appreciation gift in a while. If your just tuning in and wonder what the gifts are for, I make them for the teachers we have in Primary at church.  We had each teacher including music, fill out an about me paper.  Then we take one every couple of weeks and highlight that teacher.  We then give them the gift bag with the clipboard and the little composition notebook.  It's just our little way of letting them know how special they are to us and to help all the kids get to know the teachers a little bit more.

The Gift bag started out white.
* I punched with the Martha  Stewart double loop punch down the  sides of a piece of black paper.
* Then topped it with the red paper from DCWV the Extreme pack
* Added some black Satin ribbon and a bow
*Then attached the Ice Cream Sundae cut at 6" from Sweet Treats.

 To make The Clipboard I bought the Clipboard at the $1 store.
*Paper is from the DCWV Extreme Paper pack
* I cut the Sundae from Sweet Treats at 5"
* Ran the White ice Cream through the Cuttlebug using the Polka Dot folder.
* I used Garnet colored Martha Stewart Glitter for the Cherry.
* Inked the edges of board in black and doodled on Ice Cream.

The Small Composition Notebooks measure at 4.5"x3.25". I also get them at the $1 store in a pack of 3 .                           * The paper is from scraps from the clipboard and the small Ice Cream I cut at 3 inches.                                                    * The "Notes" is cut from vinyl. I cut a whole sheet of them a while back so they were all ready.                                                                         
This particular spotlight was our Pianist.  Her favorite color was Red and her favorite food is Ice Cream.  So we try to make there gift according to the things they like.

Well that is all I have for you today. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look, I hope to see you back again soon.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sparkle and Shine!

Hi everyone hopefully everyone is staying cool. It's so so so hot here and  this week is going to be a scorcher.  Thank goodness for A/C. 
I was at Michael's the other day and I noticed that they had a few cartridges on clearance.  I've wanted the Forever Young cartridge for a really long time.  I could have picked it up when it went on sale several times but I just didn't.  But when I saw it on clearance and there were only 2 left I thought I better get it before it gets too hard to find.
I was so excited to make something with this cartridge.  I also bought from there $1 bin, a stamp that said, "Sparkle & Shine".  So I put the 2 together and this is what I came up with.

*The paper is from the glitter Sweet Mat stack from DCWV it's the 4.5"x6.5" size. 

*The girl is from Forever Young cut at 4.5"

* For the dress, I used a scrap from my stash added a flower and used the i-rock for the jewel.

* I used black satin ribbon for the bow.

* Stamped the sentiment then punched out with the eK Success punch and added jewels with the i-rock.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I love love love this Cartridge so I have a feeling I will be using it a lot.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I Won The Irresistably Sweet Blog Award!!

I got this award from Brenda over at Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker . Thank you Brenda I'm so honored!!

In order to accept this award- I've got to list 7 random things and pass this award on to 8 people..

7 Random Facts:

1. I love volleyball!
2. I've lived in AZ my whole life and I'm still not used to the 110+ degree weather. As I get older it gets harder.
3. My favorite color is pink.
4. I just recently had a series of 3 surgeries in one week to fix my back.
5. I spend way to much time online.
6. I should be getting ready to go into the office but I'm blogging.
7. I  am truly blessed, my husband calls it spoiled.

And now I would like to pass this award to 8 blogger friends:

1 Cecilia @ .The Gift of Creativity

2.Edna @ Create with Expression

3.Heather @ Heather's This & That

4.Tammy @ OBX Stamping & Crafting

5.Susan @It's Me Susan P

6.Kris @Kris' Craft Coop

7.Holly @Recycled Genius

8.Carri @ A Busy Bee

Thanks again Brenda for this award. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's Officially Summer Blog Hop ~ Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of the It's Officially Summer Blog Hop.  I am so grateful for everyone who stopped by yesterday and left comments.  It's such a blessing to have all my fabulous followers.  Without you we probably wouldn't blog.  Also a huge shout out to Jill over at The Scrapoholic for hosting a fun Hop and all the talented ladies who made projects to share. It's been an honor.  If you didn't start with Jill and you would like to hop from the beginning click HERE

Today's Project I did a card.  I participate in a card swap each month and this is the card I made for the month of July.  When I think summer I automatically think Sun.  The cut I used for this sun is from the new E2 preloaded cartridge Cricut American Alphabet. I then ran it through the Cuttlebug Polk a dot folder.   The base color looks blue in the photo but it's actually purple.  I used the cuttlebug and embossed it with the swirl folder.  The little guy I cut using Cricut Decals.  I thought he was perfect for summer holding the ice cream. 

I added some twine and stamped smile on red paper and punched out with a circle punch.  So there you have it.  Each card will come with a red envelope. 

Again leave a comment with your blog address I would love to come see your work.

                     Your next stop on the hop is over to the talented Jackie.
If you get lost along the way I've included a list of all the stops. Thanks again for hoping by!
Sarah ~ ARE HERE!!
                                 Gill ~

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Officially Summer Blog Hop!

Welcome to the It's Officially Summer Blog Hop! I would say it's definitely officially summer.  It's suppose to be 113 degrees here on Wednesday. What better way to spend time keeping cool then to be inside nice and cool participating  in a blog hop.  If you came here from Debbie then you are in the right place. If you just stopped by my blog and would like to Hop along from the beginning then hop on over to  Jill,the Scrapoholic.

 As I have mentioned before I live in Arizona and we live rather close to a couple Lakes and Senators Wash.  It's only about a 30 minute drive.  We spend as much time there as possible.  For today's hop I did a scrapbook double layout with photo's from one of many River trips.

This was a LO that was put together using one of the Creating Keepsakes Kits I had purchased a long time ago on QVC with Lisa Bearnson.

The sentiment was perfect! PLAY That's what summer is all about.

Here is  the second page to the LO.  I added my own Ribbon which is across the middle and added the Day in the Sun sentiment from the H2o Cartridge in the center.  I then stamped the year on the upper right

So that is it.  I hope you liked it. Please feel free to leave a comment. Leave me your blog address and I will visit you too.  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for day 2 of the hop.  I will have a new summer themed project for you to see.

Your next stop on the hop is over to the talented Jackie.

If you get lost along the way I've included a list of all the stops. Thanks again for hoping by!

Sarah ~ ARE HERE!! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!!

I want to thank everyone who stopped by our School's Out For Summer blog Hop this weekend. I especially want to thank all those that left comments.  Its so nice to hear from everyone.  I used for the winner of the $10 Michael's gift card and it chose #8.  Which is Silvia over at  Congrats Silvia and Thanks again to everyone who participated and to Jessica at and Nancy at for hosting a wonderful hop.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

School's Out For Summer Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of this Fun (wouldn't you say) hop.  If you've just arrived from Jenny's Blog then you are in the right place. If you just started the hop and would like to start from the beginning head on over to Jessica's blog The Creative Stamper.
Today I kinda continued with the end of the school year theme. It is School and it's now out for summer so fitting, I do believe.
Yesterday's post was for the teacher.  Well today's posting is for my son himself.  I made him a little autograph book he could get signed by all his friends.  Some of which he will see during summer, some he will see next school year and some will move away and he won't see again.

I used the YourStory Photo again. This time with the smaller size book in a light green.  I used the Locker Talk Cartridge and used rub ons for the 2010-2011.

The inside began with a photo of him and his teacher.  Then each following page has a photo of a student in his class with space for writing.
Thanks so much for all the kind comments through out this Hop I truly do appreciate everyone of you.  I hope that you found enjoyment and inspiration.

Your next stop is to DoBea and if you get lost along the way here is a list of all the stops.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

School's Out For Summer Blog Hop Day 2.

Click HERE for the Scrapoholics Sketchy Saturday Challenge

Welcome back to day 2 of our School's Out For Summer Blog Hop. If you just got here from Nadia's blog you are right on track.  If you just started the hop here and would like to start from the top, hop on over to Jessica at The Creative Stamper.

For today's project I created a gift for my Son's teacher at school for the end of the year.  This year I made it an autograph book for the kids to all sign.  It's Elementry school so I don't think yearbooks are a really big thing. Not like High School and probably Jr. High.  I used the YourStory Photo machine and the little books that came with it.  This is the first time I've used the small YourStory and I have to say it worked wonderful.

I used Locker Talk Cartridge for all the cuts on the front and stamped the apple with the Peachy Keen Simple Sallies stamp set.  Then I added some doodling in white to help it not blend in too much with the background.

Each page inside I put a strip of school themed paper and photo of each student.  I left room next to there photo so they were able to write something to the teacher.  (I did black out the students faces I think were supposed to I don't know, thought better safe than sorry.)

Well there are several more pages to the book but you get the idea.  The inside is pretty plain but does it's job. She will always have something to remember the 4th Grade Class 2011.

I then mad an envelope out of  ABC paper and tied a bow around it.

Thank you for looking now your off to visit Dobea's blog. If you get lost along the way here is a list of all the stops.

Scrapoholic's Sketchy Saturday Challenge.

Happy Saturday everyone! Today is the Scrapoholics Sketchy Saturday Design Team Challenge. So head on over to the The Scrapoholic  to see everyones work and then give it a try yourself.  Don't forget to post your LO so we can all see it.

Here is this weeks Sketch...            

It's baseball season at our house right now so I used this sketch as an opportunity to get some "baseball" LO's done.  I printed my own photo's and it gave me a thumbnail option so that is what I used to make the small photo's for the LO.
For the Baseball down the side I used my Gypsy.  I took the Quarter Note Cartridge and welded the words together.  Then I took an image from Home Accents and welded it to the beginning and to the end of the word to make it stretched out.
The baseballs were cut from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I then added some red stiching to them with a red marker.

Thanks for stopping by and please come back again soon!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

School's Out For Summer Blog Hop!!!

I am so excited that you stopped by our hop.  School's out for Summer and that is what this hop is all about.  So Grab an ice cold drink and enjoy all the hops.  There are 14 stops starting with Jessica at The Creative Stamper . So if you just started the hop and you want to start from the beginning head on over to The Creative Stamper. If you just came from Jenny at Paper Cut Creations you are in the right place.

I decided to do a summer Layout for the first day of our hop.  Living in Arizona we know the true meaning of Summer.  Thank goodness we are only about 45 minutes from the River.  We tend to spend many of our weekends outside in the sun and on the water.

This Layout I kinda put together by accident.  Do you ever make a cut and then decide your not going to use it, but you don't want to throw it away?  I do and so I keep them together.  I had the Yellow scalloped square sitting on a purple sheet of card stock and the red scalloped circle was sitting on the yellow.  They just ended up this way and I immediately loved how the colors looked together. That's when I decided to add some "summer" to the color.  Now the Yellow Scallop I don't remember where I cut it from.  But the red piece I know I used the E2 and used Cricut American Alphabet. Before I attached all the pieces together I  placed the photo's in the middle.  Then using an X-acto knife I cut away at the pictures till they were only in the center of the circle.

The Text was cut using Simply Sweet and the goggles, tube boy and "flipper" boy were cut using H2o Solutions Cartridge.  I used pop dots to give them dimension.

OK so now for the "Candy", have  a $10 gift card to Michael's for one lucky commenter.  You don't need to follow me unless of course you want to.( Followers always welcome.) Just leave me a comment of your favorite "summer" thing to do and a way to get a hold of you (e-mail)  and I will announce a winner on Monday June 13th.

Your next stop on the hop is   DoBea .  I've also posted the "Hop" line-up in case you get lost along the way.  Don't forget this is a 3 day hop so don't forget to stop back by tomorrow to see more School's Out for Summer!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Easel Care

Happy June everyone. Can you believe it's June all ready? I can't, where has this year gone? Anyhow I made this card for my Mother in Law.  It's an Easel card and the front measures at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I used Happy Birthday paper from one of the DCWV paper packs.  Not sure which one because this was scrap.  The Birthday cake was cut using Simply Charmed and was cut at 3 inches. Then I added sparkle using stickles. Now the green paper on the back ground was cut at 4" using the new Pop-up Neighborhood.  I then embossed it in the cuttle bug using the Polk a dot folder.

Now once the card is opened up I have stamped Time to Celebrate on white card stock.  I then backed it with pink and used the Martha Stewart punch for the swirls.

I was pleasantly surprised at how this card turned out.  I hope that you like it and I hope that she will like it too.

Check back tomorrow for the Schools out for Summer blog Hop!!


Monday, June 6, 2011

We Miss you when you aren't here!

                                 I made these cards for the in active children in our Primary at church.  The other counselors where going to use these in black and white. I couldn't let that!  So I took the paper and found them at exactly the same except with color.  I then printed them out and added a little something to each one.

This card I used the Martha Stewart border punch and some basic red ribbon.

                            With this card I just backed it on blue paper and added blue ribbon.

                        I used a different Martha Stewart border punch and added pink ribbon.

I hope that it puts a smile on there faces and know that we really do miss them when they aren't there.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you back again soon!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Getting back on track

Well it's been a while.  I'm not exactly sure why.  I have just been really off my mojo lately.  Really just not in the mood to blog.  I've been crafting, well kinda. Only what has to be done.  But this coming weekend I have a couple of blog hops and a Sketchy challenge due so I'm going to suck it (whatever it is) up and get back on track. 
So I have a lot of back tracking to do.   I still haven't posted my last Mother's Day card.  This is the card I made for my mom.  I had shown her a couple of months ago this never ending card I had learned how to make.  It wasn't decorated or anything but she thought that is was really cool and had said I'd love to see one all decorated up.  Well I've made a few since then but they go out just as quick as I make them (usually anyways) and she doesn't do the blogger thing so I don't think she has seen my blog.  So I decided to make her Mother's Day card, never ending.

The front of the card was made with paper from the DCWV spring pack.  The pink paper I embossed using the swirl cuttle bug folder, the flowers are Martha Stewart and the "Happy Mother's Day" is cut from Wild Card. I then added a few jewels with my i-rock.

Once the card is opened I used the same paper as the front of the card.  The flower vase and flowers were cut from Kate's ABC's.  I embossed the vase with the Polk a dot cuttle bug folder and inked the edges with a light pink.  Then where the fold was in the middle I just cut the vase. Then added some stickles to the flowers to make them sparkle.

The third layer of the card, I'll be honest, I was at a loss as to what to do.  This is about when my creativity began it's strike.  This silhouette is from A Child's Year and embossed with the Polk a dot folder from the cuttle bug.

The back of the card I didn't do anything to.  It was a Mother's Day card and the paper I think said it all.

Thank you for looking.  I've missed all my blogging friends.  I hope to see you back again soon!

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