Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cricut Halloween Class Bulletin Board

This was a really fun project that Jaimie and I did together. We used our Cricut Expression 2 with Teresa Collins' Chic & Scary and the Slumber Party Lite cartridges.

Jaimie is in 5th grade. Her school has two fifth grade classes that share a hallway and I've been given free reign to decorate! How exciting!

We made two hats - one with a "C" and one with a "W" ... one for each teacher ;) I didn't know the breakdown of girls/boys so I made 30 girl skulls and 30 boys skulls ...

Jaimie decorated her bow with a peace sign and American Crafts thickers to spell out her name ...
I used black pearls to decorate the shoelaces ... I thought that old-fashioned boots used to have a clasp ... I thought they came out pretty cute :)

You could really see the glue when I put down the eyes on the skull so I filled them in with Glossy Accents ...
I love the subway art ... so adorable!
I really like how this came out - I thought it looked as if the cat was howling at the moon ... I don't think you can tell but I used glitter paper for the black cat and the bat ... and the moon has orange glitter swirls ...
Last but not least, it was Jaimie's awesome idea to hang the ghost from the top of the paper ... I was determined to get those two cuts on the paper and couldn't seem to make it happen ... in walks Jaimie and says simply, "Just turn the ghost upside-down, Mommy!" :)

So, that was a lot of work but we really had SO much fun putting everything together!

Now ... what am I going to do for Thanksgiving? I was thinking of making turkeys for the boys ;) lol ...

Thanks so much for looking!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Banner

This is a banner that my daughter, Jaimie, and I made. Originally, I planned to send it to school for her to put up in her 5th-grade class. Jaimie said there wasn't enough room left for it at school, so I hung it in front of our fire place instead :) It's kind of big for the house I think but I like it ...

We used my Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition ~ my new toy! It was super easy to use and it did an excellent job! We used Happy Hauntings for the font and Teresa Collins' Chic & Scary for the spider webs and banners.

The black banners are just cardstock from "The Paper Company" ... the orange spider webs are from DCWV Spring Stack and the letters are K & Company's Tim Coffey Halloween Specialty pack.

I hope you like it as much as we do! It was a lot of fun to make! The CE2 cuts so well ... it made the whole project a real pleasure ... I was really nervous about trying to cut those spider webs but it was easy peasy!

Thanks so much for looking!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Lori's Garden & Elegant Edges ~ Teacher Card

This is a card and envelope that my daughter, Jaimie, and I made for her teacher. We used the Cricut Imagine with the Lori's Garden and Elegant Edges cartridges ... I was very happy with how it turned out :)

We used lots of pop dots to give it plenty of dimension ... I had to ink all the edges and add a few Martha Stewart pearls ...

We put a glue dot under the butterfly to seal the envelope ...

This was a perfect and easy tag to put on the inside of the card ~ again with pop dots :)

A little closer look so you can see the details ...

I hope you like it as much as we do :) Thanks so much for looking!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Better Together ~ Teacher Card 2

This is a card that Jaimie and I made for her Music Teacher ... We used my Imagine with the Better Together and Wild Card cartridges ... I think it is adorable! Jaimie's friend was staying with us at the time so she signed the card too ... We used lots of pop-dots ~ I love the dimension they add :) Just a touch of ribbon and we were done ... very easy and very cute!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Better Together / Wild Card Teacher Card

This is a card and envelope that my daughter, Jaimie, and I made for her teacher in June. Jaimie's friend, Kayla, was staying with us so she signed too! We used the Cricut Imagine Better Together cartridge with the Wild Card cartridge. I was really happy with how these turned out ... I think the little flower and butterfly are just adorable ~ so happy and cheerful! :) I didn't realize until it was too late that my little flowers on the yellow circle were going sideways ... but I still think it came out really cute :) There is some blurriness on the envelope because I removed their last names.

A little closer so you can see the dimension ...
We inked all the edges and pop-dotted everything ... I always like to have as much dimension as possible :) We stamped the "Best Wishes" with Jet Black StazOn ink and just added a little white organza ribbon ... We used a mini glue dot to seal the envelope ... How do you seal your envelopes? I'd love some ideas!
The inside of the card ... (and the envelope again) ...

A close-up of the "Thanks" tag so you can see the dimension ...


Just one last picture because I loved this card so much :)

Thanks so much for looking! I hope you liked my card! Please leave me a comment ~ I appreciate them so much ... I don't know anyone that makes cards or scrapbooks ~ or even does any kind of crafting for that matter! I promise I will return the favor and visit your blog too :)


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Engagement Card

Well it has been awhile since I've posted. We've been super busy between our trip to California, Hurricane Irene and starting school! My daughter, Jaimie, and I went to visit my older daughter, Jenna, in San Diego in August. She recently got engaged and his family had an extravagant party for Jenna and their son, Maz. It was a beautiful party! We got the last flight home before the hurricane and at 3 a.m. went to the grocery store for supplies because I knew there was nothing fresh in the house to eat and certainly no extra batteries, water etc. for a hurricane! Can I just tell you something? The place looked like it had been ransacked! The shelves were bare and the place was a mess! Luckily, we made it through the hurricane without too many troubles. We didn't have any flooding or damage and our power was on for the most part!

This is the card and envelope ... 

In any event, this is the card that Jaimie and I made for the newly-engaged couple! We used the "heart" cut from Damask Decor, some Jolee stickers and some K & Company "Elegance" paper with coordinating border die cut and clear die cuts. I used heavy cardstock from The Paper Company as my card base. As always, I pop-dotted everything in sight lol and added Martha Stewart pearls ... I just love them! The envelope is from Bazzill Paper Co. I also used the Wedding collection stamps from Inkadinkadoo with StazOn Jet Black ink. I used my white Gelly Roll pen on the envelope and I used my Zig  2-Way Glue to adhere the clear die cuts on the card and envelope. I used my awesome ATG to adhere the Damask Decor cut to the card base ... and a gold pen on the inside :)

close-up of the front of the card ...

side-view so you can see the dimension ...

inside of the card ... I wish my handwriting was nicer! <sigh>

close-ups of the inside of the card ...

Thanks so much for looking! Please leave me a comment so I know you've taken a peek ... blogger seems like a lonely place!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Daddy's Girl Layout

This is a scrapbook page of my daughter, Jaimie, and her Daddy. We had gone down the shore last Spring and I was playing with my new camera and caught some pretty cute pictures :) I hope to add a coordinating second page soon ...

I used my Cricut Imagine and the Blossom cartridge to print the papers ... I also used the Bloom and Twinkle Toes to create the large butterfly and the tag.

I used Martha Stewart pearls on the body of the butterflies and a Martha Stewart Arches punch for the main matte ...

I layered the punch anywhere or punch around the page Martha Stewart butterfly in black layered with the smaller classic Martha Stewart butterfly in one of the Blossom papers and pink vellum with Martha Stewart pearls in the center. I also used the Martha Stewart Arches punch ...

This is a little bit closer-up of the page ... I used a Sakura Glaze pen to handwrite the date on the tag ... I love how it stays shiny!

We had a lot of fun that day!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

4th of July Banner

Ok so I just realized that I never posted pictures of the 4th of July banner that my daughter, Jaimie, and I made! So ... here it is :) We used our Cricut Imagine and the Teresa Collins Sophisticated cartridge ... We were very happy with how it turned out ... it was a lot of fun to make ... This was our first banner ... I'm sure we learned a lot that we'd do differently next time but for now ... I think this came out pretty well for our first attempt!

This is a a photo of the whole banner hanging from the fireplace mantel ...

This photo shows how we used pop-dots to give it some dimension ...

Thanks so much for looking! We hope you like it!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Rock Princess Birthday Card

This is a card and envelope that my daughter, Jaimie, and I created for her friends' birthday on my Cricut Imagine! We had so much fun putting this together! We started with White AC (American Crafts) Cardstock ~ my favorite! We used the Rock Princess and Slumber Party cartridges with tons of pop-dots!

We used Martha Stewart's Glitter Glue for the streaks in the paper doll's hair and on the flower on the front of the card ...

Jaimie used Sakura Souffle 3-D Opaque Ink pens on the envelope.

We used Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers to spell the word "peace" and  the rhinestone on the flower is "Grass Green" from Queen & Co.

On the back of the card Jaimie used lots of pop dots to give the shooting star more dimension and stamped the "Handmade with Love" with Azure Stazon ink ...

We sealed the envelope with a glue dot hidden by the peace sign sticker from Jolee's Boutique. I wasn't very happy with the envelope to begin with because you could see the marks that the Cricut cuts so that you know where to score it ... I decided to add the purple lace to hopefully distract from those marks ...

Jaimie and her friends were in LOVE with everything "lime green" and "purple" all year this school year, so she didn't want to use any of the adorable Imagine Patterns or Colors ... these came straight from the color palette in the Imagine and in the end, I think it worked ... We popped in a gift card to Toys R Us and we were good to go! She had a great time at the Pool Party!

Thanks so much for looking! We hope you liked our card!