Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Break Projects

I have been on spring break this week and have been spending lots of time in my craft room working on several projects. 
The first project was a birthday present for my grandmother. I saw this saying about a month ago. When I saw it I knew that I wanted to do something with the saying for my grandmother since we call her Mimi. The original saying was on a tile but I decided to cut the saying in vinyl and put it on a picture frame.

The next few projects were some embroidery projects. One of my Christmas presents was a Brother SE400 embroidery & sewing machine. I am so excited to have one and even more excited to finally have time to play with it. 
My first embroidery project of the week was an appliqué owl on my sewing machine cover. This is the first appliqué I have ever done and I must say that I love this little owl. 

My aunt brought some baby items so for the next project I monogrammed and embroidered them.
Then I monogrammed some onesies for a baby shower this weekend.
And my last project of the week was to make some monogrammed pockets and sew them on some t-shirts for myself.
It has been a fun week of crafting and I have a feeling that I will be spending lots of time in my craft room this summer.

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Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Wood and Vinyl Projects

This week over at the Jennuine Challenges Facebook group the challenge is wood. Once I saw the challenge for this week I thought about the cute ways to combine wood and vinyl to make projects that I have seen on Pinterest so I decide to give it a try.
Here are the projects:
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Scrap Challenge Card

Yay! I finally got back in my craftroom. It has been so busy since school started back and I feel like I have been using all my extra time getting school things done. I am so excited to do some crafting. It is fun to be part of the crafting group Jennuine Challenges and seeing everyone post their projects is so inspiring.This week the challenge was a scrap challenge. I was so happy to see this challenge because I knew I had been saving all my scraps for a reason and was not just being a hoarder. Here is the card that I made for the challenge:
To make this card I used paper scraps, an EK Success punch, and a stamp for the sentiment.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Classroom Crafts

August has been filled with getting ready to go back to work and getting my classroom decorated. Therefore my crafting has been making things for my classroom. I found some small trash cans, a small dust pan and broom, and some hand sanitizer at the Dollar Tree. I used my Cricut and vinyl to cut out the polka dots, letters, and owls to decorate them.

Small Trash Cans for Stations:

Small Dust Pan and Broom:

Hand Sanitizer:


During reading the students go to reading stations. I have three reading groups and I pick one student from each group to be the team leader. Last year I used some Team Leader badges from an old reading series so I decided to alter them to match my classroom theme.
Before:
After:
 Before & After


I hope that you enjoyed these classroom crafts. I have created some other things for my classroom that I will post soon.
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Happy Crafting!
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

"You Are So Tweet!" Card

This week I made a card for the challenges over at the Krafty Girls blog and the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog. The challenge at Krafty Girls this week is "Birds of a Feather" Challenge #21 and the challenge at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog is "Set the Scene" Challenge # 169. I combined these challenges and made this card:



I used light blue cardstock for the card base to look like the sky. The grass, tree, bird, and cloud were all cut from the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge. The phrase "You are so Tweet!" was cut using the the Loop Dee Loo font from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. 

Supplies:
Light Blue Cardstock (Card Base)
Green Cardstock (Grass and Tree)
Brown Cardstock (Tree Trunk)
White Cardstock (Cloud)
Red Cardstock (Bird)
Black Cardstock (Bird)
Yellow Cardstock (Bird)
Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge
Lyrical Letters Cricut Cartridge
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
Foam Squares
White Gelly Roll Pen

Measurements:
Card Base- 4 1/4 inches X 5 1/2 inches
Tree- 3 1/2 inches
Bird- 2 inches
Cloud- 2 inches
Phrase- 1 inch
Grass- 1 inch X 5 1/2 inches
(I welded the grass together to make it 5 1/2 inches.)


I hope that you like and can use this card idea.
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Birthday Card for My Niece

Hi Crafters! So I have finished all the birthday cards for this week. The last card I had to make was for my niece that is turning one. My niece has a little stuff monkey that she takes everywhere and every time I see her or pictures of her she always has the monkey or is wearing an outfit with a monkey on it. Therefore I had to make her a card with a monkey and I found the monkey on the Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge.
 Here is a picture of her birthday card:

And here is a picture of the inside:
I used pink and purple to girl it up and then added the number one to the monkey's hat and shirt. I also used some stitching to give the card a little more detail. 

Supplies & Recipe:
-Pink Cardstock (Card Base: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Scored @ 4 1/4)
-Studio G Pink Paper Pack (Pattern Paper Layer: 4 X 5 1/4)
-Black Cardstock (Monkey Base: 3)
-Light Brown Cardstock (Monkey Middle Layer: 3)
-Dark Brown Cardstock (Monkey Top Layer: 3)
-Dark Pink Cardstock (Monkey's Hat & Shirt, Candles & Wave on Cake, "Make a Wish" Sentiment: 1 1/4, & "Happy Birthday" Sentiment: 2)
-Light Purple Cardstock (Ball on Monkey's Hat, The Number 1 on Shirt & Hat, Cake Plate: 1, Cake Icing, Phrase Bubble: 2)
-Yellow Cardstock (Cake Base: 1 1/2)
-White Gelly Roll Pen 
-Tape Runner
-Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue

Added Bonus: This week over at Krafty Girls the challenge is die cut. So I will also be entering this card into the Krafty Girls challenge this week. 

I hope that you like and can use this card idea.
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!



Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Birthday Card for a Teenager

Hey crafty friends! In my last post I talked about how this is a busy birthday week for me. I have two nephews and one niece and all of their birthdays are this week. One of my nephews will be turning 15 so I wanted to make a card that was more grown up looking and not so cutesy. Here is a picture of the card:
 And here is a picture of the inside of the card:
I really love the way this card turned out. I think it is great for a teenage boy and could easily be used for a teenage girl by just changing the color of the papers.

Supplies & Recipe:
  • Gray Cardstock (Card Base: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Scored @ 4 1/4, Banner Outline: 2 1/4 X 5 3/8, & Gray Circle: 2 1/2)
  • Studio G Blue Paper Pack-VPP0001 (Layer on Card Base: 4 1/8 X 5 3/8, Polka Dot Banner: 2 1/8  5 3/8, & The Number 15 cut from Cricut Craftroom Basics: 1 3/4)
  • Colorbok Designer Paper-Natural Expressions (Pattern Circle: 2 1/4 & Banner for Sentiment: 1 X 3)
  • Dark Blue Cardstock (Scallop Circle cut from Cricut Craftroom Basics: 2 3/4 & "Happy Birthday" Inside the Card cut from Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge: 2)
  • White Cardstock (Layer Inside the Card: 4 1/8 X 5 3/8)
  • Studio G Clear Stamps-VS4911 ("Celebrate" Stamp)
  • Tape Runner
  • Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
I hope that you like and can use this card idea.
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!