Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Moo-chas Gracias!

The challenge at Cooking with Cricut today is cows! I've been dying to use the stamp set I won from My Pink Stamper for being an honorable mention in her last DT call. So I made a tag to be attached to a gift bag...doesn't this lil' cow just look ready for a great, big, thank you hug?! :)

A Special Whimsical Wednesday

This is a very special week at Whimsical Wednesday. This week, both card teams have come together for our challenge, to make get well cards for a very special little boy. Angelo, who is the grandson of Margie from Bella Bug Creations, is going through a very difficult time right now. He underwent brain surgery last week and will begin chemotherapy next week. You can read more about Angelo at this post over at Margie's blog. We hope that you will all join us and make a card for Angelo too.....

Red, White & Blue

Today is Design Team day at Craft Junkie Too, and we were asked to make a patriotic project for the upcoming holiday. I wanted to get back to basics with this project, so I opted out of using my Cricut (yes! you heard me right, I CHOSE not to use it lol). Let me tell you, it was harder than I thought. I'm so used to having something 'extra' or 'cute', that I wasn't liking my own project. I even told Tracy (Craft Junkie Too) that I might submit something else....but I stuck with it, because I figured that no one "hits the mark" 100% of the time. We really are our own worst critics! Anyways, here's my project...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I won another blog award!

I will be the first to admit I'm bad about posting these when I get them, but while the little one is napping, I thought I'd take a second to post :). Thanks to Robyn at Scrappin' Delta Diva and Brenda at Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker for this sweet award!

As with most blog awards, I have to reveal 7 random things about myself. So here we go!

1. I feel like making some fruit salad
2. I speak 4 languages
3. I watch Disney channel (even when my little one is asleep)
4. I've never been on a Cruise
5. I don't like to cook...but I'm an awesome baker
6. I'm turning 30 next month...and I'm throwing myself a party! :)
7. I'm addicted to ebay...just a little bit (cartridge prices are awesome!)

The last thing I have to do is pass this award on to some other deserving crafters...

1. Renee from I came, I saw, I created who's current series is AWESOME!
2. Liz from 217 Creations who'm I had the pleasure of meeting at the Stampede
3. Erika from Cricut Love who's always hooking me up with some awesome opportunities
4. Stephanie at Always Crafting for bringing me on to a great DT
5. Sheila from She's a Sassy Lady for her awesome tutorials
6. Pam at The Bug Bytes for just bein Pam!
7. Cindy at Cindy's Little Creations because I love her creativity!
and last buy not least...
8. Kim from Scrapin Mom on One Inspiring Little Boy who's creations I absolutely love!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Matey!!

Today is my day at She's a Sassy Lady, and with my nephew's birthday just around the corner, I thought this would be a great project to share! He's having a pirate themed party and needless to say, I finally found my excuse to splurge on the Imagine Buccaneer cartridge - and what a fun cartridge!! I wanted to print EVERYTHING off lol :). Don't worry, I controlled myself and stuck to making a card, and trying out the chest cut on the cart for little treats. I was really excited to share this today because its also my first all-Imagine project (not that there will be lots of those). Here's how it turned out....

If you would like a tutorial on how to assemble the treasure chest, head on over to She's a Sassy Lady to check out my post!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Watermelons at Cooking with Cricut

The challenge this week at Cooking with Cricut is watermelons. Mmm, mmm good! What's better than a watermelon on a hot, summer day?! Well, maybe a mango...mmm..or pineapples. I think I'm going to make a fruit salad today lol :). Anways, I made an envelope for a little thank you note...

4th of July with Whimsical Wednesday

This week's challenge at Whimsical Wednesday is to use bling, brads and/or buttons in your 4th of July design. I chose to make a cute little treat bag with some glittler and some bling...simple and sweet!

Friday, June 17, 2011

CS Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the CS Father's Day Blog Hop! If you just hopped over from Brenda's Blog, then you're in the right place. If you're just stopping by for a visit and would like to join in on the fun, please go to Chris' Blog to start at the beginning!

Today, we're celebrating dads! I had a great idea for a card in my head, but it just didn't transfer to paper too well. So I thought since I just finished shopping for my honey's gift this afternoon, all that was missing was a gift tag for the bag. So here's how it turned out....

I also made a cake for the special occasion....

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to leave a comment as you hop along for your chance to win some blog candy Chris at ChatterScene is giving away!!

Your next stop on the hop is Kelly

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day Gift Card Holder

Today's challenge at Cooking with Cricut is Father's Day! I was kind of excited about doing another Father's Day project because that means I'm official done and I will no longer leave it for last minute...hi, my name is Roberta and I am a procrastinator! lol Why do I always wait until the last second?! I'm sure I'm definitely not the only one! :) Anyways, here's my gift card holder for the daddy in your life...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Baby Shower Gift Set

Today is my day at The Bug Bytes, but as always, I like sharing my projects here as well! For the full post, along with directions (including pictures), check out my post HERE.

I have a dear friend's baby shower to attend today, and I really wanted this project to come out just right! I was inspired by a similar project I saw on the Cricut MB a while back, and decided this was just what I was looking for. I made a shape card, and a mini bag to hold her gift card (I became a gift card giver at baby showers after I had my own...because you realize how much you still need AFTER the party is over lol!

Here's how it turned out....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Happy Father's Day" with Whimsical Wednesday

Can you believe it's almost father's day? Today's challenge at Whimsical Wednesday is in honor of dad's everywhere - a Father's Day card! I made a gift card holder that doubles as a card....I'm not going to lie though, I needed a gift card to use in my creation and I took one out of my wallet that I forgot was even still in there. Guess where I'm having lunch tomorrow?! :)

The outside...

The insdie...

And a different view so you can see the gift card...

If you'd like to give it a try, you can find directions on how to put it together HERE. I don't have the nestabilities, so I just use an exacto knife. It's really easy!

This week our sponsor is Joy from Joy's Life. One random winner will receive Joy's stamp set called You're So Punny. Please click here to visit Joys Product page. Thank you Joy!

"Summer Fun" with Craft Junkie Too

For today's post, Tracy (aka. Craft Junkie Too) asked us to make any project with a summer theme. I'd love nothing more than to be sitting on a beach with a sweet, cold drink in my hand... but instead, I'll have to settle for the pool and downing a nice cold glass of water to keep hydrated in this Texas heat. Wishful thinking lead me to this fun, shape card....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Cookies

On our last day at work we had a luau-themed party to celebrate summer birthdays, including my own. I decided to make cookies and I wanted to share them with you because I thought they turned out really cute. There is definitely a learning curve when it comes to cookies because there is no re-do's like there is with paper crafting, but I've really enjoyed taking every opportunity to practice. Well, 35 cookies later, here's a picture of a few....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Survival Kit

My wonderful assistant and I made our yearly end-of-the-year gifts for our Pre-k students (Kindergarteners now) and I thought I would share it with you. We compiled a few fun donations from parents, and put together a little beach pail with chips, caprisun, a puppet, a beach ball, a baggie of candy, bubbles, playdoh, school supplies (glue, pencils, crayons, etc), a picture frame (made out of popsicle sticks and foam paper/stickers) with a poem, and most importantly, a copy of the video with pictures from throughout the year. In addition, we altered a notebook for each students, and included ideas of what they can use their notebooks for over the summer in order to get ready for Kindergarten. We call it our "Summer Survival Kit".

Our pails....

The girls notebooks The boy's notebooks

It took a lot of pre-planning and organization, but the kids and parents loved it!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

National Gingersnap Day

Yup! You read right! Today is National Gingersnap Day, and this is where we are drawing inspiration for this week's challenge at Cooking with Cricut. We were asked to make a project using the following pictures.....

In addition, we had to use two of the following colors in our creations: tangerine, yellow, cream/vanilla, ginger/brown and green.

Now, I must say I think Melin (Cooking with Cricut) read my mind when she put those colors and pictures togeter, because I was planning on making a Hawaiian themed birthday card for an upcoming celebration we are having at school. With that said, the flip-flops automatically came to mind because with the end of the school year being only 3 days away, I have the beach on my mind.....even though its hours and hours away :(. Now that I'm finished sulking, on to my project :)

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to swing by Cooking with Cricut to check out all the other wonderful projects our designers have for you today!