Thursday, December 26, 2013

Etched Glasses

This year, as you can see, I've had a lot of fun trying new things and personalizing just about anything and everything! I decided to etch some glasses for the in-laws, and I think I've caught the etching bug!! I love the way they turned out!! (Thanks to my hubby for modeling the glass for me)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Last Minute Gift Card Holders

About 45 minutes before we had to leave the house for our 4th Christmas celebration, hubby says he needs a gift card holder for the two gift cards he bought. Ummmmm... Yeah! Needed something quick...and I mean quick...and simple (especially because you can never forgo taking a picture of the finished product when you're done). Here's how they turned out...

SVG Cutting Files Present Slider Card
Jaded Blossom Candy Charms & Banner Dies,
Gift Card Die,Gift Cards Galore and Santa Mail

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

One Direction Shadow Box

I will be taking my  niece to the One Direction concert here in Dallas in August of next year (can't believe how far in advance we had to buy the tickets)! I needed a special Christmas gift for her, and I thought a shadow box to put a picture of us at the concert would be perfect!! I think I might get aunt of the year...or at least the biggest hug ever!! ;)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Gift Tags

What most inspired me to take the leap from the Cricut to the Silhouette Cameo was the print and cut feature...and I am IN LOVE! Being able to purchase individual SVG's is definitely a plus (no more expensive cartridges just for a few images). With Christmas right around the corner, and having spent way too much time in my craft room in the past few weeks, I needed something quick for my Christmas gifts. I found a great tutorial on Under A Cherry Tree on how to make tags and made a few different designs. My gifts are now wrapped, tagged and under the tree!

grafos digital clipart

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Art case...and a little vinyl

When shopping for little girls, you can never go wrong with anything princess. When those little girls turn into pre-teens, it seems to get harder and harder to shop for them! I called my BFF to ask what kind of things her 3rd grade niece is into these days, and she gave me a few options. The teacher in me went for the one that would use the most imagination - art! I found this super cute case at Michaels, but thought it needed "something"...and I LOVE the way it turned out! It definitely made a simple present a bit more personalized. Love me some vinyl!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Some more birthday tags...

I am loving this craft wrapping paper I bought! I can use it for boys, girls, adults and pretty much any occasion!! Giving me that much more need to make personalized tags w/ matching tulle to finish it off (I promise I haven't gone completely crazy - my Christmas paper is still Christmas-y).

We attended a birthday celebration last night, and will have another one today. Here are the cute tags I made to go with the surprises inside...

 Barbie Tag Supplies
Jaded Blossom - Treat Tag Die & Flag Die
My Pink Stamper - sentiment
*Barbie silhouette is a Google search & trade
Little Mermaid Tag Supplies
Jaded Blossom - Treat Tag Die and Candy
Charms & Banner Dies
grafos - Cute Princess 2

Friday, December 20, 2013

Teacher Gifts & Some Quick Goodie Bags

Remember those gift card holders? Well, they went perfectly inside this little basket I made for each of my son's teachers using a few of their favorite things...

I couldn't leave out his little classmates, or my students for that matter! Between the two classes I made a total of 36 favor bags for the holiday parties and needed something cute, but simple (with very little piecing and gluing).... with a little print and cut, and some peachy keen face stamps, I found just the right design:

Jaded Blossom - Treat Tag die, Candy
Charms & Banner Dies, Merry & Bright
and Milk & Cookies
SVG Cutting Files - Kawaii Christmas Bulbs
Peachy Keen Stamps - In Stitches Face Assortment
*I just had to attach the bell since the theme
of our party was the Polar Express*
Jaded Blossom - Treat Tag Die, Flag Die,
Holiday Treat Tags and Merry & Bright
grafos - Christmas Kids Digi

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gift Card Galore

I was working on gift card holders for my little man's preschool teachers when a friend asked me to make her some....who am I to say no?! I didn't want to make 5 of the same one, especially because I wanted to use a lot of my Black Friday goodies. Here they are....
*All gift card holders used the following supplies*
Jaded Blossom - Fancy Topper Die & Flag die
SVG Cutting Files - Holiday Set 1 & 2
(all other supplies listed under each picture)
Scrappy Mom Stamps - Winter Wishes Stamp
Jaded Blossom - Merry & Bright Stamp
Peachy Keen Stamps - In the Garden Face Assortment
Jaded Blossom - Gingerbread Wishes
Peachy Keen Stamps - In the Garden Face Assortment
Scrappy Mom Stamps - Winter Wishes
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
 Scrappy Mom Stamps - Winter Wishes
Peachy Keen Stamps - In the Garden Face Assortment

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Secret Santa, Day 4 - The BIG Reveal

Tomorrow is the last day for Secret Santa (....kinda' bummed), and I wanted a little surprise that would include all of the favorites from the week AND the final day gift card. I made a cute little caddy with lots of goodies for tomorrow...and the best part, I get to hand deliver!! It's the BIG reveal of who your Secret Santa was. So excited!!!

MyScrapChik - Santa SVG
Jaded Blossom - Flag Die, Gingerbread
Wishes & Santa mail
My Pink Stamper - Handle with Care

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Secret Santa, Day 3 - Favorite Drink

Tomorrow's treat was super easy, because I just had to make a quick tag for a bottle of soda. I could've gone all out and made a box of sorts, but Thursday is the big reveal and I want to spend a bit more time on that one :)

Jaded Blossom - Treat Tag Die, Santa Mail Stamp,
Gingerbread Wishes Die & Stamp
SVG Cutting Files - Bow (from the Gingers file)

Toy Story Birthday Celebration

We celebrated my little boy's birthday this past weekend with a Toy Story extravaganza!! This was the first year he truly picked a theme HE wanted and stuck to it (and talked about it for months and month), so I was super excited plan all the little details....and I wanted to share them with you (sorry about some of the picture's quality, but when push came to shove, we were running out of time and the pictures were not a priority)....
(design "borrowed" from Jingvitations)
A view of his table...
His cake...
Brigadeiros (Brazilian Truffles)...

 Some table décor...
The wall décor...

And some yummy cookies...

Even at 4 years old, he so appreciated all the little details as he pointed everything out when he first walked in. We had a great time and the exhaustion was so worth it!! :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Secret Santa, Day 2 - Favorite Snack

Popcorn...but I couldn't just top at plain 'ol popcorn! I made some white chocolate popcorn with dark chocolate M&M's and pretzels. YUMMY!!! Now I MUST get it out of the house ASAP because a single recipe filled 5 of these boxes/bags.
Jaded Blossom - Flag Die and Merry & Bright Stamp
Hobby Lobby - Boxes (these come in packs of 10)

Secret Santa, Day 1

It's that time of the year again! I LOVE the holidays because it gives me even more opportunities to craft with a purpose...meaning someone's actually getting what I'm making :). Not that we ever need an excuse to craft, but I do love it when I'm making it for someone, so I signed up to do Secret Santa at school again this year.

Day 1 - Sweet Treat
Reese's Fast Break (King Size) Candy Bar
Jaded Blossom Flag Die
and Merry & Bright Stamp set

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Volleyball Light Box

Yesterday was my niece's 13th birthday (I can't believe she's a TEEN!!!!) and I wanted to make something personalized for her - especially because she just tried out for club volleyball and made the team. I've been seeing a lot of Christmas light box projects on Facebook the past few weeks, but wanted to make something that would look great in her room. This was super fun to make, especially because it was my first time cutting vinyl with my Cameo, my first time etching and my first light box project!

Miss Kate Cuttables - Volleyball & Net
Google Search Image - Girl Spiking

My Creative Time 2014 DT Call

I was so excited to hear that Emma at My Creative Time was having a DT Call! I've been an admirer for quite some time, and couldn't wait to enter for a chance to design for her using her amazing products. We had to design a layout, a card and a 3-D project, and I tried to use the few MCT products I had that just arrived from my Black Friday order....Wish me luck!!!

Tooth Fairy Box
My Creative Time All Around Everything Stamps & Accessories
 Milk & Cookies Layout
Cricut Create a Critter - Milk Bottle
Cricut Don Juan Font- Header
Cricut Birthday Bash Font - Milk & Cookies
SVG Cutting Files - Cookie Slider
Jaded Blossom - Milk & Cookies Sentiments
Shape/Slider Coffee Card
SVG Cutting Files - Latte Slider Card
My Creative Time - Stitched Fun Ticket Die &
Holiday Ticket Stamp
Cricut - Love You a Latte (whipped cream)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Double Birthday Celebration

My family and I are leaving for a road trip on Friday for a double-birthday celebration for two little ones who are very dear to me (my BFF's kiddoes). Her sweet little girl is turning 5 and her baby boy is turning 2. Since both of their birthdays are around the holiday season, she just decided to take advantage of everyone being in town for Thanksgiving! Smart girl!

I made some personalized tags to go with the themes for the birthday: Princess and Superheroes....

Here's a close-up....

What I used
Jaded Blossom Treat Tag Die
grafos Princess & Superhero digital clipart
*Sentiments were printed*

Saturday, November 23, 2013

All-Star Baseball

Today, one of my dear friend's son was celebrating his 4th birthday, baseball style! This kid LOVES baseball more than anyone I've ever seen! He knows his teams!! I just had to make him a birthday card that would be true to this passion of his...

What I used
Cricut Boys Will Be Boys (glove)
Cricut Sports Mania (ball)
Close to my Heart 'A Little Everything' sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - walnut stain

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Turkey Day Treats

Tomorrow is a special day for teachers everywhere..... the last day before a week long, well-deserved, Thanksgiving break! I love making little treats for my kids, and it gives me a good excuse to craft... with a purpose! :)

I made these cute sour cream containers filled with chocolate goodies...

What I used
Jaded Blossom Let's Talk Turkey, Holiday Treat Tags stamps and Candy Charms & Banner Dies
JWIllustrations Turkey Digital Clipart

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Student Teacher Treats

I welcomed five student teachers into my classroom once a week for the past 6 weeks, and tomorrow is their last day. I wanted to give them a little treat to say "good luck" as they finish their degree, and I got to use A LOT of new goodies (with a little Pinterest inspiration)....

Here are some close-ups of the tags:

What I used
Jaded Blossom Here's the Scoop! stamp,
Treat Tag die, cone bags & wood scoops
SVG Cutting Files Kawaii Nerdy School SVG
Hope they love it!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I am all Halloweened out! So many treats in so little time...but I'm sad to be putting away my stamps & digital clipart for the year!

I wanted to put my baking skills to good use and make a little treat for my team at school, and I figured cupcakes were the perfect thing! They're quick to make, and there's a cute way to package them individually. The tags do help :)

What I used
Jaded Blossom treat tag & banner dies
grafos monster digital clipart

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Boo Buddy Reveal

Tomorrow is the BIG day! I get to tell my buddy who I am, and find out who's been buying me some of my favorite treats! I wanted something special for the big reveal, so I brought together some of my Boo Buddy's favorite treats from the past few days, and added in her gift card of choice (Sonic) in this nifty door hanger...

What I used
grafos monster clipart
Jaded Blossom flag die & gift card die
Scrappy Moms Stamps
'A Haunting We Will Go' stamps
Jamie Cripps door hanger box SVG
Thanks for joining me on this fun Hallow
een adventure!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Boo Buddies, Day 3

So far, so good! Boo Buddies is always fun!!

Tomorrow is Day 3: Favorite Snack
My Boo Buddy's favorite snack is almonds! I bought a box of  six, 100-calorie packs of almonds and found the perfect box SVG to accommodate them...

What I used
Silhouette Online Store - Spiderweb Favor Box
Jaded Blossom - Banner Dies & Too Cute To Spook stamp
One more day to go!! On Halloween we
get our "big" gift!! :)

Jr. Pre-k Treats

WOW! 3 posts in one day! I've been very busy getting ready for Halloween! Between my school kiddoes and my little man's friends, I've made 60+ favors this year!

My little man attends an amazing daycare, and we always try to do something special for his little friends around the holidays. I made a class set of 22 treat bags (5-6 of each tag design) with a few healthier choices -goldfish, gummies, rice crispy - rather than filling a bag with candy for a bunch of 3-year-olds.

I thought the little monster images and the stamp were so fitting for their age :)

What I used
grafos monster digital clipart
Jaded Blossom Treat Tag & Flag Die,
Too Cute To Spook & Halloween Mash-Up

First Grade Classroom Treats

I am part of a special program at our school where our 1st graders get to rotate between teachers/subjects. They love it, and I get to see even more kiddoes daily! That means that in addition to my 16 homeroom kids, I also see 24 other kids in my rotation (from two different teachers) - that's 40 kids per day! I couldn't leave them out, now could I? I made some quick tags for some small, little treat bags using my candy stamps (x 24)...

What I used
Jaded Blossom Flag Die, Candy Charm 
& Too Cut To Spook candy stamps
My Pink Stamper Spook-alicious stamps
The Twinery coordinating twine

Homeroom Class Treats

I have 16 first graders in my homeroom, and I wanted to do something special for each one for Halloween - YES! I'm THAT teacher! I made some treat bags using my new clipart (how cute are these images?!). I wanted to use all the colors of Halloween - so I didn't get bored by the last one.

Out of all the treat bags I made, these are definitely my favorite (and I made A LOT)!!

What I used
Jaded Blossom Flag Die & Too Cute To Spook stamp
Pixel Paper Prints Spooky Friends clipart

Monday, October 28, 2013

Boo Buddies, Day 2

Day 1 of Boo Buddies was a success! I got my favorite drink today - Pumpkin Spice Late from Starbucks. What a great start to the week!

Tomorrow is Day 2: Favorite Dessert
My Boo Buddy's favorite dessert is Oreos! I made a quick little box to put an individual 6-pack of Oreos..

What I used
Jaded Blossom Candy Charm Die, Flag Die 
& Too Cute To Spook stamps
I've got 3 posts coming up tomorrow (so I've spaced them out)! I've been very busy getting treats ready for a few kids who will be very happy come Halloween!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Boo Buddies, Day 1

Every year, I join in the Halloween tradition of Boo Buddies at school, and I couldn't imagine this year being any different (specially with all the new possibilities that comes with the Cameo)! To be honest, I am new to my school and I have no idea who my Boo Buddy is -  I am only a little saddened that I picked a person who is a health nut :)....that means no baking....and I'm a BAKER!! But it'll be fun anyways....

Day 1: Favorite Drink
My Boo Buddy's favorite drink is water...yup! Water! I couldn't bring myself to take a picture of the water bottle for my blog LOL, but here's the cute tag I'm attaching to it (made a few extras for a friend)...

What I used
Jaded Blossom Treat Tag die
& Too Cute To Spook stamp
Pixel Paper Prints Spooky Friends clipart