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)