Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Card Workshop

I realized not too long ago that I forgot to post the cards for March's workshop. I didn't want to make the same mistake 2 months in a row so I tried to get a jump on it a little early. Mind you when I say I tried to start early, I started the post Thursday night before the workshop on class on Friday. The kits weren't even put together at that point, but I work better under pressure (I hope). This is one of the paper packs that I've been waiting to use cause I just love the colors, but then I really struggled coming up with cute ideas. Here are the five ideas that I came up with for this month's workshop. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for taking the time to view my post!

Recipes: 95% CTMH materials
Lucy pattern paper
Cardstock: Cotton Candy, Creme Brulee, Pear, Colonial White, Grey Wool
Ink: Cotton Candy, Blush, Creme Brulee, Pear, Sweet Leaf, Grey Wool
Flower and Butterfly cut-outs are from Art Philosophy cartridge then stamped using the stamp set from the workshop on the go.

Till next month, Happy Scrappin'
Monday, April 23, 2012

It's a Box

Ok, this challenge was, well, a challenge. This weeks challenge was to make a project of a box, container or something with a box on it. I didn't read it real carefully at first or I would have realized this wasn't that hard. I'm blonde and have to make things difficult. I saw this idea in my catalog and thought it would be really cute for this project with some modifications. I loved the purse that was featured in the Close to my Heart Spring/Summer catalog, but their version was much smaller. This is my first attempt at this type of "purse" so I'm not sure it turned out exactly as I was hoping. I know there were some snags when I was putting it together, and even the "clasp" isn't the way I had planned for it to be.

Pink cardstock is from the Cricut 12x24 pastel set
pear CTMH: border and clasp
white daisy CTMH: border
rhinestone button
paper flowers
bitty sparkles
leaves: A Garden (A 1119) CTMH

Purse: 10.08" Art Philosophy (Have to use the 12x24 mat)
border: 1.47" Art Philosophy
latch: 1.94" Art Philosophy

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21 Daily Project

It's me again! Hope everyone is having an awesome April. My daily project for Exploring Cricut is a card that I actually did for a friend earlier, but other events kept popping up and I wanted to post those projects. This is a really simple card that can be used for a lot of different occassions, but this time I used it as a thank you. The base is 5.5x4.25 white that I stamped music notes across. I thought the card looked really blank without it. The stamp comes from the Universal Backgrounds set from CTMH. I thought it was perfect for this card. "You Rock" was cut out using Stamping cartridge at 3.71. and the guitar was cut out using Rock Princess cartridge at 3.35.
Monday, April 9, 2012

April Showers Bring Us Flowers

Hi All and welcome to my blog. This week's challenge was to use flowers on a card, layout, or other paper project. I decided to go back to my beginnings and do a layout for this project. With Easter and Mother's Day and any other day you want to celebrate someone special in mind I went about creating this layout. I love flowers and have been guilty in the past of putting them on every layout. When giving the challenge to create a project using flowers I couldn't find one I wanted to use. I settled on this mirror with several flowers and used the flower accents on the other pages to tie it all together. I also got into an embellishment frenzy and wanted to use a little bit of everything.

Bazzill cardstock
CTMH cardstock, bling buttons
Kaiser Kraft Pattern Paper, pearls, jewels
Memory Makers ribbon, eyelets
You Are: 25.71" Wild Card
Beautiful: 3.94" Lovely Floral
Mirror/Flowers: 5.35" Bloom
Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 7 Daily Project

Welcome to my little blog world. My project today for Exploring Cricut is in celebration of National Autisim Awareness Month. I teach Special Education at a very small school in Kentucky and although I have not worked with any students that are autistic we do have several in our school and they are the sweetest kids. One of the symbols for Autism is a puzzle piece therefore, I decided to use this in my door decoration. Using Printing 101, I cut the puzzle pieces out in red, blue, and yellow which are three of the four colors used by the national Autism group (size was 5.47). The font that I used for this decoration was Songbird, and the size was 3.47. The letters were welded together using the gypsy.

When I was asked to decorate my door for Autism Awareness Month I was amazed at some of the famous names that popped up as being on the Autism Spectrum. That's where I got the idea for my door. Each puzzle piece has the picture of one famous person who is on the spectrum or who showed signs of being on the spectrum. Another activity that we are doing is having all of our students sign a smaller puzzle piece. These are also cut out using Printing 101, but they are cut at 2.48. I tried to fit the smaller pieces together like a puzzle, but we all agreed this was a little tedious to try to do all 300+ pieces. We were happy with the way it turned out.

Friday, April 6, 2012

New Hostess Clubs now forming

Many have asked about my Hostess Clubs. By joining a group, it is a great way to order products a little at a time and earn free hostess rewards. This is how my new club is going to work!
1. You will be assigned to a group. You will agree to buy $25 a month or more for 6 months.
2. Each month I will set up an online gathering for your group. You will have between the 1st and the 30th of each month to place your order. You will place your order ONLINE through that link.
3. I will assign each member a hostess month. During the month that is assigned to you, you will get all the hostess gifts from your groups order. For example it might look like this-Member 1 places a $25.00 orderMember 2 places a $60 order.Member 3 places a $25 order.Member 4 places a $30 orderMember 5 places a $35 orderMember 6 places a $25.00 order. You send the invite to four of your friends and they place orders of $150.00 all together. (this is an optional step) All together you have $350 in subtotal orders. You would receive $60 in free products and one item at half price. WOW! How cool is that.
4. If you miss placing your order, you will forfeit your hostess month and hostess gifts.
5. This is a simple and quick way to build up your stamping supplies and to earn free gifts while doing it. Think of it as a preferred customer program!
So are you ready to join? If so, please email me the following information-Name
Phone Number
Are you mostly a scrapbooker or a paper crafter?
I will get back to you as soon as we have at least 6 signed up with your group assignments and instructions on how to place your first order!
Please let me know if you have any questions! Email me at to join a club!