Thursday, May 30, 2013

Happy graduation

Welcome to my little blog world for today's project.  As a teacher of middle and high school students graduation is something we look forward to.  I received my first invitation to graduation from a student I worked with in Reading when they were in 3rd grade.  Time really does fly by sometimes.  My project for today is a card I made for this student.
For this project I used the cartridge Happy Graduation.  The cuts used are:

ribbon:  4.65"
diploma:  1"
Happy Graduation:  2.06"

Have a happy summer and happy crafting!
Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Challenge

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut!  This is the gettin ready for summer challenge.  The challenge is to create a card, layout, or other papercraft that shows an activity that you are looking forward to for this summer.  You have to use at least 2 cuts.

I'm so excited for this summer.  As some of you know I lost my Ellabelle this February, as I write this post I'm anxiously awaiting Saturday so I can go pick out a new pup!  I'm sure there will be lots of projects with pictures throughout the summer!  Also very excited about school ending on May 17th!!!  Of course, that's taking second place to the pup.  There are so many activities to choose from for summer that it was hard to decide which one to use.  I decided to go with one of my favorite pasttimes of my youth, swimming!
I used a mat from Die Cuts With a View for my background cause it looked like waves.  For my cuts I used the cartridges 3 Birds on Parade and Calligraphy Collection.

3 Birds on Parade:  the chick is cut at 4.29"
Calligraphy Collection:  "Welcome Summer" is cut at 1.59" and then welded using my Gypsy.

I added stickle polka dots to the floatie and liquid glass to the goggles for a little dimension.

Thanks for visiting my blog and have an awesome Memorial Day!
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Happy Thursday

Welcome to my blog world today.  Hope everyone is having an awesome week!  Tomorrow is my last day so I'm pretty pumped.  Living in Kentucky the Derby is always a big deal.  This year at school we had a Derby hat and silks day.  I thought, "How cool would it be to make my Derby hat!"  So I used an old hat from my mom, put a new ribbon and bow on it then went to work adding the horses and roses.  The Derby, after all, is referred to as "the run for the roses."
I used two different ribbons from my stash to replace the old teddy bear ribbon.
I then used the cartridge Happily Ever After to cut the horses.  The horses are cut at 3.49"
I cut the horse from two different browns and then cut the tail and manes off of one.
I then used the cartridge Art Philosophy to cut the roses.  The roses are cut at 5.59" and 4.06"
Thanks for stopping by and viewing my project!  Have a great weekend and don't forget to join us on Monday for a new challenge!
Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day challenge

Welcome to another challenge over at Exploring Cricut.  This week's challenge is to create a project that celebrates Mother's Day, your project can be a card, layout, or other papercraft.  The only rule is to use cricut cuts on your project.  This week we are also adding a blog hop.  If you are participating in the blog hop you should have come from Rae Ann's blog.

Now for my project.  I decided to create a card for my mom.
I started with a standard base of 5.5x4.25.  Added a pattern paper from a Die Cuts With a View stack.  My  cricut cuts came from the Spring Cottage cartridge.
Branch at 2.85"
Bird and layer at 2.85"
I then added a blue sparkle for the eye.
Thanks for joining me for this week's challenge.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Don't forget to link your project on the Exploring Cricur site.  Now head on over to Annette's blog to see what she has in store for you!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Welcome everyone!  Glad you could join me today for the daily project for Exploring Cricut.  I was so excited to do this project since I just received the paper.
The pattern paper and the cardstock is from the Dream Pop special from Close to My Heart for this month. Owls are so popular right now and I thought this little guy was perfect.

The owl is from the Paisley cartridge and was cut at 2.06"
The frame is from the Cindy Loo cartridge and was cut at 3.59"
The sentiment was stamped using the Scrapbook Sentiments - Poets from Close to My Heart.