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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Treat Bags

At the end of April, I headed to a Scrapbook Retreat with my MIL and some girlfriends.  This is the 3rd year we've attended the retreat - and we always have a great time.  This year, I decided to make a few treats for the girls using my Imagine.

First, I made the cute little tote bags.  I got the bags at Michael's for $1 and bought some iron on Fabric Transfer paper at WalMart.  I made 4 bags - 1 for each of the girls in our group and one for myself.

I printed the phrase from the Cricut Everyday cartridge (Circle exclusive) well as the bughead.  I filled the bags with a few miscellaneous stamps, stickers, and embellies that I found at Michael's.

I also made a couple T-Shirts using the same Transfer Paper for my Mother-in-Law.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures before I gave them to her...but they were a hit.  For Christmas, my hubby and I gave her a Gypsy, so I used the Cricut Everyday cartridge to print out the "Love my Gypsy" phrase for the 1st shirt and another phrase for the other shirt (oops...I can't remember what phrase I used for the 2nd one right now.)

I also added in the tins I got at Michael's that I filled with pretzels.  I added the magnets to the top of the tins.  I bought the magnet paper at AC Moore and used my Imagine to print the images on the magnet paper as well as to cut the images out.  I really like how the magnets turned out - although they are not very strong magnets, I think they will hold up pretty well.  The "Snappin' Good Time" image is from the Imagine More Cards cartridge and the bug head is from the Cricut Everyday cartridge.

Here is a pic of the 4 bags along with one of the tins with the magnets attached.  I really enjoyed playing with the Cricut Everyday cartridge and doing something a bit different with the magnet paper and the iron on transfers.

Thanks for taking a peek... Hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Simple Birthday Card

This is a Birthday card for my stepson who is turning 16 at the end of the month.  I can hardly believe that he's going to be 16 and driving in no!

The "Happy Birthday" was cut using the Beyond Birthday's cartridge.  I added a bit of ribbon at the top for some texture/dimension as well as some skittles at the bottom.  The paper is from a Pressed Petals Assorted Openstock Paper Pack I bought at Ross's called "It's a Guy Thing."

Have a great day.....

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Graduation!!!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my husband graduated from the local ADN program.  He's worked extremely hard during the past 2 years to get through the Nursing program - and during the couple years leading up to the program to get all of the requirements needed to be accepted into the program.  Needless to say, I am extremely proud of him for his hard work and dedication to get where he is today.  I know he will make an excellent nurse and his future patients will love him.

So, to celebrate his graduation, I made him this card.  This is a standard A2 size card.  I made this card a few weeks ago while I was at the Scrapbook Retreat I attended.  I can't recall which cartridge I cut the owl from...sorry.  I did use pop-dots to add a bit of dimension to the owl...didn't want him to be totally flat.

For the eyes I used Glossy Accents to give the eyes a bit of shine and used my I-Rock tool to add some 'bling' in the center of the eyes.  The graduation cap is from a set of embellies that I bought at Archiver's.

The paper is from my paper stash.  I'm pretty sure the embossing folder is from the Oriental Weave embossing folder set - I used it on the background layer and added some twine to be the 'branches'.  The sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments set.

Have a great day....

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birthday Card

My dad's birthday was last month and this is the card I made and sent to him.  I always struggle making masculine cards and I got the inspiration and scrap lifted this card from Creations with Christina.  This card uses the Mickey & Friends cartridge.  It's a 6 x 6" card.  The base of the card is kraft card stock.  The car is cut at 3" as are all the layers for the car.  I used some hemp twine to add a little texture and some glossy accents to the headlights and door handle.

I love how the card turned out!  I made this at the NSD All Day Crop I attended that a friend of mine, who is a Creative Memories consultant, hosted on 04/16/11.  It was such a hit, that last weekend while I was at a scrapbook retreat with my MIL and 2 other friends, who were also at the NSD Crop, they each ended up making a Father's Day card using this same Cricut cut.

Thanks for stopping by...Have a great day.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Well, I didn't quite get to participate in the MPS NSD as I had planned....unfortunately....but I did end up spending some time with dear friends instead and had a great time.

My hubby walking into the ceremony
This past week has been a busy week at our house.  Last Saturday, was my husbands pinning ceremony - he graduated from the Nursing program at the local community college.  It was a great day and we celebrated with dear family and friends.  I'm extremely proud of my hubby and his accomplishment - he has worked hard to get here.

Then this week, my hubby had to pack up pretty much the entire house as we were having new carpet installed.  I love our new carpet....but am not looking forward to putting the house back together.  My entire scrapbook room was packed up and put in our storage area - so I will be spending most of tomorrow trying to put my room back together.  Unfortunately, this means I haven't been able to craft any....and I really need to make some Thank You cards for my hubby to send out.

So, in the meantime, I've scheduled a couple posts that will show some of the projects I made in the last month or so that I haven't posted yet.

It is a beautiful day here.  I think I'll head out and run some errands and then start on putting everything back in order.  Have a great day.....


Saturday, May 07, 2011

National Scrapbook Day

It's National Scrapbook Day!  

If you don't have any plans, go on over and celebrate with My Pink Stamper.  She's having challenges each hour throughout the day.  Challenges #1 and #2 are already posted.  So hop on over and check it out and play along if you are able.  I'm hoping to play along; however, I have some plans today so may not be able to get my projects posted until tomorrow.

Have a great day.....
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