Came across this challenge while blog hopping Clean & Simple FTL #144 and decided to give it a try. This is my first time participating in a challenge there but it won't be my last. :) Love this layout and will definitely be using it again.
While blog hopping the other day I came upon this site called Lawnscaping and saw they had a fun challenge for the week. The challenge was to make a Clean and Simple card...right up my alley so I couldn't wait to make a card. In fact, while I was at it I made several cards using different colors and sentiments but still used the same basic layout. So not only did I make a card for the challenge, I also have some extra cards for my stash. Gotta love that!!! Unfortunately I don't own any Lawn Fawn stamps yet so had to use a retired SU set.
Here is a picture of the other cards I made using the same stamp set and layout but just changed up the colors and the sentiments.
The challenge for this week for Cricut Cardz is to make a masculine card with wheels. Well it just so happens my grandson will be turning 3 on Monday and I needed to make him a birthday card. He loves watching monster trucks so I decided to make this card for him and enter it in the challenge for this week. I used a holographic wrapping paper for the window and chrome parts so it is very shiny.
As the school year ends, I am so happy to have summer break right around the corner but it is also very bittersweet. If you read the posts below I mentioned that several of my close friends from work are leaving, either due to a new job or retiring. Well I have one more to add to the list. Our Kindergarten teacher who is one of my very closest friends will be moving away. She is the most positive person I know and always has a smile on her face. She is a wonderful teacher (hence why she was just chosen as Master Teacher of the Year). I just can't even imagine what it will be like next year without her. Her room is close to the office and when she has a little one in trouble or needs some assistance she always intercoms the office and announces that "she could use a friend". Through the tears the past week we have joked about her calling me from several hours away when she gets moved to tell me "she could use a friend". Over the past few years I have been trying to convince her to come and make cards and scrapbook with our group and she finally decided she was ready. Her youngest son moved away to college and her husband travels alot for work like my husband so we were going to start crafting together. And then what happens-- their house sells and now she will be moving away. :-( She will be missed so much--not only as an awesome Kindergarten teacher but as a fantastic friend!!
So here is the card I made for her to go with a picture frame I gave her that says- "The best things in life...... are not things." Love that saying!
Here is my entry for the Paper Cutz Challenge #92 to make a Teacher Appreciation card, layout or gift item. This is a gift I made for my granddaughter's teacher to show our appreciation for a great year. She is one of those teachers that you can tell loves her job and loves her students. She is wonderful!!
I love making these little boxes filled with scrap paper and matching pen.
One of the certified tutors in our school was just hired for her first teaching job. Unfortunately it is in another school in a nearby town so I wanted to make her some little teacher goodies to have as she starts her new teaching career. She is a sweet young lady and since her family all lives several hours away, I have kind of been her "Mom on call". I will really miss her and wish her the best!!
I even made her a matching gift bag to put all of the goodies in that I made for her. She loved it all!!
A wedding card I made for a special couple. The bride was actually the daughter of our school nurse. She was a beautiful bride and the wedding was so pretty. This card was inspired by several cards I found online and I just took parts from the different cards and created my own. The paper behind the hearts is a shimmering sliver paper but doesn't show the shimmer in the picture. A really fun card to make!
This card was made for a very special teacher at the school where I work. Our Kindergarten teacher was chosen as the Master Teacher of the Year and she is so deserving of this award. She is so awesome!! We were lucky enough to have her be our granddaughter's Kindergarten teacher last year.
It's hard to tell in the picture but the background paper is a shimmer dark blue. Looks very elegant!
Here is the card I made for the school nurse for School Nurse's Day. She is such a sweetheart and not only a great nurse, she is a great friend too!! So to show my appreciation I made her this card to go with her gift. Nurse Jennifer--you're the best!!
I made this card and matching box for a very dear friend at work for her birthday. Inside the box was a bracelet I made for her. There is a funny story about her and I. Six years ago she worked at another building than where I worked and she would call me each morning with her breakfast and lunch count for that building. We never met all that year but talked on the phone each morning. The next year I moved to another building so I no longer talked to her each day. Two years ago she was moved to the school where I work. The first day when they introduced her to me I kept thinking that I knew her from somewhere but couldn't figure out where. All day long that day I kept trying to remember how I knew her and why she was so familiar to me. The next day it came to me why her voice was so familiar...she was the lady I had talked to every morning four years earlier!!! We were once again together and became best of friends. We even knew what the other one was thinking...which could be a bad thing sometimes!!! :-) We have had the best time working together these past two years. But she is retiring now and so I will no longer have her there with me each day to make me laugh and brighten my day. I will miss her so much!!! Love ya Connie-- enjoy your retirement, take care and keep in touch!!
Wow I can't believe it has been over a month since I posted on my blog. Shows how busy the past few weeks have been!!! The school year finished up last week so hopefully now things will slow down and I will have more time to create!
Here is one of the thank you cards I made for all the great gifts I received for Secretary's Day. They were too good to me. I received all kinds of goodies...gift cards to Hobby Lobby and Sonic as well as a manicure gift certificate, picture frames, flowers, cards and some really cool notebooks. And I even got to go out to lunch which might not be a big deal for some people but for me that is huge because every other day during the school year I eat at my desk while I am working. So that is a big treat to be able to get away from the phone, sick kiddos, visitors to the school and all the other things that occur during my day. It was a great day!!! I made these cards using a package of premade cards I picked up on the dollar spot at Target. Just added a strip of cardstock with the edges punched with a border punch, a scalloped circle with a thank you sentiment and a punched flower in the center and they were done. Love having these premade cards on hand because they come in so handy when you need a card really quick and you can customize them for the occasion.
Here is the card I made for the Cricut Cardz challenge and Paper Cutz challenge. This challenge was to create an Easter themed project. Just received my Kate's ABCs cartridge day before yesterday so couldn't wait to make something using this darling little bunny image.
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This is a birthday card I made for my daughter. This was only the second time I have made an easel card and I really don't know why I don't make them more often because they are really fun and easy. Had just received my SU order so I had several new goodies to play with along with a new embossing folder that I ordered online. I was amazed at how fast this card came together. Think I will make a couple more to have in my stash.
Last weekend my seven year old granddaughter, McKenzie spent some time with me and wanted to make some cards for some special people in her life. She loves using the Cricut and making cards. She picked out the images, the stamps and the papers and had minimal help putting the cards together. She was so excited when I asked her if she would like to use some of my Action Wobbles on her cards and she answered with an emphatic YES!! :) I think she did a great job and she was so proud of her finished cards. She said, "Grandma you could post these on your blog if you want." So that is what I am doing. I think I have a cardmaker in the making to share my obsession!!!
This is a card for her best friend that moved to Canada in December.
This is a birthday card that she made for her Mom. She has an obsession to the SU Red Glimmer paper just like her grandmother!! I forgot to take a picture of the inside but she cut the words Happy Birthday with the red glimmer paper too. She even stamped a cupcake on her envelope.
Here is a sample of some sympathy cards I made this weekend. I ended up making four so I could have a couple of extras on hand and unfortunately have ended up having to send all four out this week. So guess I will try to make some more this weekend for my stash. I really like the softness of using the Versamark and chalk on the flower images. I saw a card similar to this online quite a while ago and thought it would make a very pretty sympathy card.
For the Paper Cutz Challenge this week we were to make a card, LO or craft project using 3 patterned papers, and any colors or theme we’d like. Here is the baby card I made using 3 different patterned papers.
This week Mary at Cardz TV has been having a Buuny Week challenge and has shown us the cutest bunny cards ever. Here is the card I made for her challenge. Didn't use the Cricut at all on this card...just lots of punches.
I made this card for the Cricut Cardz challenge. We were to make a spring card using only the colors white, pink and green and any cartridge. This happens to be one of my favorite color combos so I was excited to jump right in on the challenge and gave me an excuse to use my new Mother's Day bouquet cartridge. I decided to mail the card to my 97 year old grandmother to add a little "spring" to her day. :)
Our youngest son just moved into his first apartment so we now have an empty nest. :( It is definitely going to take some getting used to after having a household of 5 for all those years. But even though it is much too quiet around here, I am very happy for him. So this is a card I mailed to him and luckily it was the first piece of mail he received at his "new pad". Said it made his day!! :)
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Here are some treat bags I made for some of my co-workers for St. Patrick's Day. Very quick and easy but they seemed to appreciate them since it was the day before Spring Break started!! Not for sure who was the most excited for the break--the students or the staff!!! :)
For this week's Paper Cutz challenge we are to make a card, LO or craft project using a hand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of ladybugs, bees or butterflies, using any colors we’d like. So here is my card for the challenge. The bee is popped up on an Action Wobble so he is "buzzin' around" when you move the card.:-)
I had so much fun making treat bags for my granddaughter, McKenzie's class at Christmas that I decided to make some for Valentine's Day too. Not for sure how much the first grade boys are going to appreciate all the glitter on the toppers of the bags but I am sure the little girls are going to love all the sparkle. I used some of my new SU red glimmer paper for the hearts.....OMG...I LOVE IT!!!! Will definitely be ordering some more of that to have on hand for 4th of July and Christmas cards this year. The DSP also has some glitter on it although it is hard to see in the picture. I hope they enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!!!
We had a big storm come through last night and school was canceled for today so I had a snow day to play in my craft room. Gotta love those snow days!!! :-)
I made these Valentine cards to send to friends and family and also for Robyn's challenge at My Pink Stamper.
Love this embossing folder!! Very quick and easy card. It's hard to see in the picture but I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the hearts.
I just love making Valentine cards and even got the chance to play with some new goodies that I had received last week and hadn't had time to use them yet. A perfect day of crafting!!
I found these little mailboxes that I had bought at Target on the Dollar Spot 2 years ago in a cabinet when I was doing some organizing in my craft room. I decided this was "the year" to finally do something with them. So I decorated them and filled them with goodies for the grandkids. The images on the doors are on Action Wobbles so they move back and forth when you touch them. Looks like Hello Kitty is dancing and the dump truck is going over some bumps! These were so fun to decorate....don't know why it took me 2 years to do something with them! Now I wish I would have bought more!! :-)
This card is for the Paper Cutz Challenge #77- make a Valentine's Day card using NO hearts. This is definitely a CAS card. The red paper is a very pretty metallic paper. Fun challenge but it was a challenge to not add some hearts!! :-)
Here is the card I made for my grandson for Valentine's Day. I always struggle making cards for the guys. It just doesn't feel right to not add some ribbon and I had a really hard time not adding any Stickles or bling to the little collar!!! :-) I did sneak in a heart brad up in the corner with the other brads!! Hopefully he won't care.......he is only 2!
Here is a card I made for my granddaughter for Valentines' Day and also for Momo's Tuesday Challenge. We were to use black, white and hot pink and it had to have at least one heart. Love these colors together and had so much fun making it!!
This is a birthday card I made for my granddaughter McKenzie who is turning 7. I thought this patterned paper was so perfect for her card because she loves pink and purple and anything with butterflies on it!! Very quick and easy card! It is also my entry for Robyn's birthday challenge on My Pink Stamper. Happy Birthday Robyn!!!
This is a card I made from the challenge over on Connie and Mary's site with the theme being to make a project celebrating snow. This is the first of their challenges I have been able to participate in so I was very excited to do a card for this one.
It's hard to tell in the picture but the Bashful Blue embossing piece was sprayed with Shimmer Mist so it really sparkles.