Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Father's Day

For my dad, my husband's dad, and my grandfathers I made mustache cards.  I went so simple on these it was almost too easy.  I found mustache stickers on my last scrap shopping, I used the best ones for the three cards.  I printed out the saying "I mustache you a question..." for the outside of the card. 

On the inside I put "Did you know you are an amazing father!?!"  Or grand father, depending on the recipient :)  Each father opened the card separately, and each one the joke was definitely not lost on any of them.  I love making the men in my life laugh :)  Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Graduation Cards

I had fun making these grad cards the other night.  I have to squeeze in the scrappy/card time when I can, and luckily these turned out well (1:00am crafting doesn't always go according to plan). For the first two cards I used the stamp that I put together the other day for the graduation announcements that I made.  I figured I'd get the most out of it :)  

 Recipe: Star brads, hunter green ribbon scrap, silver sticker numbers, white cardstock(stamped on), black cardstock(overlay), beige cardstock(base), silver ink.
 Recipe: Black circle brad, white cardstock(stamped on), gold cardstock(ovrelay), black cardstock(card base), salmonish polka dot ribbon, black sticker numbers, cuttlebug, cuttlebug folder 'traffic'
Recipe: White cardstock(stamped on), silver cardstock(overlay), black cardstock(card base), transparent ribbon scrap, silver sticker numbers, cuttlebug, cuttlebug folder 'divine swirl'

I think they all turned out great and I'm so proud of the grads they are going to :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Graduation Time is Upon Us

A good friend and past colleague of mine commissioned me to design and create a set of graduation announcements for her son.  He graduates tonight and his school colors are hunter green and silver.  This is what I came up with...I used my cuttlebug, 5 different stamps, white and silver ink and 5x7 card bases.

I think they turned out great!  We met this morning over coffee and she loved them :)  It feels good to succeed at something you love to do!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

What have I been up to...

I'd like to say I've been busy working on cards and scrapbooking,  but the truth is I barely have time to take care of my self these past months, let alone get any fun time in.  I did recently get a manicure and pedicure, thanks to Mother's Day and my Anniversary being in May :)  However, the fun I speak of would include a weekend away with my scrappy buddies (you know who you are).  In the recent past I was able to make a year's supply of birthday cards for my grandfather to give out to his sons, daughters, sons and daughters in law and grandkids...that was fun!  Here are some of the finished products:
One day I'll figure out how to organize photos on a post :) 



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Birthday Cards for 6-8th Graders

Happy Birthday to 30+ 6-8th graders in my CA Virtual Academy class.  I had to make a birthday card for each one...and I decided to use the same chocolate cupcake (Simply Charmed) for each one and change up the background of the actual card...some are more boy colors and some are more girlie colors.  I had a lot of fun with my assembly line and I hope they all love them.

Side note; I'm working again...after being an unemployed teacher for 2+ years...and it is so wonderful!  Plus, my job is based out of my home.  I am a virtual teacher and therefore all of my correspondence with my class is mainly through email and phone calls.  It's the wave of the future...My classroom is online and my students learn at their own pace.  :-)  I'm loving life!!

Happy Wednesday!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Christmas in August

I was working on some Christmas gifts the other night...
cute and personal note-cards.  I hope the friends 
I am giving them to appreciate them ;-) 

Sweet 16!!

Birthday Candle border punch
Everyday Paperdolls Cricut cartridge
"Time To Celebrate" stamp
Cuttlebug folder "Divine Swirls"
Miscellanous gem
Black stickles
Blue, beige, yellow, green and pink scraps of paper
Inky Antics Honeycomb paperpad in rainbow

xoxo <3  I love how easy the Honeycomb paper pad
was to work with...I cut the pad into a circle to make the
border, but it is also a lot of fun to use to make Pop-Up cards.  :-)