Tuesday, February 28, 2012


My invites are all set to go....made envelopes by following this tutorial found here.  

It was so easy, I just tweaked it a bit, I cut my 12x12 cardstock down to 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored all around at 3 1/8 using the Martha Stewart scoring tool.  It was the perfect size!!  It's the first time I made my own envelopes and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.

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Quick hello,

Finished my party invites...planning decorations and games for kids...will share my project when everything is completed!

Party scheme will be in primary colors...

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Some oldies....

Just stopping by to post pics of some old projects.  These were all done way back when I only had the original cricut and expression machines.  No gypsy & no CCR....

These first three projects I believe were done with Plantin Schoolbook

I think the number 18 was done using George Basic Shapes as well as the flowers attached to the bags in the background.  The bags were done with Plantin Schoolbook.  I made the tall and roly poly bags. These were party favors for my daughters' 18th birthday.

These favors were done for a Cub Scouts Blue & Gold event.  
These favors were for my cousin's baby shower. I made them using the Potpourri Cartridge.  I believe the Baby Boy topper on the diaper cake was done with  A Child's Year. 

Here are a few more close-ups of all the table decor...

This is a 1-page layout I did of my husband and I.  The inspiration came from out there in blogland and I don't have the person's name....
Using Indie Art cartridge

and the last project, cake toppers for my daughter's 20th bday cake....I have twins but only one was around at the time to celebrate the day with...
Disney Pooh font cartridge, her favorite.

Well this is all for now...back to household responsibilities, laundry & cooking.  I will be working on bday invites for my grandson's 1st bday and will post them after everything is completed.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Simple Things

Ok, just as I mentioned yesterday....here's a picture taken at night...

I'm linking up to a new blog, The Simple Things, for a challenge called Photo Friday Challenge.  There's a new photo challenge every Friday...easy right?!

Back to the pic...it's a night time shot of the airport. I took it as I left the airport after dropping off my son for his trip to Belize....The original picture is in color but I didn't like the way it looked so I changed it using iPhoto.

The owner of the blog is Carly and she has a ton of great things...everything from remodeling, renovations, crafting and even photography which I love!! I think I found her through Pinterest...I sure love that site and spend way too much time on it...anyway, if you're into photography or are just a beginner like me, go check her out here.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Little Valentine....

Wow, can't believe so much time has gone by since my last post.  There's always something to do and I never seem to make it to the computer to post....oh well, at least today I have a moment to show you a quick valentine treat I put together for the kids at the school where I work at.

They are nothing too fancy...just a pillow box cut from clear cardstock.
Pillow box is cut from Wrap it Up cartridge.
The sentiment I saw on another blog but I can't find my notes right now, so I'll have to come back with the information...I want to give credit where credit is due....I used my SU round scallop punch, a MS circle punch and the small circle with the sentiment was cut using my cricut, the sentiment is computer generated.  I think it's a 1.5 circle.  I used washi tape for the middle...love that washi tape...might have to buy some more. 
Here's another look

Well, that's all for now....  I'll be back with a quick night photo shot that I will be linking to another site that I'm loving....

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