Monday, July 30, 2012


Hello crafters...hope you are enjoying the summer thus far...I for one hope August doesn't go too fast...I'm enjoying my summer hours and I'm not exactly looking forward to working full days in September.....

Now onto my latest project...I made two wreaths for my daughter to give to her mentors at work.  The first one is a baby wreath because mentor A is expecting a baby girl any day now...

 I haven't found a good spot to take pictures and this particular one was taken on top of my washing machine, the laundry room has the brightest light - my apologies for the poor quality pics..Everything on the wreath was cut from the New Arrival cartridge with the exception of the butterflies, I used a Stampin' Up butterfly punch for that and about 95% of the paper is also from Stampin' Up.

Here are some close ups of the cuts...

 I also used glue pop dots in between the layers to give it more definition..

I used my original cricut expression with these because when I tried it on my E2 I found that the layers were not lining up at all.  I checked all my settings, made sure real size was not selected, only paper saver mode but still no luck.  I have the gypsy but since I was on limited time I didn't want to fidget with the gypsy...besides, at my age, my eyes sometimes get tired of looking at the small screen.

Here is the second wreath I made using the Rock Princess cartridge

This is one is my favorite...all the papers are from Stampin' Up.  I don't have the sizes for the cuts for either wreath but this is saved on CCR. Again, I was in a rush and didn't get that many are a few more close ups..

I didn't do too much embellishing on these, a little spica marker here and there and some embossing. 
Both recipients were happy with their gifts.

I'm not sure what my next project will be but it will surely be a back to school theme...

Thanks for stopping by!!
Sending you crafting wishes,

Sunday, July 22, 2012

5lb Hershey bar

Hi everyone, it's been a busy summer, lots of things going on...some sad and some happy!! Just stopping by to show you all this 5lb. Hershey bar I decorated for my daughter and her co-workers at her summer job.  It's a program just for girls which is great...does alot for their self esteem and keeps them busy during the month of July.  My daughter is 16yrs. old and attends their Saturday program during the school year. During the summer she is given the opportunity to work with them and help with the younger girls...anyway, they are close to the end of the program and I received this bar from the fundraising coordinator at the school I work at.

I used the Rock Princess cartridge for this little project...

Here are a few close ups of the girls...

I used some spica markers to add glitter to their clothes and eyes.  I even stamped a little something on their blouses...

The hearts on the letters and the girls were glued on with pop dots..

Here's another picture..

I hope the girls at the program like it...without a doubt they'll love the chocolate!!

Will be back later in the week with pics of two wreaths I'm doing for two of the teachers at the program...

Thanks for stopping by!
Sending you crafting wishes,