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Friday, May 6, 2011


Welcome to the THANKS MOM BLOG HOP. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration in honor of mother's everywhere from the talented designers in this hop.

You should have arrived here from Dana. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop Debbie http://www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com/to start so you don't miss any of the projects. There is a Grand Prize Blog Candy offered so you want to start at the beginning and read how to participate to win.

So......here is my Mother's Day centerpiece(for a small gathering).

I used the WRAP IT UP Cricut cartridge to create the fence box at 11x11.
I cut it once in white cardstock. Then, I used the layer feature to cut the fence slats in orange polka dots(I LOVE DOTS!) I added the other layer that is on this box, which is the grassy area at the bottom. It is cut at 6x4. The flowers are cut from the PAISLEY cartridge at 3 inches. I used the flower stems that I found on my BIRTHDAY CAKES cartridge. The Happy Mother's Day was cut from CREATE A CRITTER! after all the cutting and gluing, I added styrofoam and crinkly paper to the inside of the box and arranged my creations!
I also want to show you our really cute invitation for the Mother's Day party I am hosting for my kindergarten class moms, on Monday! This is a 5x5 card. I used a luau pack of paper that I have had for a while now and my new Luau cartridge to create the palm tree! I will have some fun pics to add on Monday!! Some featuring the Paper Doll cartridges!!!

Thanks for hopping along with us. Remember, if you leave a comment on every designers blog hop post, your name will go into the drawing for the Blog Candy that our THANK MOM BLOG HOP hostess, Debbie, is offering as a Grand Prize.

Next up on the hop , is the talented Jenny http://scrapwithjenny.blogspot.com/

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Calling Card Treasures

Here are all the wonderful calling cards I received from the Texas Stampede Cricut Circle online Swap!

Mine is on the top row at the end(it is pink!)


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Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Cricut Expression 2

Everyday Cricut(click on their badge under BLOGS THAT ROCK)is having a giveaway of the newest Cricut expression 2! This is a can't miss opportunity! Thank you girls!! You ROCK!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My First Paint Can

Here is my first altered paint can. I did it for a paint can swap on the cricut
messageboard. I was worried about getting it done correctly, but I really loved it when I got finished! I hope you like it too!

Here is the lid!

I inked around the lily pad for a little extra touch . The frog is from create a critter and I embossed it with my CUTTLEBUG. I layered her with foam mounts and gave her a tiny bow for extra pizzaz!
Here are all the goodies I squeezed in before shipping it to Maryland!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Calling Cards

I finally finished all my calling cards for the online Stampede Swarm Swap! Whew......I love them even though I kept adding more and more! Now I have lost my newly purchased padded envelopes for mailing! Yikes......tomorrow they will be mailed! I can't wait to get everyones cards! Yay!!!!!


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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Carrot box-take 1

I used the life's a party cartridge and attempted to turn the scepter box into a carrot! then I added some palm leaves! What do you think?! I kinda like it, I think! 8)

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gum Ball Box for spirit week!

Our kindergarten class delivered this cute box to pump up our third grade class friends during practice MCT2 testing! We did a cheer and delivered the treats!

Gum ball box cut at 14.21x11.43-Wrap it Up Car-t green paper(random)
Gum ball layer cut at 4.86x2.96-Wrap it Up Cart- red card stock
I used some leftover laminating film to adhere to the open part of the box, then I assembled the box with my pink ATG gun! I added edible grass and bubble gum eggs !!!! It was really cute!

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Fun pencils for 3rd graders

Aren't these fun!!!! I made these star pencil toppers and stamped the word sparkle, with my new Stamping Up stamp!( it is stamped sideways because I didn't have the pencils at home,and I didn't even think about how it would look assembled~ lol) I made the box from the Sweet Treats cartridge and stamped it(right side up)with my sparkle stamp! I will come back with the recipe for this project!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Look what I did at science fair!

Spent a long.......day at the state science fair, with my sweet daughter, so.....I worked on my tiny paper dolls! There seemed to be hundreds of
them, but in the end, there were not enough to complete my calling cards. I can't wait to finish my cards for the online Cricut Circle Stampede Swap! Tonight will be filled with more and more cards, dolls, and adhesives!! I love it!!!

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Circle Stampede Online swarm prize!

Look what I won on the Cricut circle! Thanks to the circlets who organized and to all who donated great prizes for the stampede online swarm!!! A big thank you to Nadia for the great prize that I won!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My very 1st Blog Award

So many thanks for Mandy over at mandys-scrap.blogspot.com, for the Stylish Blog Award! I love your blog! It is great!

Here's the list to accept this award.
Thank The person who gave it to you.
Share 8 things about yourself
Pass the award on to 8 individuals you have recently discoverd.
Make a post so they may pass along the recognition.

8 Things about me.
1- I have an 11 year old daughter.
2- I teach kindergarten, and I LOVE IT!!!
3- I'm obsessed with my gypsy, Cricut, and adhesives!
4- I'm addicted to eBay!
5- I have no sense of smell and never have!
6- I love to smile and laugh!
7- I love creating bulletin boards and school projects with my Cricut!
8- I am a National Board Certified teacher.

Now 8 individuals to pass this award onto:

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Wild West Frame

Here is my take on the frame for the online swarm entry(circle). This is one of my students! Isn't she cute?!

Frame cut on Wild West at 5x7 on rustic brown card stock( I used a crayon to edge it).
Photo is 4x6
Rope is 3inch from the Wild West cart
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sticky notes

Here is a cute sticky note holder I made for my first partner swap on the circle! I saw lots of these on the web so I just bought a 4x6 magnetic frame, covered it with paper, added an initial, some polka dot ribbon,

and a little fur(my favorite embellishment)!

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Here is one of my favorite take-somewhere recipe! I made this cute card at 6x6 and embellished it with the sombrero from the Graphically Speaking cartridge. I gave the recipe card to my friends when I served this yummy dish for Saturday lunch at our annual lake get together!

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My new Cinch

Look what just arrived from HSN!!!! This bag is really a great color of hot pink......well really more like Raspberry Fizz!!!! I can't wait to make a project with my new Cinch tool!!!!! YAY!!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Onesie Banner

Here is the onesie banner that I created with my Gypsy! My dear friend was planning a shower for her cousin's first baby! We had a great time putting this together. The recipe for this project is the same as the onesie I posted just the other day. Morgan used some cute clothespins to hang it on the pretty ribbon! I did make a discovery during this crafty morning.......when attempting the scalloped look, use a thick paper! Otherwise, you will scream and fuss! :) I hope you like it!

This is us celebrating the completion of the last one!!!!(excuse the just woke up look)!

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Friday, March 11, 2011


I made a onesie because a friend is working on a banner for her cousin's baby shower. So.....I told her I would do a trial onesie to see what would look cute. You know it's gotta be cute!!! And I was dying to see if I could make one of those Scalloped circles!! I watched a tutorial on YouTube(I can't remember who demonstrated it.) Anyway..........here it is............

Recipe for this project:
ONESIE- 12.65x11.39-B is for Boy cart- hot pink paper(1) & Dk. Brown(1)
COLLAR- 6.28x21.56- Paper Dolls for Everyday cart.-the paper studio paper
LETTERING- 2.94x4.20- Storybook cart.- brown paper( I cut one in light pink slightly smaller and layered them.)
LARGE CIRCLE- 4.29x3.94-Feeling Groovy cart.- Dk.Brown
SMALL CIRCLE- 3.78x3.47- Feeling Groovy cart.- Lgt. Pink
I used my cuttlebug to emboss the circles. ( tiny bubbles plate)
I made the scalped circle underneath with light pink paper.
I put everything together using square mount adhesives!
Oh and I added a little sticking with my white gel pen!
****I hope you like it!*****
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Framed Newspaper Layout

This is a framed layout that I made for a friend whose grandson made the newspaper! I had a time with the newspaper because it is so thin.......but it turned out really cute! I adore the Paper Doll carts~can you tell??!! I used Campin Critters and Give A Hoot too! Oh....and 50 States!

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Fourth of July basket tags

I made these for a friend to attach to gift baskets that she was taking to the beach! I wish I had a picture of the finished basket to show you! I know it was cute!

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Purse and cards

I made this cute purse from Forever Young ,and it opens to house some cute notecards for a friend.(this is another Pre-blog craft so sorry there are no measurements)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I have 2 little boys that I have to cheer on this soccer season( not my own boys- I have 1 daughter.). So, I covered a yard stick with cute paper and created 2 paper dolls to represent the boys . I made them double sided so I can just flip the stick around to cheer on the one who is playing at the time!

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A few Cricut creations from school

Welcome to kindergarten bulletin board I made with Everyday Paper Doll. The students are all in school uniforms.

My students dressed for October !

These are the giant pilgrims and Indians my friend and I made on the cricut, using poster board.

These are my paper doll students all dressed up in November.

This held all of our monster munch mix(that is not what is inside of the bucket in this pic!)

This was the basket our school gave as a welcome gift for the new Superintendent! It says, "We are so happy to have you as our new team leader!" the cheerleaders were made from one of the Paper Doll carts!(I'm going to keep more details on new projects since I have a blog!)

These are the mother's day invitations I made for our big celebration! I found something similar on the cricut message board last year(I wish I could remember who to give credit too!) Anyway....it took a lifetime to make them all,but the moms loved them!

This is a snow globe writing activity that my Kinders made. I used basic Cricut shapes to resemble a snowglobe! Look how cute!

Below is a beginning of school bulletin board where I made apple frames on the Cricut !

This is a collage of some of my Wild West cartridge creations. I love this cartridge!!!!! I will add a close up of the wanted posters soon. They are adorable!

This is a thank you note that I made for my favorite local pizza place. He came and demonstrated pizza making for the children. Inside the giant pizza slice, was a conglomeration of pictures from the event!

This is the Adopt a School certificate that was made with everyday Paper Dolls and My Community! Oh....and Accent Essentials.

I finally used my Nursery Rhyme cartridge! This sign, along with 24 membership cards, was created to signify entrance into a very prestigious club!:)

This is the sign I made with Car Decals(love it) to greet early childhood specialist Dr. Jean Feldman at the airport!!!! We waited and waited and got lots of looks....I'm sure it was because the sign was so cute!

When we finally arrived at our school with Dr. Jean, who came to give our school a free concert(we were so blessed), I couldn't wait to show her the welcome banner I made on the Cricut ! I don't know what carts I used because I didn't write down the details(Pre-blog design).

Below is our award winning school Christmas float. Our team worked so hard on it. I made the letters from the Feeling Groovy cartridge and the holiday lights and holley from Christmas Cheer!

Below is a photo collage that my friends and I worked on for our great new principal !! We wanted to create something for his office to represent his first year at our school. I used Accent Essentials, My Community, Cuttin Up, and Create A Critter for the Cricut decorations!