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star boxes

Ok, I know I have not done an entry in blog in forever.  I don’t know what is going on this year!  I am going to try to do some catching up.

First, I am going to show you a quick and easy project I did for the fourth of July (my DD’s birthday).

I decorated star-shaped paper mache boxes.  I believe I got them at Hobby Lobby.  The paper used was open stock from there as well.  After measuring and cutting the paper, I adhered it with Modge Podge.  Easy Peasy!  Decorative and great to put presents in.

Fire truck birthday card

Hello!  I made a boy (or girl, if she likes fire trucks!) birthday card following this weeks Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.

I used Stampin Up Good Neighbors stamp set for the houses, trees and sentiment.  The fire truck is a digital stamp from Waltzing Mouse that you can find in the Help for Katie donation set (see the side bar for info).  I colored the truck using Copics and hand cut the road.

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Childs birthday card

My niece has her 7th birthday coming up in a few weeks.  I decided to use my new Waltzing Mouse stamp set on this card, as well as the Stamping 411 sketch for this weeks challenge.

I decided to use fun colors that reminded me of sweet things to eat.  The pattern papers are from DCWV’s Nana’s Kids.   As already mentioned, I used Waltzing Mouse Frame It stamp set and Copics to color.

Blast off birthday card

I made this card for 2 challenges and my Son’s friends birthday. 

The first challenge is 2S4Y sketch:

The second challenge is Polka Doodles.  They wanted an easel card.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the sketch.  I saw the cutest stamp set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps that showed a rocket with a little kids face in the window.  I knew there was a rocket cut on the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart because I used it to make my son’s birthday party invitations.  I just broke out my Peachy Keen face stamps and wa-la!  The stars are from Plantin Schoolbook cart (this is such a great cart!).  I cut two slits and threaded the embroidery floss through after I inked the edges with Stampin Up Peach Parfait.  I also popped up the rocket and stand-a-lone star.  The background patterned paper is K&Company, The Best of Brenda Walton; and the rocket paper is from DCWV, Nana’s Kids.  The plain paper is Recollections.

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!


Frog card

I combined two challenges, 2S4Y and Peachy Keen, for this card.  My three kids love playing outside during the summer and going to the park is always a favorite!  I used paper from DCWV’s The Grade School Pack and an unknown stack (because the cover sheet came off).  The frogs are stamps from Peachy Keen colored with copics (my first attempt) and the slide was cut using My Community Cricut cartridge. 

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments!

Teenager Birthday card

I made this card using the sketch from 2S4Y.  My oldest turns 13 on the 4th of July.  I can’t believe it!  I wanted it to be special and show those things that come with moving from childhood into adolescence.  I used Cricut carts: Forever young (shoes, lipstick and nail polish), Plantin Schoolbook (13) and Home Decor (cupcake).  The sentiments are from Stampin Up.

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I am sorry I haven’t been posting much.  I thought summer would allow me more time to craft but it’s been the exact opposite!  This weekend isn’t going to be any better.  I am taking my almost-13yr old out shopping, my Husband and I are going to see Wicked (can’t wait!) at the theatre, the whole family is coming over on the fourth and birthday girl and I are going to see Eclipse on Monday!  Phewww!  I am tired out already just thinking of it, and we kicked everything off this evening with a manicure for her.   I promise to try harder to get more craft time in!  Maybe….

Invitation for my son’s birthday party

I made invitations for my son’s 6th birthday.  Originally I was going to do a cupcake theme, but he insisted on rockets, stars and planets.  Doesn’t really go with the Chuck E. Cheese venue, but who cares!

The cuts are from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  I used the keyword feature on my Design Studio to find the cuts.  I really didn’t think I would have anything to fit the bill!

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!


Birthday card

This card was made for my Mother’s birthday on Saturday.  I used Peachy Keen Stamp – Natalie.  Also, Stamp’n Up stamp – bee happy.  It’s hard to see, but I used faux stitching around the “Natalie” frame.  The lace punch is by Martha Stewart.  I utilized a discarded thread to hang the tag from the ribbon and button.  The tag cut is from Tags, Bags, boxes and more cart.  The paper is from The Best of K & Company.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.

9th Birthday Card

It’s my daughter’s 9th birthday on Sunday.  She is in love with monkeys so I had to put one on her card.  This isn’t exactly how I had envisioned the card because the 3 cartridges I ordered haven’t shown up yet.  Oh well.

For this card I used the Celebrations cartridge for the cake (cut on shawdow, blackout and layers at 2″), party hat (cut on shadow and blackout at 1.5″) and scalloped oval (cut on backout at 7.5″x 4.5″).  The New Arrival cartridge was used for the monkey (shadow and blackout at 3″).  The Plantin Schoolbook was used for the oval (adjusted with cricut design studio to fit inside the scalloped oval), monkey face oval (cut at 1″x 0.5″), number 9 (cut at 3/4″) and “balloon” (cut at 1″).  I hand trimmed the monkey’s belly.  The 9 was placed inside the ballon and I drew a line to the monkey’s hand.  The paper for the cake and party hat came from Nana’s Kitchen.  The design was so perfect I didn’t need to embellish!  Ki paper was used for the monkey.  Peachy Keen face stamps were used for the smile.  And googley eyes seemed perfect for this monkey’s personality.  DCWV solid color paper was used everywhere else.

The same size scallop oval as above was cut using DCWV Animal Crackers Stack.  I arranged it on the cutting mat so the monkey border lined up where I wanted.  I adjusted the white oval cut once again with Design Studio and embossed a sentiment.

After I was done with both pieces they were lined up and I punched a hole in the top.  Then used a ribbon to connect them.