Monday, April 30, 2012

Oh Boy!...Baby Boy Card certainly has been a very busy month.  Only 34 more days of school (yes, I'm counting).  We are in the midst of MSP (our state standardized test) testing.  In our school, the primary classes (non-testing grades) support and encourage the intermediate classes by making cards, posters, bringing in treats, etc.  I know this can be a super stressful time of year for everyone, but how can we get too stressed out when our staff is being blessed with many.....and I mean MANY.....babies.....AGAIN!  Yep, I said AGAIN.  Last year we had (with grandbabies included) 10ish babies born.  Last year a majority of the babies born were girls.  This year we currently have 5 (so far) people expecting babies either this summer or in the fall.  We know of 3 BOYS and don't know the gender of the last two yet.  Must be something in the water.  The husband said I'm not allowed to drink the water there.  :-)'s the card I made for our first of many baby showers for the remainder of the year.  I made this card in a frantic "Oh, no!  The shower's tomorrow???"  Ever have one of those days?  Thank goodness I still had some time that night to run and pick up a gift as well.  Whew! 

To make this card, I used the Simply Charmed cartridge.  Unfortunately I didn't write down the directions for making this card.  So sorry! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hoppy Easter Banner

Yesterday I enjoyed a nice relaxing day at home with my boys.  It has been such a wonderful week being able to spend time with them.  I cannot wait until summer vacation....only 3 months.  Yay!  So yesterday's crafting task revolved around a new Easter banner.  I made an Easter Peep banner last year (at the beginning of my banner making phase).  Now....we all know how when you start to evolve in your skills and creativity the items you made at the beginning of your adventure just aren't up to par.  Okay, let's face's just not all....  Hence.....the NEW Easter banner.  I am MUCH happier with this banner.  PLEASE bear with my photos....I've been taking the pics with my phone, and apparently I need to stop doing that.  It's just SO much easier than having to hook my camera up to the computer to download the pics.  Does anyone else feel this way?

To make this banner I used the following items:

Paper:  Reminisce (I actually had leftover paper from either last year or the year before)
Cricut Cartridges:
        Birthday Bash-Banners cut at 6"
        Create a Critter-Bunny cut at 4 1/2", Carrots cut at 1", Basket cut at 2 1/2"
        Alphalicious-Letters cut at 5"
        Doodlecharms- Eggs cut at 2" and 4 1/2"
Peachy Keen Stamps-Critter Faces (Large)
Stampin' UP Chocolate Chip stamp pad-I used this for the distressing
Close up of the end piece.  I really like the basket of eggs and carrots.  :-)  I added stitching to the carrots, but distressed and speckled the eggs.  I like the looks of really matched the look of the paper. 

I added a few buttons to this piece for something different.  The thread used was twine by My Mind's Eye.

The husband took today off to spend a day with the family.  We're getting ready to head out and go bowling.  Yahoo!  I feel a heavy competition brewing. Have a great Friday!