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!

Monday, April 2, 2012

It's Almost that means...PEEPS!

This week is my Spring Break......YAHOO!  My students have definitely made me earn it this year.  Whew!  They keep me on my toes, that's for sure.  My plans for the week include crafting, crafting, getting ready for Easter, crafting.....did I say crafting?  Yep....that's all I want to do this week.  I haven't been able to do ANYTHING crafty since President's Day weekend in February.  Now THAT'S sad.  One of the projects I've been wanting to do since last year was to package up some of my favorite Easter treats (peeps) for friends and family.  I even downloaded a bag topper last year from

Here's the original picture from that inspired me to try this idea.  Click on the link below to look at the picture.

 It was this year, with my new obsession with Pinterest, that I found a combination of Peeps, graham crackers, and chocolate.....Peep S'mores!  I LOVE IT!  I now not only have a S'mores pinboard, but also have a Peeps pinboard.  SO much fun!
Here's the idea that I pinned with the Peep S'mores from 

THANK YOU for your inspiration, ideas and generosity in sharing your downloads!'s what I came up with:

WARNING.....changing subjects......

So....Nathan and I decided to go to Target (one of my FAVORITE stores EVER) this morning to grab a few things we needed at home and to get the supplies I needed for the above project.  We just happened to go by the gardening section....and what did I find?????  Another of my latest obsessions....a super adorable owl.  I think I might just have to write about my owl obsession in another here's the super cute owl...

Now....Super Adorable Owl only cost me $12.99.  Nathan was trying to convince me to buy Super Adorable Owl's (I think that's his name) little sister.  Yep, he has a little sister.  She's shorter, red and round....ALSO super cute.  She's only $9.99....and might have to come home with me really soon.  Super Adorable Owl ALSO has an older (I think it's older because it's taller) brother.  He's green....and only cost $19.99.  I'm trying to decide if I can handle 3 Super Adorable Owl Siblings.  Hmmmm......  What do you think????? Now...Super Adorable Owl was originally bought to go in my garden, but I'm not sure I could stand the fact that Super Adorable Owl will get dirty and possibly be covered in moss (one of the wonderful things about living in the Pacific Northwest) right now he's nesting on top of my piano.  It actually looks really nice there.

My question for you.....What's YOUR latest obsession????