Saturday, August 31, 2013

B-day card

I cut the pieces to make 4 of these days ago... Just getting around to finishing it up. The die cut and stamp are from MCT.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

mailbox treats

I put these treats in all the school employees mailboxes. Everyone has been in and setting up their classrooms at school. Tomorrow is pre-k and kindergarten orientation for the students to visit the school, meet teachers, climb on a bus and just get acclimated a little for the start of school next week on September 4th... (the Tuesday after labor day is meetings all day for teachers.. torture me now please... I'm starting my 27th year in this district and my 36th year of teaching I think I can give the talk).. Just let me at the kiddies... still love my job despite all the teacher bashing in recent years.

The little die cuts and stamps were from Pink by Design Stamps.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Christmas tags

I made a dozen of these tags... I'm trying to go through my cricut carts and play with them more. I have so many that I have barely touched. This santa is from CC2. The to/from stamp is MCT. I added some gold glimmer mist to the tag base.

Friday, August 23, 2013

SVG Luxury Handbags

I have been looking at this file of handbags for a while.. My daughter and her best friend are big handbag girls.. every color, make and model they have it. I got a gift of a few Alex and Ani bracelets for my daughters friend as a gift as she starts her first grown up job and a school psychologist/behaviorist. This handbag was the perfect holder for the gift.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

gonna be away for a few days

Headed to the shore today for an absolutely picture perfect day on the beach. Leaving tomorrow for a short mission trip with my church to work on low income housing repairs from hurricane Sandy..... They seem to put all the major immediate rebuilding efforts into the tourist areas first. So probably no new crafty post until probably next weekend.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stormy morning

Lots of severe thunder storms with torrential rain here this morning. I spent the morning glued to the TV like a junkie watching the same forecast with lightening strikes over and over again like it was going to change. Thankful I'm a teacher and not back to work yet so I did not have to travel in any of it or unload buses with little pre-k and kindergarten students.

Today's card I made multiples of is another Xmas card from a stamp I bought at least 3 years ago at a scrapbook convention over in Valley Forge PA. I never used it and it doesn't have a name on it. I colored with copics so I could use stickles. The sew easy floss is from WR
memory keepers from a big crab bag full of it with assorted colors at a one of these scarp events but I think this one was from Lancaster convention center. All papers from my stash.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Non traditional Christmas colors

My daughter left Friday for a trip to Mexico with 6 of her former college friends. When she finally departed with all her chaos of packing I sat around and just had a glass of wine and colored some Christmas stamps. I used copics so they wouldn't bleed with stickles but didn't do any blending. This afternoon I started mounting them up into cards. All the paper was from my stash. The pattern paper is from one of my very first Christmas packs back when I started scrappin in 2007. The stamp was from a scrapbook convention 2 or 3 years ago... It doesn't have a name on it. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

MCT Designer Challenge

Wow, I have not been motivated to do a challenge in a year or more… This morning I had an hour to kill and I thought I like working with just black and white.
I used an old stampin up stamp for the center. One of layers is MCT's stitched journal die. The sentiment and die cut frame are from MCT's just simply live. Everything was rounded with the 1/4 inch side of the corner chomper. All the papers were from my stash. The inside sentiment from stampin up says... "Sending loving thoughts your way...Hope tomorrow's a better day!"

Friday, August 9, 2013

Another crafting with Katie inspiration card

I used a hero arts stamp and colored with my copics. I used stickles on the flames and a gelly roll clear star pen on the candles. The happy birthday stamp is MCT gift card sentiments and the border punch is from ek success. Papers and ribbon are papertrey ink.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Kristina Werner inspiration

I got the layout idea for this card from a Kristina Werner video but I used completely different stamp sets. The thank you on mine was stampin up and the hexagons are PTI from rosie posie... I used regular memento ink except for the center of the hexagon. I used dew drop brilliance pearlscent sky blue.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

pinterest inspired Christmas Cards

These are not original designs. I got the idea from some talented person on Pinterest. The one on pinterest was red. I did a couple of those then tried it in green. The ribbon and stamp is PTI.  I just created a file on my cameo that had various sized circles then cut it in assorted paper from my stash that is so easy to work with now that it is all organized. the card is 41/4 by 41/4.