Thursday, December 9, 2010

Coaches Thank You Cards

Football season is over...woohoo! We wanted to make thank you cards for our football coaches and Riley designed these. How cute is this...40 year old guys looking like 10. Our coaches all wore the same shirts, but their hats were different. They all wore Longhorns lanyards and that was my favorite part to make. I could not figure out how to weld the football on the DS and get it lined up perfectly, so we just had it that you flip over the card and Riley wrote on the back. The coaches loved these.
I am glad Riley has taking a liking to my obsession :)

The dolls are EDPD, the football card is Sports Mania and the lettering is Plantin Schoolbook that I welded on the DS.

Cupcake Birthday Card

My husband calls me from work one morning and tells me it is his Administrative Assistants birthday. He asks if I can make her a card that we can put a gift card in and he needs it in two hours. I am so not good with pressure. I came up with this. The cupcake is cut from Doodlecharms and this is my first attempt with them.
As always, peachy keen face!

Packers Birthday Card

A good friend of Riley's plays for the Packers. Riley loved the Longhorns card that I made for him for his birthday and asked if we could make one for his friend. Because the 10 card was on my DS, this was so easy. Riley did such a great job on this. The only thing I did was the detail on the pants and helmet, Riley did everything else. He has watched me use my Peachy Keen stamps so many times that he knew exactly what to do. I did not take a picture of it, but we made a pocket on the inside for a gift card. The doll and accessories were cut from EDPD at 4", the helmet is cut from Sports Mania at 1 1/2" and the 33 is cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 1/2". We used the xyron the make everything stick.

Fall Wreath

I know that I am going back a few weeks, but I have been so busy with the holidays that this is the first I get to post. I do not have a wreath for my front door and I went shopping at all the craft stores and just could not spend $50 on a wreath. I hit Hobby Lobby when they had all their fall stuff for 50% off and I made this wreath...with a little help of a glue gun, for $12. I love the little scarecrow. When I took it down to put up a Christmas wreath...all the berries were gone...birds!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Super Hero Gift Bag

Bradley had another birthday party and I was getting tired of spending so much money on the bags. I bought this at Hobby Lobby and went to town. The little boy was having a Batman party. Now, I know there is a Batman Cart, but I was not going to buy it for one bag. So, we looked up the colors online and had fun with it. I used PDDU for the boy and outfit. I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the balloons and the font is cut using the DS and Printing 101. Instead of spending money on a card, Bradley signed the back of the bag.

Christmas Tags

I wanted to post a few Christmas tags that I had made last year. I got the idea from Christmas with the Cricut, now Everyday Cricut. I love the shape of the tags. They are from Mickey and Friends. Sorry they are not the best pictures, I was having issues with my camera. Anyhoo, the candy cane and lollipop is also from Mickey and Friends. On the lollipop and candy cane I used some glitter glue to make them shine. The Christmas lights and holly came from the Christmas Cheer cart. The Santa tag was free hand. They were fun to make and I need to get on them again this year. My mom is my biggest fan and I think I gave her one of each of these tags. I think she still has them :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Longhorns Football Birthday Card

My baby boy is turning 10 this weekend...I can't believe it.

This card was made with my DS and welded the 10 with Mickey Font. The boy, football jersey, footballs and goal post were cut from Everyday Paper Dolls and the helmet with cut from Sports Mania. The longhorn symbol on the helmet and shoulder pads was free hand...had to cut that one too many times :) I did 10 footballs, because he is 10 :) As always I used Peachy Keen Stamp.

What do you think...looks just like him?

Birthday Trreat Topper

I made these Birthday treats for Riley's class today. I searched the net for ideas for treat bag toppers and I found so many great ones. I decided to do super simple because they are a bunch of 10 year olds. I used cardstock and the sentiment is done on my computer and cut out. I made 20 of them. I surprised Riley with these. He saw them before they were assembled. Riley helped me put the bags together...he never likes to help with my crafts. He said to me, "Mom, these are really cute!" I love that boy.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Iris Paper Folding

I can't just stick with the Cricut when I am making cards anymore, I had to find something else to try. We just got a puppy and our neighbors brought us a gift bag full of treats for her. This is the thank you card I created for them. I found this technique called Iris paper folding. I cannot remember the website that I found this template on, but I now have a new obsession.

Longhorns Spirit Bag

We have a mom on our team that comes up with great ideas for the Spirit Gifts for the boys. She asked for help on this one. I cut out all the Longhorn heads from fabric. Because we are not Texas Longhorns, I could not use the UT symbol on the fabric, so I had to get creative. I then used Liquid Stitch to attach to the bag. I had to make 18 of hands got sticky :). The other mom then filled them with candy and attached Longhorn Silly Bands to the clip. The boys loved them.

Halloween Wreath

Last post for Halloween...I think :) I made this wreath last year for our door. I am not a scary halloween person, I am a cute and fun halloween person. I bought the wood cutouts from Joanns and painted them. Then attached to the wreath with a glue gun. I had fun doing this and the boys loved it.

Boo Box 2

Okay, so this was last years boo box. I used PDDU for the pumpkin, ghost and cat. Boo was done from Stone Script and the boxes were done on Plantin Schoolbook. This is my first attempt on something like this after I received my Cricut. Is this where it all started?

Boo Box

I know Halloween is right around the corner and I wanted to post a couple of projects that I have done. First, this is this years Boo Box. I cut the skeleton at 4/12" from PDDU and the scaredy cat was done at 3", also from PDDU. The box I used a template from We love to boo people in our neighborhood. The BOO I made on DS with Pooh and Friends Font

40th Birthday Card

So my amazing husband just turned 40. I wanted to make him a masculine card and I love the way this turned out. I got the chipboard at the convention in Arlington and I cannot remember who it is by. He liked it because I finally made him a card instead of making cards for everyone else :) He is a great supporter of my addiction. I finally have my own craft room. I am finishing it up now. I will post before and after pictures later.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Longhorns Banner

Well, football is in full swing here in Texas and this is the banner I made for the team. I used a very thin vinyl and sewed pockets for the PVC poles. In the center I sewed long strips of Velcro so when the boys ran through it would give easily. I used acrylic paint for the lettering and the logo. The boys loved this and because it held up so well last year, we get to use it again this year. Go Horns!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lego Party

I had so much fun with this birthday party. For the cake I bought the tin from the Lego store and had a blast decorating it. I actually made this cake 3 times to see which way would be the easiest to decorate it. Doing the dots worked the best to see the detail. Our guests said the dots looked like little Legos. That made me happy!

I like to surprise my boys with the way we dress for their parties. I made these shirts for Brad and I. You can download the iron ons from Legos website. You can only do Knights Kingdom, but he was thrilled that he was a knight and I was his princess.

Also, you will notice in the background, I made giant Legos out of 12 x 12 cardstock and decortated the house with a bunch of them. After the party I still was able to use the cardstock :)

Lego Invitation

Since the boys birthdays are coming around again, I need to start thinking of birthday party ideas. Brad is a Lego Maniac. This is the invitation I made last year. I wanted to post it for ideas. It is so easy to make. I took a standard hole punch and then put a pop dot behind the circle. It is time consuming, but that is why I have to start thinking about invitations early. There are 5 Lego bricks on the front because he turned 5.

We've Moved

Wow, has it really been 3 months since my last post? We have had quite the busy summer. We have moved and I looked all over the internet for ideas on a We've Moved card and this is what I came up with. I used the Doodlecharms cart for the mailbox. I took a road map and copied it onto cardstock, then I cut the layer from Doodlecharms. I had to make the mailbox come alive with my Peachy Keen stamps. I also used a pop dot to give dimension to the flag and then added a brad. I just think this is too cute. Since the mailbox had a natural cut for a letter, I put our new address on a little card and slid it in like mail. I was so pleased with the way they came out.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Scrapbook Convention

This is a picture of Julie and I waiting in line to get into the Crop Room at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX. Oh we had so much fun. We spent 12 hours cropping one day and 4 hours shopping for incredible deals the next day. I was able to finish 14 pages of Day Out With Thomas. I will have to post that layout as soon as I decide which ones are my favorite pages.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Teachers Gifts

Well, this is the finished product. I ended up giving the teachers their favorite candy, a gift card to their favorite restaurant, the post it note holder and the thank you card. The boys were so pleased with what they were giving their teachers. It makes me feel good when I can make them proud :)

Teacher Thank You Card

I used Doodlecharms and cut the apple at 5". I had so much fun making this one, I made extra cuts and Bradley ended up making cute ones too.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Teacher Gifts

This year for teachers gifts, I felt like being crafty. I saw on Etsy some really beautiful post it note holders and I loved the idea. I had the boys sign the first sheet of paper. They turned out so adorable, I am going to have to make more.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ice Cream Gift Card

Loving the way this card came out for Riley's teacher. It is her birthday and she loves ice cream. We decided to give her a gift card for a local ice cream store. I used Doodlecharms cartridge cut at 3 1/2" and the stamps are...of course...Peachy Keen. Inside the card I did in white so Riley could write his message and I also added a little pocket to hold the gift card. I am sure getting clever in my old age :)
I was inspired by Heidi for the ice cream over at

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Another Birthday Party, another gift bag. I think I have been taking the easy way out by buying all of Riley's friends gift cards. I cut the bag using Plantin SchoolBook and the ticket and "Cut" sign is from Locker Talk. I love the way this one turned out. The party was a Movie and Sleepover theme. The invitation was a ticket. Thought I would go with the same theme.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Our boys ask for dessert every single night. So Dave and I came up with a system that they can have 2 desserts a week. We couldn't keep track of when who was eating dessert so I made these cute little ice cream cones using Doodlecharms cut at 41/2". The faces are by Peachy Keen Stamps. I tried to give the boys their favorite flavors. As you can see they all like Mint N Chip! Now when they want dessert, they give me a cone. They can use them in a row or spread out. It gives them the choice and it stops us from saying "NO" yet again!

Here is another cute little gift card bag using Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, cut at 6". Riley designed this one for his friends baseball birthday bash. I think it came out really cute.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Made this one for my Brother and Sister-In-Law, they welcomed a little boy just 2 weeks ago. I can't send them this card though because sweet little Wesley got a hold of this and destroyed it. Glad I took a picture when I did. The sweet little face is Peachy Keen Stamps. The carts I used are Everyday Paper Dolls and Plantin SchoolBook.

This Gift Card bag was made from Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and the baseball player was made from Sports Mania. We made it for a friend on Riley's baseball team.

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Well, here it is, my first post.
We have a lot of Lego Fanatics in our lives. I made this card for a friend that turned 5. I used Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge and the adorable little face is Peachy Keen Stamps. I really loved the way this card turned out.

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