Monday, January 31, 2011

Cricut Swarm

My friends and I all have little ones. Not exactly easy to get to a crop and the closest store to us is over 30 minutes away. I decided to hold a Cricut Swarm at my house. Now, I cannot just have friends over, I always have to do something more.

I created this banner using my DS, string that looks like shoelaces, Tags Bags Boxes & More cart, Pooh Font Set cart and lots of pop dots.

Each place setting had some little goodies for the girls. I downloaded the Cricut Cutting Guide from Obsessed With Scrapbooking. I have had this guide taped to the inside of my Expression for the last year and I love having it. So I gave one to each girl. The brown bag is for the paper scraps and the cupcake is actually fuzzy socks. I got this recipe from Rachie's Scrapspot. She even has the cut files you can download to your DS. Instead of the little pom pom for the cherry, I added a Hershey's Kiss. What girl does not love a little cozy and some chocolate?

These are the girls. Dave was out of town, don't tell him that is his pool table under all that :)
We had 2 tables with everyone's Cricuts and carts on them, an inspiration corner and munchies on the bar. We also listened to 90's music all night long, felt like we were in college again...yes I am dating us :)

Watch for us in February, we are going to have a Twilight Cricut Swarm !

Look What We Made

I bought the SpongeBob cartridge from one of the sites that was having a huge sale. Not that I love SpongeBob, he makes the most annoying sounds, but my boys love to laugh at me when he is on :) Bradley and Wesley wanted to make SpongeBob, we cut him out at 7". Lots and lots of layers. Bradley did a fantastic job putting him together. I had to help Wesley. Next time I think I want to cut him out even bigger.

"Beary" Happy Birthday Card

This year, I decided that I am going to make all my Birthday cards for family and friends. Dave and I both have large families. What have I gotten myself into :) I have always wanted to create a sweet little face like this, and now I can. Thanks to ScrapBookEden. Step by step directions. It is wonderful.
The bear I created on DS using Plantin Schoolbook, just paper piecing. I chalked the edges. I use real blush for the cheeks. I would love to think people will keep my cards forever. With the exception of my Mom, I know they go in the trash :) The sentiment is done on the computer so I can change the color of the "Beary" to match the rest of the card. The glittery paper and ribbon, I got out of the $1 bin at Target. I really did have a lot of fun creating this little bear.

Lego Clock

I am always looking to make something special for my boys on their birthdays. This year for Bradley, I made this Lego Clock. We already have the digital Lego Clock that you buy, but I wanted to do this for him so he could learn how to tell time and make it fun.
I got this clock free at Kohl's when they had their B1G1 free sale. The clock is wood, I pillaged our Legos and sat down with some Gorilla Glue. Bradley loved this and wanted to build off this, but since I hung it on the wall, he cannot :)

Lego Birthday Card

First I need to start out with an apology. I just searched all my Favorite Blogs for where I got this idea. You know when you think, "Oh I will remember that!"? Well I never "remember that". Anywho, when I remember where I got it from I will let you know...and give the wonderful creator credit.

I made this card on my DS using Plantin Schoolbook for the shape and Printing 101 for the HAPPY puzzle pieces. The little boy is cut from EDPD at 4" and the face is PKS. The Legos are pop dotted using a standard hole punch. I could not figure out the shirt to give Bradley and finally remembered what Bradley's favorite shirt is. Every Friday he "absolutely has to wear" his school spirit shirt. His birthday fell on Friday. He loved this card. The shirt came out so perfect.

Lego Cake

Another Year...Another Lego Birthday! Of course Bradley wanted another Lego birthday cake and this is what I came up with this year. Yes there is a lot of frosting...I am a frosting freak. I would rather have frosting shots than the cake :)
I used 2 9x13 cakes. I cut the bottom one in half and the top one in thirds. For the posts I used a mini muffin tin. I was going to use a third box of cake, but I thought that would be too much leftover cake. I only filled up 6 cups from the second batch of cake mix. He turned 6, thus the 6 posts.
Anywho, he loved the cake and and we all had fun seeing what color our tongues were in the end!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas Thank You Cards

I made a pack of three of these cards for a door prize for my MOPS group and I made another 3 pack for myself because I love the way they turned out. So did the boys so we ended up giving the cards to the boys teachers with their holiday gifts. They loved them.

I was inspired for this card from Gigi. I thought this was the cutest thing ever. I made the cookie sheet on the DS using George, the gingerbread were made from Paper Doll Dress Up and the spatula was from Everyday Paper Dolls. Of course the faces are Peachy Keen stamps. The hearts, I used Glossy Accents. The sentiment is computer generated. When you cut the gingerbread people it will cut the mouth, eyes and lines. I just flipped the gingerbread over and stamped my PKS image.