Monday, December 24, 2012

Angry Birds Card Recipe (for Cricut)

First, I am so sorry I did not post this back in...April...May! I have many excuses...but won't go into that.
I need to correct what I said on the original post. You cannot cut a grass border on George, but you can cut it from Paper Doll Dress Up.

So here is (part of) the recipe for the Angry Bird card using George and Basic Shapes and Plantin Schoolbook.

I chalked every piece in BLACK ink

This is not a card that will fit in an envelope, so do not plan on mailing it.
White cardstock - 11" x 8 1/2"
Score at 5 1/2"
Green cardstock - 5" x 8", emboss with Happy Birthday Cuttlebug
White cardstock - 4 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Grass - 1" x 7 1/2"
****Even though I have been blogging for a few years, there are things I still cannot figure out****
So, I have all the stuff to make this really easy on an Excel spreadsheet, when trying to attach it to this blog I lose half of it.  Please email me and I can email you the spreadsheet.  I am really sorry for the inconvenience.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Teacher Gift

I am the room mom for Bradley's 2nd Grade class. So, that means I had to do the Class Gift.   I made this GC basket for his teacher.
It came out so much cuter than I thought it would.
The Snowman Hat basket I purchased at Michaels before Thanksgiving and it was  1/2 off.  I also purchased 2 smaller ones for Wesley's teachers, but I forgot to take pictures of the finished project. 
The snowflakes were cut from Cricut Cart Pooh and Friends, the eyes were cut from Friskars Large Petal Punch.
I cut 2 snowflakes for each gift card.  I used my tape runner to adhere the bottom half of the snowflakes and slid the gift card in the top.  I forgot to take a picture of the back, the snowflakes are taped to BBQ skewers (bought 100 at $ store for $1).  I usually use Styrofoam in my baskets, I used green flower foam on this project...oh my goodness, it is so much easier to work with.  It is cheaper and it cuts so much easier.  I wrapped it all in tissue paper so it looked like snow and then stuck her favorite candies in amongst the skewers.
She loved it!

...More Elf Antics

Day 9
Jack loving on Baby Jesus!
Day 10
We are big Patriots fans.  Jingle is holding onto a picture of Wes Welker signing a helmet.  Jack is Planking on the helmet.  They brought the Pats luck, that night Patriots beat the Texans!

Day 11

Snow angels on the counter with flour.  Jingle was on the chandelier with lots of "snow" trailing him.  Our puppy dog licked all of it up that was on the floor...yuck!

4 More Days of Elf Antics

These are not that fun, but I have lots more coming....
The boys woke up to the replacement of our stocking with our underwear...
Hiding with the Christmas Stuffies...
 Sliding down the banister

Boys are asking for an XBox
Jingle and Jack were checking out Toys R Us.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Elf on the Shelf

Last year, Bradley wrote Santa a letter to receive a Magic Elf.  I found this wonderful site with great free printables to do your own elf.  It was really great and I will post those pics later.
This is our elf Jingle.  He did not create a lot of mischief last year, but when he arrived this year on December 1st, he was on our entry chandelier with a note attached to him.  "I'm back and I have brought a surprise!"
Below him was a present covered with peppermints.
And a letter from Santa explaining that Jingle was a wonderful elf and he was chosen to train a new elf...but beware because the new elf was more mischievous.  The boys named him Jack Frost.
Day 2 - reading "Llama Llama Holiday Drama"
Day 3 - Jack trapped Jingle in a jar full of apples on top of the kitchen cupboards.
Day 4 - Jack gagged Jingle so he could take a bath in marshmallows and peppermints.  I am having a  talk with Jack today about the need to be nice while having fun.

Epsom Salt Snow

I usually have this hurricane on my kitchen island filled with coffee beans and a candle.  I saw this wonderful idea here to use Epsom Salt for snow.
I am utterly amazed how much it does look like snow.
Now, I am putting this out there...I have never heard of Epsom I go to the baking aisle! 
Little tip, I found it over with the rubbing alcohol!