Monday, May 9, 2011

Winner from Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone! Thank you all again for joining us on Jen's wonderful Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop this past Saturday! I used to pick the lucky winner of one of my signs and a gift card to either Michaels or Joanns. Out of the 29 wonderful comments it chose...
#2, Savahanna said, "Libby...super cute project. And I love the saying. :-) "

Congratulations Savannah! As soon as I get your shipping info I'll have your sign and gift card in the mail! :)

New Award! :)

Hi everyone and thank so much for stopping by :) I'd like to give a huge huge thank you to Jen from for passing on the Cricut-tastic award to me! Thank you Jen!! :)

Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic! Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog and share it with friends! Since Cricut is 5 years old and they have an E2 out, share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs! You also have to tell 5 Cricut Related things about yourself.

So, here are 5 Cricut-tastic things about me:
1.  I have been cricuting since October of last year, but I still feel like an amateur.
2.  I never pay full price for any of my cricuting (or any other type of crafting) supplies, ever.
3.  As silly as it sounds, crafting is therapeutic to me and I wish I had more time for it.
4.  98% of the time I've got 3 different projects being worked on at once. What can I say, I'm good at multi-tasking ;)
5. Even though my husband acts jealous of my cricut sometimes, I think he really enjoys me having a little hobby of my own :)
I would like to pass this award onto 10 fellow bloggers:
10. Savahanna from 

Congratulations to all of you ladies for being so fabulously cricut-tastic! :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi everyone! And Happy Mother's Day to all of the mom's out there! I hope you are all in for a wonderful day filled with lots of love and tons of hugs :) I'm still not sure what's on the agenda for myself today, but for now I've just got a few Mother's Day cards to share with you. Enjoy :) 
These first two were made for my sister and sister-in-law. I wanted to make them similar but still unique. They both like the color purple so I'm hopeful that they'll like them :) The butterflies are both from the Paisley cartridge, but I forgot to write down the sizes. I think the top one was 2 3/4 inches and the bottom was 2. The scallop square is from the Storybook cartridge at 2 inches, and the flowers are from a clearance pack from Michaels.
Here's how I decorated both of the insides:
This next one was made for my mother-in-law. She has two loves in her life besides her family; her job, and the GOP, so that was my inspiration. I used the elephant from the Paisley cartridge cut at 2 1/4 inches, and the flowers she's holding are from a very old small flower punch. The blue triangle shape I cut by hand. The flower was cut from the bee's button (also from Paisley), at 2 and 2 1/2 inches.
This last one was made for my mom :) Her favorite color is red, and since red goes perfectly with black and white, I went with that.

The roses were cut from the Sweethearts cartridge at 3 inches, and the flowers from Paisley at 2 and 2 1/2 inches. I used a white jelly roller to accentuate the petals. I added just a touch of bling to the corners and some ribbon behind the main image to dress it up. I really like how it came out and I hope she does too :)
Here's the inside:
The rose was cut from the Sweethearts cartridge at I think 2 inches.

Happy Mother's Day to you all!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Welcome and thank you for joining us at Jen’s Craft Corner Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Amber over at  But if you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Jen’s blog at so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share. I hope you enjoy! :)

So when wondering about all a teacher is and does I kept thinking, "I can't imagine being responsible for a whole classroom of little ones when my two and half year old son exhausts me all on his own!" LOL! Seriously, I don't know how they do it... I then started to think about what a teacher would like to receive as a thank you gift. Well naturally, a break from taking care of the kids! ;) But since I can't give that, I decided to make this cute little sign they can hang while at home (or anywhere else they are off duty) to reflect that thought in a silly way, and hopefully bring a chuckle or two to those who see it :)
  I made this pink and green one to go in my craft corner since I loved how the other two came out so much :)
Here they are:
This one is a gift for my cousin Yvette who is a teacher. She's always got a lot of cute sayings around her house so I think it will fit in nicely. I hope she likes it :) I really love how the cardstock transforms the chipboard into a faux wooden plaque :)
And this one I decided to make to give away as part of my blog candy for this bloghop! :) 
That's right! One lucky person chosen by will win this sign, along with a giftcard to their choice of Michael's or Joanns :) All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (be sure to include contact info in case you're the winner). New friends are always welcome, but not required :)

Using the CDS, a cut from the Storybook cartridge, and chipboard from a super sized box of Airheads, I cut the bases for the signs.
I used the same cut file for two pieces of each of the background pieces.
I printed the sentiment from my computer on white cardstock, then used ultra sticky adhesive and ATG to glue the pieces together.
I punched holes and set eyelets on the sides and top of each sign using my crop-a-dile, then tied some ribbon through to finish it off (it was just about a yard of ribbon for each sign).