Friday, July 13, 2012

Watermelon Goodie Bags....

Happy Summer

I am so fortunate to have my summers off. I love this time to recharge the ole batteries, spend a bit more time with the family, craft a bit more, stay up later, and get up whenever I want. No rigid schedule. No homework. Just sunshine and pool water to soak up. I know in the blink of an eye August will be here. I will soon be awaiting my new classroom of students...writing lesson plans, and preparing bulletin boards. But for now....I am going to enjoy my very happy summer. 

I created this lil' bag toppers with my Cricut and the new CCR Exclusive, Bag Toppers! (How appropriately named!)  ; ) 

I used pink and a lime green paper for a fresh pretty look.  The sentiment is an SRM sticker that I placed on vellum and cut out to create a sort of banner. I also added black Martha Stewart glitter to the seeds.  Even seeds need a little sparkle! ; )
I added some ribbon, lime green twine, and a pink flower.  The center is a new rhinestone by Queen and Co. Love the faceted look of it! 
I am off to see my fellow teachers for lunch today.  It will be great to see them and catch up with our doings this summer!
By the way.....CHA is next week.  I will be working the JustRite booth.  Anyone heading out?  I'd love to see you!  
Have a great weekend my friends!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Boys and Their Toys….

Good morning to you! I was lucky enough to spend most of the day crafting yesterday. Cort was at school, Brian at work, and Kyle caddying. It was quiet and my craft room was beckoning me to spend time with it. I was able to get 6 projects done! Now maybe for some of you that's a drop in the bucket....but for me..".the slowest scrapper on the planet" was huge! B

I have another LO to share that was published in the April issue of Northridge's Cricut Magazine. I used the Boys Will be Boys cartridge.  I repeated the word boys using white paper, inking the edges subtly and placing them on additional white paper. It gives the page texture without overwhelming the LO. I added a few trucks....a scalloped edge, a couple of whimsical brads, and the page was done.
The pics are of my son who was 14 at the time, playing cars with his little cousin, Alex (age 6). It was cute to watch them interact despite the age difference! 
What are you up to today? Anything fun?


Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Who I am…….

Sometimes I reflect on who I’ve become….from that awkward kid….teenager…insecure mom….to the person I am today. More confident….happier…and blessed.  Blessed to have the life I have…even with its ups and downs. 

Life has thrown its share of curve balls. But I am a better, stronger, more patient person because of it. Life's lessons have made me the person I am today.  I am not perfect. But I wake up each morning and try to be the best me I can be. 

Published in the May issue of Cricut Magazine.

Have a great day my friends! a


Monday, July 9, 2012

Rainy Day Duck

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend! We have been in the hundreds for just over 5 days and finally a cool front rolled in and gave us some relief yesterday. It was nice to be able to open up the windows again and sit outside without feeling like you had walked into an oven! ; ) 

I have a cute new set to share with you today by Crafty Secrets.  It is called Animal Party. (It will be available tomorrow, July 10th)  I loved pulling out the Copic Markers and just coloring.  There is something very cathartic about coloring.  I felt like I hadn't done it for awhile and was just a tad rusty.  But it's a bit like riding a bike... : )
 Who can resist a polka dotted umbrella? ; )
I used several Spellbinder's dies to matte my duck. 
I stamped the sentiment and placed it in this little metal picture frame. I added a bit of glossy accents and slipped it under the knot of my bows. I snuck a little bitty purple flower charm in there too!  

I am heading out to breakfast with a friend today....then off to Archiver's to scrap with more friends, and then I am going to Cortney's school to pick her up for therapy.  A busy, busy day!
Just the way I like 'em! : )
Have a great one!