Saturday, July 23, 2011

At Camp Again! AMAZING!!

Sorry for the lack of posts.  It has been a busy month.  I just got back from spending the week at Camp Copass in Denton, Tx. with our church.  We took 142 kids grades 3rd-6th.  I was fortunate enough to be counselor to 6th grade girls and it was amazing.  These were a truly a great group of young ladies and I can't wait to see how God continues to work in their lives.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Craft Channel and a Chance to win an E2!!!

Go to My Craft Channel for your chance to win an E2 (and I must add that I would LOVE to have one of these!!!)

My Craft Channel

Stacy Julian will be part of My Craft Channel this fall so go and check it out!!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Anniversary Present

This Friday will be my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary.  What an amazing couple!!  We are having them a surprise dinner with a few other surprises once they get there.  Here is the present that I made them.
My husband had the camo vinyl and the frame was on sale at Michaels for $5.00.  I used Opposite Attracts Cricut Cartridge.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My "Junk" Book

So have you all seen the "Smash Books" that are the new rage.  Well I always keep a small spiral with me and decided to decorate it a little to make my own version of the smash/junk book.  We are trying to buy a new house so I figured what  a great way to keep our journey into this new chapter or our lives.

The notebook was a gift from a friend.  The papers are from Artful Delight month club.  Reality is done in Thickers, and the other things are just scraps I had laying around.  Inside I am putting pictures, ideas and web addresses of the things we see that we need, like and LOVE!  I am so excited about having it around!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Another Sweet Award!

A special Thank You shout out to Terri at Two Pink Peas for returning the special award back to me!!  That was so super sweet!!!!  If you are not a follower over at Two PInk Peas you should definitely go and check it out!!!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

100 Followers Give Away~

Raina over at Favorite Crafty Things is having an awesome give away on her blog for reaching 100 followers!!  Go check it out!!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sweet Reward!!!

Thank you so much to Emily from Cool Cricut Creations for passing on the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award to me.  That is very sweet of her !  I am so excited!!!

The rules of the award are to thank the person who gave it to you, tell 7 things about yourself, and then pass it on to 8 others. 

7 Things About Me:

  1. I am a teacher. 
  2. I love creating paper crafts
  3. I am a blog stalker! :)
  4. We are looking at houses so we can move.  Just need more room!
  5. God is my Savior!
  6. I have the most amazing teenage kids.
  7. I have 1 very vicious chihuahua.
8 Bloggers to Pass the Award Onto:

  1. Lilsweetpea's Place
  2. My Passion 4 Scrappin 
  3. Simply Sarah
  4. Nana Donna's Card Dreams
  5. Scrappin' Aggie
  6. Two PInk Peas
  7. Noelle Scraps A Lot!
  8. Paper Memories

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gift for a Friend

I found these scriptures over at Dee's Bugaboo blog.  I love all the projects done with them, so I thought I would try a few for myself.

The first one is made with a $1.00 frame from Michaels.  I painted it black and added some swirls cute from Home Decor Cartridge.  I used ModPodge over the entire frame and added some flowers and bling.
On the second one, I painted a canvas red and matted the verse on black.  The flowers are just a circle cut from Home Decor Cartridge, cut in multiple sizes.  I added a little bling to a couple of the centers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Give-A-Way at Two Pink Peas

Go over and visit Two Pink Peas and comment for an amazing give a way! Go give her some love!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Just in time for Father's Day

Well I have to admit that I waited until last minute to make Father's day cards for my dad and my father-in-law.  I think they turned out pretty cute though.  I don't have a lot of cartridges for those men in life so I am always looking for something different to do.  I made an origami shirt for both of them.   Mary with Cards TV has an amazing tutorial on how to make these!!

The papers I used were out of my scrap pile (I have a goal this summer to make my scrap pile a lot smaller!!) I did a computer generated "Happy Father's Day".  I hope they enjoy it!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

MIA! Gone to Camp!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I have been at church camp all week with our youth.  We took over 250 kids and God worked amazingly the whole time!!  I am so blessed that I got to experience this.

Well now that we are back we are trying to get ready for cheer camp.  My daughter leaves tomorrow for that.  We have been trying to get posters made and camp gifts put together.  I thought I would share with you a magnet board that I made for the girls and a T-shirt I made using iron on vinyl.

This is the magnet board.  I used roof flashing for the back and the paper is from stamping station.  It is made with our school name, in our school colors.  My local scrapbook store sells it!  I used a pirate punch and cut 1" circles to glue over the magnets and used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes for the ribbons.  I am going to take a group picture of the girls before they leave tomorrow and print them to give them the last day to put on the boards.

This is their game day hair bow that I made.  Well I made the bow but did not do the embroidery.  I wish I had a machine to do that!  

Lastly here is the shirt that I made to wear to games.  I used iron on vinyl and cut it out with my cricut.  The cartridges that I used were Feeling Groovy, Indie Art, and the font is from the Robotz cartridge.  I think it turned out adorable and was super cheap to make!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Graduation Cards

As we were laying out at my neighbors pool the other day she mentioned that she had forgotten to get Graduation cards.  I told her that I could make her some.  This statement fascinated her husband!!  It was really funny too!  So I put together a few cards in the school colors of the kids receiveing them.

I used Hello Kitty Cartridge for the diplomas, and Feeling Groovy for the lettering.  I lost the dot for one of the i's and since this card was going to be for a girl I used my I-Rock and added a little bling.  I stickled the middle of the seal to make those sparkle.  The gray paper is from DCWV and the yellow is out of my scrap pile!  

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Four-Legged Friends

These are a couple of cards that I made for our librarian at school.  She is a huge animal lover!!  She was wanting a card for her vet and a friend of hers that has a little yorkie.  I think they turned out super cute!  The paper was all scraps (I am trying to make a dent in my scrap pile) and I used the Cricut Lite Four-Legged Friends Cartridge.  The cart was a little hard for me to use.  The cuts were simple enough it was just hard to tell what colors I was going to have to use to a couple of the pieces I cut out a few times before I got the perfect combinations!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

You Rock!!

This is a card that I made for our Assistant Principal for Bosses Day.  He is a guy and he used to be in a band so I wanted something to go with that!  He loved the card!!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Some Father's Day Cards

So last weekend I was very productive and got several cards made. Here are a couple of Father's Day Cards I did for a girl at work.

Both the car and the truck were from Nifty Fifty's Cartridge.  I cute the car too big and I didn't have an envelope to fit it.  So I cute the sides a little bit and placed on an A2 card.  You can barely tell and I love the car!!!  The background paper for both cards are from Artfully Delight Monthly kits.  I love how they turned out!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jenny's Big 3-Oh Birthday Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome and thank you for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop!   You should have arrived here from Linda.  If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to  Jenny's Blog, so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share.

I decided that making a card with BLING wasn't a challenge at all.  My biggest challenge was to control the amount I used!  :)  Anyway, I made a birthday card using Sweet Treats.  I love the cupcakes on the cartridge and have found myself making many cards with the cupcakes on them!  For the bling I used teal colored rhinestones that I bought in the dollar section at Michael's.  On the cupcake top I used pearls that I got in the same place.  The paper is from DCWV glitter packs.  The stamp is a sentiment I got from Michael's also.  I should probably take stock in that store!  

Thank you so much for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop!  

Your next stop is Katie 

Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Thanks for following!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Blog Hop coming!!

I will be in my first blog hop next weekend.  I am super excited about it.  The blog is for Jenny's Big 3-0H Birthday.  Make sure you stop by to join in.  It will be a blast!

If you would like to go ahead and check out her blog, here it is!

My Intern and Her Sign

Today was Lauren's last day!  It was sad but the kids did her good!  We made her a scrapbook with a letter and a picture from each student.  She loved her sign too!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sign for my Intern!

So I have had a student teacher in my room for the last couple of weeks.  Friday is her last day so I made her a sign to hand on her door for her classroom.  I am so proud of her!!  Good luck Lauren!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Expression 2 Give a WAY!!!!!

Is giving away the new Cricut Expression 2 that is being released tonight!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wow!! Another Award!!!

The  award I got was the Versatile Blogger Award. I thank Joann at for this wonderful awards. For this one you have to first thank the person who gave it to you.  Next you have to tell 7 things about yourself.  Then you pass it along to 15 other bloggers. So here it goes!


1. I am a 5th grade teacher, and love it!!!
2.  I have 2 teenage kids
3.  I am a serious paper addict!!  
4.  I grew up in the country and am now a city girl and LOVE it!
5.  I will be baptized soon!
6.  I am horrible at technology, so any help is appreciated~
7.  I love PINK!!!  I think the world would be a happier place if more things were pink

Now 15 bloggers that deserve this award. (It is hard to only pick `5) 


Go and check out their blogs!!!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Peyton's 4th Birthday!!!

I had my niece this weekend and it was her 4th birthday.  She helped me make her a card and a special cupcake holder for her birthday cupcake!

This is the front and the back of the cupcake holder.  I used the Sweet Treats Cartridge and after many attempts realized the box should be cut at 6.5".  I used the number 4 and some little flowers.  Peyton helped put the buttons in the middle of the flowers.  I used Recollection paper from Michaels.  I love the colors!!

Here is her card.  I used the Birthday Bash Cartridge.  Peyton loved pushing the cut button on my cricut!  
I cut the Lady Bug at 4.5" which was a little big for my A2 size card but I wasn't using an envelope so it was ok.  The glitter paper is DCWV glitter cardstock that I got at Michaels a couple of weeks ago for $2.99!!!! So excited about that!! The rest of the paper was out of my scrap pile.  
Peyton loved the card and kept carrying it around to show everyone!!  

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share!!
God bless!

Monday, April 11, 2011

BFB Award!! Thanks Ali!

I've just received this award from  She has a lovely blog and I hope you'll visit and follow her if you aren't already doing so.. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Ali.

The rules for this award are:

1. Post about it on your blog , and link back to the sender, and thank them. 

2. Pass onto those who visit you regularly and leave comments.

I would love to pass onto the following in no particular order:

Tisha at

Teachdanz at

Michelle at

Lisa at

Friday, April 8, 2011

Not much Card making going on!!

If you don't know I am a 5th grade teacher in Texas.  So that means TAKS testing!!  With that going on, I haven't really done any crafting here lately which in itself is very depressing!!  I have been helping do a couple of projects for the kids though, so I thought I would post that on here.

My daughter had to do a family tree in spanish class, but there was a catch.  They had a do an "unique" family tree!  So we made dinosaurs and put them on a volcano!  I think it turned out really cute.  I used Create-a- Critter for the dinos and cute them at 4".

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break Blues!

Well I went back to work today after a wonderful spring break with my kids!  We celebrated my birthday, and went to the beach.  I had intended on doing so much paper crafting....but....I was really lazy and did very little.  When I say very little, I mean little!  I only made 6 "Thank You" cards for some ladies at work that got together and got me a little birthday money to use on break!

Anyway here is the card.  The coloring is horrible.  I used mainly scraps and the flower is from Forever Young.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another Cookie Bouquet

Well I haven't done any cards or really any paper crafts lately but I did put together another cookie bouquet.  My daughter's best friend is trying out for cheer tomorrow so I put one together for her.  Jen at PlayingwithFood made the cookies for me and aren't they precious!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well this has been an incredibly busy week!  My daughter had cheer tryouts this week for Freshman cheer at her high school.  So needless to say that has taken all my time so haven't gotten a lot of paper crafting done.  I did make her a congratulations gift though and wanted to share it with you.  A friend, Jen Smith, made the cookies and I put the bouquet together.  I think it was precious, and the cookies are DELICIOUS!!  Check out her blog here....

Here is a picture of it all put together!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Was going to be a challenge entry but....

Well I intentionally started out making this card for a challenge, but....I forgot a detail so I couldn't enter it.  I thought it turned out really cute though so I ended up giving it to my husband for Valentines.

I used Sweethearts Cartridge to cute out the tree.  Scrap paper for the back ground.  I thought it looked like the clouds, and a Martha Stewart punch for the flower border.

Hope you enjoy!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Ok the place I got some of my super cute papers that I couldn't remember the name of is here.....

It is a monthly club.  I have only gotten the January kit which was the super cute Valentine paper but can't wait to  get my next one!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Delivery and Bows

Well we had another day off from school today due to the weather.  This makes 5 for us.  This is not normal occurrences for us Texas folks!!  We are used to HOT weather!!  Anyway, it has given me a lot of extra time to work on my cards and other things.

I finally got my Custom Crop order.  I got 5 Cartridges and some new mats.  The weather had put a huge delay in its delivery so I was super excited to get it today!!!

Today my daughter put together bows for her cheer squad.  They have a pep rally and are cheering at the boys basketball game on Valentine's Day, so of course they needed special bows!!  She pretty much did them all by herself, which makes me very proud!  I love that she is getting more into crafting.  I just wish she would clean up after herself when she is done but oh well maybe that will come with time.  They only thing I did was wire in the pony tail holders and cut the finishing part on the ribbon.  The rest was her.  I was so proud that I thought I would share with you guys!!

Hope you are all staying warm!!

Card for a Co-Worker

This is a set of cards that I made for a lady at work.  The zebra is from Create-a-Critter.  The papers are from scraps.  I used the I-Rock to put a little bling on the flower in her hair.  

With all the snow days we have been having I have gotten a lot of things done.  I have been making Valentine's for my kids at school and my daughter (Evie) made hair bows for her cheer squad for Valentine's.  I will posting a pic of those soon.  She did them mostly by herself.  I just cut the finished edge of the ribbon!  I love that she likes crafting things as much a I do!

Have a great day!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

No pink or red Valentine!

This is a card I made to enter into a challenge to not use pink or red.

I have to admit...I think it is adorable!

Friday, February 4, 2011


I am entering this into a challenge.
Indie Art Cricut Cartridge - Lips
Pink flocking on out layer
Recollections paper for background and card 9x6
Red Heart paper is from that monthly club I joined.  I will let you know who when I figure it out! :)  I love the paper!!!
Ribbon is from $1.00 section at Target.

Help them get to 500 and enter for a chance to win!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kick off for DNOW and another card

We kicked off DNow tonight at church with a hypnotist.  It was great!!  I loved watching the kids acting crazy!  So I thought to celebrate this I would share another card!!!
I made this one for my hubbie!  I used Create A Critter for the squirrel!  Isn't he precious.  I can't remember where I got the heart paper.  It is from a monthly club I joined and have only gotten one month, but I love it.  When I figure it out I will definitely post their information.  The sentiment "nuts about you" is from My Pink Stamper.  The card stock is Recollections from Michaels and is cute at 5X8 to make a 4X5 card.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dino Card

This is a card that I entered into  
Hey!  This is a little card I made for my son for Valentines Day!  I didn't want it really smushy or girlie so this is what I came up with.
I used black cardstock for the card- 8"x5"
The other paper is from DCWV Dots, Stripes, and Plaids Matstack
The silver is from the dollar section at Target!
The Dino is from Create a Critter (My favorite)
and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

Birthday giveaway at cricutology!

Cricutology is giving away a set of stamps for her birthday!  Go over and give her shout out telling her Happy birthday and enter for a chance to win!!

Amazing sale and giveaway over at Pink by Design!!

Pink By Design is having an AMAZING sale on their clear stamps! These are wonderful stamps and seem to correspond perfectly to most Cricut Cartridges. Sarah will also be releasing some new stamp sets this week. You have to check it out!

Also - they have decided to have a giveaway. On March 30, 2011 they will be giving away either a Cricut Expression 2 or a Cricut Imagine! If the Pink by Design Facebook Page reaches 2500 likes by the day of the giveaway, they will giveaway BOTH MACHINES!

This is such a fantastic offer! Head over to the Pink By Design store and the Facebook page now!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I'm a winner!

I won a Sweet Treats Cartridge from Bug Lovers Card!!!
I am so excited and can't wait to get it!  I will post a project as soon as I get it!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Twinkle Toes

Here is a card I made using Twinkle Toes Cartridge.  I used the IRock to give her some bling.  All the papers I used were scraps.  I took the cuttle bug and embossed a heart at the bottom and sanded it to show the white of the paper.  I used Peachy Keen Stamps for the face!  Adorable!!  I think she turned out precious!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Check out this give-a-way!

Go to Cricutology's blog and leave a comment to win!  Your cuttlebug folders will work in this also!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Giraffe Card Set

This is a set of cards I made using Create a Critter.  The giraffe is kinda small but the sizing seemed to be difficult since it has such a long slender body.  It was one of the first things I made once I got my circut so things have gotten better.  I just used paper I had around so not really sure where it came from.  I also made the box out of a 12x12 sheet of solid card stock!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Valentine Cards

I love Valentine's Day!  It is such a pretty holiday with all the reds and pinks (my favorite)!  Here are a few cards I made using my cricut.

I used Smiley cards, and Pagoda for the Panda!  Hope you like and see you soon!