Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Teacher Gifts

Yay!! Last day of school for my and Laurie's kids!!! What a long week this last one was ... everyone around us got out last week.

I got these little clear pails from Oriental Trading to make end of the year gifts for the kids' teachers. They are filled with Hersey Kisses and a gift card. The one on the left is for a male teacher; the right is for a female teacher. They came together super quickly and easily.

Supply list: 

Ice Cream Stickers - Jolees
Flip Flop Stickers - Jolees
Thanks stamp - Stamin' Up!
Twine - We R Memory Keepers
patterned paper and flower - stash

Bring on the Summer!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Beach Fun.......and a thank you!

Hello everyone.  Sorry we have been MIA. End of the year stuff is killing us.  Kel's youngest just graduated High School, yay Amanda!!  Dawn and I still have kids in school until Wednesday.  So we are busy trying to get everything done.

This past weekend Kel and I were lucky enough to get away to Cape Cod for the weekend.  My cousin has a cute little cottage and she let us (and my sister and my cousin) use it for free for the weekend!!  We had such an awesome relaxing weekend.  Just what we all needed.

Before I left I made my cousin a thank you card.

What I used:

DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack for the base of the card and for the word patterned paper
Fiskars wave punch
Life's a Beach Cartridge - chair cute at 2.5
Re'collections paper sanded down
My Creative Time Teeny Tags (Thank you)
StampinUP!  Hodgepode for the little paper clip
StampinUP! Magic Mesh (my last piece, so sad)

I have to say I was quite please with the outcome.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Princess Baylee

Yesterday was my niece's birthday. She is all about Rapunzel these days. So, when I saw this file in the Silhouette online store, I just knew I had to make it for her. Two simple cuts, add some bling ('cause every princess needs bling!) and it was done.

Here she is dressed in the Rapunzel costume that we gave her, braid and chameleon to boot. She's so cute, I can't stand it! 

Here's some trivia for you: what was that chameleon's name in Disney's Tangled? A RAK to the first person to guess it correctly!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thank You. Thank You Very Much.

Cone on now ... you know you read that title in your best Elvis voice in your head! LOL! I have a couple of thank you cards to show you today. (I told you I had a lot of cards to make this month!) The first is a thank you card from my son for his birthday presents. As Laurie said a couple of posts back, he is a lover of anything creepy, crawly or squishy, so I stole Laurie's idea of using a frog on the card.

I totally lifted this card from one that I had seen on the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge. The cute sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

This second card was inspired by all the white on white handmade cards that are out there right now. I just love the look!

The card was cut with the Cameo and then I hand embossed part of the front with a Fiskars Shape Boss that I have had forever from Noni's stash. All I had to do after that was add the flowers and some bling and done!

Hope everyone has a Terrific Tuesday!

Monday, June 18, 2012

More Father's Day Stuff

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I have one more post of Father's Day things to share. I made this Silhouette cassette shaped card for my hubby, who still has a huge cassette collection, with my Cameo. He got a good chuckle out of it. I added some iRock metal bling in the corners and the stamps in the middle to dress it up a little.

I also used the Cameo's Print and Cut feature to make this coupon book for him from the kids. It was so easy ... literally print it out, cut it out and use the ribbon to hold it together. He loved it!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Card

I made this card for my dad with the Cameo. I got him a Sony Walkman CD player for Father's Day and gave it to him early because his old one broke. He loves it. I burned a Rat Pack cd for him which is held on the inside of the card.

Card: Silhouette cd card file
Phonograph: Silhouette file
Rock On Dad: Silhouette file
Ticket: Tim Holtz
Paper: Graphic45
Gear: Oriental Trading
Metal embellies: iRock
Rat Pack cd: iTunes

I am going to enter this in the Creative Cutter Room's Father's Day Challenge. Hope on over and check out all the great entries!

Hope everyone has a wonderful relaxing weekend!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More Critters

I find myself having to make a lot of cards this month between birthdays, graduations, Father's Day and sick friends! Here are two that I made last night. The first is for Pa, whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday, Pa! Hopefully, he won't be checking the blog till after he opens his cards. :) The second is for a friend who had a recent injury and could use a smile.

The cactus and the the cow were made using the Print and Cut feature on the Cameo. I used Copics to color the cactus and a Tim Holtz folder for the background texture. The cow is pop-dotted for dimension. I finally broke down and got some Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam. Now I know why Laurie loves it so! It is awesome! The skunk is a regular cut from the Cameo. I used a pink brad for his nose and the flowers are from Oriental trading. Both sentiments came from My Pink Stamper's Sets.

One more day till Friday - we can make it!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Congrats Cards

Who doesn't need some congrats cards on hand, especially at this time of year? I joined in a congratulations card swap over at Boston Area Scrap Fanatics and this is what I came up with.

The tall card is a Silhouette file cut with my Cameo. I used a Rusty Pickle paper on the inside so that the "congratulations" cut would really show when the card was closed. I used the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon Tool to add the ribbon to the front of the card. It is soooo cool, that I may have to get a couple more different designs! The flower came from a bday package from Laurie. Thanks, Lau! On the smaller card, the word "congrats" was cut with my Cameo and I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder to the background for some texture. I finished it up with some iRock bling in the corners.

I can't wait to see what the other ladies in the swap came up with!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cats and Skunks and Possums and Raccoons! Oh My!

I got this chipboard album on clearance at ACM for $1.00! My mom has had a beautiful Siamese cat, named Simon, for about 10 years. I have NEVER seen him!!! He hides whenever someone comes over the house. The most I have ever seen of him is his glowing eyes under her bed when I shone a light there to try to see him. LOL! So, mom doesn't have many pictures of him, but I did find a couple. To fill in the rest of the book, I used pictures of the critters that she leaves food out for and that come around every night! Her other wild fur-babies!

Papers are mostly from the DCWV Pet Stack, plus 2 that I could not resist at JoAnns. Embellies are all from my stash. I jazzed up the edges of the papers with faux stitching using a Sharpie.

(That's him on the last page! I told you he was beautiful!)

Friday, June 8, 2012

HIlton Head, SC

I also love this pictures, shows a lot of the men in my life (I have a lot!!).  My dad, my nephew, my brother, my older son and in the back ground my husband and my younger son.  Told you I had a lot of men. We all went on vacation together to Hilton Head, South Carolina.  What a beautiful Island! We had some much fun.  I used SEI En Route Papers and Embellishments.  Fiskar Wave punch, then I cuttlebugged it with Divine Swirls and inked it up.  Done!  I am coming right along with Pa's book!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pa's pages are coming along.........

I love, love this picture of my Dad and my nephew.  I think my nephew was two in this picture.  He is now 8!  Time flies.  Purple is my Dad's favorite color.  Me and You is from Graphically speaking and the rest of the paper is from my stash. Although the blank paper (really cardboard) with the letters on it is from the inside of the Kindle Fire Box.  It was soo cool I saved it.  I painted a bit to give the paper some texture.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hippity Hoppity Birthday

Happy Rainy Tuesday.  Looks like rain all week here in the Northeast!  Here is a birthday card I did for Dawn's little guy for his birthday.  He loves, bugs, and frogs and snails.  So I found this frog paper, DCWV, I just purchased two sheets from Michaels.  The frog is from Create a Crittter and Birthday wishes is from My Creative Time Stamp set, Teeny Tags. I love that stamp set.  Of course my favorite kraft paper and Fiskar's scalloped punch.  Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Here is a simple 2 page layout I did with some older pics of my family.  We were swinging on a wooden seat swing my in-laws had put up in their back yard.  We must have swung for hours! It's a nice memory :)  I used DCWV Garden Party and Linen stack for the paper.  I inked the edges with brown chalk and then I just added some fun simple titles.  I added three brads and I will add some journaling before I put it in a book.