Saturday, August 15, 2009

convention favors

Our state affiliate is hosting a national convention for National Council of Teachers of English in November. We have a special affiliate breakfast and a friend and I are doing favors for that. Here is a sampling of the favors we are making with our Cricut. They hold a few patriotic mints. These pillowbox favors with the swirly cut window, and then are cuttlebugged with either Swiss Dots, swirly, or traffic squares. Notice the difference in the ones with clear plastic and the ones with vellum behind them (ran out of plastic) I like them both actually. There is a good video on youtube featuring this pillowfolder. So far I have one hundred of these done, have cut another 50 today. We have to make over 350 total.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Let Me Show You How to do that...

Friends, I have to tell you about a great learning opportunity for you and your Cricut. Let Me Show You How to Do That is the online cricut class hosted by Jen C. and Diane (Capadida) I took their wordbook class today and got some great tips to make books a bit better and a bit easier. Even better was the opportunity to see right over their shoulder with shared screens and the chance to ask questions. They went step by step through a FAMILY album and then showed some other great ones --- PLUS shared the files for three wordbooks at the end. Well worth the $15.00 imho! More classes coming soon to YOUR computer!

Diane & Jen

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Surburban Jungle

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I could see these chalkboard items used in crafting with ease!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tri fold birthday card...

My baby sister deserves a wonderful card - so here it is...

Here is the inside... yes that is her face superimposed onto Barbie who is also celebrating her 50...
Hope she likes it! It was fun making it for her!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

my take on the lollipop bouquet... 50

One of my sisters is celebrating her 50th birthday this year. We will be celebrating early while we can all be together. Here is her bouquet... 50 sucks... with 50 dumdums.

a layout with A Child's Year

had the two year old grandson out for a walk and we found some black raspberries. He surely knows exactly what to do with them!

I used some cuts from A Child's Year on this one.