Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's a Monster Party

Happy Diva Tuesday!

Today brings another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and what better way to celebrate than with a new project. You definitely do not want to miss this week. You can create any type of project you would like. Aren't those the best challenges?!?!

Our Challenge this Week...
Anything Goes
Here is my Design Team project...
This is my last Halloween card. It was created for a co-worker and her 6 grandchildren.
 The Chiller font is just spooky enough for a Monster Party.
all papers are from scrap box
Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge ~ monsters were cut at 1 3/4"
Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge ~ spider
Chiller font printed at 16"
Spellbinders ~ Beaded Ovals
Other Challenges:
Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Diva to see the other Design Team projects. Can't wait to see what you create this week.
Stay Creative,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Purrfect....It's Your Birthday!

Hello Crafty Friends,
I squeezed in a card today before I head back to school tomorrow for another week of jam-packed learning. Thanksgiving Break is in 3 weeks, so I know I will have some extra crafting time soon. Then, Winter Break is 3 weeks after that. We will have 2 1/2 weeks off. Half the school year will be completed at that time. Time sure does fly by!
I saw this pink birthday challenge and thought how "PURRFECT".

ALL papers are from scrap box
Spellbinders ~ Picot Edge Circles
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge ~ cat 2", pillow 1", and title 3/4" (p. 38)
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge ~ tag (p. 70) cut at 1"
pink ribbon (recycled from a prize)
pink gems
My Pink Stamper ~Itty Bitty-licious stamp
pink craft thread
black ink

Stay Creative,

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Eek! I Have Missed an Entire Week

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,
I finally had time to sit down today and make a Halloween card after being out of commission for a week. First, I went home sick with no voice last Thursday. Couldn't teach without talking...and kids do not understand sign language all that well either. Then, my son got sick. I had to get him from college and bring him to the ER. He is better now and back at school. Finally, first quarter ended and grades were due.
What a week!
 Here is my Halloween card...
scrap papers
dark purple cardstock
Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge ~ witch hat (p. 68) flipped and cut at 2 1/4"
All Mixed Up Cricut cartrisge ~ circles cut at 5" and 5 1/4"
orange ribbon
purple button
orange and green gems
eek! eposxy sticker by Recollection
  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Stay Creative,

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ahoy Matey

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today I have another fun birthday card for a little man. He loves pirates and is going to be 6 years old. What a great age, and boy... can the imagination run wild. Can you imagine wearing a patch while running around bellowing "AAARGH!" Maybe then, but not now.

Be sure to count the gold gems in the treasure chest. There is one for each year.

My Exploring Cricut project...
3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge ~ Pirate (p. 35) cut at 3 1/2" and sentiment (p. 35) cut at 1 1/4"
Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge ~ treasure chest (p. 75) cut at 1"
orange crinkle ribbon
gold gems
blue, brown, and black card stock
Me&My Big Ideas paper ~ Bonnie Bell Snails

Little Scrap Pieces ~ Use Blue

A new challenge begins this Monday at Exploring Cricut. Hope you will join us.

Stay Creative,

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sketch Challenge at CCR

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge. We enjoyed looking at your Halloween Decor projects.  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge.

Challenge: Sketch with Embossing
 I sure do enjoy creating sketches. I do not have a special software program, so I keep the design simple but versatile. Your can rotate the design to fit your creative needs.

Here is my Design Team project...

black, red, and gren card stock
Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge ~ present (p. 109) cut at 2"
Birthday Bash ~ sentiment
red craft thread
Swiss Dots embossing folder
green gems

Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Be a follower of the Creative Cutter Room (CCR)
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to site
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
Please comment after linking

You have until October 31, 2012 to enter your project.

Here is the line-up for some great inspiration:
Looking forward to seeing your project.
Stay Creative,

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall is Here with Pumpkins

Happy Diva Tuesday!

Today brings another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and what better way to celebrate than with a new project.

Our Challenge this Week...
Here is my Design Team project...
paper scraps
kraft paper
Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge ~ pumpkin (p. 44) cut at 2 3/4"
Fall is here stamp
orange square gems
black and white ribbon
Other Challenges:

Enjoy this fabulous fall day.
Stay Creative,

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Congrats to an A+ Teacher

Hello Crafty Friends,
A co-worker asked me to make a card for one of her friends who was named Rookie Teacher of the Year at her school. Of course, I told her I would be more than happy. Now I hope she is happy with the card.
Each of our schools nominates a Rookie and a Teacher of the Year, then it is a long process that takes months before the Teacher of the Year is named for our county. There is a written portfolio, an interview, and observations. Then it is narrowed to the top 5. At the ceremony in February, the Teacher of the Year for the county is announced.
A few years ago I made it to the top ten, which was just fine with me. I didn't want to stand in front of a room of 400 people and give a speech. Perhaps in a few years I may have the opportunity again and I will be ready to speak to a large audience. It sure is different speaking to a room full of kids than adults.
Here are my scraps I used.
My Mind's Eye paper ~ Breeze
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge ~ apple (p. 35) cut at 2"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge ~ oval 3 1/4" and tag (p. 78) cut at 3/4"
Pink By Design ~ A+ stamp
brown ink
Congrats stamp
blue craft thread
brown gems
Hope you enjoyed your weekend.
Stay Creative,