Friday, November 26, 2010

A Package from Kymberlee!

Kymberlee sent me a package in the mail, which I received this morning! (I love substitute mail-man days- the mail runs about 5 hours earlier.) She got me the long cuttlebug mats along with ALL 3 quilling kits, the 3 new seasonal cartridges (I have been eyeing Gingerbread since the moment I saw it), an iRock (the machine that I never knew I needed but I doubt I'll be able to live without now), and some pajamas and fuzzy socks. She also sent a little zipper pull with a puppy on it :-). She's such an awesome friends- I'm off to go play! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Getting a Head Start on Christmas

I put up my Christmas tree today, yay! The reason I get to post it is because I made the bow for the top in addition putting the whole thing together. Since we moved the dog cages over the summer to the spot by the front door (the place we usually put the tree) it needed a new home, which ended up being in the living room in front of the french doors. The only issue was that the ceiling is a bit lower, so my gorgeous holly-leaf/gold star would not fit on top. 

 And here is a card I made for the girl whose name I got in the stocking stuffer swap over on the Circle MB. It looks cuter in person... and would've looked a lot better had I held off on the stamp at the bottom and made the boy/snowman a little smaller. After an hour of trying, though, I gave up and glued it all together. Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tonight I decided I needed to mess around with my Imagine, so I made a few cute little Thanksgiving cut-outs. I thought they would be perfect on a tag so I made a couple for the other 2nd grade teachers at work. I had an adorable pumpkin pie stamp I used to give them a final touch. I had some Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer to wrap up, and tied the tags with green ribbon. I thought they turned out really cute.

A close up of the tags...


And here is a cooked turkey I made for fun. The images look really plain, but dressing them up with a little ink helps to give it a little more of a homemade feeling.

Don't mind the mess in the background. I'm working on about 50 projects at the moment.

For the Mothership

Believe it or not, this is my mom's birthday card this year. We (my sisters and I, along with my husband and some of Allison's friends) refer to her as "the Mothership" (don't even ask me how that got started!) so for her birthday Sunday I made her a card to reflect the affection. The inside had lots of catchy sayings, but I forgot to take a picture of it. (Think 'docking at your station' and 'lightyears older' lol). I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the UFO, Mini Monsters for the alien, and Birthday Bash for the words (though I cut off a butterfly). Enjoy! 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Link for Marker Contest

And although nobody looks here (it is for meeee, anyway) I'm going to post this amazing contest from one of the Circle girls: Contest Information. She suggested everyone who entered/had a blog to share the link, so, there it is! She does fantastic work and has a great blog to go to for inspiration!

I've got my fingers crossed Kymberlee wins because I think she mentioned wanting new markers one day!

Quick and Easy Vinyl Project

Today I was cleaning the kitchen (ha- that doesn't happen often!) and decided I really needed to fix the broken cup holding a plant (broken off from another one... apparently I break things a lot). So this was a random but super-easy project. Here is the broken cup. So sad.


Here is the new cup with vinyl... I used my gypsy to match the scrap of vinyl I had (around 3x5) and searched 'grow' on my G to find the beautiful design from Home Accents. It was a glorious reminder of why I buy so many cartridges... you never know when you'll need a particular image, so it's best to have them all!

And here is a picture of my newly re-potted plant. It was beautiful and healthy but this year the stinkbugs decided to hide under the leaves (It's facing the sun and they like warm, shady areas) and it's practically killed it.


And here is a picture with the vines lifted a little to get a better view.


Yay! Start to finish was less than 10 minutes!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley pictures in no particular order






Christmas Ornaments

This was something I meant to post the other day and never got around to it. My sister came over and we were hanging out and made these ornaments that turned out super cute.
This one is hers (you can tell by the pretty handwriting)

And here is another- that I loved

And this one I made (sorry the picture didn't rotate correctly)

Here are the rest of them, if you can see them. I apparently uploaded these pictures differently so the quality is off. Hmm... But anyway, you get the idea.

She took them with her, as I'm not really into stuff like that on my Christmas tree (I'm more of a coordinating-store-bought look kind of girl) but they're cute :-).

Awww, Love You! Imagine

I haven't made anything with my Imagine in awhile (since the crocodile on Kymberlee's card that I totally forgot to list as such), so tonight I made a little note for my Dear Husband who I haven't seen today. I wrote a little message at the bottom and left it on the counter so when he gets home he'll know that I thought about him. Such a sweetheart :-p. The picture's not that good, but it's cute in real life (and took like 5 seconds to put together- the Imagine does ALL the work!)

Pages for Baby Album


Here are a couple of pages I've been working on for my BFF in California's baby album. It's been really slow-going. It's been taking one or two sittings to get anything done (from picking out the paper to use, cutting a few things out with my cricut, designing how I want it... throwing it away and starting over) but it's slowly coming along. I've got a couple more pages that still need the pieces added. Oh well. Here is  one:

And the corresponding page:

Alright... 2 down, 18 to go!