Wednesday, April 24, 2013

School Thank You Cards

My class is taking a field trip next week to the zoo.  I currently have ten parents signed up as chaperones.  I wanted to send them a special thank you for going with us.  I made these cards about four years ago for the first time that our grade level ventured to the zoo.  I thankfully saved the design on my Gypsy so I was able to do a bit of adjusting for my paper and cut them out and piece them together.  I love this bus from the Doodlecharms cricut cartridge.  The road and grass is from one of the paper doll cartridges and the cloud is the Fiskars cloud punch.  All paper is Stampin' Up!

I used the white distress marker to make the lines on the road.  It worked really nice for this project.  (Not sure how I feel about those yet.  I bought a two pack (black/white) from HL and only the brush tips work on them.  I returned them for a second package and the same thing.  Has anyone else had this problem?  I've contacted Ranger twice and they have yet to return my email about the product issues so I don't know what I think about that yet!)

I used this Martha Stewart custom stamp setting kit to stamp out the school's name on the side of each bus.  It fit perfectly and was the perfect size. (I did blur out the first name of the school) I really like this stamp kit.  I noticed that they have a couple new fonts at my Michaels.  I'm going to have to pick up the loop script alphabet set because I think it is so cute.

If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Last Baby Shower.....For a While At Least

So my BFF was having her third child and she had NEVER had an official baby shower!!  Can you believe that?!?  I couldn't!!  I told her that even though she was having her third girl that she still deserved a baby shower.  So, I hosted one for her.  Here are some of the pics.  It was a Jungle Jill themed shower.  I did a lot of my usual, just with ALOT of pink!! :)

The food table.  I made hair bows and used them to clip up the pink table cloths


The so cute cake, tutu punch bowl, and the diaper cake

Not my best looked much better on Pinterest and in my mind
The sign in table with the purse favor boxes (giraffe & zebra print options) as well as the glass block light for the baby's room

Violet's diaper cake.  (I LOVE that giraffe)
Thanks for looking!!  If you have any questions, please let me know!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Scrapbooking Tax Day Humor

I saw this on Blitsy's Facebook page today and had to share.  It was too cute!!

If you don't know what Blitsy is, check it out by clicking HERE.  Its a great site where you can purchase scrapbooking/paper crafting supplies at great prices.  I've ordered a few times and I've always gotten great products quickly!!  Let me know if you have any questions!!!

What I've Been Up To!

I realized my last post was from almost 5 months ago.  Here are a few things I have been busy with:

 December:  Christmas and all the celebrating.  Here is a picture of my first green been bundles that I made for Christmas dinner.  I got the recipe from pinterest and I must say....Yummy. 


January:  I hosted a baby shower for my BFF at my house!  Details to come!  I got some croppin time in with my Besties!  We haven't had a scrapbook weekend in FOREVER!! (We didn't take any pictures though :(  go figure)

February: Celebrating the birth of my BFF's baby and enjoying Valentine's Day with my honey.  Again another Pinterest idea for hubby's gift.  I got the image from a freebie by Hero Arts (I think last year) and I colored it with my copics. (I need to use those more!)

March:  Enjoying Spring Break with my favorite little guy!  My nephew spent the whole week with me!  I think I was just as excited as he was!!  We celebrated Easter with the family but I didn't dye one single egg this year!!  The first year in the last five to NOT dye eggs!!

I did have a lot of projects in the last few months:
LOTS baby shower decorations
2 diaper cakes
many, many, many cards
baby gifts
ugly sweater sweater (I think I'll save this to share closer to the holidays)
treats for my students
and the list continues.......