Sunday, December 29, 2013

Whose Kid is a Gamer?

Whose kid?  Raise your hands.  I see a few of you out there.  Yup yup yup.  I see so many of your guilty faces out there.  Don't worry.  My hand is up too.  Both my boys are, as well as my niece who is currently staying with us.  My youngest and my niece are Minecraft geeks.  My oldest is currently playing Skyrim.  
If they could, they would play all day, every day.  Because they are on Christmas break, they are allowed to play on the weekdays.  During the school week they are not allowed to play Monday through Thursday.  I don't want them worried about not doing quality homework so that they can rush and play a video game.  I need them to concentrate on what is important.
My oldest had his 15th birthday.  Time flew by so fast.  One minute he was this cute, chunky baby - and the next, he is a head taller than me and growing out of his baby face.  Not fair. :-(
Here is the card I made him for his birthday:
 This super cute guy is Boy Gamer by Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps.  He is so excited!  He totally reminds me of my boys when they play.
Card Details:
Boy Gamer - from Stamp and Create embossed onto Watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.
Base - The Kenny K rubber stamps are pretty big. So my card is actually 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" cut from SU Pacific Point
DP - Joann's (Love that paper.  It has all the controllers from they new game consoles and the classic ones like the old Atari joystick and the Gameboys.)
Twine: The Twinery Denim wrapped around SU Whisper White
Stars:  These are kind of like sequin stars.  They came in a pack of all different colors from Joann's.

I am linking to the following challenges:
Kenny K Krafty Krew (Must use Kenny K stamp) - Anything Goes
Here Comes the Boys - Anything Goes for the Boys
Ribbon Carousel (must use anything from a spool) - Anything Goes - used Twine
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create December Challenge - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge - Party Time 
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Minions Glasses SVG

Have you seen my Minions favors?
It's been pretty awesome because some of you out there in the digital world strolling through Pinterest have pinned my post about it a few times.  Thank you!  I'm thankful that you like them.
Now that I am getting used to posting files on blogspot, I figured out how to add the SVG to my blog.
I only have the svg for the glasses (single and double eyes), the white part and the pupil.  The black strip was just a skinny piece of black cardstock about 1/2 thick and measured to go around the box.  That also goes for the yellow cardstock.  I measured the cardstock and cut to fit.
Anyway, you can download the glasses svg here.
I hope it works and I hope you enjoy!
Just remember: This is a free file for your personal use - NOT for sale.  If you share this with others please direct them or link back to my blog.  I appreciate it greatly!
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

February 2014 Planner Pages

Hello again!
I will continue to post planner pages here as I make them.  Be sure to follow me so that you can be updated each time I add a new month.
I also post my cards and crafty items so please take a look around my blog.  I have had a blog for a while but I am only now starting to explore what more I can do on here.  I had wanted to start a "teacher blog" when I was teaching Kinder but that got really overwhelming.  I didn't even get a chance to make one post on that blog.  I was swamped.  I like my little crafty blog.  I can post when I get a moment.
I did finish February's planner pages though.  Below are some pix of what they look like.
Details:  These printables fit in a Classic sized Franklin Covey Planner or DayTimer.  They print out on 8.5 x 11 paper, double-sided and cut in half.  
 You can download the February 2014 month at a glance page here.
You can download the February 2014 One page per day pages here.

Some FYI: This is a free printable for your personal use - NOT for sale.  If you share this with others please direct them or link back to my blog.  I appreciate it greatly!
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Planner Pages - January 2014

I was part of a Facebook page that was started by Toni Hammersley from A Bowl Full of Lemons called Planner Addicts.  (Toni's actual site is pretty fantastic.  She is my hero of organization.)  I am somewhat organized on certain things but I could really get better at it. Unfortunately, because of human nature, the page was deleted because of some nastiness that people started...on a page about planners... ridiculous right?!?!  I had fun on that page though.  There was soooo much inspiration.  I was happy that there are other people out there as crazy as me. :-)
I was always in search of daily planner pages but could never find any that fit my needs.  I am pretty simple and straightforward on what I need and ready-made pages always had sections I didn't need or use.  Toni actually has a pretty phenomenal planner set called the Rainbow Planner.  Go and check it out.  It is beautiful.  
I ended up making my own pages.  They fit in a Classic sized Franklin Covey Planner or DayTimer.  You print them out on 8.5 x 11 paper and cut in half.  You need to change your settings to "double sided" though.  I have the month at a glance and daily pages.  I hope someone out there can use them.  Right now, I have January.  I will be posting February's pages soon.+
Below are pictures of what they look like along with the links to download them.  Hopefully it works.  This is the first time I have ever uploaded a file.  I am going to test them out but please let me know if you have any problems.

Download the 2014 January Two-page per month here.

Download the 2014 January Daily Planner pages here.

Again - I hope someone out there can use my pages.  I worked hard on them and I figure I can share them out there.  There are so many bloggers out there that have shared their files to make my life easier.
Just some FYI though: This is a free printable for your personal use - NOT for sale.  If you share this with others please direct them or link back to my blog.  I appreciate it greatly!
 Gracias for hanging out with me!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge: Christmas

Holidays are here!  Isn't it obvious????
I love the message of Christmas.  I love knowing that the kids know that baby Jesus came to us and how God had always has a plan.
I don't like the absolute commercialism of it all.
I do like that my boys and my niece get it.  Their Christmas list is not long.  (Well, my second son's kind of is but he was being funny with all the Minecraft stuff.)  I love using the technique from Emily and her FREE file for the kids' Christmas wish list.  They get it.  It's cool.
I don't like that Thanksgiving break was so late this year.  It threw off my time schedule.
The break was pretty awesome though.

I am sure a lot of you all have a love/not like relationship with the holidays as well.  
To get into the Christmas spirit - Wags 'n Whiskers is having a Christmas challenge!.
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Here is my card:
 To be honest, I like simpler cards for Christmas.  Something I can replicate easily, which usually means no coloring of a stamp.  I have done some Christmas cards that I  have colored but it's usually just one or two cards that I make like that.  I really liked how this turned out though, so I am making a few of them.  
 I am liking the look of the Spritz.  Its kind of funny because I know that I am late the party on that product.  I didn't want to buy any of it because I didn't think I would use it much.  Of course when something is on sale...that's a different story.  :-)
This is Say a Prayer.  She was embossed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  I added Stickles to her wings.  I cut her out and added her to a piece of SU Pink Pirouette with Smooch Spritz in Cherry Ice.
Other card details:
Base: SU Pink Piroutte
DP: Old retired SU paper called Christmas Cocoa
Ribbon: SU Pink Pirouette tied into that pretty bow with the Bow Easy
Sentiment: SU More Merry Messages
Bling: SU
Gracias for hanging out with me.
I hope you have a very blessed Christmas full of lots of love!
Challenges linked up to:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Happy Holidays
Craftitude Challenge: Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Crafts 4 Eternity: Christmas Chaos
Brown Sugar Challenge: Christmas
Cute Card Thursday: Christmas Catch Up
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bubble Kid - Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge: Cards for Kids

Don't you wish you had more time to craft?  
Well, I actually had some time this weekend and then I got sucked into a book.  Didn't touch my laptop for a whole day because I wanted to finish my book.  
Of course, I had laundry to do...but I wanted to finish reading my book! :-)
Wags 'n Whiskers has a new challenge: Cards for Kids!  
Go make a card for any kid and link up to the W&W challenge.  

Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!
You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Here is my card:
This card works for kids.  This particular card is for my friend.  She is a big kid.  Does that count?
This cutesy stamp is a digi called Bubble Fun.  You can also buy her as a rubber stamp.  She is printed onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  She is matted on SU Certainly Celery.  Right behind that matte is a piece of SU Bashful Blue that I spritzed with Pink Sprinkles Smooch Spritz.  I really like the "spritzed" look.  I also like saying "spritz".  Say it with me: Spritz.
On the pic below, you can see where I added some glaze to make the bubbles shiny and bubbly. 
Other card details:
DP: DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies
Charm from Stamp and Create
Twine: The Twinery Solid Peapod and Shore
Linkin up to these challenges - 
PartyTime Tuesdays - use Twine or Hemp
4Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fall Colors Challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers

Another challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers is already going on.  Go check it out here.
This challenge is to use Fall Colors.  
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!
You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!

Here is my card for the challenge:
 This card uses the stamp Bedtime Story.
I really enjoy reading.  If the story is good, I will obsess about reading it until it is done.  It can consume all my time.  I just finished reading the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth.  Books 1 and 2 were fabulous.  Book 3 made me want to throw the book across the room.  It was a good thing that it was my iPad so throwing was not an option.  
 I stamped her onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.
The sentiment comes from Ginger's House.  She has a lot of sentiments perfect for so many cards.  She also has some funny stories.  I really liked this one - which is the post I got this sentiment from.  I literally laughed out loud!
Other card details:
Base: SU So Saffron
DP - K & Co.
Twine: Divine Twine Green Apple
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Paper Piecing Challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers

It's been a long time since I posted here.  I'm grateful for the few of you that come by and check out my crafts.  I appreciate it!
I really need to catch up on my DT responsibilities for Wags 'n Whiskers.
The challenge is Paper Piecing.
I really like paper piecing.  I just don't do it often enough.  Go check out the blog for some cool eye candy and link up your card!
Remember:
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
 This card uses W&W Let's Go Team.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and colored her skin, hair and shoes with Twinkling H2Os.  Her dress is and socks are paper pieced with some cute paper from MME Magnolia.
 I added some Flower Soft in poppy red on her pom-poms for some added dimension.
Other card details: 
Base: SU Rose Red.
Blue paper:  MME Magnolia
Pearls: SU
Flowers: The were cut from flower ribbon.  Not sure where they are from.
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wags and Whiskers Challenge 113: Sparkle

A new Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge is up.  Go check it out!
If you came here from there - Welcome!  If you still need to check it out - please don't go yet!  Check out my card first! :-)
This challenge is called Sparkle - use bling or glitter.

Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!
You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
 This is a digi stamp called Furry Friends (it is also available as a rubber stamp).  Aren't they just fabulous???  Seriously Sassy...those animals!  They are ready to par-tay!
I printed the digi onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.
I Hate Glitter ironic glitter t-shirt I would want this shirt if I didn't hate pink. ha!
I hate glitter.  I mean I really hate glitter.  I would wear the above shirt - except for the fact that I don't really wear pink.
Glitter glue, like Stickles, I do  not mind.  You do not get that kind of glitter all over your face...but regular glitter? Nope.  
Yet - I really like this method of glitter paper in the the background.  
I made it using strong tape (Scor-tape) and glitter on SU Pretty in Pink.  Really easy.  
The stinkin' glitter still got everywhere.  I instantly regretted it...but I still would do this method again.  I obviously have issues.
 Other card details: 
Base: SU Rose Red
DP: MME Magnolia
Bling: Joann's
I printed the "You are Fabulous" Sentiment onto SU Whisper White.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Anything Goes
C is for Challenge: Make it Sparkle
The ABC Challenge: V is for Very Cute
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Fairy Cute

I will never tire of the The Greeting Farm stamps.  They are super cute!  Flutter Anya is really one of my favorites.  She looks like a cute little butterfly fairy.  I use her a lot because she can be used for so many different occasions.  This a card I made for a friend:
Flutter Anya (which I bought from Stamp and Create) is embossed onto watercolor paper and colored in with Twinkling H2Os.
Aren't these some super bright colors?  These are some paper I have had for years upon years.  I do not even know where they come from.  They were in my stash of papers with no home.  
The base pink color is PTI Raspberry Fizz.  The flowers are Primas that I have had forever as well.  It's so funny how long us paper crafters can actually hoard our supplies.  I have had stuff in my collection for over 10 years.  I have given away a lot too, but still...we all have issues don't we? :-)
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya: Embossing Like a Boss
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Fairy Nice
Tuesday Throwdown: Things with Wings
The Crafter's Cafe: Flowers
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Super Boss

I work at a really awesome place, with some really awesome people.  Our boss/director is one of those awesome people.  She was a friend before she became my boss.  
She recently had a birthday, us teachers always go in with some money for a gift card (she likes to shop and always looks fabulous), a sweet treat and a card.  
So this was the card that I made: 
This is the stamp Super Mom by Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps.  She is rockin'!  I adore this image.  She personifies power.  I wonder what Kenny's inspiration was when he drew this image.
I don't usually make big cards.  I like to stick with the A2 size.  This one was going to be signed by quite a few people so I needed to make it bigger.  I know some people usually make the 6x6 cards, but in the effort of paper conservation, and because I didn't have a 12 x 12 size cardstock of the base color - this card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.
 I stamped her onto watercolor paper and colored her with Twinkling H2Os.  
Other card details:
Base: SU Riding Hood Red
DP: Those beautiful Fall colored DP is from SU called Polka Dot Parade.  It makes it look like it's from a comic book.
Other Stamps: "You're Fantastic - TGF Amazing Duo (which I bought from Stamp and Create); Inside Sentiment - PTI:Inside and Out Birthday
The star burst is cut with the Silhouette.
Twine: The Twinery Maraschino
Jewels: Queen & Co.
 The above and below pic show where I paper pieced the apron.
 The inside I had to leave pretty blank because of all the people that still had to sign..  
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: Layout
Make it Monday: Always Anything Goes
Kenny K's Krafty Krew: Colors of Fall
Top Tip Tuesday: Paper Piecing - the apron

Gracias for hanging out with me!



Friday, September 6, 2013

Let's Do Lunch

Where do you want to go for lunch so we can sit down and chat?... or as my husband says, "Run our Gators." Ha!  I like taking some time out with my friends and going out to lunch or dinner.  Sometimes we need some girl time.  Read on for the perfect card to invite your friends out with.  
It also coincides with a new Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!  Are you ready?
Don't forget:
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Here is my card:
 Super easy card.  W&W images are so cute and perfect for all kinds of occasions.
This image is a digi called Let's Do Lunch.  It is also available as a rubber stamp.  She was printed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.
 Other card details:
Base: SU Strawberry Slush (I am loving the new in-colors that SU has.  I will be ordering plenty of all six colors.  I think this color collection are their best so far.)
DP: SU Quatrefancy (Again, I am loving their new DP as well.)
The paperclip is also Stampin' Up.  The sentiment I printed on SU Whisper White and the pearls are from Basic Grey.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #214 Sketch Below:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - #96 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Loves Rubber Stamps - #68 Anything Goes
Gracias for hanging with me!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Bridal Shower Favors Part 4: Mickey and Minnie

I think it's about time that I share the last bridal shower favor huh?  I left it for last because it's my favorite but I didn't plan on leaving it out this long.  :-)
Of course Pinterest is a wealth of ideas.  It is awesome how many crafty and inspirational things you can find out there in the virtual world.  I had found these cute bags, and these cute bags, and this Mickey and Minnie silhouette and made this:
 What do you think?  We put M&M's in there.  Get it? M-ickey & M-innie?  M&M?
The little bags and ribbon were bought at AC Moore.  I know I have seen them in Joann's and Michael's too.
The Mickey/Minnie silhouettes and Minnie bows are cut with my Cricut.
 You can see in the pic above that the black cardstock was textured.  
 If you can see in the pic below, I also ran the bows in the Swiss dots impression folder with the Cuttlebug.

 I used the silhouette clip art and made the labels in the bag and cut them out.

I wished I had taken pictures of all the table decorations some people made for her.  
They were stunning.
I also made the cake.  See below:
 The pic above was taken without flash and the one below was taken with flash.
What do you think?  Not bad huh?
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 110 Fairy Tale/Fantasy

I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!  I do believe in fairies! I do I do!
Say it with me!  Let's save Tinkerbell!
Or at least this precious fairy below!
Let's do it crafters! 
Load your card for the awesome new challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers and save some fairies (or any other fantasy characters you have in your craft haven)!
Don't forget:
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘nWhiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
 This is Lacey Fairy!  Isn't she just B-E-A-U-tiful!  She is named after my friend, Lacey, who is co-owner of Wags 'n Whiskers.  I always thought this stamp was cute but after I inked her up, I liked it even more.
She is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2O's.  
I also really, really like the paper!  It is new from Stampin' Up called Eastern Elegance.  I am loving the colors.  I also really, really like the new In-Colors for SU.  
I am ordering a few packs little by little so I can hoard them.  :-)  
Other card details:
Base: SU Smokey Slate
Other paper: SU Coastal Cabana
To my friend stamp: Studio G
Flowers: Primas
Brads: My stash
 You can see the Stickles I used on the wings on the pic above...and really good on the pic below.
I colored another one and I am just waiting to make the card with her, but I was getting geared up for my boys' to start school this week!  
Yes..summer is over in our house...except not really...Florida - it's summer until it's winter.  We will visit the beach, the pool and Wet 'n Wild a few more times.  LOL!
I am linking this card up to the following challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: Friendship
Stamp and Create: Glitter
The Crafter's Cafe: Furry Friends and/or Friendship
Created with Love Challenge: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Did you save a fairy?  Keep it going...I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cheeky Monkey

Hey there!  Glad to "see" you.  Thank you for stopping by to visit!  Please consider following my blog.  There are a number of ways you can follow on the left side.  I use Feedly.  I like the layout and user friendliness of it.  The only problem is that I don't know if a blogger knows I am following them through Feedly or if you are following me.
I have Googled the question but I haven't found anything yet.  Do you know?
Anyway, onto my card.
I was trying something new.  I am not entirely sure if I truly like it.  I think it has interesting elements individually but I am not fully convinced yet.  :-)
In the picture above, I kept it dark so you can see the shadowing I did on the tree.  The tree is from an embossing folder called Leafy Tree from Darice.  I used chalk to bring out the details of the embossing.  Then I embossed Cheeky Sean from High Hopes (Dustin Pike) onto it and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os.
In the pic below, I took it with flash so you can see the embossing and the glaze I used on the teeth.  I tried to match the stamp with the branch of the tree.  I did ok on that part.
 Other card details:
Base: PTI Pinefeather
Other paper: SU Chocolate Chip
Feliz Cumpleanos Stamp: SU Felicidades Siempre

 The bird I made from Mod Podge Melts.  It's pretty easy.  I painted it with acrylic paints.  While it was just melted, I added a generic brad to it.  
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
High Hopes: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe: Anything Goes
Gracias for hanging out with me!