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