This is my personal blog that hopefully others will enjoy finding information on projects, ideas, etc. that I have created, scraplifted or borrowed :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quick Gift

Last week it was the Birthday of the school secretary/administrative assistant at my boys school.  I decided to make her a little post it pad holder (last minute) from the 2nd grade class.  I had all of the supplies I needed at home so it was pretty easy and came together quickly.  She seemed to really like it and took it in to show the students how much she liked it when she thanked them.  She is a fellow crafter so I thought she would appreciate something semi-homemade :)  I just used card stock I had, a 5X7 acrylic photo frame, a post it pad I had bought for $1 at staples, a mini gel pen I had and a pen holder which I had received free when I requested some samples a while back (to be able to try this gift out).  I did not even use the Cricut for this one, LOL.  I happened to still have the balloon tank from Relay for Life balloons so I also blew up a couple of balloons to decorate the bag with to make it more festive when I dropped it off.  TFL.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Relay for Life

This past weekend my sons, my sister-in-law, my niece, my mom, my aunt and a couple of friends participated in the Relay for Life in honor of all who suffer from Cancer but mostly in honor of my Grandfather who passed away last year after suffering for years with non-Hodkins Lymphoma.  Although I was not officially on the team (I signed the boys up to represent us all) I did most of the work on the boys behalf (except the actual walking the laps, LOL).  I made a banner of our team "logo" To Hail With Cancer,  which I really enjoyed making and am very proud of.  I used my Gypsy to plan it all out, the Sports Mania cartridge for the triangles (using the hidden contour feature), Old West for the letters and Create a Critter for the clouds and umbrella.  I think I may have used it for the snow flakes also but I am not sure about that.  I added clouds after I took the "final" picture so I took a picture of that portion.  I made those pieces of the banner to divide the words.  I hope to make another banner using the same base (different colors) for my daughters upcoming 2nd birthday!  




 Also, as a part of the Relay for Life we had an onsite bake sale. I made cupcakes and cookies.  For those I made little cupcake toppers using our team "logo" To Hail With Cancer that my sister in law made and I made little cookie pouches using those stickers I made and CD envelopes.  I used my Cricut after I printed the stickers on 8 1/2 X 11 stickers sheets to cut out the circles using the center cut option which I LOVE!  TFL.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Our Vancouver Canuck

A few months back my 2nd grader had international night.  He chose Canada because is OBSESSED with Canada and hockey (we have never been to Canada but I keep promising him we will go one day on a family vacation).   As a part of international night he had to make a paper doll to represent his country.  Of course he wanted to make a hockey player so he did a Vancouver Canuck.  The helmet and skates are from Sports Mania.  He loves this "doll" and was super excited when it finally came home from school last week.  It was perfect timing.  Although we are upset our Washington Capitals were kicked out of the NHL playoffs in the second round he is super excited his other favorite team, the Canucks are still in it. TFL.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Baking! I love baking.

Well I have been working on a banner for the Relay for Life that my boys will be participating in this upcoming weekend but have not finished it yet so nothing to post on it yet :)  I did however do some baking this week.  My son had a couple friends sleepover for a mini (and late) birthday celebration.  We went to CiCi's Pizza so they could eat and play games first then back to our house.  I decided to do a pizza cake to go along with the CiCi's theme.  I think it turned out neat:

I had some left over cake batter so I made a few tea cup cupcakes for my girls also.  I loved these little cupcake cups and was happy to finally use them.  My 3 year old said "Oooh Mommy they are beautiful",  she loves chocolate like her mom :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers, aunts, sisters, Godmothers, etc. out there.  We had a very busy weekend this weekend.  On Saturday, my 7 year old made his First Holy Communion which was wonderful and exciting.  We had a small gathering at our house to celebrate after, here is a picture of his very simple little cake that I made (I bought the pan when my older son made his First Holy Communion 2 years ago).

On Sunday, we celebrated Mother's Day (I still had to teach Sunday school of religion in the AM) at my sister in laws in the afternoon.  We also stopped by my mother in laws to wish her a Happy Mothers Day as well.  I made a card with a little gift card for my sister in law and then I made little card books for my mom and my mother in law with pictures I took of the kids the day before when they were all dressed nice (which is rare :)).  I thought they turned out cute.  I got the idea for the card front from  I used Walk in My Garden for the flowers and watering can.  I used binder rings to put the card together.  I had purchased them at Staples in the $1 sections months ago and thought they were perfect.  Here are some pictures of the cards and our afternoon :)  TFL.




Here is the cake I made for the afternoon

Monday, May 2, 2011

Disney World!!!!

Wow, am I tired!  LOL.  Oh well, I guess Disney World is not a resting vacation but I do not mind.  We had an awesome time.  It was my baby girl's first trip and my 3 year old Princess was only 10 months when she went last time so it was more like a first time for her as well.  My oldest son had his 10th birthday while we were there (purely coincidence that his birthday fell during Spring Break this year) and my 7 year old celebrated his upcoming First Communion so it was FUN and celebrations for all!  I decided very last minute to make autograph albums for my girls instead of buying them there.  I actually enjoyed it because I was able to use my YourStory Photo for the first time and that was exciting!  Embossing the covers and decorating them was super easy.  Ally even helped put her hearts on.   I used the Mickey Font cartridge for the names and autograph word, I just welded those using my Gypsy.  Here are pictures of those albums, the girls loved holding their books and having the characters sign them.

It was pretty hot while we were there so we did not do a ton of waiting for characters but got a breakfast at Chef Mickey's in and lunch at Cinderella's Castle (THE BEST TIME EVER) so that helped get some signatures.  We will save the books and use them again when we go back go in a couple of years!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  TFL. (Here are some more pictures to show our fun :))