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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cricut Challenge 14



 Hello there, I hope you are all doing ok. I am doing good and so are my kids, finally.

 This weeks challenge was encouraged by my 5 year old son. Everyday when I take my kids to preschool, I have to pass a few school zones and crosswalks. Well everyday I get so angry at the amount  of parents who totally ignore the school zones and crosswalk laws. Even knowing that there have been so many crosswalk deaths here in the Vegas valley. So on a regular basis you will hear me honk my horn in hopes that they will realize they are speeding right by an elementary school. But as usual it never works. And sometimes you'll hear me scream "SERIOUSLY" or "ARE YOU KIDDING ME". well my son always asks me why I do that, so I explained to him why. A few days later he then says to me about an hour before school, can you make me a sign? I of course am curious, sure son, what kind of sign. So he goes where some of my Cricut Cartridges are stored and picks out Something to Celebrate. He brings it to me and points to the Crosswalk sign. I said sure I can make that for you. But Anthony why do you want a Crosswalk sign, he said " that way when you take me to school I can put it out the window near the school so it reminds people to slow down.  It's pretty sad when a 5 year old can have that much common sense put grown adult parents don't.

So please parents and non-parents, remember to slow down and pay attention to the crosswalks. It may be your child.

The cart I used was the Something to Celebrate
 I was able to cut all the layers on 1 mat with my Gypsy Yay!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Calendar Kits By Heart2Home


 Hi there, Just thought I would stop by and share 2 more monthly kits I got from Teri from Heart2Home. These are the February and March kits that Teri designed. I love the flowers, makes it so elegant.

I have these displayed on a wooden stand that was also made by Teri, on my craft table so I can admire them as I craft.

 To visit Teri's  Etsy store click here


Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday and week-end.


Lisa

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cricut Challenge 13

Hello there my crafty friends,  hope you are having a wonderful day, I know I am. :)

 This weeks Challenge is the New Year for 2010. This particular picture has great meaning to me. I know it just looks like the moon with a tree in front of it. To me, it was my Father In Law. You see he was a very brave and strong man that I loved like my own father. He had lost his battle with pancreatic cancer December 15th, 2009. This was the first New Year not seeing him and it was hard for all of us. This picture was taken in front of his house on New Years. For some reason I could not keep my eyes off the moon this New Years morning. It really felt as if I was looking up at him. We miss him so much.

For this I only used  StoryBook Cricut Cartridge for the Journal tag with a shadow.


 I hope you like my challenge, Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

Lisa

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Another Crafty Christmas Gift

 Hello there, I wanted to share another great Christmas Gift that I received. Another one of my Dear Friend made this for me. She scented some Epsom salt with fragrance and decorated the glass container with Vinyl. I have already used more than half of this.  Relaxation is a great gift, Thank you Em. I love it very much. She also included some monogrammed pencils and a notebook. But I forgot to take pics of it before I started to use it.

 Thanks you for letting me share my gifts with you. I feel really loved and cared for by my friends. They have spent their valuable time to give me a gift. I am truly blessed with the greatest friends. Thank you guys I love you all.


 You can visit Emily's blog here you can stop by and give her some love. She will really like that.

 Thank you for stopping by


Lisa

Cricut Challenge 12


  Hello there and Happy Sunday to you all. I hope you are having a great week-end. I have had a ruff one, got hit with a migraine.  But I survived, thanks to my wonderful friend and neighbor. She helped me with my kids during my headache.

 Well this year I have to buckle down and catch up with my scrapbooks. I have decided to work on the same month for the 2010,2011 and 2012. But each year will have their own layouts for the books. I'm going to try this, hopefully it works.

 This layout was at Disney on Ice. The kids were finally old enough to really enjoy and get excited about the show.

 The cartridges I used on this are:
Mickey Font for the wording
Cars for the street cut out ( welded several tracks together to simulate an oval track)





 This last pic is of the back of my layout. I'm sure most of you know of this little trick, but I'm posting it anyway for those who don't. What I did is, I matted the red on black, so I cut a square on the inside portion of the back card stock that won't be seen out. and I used the inside cutout portion for my mats on my photos. This was I save some of my card stock, and no-one will ever know hehehehe. Well you know that I did that because I am showing you a pic, but SHHHHHHHH don't tell NON-Crafters.


  I hope you like my post and leave me some comments or suggestions. Thank you for stopping by.

 Have a great day

Lisa



Saturday, January 14, 2012

Beautiful Calendar Layout with wood stand

 Hi there, I thought  I would share some of my crafty Christmas gifts that I have gotten.  My dear friend Teri from Heart2home gave me this absolutely beautiful handmade scrap layout stand. She also designed the calendar layout for me to display in it. She stained it to match my furniture in my craft room. She really out did herself, I was surprised when I opened this gift. Thank you Teri, I love love love it.

 She sells these in her Etsy Store. The page kits are sold separately. She include everything you need except for the adhesive. the great thing about her kits is , she is very generous with the supplies. She also uses quality card stock. When I say she does beautiful work, I truly mean it. She has fabulous taste when she creates her products.

I hope you like it, You can visit her Etsy store here .

Monday, January 9, 2012

Week 11 Cricut Challenge

Hello there, I hope you are doing well.  I have started to work on a banner for my daughters Leap Year birthday, I have never made one before, so this is new to me. This is a sample I came up with so far. I am not 100% satisfied with it yet so I'm going to continue to cut more things out and see if I like it better.

The carts I used for this are:
Art Philosophy for the banner and topper ( I love this cart)
Hello Kitty  for the Font

 This is going to take a while for me to complete. It's a good thing I am starting early lol.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Lisa

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cricut Challenge week 10


  Hello there my crafty friends. I hope you all had a wonderful New Years, we sure did. I know this is a little late, but we were off in the mountains have family fun for the new year.

 Anyways this week I was planning on doing a layout for you but suddenly changed my mind. My daughter will be having a birthday on Feb. 29th (leap year). So I got motivated to get started on her invitations and decorations for her party. Since I don't really have a consistent craft time every day or even weeks sometimes. I figure it's best for me to get started now, so I can make sure they are done in time.

 My daughters favorite color is pink so I decided to incorporate it in making her a Leap Year themed party. My good friend Teri from Heart2Home sent me an email with a sample invite, and I liked it very much. But I had to change it up a bit to fit my daughters birthday theme. I was suggested to do a leap frog, which I loved. That's why you will see this absolutely cute frog on the invite.

 The carts that I used are:
Sugar & Spice Lite for the scallop circles
Paisley for the frog

Paper is from Cordination Lipstick and green apple. Bazzil paper is serinade (light lavendar)
Glam Pink Stickles,Xyron Glue runner


I hope you like this weeks challenge post.

See you soon
Lisa
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