Saturday, February 25, 2012

Google Friends Connect part 2

Since Google Friends Connect is coming to an end in less than a week, I have changed my way to subscribe to my blog. Now you can subscribe through a reader. It's on the left under my picture. Hopefully I won't have to change this again.

So go and subscribe so you don't miss anything. :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

2012 Calendar

I made the decision to make my own calendar for this year. I found the templates for everything HERE through Pinterest. I love, love, love how this turned out!!! I ended up making it so big that I couldn't close it. So I had to take some extra pages out so that it would actually close. haha

The Cover - I decided to do something a little different and use Dictionary paper this time. The two sections here are the definitions if Life and Family.

The tab for the calendar pages. The definition for Calendar is highlighted

Daily to do lists - Daily is highlighted

A section for notes - Note is highlighted

Back Cover - Faith and Hope are the two overlaid sections

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Carver's presents for his friends

Here's 3 of the 5 mini mailboxes Carver gave to his friends (and the one we gave to Chris). They were in the dollar section at Target. Then Carver and I found some stickers, notebooks, fruit snacks and nail polish (for the girls) to put inside the mailboxes. Carver picked out a sock monkey for Alijah. :)

Here's the one 'we' made for Alea and Sadie (Sadie's of course, has an S)

This is Alijah's - or Alea baby as Carver calls him. :)

Here's Chris's. He originally said he didn't want one but we gave him one anyways and Carver filled it up.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valentine Cards for my Boys

Here's the cards I made for my boys. I have a really hard time coming up with ideas for Chris. But after I got my card from Chris (I'll post that later) and it used the stamp "You are the bacon to my eggs" and he said that he loves bacon, that gave me the idea to use something I love. :)

Love You A Latte 5"
Bazzill Mud Pie
Recollections kraft
Core'dinations Burgundy

Fantabulous Cricut - fun with puns
Celebrate the Occasion - Valentines day, use a heart

Here's the card for my monkey. He loved it!!

Create a Critter 4"
Value Pack Chocolate, tan
Bazzill Desert Marigold
DCWV The Green Stack
Pink by Design - Jungle Fever

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Google Friends Connect

I'm hearing a lot of talk about how Google Friends Connect is closing up shop on March 1st. What is everyone going to replace this with? I'm trying to find information about what to switch to, but honestly, I have a headache and a lot on my mind today. So any help would be appreciated!

In crafting news, I've been really busy and have a lot of pictures of projects on my camera to post. I've decided to not do the farmers market again this year and focus on craft shows. So I've been diversifying my crafts and researching everything about craft shows. Hopefully I'll get my Valentine cards for my boys posted tonight or tomorrow.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Trunk Full of Love

Happy {early} Valentine's day!!! This is the card that Carver sent out to all his friends. When I saw this cut, I knew that this would be what I used. The sentiment says "Sending a trunk full of love" from Pink by Design. I thought I would use one of their Valentine stamp sets but this was perfect. It's from their Jungle Fever set.
Holiday Cakes 4"
Core'dinations - St Valentino, Elephant (!), Jet Stream
My Minds Eye - My Love Plaid
Pink by Design - Jungle Fever

Fantabulous Cricut - heart
Perfect Sentiments - inspired by love (pink)
Paper Playtime - love or heart theme

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Upcycled notebooks

These were going to go be the little gifts I gave to everyone on the girls' weekend. But since that isn't going to happen anymore, I had the great idea to start making these for craft fairs. I'd had these old Starbucks gift cards sitting around for just this purpose for awhile and finally got a chance to make them... with the help of Carver, of course. :)

Here's the insides that I stamped. I only did 5 pages and there's about 25 total so it's the perfect amount.

Starbucks cards
Pink by Design - Make it a Venti & Perk Up
Value Pack white

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wishes for Baby

I found these on Pinterest and my best friend and I thought they would be perfect for her baby shower. So I went about making them (the pin had a free download but it wasn't the right colors). I used the colors of the bedding for the nursery and I love how they turned out! We had everyone fill them out and she's going to make a book out of them. Even though I had the most time to think about what I wanted to answer, it was still really hard to come up with things - especially since he's already here and I've fallen head over heels for him. :)

Spellbinders Label 8
Bazzill Mud Pie
Core'dinations Deep Navy & Burgundy
Value Pack white

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Baby Shower Invites

Finally!!! Here's the baby shower invites that I did for a friend of mine. They've been done for awhile but I've been busy with a couple other things. She's having two different showers - a traditional shower with the women in her family, and a co-ed display shower. That means that everyone brings their gifts unwrapped so that they have more time to enjoy the people that came.

Here's the traditional shower invites. She had a couple ideas on Pinterest that she liked and we made it work.

Holiday Cakes (in Cricut Craft Room)
TPC Corrugated Moss, Columns vellum
Core'dinations Evergreen & Sassy
flower paper ?

Here's the co-ed shower. I love how these turned out. She wanted the guys to come so there's only a hint of pink (did I mention they're having a girl?). The original invite that she had pinned said "Beer Brats Baby" but she didn't want to be limited to brats so we did beef instead and I think it looks better than if we'd had that extra letter.

Varsity Letter Lite .75"
Core'dinations ? (I'll have to look that up)
Kiwi Embroidery Pink Paisley
Value Pack white