Saturday, May 21, 2011

Monster High inspired card and gift bag

My 9 year old daughter Kaitlyn has also caught the "bug" the cricut bug!  She created this card and gift bag for her friend's birthday who wanted a Monster High doll as a gift.  We did get her friend a Monster High doll.  My daughter created this card with these Cricut cartridges:

Rock Princess - for the sculls cut @ 3 and 5 and she stickled the bows

Plantin SchoolBook - for the You are the best (inside the card) cut @ 1

Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed my daughter's card and gift bag!

Monday, May 9, 2011

We Walk 4Them

On Mother's Day me and my family participated in an event for the The MISS Foundation  It is an organization that supports families when a child dies.  The event was called Empty Strollers, Empty Shoes: We Walk for Them.  We walked for our nephew Chad who was taken from us when he was only 4 months old in 1993 and his death was attributed to SIDS.  We also walked for our babies Aiden and Kiran.  My son Aiden was stillborn at 29 weeks and 6 days gestation due a complete placental abruption and Kiran was misscarried at 8 weeks and 6 days, both in 2005.  I don't know what I would've done without The MISS Foundation.  Their support, especially in those early months during our grief, was essential for our healing.  Not a day goes by that we don't think about and MISS our babies.  Participating in this event is our way of never letting their memory die!

I used these Cricut cartridges:

Indie Art for the wings that I welded in the Design Studio to the names
Calligraphy Collection for the names
Graphically Speaking for the stoller
New Arrival for the feet
Plantin SchoolBook for the title

I don't know the sizes for any it because I did everything in the Design Studio. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Basket

I made this basket for my daughter's 3rd grade teacher for Teacher Appreciation Day.

I got the basket from Michael's for only $3.50, added some ribbon I already had, placed some craft foam in the bottom, covered it with some leftover Easter grass, put in some Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples, and last made the sticks.

I used these Cricut cartridges:
George and Basic Shapes for the star cut @ 3
Cricut Sampler for the Thanks cut @ 3
A Child's Year for the 2 apples cut @ 3
Doodlecharms for the watermelon cut @ 3
Locker Talk for the A+ cut @ 1 3/4
Graphically Speaking for the chalkboard cut @ 3 1/2
Celebrations for the banner cut @ 4
Wild Card for the #1 Teacher cut @ 6
Alphalicious for the You're the Best cut @ 2

Too many carts I know but I think the end product turned out pretty good.  I learned from doing this project that in the future to use less carts.  Using this many carts was very time consuming!

Here's the Basket and the card together!

Teacher Appreciation card

I created this easel card for my daughter's 3rd grade teacher for Teacher Appreciation Day.  It's a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 easel card (my 1st attempt at this kind of card). 

I used these cartridges:
Graphically Speaking for the blackboard with the alphabet frame cut @ 3 3/4, I also used some sandpaper to give the black cardstock the look of a blackboard
Locker Talk for the A+ cut @ 1 3/4, I also used Martha Stewart glitter

I also applied some stickles to the dots on the pattern paper and attached some brads and ribbon

On the inside of the card I used this cartridge:
Jasmine for the Many Thanks phrase (I'm sorry but I can't remember what size I cut it at)