I finished one of my daughters Christmas presents! I made her a dress from this simplicity pattern from Joann; I picked it up when they had all the patterns for $1.00. I'm really happy with the way it turned out! I wasn't sure if I would finish the dress, I haven't made anything with sleeves since I was in home ec class many years ago... Of course I think I picked the hardest dress in this pattern, I was ready to leave the inset out at the neck. I left the ribbon off at the waist, I was happy with how the waist looked without the ribbon and decided to leave it alone. It's not perfect and thankfully it's for a doll but I think my daughter will be really happy with the dress. Have a great day!
My boys needed a baby card for one of their youth leaders surprise shower. The baby surprised everyone and decided to come before the shower so his leader wasn't there for the night. This is simple card using my cricut and the wrap it up cartridge. I used an old stamp set for the sailboat on the onesie. I used the challenge at 365 Cards , divide and conquer (Divide your card into 4 parts - and each part should have a different background pattern) This challenge is from a couple of weeks ago but I haven't had a chance to post until now. Have a great day!
My daughter was star of the week at school and got to bring in a treat. She wanted to make happy camper crunch.(golden grahams, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips.) We made little treat bags for the crunch and used the cricut for the tent and sign. The tent is from campin' critters and the sign is from walk in my garden. I printed happy camper crunch on the computer. They turned out really cute and I will be making more for a camping theme event I will be part of in January. (which is actually why I showed her this great treat in the first place.)
I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since my last post. I thought when school started I'd have lots of time, ha! I have been crafting, every year my Mother-in-law has a craft show at her church and I bring a few things to sell. This year she is having one at her house too. Here are some pictures from the sale.
Here are some of the wonderful things my in-laws make.
Mondays challenge at 365 Cards is mixed drinks inspired-raspberry lemonade. The challenge is to make a card thinking of raspberry lemonade-yum, a favorite summer drink. I can't believe summer is almost over; school starts for my kids next Thursday. Today my husband took off work and we went on a family bike ride along Lake Michigan, stopped at the beach, and went out to lunch. What a fun way to enjoy some of the last days of summer. I enjoyed some raspberry ice tea with lunch another favorite summer drink.
Today's challenge at 365 Cards is vintage plus green. I made this guy birthday card with some graphic 45 paper. This sheet is great because it has all these great vintage pictures that are perfect for guy cards. Have a great weekend!
This week at 365 Cards is vintage week. Monday's challenge was vintage plus red, I didn't make a card but I decided to use this challenge to make a scrapbook page of my Grandma. I haven't posted in a while because we were on vacation. We go "up north" every year for vacation to my parents lake home. This year my Grandma was able to come for part of the time and stay at my aunt & uncle's across the lake. It was so wonderful to be able to spend some time with Grandma on vacation! Love you Grandma!
I made this card with my sweet treats cricut cartridge. At Fantabulous Cricut for challenge me Monday this week the challenge is I scream for ice cream-make something with a cool treat. At 365 Cards the challenge is having a heat wave. I don't know about you but with the heat wave we've been having who wants to bake a birthday cake, a birthday sundae sounds sooooo much better! This is tournament weekend for my son's baseball team they'll need to drink tons of water and maybe eat a sundae. :) Have a great weekend!
A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my Grandma's 90th birthday party. She is one of the greatest women I know. Grandma is the one who introduced me to crafting many years ago, she gave me a small plastic sewing box for Christmas one year along with some embroidery projects to make. I recently gave my daughter that sewing box and introduced her to embroidery thread, right now she is making friendship bracelets. I think I will show her how to do some embroidery. Grandma's made every great grandchild an embroidered quilt that they'll save forever.
For Grandma's 90th my cousin ordered personalized M&M's and I made 160 little treat bags inspired by My Pink Stamper. The M&M's had pictures of Grandma on them and they were a big hit! On each of the tables we placed these picture holders with a picture on each side. To make these I used mod podge to adhere paper to a piece of wood and followed a tutorial from Mamie Jane's to make the wire holder. My Aunt had pictures of Grandma as a baby on up to the present. Grandma loved it and I loved being part of her special day! Love you Grandma!
My Pink Stamper is having a design team call with a challenge to make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......Orange, Turquoise, Green, Brown,(other optional color of your choice) I made a card using my forever young cartridge with stickles on the flowers and on the orange. The card stock is stampin' up and the paper is My Mind's Eye. The ribbon is from my stash, maybe hobby lobby and the stamp is from an older stamp set. Have a great day!
This recipe from my friend Gail is my families favorite summer salsa. My husband does not like beans, peppers, tomatoes, or corn in things but he loves this salsa. Its a great way to get your kids to eat some veggies! I never wait to let it sit over night, we always eat it right away. I think I'll make some today...
1 small can corn, drained & rinsed (I use white shoepeg corn)
1 12oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
5 roma tomatoes chopped (I usually use 2)
1/2 cup green pepper chopped
1/2 cup red pepper chopped
minced red onion
little salt, to taste
8oz Zesty Italian dressing
Mix together and let sit overnight. Serve with tortilla chips.
Monday's challenge at 365 Cards is a color challenge. At Fantabulous Cricut the challenge for this week is pool time- create a water themed project. I used my child's year cartridge. I didn't get a chance to post this card on the 4th, too busy with parade, cooking out, fireworks, spending time with the family. This year was quieter then usually since our oldest is off the camp this week, first time for him. Have a great day!
Thursday's challenge at 365 Cards is feeling fuzzy-giving some element of your card a "fuzzy" feel to it. I just picked up some "fuzzy" felt cutouts from a friend's craft sale. She had this cutout along with some others and these papers in a kit. The stamp is CTMH and I used my cuttlebug to cut the scallop squares.
Tuesday's challenge at 365 Cards was a Blue Ribbon challenge. It doesn't actually have to be blue, but at least blue ribbon-inspired. I made a birthday card, I changed the birthday to 4th of July this morning. My son left for camp this morning and I sent it with him since he will be gone for the 4th this year. I hid it in the pocket of his duffel bag that all his underwear are in, I wonder when he'll find the card...
Wednesday's challenge at 365 Cards was to make a spinner card. I've never made on of these before but the turtle looks really cute spinning across the card. I used my paisley cartridge for the turtle. My kids wanted me to make them one with a twenty dollar bills instead of pennies. :) Have a great day!
Saturday's challenge at 365 Cards is do that decade-the 1950's. I thought these glasses from my forever young cricut cartridge looked like some cool 50's sunglasses. I uses glossy accents for the lenses and it made them look very "neato"! :) Have a great day!
Thursday's challenge at 365 Cards is just peachy-peach needs to be the dominant color of the card. This was a perfect time to use some of these flowers I had, they where suppose to be pink but they are definitely peachy. You never can tell when you order online... Have a great day!
Monday's challenge at 365 Cards is paper pieced with one image and you can use one sentiment. I did add some pearls and papers, not sure if this is clean and simple but it was a simple card to make, after I was done cutting the paper for the stamped image. I really like tools to cut for me.....
Which brings me to Wednesday's challenge at 365 Cards -fun with fabric. The challenge is to use fabric a specific way to go with a stamped image. I cut the image and the fabric with my cricut. I think this is the first time I've tried cutting fabric with my cricut and it worked beautifully, I used heat n bond on the fabric first. I don't know if this will qualify for the challenge, no stamped image, but I had "fun with fabric." : ) I'm so happy to finally have a couple cards to post. I've been busy with other things and haven't posting in a while. We'll see what the rest of summer brings. Have a great day!
Here is a picture of some blog candy I won from Paper Transformer last month. Lots of fun things, I'll have fun playing with it! I've been so busy these last few weeks I haven't posted anything... With school out next week I'm hoping to post a few things, who am I kidding with school out I probably won't have anytime. Hopefully summer will be full of fun times with the kids. Next year my oldest will be starting high school, where does the time go? I need to get going on his scrapbook! Have a great weekend!
This week at 365 Cards was sketch week, I only was able to get to one of the sketches this week. When I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to try to make a card with a ribbon ruffle. I'm not sure if I like this card or not, but I'm sure my daughter will love it! (She's 8 and loves anything with ribbons and pink) Have a great day!
Yesterday was national scrapbook day and My Pink Stamper had 12 challenges. I had a couple of hours of free time today to play in my craft room so I decided to see how many of yesterday's challenges I could get done. I was able to complete challenge 2 which was make a card or scrapbook page using kraft cardstock. I used my sweethearts cartridge for this card.
The 8th challenge was make a summer themed project. I made a shrinky dink charm bracelet with my doodle charms cartridge.
The 9th challenge was to use glitz,glam and glitter in your project. I used my indie art cartridge for this card.
The 11th challenge was make a project and use pink, green and black in it! I used my paisley cartridge for this page, inspired by Robyn's page for challenge #7.
The 12 challenge was make a project with a kid's theme. I used my paisley cartridge for this page.
The 10th challenge at My Pink Stamper is to make a layout or card with a pet in it. I used my child's year cartridge for this challenge. That's all I was able to do today, hopefully tomorrow I can make a few more!