Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dinner Menu Board

Do you ever get tired of your kids asking you wants for dinner?
I do! It drives me absolutely crazy!
So I decided to make this menu board. I had actually been thinking about doing this for some time now but had just never gotten around to it until now.

This was really very easy to make.
I just used an 8x10 picture frame, black vinyl, and paper from my stash. You use a dry erase marker to write down the dinners. The background paper can be changed out for different seasons or holidays.

I hope you enjoy and have a great day. :)


Cartridges: Mini Monograms (Menu), Car Decals (Days of the week.)
Vinyl: Black. I got mine from Oh My Crafts . com
Frame: Wal-Mart $4.00

Thursday, February 24, 2011

How I Now Store My Cricut Seasonal & Solutions Cartridges

Really Quick I just wanted to share how I now store some of my cartridges. I have been wanting to find away to store my cartridges that don't come with boxes for a while now and I was hoping to do it with the cricut lite boxes but I can't find where they might sell them. I decided to start searching the web for people that wanted to sell their old boxes they don't use any more. I did find some but they all wanted around 3.00 a box + shipping and I just thought that was ridiculous especially since I was still going to have to cover them with something so I wouldn't get confused about what cartridge was in the box.
So after searching online I found this great website. BAGS UNLIMITED.
I got 25 cases for $19.40 (that's with shipping.) that makes them .77 each.

Heres what it looked like when I opened the box

This is how I used to store them. Stored in a plastic tub that I had to dig through.
I was always over looking these carts because they weren't with my other cartridges.

Heres what it looks like when you open the box

The back of the box

The cover of the box

Them stored now with the rest of my cartridges.
I just used my computer to print of the titles and I used my long 1in. scraps to add color to the bindings. I plan to later on add a cut from the cart on to the binding to be more like the Cricut cases. :)
I hope you enjoy and have a great day. :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hello everyone and welcome to our Kids Craft Blog Hop!!! We are so excited you are joining us today!!! My kids have had so much fun creating projects to share with you.
If you came from Amber at Staying Crafty then you are on the right spot, but if you just happened to start with me, then make sure you start with Jen the Purple Scrapbooker and hostess of this wonderful hop.

Today I have 3 of my kids participating in the hop. The first is my 9-year -old daughter.

Here she is gluing down her title.

The next is my 9-year-old son. Here he is taking his image off the mat.

The last is my 7-year-old son. Here he is using the Cricut.

This is the completed scrapbook page my Daughter made.
For her LO she used the "Rock Princess" cartridge for the "Too Hot 2 Handle" and for the title "Cousins" she used "A Child's Year". The extras used were a white gel pen. Gold Stickles and a MS quilt punch.

This is the completed card my 9-year-old son made for his best friend's Birthday.
For his card he used the "Micky And Friends" cartridge for the T.v. and the "Happy Birthday" was cut from "Create A Critter". He used black buttons for the knobs on the t.v. and CB Happy Birthday embossing folder.

Here is the completed bookmark my 7-year-old son made.
For his bookmark he used the "B is For Boy" cartridge, CB Swiss dot embossing folder, and MS glitter marker.

Here are all 3 together. :) My kids had so much fun playing in this hop and hope you enjoy their creations and have a great day. :)

Now you are on to Georgina's daughter's blog:
You are going to love what Kelsey has in store for you. She is a very talented young lady!

Here is the line up in case you get lost.

But before you go my kids wanted to giveaway a little candy.
They are giving a way a pair of TWEEZER BEE'S because they loving having them to pick up little pieces when they are crafting.
all you have to do to win is leave a comment about your favorite craft project as a kid and a way to get in contact with you if you win.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

You Shine! Card ~ Throwback Thursday & CCCC challenges

(I had a hard time getting a good picture but if you click on the picture it will make it bigger)

I made this card for my 9-year-old daughter. She has been struggling a lot in school this year. but this last PTC showed a great improvement in grades and participation in class so I decided to make her a card to let her know how proud I am of her hard work.

The card 5.25 diamond shape. I cut the background from the "Wild Card" cartridge and the rocker girl from the "Rock Princess" cartridge. Her face was stamped with PK's "Laughy Taffy" face asortment. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms stamps "Sweet Somethings"
I am entering this card into 2 challenges:

I hope you enjoy and have a great day. :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Custom Stamp Is Here!!

I am so excited!!
My stamp I had custom made from "Stamp out online" arrived on Saturday!

Here it is!

I've been stamping it on everything in every color of ink I have. :)

This is the first stamp I've ever had done and I just love it. The ladies were so great to work with and they were so patient with me when I really wasn't sure what I wanted. If you're looking to get a personalized stamp, I highly recommend going through them!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sorry I'm late ~ Belated Birthday card

I made this card for a friend that had her Birthday last week. For this card I used the "Paisley" cartridge to cut the turtle at 4in. I embossed with the CB 5x7 Polka Dot folder. I also added Stickles in Red and Fruit Punch and did some doodling with a white gel pen.
I hope you enjoy and have a great day. :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Container ~ LFIF Challenge

Peachy Keens Lets Face It Friday challenge is to make an altered item to hold Valentine cards. (Click on the link to read all the info.)

When they announced this challenge I thought it would be perfect to make a "Love Note" container for my kids. Each day my kids can write little notes to their siblings telling something they love about each other and every night after dinner we can sit down and read them and then the kids can keep the ones that are for them.

A lot of the DT used mail boxes from the dollar spot at Target but I am currently tapped out on money so I decided to use what I already had... formula cans. I had no idea what to do with them until this challenge came along.

Here is the top. I used "Making The Grade" cartridge for the words and "Mini Monograms" for the circles.

Here is the front of the can. I used "Love Struck" cartridge for the hearts and PK "Snow Cutie" stamps for the faces.

Here is the side. The punch is Martha Stewart.

These are the cards I made to fit in the can. My kids will be making round postcards that they can decorate on one side and write on the other.
I hope you enjoy and have a great day. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons... Simply Charmed Cartridge

I made this card for my friend Jen aka The Purple Scrapbooker.
I actually made it a few weeks ago, but I didn't want to post it until she had gotten my package. Then after she got it I just kept forgetting to post it.
But here it is now. :)

(Sorry about the blurry picture.)
I used "Simply Charmed" cartridge for all the cuts and Peachy Keen stamps for the faces.
I embossed, added Stickles, and doodled with my gel pens.

Here is the sentiment on the inside. ( I forgot to take pictures and remembered just before mailing it so I have a piece of paper covering up what I wrote to her.)

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Welcome to our Sweetheart Blog Hop!
If you have come from Tracy at "Craft Junkie Too" then you are in the right spot. However, if you just happened to come and check out my blog, then you will want to start at the beginning at Georgina's blog as I am last on the list and you don't want to miss any of the wonderful projects and candy along the way. :)

For the Blog Hop we were to create some kind of Valentine project and I decided I really wanted to focus on making some kind of "more manly" Valentines as I always seem to make mine way too girly for the men in my life.

My project is a Valentine Gift Card Set.

This is the box I made to hold the cards.
This is not a Cricut cut. I made it using my Martha Stewart score board. I got the directions off the Internet some time last year but I can't remember from where. Sorry.

Here is my first card. I used the Handy Man Lite cartridge for all the cards. I cut the image at 4in.

For this card I cut this image at 3in

Here is the last card. The box I made will actually fit 5 cards but I didn't get around to the last 2 due to a couple of my kids getting sick. :(

I hope you enjoyed my project and have a great day! :)

I do have a bag of goodies to giveaway for blog candy but I am going to leave it a surprise. To be entered to win all you have to do is leave a comment with a way for me to get in contact with you. I will use random dot org to pick the winner on Monday Feb. 7th.

Here is the Hop list:

Friday, February 4, 2011

We Are The Ultimate Fit! ~ Cricut Cardz Challenge #60

I made this card for the challenge going on over at Cricut Cardz Challenge.
For this challenge you needed to make a Valentine's card for a man using any colors or cartridge.

I used my new "Old West" cartridge for the pocket. (pg 65)
I added Cinnamon Stickles to the notch marks to make them pop.
The hearts were cut from the "Plantin Schoolbook" cartridge.

Here is the card when you pull the heart out of the pocket.
The sentiment was printed from my computer.
I kept this card really simple but I love how it turned out.
I hope you enjoy and have a great day!!

One more do until our fabulous
Sweethearts Blog Hop!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

You Are Out Of This World! ~ LFIF Challenge

For the challenge you have to use a PK face stamp and have X&O's on the project. I really wanted to use paper that had x&o's on it but I didn't have any so I just made my own with a dollar stamp from Michel's and colored it with Bic markers. The face stamp is from the " Monster Mash Face Assortment". The punch is from Martha Stewart and the sentiment is from my computer.
I hope you enjoy and have a great day!


It's going to be amazing with tons of Valentine inspiration and candy.
You won't want to miss it!!!