Sunday, April 25, 2010

So Busy....Sorry

I am so behind in my blog. :( Sorry. I have been crafting. I just don't get pictures and then blog about my craftiness fast enough. Between birthdays, and more birthdays, and cards, and upcoming gifts, and my 15 year old driving EEEEK.  It seems every moment of the day holds something for me...and I never get around to blogging.

I wanted to share a gift that I made for a coworker.  I made the Candy Bar purse as designed by Cindy over at Crazy for Crafting. I really love her designs. I can't seem to get enough of them. I had made another one of these with paper that had high heeled shoes on it, but my sister took it for a gift for a friend of hers. I guess that means that she liked it.hehe. One thing I have learned with making all these little boxes and bags is that you need a little more than just the ATG tape sometimes. Denise over at Paper Pastime recommended Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive on one of her videos for items that you really want to stick. I have found it very handy for projects and especially gift boxes or bags that I don't want to pop apart on my friends as they open their gifts.

One other thing I've been doing is purchasing some things off of ebay.  One of things is the Cricut Jukebox.  I am finding it very handy...especially since I purchased about 15 cartridges on Ebay as well. So at least you know now what I'm doing....crafting and purchasing to support my habit. lol.  Next weekend is my Mom's 60th birthday you know there's gonna be some craftiness there...stay tuned.
Sunday, April 4, 2010

He is Risen....

He is Risen indeed!!! Happy Easter everyone. What a wonderful day today is. What hope we have because of today...because of Him. :)

Well we had to start out the morning with some Easter baskets...right? Of course. One of the things I made was the "Lacy Easter Egg Basket with Ribboned Handle" from Cindy's site Crazy for Crafting. I downloaded the DS file, but then didn't have the Easter cartridge, so I had to make my own rendition from George & Basic Shapes.This is a wonderful sized box with room for several things. :)

I also attempted my hand at some Carrot Boxes from Denise's design over at Paper Pastime. Ohhh...those were fun. They are time consuming with the folding and what not...but still...I stayed up til midnight making them, because I thought the adults at our Easter Brunch today would like a little Easter candy too. :) How I love all the projects these ladies work on. I'm so lucky to get to play with their creations. :)

Well...have a Happy Easter everyone. I know we will. Happy crafting.

P.S. We have a new addition to the My Polar Expressions group....:) Meet Nilla. Our new long haired chihuahua.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Caitlyn's 15th Birthday - muchas crafties

Wow....who knew I'd craft half my daughters gifts. :) We gave her a ticket to SanDiego to vacation with her grandma as well as Drivers Ed. So as you can see...I needed a creative way to give these gifts as they were just pieces of paper that told about what was to come. A plane ticket & a certificate for driving school.

The first thing I made was from a blog that I follow. Denise from Paper Pastime made an adorable purse mini album. I am completely in love with it.  I was going to try and make the same design in DS, but someone else already did it. Karla Campos-Hunt, from the cricut MB designed a DS file, and I used it, and it worked great. Thanks to both of you for all that you do. Denise...I absolutely adore this project and can't wait to make more. I used paper that would be good for sun and surfing and would match my daughter's trip. This way she can put her pictures in here and also journal about her trip. What a great idea. I also noticed that cricut projects are often small due to the 12x12 size...but this project because you do it in pieces and put a wonderful size.

Second thing I made....I designed myself. I designed a word book. It said fif t e e n ....because my daugher was turning 15 of I had a different theme for each page. The front a picture of her, next...her name and the meaning, next...her drivers ed certificate and matching pics, next her friends, next her family and things we remember from the last year. :) She loved it!! It was a hit. :)

And last but not least I made her a wall picture board. I've always wanted to make one, but then I saw Karlee from Wannabeascrapper make one step by step, so I followed her instructions...and it worked perfectly. The card on the left I made and the cake card on the right, my 8 year old made by herself using my Cricut.  She choose the design, cut it, glued it...etc...all by herself. She is totally gonna be a crafter like me. :)

Lets else did I do?? Oh yeah....I made cupcake pops for the party. :) Another idea from another site that is AMAZINGGGG!!!  What a fun way to do cake. You have to check out Bakerella !!

So....I think that's about it for  I have more crafting to never really stops does it?lol I love doing it. Aside from the birthday earlier this week, it has been Spring Break for my kiddos...and we have had an amazing week. We went to the beach...and today we head to the movies. :) Hope your day of crafting or relaxing or working or whatever you are doing is nice.

Time for catch up

I'm sorry that I haven't posted for so long. One of my favorite things that I made recently I entered into a contest to become part of a design team, so I couldn't post it until I knew if I was chosen or not. I wasn't :(. That's ok...I'll try again.

So here it is. I made a cute little party favor purse. I designed it myself on Design Studio.  The cartridges I used were George and Basic Shapes along with Sweet Treats. Where the hearts are cut out, I put some plastic so that you could see through the purse, yet keep all the treats inside. The purse is kept closed with a piece of velcro, and the strap is braided ribbon. :)  I can't wait to put it to good use. I hope you like. :)

I also have been crafting other things that I will list under another post. I've been a busy girl crafting for my daughters 15th birthday. It was sure fun.