Friday, September 30, 2011

Problems leaving comments

Hey guys...just wanted to let you know, I am unable to leave comments on your blogs. I don't know what is going please don't think I am ignoring you, I just can't get my comments published. I am going to sign out and sign back in to see if that helps.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 26, 2011


My daughter's kindergarten class is studying space this week. I made these orbiters and I am going to send them in tomorrow. Her teacher is having a shuttle dog lunch on Friday and I thought she could use these as the nameplates for the kids.

I had a hard time making these as the layers were hard to glue on. I had decided to just leave it and not do anything but then I remembered, wait this is the SIL so I colored all my layers then put them in place and grouped them. Next, I printed them using the registration marks so my SIL will know where to cut them and VOILA, here they are! I freehanded the rutter in the SIL software and even put the slit in the oribter so I could insert the rutter and fold it over.

I worked on this for a while today and I am happy with the results...even if it is missing some details.

Oh- I forgot to add, I cut strips of black paper about 1" x 8 1/2" folded it in half and then taped to the back of the orbiter...that is how they are standing.

There are only 10 kids in my daughter's class, how cool is that? She has an awesome teacher and we are loving the class! I hope her teacher likes the orbiters.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Jackson!

I made this Birthday card for an awesome little 6 year old, Jackson.

I bought the card/envelope file from Silhouette.

First, I printed each image with the pattern you see here (purchased from Silhouette) and then I cut them out with my SIL. Next, I flipped the images in the Silhouette software and printed/cut them again. I used my Xyron to make these papers sticky so I could make everything doublesided. I had an oppps when printing so I used that print and my 1 3/4" punch to cut a circle then I add a stamped "J" and put that on the front of the envelope. Bakers twine to accent and I was done!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Last Frame for Madelyn's Room

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I am finally finished. I know it took me a while and my friend Audra has not seen the last 2 so they may get updated. You have seen the ladybug one, but I added some yarn to the bottom so I wanted to show you the update I made. I wanted all of these to have some texture to them. The flower one does not have ribbon, but I did make it 3D.

Let me know what you think. I had a hard time finishing this project. Life is so busy right now.

Fall - Pumpkin Card

Happy Fall! I found this ribbon at my LSS and had to have it. I haven't been able to scrap very much since school started so I wanted to buy something that would get me back in to scrapping. The pumpkin is a Silhouette file I purchased from Silhouette. The pearl embellishments were also bought at my LSS...I love the teal color! No card is complete without dry embossing (at least at my house). The background paper and card were found in my scrap box :-)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Junk Drawer No More

I told you guys I cleaned out my junk drawer, here it is! I bought a pencil box and put the kids school supplies in it. (Plus some gum for a special treat!) The supplies are not allowed to leave the kitchen since that is where we do homework. No more searching for lost crayons! My kids both have a beta fish, so I also put the fish food in this drawer so they have everything in one place. We have 2 pencil sharpeners and a note pad in our supply drawer. This has made homework time so much easier!

I use clear contact paper in my drawers, I might need to pretty this up with some scrap paper. :-)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First step to being organized

With both kids in school now, I realized I needed a dedicated space for them to put their backpacks when we get home in the afternoon. I went to a home improvement store and bought silver hooks (found on the bathroom accessory aisle). I like these because there are 2 hooks, so when it gets cold outside, they can hang their coat and back pack in the same place.

Above the backpacks is the family calendar. It lists all the major activities for the month. The kids love to move the dot to the correct date each day. I don't even have to remind them ;-)

On the left, you will see our workout calendar. We were doing an Insane workout, but then we went on vacation...

I made a card tonight, but I am waiting to post it. I think I may send it to a friend that visits my blog.


Hello friends! I have been eewwwing and ahhhing over the organization pins on the Pinterest website. I am in the middle of reorganizing my house. I cleaned out my junk drawer in my kitchen, it is no longer a junk drawer. Everything is organized, I even had room to put a pencil box with crayons, erasers, scissors...for the kids in my "junk" drawer. That's just one of the things I have been working on (instead of scrappping, haha).

Click the organization link below to see some great organization ideas. Hope you like it as much as I do.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Halloween Decorations

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My kids and I spent the rainy afternoon making some Halloween decorations. To cut these, we used the Silhouette. The ghost and spider are files purchased from Silhouette. The pumpkin is 11 scallops folded in 1/2, then glued together with a hand cut stem and vine. We used the default size on all of these...not sure what that is, haha!

Shout out to my wonderful husband for going to the store to buy ingredients for dinner...and for cooking. We prepared a pizza together and he cooked it on the grill. It was awesome - and our first time to try this. Thanks Honey!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ladybug Wall Art

I made this cute little ladybug for Madelyn's room. 3 down, 1 more to go!

Here is the original post.

For the background, I used my Cuttlebug to dry emboss. I cut the ladybug using my Silhouette.