God bless America!

I made this for this weeks FCCB challenge!  Go here to check out all the details of the challenge.  

I used Stand and Salute for the border at the bottom and cut it out twice and used the shadow feature for the white behind it.  For the blue strip I used my gypsy and George to make a long rectangle to cut off the blue arches so I didn't have to by hand.   The boy and the wagon are from A child's year.  I cut off the flag he was holding and cut a flag from Stand and Salute using my gypsy to size it correctly.  Then I added the stars from the George cartridge using the silhouette feature. 

It is currently hanging up in my hallway, but after the 4th I plan on adding 3 4x4 pics to it and making it a scrapbook page.  It really will work for both.  Simple and yet so cute!  Thanks for looking!


FCCB Challenge me Monday #64

Make a wedding project using a bell and the color white.  This actually worked out well!  At first I didn't know who I would give this too!  Then a new couple moved into my ward.  Well they sort of moved in... he moved in and she is staying with family, they are getting married on Friday!  So exciting for them!   So anyway here is the card I came up with.  It is post card style.

This is a nice simple card. I doodled on it and used some alpha stamps from Michaels.  This went together quickly and was fun to make.  The bells and the outer most border are made from a shimer paper that wasn't really captured on camera.  It looks really pretty in person.   Now go link up your wedding bell project to FCCB!


My first blog award!

How fun is this!  Thanks to Crafting Misfit for giving me my first blogger award!  The versatile blogger.  Just gives me all sorts of warm fuzzies! 

The "rules" of this award:
1. Thank the person who sent it to you  (Wow I did this without even knowing the rules! HA I'm gooood! )2. Tell 7 things about yourself
3. Send this to 5 fellow versatile bloggers

1.  I have been married for 11 years.
2.  I have 4 girls, ages 10, 7, 4 and 23 months.
3.  I love to craft (the rules didn't state that you couldn't state the obvious! :)
4.  I came from a family of 4 children.
5.  I think this is noteworthy... Both my husband and I have 1 set of parents and 2 sets of grandparents.  (no divorces on either side in either generation!!)
6.  I am not easily annoyed, but what I do find annoying is when other people get annoyed easily.  Just let it go people!
7.  I don't like cooking.  I can cook but it is NOT my favorite thing to do.  The only thing I like about it is eating the finished meal.  I can do that if someone ELSE cooks it too, so what's the point of me doing it?  :)  Ok I confess I still do it most of the time.  But we have been known to have cold cereal for dinner at our house... (don't judge!)

Ok so the 5 people I am sending it to are:

1. Green scrap at Earthy Scrap
2. Kate at Small Bits of Paper
3. Scrappers Anonymous
4. My 3 E Scrapbooking
5. Sandee at Inspired to create

They are all fabulous bloggers and make some wonderful stuff!  Check them out!  Those are links up there so make sure to go visit their blogs too!   And Crafting Misfit her link is up at the top of the post! 


Congrats card for Girl #1

Ok so I decided to make it my way.  It is another challenge on the cricut circle blog.  You were supposed to find inspiration from the cricut circle magazine and make it yours.  So I took this as inspiration.  I really liked the little ribbon and the tags that say the and ever. 
So this is what I came up with.
In case you were wondering yes I did make all those tiny little dots on the pink paper.  I used a white gel pen and a blue marker.  I also made the "confetti" inside the word congrats.  I doodled around the edges instead of sewing  (I like sewing, but have yet to actually sew paper!  Weird I know.) 

I used 5 cuts from cricut sampler the butterfly inside the circle, the ribbon/ribbon shadow, and the word congrats/congrats shadow.  I also used George for the blue circle under the butterfly and for the mats.  Lots of cricut cuts for sure! 

I also used stamps for the letters, I used purple ink at first but didn't like it, so I traced over it with my white Gel pen.  MUCH better!  

I hope girl #1 likes it.  I made it for her for after her "showcase" tomorrow.  She has been working on this presentation all year, and tomorrow is the day all the parents come in to watch them sing about, present, and display the things they have learned this year.  It is such a fun thing to see!  Can't wait!
Thanks for looking!

Hair barrette flower card.

I forgot to take a picture, but you fold down the second side to the opposite side.  Same thing, other side.  Got it?

I used fabric this time.  I cut it with my cricut!  I used one of the shapes from Accent Essentials.  Worked like a charm. 

You just hot glue the fabric covered brad into the center of the flower.

Then you flip the flower over, take a small piece of felt cut two strips in it, open your barrette and push the bigger side into the strips.  Hot glue the clip in place.  Close the clip and move the petals to cover the clip. 

I choose coordinating papers.  Used my i-rock to adhere the i-pearls and i-bling (not sure what those are really called, but they are all up in the craft room and I am blogging from my bed... so LAZY comes to mind.) 

I cut out a square, then cut off the corners so it stays hidden under the flower.  I cut out two slits in the paper so the clip just slides into it.  This holds the flower in place but also allows the recipient to remove it and put it in their hair.

I picture of the bling.  That is ribbon they are on.

I am entering this into the cricut circle blog magazine challenge.  Wish me luck!  :)