Friday, July 20, 2012

Teacher Toolbox

 Hello Fellow Pinners and Crafters!  My first Pinterest Project is complete!  I created the ever so popular Teacher Toolbox.  Here is the  Pin  that inspired my creation. If you do a search on Pinterest for "Teacher Toolbox"  you will find several for Pinspiration.  

 I bought my box at Home Depot; it was around $17.  Since I have a little baby and I am all about the shortcuts, I decided not to repaint it like many people chose to do.  Plus I actually like grey. 

So here is a look at the front.

 I added some cheap vinyl decals that I bought at JoAnns last year on clearance.   I was going to use my Cricut, but I am trying to use the stuff I buy and hoard.

I created custom labels using Microsoft Word.  There are so many creative crafters out there that have labels  on their blogs as freebies and on Teachers pay Teachers but none of them matched what I wanted.

If I was to make another one...which I am not...but if I did I would try to match up the colors with decals.

Thanks for stopping by!  I have a few other crafts in the mix.  I will keep you posted.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I have been PINSPIRED!

I, like millions of others, spend a ton of time on Pinterest.  I have been inspired as a mom and teacher by so many different pins.  While I do not have a ton of time to craft (new baby), I am extremely excited to create some projects I saw on Pinterest.  I will keep you posted (heehee).

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sorry for Neglecting My Blog

I know it happens to the best of us, but I feel bad neglecting my blog. Once school started for my son, I was pressed for time. Then once school started for me...I didn't know whether I was coming or going. I am sorry to just go M.I.A. on you like that. I will try my best not to let months go by without at least posting something.

We are currently on Winter Break. It has been so nice to have time to relax. I hope to find some time to really create. I made a few things for Christmas and for Halloween. Sadly I took pictures with my phone...sorry I know the quality is marginal.

I have been working on a project that I wanted to do this summer, but time and another obligation kept me from making it a reality. I am excited to get a chance to work on it, and hope to share it with you soon.

Best Regards,


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nothing Can Top Meeting Robyn, Karlee, and Emma, BUT

the second day of CHA did not disappoint. Saturday I was more focused, and had plan in mind when I arrived. First, I hit the PaperTrey Ink booth for their amazing make-and-takes. Below are pictures of the projects I made on both Friday and Saturday.

The Best Wishes Card was one of PaperTrey Ink's (PTI) make-and-take on Friday. Very simple card that is elegant and fun. The stamp set was a CHA exclusive set. It was a free gift if you spent a certain amount in their store.

This flower pin was another one of their make-takes on Friday. It was made using the their flower die, their perfect match felt, and the Cuttlebug. It took only a few minutes to make, and was a lot of fun. I do not currently own any of their dies but I would highly recommend them. They sold out of a lot of their dies and paper by Saturday afternoon.

Is this card so neat? I made this one on Saturday at the PTI Make-and-Take. This cheery card with the coordination envelope had me sold on their dies. The die cut two pieces of patterned paper using the Cuttlebug like butter. Sadly this die was also sold out. I spoke with their very helpful staff, and they told me they should have the dies in and ready to buy on their site by Wednesday.

This is the quickest and easiest Christmas Card...and of course this stamp set was sold out too. It just shows how great their product really is, because it sold out on Friday before this make-and-take on Saturday. Thanks for stopping by, and visiting me.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I met Robyn & Karlee and Emma!!!!

Wow! You would think I met the President of the United States as excited as I was to meet Robyn (The Pink Stamper), Karlee (Karlee Krafts) , and Emma (My Creative Time). It is so weird, but I feel like I've known them forever like the were old friends. All three were so down to Earth, and so excited to see everyone.

Robyn was at the Custom Crops Booth promoting her new video Cricut Volume 3 and her lovely line of stamps. Karlee was there too. There was this young girl who made Robyn a very cute card, Robyn was so touched. I thought she was going to cry...she spent some time talking to the girl and her family. She also gave the girl one of her stamp sets. I was extremely impressed by how genuine Robyn was, and how she took the time out to make that young girl's day.

The Custom Crops Booth has some WONDERFUL products at a great price. Plus they had a raffle for some of Robyn's products, Cricut Cartridges, and some new products being released soon. I didn't win anything, but it was fun just to hang out at the booth. I finally got my George Basic Shapes Cartridge, the Crafter's Companion adhesive and remover for the mats, and My Pink Stamper's Fruits & Veggie Puns Stamps. I also made this cute card.


Emma was at the Peachy Keen Stamps Booth promoting her new Gypsy Magic Video, and showcasing her amazing work as a Peachy Keen Stamp Designer. I have to say the pictures on her blog and videos do not do her work justice. Her work in person is breathtaking. The little details she adds to make it just cannot see it in a picture. Emma was so sweet giving everyone hugs, and taking pictures. I was overwhelmed that I go to meet Emma too! It is so nice to meet the people who inspire you. Thank you!

I went a little overboard at the Peachy Keen Stamps Booth. I got the penguin and the kitty Cottage Cuts, along with some of their stamp sets that Emma uses on her projects. I cannot wait to use the stamp set for the Zooballoo cartridge. Peachy Keen Stamps had some of there stamps on clearance I hit the clearance bin a little hard too. You only live once.

I am going back today. I still have more to post from yesterday, and hope to have more today! Thanks for visiting me!

Friday, July 30, 2010

To CHA or Not to CHA....

That was the question this morning. I have been emotionally exhausted these past few days, hence the reason I haven't posted. I forgot CHA was even today. I thought it was Saturday and Sunday. Well that was until my best crafting buddy, Quiana, called me this morning, and was surprised I wasn't in my car on my way to Rosemont. While we were talking, I was debating on whether I should go or not. It is not that I didn't want to go. CHA was going to be the highlight of my summer (besides hanging out with my favorite person in the whole wide world, my son). It is just I feel a little overwhelmed. School starts back for me in less than a month, and my son starts Kindergarten in a few short weeks too. There is so much to do to get ready for this upcoming school year. Plus I had kind-of dropped the ball on the whole thing...I didn't sign up for workshops or find anyone who could go with me. Quiana is out of town at her cousin's wedding...she didn't feel right ditching the wedding for CHA---I see where her priorities are--LOL!!

However after my son so sweetly offered to go with me to keep me company and Quiana reminded me that I need to go and do it for myself, I stopped feeling sorry for myself and got ready and headed out to Rosemont. And I am so glad I did. I had an amazing time. I cannot believe how much fun I had without doing any of the workshops. So here are some pictures of a few things that I made at the JoAnn's Booth. I hope you enjoy.

This was the make and take from JoAnn's booth using Core'dinations cardstock. I was amazed at how easy it was to make this adorable layout using this cardstock. I even got a sample of their cardstock. I cannot wait to play with it.


I also made this at the JoAnn's booth. I thought this card was so cute. The background is made by using one of EK Success's new punches....I forgot the name of it...Starburts?? and a these adorable alien 3-D stickers that are new to JoAnn's.


This paper gift bag was made using Fiskars new self-inking roller stamps, and Fiskars rotary scalloped paper cutter. This was a quick and easy project using some really awesome new products from Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. I will most more tomorrow. I have a ton more to share with you!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Three Cards I Made Before I Left

Here are 3 cards I made before I left for Virginia for the weekend. One of them was inspired by my BFF. She made a very simullar card for a friend of hers. I loved it so much I had to make one myself.

Our trip was an adventure...Of course our flight was delayed. We were stuck on the runway for over 2 hours. Then we had to turn around and refuel. Plus they had to let us off the plan in order to avoid a fine. Thanks be to God we arrived safely and had an amazing trip. The flight home was delays. I am happy to be home, and I able to post these for you. I hope you enjoy.

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