Saturday, August 30, 2014

TTTC# 31- Outside the box

Well we all have colors we stay from and mine is gold. I don't wear it and well not usually about it in cards. But I wanted to try it because I love the new set that SU has that is coming in the mini here real soon. I thought it was perfect for this weeks challenge at http://techniquetwist.blogspot.comTTTC. 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Week #7- Home Decor

Week 7 here and this week it is Home Decor (pages 94-101) for CASE-ing the Catty Challenge!

I am using an a project I did many months ago when I first saw it in the catalog. I loved the idea of being able to use my new ecutter to cut out MDS stuff. this took as long as a card would take me because the pillow is so simple. I was inspired 

I got the Moments Ago Brush set and imported it into the cutting system. I than ironed it on a pillow I made from retired Stampin Up fabric.  How cute is it!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My Cricut Craft Room - Fall Card

Well it is another project for My Cricut Craft Room (MCCR) and today's theme is a Fall Card. 

Fall is right around the corner for most but here in Texas on the Gulf Coast, it will be hot till at least the end of October. 

I love fall so this was a great way to get in the mood for it.

I used the following cartridges to create my huge card:

Just Because Cards
Creative Cards
Designer's Challenge

Here is a closer look at the pumpkins and leaves that I cut out. I cut out the card base and than layered on the two pieces of paper than finally adding on the orange strip and the leaves and pumpkins. I used dimensionals to make the one pumpkin and leave pop on the card. 

This card is huge and I was hoping to be able to stick it in a letter sized envelope though it might be to big for that. I might repurpose it at some point, it would also make a good note holder as well. 

I used retired Stampin UP DSP which is one of my all time favorites. I don't often by more than one pack  of paper  but this was one of the few I did so I had enough to last awhile. 

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check in to MCCR  to see the other great projects from the DT. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back to School-Yeah

"It's a school night" shot out of my mouth for the first time in twelve or so weeks. The kids groaned loudly but went to bed. Excited for what was ahead this coming school year. Heck I am excited for the coming school year.

The summer flew by in a flash. We got most of what we wanted to get done. Trips to the zoo and the water parks. Never made it to the beach but with all the seaweed  not to sure we would have wanted to go any ways. Still need to go to the children's museum but one weekend for sure is what we promised. We did hit every other museum though one day in June.

The girl is happy with her new class, and the boy meets his teacher on Tuesday ( he still is a week away from starting 4K- which means he is one year away from kinder). Wow the time is sure flying as we get older.

Our summer was filled with all sorts of things. Some wonderful like our road trip throughout the Midwest. The hubby tried but we just won't go up in the Gateway Arch but found the museum there awesome. Some hard things that we don't want to relive but made us realize that we are getting older.

First and foremost my kids will tell you they had a great summer. The swam like crazy with the youngest actually starting to swim more on his own with out a life vest- I needed a stiff drink after watching him because he rattled my nerves with his bravery.

As a parent, it is my job to insure the kids have a great life. I try to limit worry but I don't shy away for it. Worry is okay because it shows them we are human as well. It is our job as parents to help them grow in as many ways as possible.

As the school year starts, I sit here reflecting at how great my kids are. Everyone's kids are great! I see them becoming wonderful people and count the success of my marriage on how well the kids are doing. They are doing well and we are doing well even when we all drive each other up the wall.

So as I send the kids off again for another school year, I hope for the same things. Lots of growth, education, and of course lots of fun times. As a whole we learn so much more together. The kids are sponges who love to sit and watch Dad fix his car or help Mom with a sewing project. When It is all said and done, my hope is my kids remember as much as possible for the things we did for them in their childhood.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Week #6- Kids

I can not believe we are in Week 6 of our CASE-ing the Catty Challenges!

This week is all about the kids section from pages 82-93 (US).  I have to say the one thing that struck me first was the chore cards and the cute rainy day pail both located on page 83.

I went ahead and purchased the cute shore card digital set and replicated it using colors I like plus I made some additional things. 

The little can holds chores and the ones with the clouds have the required chores like make beds. 

I made the cards bigger and in colors more my taste. 

Here is a chore chart. I need to laminate it and than they can use it as a dry eraser over and over again. 

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

MCCR Blog Hop- Hanging at the Zoo

Thank you for joining us today on My Cricut Craft Room's 

Hanging at the Zoo Blog Hop

If you came from Karen @ you are in the right place...
If not please visit to start the hop. 

Today I made some fun Zoo masks. 

How fun to do a Zoo theme for a Hop. So of course scratch my head and than realized I have been so wanting to make those adorable masks that I have been seeing has that I keep seeing.  So I went to work creating six different ones. 

Here are all six of them together. How cute are they? I used the Masks- Animals cartridge. I cut all of my masks out of nice cardstock that should wear with the kids as they play with them. I am sure they will be many hours of fun with them. I figured my house is already a zoo so why not create some masks to go with it!

Isn't this one sly fox and a Purrfect kitty!

Who wants to wear the Owl or Hop as the bunny!

Isn't the Lion and Bear oh my so greaaaat!

Finally of course Miss O wanted to try out one of the masks and she will never ever open her eyes up when I take pictures so I have hundreds of her with eyes closed. 

We have a special give away today, sponsored by Craft Lovers Come Here,
It is a Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge, perfect for the upcoming fall fun! 

Just make sure you comment on these blogs today with your name and email to be entered to win.
We need to now how to find you to tell you that you won, so don't forget your email.

Winner will be announced Monday on 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #5

Week 5 is upon us and well this week at CASE-ing the Catty  it is all about Babies and using inspiration from pages 72-81 (US). 

So here I am once again so far from baby land. My youngest is 4 1/2 and starting his second year of preschool and my oldest is 8 and going into third grade. Actually many friends are out of the baby stage as well. I don't know many babies arriving now except for just a few. 

So I decided to use inspiration from page 75 to create a MDS card to showcase a new baby. I dug through my photos and found one of my son who is about 6 weeks here and so chubby. 

I used MDS and the stamp brush set of Little Additions. 

I get a kick out of seeing how different my little baby here is turning into such a big boy. 

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