December 18, 2013

Tree-Mendous Holiday Wishes!

On to teacher # 2! Logan's 3rd grade teacher is awesome! We really really lucked out with her! I let Logan pick everything out for her jar and I think he did a pretty good job (he designed it with a little guidance...I created it!)

For my tag, I used Jaded Blossoms Treat Tag Die for the tag. It is stamped with their sentiment from 
Merry & Bright. My Christmas tree is cut with my Expression2 from Create A Critter2. My tag is with Echo Park paper and the tree is all scrap paper. Used some stickles on the star, tied twine around the lid to hold the scoop & the green snowflake ribbon is American Crafts. 

This was Logan's favorite part! We vinyl'd an apple onto the opposite side of the jar with a heart in it (found that file in the Silhouette store). I used a JB's Flag Die for the banner. I scored it on each side to make it pop out some. Since I didn't have a stamp that said "Best Teacher", I made one! I combined some JB stamps together and Love the results! The 2 I used are School Rules (for teacher) & Vampires & Zombies Oh My! (for Best).  

One more teacher to go! Hopefully her's will be posted in the next day or so! 
Thanks for stopping by! 

December 16, 2013

Gingerbread Treat Jar

It's that time of the year again! We lucked out this year with some really great teachers for the boys! Very excited to make their gifts this year! 
My Gingerbread treat jar is for our 4th grade teacher. Hope she loves it! 

I used LOTS of great Jaded Blossom goodies for this treat! And, because my cameo decided to not cut paper (i guess shes a vinyl only kinda gal), I pulled out my E2 and actually really enjoyed using it! 

I got this overly cute little scoop from JB. I put twine around it and hot glued it to my AC xmas ribbon. The burlap around the jar I also bought from JB. My tag is from their Treat Tag Die. I also used stamps from Gingerbread Wishes & Winter Wishes. My paper is from Echo Park. 

I added a piece of coordinating cardstock to my burlap so I can stick my gingerbread to the jar using an Action Wobble. I really love these things! I cut my gingerbread man at 2.5" from Create A Critter 2. 

I stamped 45 kisses with JB's Gingerbread Candies
My little guy has a stickle bowtie and pearl buttons.

Thanks for taking a peek!

I am entering my jar into Jaded Blossom's Monthly Challenge. Here's the requirements:

This months challenge is "Anything Christmas"

Challenge Guidelines: 
1) Project must be new for this challenge, no back linking
2) Project must have a Jaded Blossom stamp somewhere on it. 
3) Link it up here by 12/21

Think I got that all covered =)

December 14, 2013

Jolly Old St. Nick Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jolly Old St. Nick Blog Hop 
Christmas Eve is coming soon and he is checking his list.
Have you been naughty or have you been nice?
Join us as we celebrate that dear old man, Jolly Old St. Nick!! 
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Jolly Blog Hop.
If you came from Anita then you are on... the right path.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Helpers who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 
We have some awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!
So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 
Winners will be announced on Monday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!
Down the Chimney we go!!

I was asked to make a fun plate and mug set for someone. I found this charger & mug at Walmart. I designed the saying in the Silhouette Studio (I was given a pic to go off of with what she wanted). I added her kids names to it as well. The mug design came from the silhouette store. All my vinyl is from Expressions Vinyl...Love that site! 

Well, I am last on the hop. I hope you had a jolly good time! Please don't forget to leave everyone a comment on their projects today for your chance at some blog candy! 

 Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

December 1, 2013

Cupcake Fun

Did you have a great Thanksgiving!? I did! And I got to celebrate the day with my nephew who turned 11! 
I whipped together this quick little card for him and I LOVE how it turned out! 

I used a combination of my Cricut E2 and my Cameo for this one. All paper came from my scrap pile which is slowly dwindling down (a personal goal of mine to use it all up!)

I cut the card base using the Close to my Heart Artiste cartridge.  I then cut the same base out but at a smaller size and layered it on with both the solid paper and the number paper. 

My tags are cut using Jaded Blossom's Mini Tag Dies and stamped with Sweet Birthday Wishes
Jaded Blossom came out with the best idea! All their stamp images (non sentiments) are now svg files so they can be cut out and matched up with the stamp! Of course I had to try it out =) I used the cupcake from Hey Cupcake! and stamped it onto the svg image, I used embossing powder and a heat gun to give the image some character. I LOVE how it turned out! 

My cupcake is sitting on an Action Wobble! I just wish I remembered to take a picture of it in action! worked out perfect for this card! 

He is a HUGE Pittsburgh Steeler's fan so I made him a fun little ornament to go along with this present:

Goodies I used for everything:

Paper from my stash
Close to my Heart Artiste Cartridge
Jaded Blossom Mini Tag Dies
Jaded Blossom Sweet Birthday Wishes
Jaded Blossom Hey Cupcake!
Jaded Blossom Cupcake SVG image
Green ribbon
Lime Twine
Heat Gun
Lime Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by ~