Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Employee Gifts

Hi! Here are a few gifts that I made for my employees. I like to give them little gifts to let them know I appreciate their hard work. I bought some Extra gum and put a ribbon around it, added a tag that says "Thanks for all your EXTRA effort!" The second picture I used a cello bag and added a topper. I printed the topper from my computer, added some punch stars and was done! These were both very easy and quick projects, and go a long way to let someone know you appreciate them. Have a great day!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

ABC Wall Hanging

Hello! I have been working hard on this project, and finally can share it! It was a gift for my sister-in-law at her baby shower. Each square is 6 1/2", and I used Lasting Impressions paper for each square. The back is covered with fun foam, that you can buy at JoAnn's or Michael's or your local craft store. The letters were cut using my Cricut Expression. The shapes for each object were made using Lasting Impressions brass templates. A few letters I had to get creative with, because I didn't have any templates that matched certain letters. K (Kite) is a template that I made, as well as Q (Quarter), X (Xylophone), Y (Yo-Yo) and Z (Zipper). I am very pleased with how it turned out and I know it will look great in the baby's nursery. My sister-in-law loved it! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Hi there, Just sharing a quick card I made recently. I used Lasting Impressions paper and templates to make this card. The strawberry is an old template and so is the oval templates that I used. The paper is on sale at Lasting Impressions, it's from a 6x6 paper pack that is only $2! An amazing deal! Hope you had a great weekend and are staying warm!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cricut Baby Banner

Wow, time flies, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted! I just got home from a 3 day crop and am so exhausted! I didn't get much completed, which is always disappointing but had a lot of fun, nevertheless!

This is a baby banner that I completed at the crop. I used my Cricut with the New Arrival cartridge. I designed the banner on my Cricut Gypsy. It made the project really fast & easy. I can't wait to hang this banner at my sister-in-law's baby shower in a few weeks!

Thanks for stoping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Perfect Pair

Hi! I have posted on my blog before about the monthly challenge on the Yahoo Embossing group I belong to. Each month one person hosts the challenge, and August is my month to host. I choose a template, (the Salt/Pepper template by Lasting Impressions), and emboss several pieces, and mail them out to the challenge participants. The participants have to make a card using the pieces I mail to them. I have no idea what to do with this template, other than what I did with my card here. I hope I get to see lots of creative ideas from the ladies that participate in the challenge. I used my favorite Lasting Impressions paper on this card, it already has a distressed look to it. Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More Christmas in July!

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! Here a few Christmas gift tags I made for the Lasting Impressions blog. It was hard to get in the Christmas spirit when the heat index is pushing 110 but I enjoyed staying indoors and crafting to make these tags! Hope you have a great weekend! I'm heading to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley Forge, PA for a long weekend. I am looking forward to getting away!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Flower Pocket Card

Hi, Hope you are having a great week! I made this card for a friend. I was sending her a few little goodies so I wanted to include a pocket to hold everything. I know there are tutorials out there for making this kind of card but I just kind of winged it... and wasted a lot of paper in the meantime. Don't you just hate that!!? I love how the card turned out though, and the picture does not do it justice. The paper is by Lasting Impressions (although I think it may be retired), it has repeating gardening words on it and the flower template is by Lasting Impressions as well. Have a great weekend!