Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oh Those Shiny Ornaments

I do love Christmas ornaments, especially if they are shiny.  So I decided to make a card with some ornaments.

The first time I saw this ornament paper, I fell in love with it.  The reason I loved it so much is that the paper is so shiny.  Well, you will have to take my word for it because the photo does not give a true picture of the paper.  I used the Joys of the Season cartridge to cut the ornaments.  The sentiment is from the Summertime Splash stamp set by K Andrew Designs.  Who would have ever thought about using summertime stamps on a Christmas card.  Well, these stamps are just so versatile, they can be used in many.many ways. 

The gold ribbon is holiday ribbon from Michaels.  I just love the ribbon color and thought it was a good match for this card.
I'm so glad you dropped by.  Come back and visit soon!

The Paper Variety   Ornaments

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cooking With Cricut #61

This week the challenge at Cooking With Cricut about candles, wreathes, and or pine cones.  First, let me say that my Gypsy died this weekend so I had to use my Cricut without it.  I have not used the Cricut without the Gypsy in over a year.  Needless to say, I had to get the Cricut manual out to refresh myself on cutting with a cartridge.  How soon we forget.  I talked to Provo Craft today and was told that it would be replaced with a new one.

Now on to my project, (made without a Gypsy).

This is an A2 card.  The card base is Kraft paper with a pale pink mat.  I embossed a white mat with snowflakes and then inked it with a pale blue ink.  The wreath is cut from Christmas Cheer.  I added some little white pearls to the wreath and then topped the wreath with some pine leaves cut from a Martha Stewart punch and three little pale pink roses.  I added a little border to the top from K&Co.

The sentiment, "Merry Christmas" is from the Winter Wishes stamp set by K Andrew Designs.  

These stamps are fabulous because they can be mixed and matched in so many different ways.  All of  Kristal's stamps are made here in the USA and a portion of the proceeds goes to charity.  Just buying the stamps makes you feel good.  Go check them out HERE.

Please head on over to the Cooking With Cricut Blog and see what the fabulous Design Team has created this week for you.   Drop by their blogs and leave them some love.  Then, we want to see what you will create with the theme candles, wreathes, and  or pine cones and link it up at  Cooking With Cricut.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  I hope you will come back often.

Guest Designer at She's a Sassy Lady

I am so excited today to back as a guest designer for my good friend, Sheila, at She's a Sassy Lady.  Sheila and I met this past summer when I won a challenge on her blog.  Amazingly we live and work just a few miles from each other.  How fun is that!

I made a folder frame card.  There is a very good tutorial on making folded frames HERE at  I just love making these.  They are fun and sooooo easy to make.  Because we are expecting out first snow here in central Alabama tonight, I thought I would go with a snow motif for my card.

The folded frame reminds me of a quilt square.  And a quilt is sounding pretty good to me since the temperature has dropped dramatically today and it is raining/snowing right now outside.  The snowflake is  cut from the A Child's Year cartridge.  I ran it through the Xyron to get it sticky so I could add some of Martha Stewart's glitter to it.  I love the way it just gliste

The scalloped frame is cut from the Elegant Edges cartridge.  All paper used to make the card is from K&Co  I added a pale blue sheer glittered ribbon and bow to 

And I finished the card with a label cut from the Lacey Labels cartridge stamped with the "Frosty Greetings" sentiment from  K Andrew Designs Winter Wishes stamp set.

Please go visit Kristal and check out all of her wonderful stamps HERE.  They are wonderful because they can be mixed and matched to create many different sentiments.  They are made here in the USA and a portion of the proceeds goes to charity.  Pretty good!!

Don't forget to go over to Sheila's blog at She's a Sassy Lady and see all of the amazing projects by some of the most talented people ever!!  You'll be glad you did.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you will com

Monday, November 28, 2011

JOY Holiday Card

This week the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is all about HOLIDAY CARDS.  I made an A2 card using paper from The Paper Studio.

The word JOY and the label is cut from the Storybook cartridge.  I did a little distressing with the Tim Holtz antique linen ink pad.  The corner frame on the top left was cut free hand.  And I finished the card with a pretty gold ribbon and bow.  

Make sure you go over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and see the beautiful holiday cards the Design Team has created for you.  I do hope you will visit each of their blogs and leave them some love.   Most of all we are hoping you will link up your holiday card and join in the fun.  

Thanks for dropping by.  i hope you will come back often.

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Sheri Crafts and Decorate for Christmas

It is the beginning of the Holiday Season and everyone at My Sheri Crafts is decorating for Christmas.  Yes, that is our theme for the new challenge.  I have made a banner for this challenge.  I teach kindergarten and every year, each takes home a paper gingerbread man to decorate.  I encourage the parents to get involved and help their child.  I just say,"Have fun, and be creative".  As the children bring the gingerbread men back to school, I hang them on one of our bulletin boards in the hall outside our classroom for everyone to see.  We also paint candy canes, and make large lolipops to add to the board.  Instead of just stapling some words on the board for the sentiment, I decided to make a banner.

I thought the word SWEET just summed it all up.  I love the way the banner turned out.  I had my doubts at first, but now I think it is just perfect.  I used the Damask Decor to cut the base. I added a diamond shaped mat cut from George and Basic Shapes to each base cut.  The word "sweet" was cut from the Winter Woodland  cartridge.  The little peppermints and candy canes were cut from Joys of the Season and Christmas Cheer.  And the gingerbread was cut from the Gingerbread cartridge.  I used paper from K&Co and Recollections.

I added a few gems to the gingerbread. Red sheer ribbon was used to connect the banner pieces together.  And then to complete the banner, I tied red and green bows to the top of each letter.  I am so thrilled to have this cute banner to added to our bulletin board.  I know the children will love it!  

Please join us by linking your "decoration" to My Sheri Crafts.  and while you are there, you will want to visit all the other members of the Design Team and see their fabulous creations.  The ladies on the Design Team are so creative and talented.  You will truly be inspired!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving, Second Grade, and Bible Quotes

Hi!  I'm so glad you dropped by for a visit.  You are in for a real treat this week at Cooking With Cricut.  Everyone has been in the kitchen creating such wonderful projects.  And they all include a Bible quote or verse.  Well, it just happens to be the week of Thanksgiving.  And for some reason each year at this time I think back to my second grade class. And when I say I think back, I mean waaaaaay back.  I'm talking back to the early 60's.  At that time, things were a little different in school.  I went to a public neighborhood school.  And one of the requirements was that everyone in my second grade class had to learn and recite Psalm100 by the week of Thanksgiving.  That is recite it all by yourself in front of the class the class.  Well, lucky for me, I had already memorized it in my Sunday School class.  So I was ok with it.

For some reason I remember all of this so vividly.  We also had to memorize a little Thanksgiving poem, write it and illustrate it.  I still have that paper so I have scanned it to show you.

Now, back to the challenge.  As I said it is to create something with a Bible quote or verse.  I made a card that has Psalm 100 on it.

The card mat is paper from DCWV. The Psalm is printed on ivory cardstock.  I used a Fiskars corner punch on the bottom corners and a corner rounder on the top corners.   Green and brown sheer ribbons and bow were added along with a few little gems to continue the color palette.  I inked around all of the papers with bronze and brown ink.  

Now, here is the inside of the card.

The mat is the same DCWV paper as on the front.  The little girl praying was cut from the Inspired Heart cartridge on aqua and tan paper.  I did a little distressing with bronze and brown ink.  I added  an ivory paper inked in bronze and brown for a place to write the message.  And three little gems were added to finish the card. 

Please go visit Cooking With Cricut where you will be inspired by the fabulous Design Team.  And then link up your project with a Bible quote or verse.  I am excited to see what you will create.    

And for an extra treat, here is my second grade class.  I am on the front row, 6th from the left.  Those were the good ole days.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving! 


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion #40

Hello everyone!  It is the week of Thanksgiving and all of us at Celebrate The Occasion are so excited to celebrate this wonderful time of year with you.  Our challenge this week is to make a Thanksgiving project.  But to add a little something to the challenge we are asking that you also use buttons.

This is what i created for this chalenge.
The card is made with papers from DCWV and Recollections.  The turkey is cut from the Thanksgiving cartridge.  And to "dress" this turkey, I a little bronze, brown, and orange glittler glue. I decided to add three different colored buttons to bring out the colors in the background mat.  And I found this great ribbon in my stash.  It is just perfect with the colors and glitter on the turkey.  I had actually forgotten I had it, but so glad I found it!

The sentiment is from the K Andrew Designs Fall-o-ween Stamp Set.  These are such wonderful stamps amd can be used in so many ways.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity, and they are made right here in the USA!!  How good is that!!
You can check out all of the wonderful stamps sets HERE.  

Now, please head over to Celebrate The Occasion and see the Design Team's inspiration.  Join the celebration by linking up your Thanksgiving with buttons project.  
I am so glad you dropped by to visit.  I hope you will visit often.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

The Shabby Tea Room   Colors of Nature

Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkeys Turkeys Turkeys

Today we made turkeys in my kindergarten class.  I have made them for years.  In fact, I don't even know when i started making them.  The children love making them.  And the parents love getting them.  They are great decoration.  After making the turkeys, we placed them in the hall under one of our bulletin boards for all to see.   So without saying anything else,  here are the turkeys.

Aren't they hilarious!!  I just wanted to share something funny with you today.   Gobble Gobble Gobble!! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankful And Some

It is time for the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.  And the theme this week is GIVE THANKS.   We are creating projects to reflect something or someone we are thankful for.

 There is a sweet friend of mine, who came close to losing her life due to the treatment of cancer eleven years ago.  She was on life support for four months.  It was such a terrible time, that it is hard to even think about it today.  Well, she did survive which is nothing but a miracle.  And now every November she and her husband have an evening of Thanksgiving at their home for some of their closest friends.  We do not look back and talk of her illness.  We reflect on all that we have to be thankful for and talk of plans we have, to make life better for others.  My friend and her husband both are gourmet cooks so not only is the company at the dinner special, the food is amazing!!!   This past Saturday evening, we all gathered at their home for our annual evening of Thanksgiving.    This is the card i am sending to her tomorrow, thanking her and her dear husband for their friendship and graciousness.

I used the Holiday Cakes cartridge to cut the branch with the acorns. I drew the lines on the acorns with a  colored pencil.  The vintage Thanksgiving image is a free image from Melin at Cooking With Cricut.  The paper I used for the card is from K&Co.  I added some lace from my sewing stash and a pretty sheer green ribbon and bow to compliment the branch.  A few Recollection gems were added to give the card just the right bling.

The beautiful sentiment is created with the K Andrew Design stamp sets Fall-o-ween and Winged Things. 

Both of these sets of stamps are so wonderful and versatile as all of Kristal's stamp sets are.  You can check out all the wonderful stamp sets Kristal has created by clicking HERE.  

Please join our Give Thanks challenge this week by linking up your project to Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday.  We look forward to seeing what you have created.  And, while you are there take a look at all the inspiration the Design Team has created for you.  Don't forget to visit their blogs  and leave them some love.  

Have a great week and a Blessed Thanksgiving.     


Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting Cricky Holiday Wishes Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Holiday Wishes" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to TEN member of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Ellen from "a little bit of this...", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from the super talented Amanda then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

For my project, I'm featuring the wonderful WINTER WISHES stamp set.

K Andrew Designs

The card I created here is a5X6.5 card.  The blue snowflake mat paper is from K&Co.  It is embossed with a snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The ornaments are cut from the Cricut cartridge Holiday Cakes.  I used papers from DCWV and AC Specialty. 
 To jazz the ornaments up, I added some little holiday trinket charms  and a few colored gems to them.  I found these cute little trinkets are Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, and just could not resist them.
And I finished the ornaments with three different ribbons from my stash of holiday ribbon.  

 The sentiment I chose for the card is a bright and happy " Merry Christmas "from Krystal's WINTER WISHES stamp set.  The most amazing thing about Kristal's stamps is that they can all be mixed and matched to create so many different sentiments for so many different projects.  They are just so versatile. 

I have some fabulous Blog Candy for you.  I will be giving away one of
 Kristal's WINTER WISHES stamp sets.  
All you have to do is be a follower and leave me a comment on this post.  
The winner will be named on Black Friday!! 

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Christel ......
Have fun and come back soon!!  

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Exciting News Today

Good mornibng everyone!!  It is a beautiful sunny day here in central Alabama.  It is cold,  but beautiful. It is also Friday, which also makes the day even more beautiful!!!  There is a winner of the Thanksgiving cartridge give away from the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl.  And the random winner is ...

Jessica said...

Hi Charlotte!!
Your card is beautiful!! I love the soft fall colors...absolutly stunning!
TFS :)
Congratulations Jessica,  I will be getting in touch with you  so I can get the cartridge in the mail. 
I have more exciting news!!  My first blog hop as a member of the  Getting Cricky Design Team is TONIGHT at 9:00 Eastern Time.  You will not want ot miss this hop.  We wil be showcasing Kristal's  newest stamps.  The projects are amazing and there will be Fabulous Prizes!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cooking With Cricut #60

Welcome to this weeks Cooking With Cricut Challenge.  The theme this week is TURKEY TALK.  The project I created will certainly bring about some talk about turkeys.  It is not your typical turkey and it is not my typical style.  It comes from another part of my personality.  So, I'l say no more and just show you.

This is my version of the words "Turkey and Dressing".  The turkey is cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.  And her lovely crown, dress and shoes are from the Paper Doll Dress Up.  I added some "style" to her dress and shoes with some gems and glitter glue.  And did the same as well to her crown.  

After I had her all put together on the card, I could not decide what she looked like.  Maybe a show-girl, clypso dancer, street walker, or someone going out on Halloween.  What ever it is, she is "dressed for the ocassion". 

The sentiment, i created on the computer.  The brown paper is from my stash and all other paper is from My Mind's Eye.  The turkey's face is stamped with a Peachy Keen Stamp.

Now that you have seen Turkey and Dressing, please go on over to the Cooking With Cricut page and see what everyone else has cooked up for your inspiration.  And then link up your Turkey Talk project there so we can all see your great creations.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will visit often.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl

Welcome to A Little Bit Of Detail and the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!  Its Fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings!  Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Fall project that includes Brown  Orange  and  Red - along with at least one Cricut cut.

IF you have come from visiting Cathie at, then You are in the right place!  If you have just happened across my blog, and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, click HERE.  Make sure you check out each DT member for some awesome inspiration!  There will be PRIZES along the way!  And there will be a GRAND PRIZE up for grabs at FCCB.

I created a card using the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge to cut the turkey and the pumpkin.  The card base is ivory and inked in brown.  It has a brown mat that has been inked in gold.  The top mat is a beautiful striped paper from K&Co.  I used a Fiskars corner punch and embossed the paper then inked it with bronze.   over the embossing with bronze.  The pumpkin and turkey are both inked with brown and bronze as well.  I used recollection gems to enhance the turkey feathers.  

The beautiful sentiment is from the Scripture Sayings stamp set from K Andrew Designs.  Kristal's stamps are amazing.  They are made in the USA of the highest quality.  And a portion on the proceeds from the sale of each stamp set goes to charity.  You can read about each of the charities that are supported by the sale of Kristal's stamps HERE.  

I inked around the sentiment with brown ink and then completed the card with a beautiful vanilla crinkle ribbon.

I will be giving away the THANKSGIVING Cricut Cartridge.  Just be a follower of my blog and leave a comment  and your contact information on this post.  I will be naming the winner Friday.  

Now it  is your turn!  We want to see your Harvest Blessings projects! Just include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colors Brown, Orange, and Red as well.

The next stop on your crawl is Crystal at  Go and see what fabulous project she has created for you today.  And when you are done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest.  
Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY CRAWLING!

Whimsical Wednesday   Happy Turkey Day
Die Cuttin Divas   It's Turkey Time
Scrapalicious    Thanksgiving
The Sisterhood of Crafters   Giving Thanks
Celebrate The Occasion   Thanksgiving  Must Use a Punch

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Give Thanks

Give Thanks is the theme this week at My Sheri Crafts  When deciding on what to do for this project, I turned to the Thanksgiving cartridge.  When I saw the pie, I knew that was what I would use.  A few weeks ago I noticed the pies on a shelf in the Speaking of Fall cartridge.  At the time I just could not come up with an idea for using them.  But when I saw the thanksgiving pie, I knew I had it!!

Isn't the little shelf with the pies on it so cute!!  The cute actually has three shelves.  but I only need two so I just cut one of them off.  The large steaming hot pie comes from the Thanksgiving cartridge.  I used paper from K&Co to create the pies.  The pie shelf and background paper are from Core Directions.  The background paper was embossed  and then filed to expose the core.  The ribbon on the bottom of the card and the buttons  are from Hobby Lobby.  The sentiment is from  the Scripture Sayings stamp set from K Andrew Designs.  These stamps are wonderful.  They are of the highest quality and Made in the USA! There is a donation from the sale of each stamp set to a designated charity.  

Please go over to My Sheri Crafts and see what the fabulous design team has created.  The talent on this team is amazing.  You will not want to miss these wonderful projects.  And then link up your project  at My Sheri Crafts so we can see your awesomeness!
Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you will visit often. 

Paper Playtime  Cricut Creations Thank You Project

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #59

It is time for a new challenge at Cooking With Cricut.  This week the challenge is Fruits, Cornucopia, Harvest \Time.
This is the card I made for the challenge.  I really enjoyed making the card because it just reminded me of all the wonderful things I love about this time of year.  When i see a cornucopia I like most everyone think of Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is when families come together to eat, enjoy each others company, reflect on times together, and give thanks for all their many blessings.  And the best thing about it, is it does not involve buying a lot of gifts, decorating, and losing sight of the meaningof theholiday.  

The cornucopia was cut from the Speaking of Fall cartridge.  The pear was cut from the Just Because cartridge and the sunflowers were cut from Stretch Your Imagination.  All of the paper I used to creat the card came right out of my stash drawers.  I used alot of bronze and copper ink on the cornucopia and sunflowers.  I did this to help give the card a warm look.  The sunflowers centers were given a little sparkle with brown glitter glue.  

The beautiful sentiment is from the Fall-o-ween stamp set from K Andrew Designs.  These made in the USA stamps, are just wonderful and a portion of the proceeds from the stamps go to charity.  
Please goover to Cooking With Cricut where you will see some great inspiriation from the very talented design team.  Don't forget to drop by the design team members blogs and leave them some love.  And of course we want you to show us your creations with Fruit, Cornucopia, and Harvest Time.  
Thanks so much for dropping by.  Please come back to visit real soon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lets Honor Our Veterans

This week we are going to take a day to honor our Veterans.  I cannot think of anyone more deserving than to honor those who have put their life on the line to protect and preserve our country.  My daddy is one of those brave people.  As a teenager, he, like many others left high school, lied about his age, and joined the US Military.  My daddy joined the US Marines Corp.  He left Alabama for Camp Pendleton.  There he trained with many other young men, or what we would probably call boys, for one of the biggest wars this county will ever see.  My daddy served the Marines in the Pacific Theater during WWII.  He was critically injured on Guam. Hit by mortar shell, blown over 30 feet in the air, his military career ended.  He was hospitalized for over a year.  But as I have stated in a precious post, he says what happen to him on Guam saved his life.  After Guam, his unit went to Iwo Jima where few survived.

We are not only celebrating Veterans Day this week.  We are celebrating my daddy's birthday and the US Marines Corp birthday.  My daddy is so proud that he shares the same birthday with the Marines.  As it is said, Once a Marine, Always a Marine", and my daddy is a true example of that.  His truck has the emblem on it.  He flies the Marine Corp flag along with he US flag at his house every day.  And he always wears a Marine Corp cap when he goes out.  He even wears the emblem, a small lapel pin, on his coat, when he goes to church.  This Thursday, November 10th my daddy will be 88 years old.  And the Marine Corp will be  236 years old.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  Here is a card for my daddy wishing him and the Marines a Happy Birthday and Veterans Day.

I used the Stand and Salute Cartridge for the three stars at the top.  The stars were inked in gold and a sparkled sticker star was placed in the meddle if each star.  The words were cut from Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.  I used paper from K&Company to create the card.  And here is the inside of the card.

The photo was taken in 2008 when I accompanied daddy and a large group of WWII Veterans to Washington DC on the Honor Flight.  This was truly one of the best days of my life.  Just to be in the presence of all of those men was a true honor.  

Another view of the inside of the card.

The work of art was done by a local artist, Dr. Don Stewart.  He did this to honor the US Marine Corp on their birthday last year.  He presented it to the Marines during their birthday party, at the US Marine Corp Museum.  You can see photos of the event HERE  The large drawing is made of many small drawings that tell the history of the Marine Corp.  Last year I gave my dad a signed print of this work for Christmas.  Don wrote, To Tommy Wilson,  Happy Birthday, and Thank You for your service".  

This week  Celebrate The Occasion is celebrating VETERANS DAY.  Please go over there are take and see the wonderful works of my fellow DT members.  You will want to visit their blogs and see all the great projects  they have created.  

But most of all, we would love for you to link your own project with Celebrate The Occasion.  You never know, you may be the next winner.

Semper Fi

Monday, November 7, 2011

For the Book Lover at Fantabulous Cricut

This is my first post as a member of the Fantabulous Cricut DT.  And oh how excited I am.  This week the challenge is FOR THE BOOK LOVER.  Well, that is me!!  I love to read and I love to teach reading.  Which is part of what I do everyday.  I teach kindergarten and have the pleasure of reading to children everyday.  It is so much fun to see their reaction to a book and hear their feedback.  Even though I have read some of the same books year after year to my classes, I still relish in the reading and their comments. And it is amazing how young children can gain so many different things from a story.  The children are like sponges and can't wait to be reading independently.

I love to give the children a book as part of their Christmas gift.. This year, instead of buying bookmarks for their books, I have made them.  Here are a few of the bookmarks.

Aren't they just so much fun.  These little bookmarks were cut with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.  I cut the snowflakes with the Winter Lace cartridge and attached them to the top of the bookmarks.  The little snowmen, I found at Hobby Lobby.  They are just perfect because they are so cute and shiny, and yet the back of them are flat.  This makes it perfect for them to be attached to the snowflake.  After adding the snowmen, I attached some little gems to the snowflakes for the bling!  

The little snowmen have a small gold thread attached to them.  So the children can hang their bookmarks on a Christmas tree as an ornament as well as use them in their books.  Pretty neat!  

You will want to go visit the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge and see the inspiration from the DT and visit their blogs and leave them some love.  And if you are a lover of books or know someone who is, then show us your creation by linking it up to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create!!  Thanks for dropping by. I hope you will visit often.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #58

This week we have another great challenge at Cooking With Cricut.  The challenge is to create a project  with your cricut using a clock, cookies or cookie monster.  How fun is that!!!

I made this card using the Sentimentals cartridge for the hands and the George and Basic Shapes cartridge for the stars.  The cookie sheet is a piece of silver cardstock from AC Specialty.  I just cut a rectangle shape that would hold the six stars and then scored the ends to fold up.  The stars are made with ivory and pink cardstock from Colorbok.  I inked the edges with bronze to make the cookies have a "baked" look to them.  I then used some white Martha Stewart glitter on the tops to create the sugar on the cookies.  The hands were made with paper from The Paper Studio.  All other paper, along with the chocolate chip cookie and the "Yum" stickers are also from The Paper Studio.  I found this paper stack this past summer at Hobby Lobby and fell in love with it.  I knew I would have many uses for it.  It has all kinds of cute designed paper and solids to match.  The stack included the cutest stickers and alphabet.  

Now for the inside of the card.

I used the other half of the chocolate chip cookie sticker and created the sentiment on the computer.  Isn't it the perfect sentiment for this card.  "A well balanced diet is a COOKIE in both hands".  I believe it!!  

Please hop over to Cooking With Cricut and see all the wonderful projects the Design Team has created.  And most of all we want you to link up your project to this weeks challenge.  Yum! Yum!