Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thankful Thursday St. Patty's Blog Hop

Hi Everybody!

Welcome to St. Patty's Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team! Hopefully you just came from the talented Cheryl over at If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny at so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any awesome projects. :)

Here's the hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Jenny ~
Sharon ~
Heather ~
Bobbi ~
Leah ~
Lola ~
Cheryl ~
Sandra ~

So, for this blog hop, I had originally planned on making a wreath, but I couldn't find a styrofoam wreath shape to start with in my town so I will have to pick one up next time I get to a JoAnn's or Michaels and I will still try to make one and post it later. Anyway, I had to come up with a different project. I decided to make a shirt for my 11 year old son to wear to school on St. Patrick's Day.

My husband has Irish background in his family so my kids love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and make kind of a big deal out of it. I realized that I don't have a cricut cartridge with a shamrock on it so I printed one out from the internet and used it as a pattern to cut the shamrock out of my iron-on fabric. I then colored the shamrock with markers. I also typed out the word "Lucky" in a paint program, printed it out on paper and used the paper letters as a pattern to cut out the letters from the iron on fabric. I also colored the letters black.

I then ironed it onto the t-shirt I bought for my son. Here are the pictures I took.

After I finished it, he told me he wanted me to add "I'm Irish" to it. I guess we'll see if I can get that added to the bottom before he wears it to school. :)

Here is a close-up of the t-shirt......

I hope you like my project. :)

The prize for this blog hop is a $15 gift voucher to

Now head back over to Jenny's blog at and at least leave a comment, but we'd also love to see you all come up with a project to link up also.

Thank you for joining us for our design team blog hop and stop back real soon!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Birthday Card ~ Stacy

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share a new style of card I made for a friend's birthday this month. I found this shadow box card on I thought it was cool and I wanted to give it a try. I think it turned out pretty cute and Stacy seemed to really like it.

Don't pay any attention to my cat behind the card in the above picture. He wouldn't move out of the way while I took the pictures. :)

I just kept it simple yet feminine for her.

That's all for today. Thank you for stopping by and stop back real soon. February 23rd is our next Thankful Thursday Design Team Blog Hop and I'm pretty sure it will be a blast. :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! My husband and I had an overnight getaway just the two of us this last weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day. With four kids, we don't get away very often so it was really fun!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you some Valentine's Day projects that I made with the help of my 11 year old. First off are his Valentine's that we made for his class.

We got this idea from my Thankful Thursday Design Team buddy, Cheryl at Cards by CG. Thanks Cheryl for the great idea! My son had a lot of fun making these and his classmates thought they were pretty awesome.

Ben did a pretty good job making these. He was better at putting them together than I was. :)

Next, I made these cute little lip balm holders for Ben's female teachers. I think they turned out pretty cute. I love using the animal print paper. I think it's my favorite.

Here is a view from the side. You can see the tube of lip balm in this view.

This was the first year that my son was allowed to decorate his own Valentine's holder and then they were judged on them. I can't remember where I found this idea, but I saw it and just had to use this idea.

It's a kleenex box covered with my animal print paper, white card stock for the teeth and an egg carton for the eyes. I glued googly eyes to the egg carton pieces and then used my cricut to cut out his name for the back. Below is the back view.

My son has one male teacher and I didn't think he'd want a pink lip balm so I just put together a treat bag for him with Hershey's Hugs and Kisses and I made a topper for it. This is one side of the topper.

And here is the other side of the topper. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Not girly and suitable for a guy.

And lastly, here is the Valentine's Day card I made my husband. Also, not too girly. :)

Well, that is all I have to share with you today. I know that was a lot, but I was anxious to share all my Valentine's Projects with you now that everything has been passed out to the appropriate recipients. Thanks for stopping by and stop back real soon. Leave me a comment if you like.