Monday, February 28, 2011

Create a Cupcake II

As I mentioned in my last post, I got new stamps! Thanks again, Jan! My new Create a Cupcake stamp set from Stampin' Up! is now officially one of my favorites. I made the cards below for two little cuties I know... Lily is turning 2 and Nathaniel is turning 1. Happy Birthday, Lily and Nathaniel! I think they turned out pretty cute, don't you? Happy crafting!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Create a Cupcake

YAY! New stamps! I received the new Create a Cupcake stamp set from Stampin' Up! for my birthday from the boyfriend's mom, Jan. Thank you, Jan! As you can see, I'm really excited! This stamp set is absolute perfect... I can make adult cards and kid cards all with the same stamp set. And! I can finally retire the one "happy birthday" stamp I do own which looks like a kid wrote it in crayon. The card below is my first experiment. I created this one for my dad. Happy Birthday, Dad! It very appropriately says "It's not about how many candles you blow out but how many cupcakes you get!". Needless to say, I made this card for the older men in my life. :D Happy crafting!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day III

It's finally Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's Day to my very special valentine, Daniel. I love you lots! As I said before, I have the day off (YAY!) and I plan to spend every moment possible with my absolutely awesome and superbly sweet boyfriend. Normally we only get to spend weekends (late Friday through early Sunday) together, so a Monday off is a real treat! In the plans for today: straberries dipped in chocolate. Below is my Valentine's Day card for this year which I made using one of the heart stamps from my Simply Said stamp set from Stampin' Up!. Also pictured is a matching milk carton filled with goodies. I love that an absurd amount of chocolate is totally okay on Valentine's Day! I also love (as I mentioned before) that on this day each year it is totally okay for me to want to cuddle and say "I love you" every moment of the day! Yay for oversharing love! Happy Valentine's Day and happy crafting!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Day II

Below is my Valentine's Day card from last year. I was really into using torn paper (who am I kidding? I still am!). Anyway, I used one of the stamps from my A Little Bit of Happiness stamp set from Stampin' Up! (see my Thanksgiving II post for a card made with another stamp from the same stamp set). I love how lovey dovey everything and everyone is around Valentine's Day... It makes me seem a bit more normally for just a couple weeks! Happy Valentine's Day and happy crafting!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's Day I

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I can't wait to spend my day off (YES! I totally get the day off!) with my super sweet valentine. I'm thinking strawberries dipped in chocolate (my favorite) and pajamas all day (my other favorite)! Below is my Valentine's Day card from two years ago. I used my Cricut to cut the heart-like flower. And I will admit, this card is probably one of my favorites... simple and sweet. Happy Valentine's Day and happy crafting!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Student Sticks

Okay. So I don't know what most teachers would call them, but I FINALLY made student sticks. My definition of student sticks: sticks in a can used by a teacher to call randomly on students, preferrably those not paying attention or participating. I decorated my can (which previously housed artichoke hearts, yum) with black grosgrain ribbon. I had to make it cute somehow! Anyway, I had avoided making them all year thinking it was too elementary, but it made a world of difference today in class! It forced me to call on the students I KNOW don't have the answer, which I definitely did not do before. Below is a really bad picture, but you get the idea. Happy crafting!