Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October Cricut Circle Blog Challenge

I found these pictures of my DDs first craft projects.  The pics are about 10 years old  but they certainly fit the theme of this month's contest.  Sometimes you just need to let pictures sit until the right reason comes along for scrapbooking.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Red Ribbon Parade

This is the journal box for my Red Ribbon Parade page.  I think it sums up I, a teacher and a servant of God am called to do.  I really wanted to go to the Houston Circle Meet-up but one simple question changed my plans.

You never the choices God will asked you to make. This year’s Red Ribbon Parade was the same day as my much anticipated Houston Cricut Meet-up. I had everything packed and ready to go when one of my special needs students asked me if I was going to the parade because he wanted to walk in the parade with me like he did last year. Well needless to say I went to the parade and my special needs student was able to walk in the parade instead of watching his classmates walk. I know God is beside me and will take care of my needs.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thank you card

A very dear friend gave me "All Mixed-Up", just for the heck of it.  I used it to make her a "thank you" card.  I chose the fall colors to celebrate the fall season and so I could enter in the week's Circle Blog Challenge.   I used "All Mixed-Up" and "Celebrations" for the card.  To add texture to the orange panel I used my Fiskars texture template.  I don't have a cuttlebug so I had to get creative to add texture to texture to my project.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Album Covers

I am teaching DD2 photography.  I loaned her my old Canon SLR (film type).  I am using my Canon Digital SLR.  I downloaded a 12 photography lesson program from 2 Peas in a Bucket a couple of years ago.  I downloaded the photography lessons but didn't have time to complete the lessons.  Now that DD2 wants to learn to use a "real" camera  I have a perfect method to teach her how to use a camera while learning a few things myself.
I am also teaching DD1some basketball fundamentals.  Basketball try-outs will be happening in a couple of weeks and DD1 needs some coaching so she will be ready for try-outs. 

I decided to make mini albums for our photography and basketball adventures.  The albums are standard white cardstock.  I used 3 Birds for the basketball player and Every Day Paper Dolls fro the photographers.  I used a variety of fonts fro the titles.  I will use metal binder rings to for the binding when we have finished our "camp".

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Haunted Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! If you're here for the Haunted Halloween Blog Hop you're in the right place! But if you just found us hop on over to the Cricut Confessions ( to get started.

I used Happy Hauntings for the lettering and French Manor for the door.  The "door" is actually the armoire.  I used the "hide" feature on the Gypsy to delete some of the cuts then squared-off the sides to make a door shape.  I used Cricut markers to create the door framing.  I printed the party information on my printer then cut and glued  the text box behind the door.  The bat and witch's hat are stickers from my stash.

You should have arrived at my blog from and you are going to  Leave a comment and ONE lucky person will win a grab bag of crafting materials just for visiting my blog.  Winner will be drawn Tuesday Oct. 12 then notified by email.

Here is a list of the sites in today's Blog Hop. - YOU are HERE

Have fun and enjoy our Halloween Blog Hop!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sneak Peek (30 Day Challenge)

This is a sneak peek of my project for the "Halloween Blog Hop" starting Saturday morning.

My Tags for the Christmas Tag Swap (30 Day Challenge)

These are two of the five tags I am sending out for the Tag Swap.  I made a couple of extra tags as samples/practice.  I really enjoyed the project. 

30 Day Challenge

I am determined to catch up on my 30 Days of Creativity challenge.  I finished 3 projects today one was start to finish the other two were cuts that needed to be glued.

This is my start to finish project.  My brother took my DDs to the Valentine Father-Daugther Dance.  It meant so much to my girls to be able to go to the dance.  I am a single mom with 10 years of "experience" so this was a very special evening for my girls (my girls carry a wallet sized picture with them.  My brother had a great time too.  I (we) are so lucky to have him.