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Monday, November 5, 2012

Post Card Swap and Pinterest Birthday Card

I got to do a little crafting today and I am so excited about how they turned out. Just wanted to share! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Harvest Pound Cake

I found some really cute little mini bundt pans at Homegoods (my all time favorite store) on the same day I found this recipe on Pinterest. I decided it must be a sign from Heaven that I was supposed to make this cake! Yesterday I cranked out 8 of these little beauties and sent them out to the neighbors. They are AMAZING! So moist, and yummy, and Autumn-y :). The caramel topping is divine. The only change I made to the recipe was to add 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of cloves.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Scrapbook page

I cannot believe my little lady is already in first grade! Time goes by so quickly :( Thankfully I am learning that each and every day is a precious gift and should never be taken for granted. I am learning to "let-go" of things that used to stress me out. My house does not have to be in perfect condition anymore before I give myself permission to doing something I enjoy. Life is not meant to be a big guilt trip. I have learned to prioritize. People are more important than pots and pans. Anyhoo-I love these pictures of my baby. Makenna was so excited to go to "big kid school" (aka, full day school ). She looked so cute in her new uniforms and was very happy to get to carry her new backpack. I love her enthusiasm-that million watt smile gets me every time- and I am so thankful for the blessing of all my children. Paper and stickers by October Afternoon. Die-Cuts, Cricut-Plantin Schoolbook.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cute treat bag!

Tonight I made this cute treat bag with my Cricut Artiste cartridge and a CTMH stamp set. I am a coffee lover, and have lots of friends who enjoy it as well. I am going to put a clear bag of flavored coffee beans inside this adorable little bag and send it along with some homemade cookies to my fellow coffee fiends!I think they'll love it!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wooo Pig Sooie!

Hubs is an Arkansas Razorback fan. I never should have let him on Pinterest. He saw one of these and was about to order one, until he found out that they run anywhere from $55-$80! I made this one for $25 (he already had the license plate) and I think it's pretty dang cute!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Card for Teacher

Teaching is a tough gig! I know this from 13 years of full-time elementary classroom experience. Makenna goes to a great school and her teacher is doing one heck of a job, so I made this card to attach to a home-baked treat we will be sending in to her this week. I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge for the pocket and insert, a Jenny Bowlin bingo card, and various school themed stamped images and buttons in my stash ( I have almost as much school themed scrapbook stuff as I do Christmas and Halloween!). Hope you enjoy! Hug a teacher and spoil them when you can!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fall Inspired Craftiness

Makenna started first grade a few weeks ago. Now she is gone ALL day! Kinda happy-she loves school and being around other kids, and it gives me more time to do my college course work and get crafty. Kinda sad-my baby is gone for 7 hours a day, and it's really super quiet around here! Well, except for my sweet husband being home all day with me (but he doesn't talk that much :). He got laid off in April and is still looking for work, but we are praying for something to open up soon and enjoying the time together that we haven't had for a long, long time. Anyhow, with my spare time I finally got to get crafty with my Cricut and the new Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge. I love ALL of my Cricut cartridges, but I have to say that the Close to My Heart cartridges are far and away the best bang for your buck. So extremely versatile! Here are a few examples of what I have been working on. Have a great day, y'all!

Pinterest Project

I discovered Pinterest around 4 months ago, and I am completely hooked! My favorite boards to pin from are the Food, Crafts, Fitness and Home Decor. I probably should spend way more time on the fitness part than the food part. Anyway, I am probably a little late jumping on the burlap wreath bandwagon, but once I got wind of them, I knew it would be the perfect fall decor project. I love how it came out. I sprayed the final product with Copper Glimmer Mist to give it just a little shimmer. I think the burlap roses came out cute, and I used bottle caps with some scrapbook paper centers for those. We have had a really hot summer here in Colorado, and I am SO ready for fall! I am breaking out the fall decor on September 1st, come hell or high water! Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 9, 2012