Friday, September 21, 2012

"Boo"tiful Candle Holder

This week's challenge at  the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog is to make/decorate a 3-D object--a candle!  I decided to make my son's teacher a Halloween candle holder.

I got this candle holder and pumpkin pie scented votives at the dollar store and used "Ribbons and Rosettes" and "Doodle Charms" Cricut cartridges to decorated it!  Then I used a Peachy Keen "Cornies" face and a sentiment from Pink by Designs' "Simply Everything" set.

I cut an extra oval and shadow for the spiders face and popped it up with a foam square, then inked the whole thing a little bit with a white chalk pad.  Then I thought he should have a "cutesy" face because it's for a First Grade teacher.  I used a little twine from We R Memory Keepers and some bling.

A close-up of the sentiment.  I put it on a treat bag cut from "Doodle Charms."  The little spider looks like he's holding it--ready to go trick-or-treating!

Here's the back.  I wanted you to be able to see the borders that I used--the spider and web and the stars.  Then I cut a few stars and stuck them on the candle holder with Glue Dots.  And of course, more bling!  A little more twine around the bottom, and it's finished!  Ready to take to school soon!

Check out The Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog.  Their current challenge can be found here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Special Teacher Card

Here's a card I made for my son's 1st grade teacher and for the Peachy Keen Challenge #35: Just Cards: Teacher theme.  You can find the challenge here.

I used Bazzill cardstock and various patterned papers from my scrap stash.  (I think the school-theme paper came from Michael's.)  I cut the little boy and the sentiment label with the Cricut Lite "Playtime" cartridge.  I hand wrote the sentiment with a pun I made up myself (haha).  I hid the little boy's face with my Gypsy and stamped him a Peachy Keen face from their "Wide-Eyed Kids Face Assortment."  Then I added a little doodling to his cheeks and clothes.  He has a "Z" on his shirt for school spirit.

Here's a picture of the card open.  I adhered the mints to the back of the card and used my 2 1/2" circle punch from Stampin' Up! to make a little window for the mint container to peek through.  That way the teacher gets a little treat, and it serves as an element on the card.

Hope you like today's project!  Go check out the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog to enter your teacher-themed card, and Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"You're Wonderful" Bookmarks

I had a little "scrapportunity" this morning to work on some little gifties for my kids' Wednesday night teachers at church.  We are starting a new "year," and they have new teachers so I wanted to do a little something to thank them for their service and encourage them (the first night is usually kinda hectic!).

I love a challenge, and this week at the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, they are having a color challenge!  I love to use patterned paper, and I usually just pick one out and select solid paper to match it.  So I do find myself challenged when faced with only a few solid colors.  But I really liked these.  If you do, play along!  You can find the link here.


I cut my butterflies with the "Straight from the Nest" cartridge (at 3") with Bazzill paper, and I used a cute face from "The Cornies Face Assortment" by Peachy Keen Stamps.  Then I added some doodling with my white Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and my black Zig pen.

I cut a 7" strip from green cardstock and folded it in half for the body of the bookmark.

It had to have some sort of sentiment, so I used this one from Pink by Design's "Our Kids" set; and the hearts are from Joy's Life "Lots of Pun" set.  My kids love these sweet ladies, and I'm so glad they want to work with the kiddos and give them some love!

Hope you like this project--it was super simple.  I may have to make a few more for the other helpers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

More Clothes Organization

If you know me very well at all, you would laugh to think I was offering organization advice of any kind, much less in two posts in a row!

But since I made my son some tags in this post, I had to make some for my 11 year-old daughter.  They are to help with picking out their clothes for school.  On Sunday evenings, we will pick out their clothes for each day of the week and put the corresponding tag on the hanger.  Then each morning should go smoother when they are getting ready for school.  (Hopefully, right?)

I used Bazzill cardstock and an American Girl paper stack from Michael's.  I cut the tags out with the Cricut Cupcake Lite cartridge (at 4" and 4 1/2" since there aren't shadows on this cartridge) and the days of the week and their backgrounds with the Cricut Chore Chart Lite cartrige (set at 2").  I also added some Prima flowers with Paper Studio brads, and We R Memory Keepers large eyelets with ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  Then I added a little faux stitching with my white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and some Stampin' Up! markers.

Close-ups of a couple of my favorites!  I had to do each day's tag a little differently for variety.

Hope you like these tags; DD loves them and can't wait to pick out her clothes for this school week!  She even thinks the two year-old needs some.  I'm not sure about that--I usually dress her after we drop the others off at school.  I have plenty of time to wake up and think about what each of us wears for the day, lol!

I'm entering this project in a new challenge.  It's the first one for the Cut It Up Challenge Blog!  It's based on using die cutting machines for creating, and the challenge this time is "anything goes."  Perfect for my tags! You can find the challenge here.  Go over and check it out and enter something--you have until Sept. 19th!  Good Luck!

Monday, September 3, 2012

What to wear??

Hi everybody!  Do you have this problem, too?  We wake up late, I try to get my 6 year-old "up and at 'em," and he is cranky and doesn't want to wear what I throw at him.  We try to pick out clothes the night before, but often don't stick with that system past Tuesday!  Well, hopefully this will solve it.  I've had a project in my head for a while, and this morning I finally made some tags for the week days.  I'll help my son pick out his clothes on Sunday evening and hang the tags on them.  Then he will just grab that day's clothes and get ready!

I used plenty of Cricut cartridges on this project:  George and Basic Shapes for the tags, Chore Chart Lite for the days of the week and the backgrounds for them, and Playtime Lite for the boys.

I hid their original faces and gave them some cute personality with my Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids Assortment.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Tuesday is one of my favorites.  Even though he won't be able to wear a Super Hero cape to school, it still looked like fun!

And isn't everybody always glad when it's finally Friday?  So I had to put the little boy with a flag on this one!

I'm entering this project in Peachy Keen's Challenge # 33: Anything Goes!  You can find that link here.  These tags would have been half as cute without those cute little faces!  Visit them and try "peachifying" something for the challenge.  And if you do, good luck with your project!