Saturday, June 20, 2009

Monkey Business

I have had this Sock Monkey set (from Stampin' Up) for a year and I haven't used it. These are the first cards I made using this set. I found the pattern paper (that is used on the edge) at a bargin store. I thought it would help get me started. There was a lot of cutting and paper piecing involved in these cards. They would be a little difficult to mass produce. The background was embossed using the heart cuddlebug folder. TFL!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer Thank you

Here are the summer thank you gifts I sent my classroom parent helpers this year. I took a little sand pail and shovel set that I found at the Target dollar spot and filled them with some popsicle cards I made on the Cricut machine using the Doodlebug cartridge (oh, and I added some pixie sticks, too!) This way the parent helper got the cards and the kids got the shovel and pail.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Eskimo Pie!

Nothing says summer like an ice cream treat! Last year I used this pattern to make orange popsicles, this is just a little twist using the same pattern and the same stamp set (Tart and Tangy from Stampin' Up). There are so many possibilities with this card idea (just change the color cardstock and ribbon). Don't forget the scallop punch to take a "bite" out of your treat!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Here is a card for an upcoming summer theme class. This cute little frog is made with Stampin' Up punches and the set Unfrogettable. The base card is brilliant blue cardstock. The next layer is bashful blue (and is embossed with a Cuddlebug embossing folder). The dragonfly is colored in with Twinkling H2O's and covered with clear glitter glue. I used a white gel pen for the border around the card and the eyes.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Good-bye First Grade

Well, I guess it is now official - I received a letter from administration with my new assignment for the fall. I will be teaching third grade next year. I am actually excited (now that the shock has worn off!). I am a little nervous, but looking forward to the challenge (and being able to work with older students). Here are the good-bye gifts I made for the first grade teachers I worked with the last two years. These containers are old (or recycled tennis ball containers from a teacher at the high school). I decorated the outside and filled the containers with school items such as pencils, paper clips, post it notes and erasers. I also made some "friend" ones for some other teachers.

Friday, June 12, 2009

And Many Mower!

Well, I am enjoying summer! School is done, I am almost packed and ready for my new school (and new grade!). I am going to put school on hold for a little bit and concentrate on my stamping. I have two orders to work on and a stamping class in Ludington to prepare for. I made these cards for card class last month for a masculine theme. This set is called And Many Mower (Stampin' Up) and is only available until the end of the month.

Create from a Kit

  I'm always on the look out for these kind of cards.  They are so easy to create from.  By using a few tools and supplies from your sta...