Monday, August 30, 2010

Vote for a Great Cause!

I am loving this whole Pepsi project to give money to tons of great non-profits trying to get help! Check out this amazing little girl & vote for her project HERE. Also, get entered for a great giveaway at the same time.

Hugs- Kelly

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

This month's challenge is a brown bag challenge! Use a simple brown paper bag in your crafting project. I often use lunchbags for projects, so I was so excited about this and had so many ideas I couldn't keep them straight! Finally, today a new idea came to me & I had to do it.

I used my Cricut to cut a door hanger (black) I than cut another one smaller in Harvest Gold and just cut the top off to use as a layer. I stamped the Harvest Gold layer with the Alphabet background from School Time in Pure Poppy. I than attached the gold layer and stamped "lunch money" with Outlines Alphabet in Fresh Snow.
For my pocket, I cut the lunchbag to a single piece of 4x4 and scored 3 sides at 1/2 inch, folded and attached along the 3 edges to make a pocket.
I used the Fillable Frames #7 frame stamp and die and Simple Alphabet to stamp my daughter's name. The top circle and apple are from the School Time set as well, and I just stamped on Chartreause cardstock and used a circle punch to punch out. A little Harvest Gold ribbon is added on top.
Now, I can just put this on the door whenever my daughter needs to bring in lunch money for school or a special field trip! (By the way- she loves it!) :)
Thanks for stopping- I can't wait to see all the great projects for this fun challenge!
Hugs- Kelly

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Challenge Me Monday #23: Lake Girls

I don't know if I forgot about the great challenges at the Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Blog or if I just haven't visited in awhile, but I had to finish this weeks challenge when I saw someone post about it today.

This weeks challenge was: The Great Outdoors. I've been very un-scrappy this summer- or just uncreative period. It's been such a crazy summer getting ready for all 3 kids to head off to school for the first time.

My youngest, Lucas, is developmentally disabled and is headed to kindergarten this year. It's been a big challenge dealing with all the issues that come up sending a young, special needs kid to school. He'll be attending a different school than his brother did & his sister does. So, i'll have 2 elementary kids at different schools, plus my oldest at Jr.High.

Anyway, for obvious reasons I've been a little preoccupied this summer and haven't crafted nearly as much as usual or as needed for my sanity :)

So, here's my challenge project:
The coloring's a bit off due to a late-night photo shoot :), but the papers are Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel line, the main polka dot paper for the background is yellow.
I used my Gypsy to put together my layout before doing all the cutting, so I used a few different cartridges. Grafically Speaking was used for the notebook edge largest circle as well as the plain circles. Life is a Beach for the wave border. The Girls is from the Farm Life cartridge. After cutting everything, I inked all the edges of my cuts with the Papertrey Ink tea duo inks.

Thanks for stopping! Off to view everyone elses amazing projects for this challenge!

Hugs- Kelly