Sunday, August 31, 2008
5 Day Challenge - Day 2

Todays project for the 5 day challenge is pretty simple, but at least it is something. I had a late start to the day and needed to grocery shop before I did anything. Then it was lunch time and hubby and I watched a movie. My daughter had her bathing suit on at 6 am this morning and wanted to go to the pool today so we went in the late afternoon and then it was time to cook dinner. So I was lucky to even get to this today. Happy

This is a picture from the end of last school year. The apple is a cricut cut out with the teachers name and year done in letter stickers. I printed "kindergarten" on white paper and put it behind a green slide and added a small apple on a pop dot.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008
5 Day Challenge - Day 1

It's late in the evening, but I finished my project for day 1 of the 5 day challenge. I made some treat boxes for my daughter to take to school on Tuesday for her birthday. This is the first time I have done this little triangle box. Because I had to do so many and they are for 1st graders I figured I would keep them very simple. They are filled with Hershey Kisses.

I used white cardstock and some colored cardstock from the bold brights SU family along with matching SU ink. The cupcake image is from the Michaels clear $1 stamp sets. I have tons of these and this is the first time I have used one. The scallop circle is an SU punch and the star background stamp I used I think is now a retired SU set.

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Friday, August 29, 2008
5 Day Challenge

I need to find a way to get back in my crafting room and really enjoy myself. I was inspired by Dawn's 5 day challenge and I feel I might just get some of my mojo back.

So tomorrow will be day one. I have no idea what I am going to make (card, scrapbook page, alter something..... who knows), but I am going to make something!


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Birthday Cards

Birthday Balloon
Wednesday was my birthday. Here are some beautiful cards I received from friends. Be sure to check out their blogs.
Thank You

From Martha

From Dawn

From Michelle

From Elisabeth


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Saturday, August 23, 2008
Party Time!!

Party TimeMy daughters 6th birthday is coming up and we are having a bowling party at the bowling ally. These are the invitations I made for the kids. (I 'whited out' some of the details, hence the odd blank spots).


I found a clip art picture online of a pin and did some adjusting to the size in a print shop program. The invites are the size of a business envelope. Then I typed the information over the resized clip art picture and deleted the clip art before printing on cardstock. Next I printed the clip art picture and cut it out to make a template to trace over the text I had printed. I had to do it this way because the clip art was not just an outline picture. It had weird shading and the red strips on it and I wanted them to print solid white on the CS. I used a marker for the red rings and then glued the pins on black paper and trimmed around the pin.

I printed some envelopes from the computer as well with a cupcake next to Camerons return address and a some colorful pins and bowling ball in one of the corners. I was pleased with the end results of these and can't wait for party day!!

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Great Deal!

Last weekend I had gone to Michaels to browse and came across some halloween items. I saw the little take out boxes first and saw a standard Michaels price sign that said 1 (and then the cent sign). I don't think I have ever seen price sign at Michaels that had the cent sign on it. They had thanks giving boxes that were exactly the same only with turkeys on them and they were 1.00 each. So I thought the penny price was odd. Perplexed Anyhow, I checked the bar code numbers to make sure the ones on the boxes matched the ones on the sign and sure enough they did. Then I saw the paper bags which had a sign, but it looked as though someone ripped the price part from the sign.

So I grabbed all the penny boxes and all the white paper bags and headed to the register. I asked the lady if she could tell me how much the bags were. They rang up a penny. She asked me if I got them from the clearance section and I said no, the halloween stuff. So then she rang up the boxes and they too were a penny. She called for a manager and told her they were ringing up a penny. The manager said, "we can't sell something for a penny". I told her there was no price on the bags, but there IS a penny price on the boxes. So after some investigating by the manager and another employee, the manager said to give them to me for that price and then they are pulling them off the shelf. TeethyI don't know what I am going to do with them, but for a penny how could I pass it up?

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Thursday, August 14, 2008
Appreciate It

Thanks for the comments and emails in regards to post the other day. I appreciate the kind thoughts.

I have done a little playing in my craft room and hope to continue with it this weekend. I have to make invitations for my daughters birthday party and I am really excited to do that. Maybe that will keep my energy and ambition up to get some more scrapbook pages done. I need to start thinking about Christmas cards as well.

I also hope to get around to viewing blogs this weekend. I didn't get to that last weekend as I hoped.

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Recent Birthday Cards

(Sorry for the glare on the cow from my flash) This card is for a 2 year old who loves cows.
I made this card using a 3D cow sticker and chick from Sandylion Essentials. I cut the sun, sign, grass and balloons using various cricut cartridges. I covered the balloons in Stickles and used embroidery thread for the strings. I sponged Bashful Blue for the sky using a circle scallop punch for a template to make the clouds.

I made this card for my friend Dawn for her birthday.

Paper: Green Gable, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White CS, Pattern Paper from DCWV
Stamp: Changito B-Day from Stampendous
Other: Dots embossing folder for Cuttlebug, Misc. Ribbon, Turquoise Button, Stickles


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Quick Projects

In an attempt to get myself back into some paper crafting, I grabbed some scrap paper and tried my hand at these 2 projects.

This little candy purse is real quick and easy to do. You fill it with small candies (this one has Skittles). The ribbon on this looks blue on my screen, but it is certainly celery green from SU.

Paper: Old Olive CS, Summer Picnic DSP, Real Red & Whisper White CS
Stamps: Tart & Tangy
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
SU Products: Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Clear Envelope, Certainly Celery Ribbon
Other: Small hole punch from ribbon, Skittles candy

This next little bit of a project it a paper strawberry box. I followed a template to cut the strawberry and the leaf. You could fit one or two Hershey kisses in this one. If I were going to make them to give to someone I would make the template a little bigger and fill them with more candies. The box is closed using the ribbon and then threaded through the leaf and tied off.
I used paper and ribbon from a stash of scraps I had.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008
I'm Going To Try

Although the little voice in my head tells me to go in my craft room and DO SOMETHING, my heart has just not been in it. Frown My heart has not been up to a lot of things these past several months. It is a very frustrating feeling for those of you who have never experienced such a battle within yourself. For those who have had such experience, I am sure you know exactly what I am talking about.

I am really going to try and get something made this weekend. I have been wanting to do a candy purse and some more layouts. We will see what happens. No matter what I will get around to blog visiting by the end of the weekend. I am way behind on seeing all the goodies that I am sure you all have been busy making!

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Hi! I'm Melissia. I am a wife of 9 years, a mother of 6.5 years and a program assistant for almost 2 years. I enjoy paper crafting and doing various other crafts. I also enjoy reading, blurfing, brain games and spending time with my daughter.