Sunday, July 11, 2010


Wow, so much time has passed so quickly and I haven't even posted any of my Projects for the past two months. Hopefully you have all been too busy to check on my blog too! So, here are some projects I've managed to get done and get pictures of...
  • A mini purse from Cricut  Forever Young. I turned it about a quarter turn in DS and got it a bit larger on a 12by paper. Threw on some leftover tags laying around from the teachers gifts, and Viola! Cute for a 10minute project. One discovery here was that the sides of the purses do not go all the way up and little things are prone to fall out! The paper is a DCWV paper stack, Nanas Garden, I believe, and the ribbon is stash with some CTMH twine to tie the tag to the bow. I did not get a picture of the cute pillow box I tucked inside. It was from the Stampin Up Sizzix Die, and fit some rolled up money perfectly. All tied with ribbon of course. :)
  • Some quickie end of the year gifts for all the girls teachers. I used the Sizzix Bigz Die, matchbox, from Stampin up and just love it!! I could put two Giarhdeli chocolates (from the big bag) in each. I also found a trick online that gets the most from your paper. Use one 12X12 and cut at 6.5 down to 5.5in  then turn a quarter turn and repeat all the way around. You will get 4 6.5X5.5 pieces and a small square from the middle. I mixed and matched a few papers from a DCWV stack. Used the mini tag set and punch from Stampin Up, ribbon from a stash and some CTMH twine. Another helpful hint...I roll the twine between my fingers opposite the direction it is wound to separate it into individual strands. It goes a long way and looks more in scale with the tiny tags.
  • And this is where I realize I didn't get pics of my girls Birthday cards! Well I will get them. I didn't get any pictures from my girls cakes either as they were finished last minute as usual and they were nothing worth showing. LOL Hopefully I can play with my Cricut cake some more really soon and show something fabulous.
  •  OK one last thing....some yummy pancakes. The girls actually eat a mix of Hodgsen Mills Buckwheat pancakes and Bisquick. I add a bit of special pure vanilla extract and top with some strawberries crushed and heated with real maple syrup. Not too bad for you? :) We are so happy to be eating a great variety of fresh fruits and veggies from a local farm that participates in the CSA farm share program. We purchased a half share which means we pick up our share of the farms produce every two weeks. We've been happy to get enough to eat a enough to freeze for later too. *I promise to work on my photography skills too. :)

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