Friday, May 21, 2010

Cards for Sale!

Alright! I finally got my act together and I have 5 sets of cards ready to sell! All proceeds go to the Relay For Life team, Thundering Herd, and their fundraising efforts! These sets have 5 cards with envelopes and are $7 each. (If you live outside of the Omaha area, I will let you know how much shipping is and get you a total later.) Most are blank inside or have a coordinating piece of paper inside. The exception is the birthday cards, and I took a picture of one inside. If you see a style you like but want different colors, let me know! I will be making more of the birthday sets in the next few days, as well as getting some sets of "blank inside" cards done. Leave me a comment or send me an email if you'd like to purchase any of these sets or have special requests! Thank you for your support of the American Cancer Society!!




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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Relay For Life

Hello all! My sister is on a team again this year for Relay For Life. Her team is having an Open House Fundraiser on May 22nd. If you are here in the Omaha area, stop by and check it out. I will be putting some cards up on this blog for purchase soon so even if you aren't in the area, you can still help my sister's team via mail!

Team Thundering Herd
Open House
Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 – 2:00
Lied Activity Center - 2700 Arboretum Dr., Bellevue

Join Team Thundering Herd at its first annual open house fundraiser.
The following vendors will be present to share with you their product and help raise money for the American Cancer Society:

Pampered Chef
Entertaining at Home
Premier Jewelry
Dog, Cat & Bird Treats & Toys
Breast Cancer & Lung Cancer Awareness T-Shirts
Creative Memories
Miche Purses
Uppercase Living
Tastefully Simple
Handmade Greeting Cards
Baked Goods
Homemade Tamales
Mary Kay

Relay for Life / American Cancer Society Booth

Free Face Painting for Kids

Door Prize Drawing Every Half Hour!

*A portion of all proceeds go to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

For more information or to make a donation to Relay for Life please contact Shannon Gier at 490-2010 or

Monday, May 3, 2010

All done!

For the first time, I was able to do ALL of the challenges My Pink Stamper put up for National Scrapbook Day! Yay! It was a lot of fun and got me really excited about crafting again. Now if I can just get organized enough to get those blasted scrapbooks caught up! Wish me luck! :)

Hey Dad

This challenge was fun too. I love making cards with glitter, flowers, hearts and more. Not very manly, that's for sure!! This was out of my norm, but it works!! I'll have to make this an ongoing challenge!!

Love my Color

This one I put off til very last. I wasn't sure about it. Almost didn't do it. But I did and I LOVE IT!!! I picked the paper, embossed some of it and put it all together. Then I decided it needed some embellishment. I just happened to have these flowers that were the same color! They were in one of those random mixes of flowers, a package I hadn't even opened yet! Meant to be!! :)

Take Shape

I'm glad I was talking to my mom about this challenge. I never even thought to use my Gypsy to weld 2 shapes together to form a card! I was a little bit off, but I kind of like the slight blue border on the one side! I welded the 'It's A Girl" to the duck, so it was a cut out as one thing.

The stamp on the inside says "Yeah, baby!"


I love this one! It was quick and easy, and it let me use another one of my new $1 stamp sets from Michael's! The outside says "See you later alligator..."

Inside says "After a while crocodile!"

May Day

This one ended up being TWO cards. Sometimes I am really horrible at spatial relationships! (Ok, quite often I am! :)) But two cards for the brainpower of one works for me!!! I used a blacked-out flower from Walk in my Garden, in several sizes, then tacked them together in alternating colors. Put a stem on the back side and a 'skittle' embellishment on the center!

The inside I just used the 2 smaller flowers I had cut, and used Stickles glitter for the center. The stamp says "A friendship grows forever" for the stem of the flower.

Colors of the Rainbow

This challenge was fun, tho was nothing like I had thought I would do initially. I used my Creative Memories circle punches and went to town with 5 of the 6 colors in the rainbow, then mounted them on paper for the 6th color. The phrases were done on my computer a long time ago and all the papers were from my scraps pile!

Mother dear

This one was definitely an experiment. I cut out the card and realized I had a big heart-shaped hole there! I tried a few things and ended up liking this 2 sided paper. So I tacked it onto the backside and loved how it looked on the inside. But I didn't like the way it looked on the backside! So I remembered I had a heart (that made the heart-shaped hole!) and just tacked it on there to lessen the yellow glare. The heart on the front had 2 slits in it, so I ran ribbon thru and tacked it down. Took a lot longer than I expected but I like how it turned out!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cake Walk

I am on the PTO baking committee and one of the things we do is provide the treats for the carnival cake walk. We made a bunch of cookies, some brownies and these 3 cakes. When I was at my friend's doing the guitars for the birthday cake, we also cut out these shapes I think they turned out super cute!

On a side note: either the canned frosting I used or the sun on the cakes that afternoon turned all the fondant shapes white again!! You could still see them, but they didn't stand out as much as they were supposed to! :(

Birthday Fun

So this wasn't for the challenges but it was a lot of fun! For my son's birthday, he wanted Guitar Hero. My friend just got the Cricut Cake machine, so we got together to cut out some fondant to use. The brown didn't look quite right, so we added a bit of black and stopped kneading when we realized it was looking like woodgrain! I love how they turned out!! And I love any excuse to get together with a friend to be crafty!! Thanks, Melissa!! :)

Here's a close up so you can see the woodgrain look a little better:

His favorite team is the Nebraska Cornhuskers, so for the goodie bags, he picked red paper for me to cut out the guitars with. Tacked them down, filled them up and we were done! No more paying for cheap-o goody bags!!

Think outside the box

This challenge was good for me too! I am all about slap it on and call it good. I have pop dots and I LOVE how they make the finished product look. But I RARELY think to use them! I love my super quick Glue Glider Pro so I just get carried away and everything is very 1-dimensional! So THIS time, I remembered my pop dots!! I love how it turned out!! (Now I gotta get it off in the mail for my rock star co-worker! We won't tell him the guitar is from Hannah Montana! :))

I Like you the least

This challenge was definitely a challenge! I actually looked at the cartridge and thought "I don't want to use this one!" But I did and now I don't know why I never wanted to use this cartridge! It is from Zoobaloo and I think I've only used it once. I like the font, I like the animals but it never jumps out at me when I'm trying to decide what to do. We used the card feature (which for some reason I never noticed was available on many of my cartridges!) and picked the hippo since I just found super cute hippo clear stamps at Michael's for $1.

The print is kind of small inside, but it says "Big birthday wishes!"

Getting Scrappy!

This one was very timely. I am reorganizing and was noticing what I already knew: I have a whole lotta paper and a whole lotta scraps!! (not to mention pieces I cut out for other projects that ended up not needing!) It was so fun and quick and EASY to throw them all together into a card! I'm gonna have to do this more often!!

Teacher Appreciation

For this challenge we had to do something a little different. My daughter wanted to help with another challenge so she said she really appreciates her best friend and wanted to make her a card. It is a flat card, embossed with the Cuttlebug and "friends" from the Cricut, then embellished with stickers she picked out!

(Our school does Teacher Appreciation week in April, so I just finished making SEVEN posters for them! I also did the new signs for the school carnival. Since I did them previously, they did not count for today's challenges... But here is a slideshow of what I did! :))

Kids Craft, too!

Ok, this challenge was a lot of fun. My almost 8-year old loves to make things, so this was an easy one for me to do! She will be baptized at the end of the month, so we used this "Bare Book" and decorated it for her to keep as a journal of this wonderful occasion.

She picked the colors. She used her CuttleKids alphabet and fairy and even used my Stickles to add the sparkles. She was so excited about this!

The book came from here, and has blank pages inside.

Here we go!

Ok, so May 1st was National Scrapbook Day! I follow this fun blog and she does lots of challenges with great giveaways every year. I jumped in on the fun today! Enjoy!!