It’s A Beautiful Wonderful Day~

Especially when you spend it with good friends and Teresa Collins!

And that’s just what I did back in early March at the Scrapdoodles Retreat.

Several of us took Teresa’s Memory Tray class and it was fantastic!!

My memory tray~

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She taught us to use her new stencils, modeling paste and especially the Ebosser.

And one or two of us might have taken one home.

Okay, all of us. He he.

A close up~

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If you ever have the opportunity to attend a class with Teresa I would strongly encourage you to.

She is fantastic at not only showing you, but motivating you to document your life your way.

And she makes pretty stuff!

I used~

Teresa Collins Daily Stories Collection including Paper, Brads, Chipboard, Die Cuts and Sequins
Teresa Collins Basically Essentials Stencils, Modeling Paste, Ebosser, Canvas, Transparency, Tags
Daiquiri Thickers

i love you more~

I don’t know about you, but this Spring has kept our family busy.

And by that I mean BUSY!! as in a game every night.

So, imagine my excitement when the kids and hubby’s Spring Break rolled around.

I just knew I would be crafting my nights away.

However, I spent the first two nights simply sitting at my desk trying to figure out what to do and where to start.

Ever have times like that? Not fun.

But, then my Cricut Circle Message Board friend, Narelle, decided to have a Pinterest Party!!

All of the sudden I had a purpose and direction!! Woo hoo!!

I picked this pin by Melinda Spinks of The Scrap Farm.

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I simply adore how she assembled that heart with buttons, flair badges, flowers and quilled paper. Swoon!

My layout~

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I made my heart using various buttons, brads, rubber charms, little flyers and paper hearts all layered on top of a heart image from the Cricut Celebrations cartridge.

My heart~

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My title is based on the i love you more cut image by The Idea Room in the Cricut Design Space Make It Now project gallery.

My title~

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Since Hartly is constantly telling me I love you at the most random times these days, I thought it went well with the heart.

And goodness knows I love this child.

I hope you’ll join in Narelle’s Pinterest Party.

Especially if you’re needing a little inspiration or help to get busy crafting.

I used~

October Afternoon Sidewalks Hide & Seek, Red Rover and 8×8 Paper Pad, Buttons, Little Flyers, Sidewalks, Hometown & 5 & Dime Rubber Charms, Midway Brads
American Crafts Love Roller Stamp
Cricut Celebrations for the Hearts, Circle and a Computer Font

Mom, Let’s Take A Selfie.~

That’s not what you expect to hear coming from your four-year old.

But, it was a good idea.

So, we did.

My layout~

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I used this month’s DCWV Stack-a-Holic Challenge sketch for my layout.

Since The La Boutique Vintage Stack is full of camera prints, I used it and the matching Vintage Collector embellishments line.

Close ups~

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Who knows what this child will come up with next?

But, I for one can’t wait.

I used~

DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack from Hobby Lobby
DCWV Vintage Collector Charms & Brads, Adhesive Labels, Acetate Overlay Hearts, Chipboard Stickers and Cardstock Stickers
October Afternoon Date Stamp
Miss Kate Cuttables Oh Snap Speech Bubble cut at 2.28″

Hoppity Hop Hop~

Here comes Peter Cottontail.

Hopping down the bunny trail.

Easter’s on its way. He he.

My Bunny~

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I love this bunny from the SVG Cuts Bunny Hop Set.

So, much that I spent much of yesterday afternoon trying to make him.

I wanted him to be sturdy and to have a well-loved stuffed animal look, so I used paper from DCWV’s The Chalk Fun Stack.

Since the paper has a special coating on it, I found my hot glue gun worked best at gluing all the parts together.

It also allowed me to work a bit quicker than waiting for liquid glue to dry.

And that’s always a plus.

Did I mention that he can be filled with yummy Easter treats?

Ready to be stuffed~

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I’m thinking that he might just need a friend or two to keep him company.

So, I’d better hop right to it. He he.

I used~

DCWV The Chalk Fun Stack from Hobby Lobby
SVG Cuts Bunny Hop Set

Call Me Anytime~

Once again the fabulous ladies over on the Cricut Circle Message Board have inspired and challenged me.

This time with a Book Box and Stick Pin swap.

The idea was to decorate a small book box from Hobby Lobby for your partner and create 10 stick pins as well.

My partner, the wonderful Jenny Dennis, gave me free rein in the theme of her box. Oh boy!

After finding the most adorable Bead Landing telephone pendant my theme was set…Call Me Anytime.

My book box~

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I used Teresa Collins’ Summer Stories collection which just so happened to feature telephones as well.

But, my absolute favorite piece of the collection was the Make Every Day The Best Day journal card.

It pretty much reminds me of Jenny and her happy, positive energy.

She’s just that kind of girl!

The inside~

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My pins~

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To see how I made my stick pins, please click here.

I wanted to keep my pins safe in the box during travel, so I made envelopes~

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Just when I thought I was done, I decided I needed a card to complete my project.

The image of the lady holding the phone from the Cricut Suburbia cartridge was simply perfect.

My card~

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In case, you were wondering her name is Judy although I think Ethel would suit her better. He he.

Want to see what Jenny sent me?

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Isn’t absolutely fabulous?

I used~

Teresa Collins Summer Stories Collection including Damask, Ephemera and Stripes Paper, Chipboard Elements and Decorative Buttons
Hobby Lobby Paper Mache Book Box, DCWV Gems, Studio Calico Sequins, Ribbon, Twine, Bead Landing Pendants, Bead Landing & Blue Moon Beads, Glossy Accents and Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber
Suburbia for the Judy Image cut at 5.75″
Cricut Make It Now Cookie Wrapper cut at 4″

I {Moust}ache~

Say thanks.

Silly, I know.

I won’t even tell you the reaction I got from my kids and hubby when I showed it to them.

Think blank stares and eye rolls.

But, it did give me the opportunity to use the cute mustache print paper found in DCWV’s La Boutique Vintage Stack from Hobby Lobby. He he.

My card~

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The inside~

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This stack is quickly making it’s way into my Top 5 Favorites.

And the reason I’m saying thanks~

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One of my friends got me this hysterical stamp.

I love it and it makes me giggle every time I read it.

Thanks Jenny!!

I used~

DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack, DCWV Vintage Collector Alphabet Stickers & Chipboard Pop Ups
Cricut’s Moustaches & Glasses Digital Cartridge, Cricut Explore
Studio Calico Thanks Stamp, Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots and Sara Stamp

One Fish, Two Fish~

You know all the many, many wonderful characters that Dr. Seuss created?

There are so many!! I bet you could name at least ten right off the top of your head.

But, my littlest simply wanted to be Two Green Fish for Dress Like A Dr. Seuss Character Day at Nursery School. Sigh.

There was no persuading her to be Cindy Lou, Thing One or Thing Two or even one of the dogs from Go Dog Go.

Her mind was made up.

So, what’s a mom to do?

Make her her very own One Fish, Two Fish t-shirt~

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I imported a Dr. Seuss graphic into my Silhouette software, did a simple trace and offset and then printed on Avery Light Fabric Transfer paper.

I cut the image out using the normal Silhouette cardstock cutting settings .

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A quick use of the iron and my fish were set.

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With a little begging and pleading I was allowed to add an additional fish to the back.

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So, I quickly repeated my steps to get this guy added before she changed her mind.

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One thing to keep in mind is that your image will be opposite of how you print it, so if you have letters or numbers remember to flip them before printing.

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With her One Fish, Two Fish t-shirt, her hair in two braids and her galoshes on off she went to enjoy Dress Like A Dr. Seuss Character Day.

And I do believe she did.

I used~
Avery Fabric Transfer for Light Fabric & Ink Jet Printers
Dr Seuss graphics, Silhouette