Saturday, May 28, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge #52

I saw this cute sketch on PKS blog and just had to give it a try. I hope you like my take on it.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

So Saturday Challenge

Here is my card. How do you like my burnt ROAR.   The letters look a bit singed.  This week challenge was to make something that wobbled, can shake or pop. I chose to use an action wobble. So I only have five of them and have been saving them to use for something special. After using one, I can say I really love them and would love to get more some day.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CCC # 75

This week's challenge was a masculine card with a wheel. My father-in-law loves to use a wheel barrow and has been known to be teased about his love of digging.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Window Spin Card for My Creative Time Challenge

Thank you to My Craft Spot for her great video on how to  make these spinning window  cards.  They are so easy, yet are so fun.  I made this for the challenge at My Creative Time.  It has been a long time since I have done one of her challenges and I really want to win her stamps. 

The challenge was to use Doodle Charms and to add something blue. The sea horses are from Doodle Charms and the scallop from Sweet Treats.  The card and window I made on my gypsy from George.

Monday, May 9, 2011

MPS NSD Challenge # 12

Can I just say. I love this plane puppy combo. I have made this for bigger cards, but this is my first time making it for a 3 x 3 card. Turned out cute. Love the face.

MPS NSD Challenge # 11

I needed one more Mother's Day card yesterday. So I made this one to fit the challenge for black, green and pink

MPS NSD Challenge # 10

Here is a 3 x 3 kitty card. Perfect when you need just a quick card.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

MPS NSD Challenge # 8

I love summer, so I couldn't resist this card of watermelon. I love eating watermelon and summer is my favorite time of the year. This card was for MPS Challenge # 8, summer themed card or layout.

The melon is cut from Simply Charmed, but the seeds are from Doodle Charms.

Well that is all for tonight.  Hopefully I can do a couple more of the challenges before Monday.

MPS NSD Challenge # 5

I have been wanting to try this basket from the Easter cartridge I borrowed from a friend. I am thinking I will have to use her cartridge more often.  I just love how the edges are scalloped.  Too bad my CDS is not working  (crashes each time I open it)  otherwise I would have made it bigger and since I don't own it, I couldn't use my gypsy to remove the handle.  Too bad Easter has past other wise I would be making them for my kids.

MPS NSD Challenge # 4

I am skipping # 3 for now and moving on to challenge #4 for MPS. Challenge is to make a Mother's Day card. This one is for my mother. It is the colors she likes. Hope she enjoys it. I think I will use this for future cards not that it is saved on my gypsy. Now just one more Mother's Day card to make for my MIL.

MPS NSD Challenge # 2

Here is the second card I made. I just love how it turned out. This challenge for MPS was to make a Man card with kraft colored paper. At first I was disappointed that  the sailboat was so small  (even though I cut it at 3 inches). Any way, not wanting to waste a good cut, I framed it and ended up very pleased with the result.

MPS NSD Challenge # 1

Tonight when I got home from I saw My Pink Stamper had lots of challenges for National Scrapbook Day. The first challenge was to do anything cupcake. I have had a busy last couple months and well instead of doing laundry I made this card and a few more. What a great night its been. Sentiment cut at 2 inches and cupcake at 3 inches. Both were from Once upon a time.

So Saturday Challenge # 9

This week Card Creations and More has a challenge on Embossing. I chose to do some embossed stars. This was for the final day of Teacher Appreciation week at our school. See my previous post for more info of what our Parents' Club did each day of the week for our wonderful teachers.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

2011 Teacher appreciations week had the Theme:  Our Teachers And Staff Are Our STARS!!!  (Successfully Teaching And Reaching Students) 

As the ACES Parents' Club we celebrate and thank not only our teachers during this week, but all the staff at the school.  This year due to budget cuts we had only 40 total staff and teachers. 

Monday started off the week of our theme, by putting up stars on each of the doors of the classrooms or the hallway for those who work in more than one classroom.  Each had their name and a picture.

Next we went to the Teachers Lounge and put decorations up on the doors, walls, ceiling and tables.  This was in preparation for The Awards Ceremony the next day.

Tuesday was a staff meeting.  What better time than some light snacks and awards.
Cheese and Cracker platters and sparkling cider on every table.

And what award ceremony would be complete without tuxedo strawberries.

Here is just one of the awards. It was so nice to see everyone giggle and comment on all the awards. I even heard a few comments that the awards were right on for describing the teachers. Afterward, I saw a few of the teachers even hung them up in their classrooms.

Wednesday was rather simple. We just left a starburst attached to a poem in everyone's boxes.

Each teacher and staff member on Thursday morning, received a "VIP Basket" filled with fun things ( 6 handmade cards, note pad, pencils, eraser, 30 stickers, a poem and a snicker doodle cookie).

Her is one of the cards someone made. There was a group who made the cards. I saw this one when I was getting every thing ready, and feel in love with it. The background was stamped with as stamp that says, " I would give up chocolate, but I am no quitter". Love it!!!

Remember this basket from a post a few post back.  Well this is what it was for.

And some more.
Lastly on Friday, I made these cards to go with our theme. Inside was a poem and a Visa Gift card from the Parents' Club

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CCC # 73

What beach would be complete without a beach ball. This is a shaped card I made with my gypsy using the Life's a Beach cartridge. I am going to add a label tag later. I am thinking this may be a great boy birthday card for one of the parties my son will soon attend, but it also could be used for a " Hope you have a ball" card too.

I hope you join us this week at CCC for a challenge of any card with a beach theme.