Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Whirlwind has subsided

The last few weeks have been so hectic. The kiddos had there last day of school this past Wednesday. So now the entertainment by this summer's host (me) will begin. Yesterday the in-laws arrived and the house has never been cleaner-LOL! Of course as I am cleaning and packing up some packages I want to mail and my right side (tummy area) starts hurting. It gets progressively worse and worse to where I can hardly stand up. I'm thinking I do not have time for appendicitis as I am frantically cleaning. Finally my hubby tells me to lay down, which I did for a whole 20 minutes. Then I was fine. I had been raking through some gravel trying to smooth and even it out yesterday and I must of pulled a muscle that has never been pulled before or that I knew even existed. That or it was mind over matter and I was getting appendicitis and I told my appendix that I didn't have time for it to be removed right now-Ha Ha! I can get that done after my inlaws leave. I'll have more time then -LOL!

So I have lots to show everyone today. Lots of teacher gifts I made for myself and friends, my DT stuff for Basic Grey Challenges and My Sketch World, and invites for my daughters summer birthday.

So first are the teacher gifts I made.

A fun memo board that I altered, that is by Kaiser Crafts. I also used this for this weeks doodling challenge at Basic Grey Challenges.

Card folder on the left. Of course I used the template from The Cutting Cafe. On the right is a index card "thingy" by Martha Stewart. It has index cards you can write on and tear out. It was plain green and I added the papers to match the card folder. I also bought these 2 metal clips and altered them too.

These are a couple divider boxes (from The Cutting Cafe) that I made with a set of 5 matching cards. Very fun and bright!!

This is another divider box with a set of owl cards that I made using the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. The box was full of little desk supplies like clips, brads, jumbo paper clips, post-it notes, and magnets that I had decorated with owls.

This was a set of cards I made. I used a monogram for the card to personalize it. The monograms are from, you guessed it, The Cutting Cafe.

Now onto the invitations for my daughters 4th birthday this summer. She wanted an "A,B,C" party. I'm thinking what am I going to make and do for that. Then I realized her most favorite book in the world (next to all her dinosaur books) is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, the ultimate A,B,C book. It has bright colors and coconut trees, so I will be ordering a lot of tropical themed items from Oriental Trading soon. The card is obviously based on the book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

So the tree and the square with the dots cut out were designed by me using Inkscape and SCAL for the Cricut. The coconuts and the letters were also cut out using SCAL. The coconuts were cut on some fun crushed velvet cardstock by Doodlebug. I had to use the deep cut blade to cut them out.

My Team B card creation this month for My Sketch World I made this fun and colorful card. Awesome sketch to work with Lucy!

The one last card that I made a while back. I don't think I posted it on my blog yet. But I had made it for the April Spring Crop at My Sketch World. I think I would like to have what's on it right now. Wait, it's 7:30AM, I guess I'll fill it up with coffee instead. Maybe for dinner tonight...LOL!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! Remember those that have served our country!


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya Kristen

I do hope you feel better soon and let the in-laws look after you while they are visiting !!

You have been very busy and I love everything you have made, its all so bright and colourful. I love Caden's birthday invite - so fantastic and clever. I hope she has a fantastic party !

Take care of yourself and let me know how you get on with that pain of yours.


Jo x

Regina Easter said...

oh my word, everything is awesome....hugs

Scrapjo said...

These projects are so cute :D

Elise said...

Wow! You are a busy girl! My goodness, that's a whole lotta output! Great job!

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lauren said...

OMG! wouldja LOOK at alllllllll those amazing projects! i especially love those cute shaped owl cards--SO FABULOUS!

Heidi Van Laar said...

What wonderful creations! I love those owl cards!