Sunday, September 30, 2012

Happy Birthday in Advance!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Hope this post finds you well! School in session means very limited time, but for the first time since I've started teaching 4 years ago, I am trying to achieve balance during the school year, which means I'm allowing myself time to do the things I love amidst the tons of essays to grade and lessons to plan.

I like to keep a couple of birthday cards in my greeting card stockpile so that I will be prepared for various birthdays when they arrive, and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #30 - Birthday Celebration inspired me to make a new card to add to my inventory.

My sister has already lay claim to the card for her birthday, but I'm not so sure that I want her to have seen her birthday card before she actually receives it. :)


  • Cricut Simply Charmed (fashioned on my Gypsy) If you do this, before you weld the 2 cakes together, don't forget to flip the image so that the 2 sides align when folded.
  • cuddlebug embossing folder for the candles
  • white gelly roll for faux stitching 
  • Peachy Keen Faces (PK 112 - Cherub Face Assortment)
  • Scrappy Moms Sentiments
  • Assorted yellow ribbon

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

<3, Katie

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Best Witches!

Hi Everyone!

Wow! It's been awhile; even though I was on summer vacation for awhile, I was very busy finishing my Master's thesis in English, and so even though I did make a bunch of greeting cards for people along the way, I didn't find time to blog about them. I wanted to get at least one blog in before I go back to teaching my high schoolers tomorrow! :)

This project is definitely blog worthy, and I will be submitting it to both Peachy Keen Stamps Blog Challenge 33 and Kraft Girls Challenge: Anything Goes. I got this cute little greeting idea from Emma over at My Creative Time who just came out with a new Halloween sentiment stamp "Best Witches." I ran with it and came up with this adorable (AND CHEAP!) way to adorn a table or mantle.

Recipe for the Brew:

  • Peachy Keen Happy Lashes for my cute, little witch's face on top
  • Peachy Keen Princess Faces for my cute, little witch's face on the bottom
  • Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up - witch dolls
  • Cricut Storybook - Lettering 
  • Toilet paper rolls covered in paper and cut in half as the letter bases
  • Paper box wrapped in scrap fabric
  • Green ribbon from Costco
  • Twine around each little witch's hat
  • My own blush from my makeup for their little cheeks
  • Little mini silver canisters from a wedding favor pack that I found at Marshall's for the bases on the bottom

Happy Early Halloween, everyone! FYI, I will be selecting a random winner to win this cute decorative greeting along with a Christmas themed one when I reach 50 followers!!!!! :)

<3, Katie A.