Sunday, February 27, 2011
Today, I attended my husband's cousin's bridal shower. So of course, I had to make a card. It's been way too long since the last card I made and as always, I had to use my Cricut. The sketch is from this week's CPS Sketch challenge and I chose the colour scheme from the bridal shower invitation. A friend at work gave me a bunch of miss-matched envelopes from a card store where she works on weekends, so I decided to make a bigger, more standard greeting card. It measures about 7 1/4" by 5". I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, ribbon from Michael's, a couple of Prima flowers and design paper from Die Cuts With a View.
And by the way, I am celebrating my 5-year blogoversary on my other blog Toronto Teacher Mom with a $50 Amazon gift certificate giveaway. It's open to Canada and the U.S. and I would love for you to be a part of it. Check it out!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Last Thursday, it was my 33rd birthday. It also happened to be the birthday of my teaching partner's daughter. And can I tell you what a day it was! I share my office with the vocal music teacher as well as ma partenaire. The music teacher was so sweet to buy me freshly baked zeppole di San Giuseppe. There were so delicious! They look like the ones I found on pictured in The Swan Cake with a recipe in Italian. I could translate it for you but to save time, I found a similar recipe for zeppole di San Giuseppe here. To continue, my French partenaire bought a cake to share with the staff who all sung Happy Birthday, as did my grade 7 class and my grade 4 class. To top it off, she also ordered a beautiful flower arrangements to be delivered to the school! What a doll! Anyway, she asked if I could make a card for her daughter's birthday and how could I say no? I wanted to make a couple from which she could choose her favourite but I didn't have much time. So I made this butterfly birthday card. The butterfly is from the Cricut Stamping cartridge cut at about 4" and the sentiment is from the same cart, cut at about 3" (sorry, my memory is failing me. I blame my age.) I used both the regular cut and the shadow feature. The design paper is from Super Slab by Rob and Bob Studio (Provocraft) and the adhesive gems are from the dollar store.
And I should add that my husband also bought me flowers and cooked dinner and was just plain awesome. I felt so special!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Patches of Pink is celebrating her blogoversary. To commemorate the occasion, she is giving away a Cricut Create a Critter cartridge. If you don't have this cart yet, you should. The images are so cute and you can do a lot with the other accessories and features. Just browse through Jalisa's blog and you'll come across several layouts and cards she has made using the Create a Critter cartridge. I only have about three Create a Critter creations posted so far. But it really is such a fun cart. So what are you waiting for? Head over to Patches of Pink and enter today. The contest is open to both US and Canada and closes on February 28. Good luck!