Thursday, December 27, 2012

And the Next Birthday is...

For the newest member to the 4th grade team. His actual birthday is the day after Christmas so I had to make it a little early. Luckily, we got called into a math meeting and I used it as an opportunity to sing him happy birthday with everyone around. Some members of the team weren't happy that they had to come down 3 flights for a fake meeting but once they saw the Krispy Kreme doughnuts, all was forgiven. (Krispy Kreme can calm even the wildest beast...LOL).

Anyways, our newest member LOVES coffee and so I thought it fitting to make a coffee inspired card. So, out comes Cafe Ian, first time a color him in. Then I needed to see about making the rest of the card. I didn't have a die for the coffee cup and didn't even think about using my Cricut. Instead, I just eyeballed the cup. I think it came out pretty darn cool. I even made a doily like the ones they put under a tea cup.

I think it came cute AND masculine. Hope you enjoy :)

Some More Commissioned Cards

My partner at work had 2 special occasions and needed cards for them. So, she came to me!! I was more than happy to make them for her. She had a wedding that she was going to and it also happened to be her parent's anniversary. I tried really hard to come up with simple and yet elegant cards. I wasn't sure what the favorite color was for either couple so I had the "wing" it. I think they came out great!!

My 1st Commissioned Card!!

One of my co-workers saw the shadow box card I made for another co-worker and ordered a card for her twin sister. YAY!! An. Actual. Paying. Customer. WOOT WOOT!!

I asked her for her twins' favorite color and then I just had to make it. Luckily, they are identical twins so I picked out a stamp that looked most like them. Then I just had fun decorating.

I ended up making 2 cards because it didn't seem right to make a card for 1 twin and not the other. She LOVED it!! I am actually thinking about starting an Etsy store where I can sell them. (Gotta make some extra scrappy money somehow...LOL).

Anyways, I hope you enjoy :)

Halloween Goodies

I was looking through Pinterest, I'm TOTALLY obsessed, when I came across "Ghost Poop". I thought it was soooooooo stinkin' cute that I HAD to make it. I ended up making 88 of them!! I made some for my 44 students plus 18 for each of the boys' classes and extra for my co-workers. I also made a "creepy" wrapper for a box of chocolates for each of their teachers.

Hope you enjoy :)

Birthday Cakes

Yup, you read right. I took the cake decorating classes at Michael's with my niece a while ago. So, every once in a while I make some cakes. I don't do it often because the cakes are VERY time consuming. These are the cakes for some very special friends at work. I think they came out great. Hope you enjoy :)

BTW, I hand made the Pandora bag. I wanted an actual bag for the top of the cake but they didn't have the right size. Soooo, what was I going to do without it? Then, while i was sleeping, it came to me... make the bag!! I cut out the bag using the Cricut along with the letters. It was a bit tedious but I was really impressed with how it came out. I should have totally kept it... Darn... Hehehe.

Birthday Cards for Co-Workers

A new school year has started and so I need to start making cards for everyone. I am hoping to make the cards with plenty of advance notice but... I'm not sure if that is going to be possible. It's a busy time of year and now I have the boys In a different school. That just makes things a little harder.

Anyways, here are the first birthday cards of the year.