Monday, September 27, 2010

Niece's Birthday Party Invites

Here are the invitations I made for my niece's 14th birthday party.

Cricut Cartridges: 3 Birds on Parade, Create a Critter

The invitation size is a little smaller than 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches (fits in a greeting card envelope). I used Microsoft Word to type the party details and add the black and polkadot orange borders. I thought burning the edges with a lighter would give it a nice "campfirey" touch. (If not the look at least the smell.) I then cut the campfire at 2 1/2 inches and the marshmallow at 1 1/2 inches. I pop dotted the campfire, but attached the marsmallow on a stick flat on the paper.

Hope you enjoy! Have a great day!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

I miss him

It's been 2 weeks since Lane's little body was warm and huggable, but almost three since I saw his cute little smile and got slobbery kisses on my cheeks and he would was yelling at me to turn his TV on at 7 in the morning on a Sunday. Most days have been good days, but I've been trying to focus on the "positive things". No more loading and unloading of him and his chair for doctor's visits, therapy visits, and anything else that came up. More more nurses and DME and home health coming in and out. A lot less thought goes into going anywhere, I don't have to think about is the place we're going wheelchair accessible, did I remember the extra vent battery. Doing homework, he was so stubborn. But I miss it all, I miss the weekly trips to Norman for therapy, I miss fighting with him over homework, I miss the nurses, the doctors, the sound of his vent (especially when he would make it high pressure for attention). I miss the clicking of his wheelchair joystick. I still don't believe I'll never hear it again. His memories are everywhere which make it hard to avoid it. When we went clothes shopping for the funeral we went to the Target that I took him school shopping at and we kept running into people that knew him. Jaden's soccer practice, Lane used to drive circles around all the parents at practice and chase some of the scared little one's around. His/Jaden's school, he had just started his fourth year there, so hard to think he won't finish. We ate at Texas Roadhouse on Sunday and all I could think about was how he would have us crack open peanuts for him and would only accept the one's that stayed whole and then he would line them up in size order. I try to stay out of his room, I won't take his last can of trash out and can't even think about his last load of laundry. I even miss the worry, about his health, how he was doing in school, organizing appointments, is the nurse going to show up today...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day Card

Here is a card I was working on for my mom.

Items used:

Cricut cartridges: Walk In My Garden, Gypsy Font

Cuddlebug: Swiss Dots

Paper: Creative Memories cardstock

The flowers are cut at 1" and 2", the word MOM is cut at 1".

Card using Scraps

Here is a card I made using scraps left over from a scrapbook page.

Items used:

Paper: My Mind's Eye, Creative Memories cardstock

Cricut: Create a Critter

Punch: EK Success Beach Edger

The sun was cut at 3 inches and the phrase was cut at 2 inches.
Have a great day!

Masculine Birthday Card

My brother in-laws thirtieth birthday party was this weekend and here is what I came up with...

Men's cards are not easy!

Items used:

Cricut Cartridges: Batman, Printing Press

Cuddlebug Folder: Diamond

Paper: Creative Memories cardstock (I couldn't find a patterned paper to match, so I made my own using pens and a ruler for the Happy Birthday)

The splat is cut at 2 1/2 inches, the Happy Birthday is cut at 1 inch using the character shadow feature, thirty is cut at 1 1/2 inch using the character shadow feature. The red strip measure 1 1/2 inch by 5 1/4 inches.

Have a great day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Cards

I have been so busy playing catch up since we got back home from Lane's Make A Wish trip to Disney World. I was finally able to put together some cards for teacher appreciation week that is being celebrated this week at my kids' school. The inside of the card is able to hold a gift card.



Items used:

Cricut Cartridges: Create A Critter, George and Basic Shapes, and Plantin Schoolbook

Cuddlebug folder: Swiss dots

Paper: Creative Memories cardstock, imaginisce Twitterpatted, DCWV the Grade School stack

The word "thanks" is cut at 1 inch, the zebra is cut at 2 1/2 inches, the apple and hedgehog are cut at 2 inches. The inner circle is cut a 3 1/4", the outer circle is cut at 3 3/4".
Have a great day!