Friday, August 16, 2013

My Number Munchers Gang!

Hello crafters! Hope everyone has been having a great week. Summer vacation for me is coming to a close and I'll be heading back to school next week. Time to get back into the mind set of lesson planning, and getting up at 5am! lol. When it's time to go back, I usually like to do something for the gals on my team to welcome everybody back. I had been planning on making some "Number Munchers" for myself to use with my kiddos for math and then decided to make one for each girl on my team. So, I went to Dollar Tree and found these little plastic garbage cans. I used some googly eyes, lace and trim, and some curly ribbon to make the hair. I found some self stick foam numbers from Michaels and added those as well. You can do lots of math practice with these munchers, for example, show a number and have the student feed that many items/counters/manipulatives to the muncher.  For addition practice, you can tell your students the muncher is only eating sums to 8 today, etc. Can't wait to bring these guys to school next week! :)

CardzTV Go-To Galz Linky Party Challenge- Pop It Up or Make it Wiggle!

Hello crafters! Here is my submission for the CardzTV Linky Party Challenge- Pop it Up or Make it Wiggle! It is a birthday easel card, using the Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge. Aren't those critter friends super cute?! I popped up both the elephant and the bird with pop dots as well as the clouds. I used various patterned papers and embellishments from my stash, the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder for the clouds and a Fiskars border punch. I just love the images from Create a Critter and Create a Critter 2 cartridges..2 of my favorites! Good luck to everyone participating in the's so much fun to see everyone's creations!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Beary Sweet!

Hello crafters! This cute little bear comes from the one of my all time favorite Cricut cartridges, "Teddy Bear Parade". I am entering her in the CardzTV challenge, "Seeing Red". I used some Martha Stewart patterned paper, as well as some other paper and embellishments from my stash. The greeting comes from the Scrappy Mom's stamp set, "Bear Necessities". She was so much fun to put together and decorate! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

CardzTV Challenge/Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

Hello crafters! Here is my submission for the CardzTV, "Sew Much Fun" challenge and Penny's Paper Crafty challenge. I used the Cricut Lite cartridge "Love You a Latte" to make this card as well as the Martha Stewart Essentials paper pad. I did some faux stitching around the front of the card as well as on the the tea cup. I used some pink ribbon, attached a bow on the top and used a Scrappy Mom's stamp from the "Sweet Somethings" set.