Monday, September 11, 2017

School is Cool at Miss Kate Cuttables

Hello Everyone,

I am preparing this post ahead of time just in case the power goes out with Hurricane Irma. As of right now, my daughter, my dog, and I are doing well. It is raining and getting windy, but we are safe with electricity. Hopefully everything will continue to be good. 

The new challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables starts tonight, and remember there is a free file every week! Hopefully you will be able to join us during the next two weeks with your own creation.

This Month's Challenge...
~ Back to School~

Here is my Design Team project...
I had another student send me a message on our hurricane day off that he was using the Achieve3000 computer program and he was Florida and Worldwide Leader.  I am so excited that I have students that care about their learning. Our school district issued a no homework policy for all elementary students this year, so any work the students do at home has to be optional or incomplete work they didn't finish in class. Makes me happy that some are going above and beyond! Those students will definitely make great gains. 

The happy book file is by Miss Kate Cuttables. The stamped sentiment is by Pink by Design and the Lori Whitlock box was cut with my Cameo.
Hope you will join us at Miss Kate Cuttables for the "Back to School" challenge. The other design team members are ready to support students, teachers, paraprofessionals, and even the bus drivers this school year. Be sure to check out ALL the variety! 

Stay Creative,

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Bushels of Apples

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am sitting in my craft room while the storm is beating down upon us, but I am staying busy while the power is still on. I was doing laundry and dishes earlier so nothing would be sitting around in case we don't have water later. The news just said millions of people in the south are without electricity and we still have many hours before it is close to north central Florida. I am not worried about flooding, just trees/branches falling since we have so many big and beautiful old trees. Our power lines are above ground in our neighborhood, so the risk is higher. I will keep you posted as long as I can! Stay safe my fellow Floridian crafty friends! 

I decided to track down some current challenges and came up with a card perfect for the upcoming season. Fall is my favorite season not just because it's my birthday, but the weather cools off.

I used the following sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

The apple basket is from Too Cute by Jessica (she is going out of business, so her files are really cheap if you need any). The stamped sentiment is by Bug Bites. All the stitched dies are by My Favorite Things.

Other Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and checking in on me! I appreciate all your thoughts during this time. 
Take Care,

Friday, September 8, 2017

Way to Go!

Hello Crafty Friends,

As Hurricane Irma gets closer to the Florida penisula and our school district is closed for a long weeknd so the shelters can open, I am home hoping for the best. I have been watching the news every day this week and paying very close attention to the predicted paths since there is a good chance the storm could pass right over us as a Category 3 or 4. My husband has been scheduled to work at one of the shelters, so we can only hope nothing major happens.

Onto a more upbeat is my day to share at Miss Kate Cuttables

 Here is my Design Team project...
My class started using a computer program by Achieve3000. I have a few students that are already excelling and earning LOTS of points. Yesterday one of my students earned "World Leader" and the day before that he was "Florida Leader", so I made him a surprise postcard.

I think this smiling tablet by Miss Kate Cuttables will be a perfect reward. It was SUPER easy to make, so I may create some more since I am going to be home for a few days.

The stamped sentiment is a combination of two clear acrylic stamps. The top one is Scripty Sayings by Lawn Fawn and the bottom one is by Scrappy Moms Stamps.
Be sure to stop by Miss Kate Cuttables for your every week.

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mermaid Birthday Wishes at Paper Play Sketches

Happy Wednesday,
We have an early release today, which means students get out of school two hours early. They leave early so we can have professional development. Today our focus is going to be on Math and Science. We have all new district staff, new curriculum maps, new there has been a lot of change to adjust to. It sure is taking a toll on everyone.

Today is also Paper Play Sketches day. I have not been able to participate too much lately and Janis has been very understanding. Thanks Janis!

This Week's Challenge...

Here is my Design Team project...
Another birthday card for a cute little girl. 

I cut this darling mermaid on my Cameo. 

I added some clear Wink of Stella to her tail and bow. The blue gems are by Eyelet Outlet and Brads
Now, I hope you will  join us this week for the Paper Play Sketches challenge. Be sure to visit the other Design Team members to see how they used the sketch.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

New Paper Die Cuts at Miss Kate Cuttables

Hello Everyone,

Thank for stopping by today. This is a special post for Miss Kate Cuttables because the Design Team has been asked to use these new paper die cuts. They are FABULOUS! You get a pack of various diecuts ~ all by theme. No need to print or cut yourself. How easy it that. The most difficult part is choosing which ones you want.

I chose the Baby Girl Paper Die Cuts. You can make a bunch of cards and/or layouts with this one package. I have a couple more laying on my desk ready to be adhered together. I wanted to get these done because we have a baby shower at school on Thursday for a 3rd grade teacher.

I had a few of these MFT die cuts in pile on my desk, so it was meant to be. I just added the stamped sentiment from my stash.

Another pink one! I used foam dots to add dimension to all the pieces.

Hope you will check out all the paper die cuts at Miss Kate Cuttables. They are perfect when you need a last minute card, you are in a hurry, or you want to make a bunch.

Stay Creative,

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Masculine Birthday Greetings

Happy Saturday!
Although school just started two weeks ago, I am glad it is the weekend. I need to get quite a few things accomplished and need the long days to plan some productive lessons for the many low students I have this year. Also, my son's brithday was yesterday and I am looking forward to having a birthday meal with him (his choice is Red Robin so far ~ Yum!).

Here is my Design Team project (actually two)...
I was asked to make a hunting/camo card and a fishing card by another co-worker.  

I used the MKC Gone Fishing Title and Fishing Pole file for the second card.

Be sure to stop by Miss Kate Cuttables for your every week.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend,

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Birthday Celebration at Die Cuttin' Divas

I hope  everyone is doing well. LOTS going on here! My daughter moved back to the college dorm this past weekend, went on a field trip yesterday with my class, took the dog to the vet since her surgical spot looked terrible, and we made reservations for summer vacation next year (my son and his girlfriend are going with us this time). PHEW! And it is only Tuesday.

Today brings a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Diva.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Birthday Celebration ~

Here is my Design Team project...
A co-worker asked me to make a birthday card for her 1 year old grand-daughter.

The flying unicorn file is by Miss Kate Cuttables. The scalloped frame and stitched rectangle mats are by My Favorite Things. The scalloped circle is by My Craft Spot.
I hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Birthday Celebrationchallenge. Be sure to check out the other design team projects.

Stay Creative,