Saturday, March 30, 2013

Seeds to Flowers

Hello Crafty Friends,
Happy Spring!
 The weather is absolutely beautiful today, which means this project is perfect for sharing and growing.
My class began a new Science unit on Life Cycles just before Spring Break and when we return we will continue another week with the plant life cycle before learning about animal life cycle the following week.  What better way to learn than by watching your own plant grow.
I made this treat bag for each student. It is a mixture of Wildflower seeds. 
 I found this small box at Walmart and was worried it wouldn't fill enough bags. To my surprise I have plenty left. I could actually make another class set.
Here is my assembly line of materials
Flowers are mixed and matched. The tag was adhered to plastic bag with a glue square and I used a glue stick for the flowers. 
Green scraps were cut into strips and then fed thru a crimper to make the grass.
Future Bouquet of Wildflowers
White card stock
Spellbinders ~ Big Scalloped Ovals
pink, yellow, and orange flowers ~ Michaels
Seeds poem found on-line
ColorBox ink ~ Tropical colors
Wildflower seed mix ~ Walmart
small jewelry bags ~ Hobby Lobby 
Be sure to enter the 1,000 Followers Giveaway!
Stay Creative,

Friday, March 29, 2013

Here Comes Peter Cottontail and a Giveaway

Hello Crafty Friends,
Happy Friday!
It is the end of the week, which means Spring Break is almost over. Unfortunately, I did not get much crafting done during my time off, but my living room and dining room have been redecorated. A huge wall mirror was removed, the wall was repainted, new curtains hung, and an area carpet was replaced. Oh yeah...and a new chocolate brown (YES, my favorite color) leather couch and recliner have been ordered. All in all, Spring Break was quite productive!
Friday also means...
It's time for a new challenge at Little Scrap Pieces.
The Challenge...Use a Bunny.
Loving the swirls on the white bunny.
Hoping you have a Happy Easter!
Heidi Grace papers
white card stock
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge ~ frame
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge ~ bunny
Holiday Cakes Cricut cartridge ~ sentiment
coral ribbon
green button
white embroidery floss
wiggly eye
Don't forget to enter the 1,000 Followers Giveaway! Carri and I are celebrating and want to share with you!

Hope you will join us at Little Scrap Pieces this week for our bunny challenge. Can't wait to see your project.
Stay Creative,

Thursday, March 28, 2013

1,000 Follower Giveaway

Hello Crafty Friends,
What does 1,000 mean to you?
Do you think of money? How about the number of texts you send every month? Maybe the number of crafty projects you have made? 1,000 means something different to me!
Can you believe I have almost reached that milestone of 1,000 followers? Both Carri, aka Abusybee, and I are super excited to offer this unique giveaway since we are sharing this special celebration together.
We have decided to team up again as we have many times in the past. We have planned hops, challenges, design teams, and shared many days supporting each other's crafty addiction. This time we want to celebrate 1,000 followers with some crafting goodies. Once we reach 1,000 (we need less than 10 followers each), we will pick two lucky people for prizes. I will pick a winner who will receive a prize pack from me and Carri will do the same. That means two people will get two prize packs!
 The Prize Packs:

My winner will receive...
Carri's winner will receive...
1. This giveaway will require you to be a follower of both our crafty blogs. 
2. You must leave a comment on both our sites. Let us know what you like about our sites. Be sure to leave your contact information, so we can notify you if you win. 
3. You must post on your site, FB, Twitter, or any other social media and then come back to share that you have spread the word.

4. Answer the following question...What does 1,000 mean to you?
Once we both reach 1,000 followers, the winners will be randomly selected and announced on both our sites.
Hope you will help us celebrate this special milestone!
Stay Creative,
Georgiana and Carri

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Whimsical Pastels

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome back for another Whimsical Wednesday.
Here is a photo to help inspire you to create a project using pastels for this week's challenge. 
Here is my Design Team project...
Treats for someone...oh...So Super Sweet!
 It is easiest for me to work in an assembly line mode. Prepare all the cuts, fill the bags, create the stamped tags, and then piece it all together.
 Lime, Blue Raspberry, Orange, Cherry, Grape, and Lemon flavored jelly beans. What is your favorite flavor? Mine...I like them ALL!
I recently starting stamping my dies to match the colors I needed. There are so many options with Spellbinders and you get a different look every time. All my tags match the bows.

K&Company pattern papers
pale yellow and white card stock
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge ~ Oblong Swirl2 (p. 39)
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge ~ bunny (p. 72) cut at 1 3/4"
Spellbinder ~ Beaded Ovals
pastel ribbons
pom poms 
various ink colors
This week's sponsor...
3 digis
Be sure to stop by Whimsical Designs to see the other design team projects! Can't wait to see what you create for this "Pastels" challenge.
Stay Creative,

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Embossing with Ribbon at Die Cuttin' Diva

Happy Diva Tuesday!

Thank you for stopping by again and "Welcome" to all my new crafty friends. I sure hope you see something that inspires you to create. A 1,000 follower giveaway will be posted later this week!

This week's challenge...
Embossing with Ribbon
(heat or dry embossing)

Here is my Design Team project...
Since I liked the sketch, I used it twice!
I used the following sketch from The Sweet Stop.
The first card is a little peep.
 I used a bow maker to create these bows offered by Creative Cutter Room. This blue one is a double bow.
The second card is for the technology or music lover.
 See all the Swiss Dots embossed to match the background paper?
 Triple bows are super easy to make. If you would like to see how, just let me know. I can create a pictorial this week!
unknown pattern papers
white, pink, black, yellow, and brown card stock
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge ~ chick
Rock Princess Cricut cartridge ~ ipod
Docerela's Creations easter stamp
Cardz TV birthday stamp
black ink
blue polka dot ribbon
blue skittles from Carri at Abusybee
 pink ribbon

Other Challenges:
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our embossing with ribbon challenge. Don't forget to visit the other design team members and see their wonderful projects too.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Whimsical Designs on Wednesday. I have a special treat!
Stay Creative,

Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Easter at Exploring Cricut

Hello Crafty Friends,
Happy Monday!
Are you ready to begin the week with a new challenge? If you said "yes", then head over to Exploring Cricut. The theme is perfect...Easter! When I think of Easter...bunnies, chicks, and decorated eggs come to mind. How about you? When my kids were younger we would hid plastic eggs filled with money and/or candy throughout the house, and the Easter Bunny would always leave a fabulous basket filled with goodies.

Here is my Exploring Cricut card...
Loving the pastel colors of Spring and Easter.
 I used the layout from Tuesday Morning Sketches.
The edges of the pink paper are distressed. I used the Tim Holtz tool.
Here are Carri's skittles! Be sure to check out all the new colors. She even has pastels! They are one of my favorites.
This stamp is from Docerela's Creations.
K&Company paper
brown, yellow, and green cardstock
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge ~ scalloped square (p.48)
Nate's ABCs Cricut cartridge~ rabbit (p. 34) cut at 2 1/4"
diamond embossing folder
wiggly eye
peeled paint ink by Tim Holtz
pink skittles from Carri at Abusybee
 Other Challenges:
Hoping you will join us this week at Exploring Cricut and share your Easter project. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the Die Cuttin' Diva challenge and again on Wednesday for Whimsical Designs.
Stay Creative,

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Here Fishy Fishy Fishy!

Hello Crafty Friends,
 Today is a Super Saturday!
No particular reason, but if you tell yourself it is..then it will be, right? : )
Today I am sharing a card at Exploring Cricut that I made for our principal. His birthday was this past week and he loves to fish. He even told all the students on morning announcements that he planned on spending Spring Break out on the boat. How relaxing!
 This fish is from the Camp Out cartridge. It is an older cartridge, but definitely perfect for the outdoors person or if you are trying to make a masculine card.
I wanted it to look like the fish had been caught, so I added brown cord for the..."I got a bite!"
Here are the other cuts.
unknown papers
brown and kraft card stock
Spellbinder ~ Label Eighteen
brown ink
brown pearls
brown cord
brown ribbon
Hope you enjoy your day!
Stay Creative,

Friday, March 22, 2013

Handmade Embellishments at Little Scrap Pieces

Hello Crafty Friends,
Spring Break began today at 3:30! Yippee!
Although I do not have plans to travel anywhere, I am just excited to have the time off. So much to do and I know the time is going to fly by, so I am going to start enjoying now!
There is a new challenge today at Little Scrap Pieces.
The Challenge...Handmade Embellishments
 There are so many options! I like to make flowers and stick pins.
What is your favorite embellishment to create?
I created my flower with a variety of layers and the center flower has small beads. I also added skittles created by Carri at Abusybee.

The second card I made used a skittle for the center of the flower. Aren't these colors perfect for Spring (and Spring Break!)!
The papers came from DCWV ~ The Carnival stack. 

Hope you will join us at Little Scrap Pieces this week for our Handmade Embellishment challenge. Can't wait to see your project and your embellishment.
Stay Creative,

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Buttons and Bows at Whimsical Designs

Hello Crafty Friends,
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the Die Cuttin' Diva challenge yesterday. I still have a few more bunny cards to make over the next two days. Hope you will be able to join us and share your bunny projects.
Every Wednesday there is a new Whimsical Challenge.
Challenge...Buttons and Bows
Here is my Design Team project...
I got a bit carrried away! I love these colors and wanted everything to match, so I kept adding ribbon and buttons. Of course, that is the challenge, right! I just hope you do not think it is too tacky!
The paper is Heidi Grace ~ Sunshowers. Aren't these colors vibrant!?!? 
A lady bug and a couple butterflies are perfect for Spring.
Crinkle ribbon is the best!
Heidi Grace paper ~ Sunshowers
yellow card stock
Kate's ABCs Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders ~ Lacey Circles
pink and yello crinkle ribbon
various buttons
yellow pearls
Whimsical Designs Stamps ~ Everyday Sentiments

This week's sponsor...
Miss Kate Cuttables
$20 gift certificate

Be sure to stop by Whimsical Designs to see the other design team projects! Can't wait to see what you create for this "Buttons and Bows" challenge.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"Some Bunny Loves You" at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,
 What a great week this happens to is the week before my Spring Break, the weather has been wonderful, and my son is home for his school break. Although I have TONS of papers to grade, I have been trying to make some time to craft. Visiting and see what others are creating will come this weekend since we did not make any plans. We are waiting until next year for my daughter's 16th birthday to take a BIG trip.
This week's challenge...Use a Bunny
 Easter is this weekend and my children are older, so we do not do the Easter egg hunt and baskets any more, but I sure do remember when they would run around on Easter morning looking to see what they Easter Bunny hid for them. Fun times!
Here is my Design Team project...
This is the new final project.
 I began with this yellow shape card (as shown below), but had a mishap with the stamped sentiment on the inside, so I had to detach the cover and add it to another card base.
 I used a Ribbon Banner by Spellbinders and stamped the sentiment.
This bunny was cut from Kate's ABCs. I added a twine bow tie and a wiggly eye.
Glitterized grass and butterfly wings 
 The final card is on an A6 (DavidTutera) card base. I found them at Joanns for 50% off this past weekend. I am enjoying using some larger space. I also bought A7, so those will be fun!
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our bunny challenge. Don't forget to visit the other design team members and see their simply adorable projects too. You will enjoy all the cute bunnies.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Whimsical Designs on Wednesday.

Stay Creative,