Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Design Team!

I am so excited to announce that I'm part of the first ever 3 Girl JAM design team!!!  This is a wonderful small business managed by one creative crafter and her 2 11 year old daughters.   The ribbon is awesome and such pretty colors! I can't wait to start creating!!!  It's been a while for me and I'm glad to have something to get me back into crafting :).  If you haven't checked out their page please be sure to do so.   You can also like their facebook page by clicking here.  So please pay a visit to them and the new design team and congratulate them!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day and weekend!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Hi everyone! I'm so glad to be able to have a post today!!! It's actually a very special day (I will explain in a bit).  I really have missed crafting these days. It's been one thing after another, sick family members and friends, busy with the girls cheerleading and traveling for competitions.  I am actually away in a competition today which is why today is special! But I'm looking forward to get back in the groove of crafting and participating in some challenges.

So here's why today is so special.  United Rock Nation All Star Cheer is in Orlando competing for a National Championship title.  This gym has 5 teams competing today!  It is the best thing that has happened to my girls and they are so happy to be there.

My girls are in two different teams and I as a cheer mom have taken the role of "crafty mom".  It's been customary to create door hangers to give to the kids during each away competition (not literally door hangers, but that's what they've called them), which are memoirs that the kids can tape to their doors and collect them.  There is one for each away competition and I wanted to share this one with you all since it is St. Patrick's Day and I used my Cameo to create.  It was super simple but extremely time consuming (I made 115 of these).  The last away competition was in Dallas and I did create something which I'll share with you at a later post.

I purchased the image from My Graphico (designed by Stockberry Studio) and used my print and cut feature on the Cameo.  Maybe one day I will be brave and do a video for you all :).   I'm not very good with software I must say, but I managed to pull this off, not so much for the image, but the wording.  Believe it or not I used a scrapbook software to create the wording and add to the silhoutte software.  Then I just asked my pretty little cameo to cut around the images and words by adding the shamrock image from the silhoutte store.  I highly recommend the Cameo.  It's so nice to have for a simple project like this (especially when you are making large quantities!).  Can you imagine the things that you can create with it????

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you all a very happy St. Patrick's day and good luck to United Rock Nation!