Cricut Craft Room…Congratulations Jess OSU cheerleader

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Create a friend Cricut card - cheerleader

Create a friend Cricut card – cheerleader

Hooray!  Jess made OSU cheerleader for the 2014-2015 year!   She was on the squad last year and made the squad again.  We are so proud of her, so I just had to make her a card from the whole family.   I used the Create a Friend Cricut cartridge to make this card.

Create a Friend Cheerleader - Cricut

Create a Friend Cheerleader – Cricut

I cut my cheerleader at 5″.  Here are the cuts and the colors I used.  It does become tricky when there are so many layers.

Cricut Create a Friend cheerleader

Cricut Create a Friend cheerleader

Next, I cut the words for the front of the card and the megaphone for the inside.

OSU stickers

OSU stickers

I used Ohio State Stickers for the front of her uniform and for the megaphone.

Cricut Craft Room Basic

Cricut Craft Room Basic

The Cricut Craft Room Basic font was used for the words and I welded them in the Cricut Craft Room.  The congratulations stamp is from Stampin Up.  I hope this helps you in designing your own card. 

 

Jess is the blonde cheerleader on the left…CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

Paris Theme Baby Shower…signed onesie

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Baby Shower signed onesie

Baby Shower Signed onesie

I am the proud Grandmother of a darling little girl named, Annie Elizabeth.  In January, I hosted a baby shower for my daughter and on one of the tables I had a onesie for everyone to sign.

 

signed onesie for baby shower

signed onesie for baby shower

I purchased a package of onesie’s at Walmart.  The trim was purchased at JoAnne’s.

signed onesie

signed onesie

I first attached the trim around the neck of the onesie, by hand sewing.  Next cut a piece of freezer paper and with the shiny side up, ironed it to the inside of the onesie.  This was to help the fabric stay in place while the guests were signing their names.

 

signed onesie

signed onesie

I then used a gold fabric pen to write the date of the shower on the front of the onesie.  I placed a permanent black marker on the table at the shower for the signatures. (check out other baby posts on my blog for instructions for the other items)

signed onesie

signed onesie

All of the guests enjoyed leaving a message for our dear Annie!

signed onesie

signed onesie

To display the onesie, we purchased a shadow box.  The lining of the shadow box was black,so to tie the shadow box into the theme of the nursery, we decide to line the back of the box with fabric that we had used in the nursery.

nursery fabric

nursery fabric

nursery wall

nursery wall

This is the shadow box hanging on the nursery wall.  We also included the wrist bands and hat from the hospital in that shadow box.   I attached all the items to the back of the frame with straight pins.

Annie Elizabeth

Annie Elizabeth

 

Cricut Graduation Card…Congratulations Craig

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Cricut graduation - Wild Card cartridge

I Cricut graduation – Wild Card cartridge

I am happy to say that I spent a wonderful weekend celebrating the graduation of my nephew from Ohio University in Athens, Oh.  In honor of his graduation, I made this card.  The font is “Kate’s ABC’s”.  I went into the Cricut Craft Room to weld the letters.  They are 1.5 inches tall with a (-4) for the spacing.  The card is  8 1/2″ x 11″ Forest Foliage cardstock by Stampin’ Up.  (I think it is now retired)  I folded the cardstock in half to make a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card.  I cut the Whisper White 5″ x 8″ and inked the edges with black ink.  The graduation cap is cut at 4″ from the “Wild Card” cartridge.  I wanted to make the tassel show up, so I got out my white embroidery floss.  I cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/2″ to wrap my floss around.

embroidery floss

embroidery floss

I wrapped it a few times and then I cut a small piece and tied it at the top

 

tassel

tassel

Next, I slid the floss off the card and tied it about 1/4″ down from the top.

tassel

tassel

Now, take your scissors and cut the bottom of the floss to form the tassel.

tassel

tassel

Thread the top strings of the tassel through the hole in the graduation cap and secure it with Scotch Tape.

 

 

 

tassel

tassel

I then cut 2 small sections of the green cardstock and placed them over the tape and on the bottom of the inside of the cap.  I cut “Craig’s” name out of the program and taped it to the green cardstock.

graduation cap

graduation cap

Now, place a glue dot on the cap to keep the tassel in place.

tassel

tassel

This is the inside of the card.  I used a Stampin’ Up punch and cut the diploma from the “Wild Card” cartridge.  I used a small envelope for the “gift” of cash.

inside of the card

inside of the card

Craig

Craig

Here is a picture of Craig with his sister Kathleen and his brother Clayton!  What a happy day!!

Cheddar Bacon and Egg Salad from Bunsinmyoven!

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bacon cheddar egg salad

bacon cheddar egg salad

I am trying to “Think Spring” and with Spring, we will be celebrating Easter.  I am always in need of ways to use up all those boiled eggs and I just came across this amazing Egg Salad at www.bunsinmyoven.com.  She said, “not the baby type”, she likes to bake.

 

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

Yes, I know it calls for 6 eggs, but my hubby ate one before I got the salad made!

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

After you boil and peel the eggs, place them in a bowl and mash them with a fork.

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

In another small bowl mix, mayo, mustard, vinegar, parsley flakes, salt (I thought mine was a little too salty) and  pepper.

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

Add the bacon, cheese and the mayo mixture to the mashed eggs!

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

I had my first sandwich on muffin and enjoyed it with a glass of OJ for breakfast.  It was wonderful!  Someone suggested grilling it and adding some lettuce and tomato.  I might give that a try next time around.  “Hop” on over to www.bunsinmyoven.com and check out all of her other goodies.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

6 eggs 4 slices bacon 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon mustard 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

Directions:

Add the eggs to a medium sized pot and fill with water to 1 inch above the eggs. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat, cover with a lid, and let sit for 15 minutes. Run the eggs under cold water or place them in an ice bath until cold. While the eggs are cooling, chop the bacon into bite sized pieces and fry until crisp over medium heat. Drain the fat and set aside the bacon. Peel the eggs and mash them finely with a fork. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, parsley, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Stir in the bacon and cheddar. Serve as a dip with crackers or between bread as a sandwich.

Read more at http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2014/01/27/cheddar-bacon-egg-salad/#eDD8CLjwwwXmeXWg.99

Farmer’s Wife Quilt – Block # 19 and 20 – Checkerboard and Churn Dash

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Farmer's Wife blocks #19 Checkerboard

Farmer’s Wife block #19 Checkerboard

This is proving to be one of my favorite blocks.  I paper pieced this block.

Farmer's Wife block #19

Farmer’s Wife block #19

This is the back of the block and the layout for block #19.  You can see I used colored pencils so that I could see where to place each of the fabrics.

Farmer's Wife #20 Churn Dash

Farmer’s Wife #20 Churn Dash

I did not take pictures when I made this block…sorry!  I did fussy cut the center and used my “bucket list” fabric.

Farmer's Wife block #20

Farmer’s Wife block #20

I really need to step it up on these posts.  I am hoping Spring will get me motivated!!

Mason Jar Candle holder – Paris Theme

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Paris theme mason jar candle holder

Paris theme mason jar candle holder

I will be posting some items from our Paris Theme baby shower in the next few weeks.  The first thing I did for the shower was make these adorable tea lights to use on the tables.  I started out with a  clear mason jar.  I then found this great burlap Paris ribbon at Hobby Lobby.  The burlap fit right in, since we were using burlap in the nursery.

Paris theme shower

Paris Theme shower:

The color scheme for the shower was the same as the nursery (coral, mint green and metallic gold).  I also purchased mint 1/4″ ribbon at JoAnne’s.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

Plug in your hot glue gun and position the front of the mason jar over the word Paris.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

Fold over the raw edge of one side of the ribbon and apply the hot glue.  (It is hard to see in this picture) Be very careful not to burn your fingers!

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

I purchased this decorative glass at JoAnne’s.  It was gold metallic and fit with our color scheme.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

I just added a small amount of the glass to the bottom of the jar before I dropped in my votive candles.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

I then tied the mint ribbon in a square knot on the top of the jar.  Simple and cute!  I also sent them home with the guests so that they would have a keepsake of the shower.

Grandparents with the new Mama

Grandparents with the new Mama

The Nursery

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nursery fabric

nursery fabric

We are on the count down for the arrival of our new granddaughter. My next few posts will include some of the preparations for our new bundle of joy!  The first step we took was to pick out the fabric.  The color scheme was prompted by the fact that my daughter and son-in-law rent a condo and are not permitted to paint or change the curtains. The nursery has three tan walls and one mint wall, so that was the starting point for the room.  Mint, coral and gold!

The starting point

The starting point

To make the room special, it was decided to cover the valance with the gold polka dot burlap.  I just stapled the burlap to the valance and tucked the curtain up under…I had to pin the top down with T-pins…which I did after I took this picture.

Next we covered the wall with gold metallic dots, which were  ordered online and were 3″.  The website had loads of sizes and colors and they were easy to adhere.  I really stressed over the placement.  I was so afraid they would not be even!   I decided to use my 12″ square ruler to help with the placement.

dot placement

dot placement

I put the dot centers on the 6″ and 12″ marks.  I forgot to do a close-up of the wall before I took off the backing.  If you look at the bottom dot, you can see it still had the backing attached.  I used “frog tape” or painters tape to hold the dots in place until I had them positioned where they needed to be…I then peeled of the backing a little at a time while I rubbed on the dots!  I loved the look!

polka dotted wall

polka-dotted wall

The jazzed up wall!!