Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baseball Goodie Bags and secret to keeping white baseball pants clean!

Hello everyone!  It is a dreary rainy day here in Abilene.  We need the rain so I can't complain too much.  I wanted to share the bags that I made for my son's baseball team - The Texas Tech Red Raiders.  They played their first game last night and won!!  So I thought it would be fun to hand out bags for the first game.  I also had a little goodie for the Mom's too.  A while back another baseball Mom had told me about a laundry soap that is wonderful to keep white baseball pants clean.  It is called Fels-Naptha.  It has been around for 100 years.  It is hard to find, I came across some at our Drug Emporium.  Anyway I wrapped a bar of soap for each Mom, since our boys have white pants this season.  Everyone loved the gifts!  I think we're off to a great season of ball.  Now I have to get started on bags for the girls' softball teams!!!  Have a fantastic day!
These are front and back views of the bags.  The numbers and shadow were cut from the Birthday Bash cart at 5 1/2.
The basball was cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls cart at real size 5 1/2.  I used my gypsy to cut out the players names and backed the ball with a black circle.  The stitching is red stickles.

These are the goodies in the bag... beef jerky, sunflower seeds, bubble gum, and gatorade.  Everything a good ball player needs!
This is what the soap looks like.
I made these little tags for the soap from the Birthday Bash cart.  I printed out the white card and taped it on the tag.   

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Calling Cards and Cricut Plushie

I wanted to share my calling cards for the Stampede.  I made almost a hundred of them.  Whew-  I was tired of making them by the time the Stampede arrived.  The different pieces of the flag were cuttlebugged, then I stitched the top layer to another card to make a pocket.  I thought they needed a little bling so I added the rhinestones in the corners.  Inside the pocket was a Cricut head that contained all my info.  The ribbon was attached to the heads so that they were easily pulled out.  The bottom pics are of my youngest daughter.  She loves her Cricut plushie!!  I was lucky enough to purchase one and also to win another one, since I have 2 daughters!  I was totally stressing about not having 2.  I won the 2nd plushie the last night we were there.  It worked out perfectly and the girls were thrilled to have a Cricut.
Calling cards for the Texas Stampede Meet-Up

The Cricut head inside my flag had all my info. on it.

Front of Cricut head.
Back of Cricut head.
Connally thought the Cricut was hungry, so she fed him.

She named he/she Oooly.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Post Stampede Depression

Hey everyone!  It is Monday morning after the Texas Stampede.  I had the time of my life and met so many neat cricut junkies like myself.  It is so sad to be back in the real world of dirty dishes and laundry piled to the ceiling! I wanted to post some pics from the weekend.  You will recognize some of the faces I'm sure.  I had the pleasure of meeting Robyn Cardon (My Pink Stamper).  She was as nice in person as she seems on her videos! I loved her class - so much fun.  Karlee was also there, so it was a double treat to meet them both.  Tammy Skinner organized the event and it was spectacular!  She and all her Creative Critterz.com team members out did themselves!  Well let's get started with some pics.....
Dancing after dinner on Saturday night.  That's the Pink Stamper in the pink cowboy hat.  

Tammy Skinner dancing in the middle.

Our awesome scrap room.  We were at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, TX.

Meeting Robyn for the first time.

Center pieces for the "State Fair" dinner on Friday night.

Teresa Collins speaks to all the Cricut Circle members.

The Pink Stamper teaching her class.

Karlee doing charades in Robyn's class.

After her class I got one more pic with the girls.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Great News!!!

Hi Everyone,  Sorry I haven't posted lately.  I have been really busy with family (BASEBALL/SOFTBALL) and getting my calling cards done for the Stampede coming up next week in Frisco, Tx.  I am so excited about that.  I get to take a class with Robyn Cardon- The Pink Stamper!!!!!  I can not wait.  So I haven't been creating anything new lately.  However I have a list a mile long of things I want to make.

So now on to the GREAT NEWS!!!   I found out today that I have been accepted with TWO of my submissions to the Cricut Magazine -The Birthday Idea Book!!!! Can you believe it?  I can't!!  I submitted 8 things and for 2 of them to be taken is beyond  exciting.  So be sure and pick of the magazine and look for my stuff!  I think it comes out in June.  Well I've gotta run and start getting my submission information together to send in.  Have a fabulous day!  I know I will! hee hee

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Helping Hubby for work

Stephen needed a sign for a presentation.  He gave me the info. and I made this simple visual aid.  The BHG at the top stands for Big Hairy Goal (I think it's a personal joke at work).  Anyway, so I added some big "Hair" to the letters- hee hee.  And since they were off on the goal this month we added an image from the gypsy Smiley Cards cart.  This is just their first month, so apparently this is very good.  I made another smiley face for when the numbers are what they want them to be.  Anyway, it was a quick easy project I wanted to share.  It amazes me how much we use the cricut as a family for things like this.  Have a fantastic day!!  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Vinyl on Baseball Helmets

Our family is gearing up for Baseball and Softball season. This will be my girls' first year for Softball. We are sooo excited. Caroline will be in a coach pitch league and our little Connally will be in "Weeball". She is so stinkin cute with her little cleats and glove. We can't wait to watch them both in their rookie seasons! My son is so excited to be returning to his last years team - The Red Raiders. He is quite literally a baseball fanatic, so we are very happy the season is starting!! All the kids wanted their names on their batting helmets, so of course I thought of the vinyl. Truthfully, I've had several rolls of vinyl on my shelf for months, just waiting to be used. I was a little intimidated to use it for the first time. I was so silly. It was really easy to use. I can say this because I had the transfer tape. I don't think I would even attempt to do a project without it. So if you're a vinyl procrastinator too, go for it. You'll really like it.

Connally age 4

Cortland age 10

Back of Caroline's head age 8

After we know numbers, I will add those to the helmets too.

I also have to add a heart to Connally's, because big sister has a flower on hers.  Cortland thought  they were crazy to put hearts and flowers on their helmets.  Obviously, you can't be tough with flowers and hearts on your gear!!