Well, the yard is finally getting put back together! YAY! We’ve had to stay off of the grass for a week or so until the roots can take hold, but I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see GREEN again!
AFTER . . . YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is a few yellow spots in the grass that might need cutting out if it doesn’t come back, but I don’t really care. Just happy to see GREEN!
Camryn celebrated her 5th birthday over the weekend . . . and I tell ya! This girl is a hoot! Ever since we went to the Grand Canyon at the beginning of the summer, she has had a bit of an obsession with pretending to be a cowgirl. Owen is loving it! He finally has someone to play “boy” games with. LOL! Naturally, we had to get her a “real” set of boots and a cowgirl hat. The skirt was a little dress-up number I found at TJ Maxx. (Gotta love Cam’s impromptu pose. LOL!) Guess what outfit Camryn will be wearing for the rest of the summer?!
Jensyn received her SBO sweater and participated in her first 4th of July. So excited for her! I know she’ll be embarrassed that I posted these pics online, but I don’t care. Ha! Grampa and Gramma need to see her new threads!
Have I told you that lately I’m completely obsessed with making scenic layouts with my Cricut? I think it all began with this Gnome layout I created for the Cricut Circle Blog (for more information about becoming a Cricut Circle Member CLICK HERE). He was just too cute not to use! He reminds me of a friendly Santa Claus dwarf . . . don’t you think? I think he is right at home on this croquet page.
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression, Gypsy Handheld Device (Use to weld the grass borders together)
Cricut Cartridges Used: Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons (mixed font), Freshly Picked (mushrooms, gnome, tree), Lite Billionaire (script font), Martha Stewart Crafts All Occasions Cake Art (grass border), Disney Pooh & Friends (sun), Plantin SchoolBook (circles on sun), Stand & Salute (clouds)
Other Supplies: Cardstock (brown, kraft, green, red, tan, white), Pink Paislee Hometown Summer collection, Dimensional Stickers (Jolee’s by You), Adhesives, Buttons, Brown distressing ink, Pinking shears, Pop dots, Sewing machine & thread, Needle & floss
I also wanted to share with you a few projects I made for the Cricut Circle this past Spring. One is a set of St. Patrick’s Day treat boxes. The paper I used for these is printed from the Cricut Imagine Machine using the Ancestry cartridge (LOVE the colors and patterns on this cart . . . It is the Imagine Colors & Patterns cartridge I have used the most).
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression, Gypsy Handheld Device , Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridges Used: Spring Holiday Cards Seasonal, Imagine Ancestry, Imagine Vintage
Other Supplies: Cardstock (gray, olive), Foam squares, Gold buttons, Black pearl stickers, Ribbon, Needle & floss
And the second project I have to share is this Pi Day set (March 14th . . . Get it?! 3.14) . I created a circular card and pie with a “Pi” cut in the crust using my Cricut Cake machine. This would make a fun gift to send to your child’s math teacher. Math always was one of my favorite subjects in school. Math . . . and Art.
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression, Gypsy Handheld Device (Use to weld create the “3.14″ tag), Cuttlebug, Cricut Cake
Cricut Cartridges Used: Plantin SchoolBook, Sans Serif, Simply Sweet, Wild Card, Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art
Other Supplies: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Just My Type Border Set Embossing Folder, American Crafts (yellow pp, red cs), Bazzill (blue cs), Cosmo Cricket (green pp), Twine (The Twinery), Computer & Printer, Font: Artist, Green eyelet, Sewing Machine & thread, White cardstock, Pie dough, Pie filling, Oven
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