Saturday, December 31, 2011

Card for Baby Mason

Made by Larelyn

Card for Bby Mason

Made by Larelyn

Card for Baby Mason

Made by Larelyn

Card for Baby Mason

Made by Larelyn

Card for Baby Mason

Made by Larelyn

Card for Baby Mason

Made by Larelyn

Made It Myself:)

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I Made It Myself

If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I am a big fan of making things for myself from things I already have.  I like being "Green" and I like not having to spend my money if I don't have to.  Well... I challenged myself yet again.  I really wanted to make something (I won't say yet what it is) but I had not idea how to do it.  So I decided to watch a YouTube video:)  I studied the video carefully and learned that I had everything I needed to make my own _____!  Do you want to see it?

First let me tell you that when I was making it, I didn't even have any use for it.  It was only wishful thinking!  Like if somehow if I made this, I would need it!!!!  Ok, ok, here it is:

So here is the outside.  I took measurements to make sure it would fit...  I added an iron on giraffe because I thought it would be cute:)

This is the back.  I added more iron on patches just because:)  So, do you already know what this is???

That probably didn't help much!

Does this totally give it away?

How about now?  I have an iPad!!!

  I have been saving all of my babysitting money in the piggy bank I made for one of the blog hops last year.  After Christmas I opened it up and when I added my Christmas money I had enough!!!  I was so shocked and happy:)  I worked hard but I did it.  I had a goal and now I have an iPad. This case was really easy to make following the YouTube video.  It is reinforced with masonite board  inside to make it durable.  Of course I am always careful!!

That is it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Cooking With Cricut- 25 Days of Christmas Winners

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Today we are announcing the
Cooking With Cricut- 25 Days of Christmas Winners

If you want to see if you are one of the winners of the many prizes that we are giving out for the Cooking With Cricut- 25 Days of Christmas click HERE and you will be linked directly to the Cooking With Cricut blog.  Thank you so much for all of your support during this event.

We hope you enjoyed your Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy and healthy New Year.

On January 1st, I will be announcing the first recipient of the New Year for the "I Feel the Love Project." For the first time ever, we will be honoring a family outside of the United States.  We are spreading our love to a very deserving family from South America.  I can't wait to share their story with you.  I know that you will want to be a part of this project and help a family that could use your love and prayers in their time of need.

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cooking With Cricut: Favorite Project of 2011

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Favorite Project of 2011

This week we are looking back at the projects we made this past year and re-posting our favorite projects.  We want to see your favorite projects too!  So head back in time and re-post the project that you think was one of your favorites:)

I chose to re-post this Winnie the Pooh themed growth chart that I designed and created for a child's bedroom using the Pooh Font Set Cricut cartridge.  If you didn't see it the first time around I am glad you get this chance to check it out.  If you did see it, I hope you enjoy it the second time around too:)  

I had an idea to create a growth chart for a toddler's bedroom and it was so fun to make.  (Click on photo to enlarge).
I know not everyone can stay in the same home as their children grow, so what happens to the special marks you make on the wall when you leave? Well, how about taking them with you?

"How Tall Are You"
On this growth chart you are able to record your child's name, date, age, and how tall they were on that day! 

Winnie the Pooh is a removable marker that tells you how tall your child is at the current time:)  He is held on by two way tape.  You can choose to remove him and replace him with a smaller Pooh or decorative honey pot or you can keep him there and just keep adding more Poohs as you go!!  It is up to you!  As you chart your child's growth, the growth chart will become more decorative:)

You can start the chart at whatever measurement you would like, but remember to hang it from the floor at the correct height!

When you are finished with the chart you can take it down and save it as a keepsake so you will always know how tall your kids were at any given age:) I didn't write on mine so that it can be used!!

Please be sure to visit the Cooking With Cricut blog to see what the other design team members have cooked up for you this week. You have until next Tuesday to enter this week's challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize from our sponsor, Click HERE to enter.

I am also entering this in the 
"Favorite Project"
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Update on Ethan Pinter

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Update on Ethan Pinter 

As you may recall, we made birthday cards for Ethan as he turned two in November. Ethan was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia at the age of 2 months old. Thanks to a liver transplant and the wonderful care he received from his doctors, Ethan celebrated his 2nd birthday in November.  
Here is part of a FaceBook post that Melissa, his mom, posted yesterday:

"Hey everyone where do I start?? My son Ethan was acting terrific for Christmas and then all of a sudden at 4:15 am He started to vomit and all day he was acting I talked to the GI docs in Cincinnati and they told me to take him to Beegleys campus in I did.. His breathing has been really acting up too well... they thought he had traiciamalasia and that is where it is not maturing and it will improve over time(his breathing) and then they were like no he has crupe... so the doc didn't feel comfortable and they decided to life flight me to Akron Children's... That is where I am now and he is in the PICU and they did a CT SCAN and he is showing fluid in his brain, and behind his ears, His left lympnode is also enlarged and same with his tonsils and adnoids.. So the doc ruled out crupe and traiculamaisia bc he was not born with this... So in the back in my mind I have thought that he had PTLD(POST TRANSPLNT LYMPHOMIA DISORDER) and so i asked the doc what I thought and in the mean time he was like (the doc) Ethan's body is in destressed and well they put him on vapotherm to see if that would help and it did not, so they had decided to intebate him..he will be like this till he gets most tests done in cinci... that could be another 48 hrs... (sigh) and then I went to take a shower and came out and the doc stopped me and told me the NEWS... My beautiful baby boy is showing signs of PTLD and that is cancer in his lymphnodes.... So here I am awaiting for the crew to life flight me and ethan to Cincinnati Children's and Then Ethan and I's Journey will start! My daughter will be staying with my mom and my husband will be in Cortland Ohio and will be driving back and forth just like liver transplant... "

If you are so inclined, please pray for Ethan and his family: mom Melissa, dad Chris, and sister Haley.  Thank you so much for all the love and support you provide to the families we select for the "I Feel the Love Project."

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cooking With Cricut 25 Days of Christmas

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Cooking With Cricut 
25 Days of Christmas - Day 25
 "Jesus is the Reason for the Season"

Today is the last day of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting.  I hope you have enjoyed all the projects we have shared with you.  Today the theme for Day 25 is "Jesus is the Reason for the Season."  I created a wall hanging that can be hung year round in my craft room because for me... 

"Jesus is the Reason for Every Season!"
From the winter reindeer and spring bunny to the summer beach girl and fall tree,

Jesus is the reason for every season!  

I am also entering this home decor project in the 
"Home For The Holidays"

Merry Christmas everyone!  Thank you for all of your support this year.  I really appreciate all of you who visit my blog and leave such thoughtful comments.  You are really special to me.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Welcome to Funky Cards

Good morning and Merry Christmas Eve to all.  I want to give a shout out today to my two crafty friends Candace and Michelle from Jaded Blossom.  I love their new line of stamps and I wanted to share with you what I made using them.

I just finished making Reindeer Poop for all my mom's God Children:)  She used these packages as the tags for their gifts.  Click on the photo to enlarge.    

The stamp set, Reindeer Magic, included the Reindeer Poop message, the To and From stamps and the cute little Reindeer.  It was quick and easy to make these tags and so much fun.  We delivered the first set last night and I loved the reaction that we received.  "MOM, I GOT POOP!!"

Have a wonderful day.  

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blog Hop Winner Announced!

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Today I would like to announce the winner of my handmade Christmas ornament from the KinderStampO Ornaments and More Ornaments Blog Hop.

I want to start by thanking our hostess Jess from KinderStampO.  Thank you Jess for putting together this wonderful event.  I saw so many beautiful ornaments and got a lot of great ideas:)  

One of the ornaments I made was a felt ornament. I offered one follower a felt animal ornament as blog candy.  The follower who was selected by Random Organizer said that her favorite animal was an elephant too!!  That winner is...


Carri said, "Great ornaments!  My favorite animal is the elephant, I have a huge collection of them!"  
Carri, please contact me by email within two weeks to claim your prize! (funkycards @ charter dot net) Thank you.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Card Tree

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Today is December 19th and it is finals week for me:)  Christmas break is just around the corner and I can't wait!!  My brother Aaron is already home from UC San Diego for his break and as I mentioned before, Dalton will not be able to make it home from the Navy this year.

I have been able to find time to craft even though I have been busy working and keeping up with my homework.  One of the things I made was a Christmas card tree.  I wanted a way to display the Christmas cards that have come in the mail.

This tree started with a tree brach cut from the front yard.  It was put in a pretty vase that was filled with float rock from the yard.  Yippy, no expense:)  Snowflakes were cut from several different Cricut cartridges including Accents Essentials and Winter Woodland.  These snowflakes were adhered to the tree with a tiny piece of tape from my ATG Gun.  Once the tree was finished, it was ready to add the cards.  A small hole was punched in each card and a piece of red ribbon was used to hold the card in place.  The tree is the center piece on our dining room table.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, December 16, 2011

KinderStampO Ornaments and More Ornaments Blog Hop

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KinderStampO Ornaments and More Ornaments Blog Hop
December 17-18

Today's blog hop is being hosted by Jess at KinderStampOIf you arrived from Sigrid's blog, you are in the right place, if not, head back to Jess' blog so you don't miss a thing!

I love the idea of decorating our Christmas tree with a variety of special Christmas ornaments. Some of them are from the store, but a lot of them are homemade. This year I made a special ornament that I want to share with you. This ornament started out as a light bulb in my bathroom and when it burnt out I decided to repurpose it:)

  For the background color, acrylic paint was carefully poured onto a paper towel and rolled in the same direction around the light bulb.  More pressure was applied while rolling to the areas where less color was needed since the pressure would remove the paint.

Letters were cut from vinyl at 1/2" from the Pooh Font Set Cricut Cartridge.  This personalized Christmas ornament has our family's last name.  Of course you could make them with first names, last names, school names and colors or a variety of different options.  A pretty bow on top finishes off the ornament.

My second ornament is a felt ornament.  I like to make animals out of felt for kids.  I made this elephant for Kate McRae for Christmas.  Kate was our  August "I Feel the Love Project" recipient.  She likes the color pink and animals so I thought she would like this:)  ****If you become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post letting me know what your favorite animal is, I will enter you in a Random Organizer drawing for a chance to win your own felt animal ornament.  They are stuffed and dimensional (it is hard to tell in this photo).

***Blog Candy***
There will be one grand prize. A stocking full of gifts from our sponsors including KinderStampOKarlas001HelmarUnity Stamp Company, Lindys Stamp Gang and PYMII (Preserve Your Memories II). One winner will be picked from all the comments left on all the blogs.  So leave a comment here to increase your chances of winning.

Now it is time to hop over to the incredibly talented Lilli's blog to see what she is sharing today.  You won't want to miss the ornament she has created:)

  Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

25 Days of Christmas- Day 14

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Cooking With Cricut 
25 Days of Christmas - Day 14
Challenge #64 - Holiday cards, gifts, & tags

 Today we are going to focus on the quick and easy types of projects that we can create.  These can be cards, gifts, or even tags. For my project, I decided to make a gift for my grandparents that was really quick and easy. I asked my mom to bake her ever so yummy homemade Biscotti for me but you can fill your treat box with whatever you would like.

This treat container once held cookies from the grocery store.  It looked like it was going to be the perfect size for an altered project so when the cookies were gone I cleaned it thoroughly and saved it for a future project:)  Paper flowers were attached with an ATG Gun to the top and sides of the container.

A pretty pink bow was used to tie up the gift and a quick and easy tag was made using the free cutting file given away during the 25 Days of Crafting Fun here at Cooking With Cricut!!!

Please be sure to visit the Cooking With Cricut blog to see what the other design team members have cooked up for you this week. You have until next Tuesday to enter this week's challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize from our sponsor, Click HERE to enter.

I am also entering this in the 
"Christmas Tags"

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 12: 25 Days of Christmas

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Cooking With Cricut 
25 Days of Christmas - Day 12

Good morning everyone and
welcome to the 12th day of our
2nd Annual 25 Days of Christmas and Crafting Fun Showcase.  
* Different Designers will be showcasing their projects for your creative inspiration.
* Will have a different theme and the themes will not ALL be Christmas or Holiday related. So be sure to visit everyday for creative inspiration you can use through out the whole year!
* We will be giving away FREE Digital Stamps, FREE Electronic Die Cutting Files and Other Printable graphics. There will be something for everyone. Please note: The freebies will expire at the end of their 24 hours and new ones will be available. You won’t want to miss them!
* We will showcase projects using your Cricut and Cricut tools.
* We will showcase projects using your OTHER electronic cutters too! Tools such as our Pazzles, Silhouettes, Gazelles and other electronic cutters. Along with all types of crafting tools and essentials.
* You will want to leave a comment for your chance to win one of our weekly prizes as well as one of our GRAND PRIZES!!!
* You HAVE to be a follower of the Cooking With Cricut blog in order to win a prize, sorry no exceptions.

Today's theme is: Patriotic.  If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that my brother, Dalton, is serving as a sailor in our US Navy:)  He will, for the 2nd year in a row, be away from home at Christmas.  We just sent him a Christmas package and Christmas card full of Christmas love:)

Merry Christmas Dalton!!  We love you and miss you and wish you could be with us!!  We are proud of you:) 

Dalton's card was made using the Create a Critter and Stand and Salute Cricut cartridges.  With a bit of embossing and ribbon to complete the card, I think it looks really cute:)

This week (Dec.9th through December 17th)
enter for a chance to win the following:
(Winners will be announced for this giveaway on December 18th.)

Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge
qq 15 certificate-350
$15 Gift Certificate to Quick Quotes
Quickutz Embossing Folder & Dies 
Snowflake Embossing Folder, Snowflake Die and Candy Cane Die
These will work in “Other” machines too :)
pcw 20-gv-400
$20 Download from

Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Welcome to Funky Cards
I am totally feeling the love!!

Katie and Jesse once again have made two cards to share with us for the "I Feel the Love Project."  These two young ladies go to a small school with very limited supplies.  They designed and created these cards all by themselves.  I just LOVE the cards girls.  Awesome job!!  Can't wait to see more from you.  You ROCK:)



I have never been a Girl Scout or a Brownie but from what I am learning these young ladies work on service projects each month.  I group of Brownies decided that for their service project for the month of December they would make cards for the "I Feel the Love Project."  How awesome are they?  They made over 40 cards to send to the kids at The Pediatric Oncology Unit at Kaiser Hospital.

 You young ladies are so sweet!!  I appreciate you so much!

So focused:)  I love that!!

Great job girls!!

This just made my day:)  Thank you again girls and Jen for all that you did to make the kids smile and feel the love this Christmas.  

I Feel The Love November/December

In loving memory of Korrine Lannie Croghan
4/18/94 - 10/27/08

The Pediatric Oncology Unit at Kaiser Hospital (Oakland, CA)
 will be the recipient of our handcrafted CHRISTMAS cards for the months of November/December.

Thank you so much to everyone who has been a part of the  "I Feel the Love Project" this month.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

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