Aimee Norton!! Congrats, Aimee, you were the 92nd person to "like" Cricut on Facebook and won your own Cricut Expression 2. I am really enjoying crafting with mine and I have a feeling you're going to feel the same way.
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My daughter, Lainey, will be finishing preschool in June and heading to kindergarten in the fall. This is the first time I'm starting to feel nostalgic. It really is true what they say about being a parent: the days are slow, but the years are fast. Where have these five years gone?
I'm not usually sentimental, but I must confess that when I see people display monthly photos of their babies during their first year at their first birthdays, I wish I had done that. I think I was just too busy and overwhelmed (and sleep deprived) to even think about it.
Tali from A Party Studio designed these sweet baby shower wishing tree cards and was kind enough to offer them to our readers. Thank you, Tali!
I love the whole idea of wishing trees because they let your guests write special messages to the mommy-to-be and baby that can be displayed during the shower on a branch, small tree, or even curly willow from the craft store, then saved forever.
Meredith at MJ Paperie created this collection of "Preppy Plaid" St. Patrick's Day printables, and we must have the luck of the Irish because we get to give them away! Thank you, Meredith!
The collection includes: cupcake wrappers, drink flags, cute food tents, rectangle bottle labels, round bottle labels, and pinch charms.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was recently sent a Cricut Expression 2 by the nice folks at Cricut, and I've been busy.
I have to say, there is a learning curve to using your Cricut, so don't be surprised if it takes a little while to get the hang of it. That's what I discovered for myself, and is also why I recommend starting with some easy projects, like those found on the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge. (Perfect cartridge for party people, btw.)
I found this tutorial on Inside My Hideaway and I just love the way the stripes look on the bottle. Isn't it cool how something so simple can be so pretty? And wouldn't this look great as part of a centerpiece or on a mantle?
Here it is filled with beaded flowers. Just lovely!
This cold sesame appetizer is our go-to recipe for any potluck that we're invited to. What's great about it, is it's simple to make, and can sit out for a while at a party and the flavors just keep getting better. It got a great earthy flavor from the soba and sesame seeds, with a little bit of heat to make it interesting.
I've been talking with the people at Cricut about doing a giveaway with us. (I know, pretty cool.) Well, the giveaway is coming soon, but in the meantime, they sent me a Cricut Expression 2 to try out for myself.
Let me preface this by saying I'm a total beginner and I don't even have any Cricut cartridges yet. But I needed to get crafty because at my daughter's preschool, the rule is that the valentines need to be homemade and the kids need to help. So, what better way to make homemade valentines than with my new Cricut?