Monday, July 6, 2015

Megan's lemonade stand for charity 2015

As you know, Megan was a New York Yankees HOPE week honoree in 2011 for her charity work and for helping others "perservere and excel". Since Megan had been doing lemonade stand for years for various charities, the New York Yankees made her a custom wheelchair friendly lemonade stand. Now each year, to continue the tradition, we bring the lemonade stand to the Richmond County Ballpark- home of the Staten Island Yankees- and still give out free lemonade for charity.  This year Megan did the lemonade stand for the newly launched Staten Island Yankees Foundation , along with her friends and family. The lemonade stand raised over 4500 dollars last week!
See the stand, with her last minute sign on the side of the stand and the thank you notes she is still making.
The thank you notes incorporate the Cricut Explore, washi tape and Cricut craft foam.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Box card for a special couple's engagement



Megan used the Cricut Explore to make this card for Michael and Liz.  They got engaged at Disney last September and when Megan gave this to them at their engagement party last week, they seemed pleased that she incorporated the Cinderella theme, Michael's love of Star Wars, the date they met and they date they got engaged.  Now what can we do for the wedding next year?

Friday, June 5, 2015

Get well card

Megan made this card for a special aunt who is under the weather. Let's hope that Tigger will help her bounce back soon!  She used the  Cricut Explore to make the sign by adding the text. Tigger was made with Print and Cut and the orange was then cut with card stock to layer Tigger.   The tree was also Print and Cut and the red door was layered with card stock.  We hope our aunt is better soon!

Monday, April 20, 2015

116 favors for Charity tea

Megan made the favors for the 5th  Annual Manresa Columbiettes  Charity Tea. Megan is a Columbiette and often can not make the night time meetings, but supports the charity events. She started making these ladybugs for decorations/favors months ago. She used the Create a critter (2) cartridge and made 116  ladybugs with the Cricut  Explore.  She also made signs for the tea, signs for raffles and of course happily attended it yesterday.  Everything was donated and once all is totaled up, the money will go to local charities or those in need. Megan also proclaimed that next year she is making the favors cupcake shaped!  (Always  thinking ahead and hitting the sales for supplies!)


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

her Irish eyes were smiling while she made this card

Megan made this card for a very special friend, and she loved every minute of it!


poster for charity event

Megan made these cuts for a poster for her local dayhab organization.  They were having a casino night and Megan made the cuts and designed the poster, she brought the items in and the young men and women made the sign.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Remembering the troops on Valentine's day!

Megan proudly displays cards she did for the troops!


 Megan signed each card she did- thank you Dr. Carlson for making it possible  for Megan to write her name by herself!  (surgery was Sept. 2014). Using the cricut machines has been part of Megan's post op rehab since 2010- 4  difficult surgeries- but after each one she continued to make cards for others and posters for charities...Never give up.....

Not sure how we did this sideways, but you get the idea- here is a one of the cards she did.  The others had puppy love and dogs....

late post- Tiny Tim cards with the Explore

Didn't want to post the pictures before Christmas and ruin the surprise of the cards- but then forgot to post!  Megan proudly made these with the Explore. Lots of intricate layers but great results with this machine.



Friday, October 31, 2014

getting ready for Christmas- this year with new technology

Megan is enjoying making Christmas cards with the Explore this year.  Considering that she is only 5 weeks post op with the right hand, she really is an amazing kid.  She loves making cards with lots of details- and if some pieces are too tiny for her to glue, she has no problem having me assist her with a toothpick and Elmer's glue.  Every card is literally filled with love. It is all about the fun.