Sunday, December 29, 2013

Megan is on a penguin kick!

Megan is enjoying making her thank you notes with penguins.    Sometimes she embellishes with cuttlebug, other times with stickers- although I do not think any two thank you notes were the same.  So many to thank, we have so much to be grateful for, most of all each other. God bless and happy new year  to all.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How do you express gratitude to someone who has helped Megan move forward? (Words were not enough)

Megan made this card for someone who helped her gain more independence.  Megan used the cuttlebug on the lilac paper- with her left hand which had been operated on extensively this summer.  This made a star texture for the background.  This card was made with the Create a Friend cartridge which Megan received yesterday for her birthday.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween

Of course, in our home  with the Christmas card chaos, centerpieces/raffle stuff we are cutting for a charity dance, and the other items we cut to give away- we forgot about Halloween!  Here was a cute card, simple but filled with love for a first Halloween for a very adorable boy!
The leaves above are  fall colored and metallic.  They are textured and make the card "pop" but needed to be placed  on the card with a glue gun.  The cards had the pre-printed dot paper.
  Have a safe and Happy Halloween

Recent wedding card- using gemstones, stamps, and cricut cuts - many textures and cuts here

Friday, October 18, 2013

Special Birthday card for special friend

We love to use the Cricut Craft room to make "backers" for the cards.  See the scallop edge background on the front of the card? Using solid paper and then creating texture with the Cuttlebug is one way to make the front of the card "pop".  Or you can use a paper with a design - as we did here- to make an interesting background for the feature piece.  I use the craft room to make different sizes for the "backers"  and then we cut a lot at a time.  When it is time to create a card, it is fun to pick out which backer to use.   It also helps add dimension to the design.  

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Christmas cards and cricut go together!


Megan made these cards while recuperating from a very complex and painful surgery.  They took a long time, but it is very important to remember those who sacrifice everything for us at home.  Veteran's Day is coming, please remember those who serve our country.

Congratulations to the new teachers we know!

Megan had surgery August 22 and had her left hand in a cast as she waited for the new school year to start.  That did not stop her from making cards for new  teachers!

Baptism card with "something to remember" cartridge

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

day before surgery and still making cards

Megan is having hand surgery tomorrow and she was still making cards today.  She finished some birthday and anniversary cards and a special Baptism one.  These will be given out in the next few days.  Below is a special thank you note for the Borough President Jim Molinaro. Mr. Molinaro held an Autism Awareness night with the fun theme of "Beatles Blast".  The Richmond County Ballpark was packed with a very happy audience enjoying local talents.   The fun night even showcased two groups of special Staten Islanders who serenaded the crowd.  Megan sang with On Your Mark and I never heard "All You Need Is Love" sound so good.
Below is the picture of Megan this afternoon at work on her Cricut Expression and the thank you note. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cards for Wounded Warriors

Megan finally completed some cards for the Wounded Warrior Project.  We can never make enough cards for this cause.  As she gets ready for surgery next week, we will try to work on another batch.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Get Well card

With her Cricut Expression, Megan used the Animal Antics cartridge to make the koala astronaut.  The spaceship was from the Everyday Paper Dolls.  The words were from Animal Antics and, I believe,  Beyond Birthdays.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

This bear is too cute to be this serious!

Megan loves the fact that this bear has a bow tie and a laptop!

angel bear for "Guardian angel" Godparents

Megan made this thank you note for my Godparents- who really are like Guardian Angels.  Megan loves the Teddy Bear Parade Cartridge.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

thank you for lemonade stand fundraiser

Here is a picture of the thank you notes we are still working on.  Megan wanted to have baseball fan bears for the notes.  We still have a lot to do, but wanted to share.  Megan was a 2011 New York Yankees HOPE Week honoree in 2011.  The New York Yankees gifted her with a special lemonade stand that now goes on the road for fundraising.  On June 23 the Staten Island Yankees hosted the stand at the Richmond County Ball Park and the lemonade stand raised over 4300 dollars for the Manresa Columbian Club.  The Manresa Columbian club is the home of the Manresa Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes (2147).  Megan is a member of the Columbiettes and the Manresa Columbian club was devastated in Hurricane Sandy and had to be rebuilt in order to keep delivering charitable works and services to the neighborhood which was hit so hard. 
     Congratulations to the 2013 New York Yankees HOPE week honorees whom are being honored this week.  You truly are an inspiration to us all.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Megan wants what Megan wants, so dinosaurs are in for Mother's Day!
Enjoy Mother's Day- especially enjoy the crafting time together!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Special Guest Card Creator- Erin (Megan's sister)

Megan's sister, Erin, created this amazing thank you card. As you can see from the image on the phone next to the card, this card was a cricut created replica of the Mayday album cover. Erin wanted to thank someone who went above and beyond to return a lost item. 
Erin, so proud of you- beautiful card!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Busy Birthday Season!

After doing over 115 umbrella 'favors' for the Columbiettes charity tea, Megan has been busy making birthday cards! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sneak Peek

Megan is making favors for a fundraiser in mid-April.  The fundraiser is being run by the Manresa Columbiettes Auxiliary- of which she is a member- and it is a "spring tea"  with the theme of April Showers.   These cute umbrellas will all have labels on the back thanking attendees.  The fundraiser is to rebuild our Council in  Staten Island  since it was demolished by Hurricane Sandy. Couldn't wait till that day to share- look at her face and how happy she is.  She decides- and there is no arguing with her- what colors and how to decorate each one.  She made over 70 and is about halfway there!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

happy Birthday, Uncle Joe!

Today is a very special uncle's birthday.  He has always been a source of support and prayer for our family.  He has shown us the spirit of being a Knight of Columbus and a family man. He and my godmother have volunteered for their church and community.  I have been the luckiest person in the world in terms of godparents and Megan has received so much love from them. Wishing you love  and happiness always, Uncle Joe! 

Hope your Valentine's Day was lovely!

Megan wanted every student in her school to have a homemade valentine- so last Saturday we were on a mission.  Each card and dog was cut from the Expression and inside were labels printed with a message. 

Birthday for a dear friend

Love the Disney Classics Cricut cartridge

Happy Birthday, Joseph!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Special Tae Kwon Do teacher card

Megan made this card for the birthday of a very special Tae Kwon Do teacher.  Warm wishes to a wonderful person!  (Yes, Michael, we mean you!)