Welcome to Dreams Inspire Us to Create!

I believe that our hopes and dreams inspire our creativity. If you can visualize what you want to create, you can do it! I hope this becomes a place to explore and share as well as to inspire all who visit to create something special.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Busy Weekend!

This weekend was the weekend my daughter moved into her new home.  I had my grandson for a sleepover, then in the morning we went to his class which included arts & crafts, gym time and swimming.  We then went to the new house.  I had stayed up late the night before to make a special card for my daughter and her husband.  Here is a picture of the card.
 Then  I decided to join in an online swarm on the Cricut Circle Forum this weekend.  There were four challenges to complete.  I managed to complete two plus a calling card.  One of my projects actually included the criteria for more than one of the challenges.  The only one I didn't complete in time was the last challenge which was to include a frame.  The first challenge was a sketch challenge.  I completed a card for this one.  Before I got this done, though, I got distracted and ended up making two other cards as well.  I will post these ones later as I haven't taken pictures of them yet.  The second challenge was a note card gift set.  This was really easy and I think it turned out pretty nice.  Have a look and let me know what you think!  The swarm was a lot of fun and very inspirational. Hopefully I will get the rest of the pictures posted tomorrow or Friday.

                                                                      Card Challenge

                                                      Note Card Gift Set Challenge

                                       Calling Card (also color challenge & wet challenge)
Needless to say, now I am pooped!  But it feels good to have accomplished a lot in a short time!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Creative Memories Cartridge

I just ordered the new Cricut cartridge exclusive to Creative Memories, Stork's Delivery.  I also bought the Baby Girl Celebration Collection.   I can hardly wait for them to arrive.  Then I'll get busy!   I plan on doing a scrapbook for my new little granddaughter who will be born at the end of April.  I thought I would do the pages and then her mom could add the pictures and journal as the pictures are taken.  Might be easier this way. I am still working on my grandson's album but find it hard to find the time lately.  I am adding the pictures and of course then after choosing, I am sizing and cropping then doing the page.  A much longer process.  Once I get him caught up I will prepare the pages and give it to my daughter to add journaling and pictures.  Right now I am working on more work tasks for our little ones at school.  I have cut out flowers, which we will add their target speech words to.  I cut out bumblebees which will be attached to popscicle sticks.  The children will get a bee and have to search out their words which will be taped or velcroed to walls, etc around the classroom.  I'll post pictures later once they are laminated and ready to go. 


Hi Diana!  Thank you for your kind comments!  I just used brads to attach the vellum.  I am waiting for my Creative Memories order.  I ordered some vellum tabs so next time will probably try them as well.  I really like the looks of the brads so probably will still add something like them as well. 

Thanks also to Lisa for following me!  I am coming over to see your blog as soon as I can. 

Wow!  I have six followers now!  This is getting to be fun!