Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum, How many teachers do you Thank?

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What a a Fun and Bubbly project to appreciate multiple teachers at a school! Teachers spend countless hours creating a fun and loving learning environments for our kids without expecting anything in return but how can we not thank someone who spends 7 hours straight with our kids! I know I don’t say the TWO words near enough and doing these little inexpensive gestures shows them that we really our Thankful for the work they do!
A few days ago I was at the Dollar Tree, a place that things just happen to jump into the cart and scream at me “Please turn me into one of your fabulous creations” Okay or maybe it’s just me thinking “hmmm…what can I do to jazz this up!” Well These plain looking gumball machines were on an end cap and I knew I could create something fun, so I grabbed one and 3 bags of gumballs to fill up the globe. Once I got home I opened up Silhouette Studio and began playing….that’s when I came up with the idea of a teacher gift…I found an Owl with an apple and then created a number strip to go all the way around the globe along the seam, Then of course I grabbed my SQ1 Printable for easy application and within a few minutes the Gumball Machine was complete!
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Gumball Machine Supplies
SQ1 Printable
Wild Ride Font (for the numbers)
Owl with Apple Silhouette Store#64830
Dollar Tree Gumball Machine and Gumballs

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No gift is complete without a card! Surfing through my Scrap papers I found matching School theme, Best feeling ever when you can get a second use out of already chopped up paper! I then decided to go with an easel card design.
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Card Supplies
A-2 Card base
School Theme cardstock
Polka Dot Apple Silhouette Store#10810 (for the inside of the card)
CTMH exclusive inks Pacifica and Pear
CTMH Black Stars
CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Pg.69 (Apple) Icon@ 3″ and Shift-Icon@ 3″


Spooktacular Fast Train

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I can’t believe Fall is here tomorrow! ‘Witch’ means it’s time to start decorating for Halloween!
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Our Entry Door has said “Welcome” for a while and was well over due for some added decorations! You will love that this project takes less then an hour from start to finish!
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This project will fit great in just about any space. All you need to do is re-size the images and in Silhouette Studio it just takes a few clicks of the mouse. This project turned out to be fast and inexpensive! I adjust the registration marks in silhouette, then right click on image and selected send to back or send to front, to keep images from having the white overlap the actual image. Now all 5 images fit on ONE sheet of SQ1 Printable!

For this Spooktacularly Fast project, here is a list of supplies you will need to complete it
Silhouette Machine
Inkjet printer
SQ1 Printable Halloween Train on Mat
These images from silhouette store(I have a monthly subscription, cutting the cost of images drastically)
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CTMH Artfully Sent Bundle

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Guess what came in the mail this morning? Yep, My CTMH Artuflly Sent Bundle! Since there has been a little confusion on what comes in this Bundle, I decided to make a short video of all the goodies that come with the Cartridge!

I can’t wait to really get playing and make some Amazing Cards but also use it to create fantastic layouts in the weeks to follow!


Sticking my Neck out there!

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HELLO, Crafty Turtles! It’s time to get this blog up and going! I have been attempting to make my first post for over a year….for some reason life keeps happening! I realized I just have to pencil blogging on the schedule, just like I do all the other fun and exciting events for the family but this one will be for me! I am hoping to provide you with tips, trick, and inspiration in your everyday crafting NEEDS, and yes some enabling will happen too! As I get this blog up and going I just ask that you have patience as this is all out of the “Shell” for me! It seems only fitting to wrap up this first post with a Crafty Tortoise Quote, so Here goes, “A Piece of Paper, a Dab of Glue and lots of Embellishments and you’ll Go Slow Too!”