Monday, October 26, 2015

CTMH Halloween treat box

Hello! Hello! I made these cute little boxes for the sister's I visit teach.  I created the box itself on cricut craft room and cut it out on my cricut.  To do t this, simply weld the squares together to form a "t". I used CTMH'S Artbooking cricut cartridge for the overlays. I used white pigment ink to distress the edges of the box and attached the overlays using 3D foam tape.
For the bookmark, I stamped one of the scriptures fromCTMH'S "Look to the Light" stamp set with black ink. The flower background is one of the stamps from CTMH'S stamp of the month set for September 2015 using sorbet ink. Then I distressed the edges with bamboo ink.
Thanks for stopping by! - Dari :)

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Wow!  When I logged onto Blogger, I noticed that my pageviews for my blog have reached 10064.  At first, I had to think about it. When I realized it wasn't 1,064 but 10,064 I just about screamed!  Yeah!  Some of us are a little crazy (lol).  Plus, I don't think I could scream if I wanted to right now.  I am fighting a head cold :(.  

This fun layout I am sharing with you today is the layout we are going to do at my monthly scrapbooking group next Thursday.  I am really pleased with the results.  The photo does not do it justice.  Those coming to the group do the 12x12 spreads, so theirs are cut to that size.  

I will attempt to remember which ingredients I used for this.  It's hard to utilize brain cells when your head is pounding :).
*Note: All ingredients are CTMH.
White daisy card stock
Lagoon shimmer tape
Artbooking Stamp Set
Hopscotch (I think) Stamp Set
Artbooking Cricut cartridge
Last January's 2015 special stamp set (Celebrate New Year?)
Chalk It Up paper pack
Flaxen card stock
Dye Inks: sorbet, glacier, lagoon, black.

Thanks for stopping by! -Dari

Monday, October 12, 2015

Dia de Los Muertos Juego de pareado

Dia de los Muertos:  

Hello! Hello!  I almost feel like I should be saying, !Hola!  Today I had a meeting with several other mothers about classroom parties for my Little Princess' class.  She is in a dual immersion class.  We began talking about doing some things to incorporate the hispanic culture into the parties.  

Halloween is the perfect time to include some things from Dia de Los Muertos.  In the United States, we celebrate Halloween.  It is more of a pagan holiday- monsters, ghouls, evil spirits, you get the idea.  It is pretty ironic; however, that the symbol of Halloween is the Jack-O-lantern, and the symbol for Dia de Los Muertos is the calavera (skull), because Dia de Los Muertos is the equivalent of our Memorial Day.  BUT, we downsize Memorial Day, and the Hispanic culture celebrates it to the fullest.  

For two days (Nov. 1st and 2nd), they have different traditions that help them remember their deceased loved ones.  They decorate their graves, eat by their graves, bring out pictures and items that remind them of their dead.  It is a time of rejoicing.  They believe that as long as they remember their deceased loved ones, their spirits will not vanish.  

Anyway, I came home from the meeting and knew that the game I am in charge of for the Halloween party  was going to be a game to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos.  Here is what I have come up- a matching game!  My Little Princess is in 1st grade :).  One card has the amount of calaveras in english and one has the amount in spanish.  They go from one/una to twelve/doce.

You are welcome to grab your own copy on my website.

I hope you have a fabulous day! -Dari