The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team is taking a little break to spend the Holidays with our families. Each day, a new project, by a design team member will be posted on the blog. My project, my Christmas Jammies were posted on day 2. So head on over there for a new project each day, and some Christmas inspiration.
I haven't posted in a while, but I have had a great time with my family celebrating the holidays. I love spending time with my family, espically since we live 2 hours away and don't get to see them as often as we once did.
While I was doing some shopping, I came across this pair of pajama pants on the clearance rack. I thought they were really cute and since they had the small stripe of silver in them, that they would make a great iron-on project. I couldn't decide what to put on it, but after thinking about it for a while, I settled on my name. I have an unusual name, thanks to the creativity of my parents and grandparents. I'm told that my name was Amanda LeAnn up until the day I was born, and my dad said that I didn't look like an Amanda to him, so they began searching and thinking of a new name. I believe that it was my grandma Betty who came up with "JoNeita." It is a combination of both of my grandmother's names - Betty Jo and Boneita. That is why I spell it with a capital "N." Most people don't know, but my first name is Evelyn, which is also my mother's name, and was my great-grandmothers name as well. So, I am proud to say that I am named after my mother, both my grandmothers, and my great-grandmother, then my maiden name was Spicer, from my dad. When I got married, I didn't drop my maiden name, like most people do, I wanted to keep it. So, I just tacked Kelly on the end, and made Spicer kind of like a second middle name.
So, since there were two Evelyn's already, as I was growing up, I was always called JoNeita. My great-grandmother didn't pass away until I was in my 20's, she was just a few weeks from her 95th birthday, I hope I live that long. So, I had a different kind of name. One that most people can't spell, can't pronounce (It's Jo....Neita, with a J not a G), and that most people I meet are afraid of. I'll answer to almost any variation of the name, as I know it's hard. A lot of people call me Jo, which is fine too, and a lot easier to remember. Actually, many of the kids in our family have giving me a couple of great nicknames, because they can't say JoNeita. My cousin Alexis called me "Geita" until she was in middle school, and sometimes still does.
Anyway, the reason for all this, is that because I have a creative name, I never had personalized clothes and could never find anything with my name on it. It was cool when I was in middle school to have a notebook or keychain with your name on it, but of course, it was impossible to find one with my name on it. I could find things with the name Evelyn on it, but no one knew me by that name. At my high school graduation, a guy who I had been in school with since kindergarten, asked me "Your name is Evelyn?" I guess when they only hear it once a year, the first day of school, it is easy to forget.
So, I decided to put my name on this pair of pajama pants, and I love how it turned out. I used the Disney Mickey Font Cartridge and silver iron-on glitter vinyl. I cut the letters out, placed them, and ironed them on. It was super easy, and I love them.
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So....I'm a couple of hours late posting this, sorry. My days are all mixed up as we have been stuck in the house since last Thursday because of an ice storm in our area. I'm going a bit crazy, it's hard to keep a 6 year old occupied, for days on end, without being able to spend much time outside. Plus, we watched Wreck it Ralph on Friday, and now he has watched it multiple times each day since. Actually, he is watching it again, for the 100th time, right now. Oh, well he likes it and it keeps him entertained for an hour at a time.
So, I was super good and was able to get all my Christmas cards made during the Thanksgiving break. This is one of them, and I love how it turned out. I used the Doodlecharms cartridge to cut out the snow globe, and tore paper to create the snow banks. I recently joined the Stamps of Life "Die Hard" club and bought the "Christmas2buld" stamp set, which I love, and used for all the stamped elements on this card (the snowman, trees, snowflakes, and sentiment). Then I finished it off with some snowflake pattern paper, some pen work, and some green and white bakers twine. Oh, and I colored in the trees using a brown gelly roll pen and a green glaze pen.
Paper: Recollections Jingle Jolly Stack and Recollections cardstock
Stamps: Stamps of Life Christmas2Build set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Pens: White and Brown Gelly roll pens, Green Glaze pen
Other: Foam tape (to pop up the snowman), and green and white bakers twine by Studio G
Bitten by the Bug 2
Hiding in my Craft Room
Craftin Desert Divas
What do you do when you have a great story to tell, one that you want to preserve in a scrapbook, but don't really have any pictures to go along with it? I choose to create a scrapbook layout that will focus on the story, and use decorative items to create a beautiful page. That is what happened with this page. It is about my journey from Victoria to Houston to Dallas, which was quite a trip. Let's just say it involves a 8 passenger plane, a storm over Houston, and a lot of waiting around in airports. I only had two small pictures, and they weren't very good pictures at that. So, I did a lot of journaling, which you can't see in this picture, but you can see where I hid it below in the next set of images.
Cricut: Beep Beep, Craft Room Basics, & Simply Charmed
Paper: DCWV - The Playtime Stack
Ink: Tim Holtz Tea Die Distress Ink
Stamp: Peachy Keen Face Stamps
Cuttlebug: Darice Chevron Embossing Folder
Other: Spectrum Noir - EB5, TB6, & FS6; Blue gelly roll pen, Recollections yellow strip washi tape, & transparent sheet with journaling on computer.
Die Cuttin Divas
Scrappy Mom Stamps
My Craft Spot
Blog Update: December 11, 2013
My Take Flight Layout was showcased on the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge site. This was a sketch challenge, that I don't normally participate in, but this one really inspired me :)
A good friend of mine asked me to make a banner for a bridal shower that she was helping to plan. She wanted a banner that said "Soon To Be Mrs. Gulley," clean, simple, and elegant. I cut the banner in white cardstock, using Craft Room Basics. I used a rounded corner square, then added a small circle in each corner, so that they would all match. There is nothing worse than trying to line up the holes using a hole punch. Next I cut the letters and the heart (in pink sparkle paper) using Plantin Schoolbook, and embossed them using a Damask Darice embossing folder. Then it was as easy as attaching everything together and stringing it all using a black satin ribbon.
Come to find out, I forgot the E in Gulley, so I had to come back and make another, but that was easy enough since I had saved the file in Craft Room.
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook & Craft Room Basics
Cuttlebug: Damask Darice Embossing Folder
Paper: DCWV the glitter cardstock stack & Recollections cardstock
Ribbon: Black Satin Ribbon (don't remember where I bought it, but it was prob. Jo Ann's or Michaels)
Hiding In My Craft Room
My Craft Spot
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
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