01 May 2008

Happy May Day 2U!!

Hello and Happy May Day to you!! I hope with this first day of May we will soon see Spring here in the Midwest -- warmer weather will be nice ;o)

I had a few extra hours tonight in my busy schedule and I put them to fun use ;o) I used my Cricut and the "Bags, Tags & Boxes" cartridges and cut out some May Day Bags! These were cut on the Cricut Expressions machine using the 12x24 mat -- each bag was cut out at 9". The little tag is from the same cartridge too!

They were fun to make with the limited time I had -- I could have maybe rolled an inked wheel over them to add a bit more stampin' detail but I didnt have that time -- the only thing stamped on here is the 'happy' on the tag ~ how sad ~ but thats ok ;o)

So whattdaya' think? Would you like one? I think it's time that I offer some 'blog candy' again!! Please leave a comment here on my blog entry today about something that you do for May Day, or that you have done on May Day or something that you have received on May Day -- you get it -- and then I'll draw a random winner tomorrow night! Please be sure to check back and if you are the winner then I will ask that you contact me via email with your deets and I will get it in the mail to you!!

~ TFL & Enjoy ~


sjk said...

I just followed your link from SCS to your blog to see what you were up to with your CRICUT. I bought mine about 2 weeks ago and it is still in the box. I am in the middle of setting up my new studio and want everything put away before this distracts me! Your bags are great! Do you know if I need special cartridge to "weld" the letters together to make a word rather than singular letters?

love2Bcreative said...

It's not a 'cartridge' you need to weld your letters but a computer program called "Cricut Design Studio" -- but you can cut your letters out individually without this program ~ HTH ;o) I love my Cricut - I have the program too but have not played with it much yet...but have used my Cricut a TON!

sjk said...

Oops! I hit return before I was finished. I wanted to tell you that I always used to deliver May Baskets to my teachers. Then as a kindergarten teacher I always had the children make baskets to deliver. I don't think many people around here do that anymore....sad but true.
Sara in WI

Danyelle Kessler said...

I love the goodie boxes...just wanted to tell you that I caught a few of your things on SCS, but I don't want to enter for blog candy.

Lindsay said...

Way cool!! I love my cricut expressions!! Thanks for the chance to win!! These are great boxes!

Sarah said...

I seriously need to get me one of those Cricut machines. Maybe I'll ask dh for it for Christmas. He never knows what to get me anyhow! You're bags look great btw!

JAR said...

Oh how I wish I had that machine and could make these! Super cute! We usually make cones out of paper and tie up with a ribbon - although this year we are doing fancy paper cups with curly pipe cleaners and ribbon for the tops of the little baskets!

Anonymous said...

What cute bags...May day...I love may..the beginning of warm weather..I love spring. I don't really do anything for May day..but I would love to take the day off (from schooling my boys) and craft all day..but can't do that..need to keep movin' along. Thanks so much for the chance to win.


Primitive Seasons said...

Never celebrated May Day. But it's a bang up idea! Spring's arrival and warm weather. I think a nice lunch on the screened porch would start it off just right. Would love to win one of your bags.



wandabing said...

Hey stranger!!!

Have you missed me- asking yourself WHO IS THIS?!?!?! yet?? Usually on May Day I start getting myself ready for Cinco de Mayo and have a margarita..... THIS year, however, not in the mood- too friggin' cold in WY- YUCK!!! I think I'll just hit the hard stuff-J/K!!!!
wandabing (SCS Swapping addict- ready for another one!!!)

Stampin' Silva said...

Very cool bags! I've never seen a Cricut in action, maybe I should take a peek at other Cricut creations and see what it's all about! On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't! Could be the death of my budget all over again! ;)

I haven't celebrated May Day in ages I'm afraid. When I was a child we used to do May poles at school. My husband and children have a Mexican heritage so we tend to get more excited about Cinco de Mayo than we do for May Day. One of our close friends also has a birthday on May 5th. :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I don't do anything special for May 1st, but May is special because my birthday, anniversary and mother's day all fall within the same week.

love2Bcreative said...

Hello Ladies!!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by my blog today ~ I truly appreciate each and every one of you ;o)

*tooting horns* A winner has been chosen -- I asked my fellow officers to choose a number and if you were that posted number (in order as posted) you won!

They chose lucky number 12 -- Melody (Lacyquilter) CONGRATS Melody ;o) Please send me an email - you can find that contact info on my blog page over on the right hand side - otherwise feel free to do it thru SCS too!!
Once I get your mailing address your goodies will be enroute to your house!

Please stay tuned Ladies to other blog candy opportunities this summer ;o))

Shangrla said...

Your May Baskets are SOOOO cute! I had BIG trouble logging into your blog yesterday for some reason, but today was zippity quick. "May Day" is also "Law Day" in California. Not many ppl. from North Carolina seem to know what May Baskets are? I need to educate them I think. NEXT YEAR for sure. Shangrla