Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The box is full of yummy chocolate...I am sure that is a must-have for most teachers to stay sane. We found out last night that her life is super stressful right now anyway. Chocolate always helps. I made a simple card to just say thanks with a short message. I didn't want anything too long or drawn out, especially with Christmas coming up. I am sure I will want to write something longer then. Of course, no gift basket would be complete without a tag.
I was thrilled to use up some of this older SU! paper that I have been hanging on to. It is one of my favorite collections so I have been hoarding it, but I have SO much stuff that I have to start using it up.
You can see the basket all wrapped up in cellophane here. I gave her some clorox wipes, tissue, hand sanitizer, gum, chocolate and a bottle of Bath and Body Works soap, Apple of course. I had a lot of fun making this ensemble. I am hoping to have more time in the future to create. In my new home, we have a big family room in the basement which is devoted to my craft space, kids play area and T.V. area. It is perfect so I can have the little ones playing while I am creating. NOw....if there were just more hours in the day. Thanks for fluttering by!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I loved the colors of the gift bag and the cute little bird. I had just recently bought this bird stamp from PTI and it was perfect. I had a lot of fun recreating some of the fun glittery details from the gift sack as well as the fun colors. I really like making this fun challenge for myself. I just went to the dollar store and bought 4 more bags to make cards for.
I love the dimension that you can achieve using the diecuts that go with this cute bird set. I have only used it the once, but I can tell it will be a favorite. I also added some die cut felt ric-rac which I Love to make.
My baby is doing really good and he is growing so fast! I will keep you posted with fun pictures. This is him at 6 weeks which was last Wednesday! Thanks for fluttering by!! P.S. I have been working on a fun teacher ensemble this afternoon that I am planning on giving to Emma's teacher at Parent Teacher conferences on Wednesday. I will share it with you when I am done!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
It has officially been a week since our family moved into our new home. It has been super crazy, super stressful and super busy!!! I am sure you have all been wondering where I have been, but between putting our house up for sale, having it sell within the week and trying to find a new one, pack and move, I haven't had a spare second for blogging. I still have lots of designs to share with you, but haven't had time. I am super excited because I have a new creative space. It will be the last thing I get set up since I have 4 kids, a husband and a baby on the way, but I can't wait to set it up and get crafty! I look forward to a new season of crafting in my new space! Thanks for fluttering by!
Sunday, June 23, 2013
My husband and I celebrated our 15th Anniversary this week. I can't believe it has been that long! I wanted to share this design on our Anniversary, but didn't get a chance. The hearts are from the "Heart Prints" set from PTI and I seem to always use it for wedding cards. I think I need to invest in a wedding set.
I added some metallic cord and pearls to give it a little more detail. Very simple, yet elegant! Thanks for fluttering by!
Friday, June 14, 2013
I really love paper piecing this sweet little carriage. I used pattern paper for the larger bits and then colored the rest. I added some glossy accents to the pattern paper for some shine.
The word "baby" was die-cut using one of the new dies from PTI. I can see myself using this one a lot. Of course, you all know I am obsessed with the rolled felt flowers, so I added two using two shades of pink. I had to add some bling to the carriage, flowers and the letter "o' in welcome. I had a lot of fun making this card. Thanks for fluttering by!
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Last week's Make it Monday for PTI was to create a flagged border, which you can see I did here. I just used some scraps of left over paper and called it good! Of course, I am obsessed with adding a die-cut number if I know how old the recipient is, or if they aren't ashamed of me putting it on the front! LOL! I die-cut this one using pattern paper and then added some glossy accents over the top.
It has been a while since I used narrow grosgrain ribbon on a card, but it seemed to work nicely with this design since I had already used a lot of patterns and things on the border. I added some stickles to the hearts on the flip-flops, which I smeared! Ughh! I tried my best to clean it up, and truly it shows up more in the photo than in real life!