Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Apple of my Eye!

 I really wanted to make something for my daughter's teacher at the beginning of the school year, but with moving and being preggo, I didn't get a chance. I redeemed myself by taking her a basket of goodies to her parent/teacher conference that we had last night.  She seemed really happy, especially with the box of tissue. I think I will have to send her more on a regular basis.

 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

Happy Birthday to you!

 A while back, I started buying as many cute gift sacks at the dollar store that I could find.  Once I had them, I would make cards to coordinate with them. Once I was done making the card, I would slide it inside the flat bag and set them both aside until I needed them. I had the intention of not photographing the card until I was ready to give it and then post them here. has a way of making other plans. Between moving and having a baby and losing ALL of my digital photos from the last 5 years or so, things have been hard.  We were able to recover the last batch of photos from both cameras, but that was all. I have been sick inside. I won't bore you with any more details of that, but I was able to recover these photos so I thought I would share them with you. Would I rather have some precious photos of my kids rather than something for my blog.....ABSOLUTELY YES!!, but here it is anyway.

 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!