"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

June 20, 2010

Independence Day - Small

This card is small - it's only 4-3/4" x 3". I really enjoy small cards sometimes, less space to work into a design!


Flower Thoughts Card

Here's my version of a card I saw on Karlee's blog (karleekrafts.com). Thanks Karlee for the inspiration for this simple card.


June 18, 2010

Wall Hangings

Here are two wall hangings I made - the purple one for my craft room and the black one for my sister's craft room. They each match our craft rooms! I always call my big sister the professional scrapbooker - she's just that amazing! My sister can arrange flowers, sketch, draw, and paint. Those are about the only crafts I can't do! She's a professional organizer (The Domestic Diva) and loves to decorate her home. I can barely draw a stick person! But then, she can't knit or crochet, either, haha! She's my only sister, my best friend, and she's always been there when I need her! She has a birthday in August and I think she'll be very surprised when she sees her wall hanging.


2 Independence Day Cards

Red, White & Blue is all I had in mind for this circular card. The card without the ribbon was cut using Cricut Design Studio as one piece; the card with the ribbon is just 2 circles cut on the Cricut at 4-1/2" using Plantin SchoolBook.


King of the Grill Card #2

Here's another card made with the King of the Grill stamp set (SU) from their summer mini catalog. Very simple & fun to make!


June 14, 2010

Thank you!

I really like the "Western Boots & Hats" stamp I've used twice now, both times borrowing it from a friend, I didn't know whose design it was or who the manufacturer was, so I put the question to the MB members at SplitCoastStampers and a nice lady named Roberta responded that she had the stamp and she sent the stamp to me. Thank you Roberta! You are so sweet to part with this stamp. (I've changed the recipes to add the name of the manufacturer - Ann-ticipations.)

June 9, 2010

Graduation Thank You Card

I'm finally done with graduation thank you cards! I made a total of 83, but I mess 3 up after a horrible thing happened! Well it was horrible to me.

My friend (the grad's mom) let me borrow this really great ink dauber, I don't have a clue who makes it or how old it was, but I know I spent 2 hours on the internet trying to replace it! Anyway, it accidentally got lost and ended up I think in a trash can in my craft room. So, when I had to tell my friend I lost it (she told me to guard it with my life, lol, since she can't replace it!), I made her stand across the room when I told her because I was afraid she'd throw something at me (just kidding, she's too gentle natured)!

She wasn't near as upset as I was and still am. I was stressing big time, I was upset for hours trying to figure out where it disappeared! So, I'm in search of something to replace it, maybe I'll try to make something.

So, anyway, I got halfway through these thank you cards and lost this ink dauber, so I had to try another technique, ended up sponging the fronts instead (not nearly as cool!), and messed up three cards trying to get it just right.

I still can't figure out how to make another dauber for my friend. It's not foam, it's this hard plastic web stuff with little points sticking out that grab barely any ink (not like the dauber CTMH sells in their tool set!).

This is NOT my idea, this card, my friend and I came up with it together, I just know her son, knew she had the stamp, his casual grad pics and some of his announcements were all about his horses, so, this is the card we decided for his thank you notes - simple and quick!