"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

March 6, 2012

CD Envelope

I mentioned earlier that I was making a CD of photos for my step-daughter, Amy.  Amy is such a blessing in my life so I thought I would make a nice envelope for the CD.  Below is the finished envelope.  I used Dawn Griffith's pattern for inspiration, but I altered it slightly to include a flap to close the envelope.  Thanks Dawn!

March 5, 2012

Doing Great!

First, I want to thank all of you for your kind words and prayers!  Gary is doing great.  He's been keeping busy being back to work full-time and keeping up with his college courses and believe me, those on-line classes are lots of work!  Spring break is next week but if you've ever been a serious college student, you know that spring break is not really a break, it's just a chance to catch up and work on research papers, which is exactly what Gary plans for that week.

In other news.....poor Abby girl is very nervous the last few days - the wind is blowing with 50-70 mph wind gusts and she can't find a spot in the house that is free of wind noise and of course, her favorite spot is on my lap - shaking the whole time!  Prince, on the other hand, can sleep (& snore!) through just about anything. 

I hope all of you have a wonderful week and again, thank you ever so much for your kind words and prayers. 

Martha Stewart Scoreboard

I recently put together some very thick cards for our 13 grandkids and discovered afterwards that the cards did not fit in a standard A2 envelope!  I didn't like the finished sizes of the envelopes provided on the triangle, so I experimented with my Martha Stewart scoreboard for a thick A2 envelope, a 6" square envelope, a 3" square envelope, and a gift card envelope.  This is what I came up with:

Envelope - Thick A2 Card:
Cut paper 8-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Score sides A & C at 3"
Score sides B & D at 3-3/4"

Envelope - 6" Square Card:
Cut paper to 9-3/4" x 9-3/4"
Score all sides at 3-3/4"

Envelope - 3" Square Card:
Cut paper to 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Score all sides at 2-1/4"

Envelope - Gift Card:
Cut paper to 4-5/8" x 4-5/8"
Score sides A & C at 1-1/2"
Score sides B & D at 2-1/8"