This card is mounted on gorgeous green shimmery cardstock; then burgundy, another layer of green and then the top layer with all the bright colors. The "joy" is embossed with gold; the entire card is finished with a burgundy ribbon...I just LOVE it. I want to keep it within my eyesight as much as possible....this friend knows what a difficult year we've had with the loss of my DH's father. We still struggle so much day-to-day....more than I knew we would. The kids have bounced back much better than DH and I have! Figures...kids are so resilient.
Thank you for the beautiful gift CW!
I also ventured out and used my brand new Xyron 900 machine tonight. I've had it a month and never used it - overcame my fear (insert chuckle) and it worked GREAT; can't wait to see what else I can make - whee - the fun is JUST beginning.
Hope everyone had a great weekend; thanks for stopping by!
Haven't found much time to stamp; I have several Christmas orders due so I've worked on them a bit each night....getting closer. I hope to buckle down and get some stamping time in this weekend...it's only going to get crazier the closer we get to Christmas - and if it weren't 10:30 p.m., I'd head downstairs to stamp and play...but rest calls, so to bed I shall go.
Thanks for stopping by; have a great evening.
I saw the upcoming b-day girl tonight and asked "What's your favorite colors?". She replied "Lime Green, Pink, Orange"...that was enough for me, I just went flying with those colors.
The first is her b-day card with faux shaving cream on the "BIG"; the next 2 pictures are the front & back of a small notebook I made for her. I labeled the girls on the front of the little notebook; they'll get such a kick out of that!
The top card is on shimmery white paper; layered on Going Grey; layered on Eggplant Envy. The lower half of the top card is stamped with French Script; the top is stamped randomly with flowers - I need to learn to like more 'empty' space; it's a bit busy. The ribbon is 2-sided; purple and grey - not the best match of purples, but hey, my daughter was excited, so that's all that really matters, right?
I also made a little notebook to match the card and inserted it in the gift. The more I look at the card...it's growing on me. :)
I haven't had any time to create; but I hope to get back to it this week - I'm ready for some down time!
Our indoor dog (we have 3 outdoor/hunting dogs) is also with the vet and is in the early stages of kidney failure...she's old, but man, I'm stressing over losing her too. She's been with us for 13 years, so she's been here all of our kids lives - that's going to be another tough loss! Not sure what's going to happen yet.
I hope each of you had a fabulous Thanksgiving; check back soon for some new creations!
These are some of the post-it-note purses I made for the mini craft fair yesterday; these two pink ones have heart post-it-notes inside. I ended up selling ALL (yippee) the post-it-note purses I made.
I also made these more 'Christmas' themed post-it-note purses; these are so fun and easy to make; but look so awesome! They're all fastened with a small piece of Velcro at the top of the handle. The best part? When the post-it-notes run out - just fill it up again - kind of like the energizer bunny, it goes and goes and goes. Most people like to carry these in their purses - great idea...unless you have a purse like mine - it would get mutilated in there I'm afraid. LOL!!!
I also made several of the 'candles in a tin'; idea from Taylored Expressions. These were good selling items too; each tin holds approximatley 1 1/2 votives. These two have vanilla scents inside.
This next set (snowmen) have the cucumber melon scent which I normally don't like at all; but I thought these smelled great. These pics are a bit harder to see; but it's a snowman with a little person peeking around. Very cute! All images were colored with markers.
The last set has all snowflakes and are Carribean scented; more of a manly scent, but I still like them. Each candle tin is decorated with micro-beads on the top - I think these are my new 'favorite' item!
I hope all of you have had a fantastic weekend. Saturday was beautiful - today appears to be very windy and chilly outside (taken from my 6 yr. old, I haven't ventured out there yet); but we will soon! Enjoy the rest of your weekend; thanks for stopping by!
That's okay; it's going to be fun and I'm not going to panic. I have a few things left from my last craft show; some things I'd just like to 'move', so I'll deeply discount those and what I get done between now and then will work just fine! It'll also give me a good feel for 'hot items' to focus on for the Spring Craft Fair.
I love Christmas....I know, we haven't even passed Thanksgiving, but I'm focusing on Christmas - snowflakes, snowmen and glitter - lots of *BLING* going on here. LOL!
AND my best friend has an upcoming b-day; fun times are on the horizon.
I also got my 'fix' tonight which is Grey's Anatomy; I feel better. I love that show. I seldom watch TV, but I am definitely glued to Grey's Anatomy. We weren't home tonight when it aired, but thank goodness for TIVO!!! We watched it when we returned home while working on a few craft projects; time passes quickly when you're watching and doing something you really enjoy!
I hope to get some pictures posted soon; but it'll probably be after the craft fair so I can focus as much as possible.
Hope you each have a great evening! Thanks for stopping by!
I love a creation made by Taylor recently (candles on the go); she's one of my favorite links (Taylored Expressions), so check it out...anyway, I'm working to make some of the candles she made. Oh my gosh (insert shocked face), what an absolute blast. I completed one; made a small 3x3 card to go with it and tied it all up in cellophane with a ribbon.
BUT I couldn't stop there, I picked up these great little notebooks the other day so I made a matching card (5x5) for one of the notebooks, and again...I couldn't stop there, so I made a purse with 3x3 sticky notes inside. So much creation...and I realize it's now 11 p.m. I'll be tired tomorrow, but what fun and relaxation it was! I'll get some pictures posted soon!
Besides that, WHAT am I doing making either of these, I'm a Boomer Sooner and a Cornhusker chick! <*grin*>
This is a recent "Thank You" card I made for a co-worker. She gave the thank you cards to the hostesses of her baby shower and still has a few left over for when the little one arrives.
All cardstock by Stampin' Up (Lavendar Lace, Mellow Moss, Whisper White); I combined a few stamp sets to create the card; the ribbon is from Wal-Mart.