Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's never too early for Christmas

My friend Sam came over the other day and introduced me to Dustin Pike's blog. He has some great freebie digital images. This Santa is one of his freebies and Sam and I created cards using his design. The inside says" Believe" "in the Magic" "of Christmas" I used the Santa digital image on the white oval and then paper pieced all the parts. I cuttlebugged the beard and rim of the hat and used glossy black for the boots and a small white pom-pom on his hat.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Baby Shower for twins

Tomorrow there is a baby shower for a former co-worker, Gianna. She is having twins - a boy and a girl. I decided to make another of those Hershey nugget cakes (see previous post.) It was so much fun to do blue and pink together. The slanted view showing the top of the cake also shows the board that I put under it. All those 12x12 white cardboard pieces from SUDP have come in handy for my cake "tray". For the card, I saw something a long time ago on Splitcoast showing these 2 babies and remembered it. Can't wait to go and see all those people I have missed from the school I was at.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wedding Shower gift

I have a wedding shower to go to for Dina, daughter of my friend Pat, and since I have the creative bug no purchased gift will do. Don't you all feel the need to create something for special moments??? So, I made her this "Marriage Survival Kit". Cute and a conversation piece.
Inside are these little packages of "ideas" for a perfect marriage.
I have included:
Kiss: to remember that it all started with a kiss. (used a Hershey Kiss for this) And did you
know that if you go to Party City you can buy just 1 kiss!! I was totally floored when I saw bins and bins of pieces of all kinds of candy that you can buy just 1 piece. I was so excited because I really didn't want a whole bag of kisses (because you know where they will go!). So check it out- what a great find.
Toothpick: to remind you to pick your battles
Rubberband: to remember to be flexible
Cotton Ball: to help cushion the rough times
Pencil w/eraser: to remind you that all though you are sharp, we all make mistakes
Duck: to remind you to let some things roll off your back
Snickers Bar: to remind you that laughter is the best medicine
Seeds: to remind you that love grows stronger every day
Candle: to keep the glow of romance alive
Puzzle Piece: to remind you that you are an important part in each others lives
Glitter: to remind you to always add sparkle to your life
Tools: to help build a lasting relationship ( this one I stamped, and cut out)

Also we had to bring a recipe, so I used my "Voila" stamp from SU and created this recipe holder using a large clothespin.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

What to do with stickers???

I must admit that I am not much for using stickers. Since I have become a stamper, stickers just don't do it for me anymore! However, there are times when a good "sticker" is worthy of its' use. I made this jar for our secretary Lynne at work at the end of the school year. She uses them for candy jars on her desk. I have made her one for Back to school, Halloween, Christmas, Valentines and now Spring. Some say "Want a Kiss? (See below - at my craft fair items). This was totally done with just paper and sticker flowers and a ladybug (and of course ribbon). Oh, and I found a button "ladybug" that is attached to the ribbon. Love the colors - so bright and springy!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Carolyn

My stamping friend Carolyn, who shows up at the Wed. group had a birthday recently and I realized that I never posted her card. So here it is. I sure do miss that group and maybe now that I am unemployed I may be able to go back!!!

Baby Shower Invitation

My friend Jen at work ( well actually, my used to be work!!) asked me to make her some baby shower invitations for a friend of hers. The baby's rooms colors were purple and sage and I had a hard time coming up with something to match SU lavender lace. Luckily in my stash I had some DCWV paper that matched perfectly. Unfortunately, I did not have enough of one piece so I had to make 2 different ones. The inside I have blocked to
protect their privacy.

Bon Voyage!

My good friend Roberta was headed to a whirlwind vacation - first to Seattle to visit a friend and run the Rock & Roll Marathon and then hop on a crusie ship to Alaska. All this in a matter of a few days and she is in her "70's". She is just amazing. I made this card for her to cover all those adventures in one. I can't wait to hear how it all went.