Monday, February 25, 2008

Another b-day card

Made this over the weekend for my gramma - used some pink ribbon and the layered flower is once again from Fred She Said (link on the right)....printed the happy birthday on the puter. As nice as these layered cards are, they do not fit well in standard envelopes. I imagine it will be a bit flattened by the time she gets it LOL

Friday, February 22, 2008

Notecard Purse

I had this plastic notecard holder in my stash, it was ripped on one side so decided to pull it out and make a template from it. It will hold 6-8 notecards and envies, although I am sure you can all think of a million other things to put in it. Here is a pic of the finished purse, well, almost finished as I have yet to decide if I want a ribbon handle, or just a ribbon enclosure. The beautiful paper I used (my photo has washed it out) was a scrapbooking freebie from Digitreats.template can be found HERE!

Monday, February 18, 2008

My 3rd Handmade Card

WOW, 334 people have visited my blog in less than a week, yet only 3 comments....hmmmmm. But, that's ok, I'll get over it quick LOL
Anyways, I did a quick b-day card up and a keychain post-it that I found on Angie's blog here. I have trouble deciding what papers, colors, embellishments, etc. go together, but hope to learn more as I go along.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Stained Glass

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is light within."
—Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
I recieved this quote in an email today and I immediatly thought of my dear friends Marilyn & David. David has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. The doctors have done about all they can do so he is now at home and being lovingly cared for by his wife Marilyn. These two people truly exemplify "the light within." They have shown how strong their trust and faith in Jesus is from the first day of his diagnosis. Even though there have been tears, fears and worries, they know God has a plan and a purpose for this and they are trusting in Him. They show everyone around them that they leave everything in His control. I am so blessed to know them, to share in this journey with them and to see His light shine through them. You are always in my heart and prayers Marilyn & Dave.....luv ya!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Mini packet template

I bought a pack of Stride gum and loved the little package, so made a template. It comes in 2 sections, the bottom folding up into the top - would be great for a gift card and tag, or small packets of candy or....I used the top part only and made a keepsake packet for a wedding day sixpence. A lady on our local freecycle was requesting a sixpence for her wedding day. I had never heard of this so googled and found it is meant for good luck. I had one here (not sure why) LOL, so I offered it to her. I decided to dress it up a touch. She seemed very pleased with my attempt so I am happy. I put the sixpence in a glassine envy. One thing I will add...I was not happy with the slot to hold it together, it did not stay closed very well, so perhaps a ribbon or velcro would be a better choice. Here is the inside of the packet.

The front & back can be seen here! ....

and the template is here! ....

I would love to hear of other ideas this can be used for.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Another week gone....

....and I have no idea where it went! Was a quiet week, cold, so stayed close to home. Did my "other" job Thursday and it was one of those days that if it could go wrong, it did, LOL but, at the end of the day, it is over & done and I am no worse for wear. I did make an Irish tile for one of my tenants awhile back and she asked me to make another for her daughter's new home. She is a sweet little Irish lady that bakes me wonderful treats, so I am happy to do it.

So, that is all the crafting I have done this week....have been cleaning up my puter though, so not a total waste!