Saturday, May 29, 2010

Catching Up!

Last weekend I was ill!  That's no small statement in my book.  I don't get really sick very often, but I was this time!
Anyhow, after a busy week of recuperation I was able to put together a new gift bag.  This one is on a kraft bag with the outside painted a dusty blue.  I added a sheet that had happy birthday written all over it.  Different sizes, fonts, and even colored bubbles.  I cut a diamond in the middle and quilled a two tone brown puppy and added a thought bubble with a quilled bone.  Then I took white cardstock and cut a bone shape and penned to: and from: and added a blue curling ribbon.  It's a cute bag and I'll be doing other sets.  I'm making them sets, by the way, that include the tissue paper and gift card.   I think that there are plenty of folks out there that appreciate everything coming together and having it on hand for last minute gifts.

Have a wonderful week everyone!  Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thank you, thank you, thank you - cards

Last week I needed to get a few things done around the house so I didn't create.  But, of course, by this weekend I really wanted to make some cards.  So I did!  I made three cards all of which I made as thank you cards.  The first one was a quilled butterfly on gold swiss dot.  I used fall colors keeping in mind that it would be a masculine card.  I used the Design Runner to put the words at the top of the card.

The second card was made using a new MS punch I found.  It has sort of a seashell look, but when I doubled it, one on top of the other, it made a flower.  So I decided to put a darker purple under the white card for the shells and then cut pink shells to make the flower for the top.  It turned out to be interesting.

The third card used another MS punch that makes pretty vines with a little daisy in the middle.  I used this across the bottom of a white card and put a sunny yellow under it.  Then I cut two scalloped squares.  One in yellow and one in white.  On the white I stamped a dragonfly using white ink.  I used colorless embossing glitter on that and "filled in" here and there with a light brown and yellow color pencil.  Then I decided to give it a bit more bling and added gold embossing powder to the edges.  I added just a bit of green pencil around the outside.  Then I put the yellow square at the opposite angle of the white one, glued them together and put pot dots under it.  Then added a sticker and I like it!

So another weekend has passed us by.  We are working on the house a bit, fixing things that have been too long neglected.  We're gearing up for summer vacation that is too quickly coming.  And of course, I'm thinking about creating for the holidays already.

I hope that you have a fantastic week!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Good Mother's Day

No new items to share today.  I just wanted to wish everyone a great Mother's Day and a fantastic week.  My daughter and son-in-law surprised me today by arriving at my mom's house yesterday so that they could spend the day with me once I arrived there.  My mom loved the card I created for her and my hubby and son-in-law made a wonderful meal for everyone.

Later we went to my mother-in-law's house to visit.  She had back surgery earlier in the week and wasn't quite up to par, but it was nice to see her and talk for a few minutes.  She liked the cards I made her as well.  She commented about how she hoped I could start selling some.

I've been working on a couple of new ideas for cards and hope to get them up in the next few days.  I have several birthdays next month and need to get ready for them.

Until then, take care!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Get Well Wish

After a nice weekend away from home, we came back to find out that my mother-in-law was in pain and needed to be taken to the hospital.  After some tests they discovered herniated discs in her back that needed surgery to be repaired.  If not, she faced the possibility of not walking.  Of course, she's elected to go forward with surgery.  So to cheer her up a bit, I created this card.  Please forgive the lousy pics.  The flower is attached to one of those clear sheets, which gives the card a nice effect, but makes for terrible picture taking!  I colour penciled the flower and used a sticker for the wording.  I think it turned out nice.  I like the way the gentle yellows seem peaceful and calming.

I hope that you are having a good week.