Friday, December 18, 2009

The finished baskets of cards

The basket pattern was from a DAISY Christmas set.  I made two of them, then used the pattern on two sided designer paper, which worked out very well for the other three baskets.  It holds five cards nicely and I have the baskets sitting on the kitchen table waiting for the ladies when they come tomorrow morning for one last cleaning before Christmas.

I know you are all busy, also, at this time of year.  It seems a little overwhelming.  In case I don't post again before Christmas, do accept my warmest wishes to each of you for a wonderful Christmas time together with family and friends, and my blessings for a wonderful new year of 2010.

In closing I would like to share a Christmas Creed which I found on another post, that I found so meaningful.

Christmas Creed

I believe in Jesus Christ and in the beauty of the gospel begun in Bethlehem.

I believe in the one whose spirit glorified a little town; and whose spirit still brings music to persons all over the world, in towns both large and small.

I believe in the one for whom the crowded inn could find no room, and I confess that my heart still sometimes wants to exclude Christ from my life today.

I believe in the one who the rulers of the earth ignored and the proud could never understand; whose life was among common people, whose welcome came from persons of hungry hearts.

I believe in the one who proclaimed the love of God to be invincible.

I believe in the one whose cradle was a mother’s arms, whose modest home in Nazareth had love for its only wealth, who looked at persons and made them see what God’s love saw in them, who by love brought sinners back to purity, and lifted human weakness up to meet the strength of God.

I confess my ever-lasting need of God: The need of forgiveness for our selfishness and greed, the need of new life for empty souls, the need of love for hearts grown cold.

I believe in God who gives us the best of himself. I believe in Jesus, the son of the living God, born in Bethlehem this night, for me and for the world.

Happy Christmas to all of you!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Three more quickies--finishes this project!!

My boxes are ready to pack tomorrow morning for my cleaning ladies.  These cards went together really quickly.  All card stock is SU, as well as the stamp sets.

SU 'True Friend' set

The center is on a 3D mount, with a red pearl in center of each.


SU 'Heartfelt Thanks' set
I decided I did not like the ribbon after I had it well-glued in place, so I've left it,
but not really happy with it.

SU 'Something Nice" set (its an old one)  Message is computer generated "thinking of you"
This card is the easiest card I have in my samples!!! 

Monday, December 14, 2009

Some "quickies"

Its that time of year again when gifts of cards become part of my Christmas giving.  I have a team of five hispanic ladies who clean for me and they love my I am again, fixing them each a group of five. (I will show you the finished product when they are complete)

I needed some quick cards, as my supplies are having seen this layout on another site, I thought it would be perfect for a couple of ideas.  The graphics are from DAISY Co. and pcCrafters.
The card stock is from SU, and the greeting was computer generated.  The bling is from my drawer!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

gift tags and chocolate bar sleeves!

gift tags

sleeves for Hershey bars

Thanks to machamama who provides me with so many ideas, I found that I had the snowman image in my graphics, so I made some, too, for my booth downtown.  The gift tags are also from pc graphics, along with a SU greeting.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another bag

I made another bag tonight to hold my hostess gift for tomorrow's dinner.  I used the same set from DAISIE Co.  I enjoyed just getting back into my craft room and fiddling around!!

Tag front

Tag back


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm back.  I have been better for quite a while, but have a 19 year old grandson living with me....and it seems that the added meals, laundry, etc take up a lot of my time.

Anyway he is going home for the Thanksgiving Holiday, so I made a Thanksgiving bag for him to take to his Mom.

 It has a confetti cake mix with frosting and matching sprinkles to use after the cupcakes are frosted.  Just simple, but fun, I hope!

Close up of the tag.

Back side of the tag

Back of the sack.

This was all done with a DAISIE Fall set, as well as the two background papers I used.
Nothing fancy, but festive, I thought.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

taking unwanted leave

Recovering from a bad fall, and not quite up to making cards yet--hopefully soon!  I AM enjoying all of your new creations, however!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I'm off to see the world.....

I interrupt my card making to let you know that I'm on my way to the Mexican Rivera for a week on a cruise with three ports of call.  I've been there at least five times, but always enjoy the ship, visiting the towns, and just relaxing.

This is a small group this time--my daughter Tammy, by brother and his wife, and me.  We'll have a great time.  We're all game players, so I know we will be having fun with that.  I always have books to read along, and Tammy and I are both in different Bible Studies, so we will have to carve out daily time to work on that so we don't fall behind.  I enjoy sitting by one of the huge windows in any of the lounges and just drinking in the greatness of the ocean when we are on the high seas.  Those times alone are wonderful for reflecting, praying and praising!!

Thanks to all of you who have been praying specifically for my back to hold up.  It has and it is!!  I'm praising the Lord for that!!  I'm really looking forward to the sunshine, not cooking any meals, and having all of my temporal needs met--even having my room cleaned daily and my bed made for me!!  Awwwww--I tell you, its the life!!!  : )

Two years ago for Thanksgiving we did this same cruise, only with our kids and the grandchildren and we had a great time.  I will leave you with a few scenes from same area, 2007!

I'll miss visiting your sites!  Until later.......

Saturday, October 3, 2009

just a card

Today I made six of these cards for my card rack at the crafter's mall.

Sorry, this one is a little fuzzy.

These are made with SU cardstock--Melon Mango and River Rock.
The stamp set is Garden Silouettes.
Ribbon from the ribbon box.
The words are from different sets.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Molly's Mini Scrapbook

 The gift box with the book nestled inside.

We have a little folded 6 x 6 scrapbook that we like to make for special occasions.  My granddaughter, Molly, wanted to make a special one for her parents' 19th wedding anniversary.  She started it in August and yesterday, Saturday, she came over to finish it.  The pictures do not do it justice.  She wanted it all in black and white with a little pale yellow for contrast.  We took the pictures with my camera, from  my scrapbook from 1990, and sent them to the drugstore on line, asked them to make them black and white, and two hours later they were ready to pick up!  What a day and age in which we live!!

The 'innards' are pretty full, so we have a fairly stuffed little book!!

The ribbon is untied and we are ready to explore the book.
This book has lots of little 'nooks and crannies' which makes it fun!

Here we have the backsides of the two flaps on the top
and the first full page.

At this point each page opens to reveal several more pages.

Yes, the young man with the wild wooly hair is my son, Jonathan...
and his best friend, as well as my three nephews.

Molly did the words, scriptures, and poems on the computer.

These two little doors open for more pics inside.

Here's the book somewhat unfolded, but it goes back together again
a easily as can be.

Here are two more little doors to open!

She had places to stick pictures in--the children came
much later.  I'm not sure why she wanted their pics in the wedding album!

Here is the same view with the pictures pulled out of their little pocket.

This shows a full page with the little 'doors' opened.

If you are still here, thanks for letting me share Molly's creativity with you.  I thought it was lovely for a little 14 years old to think up.  When she presented the ideas to me, I wasn't sure how the black and white pictures would look, but it turned out well.  Her Daddy will be overwhelmed with this book.  It doesn't take much to reduce him to tears!  I wish I could be a little mouse in the corner when she gives it to them!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Daisies, etc.

Several weeks ago, I cased these cards from Renee. I liked their simplicity, so ordered the large daisy from D.R.S designs because it is so bold and big. The polka dot daisy came from a package of clear stamps from Inadinkado, which I purchased at Craft Warehouse.

The papers and inks on both cards are from SU and the verse above is from a SU set of verses.

The verbiage is computer generated. The color is from SU water crayons which I used to paint the flowers. I also used some SU pens. I have part of a flower on the inside, as on the envelope.

I used to have a poster in my classroom which pertained to the kids' artwork. It said, "Make it Big, Bold, Bright, and Bump the edges and spill over the sides," which is what I did with the daisies. They spilled over the side!!

(I have to add that I did not allow them to draw with pencils, crayons only, and then outline in black. We had marvelous primary art work which was a delight to behold!) ....but I'm digressing!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monday's Set

The DP is from Basic Grey.
I used the swiss dot folder in the cuddle bug for the white.
Martha Stuart punch for inside card.
SU stamp set--Garden Silhouettes
Verse from Heart and Soul Rubber Stamps

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Busy Saturday

Here are three new sets I made on Saturday. The pictures aren't too great, as I didn't take two of them out of their see-through bags for the pics!

The two fall cards are from images from DAISIE CO.
They are a combination of these sets below:

"Harvest - Scarecrows and Gardens"
"Autumn Angel"
"A Time to Give Thanks"
"Autumn Brews"

The last one has a Verve stamp, Basic Gray companion papers, Cuddle bug circle and scallops