Thursday, April 14, 2011

let me sow love

I read this on a fellow bloggers site this morning....

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

~ St. Francis of Assisi  

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sneak Peak Friday

Hi All...I am linking up with Sneak Peak Friday this week I've been waiting all week to post these creations... mainly because they were a gift that I sent with my Pastor and his wife to give to a friend this week... I hope they didn't forget... and if they do, I guess the friend gets a sneak peak at her gift!

Anyhoo, I made two more photo albums, one for a friend and one for her daughter's birthday. The first is in orange because that is said friend's favorite color :) I also experimented with a glitter stamp kit that she gave me on her photo album, so I hope she likes it!!! Her daughter's photo album has a more tropical flare to it as her room is a beachy/surf board theme.

Necessity is the mother of invention - I used the flower instead of an "A" because I didn't have any more "A"s!!! Thankfully it seemed to come out pretty cute :)

Paper: cardstock, I believe the patterned paper for the second photo album came from a My Mind's Eye set, the papers in the first set I believe came from either K and Company or DWCW
Embellishments: Ribbon for both albums from Target dollar aisle, Glitter leaves on first album from a Martha Stewart glitter stamp kit; Gems on second album from Hero Arts, Flower in outside of second album from Memento, flower brad from Secret Pal
Sentiments: Sentiment on outside of first album came from the same paper pack: K and Company/DWCW Set; I used alphabet stickers for the name on the inside; for the second album, the name on the outside was created with alphabet stamps from American Crafts; Happy Birthday sentiment inside from alphabet stickers and a flower from my Secret Pal

...and I think that's it.... Hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Time Itch

I don't know whether its because its finally getting warm or I've been reading a lot of blogs with awesomely creative ladies or that I don't get to be very creative at all at work or what... but I have had the creative itch lately.... Both crafts wise... and house wise....

I've been purging stuff little by little lately too... slowly trying to get rid of anything we don't actually use in case we end up moving in September (don't worry, I'll probably go through a more thorough purge cycle as I get closer... this is just the "pre-purge" ;) ) and for the first time in my life, I've actually wanted a sewing machine (Can't sew a straight line for anything, but hey.... that can always change, right???)

Who knows, maybe I'll get the chance to spend some time doing any of the above.... and even fill up my etsy shop a little more....because right now, it is looking like the government is  going to shutdown next week for at least a couple of days and that means no work/no pay for me next week. Thankfully my hubby has been able to make pretty good overtime lately... We'll find out on Friday what is going to happen next week.

I really need coffee.... I just reread through this post and I switched directions like 6 times in 3 paragraphs.... I think I'll take a walk over to Starbucks and caffeinate myself!

Hope that you are all having a blessed week.  If not, take heart... the week is almost over!

Isn't that just the cutest? I found it on a blog I just started following called Sprik Space. She has a ton of great freebie printables on her blog!!! She is so creative, so head on over and check her blog out!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Birthday tags

Hullo all, am I glad that the week is over half over now!!! Today I wanted to share a small gift tag set that I created for my Etsy shop. Nothing fancy, but I thought the cupcake papers were adorable and would be perfect for birthday tags!

Paper: cardstock, patterned papers from my cousin
Ribbon: from Michaels