Friday, May 27, 2011

Quick Birthday Card

Happy Friday everyone!!! I have a quick card to share with you all. Tomorrow the hubby and I head off to Michigan for his grandfather's 80th Birthday party this weekend. Last night I whipped up a card to take with us for him.

Paper: Standard textured cardstock, Tim Holtz patterned paper
Embellishments: Recollections eyelets, ribbon from a friend, Fiskars cutting tool used to cut out digi image and patterened paper edge
Digi Image: This is one of the first I downloaded so I didn't add the origin to the file extension; sentiment from a Birthday stamp collection I have

Monday, May 23, 2011

How about it....

Although I didn't get much interest the first time I mentioned a swap, even if a couple of people want to participate I'm still going to hold one. I think it will be fun.

1. Total cost spent shouldn't exceed 10 dollars (including shipping) - Let's try to be creative with what we've already got!!!
2. Everyone who wants to participate can email me at agohl85 @ gmail dot com with your name and address. I will send you another person's name and address to send your swap item to. Please send me an email by June 3rd if you would like to participate. I will send an email back to you by June 11th. 
3. All packages should be sent out by the end of June. Let me know if that isn't enough time and I can extend the date into July.
4. Item should be hand made.

Alrightie ladies, lets get creative. :)

P.S. This month marks my 1 year blogaversary, so I am going to put together a giveaway. I am going out of town this next weekend, so I might not have it up right away, but check back soon!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Retirement Gift

Oof.... Sorry I've been MIA... Had Bronchitis again, kept me pretty much out of commission this week. Tonight, hubby and I are going to a small dinner party to celebrate the retirement of my first boss. She was a great boss, pretty much the best first boss a person could wish for. As a gift, we bought her a book on what to do with her self as a retiree and I made up a small notebook that I got from Staples.

Paper: K&Company Amy Butler, the back of a small card for the red glossy color
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Hero Arts rhinestones and Queen and Company rhinestones, also used a punch to punch out those small flower shapes (punch was from a friend)
Sentiment: Raindrop Echo Sentiments digi images

Monday, May 9, 2011

Last of the Mother's Day Cards and Some birthdays....

Good Morning all... Happy Monday.... Hope that everyone isn't too sleepy this morning :)  I just thought I would share the last of the Mother's Day cards I made, plus the last of the custom order that I never posted last week and a birthday card/gift for a friend.

Last of the Custom Orders:

 Mother's Day card for my Pastor's wife:

Birthday Card for Friend:

Gift Basket for Friend:

Paper: Textured card stock, K & Company Amy Butler, some 4x6 papers from a friend
Embellishments: Prima flowers, ribbon from a friend, rhinestones from Queen & Company
Digital Images: I'll have to get back to you on that one

**I made the baggies with the tea bags in them from some plastic card holders and some cardstock/patterned paper cut down to size. I hole punched through the paper and the bags and then just laced ribbon through.**

Oh... and here is a better picture of the birthday card I made for my brother! (I finally uploaded the pictures off of my actual camera on to the PC :) )

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day cards

Good Morning all! Long time, no talkey.... Sorry, I've been out of the loop for so long, but this weekend I was crafting like nobody's business (what does that even mean, btw...). I had a custom order for 4 mother's day cards that I needed to have done by today, as well as get my mother's and MIL's cards out today, plus get my FIL's birthday card out (his birthday is on Mother's Day this year). I still have 3 more mother's day cards for the pastor's wives in my husband and I's lives and a 3 more birthday cards, but I still got 7 cards done this weekend so I was pretty happy.

I didn't take a pictures of my FIL's birthday card or my MIL's card (oops), and one of the pictures for the custom order didn't save in my email, so I will post that one tomorrow. Below are pictures of my mom's card as well as three of the cards that I made for my boss.

And.... as I actually remembered to write down the brands before I left for work tomorrow I can remember the supplies today, lol.... I kept the designs similar for many of the cards, since I was putting together so many in such a short period of time...

 (Card for My Mom)

                                                  (Custom Order 1)

                                                 (Custom Order 2)

                                         (Custom Order 3 - outside)

                                          (Custom Order 3 - inside)

Paper: Textured and Sparkly card stock, K&Company, K&Company Amy Butler
Embellishments: Prima flowers (from cousin and found 1/2 off at Michaels - I bought a whole container of blue, pink, and purple - that in addition to the flowers from my cousin - I finally have a good stock of flowers!!!); Queen & Company rhinestones
Sentiments: Poems from, other sentiments typed out and printed on PC and handwritten
Tools: Fiskars paper trimmer and corner punch, Elmers glue dots, tape gun
Digi Images: I'll get back to you - those I don't remember