Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Card For A New Baby Girl

This weekend while my sister was home, I made a 20 page scrapbook for her to give as a gift for a baby shower and I also made a couple cards.  Dumb me... I didn't take one photo of the any of the scrapbook pages I made.  For doing a "quickie" job I was really pretty pleased with the outcome, but since I didn't take a photo you will just have to take my word for it. LOL  However I did manage to snap a couple photos of the card I made.  I took these photos at 5 this morning so they are not the best.  I just love this stamp... It is so easy to use.  It is by inkadinkadoo, definitely one of my "baby favorites"!

The above card fits the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments  Special Occasions
Creative Card Crew  Diva  (I think it would be safe to say this little baby with be the Diva in her parents life)
Everybody Art Challenge  Use a banner or flags (the girl sticker is a banner) 
This card fits the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday  Use ribbons (the use of my ribbon sure isn't anything unique, but it is there..lol)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Flowers, Flowers And More Flowers

First of all A Big Thank You to all the veterans here in the USA! 
Hard to believe it has been so cold and raining here.  We had begun to think that we were never going to have warm weather, but.....today our temps were in the 90s.  OUCH!  We went from upper 30s to 90s in a matter of no time.  It has really been hot and humid.   I thought the rain would never stop long enough for my flowers to grow so I started making my own!  LOL   Today we celebrated my mother's 80th Birthday.  I had a cook-out for the family and my sister was home this time so it was really special!

Now to My Cards...ERrrr. the first 3 pictures are not cards.  It is an altared box to hold my card!
The card I made wouldn't fit in an envelope so I hunted high and low until I found this box.  Cut it down, added a thumb tab on the side to open it with and then embellished it with flowers and a sentiment.  Instant envelope.

This card and box is for my MIL.  We will be celebrating her birthday on Friday.  She will be 90 and still going strong.  I made this very special card for a very special birthday and a special lady!  I hope she likes it.

The box above fits the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity   Altar Something.  I altared a box
Craft Challenge   Altar/recycle  I recycled a box that I altared
Woodware USA  Forgotten embellishment  (my butterfly punch and the small star flower punch.  I hadn't used them in a long, long time until this week.
Challenge Up Your Life  Recyling (I recycled a box, by cutting it down to size and embellishing it)
Sentimental Sundays  Anything but a card
Digi Design House Anything but a card

All flowers are handmade using various punches.  Some of these  punches had not seen the light of day in a couple year I'm sure.  Don't you just want to pick them?

The card above fits the follwing challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons  Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge Blog  Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey  Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenges  Blossoms and Blooms
The Paper Shelter   Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers Love the lasting kind (love my MIL this card is especially for her)
Scrappy Frogs Challenge   Happy Birthday

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sympathy Cards Are so Hard To Make

I find making Sympathy such a hard card to make and this one was no exception.  It seems that we have had our fair share of family and friends having to leave us lately. 
When this card started out, I had no idea what direction it would end up being.  I am not sure that I like it, but this is how it ended up.  I do have to say it is much prettier in real life than my photo.  It just doesn't do justice to the colors and detail. I made a matching box again because of the popped up parts of my card. 

Card Front

 Card with Matching Box
Creative Inspirations   #112 Lace and Pearls Lace is behind my flowers and pearls are in the centers of my flowers.
YNS Challenge   Pop It Up  my sentiment and flowers are popped up with foam and thick pop dots
Colour Create Challenge  White, Cream, Brown...Extras..flowers and buttons
Raise The Bar Challenge    Sympathy Card
Crafty Card Makers  embossing with inks or dry.. I used both


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birthday Card With Matching Box

At the end of this month my wonderful Mother will be celebrating her 80th birthday.  I am so blessed to have her with me.  She is my best friend and always there to listen or give me advice when I need it.  She is my sounding board and prayer partner and my cheerleading champion in whatever endeavor I choose to do!  I always tell my sibblings that Mother loves me the most...however we all say that!  LOL
I wanted my card to be really, really special for her this year.  Since she loves flowers , (when she was a little younger her flower gardens were the envy of the neighborhood), I thought what better way to honor her than with handmade flowers.  With that being said I have sat for two days making lillies as they are one of her favorites.
I am sorry about the photos... I could not get the glare off the mirri paper or the reflection to go away.

Happy Birthday Mother
I love you!

Front of Card

Card With Matching Box


Close Up Of Flowers--Used Lillium Feather Punch by Punch Bunch
Entering in the following challenges:
Letter "S"  spots, stripes, swirls, shells, sandpaper, stickers, etc.
I used silver mirri paper and silver spots on my ribbon
Crafty Creations  May Flowers challenge # 119
Fab n Funky challenges  Make your own flowers.  (mine are handmade) add ribbon and patterened paper (I embossed my paper to give it a patterned look

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spending Time With Mothers...Grandmothers....& Great Grandmothers

I didn't realize it had been so long since I last posted.  Just not enough hours in the day.  As many of you know our son has been quite ill and has not worked since this past October.  His physicians are telling him he will never work again, but he and we are still holding onto our faith that there will be a cure, if not today, then tomorrow. 

I thought I would show you just a little bit of how we spent Mother's Day. 
Our day started out at church....
Eventhough my son was in so much pain he could barely walk, he took the time to spend it with me.  He will never know how much I love and appreciate his sacrifice to make my day so special.  This was a gift that money couldn't buy, but is priceless.  Below are a few pictures that I am sharing.  I hate having my picture taken as I am not photogenic at all...but for some reason it was important this year. 
Miss V & her Mother

Miss V & her daddy (I know it's Mother's Day)

My Son, Miss V & My Mother

 My son & Me

Our Four Generations

At the church where my son's family and my parents attend they have a wall to honor their church members who have passed away.  I forgot the wall was there when we were having our pictures taken.  Personally I hate the wall...I very sacriligiously call it the "dead people's wall".  Sorry about those photos being in the background.  If I knew how to use photo shop, I would remove them.. LOL
After church we all went out for lunch and then to my house for homemade pie and ice cream. 
As my Miss V would say....It was the bestest Day EVER!

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