Friday, September 23, 2011

A Question and Note Cards with Matching Box

The other day when my Son and DIL wnt to school for beginning year openhouse, to learn all the expectations of the new year, they were told their children would no longer be required to learn to write or read cursive handwriting.  Now I am thinking, how are these kids ever going to sign their names? Will they never have to sign legal documents again?  My question is....My granddaughter is going on 7 and I have been scrapbooking about her before she was  born.  In my scrapbooking it is my journal to her.  I journaled in my handwriting, what I was feeling about her at that moment in time.  Now she will never be able to go back and read them when she gets older.  They will be like a foreign language to her.  I have written tons of notes and letters over the years that I have hidden in compartments throughout her many scrapbooks.  I guess I could go back and type all of those, but I am afraid if I read them then I will change things in them.  I really don't want to do that because that was my thoughts at the time...not my thoughts now.  I thought maybe this was just in the school where my granddaughter is, but my brother lives in another state and is a HS English teacher.  He told me that it's true everywhere, because if he comments on a student's paper he has to print because they can't read cursive.  How truly sad is this to lose another part of our heritage.  Believe me my cursive penmanship is much better than my printing.  Never could get the hang of printing block style.  Any suggestions out there?

I was going through my posts and found these items in a draft that for some reason I never finished.  I made this project early in the year and it has been hanging around unposted all this time.  Maybe I was a little disappointed in the photos as they really don't show how pretty these cards are eventhough they are clean and simple.

I found this template at papertreyink and fell in love with it.  I contacted the Lauren Meader who made the template and asked her if it was ok if I used her box to house these cards and she gave me permission as long as I gave her credit.  Her shop is My Time Made Easy, however this template was purchased from papertrey ink.  Anyway the instructions were for a ribbon closure at the top but I used a magnet instead.  I am hoping that was ok.

I made 8 note cards to match the box.  They are plain inside so you can write your own message and use them for whatever you need them for.  I used designer paper from DCWV Rustic Stack.  I have not had much time to craft so they are not as detailed as I usually like to do, but at least it has given me some "me time"

These might fit the following challenges:
Fab N Funky  A Hard Theme...anything difficult for you to create.. Mine is Clean and simple.  Everything always looks so plain when I get finished with it.
Truly Scrumptious  Clean N Simple
Alphabet Challenge  Q is for Quick and simple
One Stitch At a Time  Punch it.  (My square punch is dull after punching out so many squares)...

The cards may not be so great, but the box is a show stopper in my book.  Love this template...


Monday, September 12, 2011

Catching Up And A Little Crafting Too!

Oh good gracious.  I can't believe it is the 12th of September already.  Where oh where has the summer gone?  I seem to have misplaced it.  Not much crafting this summer season.  We have had a bit of a situation, which started on the 28th of June and didn't end until Sept. 10.   Maybe when I get to the point I can talk about it without crying, I will post about it in hopes it will save someone else from the same grief. 

On to happier things.  Today my son celebrated his 36th birthday!  We met early this morning and did some work together, then out to lunch and later this evening his six yr old daughter planned a surprise birthday party for him.  With the help of her mommy we had homemade birthday cake and ice cream.  Her decorations were gorgeous. (for a 6 yr old).  She forgot that she was decorating for a man, but then I am not sure little girls look at their daddys as men.  Anyway  lots of sparkle and shine for her decorating and her handmade card were the order for this party!  We had a blast!  Who knows she may end up being a party planner:)

I have been working on a baby girl scrabook album.  I have not made it for anyone in particular so have added it to my website for sale.  (Sally's Cards) I thought  I would share a few pages with you here and you can check out the rest on my website. 

These might fit the following challenges eventhough they are not cards.

One Stitch At A Time  Anything Goes
Don't ya just love the funky teeth?


Alphabet Challenge   P is for Pastel


Stampin For The Weekend  Tickled Pink
(loved stamping the clothesline full of baby clothes)
 


Paper Play Challenge  2 or more stamped images
I stamped the hearts along the sides of my layout and added the setiment.

Crafty Catz Challenge  Challenge 99 -- Ribbons