Friday, January 29, 2010

Today Was A Busy Day

I have been real busy today completing a few projects that I have been wanting to do but kept procrasting.  It seems good to be back at the craft table again.  The first thing I completed (started on Monday) is the CD tin that holds calendar, note pad, and beaded pencil.  I also made a cute bookmarker to go with the set. The idea came from Andrea Walford for the tin. She and her sister, Sonya, sure come up with some cute ideas.  (click on photo to enlargen)  THE FOLLOWING IS A COPYRIGHTED DESIGN AND CANNOT BE CASED/COPIED.

This is the outside
I added the small ribbon loop to the tin as I had a hard time opening it.  I also didn't have any small pens or leaded pens. The DP is Cottage Wall, one of my favs. The tin is 5x5 in size . The next photo is the inside.

This was my first attempt at making beaded pencils. It was so easy but the only problem doing it to a pencil is when it comes time to sharpen the pencil you will have to remove some of the beaded tape. LOL
Next I did the valentine boxes that SU is offering in the Occasions Mini. There is 30 in each kit (Pink or Blue). Jenna spent Tues. afternoon with grandpa and me so I let her help make these.  She actual did everything except put on adhesive and loop the sides together. She sure loves doing crafts just like her older sister.  Now I will have to make her a craft box for when she comes over.

These are very easy and I put in about 15 candy hearts

Well I hope you enjoyed looking at my projects. Keep smiling and hug your loved ones before you go to bed. See you later.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kirsten's 8th Birthday Party and More Cards

Kirsten had her 8th birthday party this past Sunday at the Holiday Lanes (bowling). I believe 8 of her friends showed up for one game of bowling and a party in separate room.  It was a lot of fun watching the young girls bowl (I think it was the first time for most of them). Kirsten's sister, Jenna, who is 4 1/2 even bowled.  Kirsten got one strike and one spare (that I witnessed) and ended up with a score of 79 (I think) and Jenna had 67.  Of course the bumper guards were up so no one had a gutter ball.  There is nothing better than being around your grandchildren when you are going through some bad emotional times. Below is a few photos that I took. (click on picture to make larger)

Kirsten giving Jenna some pointers.    Doesn't she have good form! Just
                                                          like a pro.

These are some of her friends            frosting was sooo good. (like whip

Of course Jenna has to mimic big sister!  This is the tote bag that Aunt Michelle got her and I added some embellishments.  She told her mom that if anyone wanted to know what she wanted to say scrapbooking stuff!  She ended up with 3 big kits that included everything (even album).  She was a very happy girl.

Now on to one of the cards I finished early this month.  My niece, Caly, got married on Jan 11th and I wanted to make something different for a card.  I don't know if it is different but it is something I haven't tried before. (click photo to enlargen)

This ribbon and pearl string are from my daughter, Kellie's wedding candles. I have been saving this for almost 10 yrs. Caly's color for her wedding was shades of purple.  Design paper is Cottage Wall from SU. I used the Scor-Pal to score lines on all sides.
(Inside) Pocket is the other side of paper (for a gift card).

I made this card for my brother-in-law's birthday earlier this month. 
I love this stamp set (can't remember the name right now) and of course almost everyone loves the "Top Note" die cut.  Used Soft Suede cardstock base, ink, and ribbon. Very Vanilla and Going Gray paper.

I got the idea for the inside of card from my sister, Kathleen. She used the negative part of the top note die cut for the inside and then layered the message using the ticket punch.

Hope your day went well and remember there are a lot of great things coming our way tomorrow. 

Saturday, January 16, 2010


My sister sent me a message and asked when I was going to update my blog.  Well, I think that is what she meant.  Could be she was talking about the new SU blog for demonstrators.  Oh well, I will do both and cover my butt.  I haven't done much since Christmas so I decided to share some of the cards I made last year (2009).

I made this as a gift for my sister-in-law. Her dog and Sheena are really close and whenever we go visiting, we tell Sheena that we are going to see Abby and she gets all excited.  I guess Abby does the same thing when she is told that Sheena is coming.  They are like sisters.  The day these pictures were taken Dick & I were dogsitting.  Abby loves to sit on the back of the chair or couch.  This was my first attempt at making something like this and I had a lot of fun.  The frame is made from the cardboard enclosed with our designer paper packets.  I used the eyelet border punch and the brown felt ribbon from last year. Also used the Felt Flowers and blue button bouquet with light blue embossing thread. The odd board numbers are covered with craft ink. Next is a sympathy card...

I really like my coloring on this one.  I have been practicing on blending colors and this is the results.  I still have more to learn but do enjoy it.  My biggest problem right now is trying to keep my fingers/hand from shaking.  Some days it is better than others.

This was my first try at making the box.  My best friend hosted a workshop and this was her hostess gift.  Don't you just hate it when you have to give up something you have made?  Since it went to my BFF I can visit anytime and check it out. LOL  I love these colors (blue is my #1 color) together and I used the marker to color the pretties flowers.  Okay that is enough for tonight.

Update on Dick's eye surgery: He went to doctor last Thursday and his gas bubble has dissolved and the week before he had a stitch removed. Everything appears to be going as expected. His eyesight in the surgery eye is clearer than the left eye but since his eye is always dialated the vision is somewhat blurred. I hope that makes sense.  From what we have been told eventually his sight will be even clearer in that eye.  His next appointment is Feb 2nd so hopefully by then a new script will be written for his glasses.

Kirsten's 8th birthday is week from Monday and she is having a bowling party at the Holiday Lanes on Sat. with some of her friends.  Grandpa & I will be there to root her on.   The following weekend I plan to have both girls over to make valentine cards for their school mates.

As it is almost 11:30 pm, I think I better get out of here and hit the sack.  Have big day planned for tomorrow.  Keep smiling.