Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Few Cards

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These are a couple of cards I created while playing with a couple of new stamp sets.

I used Stampin' Up!'s Real Red and Very Vanilla card stock
Tulip Border folder
Sassy Salutations stamp set

I used Stampin' Up!'s Certainly Celery card stock and For Being You stamp set.  I'm not over-joyed with this one.  

My 8 year old granddaughter made this one for her mom.  Sweet and simple.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chicken Birthday Card

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This card was really fun to make!  I found the basic idea on Pinterest.   I made it for one of my co-workers that raises chickens and sells eggs at work.

Stampin' Up! products I used:

Card stock:  Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Folder:  Hexagon
Heart Punch - Triple Heart (discontinued)
Framelets:  Heart Collection (chicken)

I'm no longer a demonstrator, but I still love their products!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Real Estate Sign Card

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This was for a friend that has been a realtor for a little over a year and doing really well.  This was a fun card to design.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Baby Elephant Card - Girl

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I LOVE this card!  One of my co-workers and his wife are expecting their first child this month.  This card is so fun to make!  Here is the link, since I CASED it from Pinterest.

Thinking of You Card

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I found this kit to a class that I was unable to take.  There were no instructions, so I did my own thing.

Stampin' Up! colors are:  Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Chemo Caps

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I lost my Mom in 2001 and my grandma (her mom) in 2002 both to lung cancer.  My grandma went through chemo, but my mom never did.  One of the hardest things I've done is watch my grandma go through those treatments.....losing her hair and being so sick.  I'd sewn a few chemo caps a few years ago and donated to a local organization, Little Red Door and decided to do that again this year in memory of both of them.

Here is the link to this pattern.  It takes me about 30 min to make one. 

These patterns and more are on my  Making a Difference board on Pinterest

Halloween Treat Bags

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I know this post is a bit late.  :)  I'm planning to be a bit more crafty in 2015 and keep up with this site a little.

I made these for the ladies that I work with.  They were quick, fun and simple. I just wrapped a mini bag of microwave popcorn with orange card stock and cut a black piece slightly smaller and attached to the front.  For the ghosts, I used the Stampin' Up! owl punch.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pennies From Heaven Jars

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Not long after my mom passed away in 2001, I'd seen this poem:

“Pennies from Heaven"
I found a penny today
Just lying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny
This little coin I've found.
Found pennies come from heaven
that's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels tossed them down
Oh, how I loved that story!

He said when an Angel misses you
They toss a penny down,
sometimes just to cheer you up
To make a smile out of your frown.
So don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.

Author: Copyright © 1998 C Mashburn

I'd always picked the coins up, but never kept them until this summer.  On August 28th, one of my closest friends lost her son in a motorcycle accident.  I'd been thinking about making these jars, but hadn't done it until he passed.  I ended up making around 10 of them.

He was only 24 years old and had been one of my youngest daughter's closest friends in school.  He was a very popular young man and left an amazing legacy.  He and his wife had celebrated their 3rd anniversary the day before he passed.  The day after he passed, she found out she was pregnant with their first child.  A couple of weeks later, she found out that it's twins!!

The jars have coin slots in the lids large enough for quarters

I only made one of the vases, as I didn't care for it as much, although it was a bit easier. 

Poem and jar labels were printed on the computer and adhered to patterned paper and card stock