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





Sunday, August 24, 2014

White Elephant Prizes

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Due to some changes in my life, I've been out of the crafting mode for over a year!  It's time to get busy again!  :)

I am now volunteering with a local non-profit called Secret Families of Madison County.  They are a Christmas charity that help provide Christmas for local families in need.

We held a bowling fundraiser last evening and played "Let's Make a Deal" for some additional fun.  We had several "great" prizes and a lot of "Zonkers".  These are a couple of the zonkers that I made.

We had a great time and it ended up being a beneficial fundraiser.

 Let's Make a Deal boxes


White Elephant Zonkers

 

Bubble wrap attached to card stock






Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sweet 16 Ladybug Birthday Card

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I made this card for my niece who will turn 16 on May 21.  Boy how time has flown!


Colors:  Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White
Punches:  1/2" and 3/4" Circles
The card stock and punches are the only Stampin' Up! products used


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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mother's Day 2013 Cards

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These are the cards I made this year from my girls and my mother-in-law.


Colors:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Stamp:  non-Stampin' Up!
Hearts:  Fashionable Hearts Embosslit #125596


Colors:  Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Background Folder:  Elegant Bouquet #115964
Butterflies: Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138
Punches:  Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Stamp:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  #117002 (w), #127802 (C) 


Colors:  Real Red, Very Vanilla
Background Folder:  Framed Tulips #121809  
Butterflies:  Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138
Stamp:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  #117002 (w), #127802 (C) 


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Sunday, April 14, 2013

SUMMER Frame

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I'll be teaching this SUMMER Frame at our local library next month.  One of my friends and I together are doing classes on each of the seasons.  I've already done the SPRING class.  She will be doing the FALL and WINTER classes.



Details:
  • 10" x 13" Frame
  • Created on the back of the "picture" included in the frame or you can use a piece of poster board
  • Background squares - 3" (color: Marina Mist)
  • 2nd layer squares - 2 3/4"  (paper from local store)
  • Letters - retired Stampin' Up! (color:  Marina Mist)
  • Hot Dog:  Word Window Punch #119857 (colors: Crumb Cake; Pretty in Pink; Real Red; Daffodil Delight)
  • Lady Bug:  1 3/8" Circle Punch # 119860; 1" Circle Punch #119868
  • Hamburger:  Large Oval Punch #119855 (color: Crumb Cake(bun); Early Expresso (hamburger) ); 1 1/4" Square Punch (color: Daffodil Delight); 1" Circle Punch (color: Real Red); Small Heart Punch (color: Certainly Celery)
  • Watermelon: Pennants Builder Punch #122361 (colors: Real Red and Garden Green)
  • Grill:  1 1/4" Circle Punch #119861; 3/4" Circle Punch; 1/2" Circle Punch #119869; Word Window Punch
To view cards I made using the Hamburger and Hot Dogs, click HERE.  



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LAST NAME Frame

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I made this for my daughter at her request.  These framed creations are a lot of fun to make. We tried a few different color combinations until we found one that she was happy with.  :)


Details:

  • 10" x 13" Frame
  • Created on the back of the "picture" included with the frame or you can use a piece of poster board
  • Background squares - 3"
  • 2nd layer squares - 2 3/4"
  • Letters - retired Stampin' Up!
  • Papers - retired Stampin' Up! and miscellaneous papers we had on hand
  • Butterflies: Beautiful Wings Embosslits - #118138  
  • Heart:  Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits #117332
  • Paw Print: Full Heart Punch #119883; Small Oval Punch #120908
  • Flowers:  Floral Fusion Sizzlits #115969


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If you have any questions, please let me know.  




Sneak Peek - Spring is in the Air

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Get your first peek at the 2013-2014 annual catalog with A Round Array!  Buy it now in a bundle with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch and save 15%!!



To view additional current promotions click HERE


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Stampin' Up! Celebrating 25 Years - April 2013

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Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year by introducing a new exclusive stamp set each month that will be available through March 2014.  For every 6 sets that you purchase, you'll receive one FREE.

Best of Butterflies is the stamp set for April:


To view the sets for the previous months stamp sets and other current promotions, click HERE


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If you have any questions, please let me know.