Saturday, May 24, 2008

Golden Bouquet

I hope you are having a good Memorial weekend. I thought I would share what I have been up to. I have a sweet friend who is giving her sister $50.00 of gold coins for her 50th wedding anniversary. She wanted to present them to her in a unique way so I volunteered to help her out. I bought a cute little picket fence container, filled it with floral sponge and moss. I then used wooden skewers and attached my cricut flowers that I cuttlebugged to the end of the skewers. I then used the dollar coins for the centers of the flowers. I didn't take a picture of the finished project that is all wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbons but I can tell you it looks much cuter in real life. Hope she likes it. Have a great rest of the long weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wednesday's cards

Just a quick post to show Wednesday's cards. The 1st card was made a shoebox from Vickie....our newbie to stamping. She used a SU! retired set. Cute card Vickie. Thanks!

Sam came up with this green & white card. She used a TAC stamp set and her card was actually cuter because she stamped it correctly. I on the other hand wasn't paying attention to detail so I stamped the whole sentiment on the outside. Sam put little dots after A road to a friends house.... on the inside she stamped the rest of the sentiment. Oh well, I can still just a little note inside. Thank you Sam for your creativity!

Carolyn cased this card but put her own twist on it. She saw her inspiration in the latest Paper Craft Magazine. I love the oranges, It looks better in real life. The sentiment was made using a computer. Love it Carolyn!

Last but not least, Sam also surprised us with this adorable water bottle & lemonade packet. We each received one at our place setting. I absolutely love this darling idea. I am lucky to have these wonderful friends to spend my Wednesday's with.

I do want to mention that Marie, although she didn't come up with a card she did come up with a very yummy soup that was delicious. She made a big pot of Italian sausage, Kale and potato soup. Man was it good....second helping good. Sam made a very tasty salad with strawberries, grapes, cherries, chicken, apples and walnuts in it. I ended up making the salad for dinner last night.....soup is coming up tonight! Next week I believe we are going to have Laura back, now that school is out! Can't wait! Til then have sun at whatever you do.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Two pages using same template

I love this template by Chrissyw . For the 1st page I used Bedtime doodle bugs by Melany Violette at SimplyClean Digiscraps. The bugs go right along with my DGS's personality. The 2ND page is with Castoffs01 by Anna Benjamin at Paper Moon. The bright colors are so springy & fresh to me and they remind me of my DGD.

Sorry no cards today, I am working on a project though & I promise to post it when I finish. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Not much today

We didn't stamp this week....too many conflicts. I did make a graduation card for a neighbor girl who is graduating from high school. It seems like yesterday she was just starting 1st grade....does that age me? I had to lighten the picture so you could see the top part of the card. I tried to make it look like a graduation cap. I uses the cuttlebug dot folder on the "top" part of the hat. The colors are orange & black. Inside the card I cut her mascot, which is a scorpion, out with the square mega scallop punch & matted it on orange. I them cut a black square using the giga & glued just the outside edges to form a pocket to hold her $.

This is a page I did this morning using a kit I received free. Thank you, Christy Skaggs,
for such a darling kit. Hope to be more creative next week! til then smile!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Flash

Just a quick post to show you all what we did on Wednesday. First , I thought I would throw in a page I made of my grandkids a few years ago.

This is a shoebox card that Carolyn came up with. I just love this card. She found the pattern in a 2006 Papercraft magazine, the flowers are from Mike's in the bridal dept. Not sure what stamp the sentiment is. paper is SU! DS paper Groovy Guava.

Folded and with the paper band, I added stickles to some of the dots to give it a little shine. Carolyn used a floral double sided sheet of this DS group and she put stickles on just a few flowers. Her's was just gorgeous. Thanks Carolyn. JoAnne made a yummy Italian Sausage soup for lunch for Carolyn's birthday(which happens to be tomorrow). Happy Birthday Carolyn!!!!

I made the same card using the SU! DS Summer Picnic paper. Today is my DD's 10th wedding anniversary so I made this for them.

I just had to show you the Sunflower Bowl Jenn at just4funcrafts made using a quilling kit she sells. She makes it seem so easy and in person this is just beautiful. She sprayed it with a glitter spray that just makes it pop. That is all for this week.....hope you have a great week....

Friday, May 2, 2008

Weekly post

It seems as though this is getting to be a weekly post rather than a daily post. Oh well, I am trying to post more than one thing so maybe that helps! This first card is a card I came up with last week that i didn't end up posting....not sure why. I used the cricut to cut the flower background. The circle is cut using my creative memory circle cutter on a folded piece of cardstock. Stamp set is SU Taggers Dozen punched out with the 2 SU oval punches, hodgepodge from SU was used as well as their ribbon. Flowers,waxy flax and brads are from I cuttlebugged the yellow with the dots folder.

These little cards are Stampendous mini cards from Just4funcrafts, Red cardstock(SU) is cuttlebugged with dots folder(I love that folder). Ribbon(SU), Stamps are SU! Tart & tangy-mini catty and a retired mini border from SU.

My sweet friend Laura sent this adorable card to me....not sure who the stamps are by but I think they are darling! Thanks Laura.

Carolyn came up with this card for our Wednesday stamp day. She received the stamp set from another friend Alyce, the leaves are sizzix. dots cuttlebug, stickles for the centers, Happy birthday is computer generated. Love this card! Thanks Carolyn.

Marie shoe boxed this flamingo card. I think it is darling too. I used the Pinkalicious sentiment. The stamp set is a TAC set that Sam sells in our group. The flip flops have BLING on them.....too cute. Thanks Marie.

Last but not least is my digi page from a challenge from Jessica Sprague. All supplies by Jessica of the many benefits for taking her classes....Lots of Freebies. Her latest Up & Running class is already full. She is in great demand because of her wonderful instructions & easy to understand videos. Can't wait for her Now We're Rocking class in June! Thanks Jessica.