Sunday, May 31, 2009

Crop for Heros 5-30-09

On my first Crop for Heroes, I had a total of 4 at the tables in my kitchen. Actually my sister was the only one that came, but Destiny and Emily wanted to make cards too, so they made 2 each, Patty made 16, and I made 28! Not too shabby!

Here I am coloring in an image, notice the concentration? LOL. I had a headache that would require more than the Tylenol I took to get rid of. I am surprised I accomplished as many as I did with the whopper of a headache.

Here is my sister Patty, she did an amazing number of cards in the amount of time allotted. See the smile on her face?

Here is Destiny, my beautiful granddaughter of 9 years. What a sweet person she is. She is so excited to be making cards to send to solders. I am not sure if I will be sending her and her sister's cards with the ones we send, or just keeping them (for a layout). I may have them draw a picture to send with the cards instead.

Here is Emily, my 4 year old. She colored her images and glued the pieces together so quickly she acted like a pro. What fun we had! LOL. Well at least for the first half hour or so. Then she got antsy, so her sister Destiny put in a movie for her, Snow White.

So there you have it folks. This is what it is all about. Taking some time out of our busy day to show others our appreciation for their sacrifices while protecting us, and our rights as United States Citizens.

May you be blessed.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Crop for Heros

I am having a Crop for Heros, at my home Saturday May 30th, from 10am to 2pm. Join me and friends to make some cards to let our Heros know how much we love and appreciate them! Free crop, bring your own materials, my stamps and ink will be available for use for this project.

The next Crop for Heros will be June 27th, same time, same station. Hope to see you there.

May God bless.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Yet another "From The Desk Of" card box with 12 cards

Using papers from Paper Trey Ink

I had a hard time choosing a pattern for this box. I want to do more! Is this a sickness or what? I used Papertreyink vellum cardstock for the paper Piercing. I think I may even make some cards with this little jewel of vellum! Almost like parchment paper. Love it.

Here is a close up of the front of the card box.

And here is the back of the box. I like to finish my boxes so it looks decorated all the way around.

Here it is posing so casually on top of the railing.

Well geeze! Do you think I could have cleaned up the deck before I take pictures? LOL. Got to love the kids and their toys.

Thank you so much for stopping by my neck of the woods! May your days be plenty and blessed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Shades of Purple

I have another of Lauren's Timeless Templates "From the Desk Of" here in shades of purple. The cards and the card box have been made the same as the previous post using different papers and vellum. All are hand pierced by me. Check out and get your own templates.

Since I like the natural light so much better than my flash, I decided to take these outside for a photo shoot.

I even covered the back of the card case to match the sides and front, nothing like having a completed look!

The front has been outfitted with the paper flowers and the half pearls to give it bling and a more finished look.

The papers used here are some from My Minds Eye and the vellum are some from It Takes Two. Beautiful colors! What a great Mother's Day Gift this would be! LOL.

Thank you for stopping by! Blessings to you.