Sunday, April 25, 2010

Even more purse gift card holders

I sold 9 of these last week with all $ going to my son's band's fundraiser. So decided to go through my double sided paper and make more!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Loving the purse gift card holders

Hoping that people will buy them at my son's band fundraiser! The pics look a little funny...they are perfect trapazoid shapes - maybe I had the camera on wide angle or something.

teacher gift card holder

My husband is a teacher and gets gift cards all the time. Made me think of trying to make a gift card holder. My mind's eye saw something with a chalk board, but I'm not sure I'm loving it. I want to try to sell as a fundraiser for my son's band - the fundraiser is in May which is right at the end of our school year, so it would be perfect timing.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Purse Gift Card Holder

Found the idea online...if you google, you'll be sure to find it. So cute!! Will definitely be making more.

Thank you card set

Making cards for my son's annual spring concert. They do raffles and silent auctions to help raise money for the upcoming marching band season. This is one of several sets of cards I'll be donating. Most of the others I'll be donating are already on my site - been saving them up over the past year.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

This is going to my mom, and I'm putting it on here because she may not get it until I can deliver it by hand in June (or put it in a box to send!) As you can see, it's very 3-d with the flowers. This one is just the opposite from my last post...very detail intensive, althought not hard to make at all!! The flowers are 6 scallops, 2 of 3 different sizes, pinned together in the middle with a brad. Then I just scrunch up the leaves (actually, first I cut each scallop toward the center so I can create petals). The more scrunched the better.


I volunteered to do a Stampin' Up! workshop as a fundraiser for someone walking in the MS Walk in September. 2 problems - I haven't done one before and my style is so complicated, I'd never get anyone to buy anything because prospective stampers would say it's too hard to do what I do and then wouldn't buy anything. So I have been trying hard to experiment with easier stuff I can demo...the issue with me is I don't like my finished product when there aren't a bunch of elements going on at the same time! I'm sure these are just fine, but I have to get my brained tuned to the more simple and clean completed card.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Life is moments

Got some new goodies from the Stampin Up summer mini catalog that goes into effect May 1. The butterfly is called All a Flutter, and the wording is from beautiful new set called Elements of Style. Hopefully will do more with this set this weekend. It's one of the nicest sets, with a hummingbird, flowers, scrollwork, and two sets of sentiments. the flower is my take on some scallop flowers I have seen online. It's made with 6 scallops and is very easy.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another Tinkerbell card

Happiness is being covered with diamond dust glitter at the end of the day. Isn't the charm cute? I had picked up a couple a few months ago...and when I went back they were all gone.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lake Pleasant, Arizona

People think Arizona is like the Sahara Desert, or worse, like the moon. We have lakes and greenery too. Took a nice hike up to Lake Pleasant, just an hour north of Phoenix, last week to try to catch the last of the wildflowers in bloom. Unfortunately, missed most of the season due to my pneumonia, but it was a nice day and great exercise regardless.


I volunteered to make cards for a fundraiser for my son's band and I need to get moving. I got the Tink and Friends cartridge this week and have been looking forward to trying it out but have been so busy at work. Have to work all weekend too, but fit this in. Not sure I am loving it, I may redo the background. Maybe I'll love it better tomorrow when the colors mellow out. I have some other ideas for Tink cards. I hope to do at least one tomorrow while it's in my mind.

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Mom's birthday

I had to wait to post my mom's card and little gift until she got them in the mail today. I filled the little box with her favorite dove dark chocolates. I designed the card in design studio on my's an attempted copy of one I saw on the cricut message board. The box is inspired by Helen and her Let's create blog. She does wonderful roses, origami and other fun things just with paper. You can find her site on my side bar.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

Needed an Easter card for tomorrow ... this is a non-religious card I came up with. All done with Stampin' Up! products.