Saturday, December 23, 2006

Finally Finished!!!

I have finally finished all of the Christmas projects that I had planned to make. I am so glad it is over. I thought it would never end. Anyhow I added some embellishments to Molly's frame. I used nursery rhyme stickers instead of baby stuff. I just thought to myself, "she will be one in just a few months and it wouldn't be very appropriate for me to use them because she will be too old for them." I can always change it up if I don't like it.
I also made a frame for a friend of mine. She has a picture of her sons and her husband when they were all younger and they are wearing the same clothes in each of them. She picked out the frame and the paper that I used to make it. I think it turned out really nice. The only thing that I would have omitted is the way she wanted me to put each of their names below the pictures. But it was a gift to her mother-in-law and she wanted to make sure that she could tell the difference between the two boys (I spelled Isaac wrong by mistake, but I fixed it even though it is wrong in the picture. Oops my mistake).

Butterfly of Happiness Winter Mini Stamp Set

These are a few of the items that I made with the winter mini stamp sets. I bought the Butterfly of Happiness stamp set for my daughter, Molly. I know that the example in the book wasn't very good, but I bought it with high hopes. Maybe what I have done with it will change your mind. I made this scrapbook page with it. Molly was playing in the grass when it was still warm out. The flower in the picture isn't a stamp. I took a picture of the hibiscus in my flower box and cut it out when I got the picture developed.

Then I also created a card. I hope this will change you mind about not liking it. I went in thinking that it had potential to make beautiful work. I also used the new Enchante' paper to create both of the pages. Hope you all enjoy. I had a fun time making them.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Cards, Cards and More Cards

Here are some of the Christmas cards that I have been making for my mother-in-law. I used some of the winter mini stamp sets from SU! They turned out just how I wanted them to. This I also used at the Shoe Box Swap that I was in for December.

I also made this card for her. I made about twenty different cards for her and I put them in this miniature trunk-like box that I found at Hobby Lobby. I love that store because mostly everything that I find in there, I find at half off or something to that effect. I never buy the regular priced merchandise just because they will eventually have it at half off.

I just absolutely loved the Like it a Latte set that SU! came out with. I thought I would hate the Enchante' paper because of the colors, but once I bought it and became a card making machine (as you can tell).

My mother bought this stamp set and told me to use it to make some cards for her. She loves horses and this is the card that I made for her. I made a couple of other ones, but I only had time to post this one. I told her that since I cut the stamp set out for her, I was going to be using it before I mailed it to her. I am going to be taking it to her at the end of next week. Hopefully she will love them.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

My first blog post

Yeah!!! I am so excited that I have finally found some time to post a blog and set this up. Last night I was busy trying to finish some frames for my kids and my husbands parents. They turned out so good. I am so proud of them. Here is the one I made for my son.
This is the frame that I made for my daughter Molly. This one isn't completely finished yet. I just need to add some stickers or something to that effect.

And this is the frame that I made for my husband's parents. His step mom's name is Joy and I made it for his dad. The Naturals Ivory card stock that you probably cannot see is what the dictionary definition of her name means.

Anyhow these are just a few of the things that I have been working on. I will hopefully post some more holiday gifts, that I have worked on, tomorrow.