Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rockin' Birthday Card

It's so hard to photograph gray and black cards without making them look like a black and white picture, but believe me, this picture is actually in color. It's also difficult to make cards for men don't you think? Girl-y, flower-y, sweet, problem, but make a card look, that's hard. This is a card I made for my brother's birthday that's coming up soon and I think I achieved the masculine look ok. He's a Rock Star in my book...always has been, always will be. Love ya Rick!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cards and a Card Holder

Hi again everyone! Hope you're having a good Wednesday. I've been crafting so I'm having a great day! :) I made these cards and card holder again from Splitcoast's weekly inkling. I save the e-mails I get from them so when I have time to craft but don't know what I want to do I just open up an e-mail and follow the directions.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year!

Here's a quick little card I made for New Year's (it says "Cheers" on the inside). I don't mean to promote drinking or anything but it does go along with the theme and is exactly why my husband and I don't go out, or out very far, on New' Year's Eve. He has seen too many terrible things in his job as a result of drinking and driving. So we will be staying close to home that night. Boring, I know, but I guess we're getting old. Stay safe everyone! Mary

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lovely Thank You

This is a thank you card I cased from Silke Ludlow's site "My Life" (follow link on sidebar). Hers had a different image and was more intended as a Valentine's Day card, but I was in need for a thank you card so I changed it up a bit. Easy, simple, but really sweet.

One More Christmas Item

I was going through my photos of Christmas and my son's birthday on my camera and came across this picture of a project I made for my kids' bus drivers, so I thought I would go ahead and share it. (Sorry again for the poor photo quality but the bus was coming in about 5 minutes and I had to quickly take the picture and package everything up.) It is a divided box filled with gift tags. I got the idea and design from a splitcoaststampers weekly inkling. I thought it was a very original idea and it wasn't too hard to make. And I suppose you could fill it with tags for other themes besides Christmas. Anyway, it was fun and I think they liked them. You can follow the link on my sidebar to splitcoast and find the directions there. Mary

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Looky What I Got!!!

Here's my haul for Christmas, and what a haul it was!!! Santa was very good to me this year. I was squealing like a little kid when I opened my Le Creuset dutch oven. And yes, it's the big mombo jombo one! It would have been the only thing I got due to the spending limit we set for each other, but my husband used money from his own little stash for it. He's so good to me. I guess he figures it will benefit him too because he'll get to eat what comes out of it.
And I really let out a squeal when I opened my Pioneer Woman cookbook. Do you see what's on the inside?! Yes...that's her me! My husband sent the book to her and asked her to sign it for me, then she sent it back. Isn't that great?! I'll treasure it always.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too. Please excuse me now. I have to go figure out what recipe I'm going to try first.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Oh Ya, and This One

This is a "God Box". My husband's aunt is a recovering alcoholic who visits with other ladies who are struggling with the same thing. She called me after seeing a similar box I had given to her sister, except that one didn't have a lid. She had a box like this when she was going through AA. She said it helped to write down all of her worries and put them into the box to let God take care of them so she didn't feel burdened with them. Neat idea I thought. Anyway, she asked me to make some for her friends. I had to invent the lid which I think came out pretty good. And I added this saying to go on top..."Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you" very fitting I thought.

What I've Been Up to Lately... Part 2

Here's some more...(sorry for the poor photo quality on some of these. My photo cube was put away... and it was late... and I was lazy.)

What I've Been Up to Lately

Hi there everyone! Have you been making wonderful holiday crafts and treats? It's been a long time since my last post, I know, but I haven't felt like posting anything. But I sure have done quite a few things this past month or so. Here, have a look...