Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween RAK from Brenda

Happy Halloween everyone!!! I received a great surprise in the mail this week...a RAK from my GF Brenda. Brenda is a crafting talent and I always love the things she makes for me. I was admiring the recipe book she posted on her blog a few weeks ago so I was definitely excited when I found that she had sent one to me. And the recipes that were included all sound YUMMY!!! I can't wait to start making them! :-)

I made this Waterfall card to thank her for her RAK. After seeing it posted on a few blogs I wanted to give it a try. I was able to put this together withing 45 minutes...hope it doesn't fall apart! hehehe!!
I hope she likes my card. Thank you so much Brenda for always thinking of me!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Thank You Card

I made this card for my friend Michelle for the Halloween goodies she sent me a few weeks ago. I wanted to try and use the goodies that she sent me since I loved them all so much! The Witch Emma stamp, ribbon, and orange glitter were all from her. This was my first pop up card...I think it came out okay huh? I hope she likes it!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Treat Boxes

I have been visiting my dad in the hospital for a little over a week now. I have had little time to craft (or even post to my blog) since my days are spent at the hospital and/or trying to juggle other daily errands and chores with my daughter. So I do apologize for being MIA...not that I post to my blog on a regular basis anyways. :-)

It takes a special person to be an oncology nurse and you truly see this in the nurses that are caring for my dad now. He is expected to be in the hospital for a few more weeks so I wanted to make sure that the nurses there know how much we appreciate them by giving them a little something for Halloween. I decided on these treat boxes after seeing them on the Chic n Scratch blog. I needed something quick and these were perfect!

Surprise RAK

I recently ordered a few kits from Teri and was so excited when I found them waiting for me in the mail box when I got home last week. I quickly opened the envelope up and to my surprise I found an added bonus! Teri had included some goodies as a thank you for my order and for a little gift I made for her this summer. sweet and GENEROUS is she?!?! I believe she drew the little girl on the card...I still say she should look into getting her sketches made into stamps! Thank you so much Teri!! I love everything!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My First Shaker Card

I've been admiring all those shaker cards out there for a while. Since my SIL's birthday was this past week (and it's her Yakudoshi year), I thought it would be the perfect time to give it a try. However, even though I started her card a few weeks ago, I kept putting off finishing it up. Before you know it, it was a few hours before we had to leave for her party and I was rushing to try and finish it up...OOPS! Anyways, that's why it turned out so plain looking...I just ran out of time! :-(

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Christmas Party Save the Date Cards

Every year a bunch of my girlfriends from high school get together for a Christmas party. We take turns planning it and this year just so happens to be my year to plan it (with the help of my friend Mel). Here are the Save the Date cards I made (with some help from Mel) for everyone.

I am famous for putting up invites on our fridge and then covering them up with my kids artwork or school calendar (or whatever else) and before you know it, the invite is buried not to be rediscovered until I realize the party is that week!! So I thought these stand alone cards would be perfect for my friends to place on their table or desk (or someplace where it can't be buried) as a reminder of our upcoming party. :-)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Birthday Card Book

Artwork by my 4 year old son...CNOTE=I Love You (that's what he told me..he didn't want me to help him spell it)
Artwork by my 3 year old daughter
My DH's birthday was this past Saturday. Here is the card/book that my kids and I made for him (my son is very much into military/HALO things thus the picture on the front)! :-)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Berry Thankful

Here is a picture of one of the Thank You cards I made for my daughter's birthday party. I did end up adding a scalloped circle around the strawberry/Strawberry Shortcake circle. Not that great (I know)...what I had in my mind didn't really translate IRL. Oh well...the main thing is that everyone gets a thank you from my daughter! :-)

Monday, October 5, 2009

What a Great Surprise

I was having such a hectic and stressful day on Friday...until I checked the mail that is!!! I received this awesome Halloween RAK from Michelle! I love all of the little details she added to this gift set. The Crystal Effects added on Witch Emma's hat and on the monogram initial, and the the flower and bling on her hat just add that extra little something that makes this extra sweet!

OMG...what a surprise to find all of these goodies in that one little tin container! I was so excited to find the Witch Emma stamp under all of the other fabulous goodies!!
Thank you SO MUCH Michelle!! You are too, too sweet! Your thoughtfulness really turned my day around and I am truly grateful for our new friendship!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cutting Above Gyspy Giveaway

For all you Cricut lovers, this is to let you all know about a GREAT giveaway!! As some of you may know, HSN debuted the brand new Gypsy on September 24th. Now, the newly created Cutting Above blog, is giving away the Gypsy to TWO lucky winners!! You have until midnight tomorrow, October 2nd, to enter! Hop on over there now for your chance to win!!