Thursday, November 17, 2011

Taking Another Look!

Well as promised a while ago, I said I would post pictures of my "Thanksgiving craft".  For those of you that have only recently begun to follow my blog or even if you are just dropping in to check it mother's family every year gets together for Thanksgiving, and all the ladies exchange some kind of handmade gift to eachother.  Ranging from baked goods to Christmas ornaments.  What ever your heart desires.  Mostly we give ornaments, though.  Well, I love glass and Christmas lights and how it all sparkles together.  So I came up with this idea from an old magazine. So here is the results of what this all came to be!

I used:
Inkssentials 2x2 Memory Glass
Inkssentials Memory COPPER foil tape
Copper jump rings
Soldering Iron, and solder and flux
Stampin' Up! Snowflakes, Recollections, Close To My Heart, stamps
Gold and Silver Embossing ink and powder
StazOn Ink
Ribbon from Michael's

Here is the picture I shared with you all way back in September! 
I made about 30 of these and only broke one, not to bad, knowing how thin the glass is.

I am fairly pleased at how these turned out.  They were pretty easy to do, too.

Well, thanks for stopping by and being patient and waiting for my "reveal".  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Birthday Napkin Fold

Shhhhh, my Mom's birthday isn't until the 28th and I couldn't wait to share her card with you all.  And since she doesn't have Internet she will not know unless one of you squeal!  LOL  So don't spoil the surprise!  I have never made a napkin fold card and this was my first one.  It kinda reminds me of a quilt which my mother loves making quilts.  So naturally I figured that she would love this card, plus she loves flowers and birds.  So I guess that I got a few of her favorite things all wrapped up in this card.  Trial and error is what this card is!  It may not be perfect but...I had a hard time getting the "Punch around the Edge" to work properly. Either way, I am pleased with how it turned out. 

I used:
Martha Stewart Around the Edge Punch
Stampin' Up! Stamps