Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Ladies 70th Birthday

Hello!  My Christmas cards have been delayed due to birthdays and Christmas tree and decorating for the Christmas season.  I am trying to stick to priorities and doing what needs to be done first.  With that said, here is my Mom's 70th birthday gift/card from us (I will be putting gifts inside each of these items). My mom has a small collection of "glass" shoes and purses, so that is why I chose to do this for her. I found the shoe pattern Here, and printed it starting with just making a template just to see how hard it would be to put it together.  As you can tell, it is not to hard to do at all.  Then I cut out the purse with my Cricut Expression.  The the fun part was actually choosing the paper and then embellishing it.  It is not perfect but, I am very pleased at how well it turned out. I wanted it to look vintage and I think I achieved that.  I posted on Facebook to all of her friends that it was her 70th Birthday and that I would love it they all sent her a card.  As of now, she has over 10 different birthday cards from friends and family, and I am expecting more for her.  Also, her church had a cake for her last night so tonight I get to spoil her with dinner and her gifts and a cake.  I hope she likes these, and never gets tired of my creations for her.

I used:
K&Company Life's Journey Designer Paper
Teal blue cardstock from my stash
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut Cartridge for the purse
Cricut Craft Room Basics for the scalloped circle cut on the back of the purse
All the ribbon and lace are from my stash
The paper Roses are from Michael's
The pearl strands are from Michael's
Rhinestones are from Michael's

The Purse and the Shoe together!
 The Shoe!
 The Purse Front
 The Purse Back

Well, I hope you have a day filled with many blessings 
and thank you so much for stopping in.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Deer Scene Birthday

Hello, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past week and have recovered from it all.  Ours was a very busy day as usual.  We travel about an hour away from home and spend lunch with my mom's family and share lunch with them and then we exchange our crafts and such.  That all ends much to quickly for me.  Holidays are not really a time to visit and such.  It is more of a time to say "Hello" and then move on to the next person or next stop.  I am not complaining, I am thankful that I have family to spend my holidays with and such, I just wish we had a little bit more time.  After we are done there we make the 1 hour trek back and stop in and my in-laws and spend the evening with them eating leftovers from their Thanksgiving lunch.  MMMM!  Leftovers are sometimes better than the original!  Anyways, I want to share with you a birthday card I made very quickly on Thanksgiving morning, for my cousin.  He love hunting and where he lives is beautiful country.  So naturally I had to use this stamp for him.  It was a fairly simple card to make.  I just hope he liked it.

I used:
Paper is from my old stash of paper from Wal-Mart
Stamps are from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon from my stash
Lots of inking on the image with pink, two shades of yellow, light green

Well thank you so much for stopping in 
and I hope you have a great day!