Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dirty and Simple Father's Day card

Since Father's Day is just a few days away I decided to make a card for Kit today. I wanted it to be very guy like with no embellishments. I pulled out my CTMH stamps and came across this set. We all love to ride Quads and have several to ride around our property on. I gave this card a "dirty" look by sponging around the edges with black ink. Nothing big, but I think he'll like it.....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Homemade gifts

I just found out this week that the man who hired me is going to be leaving our store and going to one in Newnan. This is very upsetting to me, but it's a very good move for him. I wanted to express my thankfulness to him for giving me a job so I decided to make him some bread. I ground the wheat and made it in my bread machine. I'm not good at kneading so it's not the prettiest looking bread, but it tastes good.
I used some of my JustRite stampers for the tag along with some October Afternoon paper (love that stuff).I then made a card to go with it. Can you tell it's not exactly straight? I always seem to get mine a little off and I try so hard to line everything up. Maybe it's cuz I'm left handed? I hope he likes it and will remember how he helped a family get through a tough time by giving me a job.
One more thing, have you seen this month's PTI release? I am in LOVE... I have to get the Tea For Two stamp sets and dies. They are too cool. I may have to sell some of my other stuff, but I know I'd use those sets all the time. Check it out at

Monday, June 14, 2010

Note card set


My SIL sent me a kit to put together from one of her lady get togethers. We both love to paper craft so we share as often as we can while still living 5 hours apart. I had forgotten exactly what the card set was supposed to look like so I just went to town working on my own thing. That's what I love so much about card making, you can add so much of your own personal touch and it still *works*. I know I need all the help I can get with creativity {grin}.
BTW, I gave this as a gift to my Neice so that she could have a small stash of cards ready to go out when needed. She loved it, which made me feel so good.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tea gift holder

I had a day off so I thought I might do some crafting. After looking at Kim Bell's blog I knew what I wanted to do. She is one of my fav. bloggers. You can check her out at Endlessinkabilities. A really cute and easy gift is a tea card holder. Who doesn't like a good cup of tea? The paper is October Afternoon (I'm starting to really love them) and the card stock is PTI Kraft. Let me know what y'all think....

Thursday, May 27, 2010

FWF Friday

This is my first challenge with Unity. I'm excited to start crafting again. I had to take some time off to adjust to working again. I'm feeling pretty good with balancing everything now.
This is a simple card, but I love how it turned out. I used two different Unity KOM. The flowers came from Aug 2009 and the sentiment came from March 2010 KOM.The paper is PTI (I'm really loving everything they have). Ink and brads are SU. Thanks for looking.......T

Monday, May 24, 2010

A birthday gift

I have to get a bit creative these days with gifts. Since we are so tight with funds I have to make things. My daughter has quite a few friends who have birthday's close to each other so I decided to make these chipboard books. It takes a long time to make just one, but it's something the girls can keep for a long time. I had in mind that they would put pictures of their parties and have people sign the book that were at the party.
I used several different media types. I cut out felt, used some bling (rhinestones), crop a dile, paper flowers, and ribbon. I wish it didn't take so long to make, but I really hope they will like it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A little Unity action

It's been a long time since I've done any crafting. My new job has taken my attention lately. I have been missing it though. It's like going back to an old friend who always makes you feel good. I needed some time at my table today.
The job is going well. I can honestly say that I love being at home the most and don't feel like I've really missed out on anything over the last 15 years of being there. Kit will be having surgery on his shoulder this coming Monday. From there we are looking at the min. of 6 months healing before things may go back to normal. I am very thankful that I was given a job to help us during this time. It's rough out there so I know I'm blessed.
Okay, now some stamping talk. I LOVE this month Kit from Unity. I saw the store one and like that one even more, but I'll have to love that from a distance for now. I colored in the thread with ink.The sentiment doesn't show up very well, but it is what it is. Sometimes I feel just like I'm hanging by a thread so I can relate. :o)