Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Horizontal Easel Card

For my special friend, Joan.

I haven't made a horizontal easel card yet! It's not the size of an A9 (business size envelope) so I made an envelope from my WR Memory Keepers envelope maker.

Here's how I made it:
Card Base: Recollections 110 lb card stock cut at 7 inches long by 7 inches wide. I scored it at 1 3/4.
Layer: Stash...pretty.
Balloons: Martha Stewart punch
Heart: Epiphany punch
Stamp set: Cardz TV

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Easel Birthday Card

My mother-in-law's 91st birthday is on Sunday. You hit a certain age in life where gifts aren't important. It's being around family that makes us happy.
I've made her this easel style card so she can display it next to all the framed pictures I've given her over the years.

Here's what I used to make it:
Card base: 110 lb Recollections cream colored card stock cut at 4 1/4 w x 5 1/2 h.
Flowered paper: Recollections
Flower and Butterfly: Michaels
Pearls: Recollections
Happy Birthday Stamp: Cardz TV stamps
Lace: stash

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

January 2016 Calendar

Wow. This one was a lot of fun! I haven't edited the video yet but when it's all done I'll upload it.
I'll be sending this one off to my Grandma tomorrow. I always feel bad when I'm late with these. I need to get better organized so I can get these calendars to her before the first day of each month.

Here's what I used to make it:

Yellow base: 12 x 12 Colorbok from Walmart
Purple layer: 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 Colorbok from Walmart. I cut this out using an Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.
Polkadot: Recollections: Cut at 11 x 11
January: The First Few Years Cricut cartridge. I used my Xyron to glue this down.
Happy New Year embellishment: Black Colorbok, Yellow DCWV, Purple Colorbok. Photo Booth Props Cricut cartridge
Starbursts: Black and White Colorbok from Walmart. When I was a Kid Cricut cartridge
2016: New Year's Eve Cricut cartridge: I used scraps.

I hand wrote the numbers with a purple sharpy. 

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(Crafting) New Year's resolutions

Do you have crafting resolutions? I see the planner has come back. Are you using a planner? I use my iPhone for everything and will stick to that...for now.

I'm going to continue making my Grandma's calendars and I want to make a monthly banner for my mom's apartment door. The one thing, and I think this is actually funny, that I don't find/make time to do, is birthday cards for my friends and family. Me, a card maker, not send out birthday cards? That is my first crafting resolution.

I started scrap booking about 6 years ago and since then I've said 1 billion times, "I need to start my boy's baby books." Now, this is going to be a process because I haven't gone through all their pictures yet. Then, it's deciding which one's to I'll at least get Kyle's (my 20 year old) started and hopefully done by the time he turns 21 in June. He may not keep the book now but at least he can look through it and know that it's here if he ever really wants it. It will be fun to share with his kid(s) aka my grandkid(s) some day. 

Every month a local craft store "Craft Envy" has a weekend event. 24/3. They don't close their doors from Friday to Sunday. I go home Friday night, sleep then head out early in the morning. Then I do the same Saturday. I want to try and do this every month. My hubby will just need to understand that this is important to me to have "me" time and to hang with the gals. He's supportive because he sees it makes me happy but doesn't quite get why I get enjoyment out of it. I dedicate most every day to my family now including my mom. This would be a time to rejuvenate myself.

Happy New Year to you all,