Friday, August 6, 2010

Navy Letter for James

I made these a long time ago for James.  They hang on the wall and are representative of all things Navy.  I used Jolee's dimensional stickers for the letters, and just cut and tore the papers to fit, inked the edges and glued everything on.  I have other letters to alter, I just haven't done it yet...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Paint Chip Embellishment Card SSSD swap

This card was a challenge for a swap, the challenge to use paint chips as part of the card to embellish the card.

I actually used five different paint chips on this card.  The ones that are leaf-shaped are my favorite.  The purple piece is a paint chip and then the bottom layers are two pant chips trimmed and layered, alternately...  Flowers are Prima flowers and have glitter brad centers.  I used a white pen to write "Friend" and do the doodle scroll and the white faux stitching.  This was a fun card to make.

close up
full card

Thank You Cards made for Grandma Donna

So I told mom I would make Thank You cards for Grandma Donna to send after Grandpa Bob passed away.  I made grandma 40 cards, these photos show the various cards I made.
Nine cards with different flowers on them.
Same nine cards another photo
Cute thank you card
card front says "so grateful..."
close up of card
frame cards with popped up hearts
this is the only one of this one
card frames with different heart style
this style is called Joy fold, these were my favorite and I also made some of these for a card swap
inside of joy fold card
cute card
close up
close up
one of a kind
close up

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thank You for LaGrange Elementary School

At Christmastime, students from LaGrange Elementary took a wreath to my grandparents house.  When they brought the wreath, they also sang some Christmas carols.  Both Grandma and Grandpa were so pleased.

Grandma wanted to make a nice thank you for the students and she tried explaining it to mom, but mom misunderstood.  So when I finally felt mostly up to it, I talked with grandma to see what she wanted to do.  She had the idea to use the letters in 'thanks' and have little phrases expressing their gratitude for the students' gestures.  She told me on the phone and I carted stuff to her house when we went to visit.

The picture below is what I made and delivered to the school for grandma.  I used my Cricut to cut out the letters for 'thanks' and also used the Cricut to draw, rather than cut, the phrases.  I used Hero Arts flowers (paper flowers with no color) and sprayed them with different colors of glimmer mist.  Centers are a variety of brads.  Grandma had ribbon that I used to tie the tag on (and when I say grandma had ribbon--OH MY HECK--she has a whole underbed box FULL of ribbon--and I know she has more elsewhere, HOLY COW!!!).

I am not sure what paper line it is, because I got it out of my stash.  But I thought it turned out really cute!

If you could not read it, here is what is says:

T--thoughtful moments
H--happy memories
A--awesome singing
N--nice, nice, nice
K--kindness exemplified
S--special students

Tag says To: LaGrange Elementary School, the back says from: Bob and Donna Laycock