Wow! I can’t believe it has been 10 weeks since this all started. Time really does fly by when you are having fun. Today is a short post, I don’t have a card to share today, but hopefully I’ll have some super cute new stuff to share later this week and early next week.
Today (and really everyday) I am thankful for the people in my life who encourage me, inspire me, and build me. Whether it’s my friends or family, I have many people in my life who have giving me the strength to be who I am. I recently went through a very difficult patch at work (which made it incredibly difficult to see the glass half full). I am so blessed to be able to count on the group of people I hold nearest and dearest to help me through these difficult times.
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Friday was our friend Sean’s birthday. I made this card for him to let him know that we were thinking of him on his birthday. Usually we get a chance to get together and celebrate, but everyone’s schedules are so crazy busy lately I don’t think it’s going to happen for a little while. We always have a good time when we get together even when it’s just on random Wednesdays!
Judging from all the Facebook updates I’ve seen Sean had a great birthday!
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I am super excited to share this card with you today for so many reasons. First, I used supplies from my most recent My Favorite Things Stamps order including their premium die ink which is marvelous. It is comparable to the new SU ink pads, but I like the lower price on the MFT pads better and they match the paper and replenishment’s perfectly. Good job MFT…I’ve been wanted to try the ink for a while now and I am so glad I finally did!
Second, I finally participated in a Seize the Birthday Sketch Challenge! I followed STB16 for this card, but I flipped it upside down. I’m so excited to get the chance to participate. I’m going to use this sketch for a few other cards…not just birthday cards, but I will definitely make a girl birthday card with this sketch to have in my stash. If you haven’t checked out Seize the Birthday I recommend you do, the concept is genius.
Third, Tuesday (mentioned in Take Time Tuesday, Take 9) was our good friend Scotty G’s birthday! I put this card in the mail the other day so he would get it on time, but I didn’t want to share it before he saw it first (I gave myself a few days just in case). We are so blessed and grateful for all of our friends near and far!
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There are so many fantastic Mom’s in my life. I wish I was able to list them all and tell them all how much I appreciate them with a card, but I was able to make the two most important Mom’s cards to tell them how blessed we are to call them Mom.
This is the card I made for Jordan’s Mom. I try each year to make similar cards for both our mothers so I don’t repeat ideas and so one card doesn’t turn out “better” than the other. With this card I just used papers that matched the different personalities of our Moms. On Monday I shared the card I made for my Mom. I used a more modern theme, today I’m sharing a more traditional theme.
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Today for Take Time Tuesday I will share a Thank You card I made with some of my new Verve Stamps products and a stamp from a set from Papertrey Ink that I had forgotten I owned. Verve and PTI are two stamping companies who’s products I really enjoy using but I find that I often reach for other stamps I have instead. I don’t know why because the cards I create with these products are equally adorable.
I’m very fortunate to be able to “afford” my hobby of crafting which is something I am tremendously grateful for. I usually pick up most of my crafting supplies on sale or when the companies I like ordering from run promotions. I rarely pay for shipping because I wait so long to order that my list gets so long that I qualify for free shipping. Here is a peak at what I picked up from Verve Stamps. You’ll be seeing cards and projects with these stamps soon, I have so many ideas floating around in my head just waiting to be made!
Crafting is a huge stress reliever for me…even when I get frustrated by a project not turning out quite right. I usually feel less stressed after spending time in my craft room. I’ve been looking for more things to relieve stress since I’ve been finding work to be extremely stressful lately. Working out and exercise has been helping, but I’ve found that my muscles are sore…I never remember being this sore while I was in high school or college.
While Jordan and I were at the Tigers game in April they gave out gift cards to a place called Massage Green Spa, while I didn’t win one I was intrigued. I looked it up online and found out they were running a special for an hour massage for $29.95. I jumped on it last Friday and I am feeling very relaxed. Definitely going to take some time to pamper myself again.
So this week I am thankful for my hobby of crafting being a stress reliever and for my new find in Massage Green Spa! What are you thankful for this week?
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Made this card for my Mom for mothers day. I’ve been seeing tons of cards using banners in this way so I thought I would give it a try. I used scraps from cards I’ve made recently since the banner die can be cut out of a smaller piece of paper. I made a card using this same layout for Jordan’s Mom too that I’ll share later this week.
I really like this layout and plan to use it for a couple more ideas I have in my head. I’ve been so inspired to create lately!
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For this card I followed one of the Sweet Sunday Sketches I missed. I made this card with no particular recipient in mind, but I really like the way it turned out. I used a bit of patterned paper from one of my new boy themed papers pads from Echo Park and then I created my own patterned paper with the words from the Baseball Boy PI stamp set from MFT and with the dot from an SU stamp set (called Lines and Shadows????).
I used Tigers colors for EVERYTHING! Jordan and I will be heading to our second game of the season tomorrow. I hope the game goes well the Tigers have been on a winning streak!
I know I’ll take pictures tomorrow that I will want to share…hopefully I catch some excitement!
This is the Bridal Shower invitation I made to go along with the Bachelorette invites. Simple and elegant. Much less labor intensive than my other cards, but this really showcases the reason for the card. I also think it follows the theme of the shower very well.
While I’ve been in full mass production mode over the last few weeks I also have been getting ideas for other cute wedding or bride themed crafts. I made these cute little post-it note holders that are a perfect little gift for the bride to be who is in full wedding planning mode.
Easy to put together and simple to change out when all the ring shaped post-it’s have been used. I used a simple plastic picture frame and just put my patterned paper where the picture would normally go. Then I used super sticky tape to attach the pad to the outside of the frame. I use post-it’s like they are going out of style so I think I’m going to make a few more of these…one for myself and a few maybe for gifts!
Here is a quick way to wrap this fun gifts up. I bought the bag a Mejier and the ribbon came from my stash. Simple and quick!
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Hey Everyone! I have the most exciting news ever….Winter Semester is over! Okay, okay, that might not exactly be the most exciting news ever, but I am very thankful that the semester has finally come to an end. I took 10 credits while working full time and nearly drove myself crazy…I don’t plan on doing that again. I get a short break before the Spring/Summer semester begins on Monday.
I made another Thank You card to share today. This one follows The Deconstructed Sketch #91 that I missed while I was busy with school work!
I used MME A Mothers Love DP with SU’s Calypso Coral and Not Quite Navy CS. I cut of the banners with MFT’s Fishtail Flags STAX…I love these dies. I added some Cool Caribbean brads to tie all the colors together and the crystals just add something special which isn’t typical on a Thank You card. The stamp is a free stamp I received with my Verve Stamp’s order on Friday, gotta love freebies that you can actually use!
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I’m sharing this card today which I made following MFTWSC118 for one of the team members I have been working with at work who has been promoted to my same position. While I am very happy for him, I am also happy for myself because it means that despite how much I dislike my job I am able to mentor another to reach their highest potential.
I used some of my new Echo Park All About A Boy DP with SU’s Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, and Pumpkin Pie CS. I used Spellbinders Nestability Circles and MFT Fishtail Flags STAX to cut my shapes. Then I used SU’s Hexagon embossing folder to get the texture on the Wasabi circle.
I’m so happy to be crafting again, I printed and saved all the sketches I missed while I was super busy with school and I’m slowing catching up!
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