This is is going to be a real long post. It is about my sister and her birthday and includes Pat's Saturday Night challenge. Just bear with me. Let's do Pat's Challenge first. We were to use a recipe of 2 papers, 2 stamps, a ribbon,a punch and to finish it off some glitter. The glitter is on the little flower.
Now to my sister's birthday. Let's add OLDER sister to the title of this post (*wink*). She is a dear person to me, She guided me as I was growing up. She taught me so many things. And one of them was to always be the best you could be to everyone. We left home just months apart, she married in July and I in October. I moved away for several years, then back to my home town, then left town again and 35 years later I still live about a hours drive from them. But during all that time, we have never grown apart. That is the kind of family we are. Thank you Rita for being always there for me. Now on to the outside and inside of the card I made for her. Then my DH decided he wanted me to make a card for him to give to her. He is always picking on her. This is what he wanted. I did just as he said, Rita, I am not responsible. ;) Also I need to add that Rita herself is a very accomplished card maker , and it is hard to make cards for people that are so good at what they do. Here is the gift I made for her. I raided our Mother's button jar, and used them to frame a picture of my sister, as a baby with our Mother and Father. I used a shadow box type frame. I love how it came out. Down in the right hand corner you can see a small metal button. It says Jack Rabbit on it. My Daddy was a house painter. He wore "Painter Whites". Jack Rabbit was the brand and this is a button off one of the overalls that he wore.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
This week has been busy, getting ready for a baby shower, so haven't been on line much. Pat's Saturday Night Challenge was to make an ornament. Since most of my creativity this week has leaned more towards baby things, I decided to make a Baby's First Christmas ornament. Please excuse the bad picture, lighting and everything. I will be back next week to get started on Christmas. Can you believe how fast it will be here.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I dislike winter, snow, cold or anything to do with it, but have to admit there are a couple of things that can bring a smile to me when there is a winter storm going on. I love cardinals, and to see their bright red color on a tree branch during a snow storm is a beautiful part of nature. My card is based on that. I found a 12 x 12 sheet of rub on snow at big lots for $1.25. I thought it was the perfect thing to use for Pat's Saturday Night Challenge. She invited us all to make a Winter card. I googled the cardinal picture, chose a khaki color cardstock, did the rub on and I was finished. The rub ons were made by EK Sucess. Thanks for letting me share with you this evening. The first picture is one of a piece of the rub on, just to give you an ideal of what it looked like. The second pic is the finished card.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I hope everyone has enjoyed their Sunday as much as I have. I got to go out with one of my son's for lunch. Just him and I. What a joy it was. Then after lunch I made a tag book for a Baby Shower. Robyn gave me the ideal, when I mentioned there was going to be a shower, She most graciously (because she said that is what BFF do for each other l0l ) redirected me to this correct post that inspired me. I used my Cricut to cut all the tags and centers. The Stretch My Imagination cartridge was used. I used the same cartridge to cut out the little babies with the little onsies on, and the baby rattler. I cut up colored indexed cards, and centered them on the first layer for the shower attendees to write the new Mom some words of advice. I thought using the ruled index cards would make it easier for everyone to write on. I reserved the the first page for my friend the new grandmother to write the first piece of advise. Then I embellished each page differently. I added a front and back, and some ribbon to the ring. I hope the new Mother enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.