Thursday, May 28, 2009

Michael's Teacher Gift

Nothing like waiting until the last minute....tomorrow is the last day of school for my 3rd grader, Michael. As soon as I got home tonight, off I went to my little craft room to attempt some last minute creativity. The school colors are red and white, but I took the liberty of changing them to very vanilla and real red to match the SU designer paper. The stamp is from Close to My Heart and the remainder of the supplies are Stampin' Up. I used my new set of nestabilities that I received in the mail last week. This is a large paper clip I purchased at Hobby Lobby over a year ago:I purchased this little notebook in the $1 section of Michaels a couple of weeks ago:I'm not one to alter things as I struggle with this part of stamping, but these were easy. The last part of the gift is four note cards for Charla:I sure hope she enjoys these. Thank you for looking and leaving your comments. Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Grad Card

My next door neighbors' daughter, Billie, graduated on Saturday from Glenwood Springs High School. The school colors are red, white and black, so I whipped up this little card to attach to her gift. I embossed the images in black, added rhinestones, made a bow and "voila" a card is born. The inside has the quote "Go confidentely in the direction of your dreams." Hope you like the card and have a great day!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Next Year - - It's Breakfast in Bed

This picture looks so sweet and innocent. But....imagine a 1 1/4 mile hike, traveling 1,020 feet up a ROCKY mountain to see a lake, followed by the treacherous retreat down the mountain. On the way up, at the 1/4 mile marker, I told my boys that I wasn't sure if I could make it. At the 1/2 mile marker I asked someone how much further it was to the lake and they said "Oh, it's not bad and it's definitely worth it." My, oh my...they lied about the not so bad part. However, it truly was gorgeous when we made it to the top. We took about an hour and a half to climb to the top and an hour to get back down. Next year for Mother's Day all I want is breakfast in bed. Even cereal would do. It was a beautiful day and the boys and I are planning on hiking this trail again...(If I live that long...)Thus was just a itty bitty part of the trail.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother-in-Law's Mother's Day Card

Obviously by the title, this card is for my Husband's mom. She is a very special lady who lives in Idaho. Paul and I have become best friends since we separated, but I haven't spoken to anyone else in his family since Thanksgiving weekend when my boys and I moved out. I hope she enjoys the card and knows that I still care about her. For this card I used the "dryer sheet" technique. Click on the picture to see it enlarged in all of its glitter. I'm not sure if I like it or not. I may have to try it again on another card before I decide. The stamps are from Stampin'Up as are all of the supplies (except the dryer sheet which is brought to you directly from dryer this morning.) Thank you for looking and leaving your comments. Have a great day!