Friday, May 22, 2009

Gift set

I love making gift sets. I only wish I had more time to make them. Then I could make one for each friend and family member. This particular one is for my mother-in-law. She hasn't received it yet but thankfully she doesn't know about my blog yet so I can post it here. I used some retired designer paper that my hubby recommended. It's amazing how far you can make a pack of dp last. I still have plenty of this left even after making a post-it note holder, a checkbook cover, four cards, and a box to put it all in. Plus getting a pack takes the guess work out, no scavenging for a piece of dp to match the one you have. Anyway, it turned out great, I think she'll love it!

The box turned out so elegant, to find a tutorial on the post-it note holder click here.

The quote on the check book holder says "'Joy is not in things it is in us.' -Richard Wagner". Now truthfully, would you like something like that on the front of your checkbook or would it start to annoy you? Hmmmm. Or maybe you'd be grateful for the reminder. Me? It would depend on what the check was for...if it were stamping/crafting stuff ...well in that case the statement doesn't apply, right :). Here's card number 1. The flower is from the pretties kit and colored with my watercolor wonder crayons. Pretty fantastic huh. That's what I love about the pretties kit flowers, I can color them to coordinate with any project. And it's so easy too, a little messy but so fun.

A happy birthday card. The many musical notes are due to the recipients love of music. And are a cuttlebug die.
This next card was inspired by a very talented stamper, you can see here card here.And last of all a thank you card. I really liked the look of not matting the different patterns. Normally I do to break them up and draw attention to them but this time I was going for more of a quilt look.
So that's it, hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 4, 2009

busy, busy, busy

It's been so long since I've posted. My excuse? We've been looking at houses, because we're feeling a little cramped in our current 1500 square feet. We're also trying to get our house ready to put on the market, and on top of that everybody in my home has been sick at least once in the last month, some twice! So with that I've got to get back to work but before I do here is some of what I've been doing at my stamp table: