Wednesday, July 30, 2014

All Star

Hello friends~
I've been off all week from work - just using up some vacation time. Spent lots of time giving my sweet little flower beds some TLC, added a few more perennials to fill in some bare spots, and of course, spent lots of time in my craft room.

Using the Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport line, I altered this $1 frame I picked up at Michaels craft store. Using this year's Little League picture of my godson, Aiden, the colors all blended nicely.

I covered the frame using "teamwork" pattern paper; made a small banner using assorted cardstock banners. I fussy cut the postage stamps, baseball and bat.  Did I mention Aiden made the All Star team this year? I made a mini album celebrating this year's season using this same line of paper from Graphic 45 but I am saving it to give to him on his birthday. I just need to download all the pictures I took of him throughout this baseball season to fill up the album.

A friend of mine had to put down her dog recently due to illness. In memory of "Billie", I made this mini box and tag set using Authentique's "Remembrance" line.





The tags can be used to add photo's of Billie and to journal all the good memories!
That is it for now. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Special Friend Blend #2

Happy Monday - hoping you all had a fun holiday weekend celebrating the 4th of July! I took today off from work just to make an extra long weekend and to use up some vacation time. I have spent most of it organizing the upstairs bedrooms as I had the carpeting replaced on Saturday.
I did spend time in my craft room making a couple cards. The big August birthday bash is next month so I'm getting a head start.

Pattern papers are Melissa Frances along with the flowers and Hero Arts pearls. Wilton doily, PTI ribbon, and Michaels rose buds. Tea pot die and sentiment from Paper Sweeties.

I put together this card using pattern papers from Echo Park line "Sisters" along with the card stock journaling card. I punched out the banner using pattern paper from the same line. The ribbon is from Stampin Up. After viewing this card, the bow needs to have a button or something to hide the knot. Then it will be complete!

That's all from me ~ going outside to do a bit of weeding. We have had a lot of rain this past week so I'm sure there are tons of weeds to be picked. Have a great week ahead!