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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Waterfront Property

Irene has left the building, thank God, we were lucky no real damage just alot of pecan trees that decided to prune themselves. Here are some pictures from the storm

We were without power for 36 hours, now comes the fun of cleaning up any one who wants to come and help we will share our love with you.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Easel Birthday Card

While I have been extremely busy the last few days, I did manage to find time to make a card.
I was busy working on over 200 cards for a friend of mine who has ovarian cancer. They wanted a project that the ladies could do while sitting and getting their chemo treatments. I offered to cut everything for the cards for these amazing women. My cricut sure was tired afterwards, 200 3inch ribbons, 200 1 inch ribbons, butterflies, and flowers along with the words and word window punch frame for the word windows. I hope they enjoy making them as much as I did doing all the work for them. They are finished and being shipped out asap after the storm. Hope everyone is safe during this storm Irene.

On to my card I made today.

1. You will need one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock.
2. Use a paper trimmer to make a card base of 4 1/4" x 8 1/2".
3. Fold the card base in half to create a 4 1/4" square card.
4. With the card closed and the fold on the left, score the card front from the bottom left corner of the card to the top right corner.
5. Fold the scored corner down to make the easel.
6. Embellish your card as desired. Just make sure the element on the front of your card is adhered to the bottom right portion of the card front and not the entire front. Use a brad, small flat embellishment (which I used in this picture), button, punched scallop or any other small accessory to prop the easel.
7. This card will also fold flat so you can put it in a square envelope.
This was super quick and makes a stunning card, hardest part is deciding how to embellish your front of the card.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vacation Memories Challenge

Weekly Challenge #38: Vacation Memories Challenge!
The Challenge: It’s the end of the Summer and hopefully, you have had a chance to sneak in a getaway or two. This challenge is all about tackling those vacation photos before they get lost in a drawer or shoved in a box somewhere. We want you to create a scrapbook page or mini album recording one of your vacation memories from this past Summer. Weren’t able to sneak away . . . that’s okay! Find some photos from a past vacation that you haven’t scrapbooked yet and get busy! We can’t wait to see what you create!

While up in NY we had the chance to stop and visit some good friends. They have such a beautiful view from their deck of the Otisco Lake. Who couldn't find peace and tranquility at this spot.

A little bit of the Orient

These were so fun to make, I used Konnichiwa stamp set from the angel company, colored with copics,glitter pens and some rub ons that I had laying around.
The 2nd was done using a petal card, flowers and sparkle gems, copics.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Organizing Ribbon

After having so many cards of ribbon, small spools, loose ribbon, ribbon scattered everywhere and just a huge mess I think I have found a solution to get rid of all the mess everywhere and beleive it or not takes up very little space. I found this ribbon container at Michaels over in their plastic storage section, the container was $10 and used a coupon. Best $5 I think I have spent in along time. A friend gave me a lot of chipboard peices that were like 12 x 14. I took and cut them down to 4 x4 squares. While watching tv or watching shows with DH for the last few days I have been winding ribbon. I can do the cards by season, color, theme, and then when working on a project I will know exactly what I have to use. I do have some on spools that I will not do this too but for all the odd peices and cards and little spools this works great.
All you need is some chipboard cut to 4 x 4 size, scotch tape to secure to chipboard, and I used painters tape to secure the end peice. This is working great so far. Hope you like this.

Recent trip to NY