That's Me

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

going away card

This card is for a young man who will be leaving tomorrow. He and his family moved down here from Ohio and both he and his wife have accepted jobs back home so . . .
I saw the video on Gina K's Designs Stamp TV tonight and thought how easy and elegant that is.  I ran to my scraproom (yeah right)  I know you're thinking it. Okay, I walked to my scrap room and decided to try it.  The sentiment is from the Veranda WOTG kit and the house is from the Neighborhood stamp set.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just a couple of Just Becauses

This is cased from Helen Onulak's color-splash-black-white-a-touch-of-pink.  I needed  a Just Because card for a teacher to give his wife and found this "just because" on Helen's blog.  The other two cards are my first and second attempt.  The lady for whom the card is made is in a sorority whose colors are pink and green.  That's all I know so I tried to use a couple different pinks and greens to give him a choice.

This card has two sides.  I have made these cards before but I don't very often .  It requires a lot of measuring and a blade type cutter which I have but don't use very often.  So it means crawling under my desk and digging it out.  The pattern for this was found in the latest CardMaker Magazine Fall 2010 Fun Folds issue and is patterned after Michele Boyer's card.

This, of course, is the other side of the card.  I can't really tell if it is the front or the back or if there even is a front and back to it.

Ewe yuk!  This is my least favorite of the three.

I have a ton of book work to do today, but I want to play and play and play.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

some birthday cards

found the example in CardMaker Magazine Fall 2010 edition by Loretta Mateik

This was based on a card in CardMaker Mag by Lindsey Botkin

These cards are for a couple ladies I work with. 

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

peacock birthday

Don't you just love this peacock?  I almost think of it as a girl because I put sparkles all over him.  What was I thinking.  Peacocks are boys - duh.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Couple of cards

This card is to go with the box and album.  I thought bigger would be better, but not so when it comes to sparkles.  Oh well.

This card is for a lady who is going to work at district.  We want her to know that we wish her well and will miss her.

I am in training this week.  In three weeks I will not be a "probie" any longer, but a full fledged Civil Servant bookkeeper.  A friend, who went through the first training at the same time last year, and I begged for a refresher course and this week is it.  We have a 5 inch thick manual of the rules and regs and hope that going through it a second time, things that made no sense last time will be perfectly clear this time.   I plan to get caught up with my work on Friday.  I am still going in to the office for a few minutes each morning as training is just a few blocks down the road.

Right in the middle of class today I got a photo on my phone from my sister who is a grandmother for the very first time today.  Olivia was born this afternoon. 8 lbs, 5 oz, 22 inches long.  As far as I know mother and daughter are doing well.  I am sure my nephew is on cloud 9.  Being 6'7" his head is always so far above mine it's like he is in the clouds to me.  I can't wait to see who Olivia takes after.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

continuation of another wedding gift

Top of the gift box again using the Olivia Papers
View of box from side
Tissue paper stamped with flowers from The Present.  I ran out of time so I didn't finish the bag, make a tag or a card.  Tomorrow is another day, they say.
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ANOTHER album and box wedding gift

Back of album - I am really quite pleased with this page.  It has such  feeling a Fall.  It shows off the various papers in this paper pack so well.
First set of inside pages.  The stamped image on the gate fold  photo place holder is from the stamp set The Present.  The Happiness is from State of Mind stamp set and the two die cuts are contemporary hearts from Spellbinders.  The little silver dots are from the same die cuts using a silvered card stock.  You will see that i have used the little hearts from the die cuts all over the album.  They are just too cute.
Right side - nothing new that I didn't already say about the left side.
Second set of inside pages - I have used the heart on most every one of the albums that I have made.  I am not crazy about this set, but it is on there now.
Right side of second set - The die cuts are filled with mini pearls, as opposed to Minnie Pearl.  Some of you older ladies will understand the reference. - grins -
Back set of pages - kind of blahhh, boring, so so. . . The corners of the photo is actually a stamp from the set, The Present.  It looks so totally different, probably because I covered up part of it.  If you can get a close look at it, it is really very pretty.  More of those contemporary hearts.
Right side of back set - Same story here.

Front of Album - more contemporary hearts.  I actually asked the bride for the invitation.   It was one that had been returned in the mail and the envelope had a small hole in it and caused the spot on it that I then tried to color over.  I can see it, but probably one one else will notice.
I was commissioned to make this wedding gift for a teacher at work.  Remember the Magnifique box and photo pages that I posted last week?  That gift was from me to the same teacher, this one is from a lady who has commissioned other gifts as well as been a recipient of one of my albums and boxes herself .

I really struggled with this even up to Saturday morning I was thinking of using a different paper pack.  I already had some of the paper cut and backed out.  I wanted to use this Olivia paper pack and wasn't going to be happy until I did. I thought long and hard about this all week.  Now I hope the giver and the receiver are happy with it.  I haven't even begun the box yet so I better sign off and get back to it.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

anniversary card

Ever make a card and think that the random items that you added to the face of it are just that - RANDOM?  Oh well.  I hope she likes it.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

wedding gift

Top of box with Peacock as focal point

This wedding present is for one of the teachers at work who is getting married on Saturday.  Being married on 9/11 will probably mean they will never forget their anniversary.

This is the back of the box.  Who ever decorates the back of anything?  Well, I guess I do.  The sentiment was supposed to be for the top of the box, but I wanted to leave the peacock as the focal point so I had to put this sentiment somewhere.  Then once I was looking at the photos, I realized that the ribbon was not finished off very prettily so I added the brass flower.

Card 1
This wedding gift is a small recipe box and inserts for photos.  You can see how much I am enjoying the new Magnifique paper pack.  The idea for this gift came from
Sherri Tozzi, my up-up-line.  Check out her blog, I have put a link to her box so you can see what it is supposed to look like.  Sherri used the Passages paper pack.  Sherri is an artist and she so willingly shares her creative gift.  She puts so much into each project she creates.  Little things that you may not even see, but they make for a beautiful project. There are ten "cards" that go inside the box.  

Card 2
Card 3

Card 4

Card 5
Card 6

Card 7
Card 8

Box with lid open
Card 9
Card 10

Front of box with lid closed
Gift bag.
I was afraid I was going to have to run to Wal-Mart at 6:30 in the morning on my way to work to pick up a gift bag, but then I found this bag in the bottom of my stash.  Most of what I have are Christmas bags.  This one belonged to my daughter, I realized as I found a HUGE silver Superman Emblem.  She is crazy for superman.

Really I have to run to Wal-Mart anyway.  The shower is first thing in the morning and I am bringing the juice.  It is after 1.  I guess I better hit the hay.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

more cards

My coloring is horrible, I know.  This is a card for one of our students.  I know I have told you before that I work in an inner city school in Jacksonville.  This little girl and her step sister were just being picked up from cheer leading practice a couple weeks ago with their dad when the dad was shot and killed.  One of the girls was shot in the arm and the other girl was shot in the leg.  I believe it was Ja'onnie who was shot in the leg.  This card will be from the "office chicks"
Amazing how one little piece on a card can be off just a tiniest bit and make the whole thing look crooked.  It is also how I cropped it crooked.
This card is for the pastor of one of the office chicks.  He has just had surgery 
This was the original card I was going to take to work, but the next morning I had a few minutes to spare so I tried some more coloring and the photo below is what I ended up with.  It is amazing how just a little bit of color makes such a difference.

Added just a little bit more color to this and pleased with how it turned out.   

Got some work to do this afternoon so I will sign off for now.
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