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Sunday, February 27, 2011

What else - CARDS

I made this one for a lady at work to give to her para (teacher's Aide)  One of the other two will be for the same lady, then the other will be for our cafeteria manager. 

This card is fashioned after my friend, Kathi Carlson's card, check out her blog -  She has such a gift, I get a lot of  my card ideas from her.

Can't decide who this is for.  I have two people to give birthday cards to. 
One of these days I will surprise you with a layout or two.  Yeah right!!
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

some cards and a project

For a teacher - you may notice that I used this pattern several times.  I was kind of in a hurry.  It bothers me when I get so busy and don't get a card made for someone.  

A teacher asked me to make a card for her sister-in-law's 50th birthday.  She didn't want me to put the age on the card so I figured using the silver card stock would work for 50, you know 50th anniversary or silver jubilee.  Subtle in thought!

This card is for the same teacher.  She has a friend at church who is celebrating either her 84th or 85th birthday.  I am sorry it is so busy. I was copying a card from one of my cardmaker's magazines and got carried away.

Another quickie card for a para - teacher's aide.

For a kindergarten teacher.

Can you guess what this is?  No don't scroll down just yet.  check it out and see if you can guess.

A view from the side.

Ta Da!!!!!!!!!!  Isn't this just the coolest thing you have ever seen?  My friend, Sharon Field, a Stampin' Up rep, made one for me and I loved it so much I made one for my up-line, Faye.  Sharon has a tutorial on her blog today for how to make these ATG stands.  Check out her blog: Created By You.  Here is the link.  Be sure to email me and let me know if you make one, I would love to see all the different ones made out there

I spent about an hour trying to find the original post that I had copied to make this picture, but cannot find it anywhere.  Of Course, it is copied, you don't think I am this clever, I hope.
I sure wish I could have found it to give proper credit.  I made one for myself back in 2008 and framed it.  Had it hanging on my office wall and a woman I work with asked me to make a couple of them for her.  She wants to make a layout for her mom and aunt who have made several trips to the beach for vacations.

This one is only a smidgen different in the placement of the shells.  I used colonial white, parchment and sky card stock, some colonial white brads and the stamp set Footprints with Desert Sand ink.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

a few cards

A friend needed a card for twins.  I don't know, is something missing?   Maybe it's the buttons, I'm going to see if I have some really small pink ones and replace these.  Maybe then I won't feel like it is yuk.

This is for a clerk at my office.  I made a pink and blue one with a pretty pink bow exactly like this one, but the more I thought about it the more I realized she is not a pink & blue person, so I made this one instead.  Google doesn't like the pink and blue card because it won't load it.  I have been waiting for the last 20 minutes for it to load and finally had to cancel it.

You will have to take my word on the other card.  Google won't load it.

I have several more cards to make, maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow.  I'll see.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

cards, cards, & more cards

I thought some of the sorority gals would appreciate this card, but I was wrong.  I really like the pink and green with the Bohemian alphabet.  I must have needed more.

This one made several sales.

Again, this one I thought would be a nice masculine card, but no takers.

One of my favorites.  I think this little guy is so cute.  I made this one and another in pink and another in yellows and all three were snatched up.

This one was a hit with some of the ladies at work.

This one I ended up making 4 of, but I used tulip colored card stock and colored the roses each a little differently.  I think they all sold. 

This was a hit also.  I made another in deeper tones and different letters, and both sold.

this was the first one I sold.

This one didn't fare so well.  I thought someone might get it for a child, but no takers.

One sweet lady is moving at the end of the week and this is our going away card for her.

This was a hit.  I did remember to cover up the 29th through the 31st on all the cards, but this one.  I also changed the heart.  I thought this one was a little too fat.  I kind of like the heart, but it reminds me of a really big butt.

Another version of the rose card.  I really like the coloring on the rose in the photo.  Why is it that in person I thought it looked stupid?

Baby Ryan's mommy is getting this card

Big brother William is getting this card.  When the teacher said William likes trains, I told her I could do trains!!!!

I'm sure you can guess that I made cards to sell at work for Valentine's Day.  They were a big hit.  I made a little money.  You probably can't see it, but on each of the embossed backgrounds I used the clear stardust jelly roll pen.  LOVE IT!!!!

I'm sorry I haven't been blogging for a while.  I have been in a blue funk for a while now.  I think I am finally over the bronchitis, but I am still suffering from a major migraine.  I asked the doctor to give me a new/old prescription and it is working well as long as I take it.  I used to have to only take the meds when I felt a migraine coming on, now I have to take at least one if not two pills a day to keep the migraine at bay.   There are some days that I don't even turn on the computer when I get home from work except to do some property mgmt work. 
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