Hello friends. It seems like I'm always playing catch up lately. I am now working two jobs and being mom and wife too. I am sorry for leaving my blog unloved for so long. I thought the children would become more independent and need me less. It seems I am needed all the more these days. :-)
I have some photos to share that I took of things as I was making them. Some of these items were made long ago, but I still want to share.
This first photo is a gift we gave at a wedding last November. I wrapped it in brown butcher paper and cut out the white flowers on my Silhouette SD. I then glued them all over the box. I made a gift tag to go with it. I love that it is so pretty, but so simple. Only two kinds of paper and a little string on the tag. You don't always need a lot of supplies to make something look nice.
This next project was for my childrens' school mates. Around here kids bring treats to share on their birthdays. I always feel sorry for the kids in the class who have food allergies and can't have cupcakes or whatever else is brought in. I always send something that isn't food. I made bookmarks again this year. I cut out all of the blue, tag shaped book marks on my Silhouette. (What would I do without that thing?) Then I used an embossing folder with dots and circles on it to dry emboss them all. I made about 60.
This one is just a simple one layer card I did using Distress Inks by Ranger. I spritzed it with shimmery spray, so it really looks beautiful in person.
This is the Valentine I made for my childrens' classmates and Girl Scout troop members. I used a Hero Arts stamp set called "LOL". I made a little cell phone out of it by adding a chord and plug. The plug is just card stock and staples.