Sunday, August 29, 2010

Paper bag flower card-click here to view video

Hello everyone. I would like to thank everyone who took time to comment on my gift card holder for the PTI blog hop. I really enjoy hearing from you all, I also like seeing everyone's creativity. One of the ladies who won made a paper bag flower, it was quite beautiful, so I wanted to give it a go. I went to her link to watch the youtube video which I have included. Just click on title and you can see for yourself how quick and easy these flowers are to make. I made several of these flowers out of a brown paper lunch bag. This is one of the CAS cards I was able to make with a pre-made card base by DCWV.
I added some shimmer mist to the flower and the sentiment is from the Laskspar-FOM set PTI. I used a Fiskars border punch for the tag.
Thanks for looking. Please let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PTI August Blog Hop- Paper Bags

Hello Everyone, it is that time of the month again, the PTI blog hop. This month, the challenge was to create something using a brown paper bag. I have made paper bag albums in the past and have even created a paper bag program for a Women's Retreat. I wanted to keep in the theme of back to school, so I thought of a gift card holder for a teacher. I used a #2 Kraft paper bag 4 x 2 x 7 3/4.

Paper: Ivory, The Paper Company and dp (unknown)
Ink: Chocolate chip and Ruby red, Stampin Up!; antique linen distress ink, Tim Holtz
Stamps: All Booked Up and It's Official, PTI
Embellishements: Twill tape, natural (JoAnn fabrics); chocolate button, PTI
Tools: Bookplate die, PTI; label die, sm, Spellbinders, 1 1/2 inch circle punch, scallop border punch, Fiskars
This size bag is perfect for making gift card holders. It was super quick and easy. I hope you enjoy your evening looking at everyone's wonderful creations. I really enjoyed playing with these two sets, I have not had a chance to play since returning from CHA.
Please leave me a comment, I enjoy hearing from all of you.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Celebrating 19 years

Hello fellow bloggers. Where has the summer gone. I have been frantically trying to get things ready for everyone starting the new school year. My husbands school year has already begun, my children's school year starts next week, and mine the week following. I say this because this time of the year is crazy, but 19 years ago when my husband and I were married, this was still part of our summer break. Now our anniversary is part of the beginning of the school year. Seems crazy, we schedule our wedding at this time thinking we could celebrate before starting a new school year. This year my husband had open house on our anniversary. Knowing that he would not be home for dinner, the children and I made him a special dinner and dessert the night before to surprise him. So on our actual anniversary I did not expect him to bring home these beautiful flowers. I was very surprised. The kids asked "why did daddy bring you flowers?", forgetting that it was our actual anniversary. See we already celebrated the night before, so to them it was over. Despite all the craziness, the Lord has blessed us with 19 years and three beautiful children and I pray He bless us with many, many more years.
Have a great day and count your blessings among the craziness of your day.