May 21, 2010

Flower Pot Card

Don't you just love the Flower Pot cards that everyone is making? I love them too! This card is going to be perfect for my mother who loves flowers even more than me!

May 15, 2010

Greeting Farm Mouse Card

Just think, the end of the school year is approaching a little less than 3 weeks! I'm know I'm going to be busy getting things ready for my son's HS graduation and getting the kitchen at work closed down for the summer. The last thing on my mind will be making cards for the teachers, so I thought I'd get a jump on it and make the 3 cards that need to be made and check them off my to-do list!

Isn't this the cutest mouse? I received my very first order from the Greeting Farm in the mail yesterday and I just had to try one of them out. Also, if you noticed the embossing from my Nestie's is backwards you're right, and I don't care! LOL! It was my first attempt and I'm not about to re-do the entire image. Do you think the teacher's will even notice?!!

Oh, what will I do with my entire summer off? What will I do?!!

May 7, 2010

A Couple of Mother's Day Cards

I've been making a menu and trying to get the house ready for the 20+ family members who'll be coming to the house on Sunday for Mother's Day. Here's a couple of the cards I've made...

During my recent retreat to the Dells Vi was trying to show us how to sew on paper with her embroidery machine, so I decided to use my "attempt" at sewing on this card. Vi also used her Cricut and SCAL to cut the design in the paper...N-I-C-E, don't you think? The flower is absolutely gorgeous in person and was handmade by DeeAnn, lucky me for having her as a partner in STSB Round 8!

This is one of my favorite cards! I went out and bought the MS butterfly punch and am now asking myself why I waited so long to get it!

"I Love You" by Carl Sandburg

“I love you,”
said a great mother.
"I love you for what you are
knowing so well what you are.
And I love you more yet, child,
deeper yet than ever, child,
for what you are going to be,
knowing so well you are going far,
knowing your great works are ahead,
ahead and beyond,
yonder and far over yet."

I don't know why, but EVERY time I read this, I get chills and I've been reading it for years.

Wishing all of you a blessed day!

May 2, 2010

Tear Bear

Isn't this the cutest?!! I was in a swap at CMB and DeeAnn was my partner for STSB Round 8...not only did she send me some the the coolest handmade items I've seen in a long time, but she also sent a gigantic pack of tear bear patterns and mulberry sweet was that?!! I can't wait to try my hand at a few more of these, but they are definately more complicated that they look!