Thursday, April 24, 2014

Treat Boxes for My Physical Therapists

I couldn't thank my physical therapist enough for all he did for me with my knee replacement recovery.   I had my left knee replaced 5 years ago and it wasn't as smooth and quick as the right one was.  I'm glad I went through the worst one first ... it made this one so much more pleasant - well, as pleasant as can be!

So I made a treat box for Jarod, and I also made a treat box for the other two therapists, as well as the receptionist.  Here they are:

These treat boxes are for the physical therapists.  The one in the center is for Jarod.

This is the treat box I made for Linda, the receptionist.

I just love making things for people.  I'm so glad I have all the tools I need to do so!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Crumb Cake

It's that time again ... coloring down the lines!  This week's challenge is crumb cake.  So what colors do we have to work with - so saffron and pumpkin pie, or cajun craze and garden green. One more thing ... add lace!  I chose so saffron and pumpkin pie to work with.  I had an idea in my head, but it didn't work out.  So ... I ended up with something different, and I must say, I was quite pleased with the outcome.

So, before you see my creation, did you get here via Carol's blog?  I sure hope so.  We're so glad Carol is back!!!  YEAH!  She always creates such beautiful cards, doesn't she?  Thanks for coming back, Carol!!!

Now here is what I've created this week.

Paper:  crumb cake, very vanilla, so saffron DSP
Ink:  pumpkin pie, so saffron, crumb cake
Stamp Sets:  perfect pennants, petite petals
Accessories:  petite petals punch, square lattice EF, chantilly lace, basic pearls

Now let's check out Ms. Joni's blog and see what she created, and what color combination she used.  I love seeing what everyone created.  What inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Treat Boxes for Co-workers

In addition ,to my colleagues helping me out while I was out with knee surgery,  a few other co-workers helped me out too.  I didn't want to forget them, so I made them each a cute little treat box and filled them with chocolate candy eggs.  Who wouldn't want a little chocolate every now and then?

I'm loving the envelope punch board.  I don't know what I did before I got it!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mini Coffee Cups For Co-Workers

While I was out of the office recovering from my knee replacement surgery, I had asked some of my co-workers to help me out with my work load.  They were gracious enough to help, and so I wanted to make them something special.  I made these cute mini coffee cups and filled them with candy.  I made matching 3x3 cards with a personal note inside for each.  Here they are ... all cute as ever.

I made the stirrers too - I wish I would have kept one for myself.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sympathy for Cheryl

A co-worker of mine has been caring for her elderly parents for over the past several years, and this past year proved very challenging for her.  With both parents in their 90's, and a father who's health had been rapidly declining, Cheryl's father passed away quietly, and peacefully, in his favorite chair.  The sadness one feels at the loss of a parent is very hard.  But the sadness for Cheryl will be short lived since she still has her ailing mother to care for who has Alzheimer's.  That can be even more challenging than caring for an ill parent, I can just imagine.  So my heart and prayers go out to Cheryl and her family.  I made this card for her and hope it blesses her, knowing that she is thought of.

I CASED this layout from a card I found on Pinterest a while back.  I changed it up, but thought it was very simple, yet elegant as a sympathy card.

Card Recipe:
Paper:  pistachio pudding, wild wasabi, whisper white, pistachio pudding dsp
Ink:  wild wasabi, pistachio pudding
Stamp Sets:  petite petals, love & sympathy
Accessories:  petite petals punch, bird punch, 3/8" whisper white taffeta ribbon, basic pearls

Saturday, April 19, 2014

An Afternoon at the Lake

This is my very first brayer card that I designed by myself.  I'm just learning how to brayer, and I actually liked this when I finished it.   You really have to get the hang of it.  I'm continuing to practice, and stay tuned for more.

I like the peacefulness of this card.  I think I'll save it, or perhaps frame it.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Peachy Keen Hello Friend

This was the first time I used my frame it framelits - and there is a lot you can do with it.  With this card, I was thinking of when I take pictures - and so I decided to make this look like it was a frame of a picture - and tulips was the subject.

I'm also loving the hardwood stamp too.  I wasn't sure I would use it much, but I've made a lot of cards using it.  Here's the one I recently made:

Did you check out the camera?  I used versamark on the camera framelit, and it made that nice impression so you can see the camera better.  Just a little rhinestone for the final touch, and wha-la!