Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy First Day of School


It's our daughter's first day of high school (grade 9) today. I can't believe I'm the mom of a 14 year old. I gave birth to her 7 years ago now - and trust me, it's not easy giving birth to a 7 year old - but it is totally worth it!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Back to School - Part 3


...and this is the suitcase that the card, chocolate and other goodies (you need an assortment of s-f gum, etc. to go back to school don'tcha-know?!)

The suitcase is ala Becky's tutorial (see the set I made here). I thought I'd make my girl a suitcase kind-of symbolically - you know 'oh the places you'll go...' She has amazing dreams - so we want to give them wings (aka the butterflies:)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Back to School - Part 2


...and this is the matchbox full of chocolate that goes along with the letter... every girl needs some chocolate of course when she's facing something new;)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Back to School - Part 1


Every year when our daughter goes back to school I write her a letter to tell her how special she is and give her encouragement for the year - and I try to come up with some creative way to give it to her (along with some treats;)

This is the card I'm writing the letter in this year...

DSP is 'Tessa's Fairytale'
CS is all SU

Friday, August 14, 2009

Matchbox File Cabinet


I got the idea for this from Becky (she made one for the SU convention boards). I don't even remember where I got the dsp from (I grabbed it from my scrap pile;). The CS is SU.

All you do is make 4 matchboxes and then attach them with sticky-strip, cover with dsp and voila - a mini-cabinet:)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Paper Bag Purse


I made this little 'purse' out of a paper bag (...and some Basic Grey dsp; the ribbon and cardstock are both SU). Here's a link to the tutorial I used from Becki - thank Becki for such great inspiration!

Friday, August 07, 2009

It's a set


As you've probably figured out, my posts the last few days form a set of notecards in a box - which I recently gave to a friend:)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Stack of cups


I saw an idea for a card like this on Becky's blog - and since I finally have some teacup stamps, I had to try my own version;)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Teacup Card


I love cups & saucers, don't you?!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Tea Box


I love this little teabag stamp! Isnt' it darling?!

(The paper I've used on the next few projects is SU candy cane lane:)

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Tea Time



I was playing with a new acrylic stamp set on this card (Coffee Cafe by TPC Studios). The images are darling, but I do have to say that rubber stamps leave a much crisper image! That being said, I like how this card turned out - it's for a friend that I'm having tea with this week:)