Baby shower that my sister my mom and I threw a few weeks ago for my sister in law Kim who is expecting her first baby
December 29, 2013
I used a pop up card design so that the inside of the card stands up. Love the finished product
December 9, 2013
My third semester of nursing school is drawing to an end. Infact, I have a final tomorrow (lets not dwell on that just now). I wanted to make a thank you card for my instructor and give her a little thank you gift. It can't be anything too over the top, I don't want to suck up- just say thank you. I found this great Christmas ornament at Hobby Lobby and decided to design card around the ornament. Sort of a 2 for 1 deal. It is a card and a small gift all in one.
The card was designed in silhouette studio. I began by measuring the ornament, and finding a way to attach it to the card. I used the product packaging for inspiration and attached the orament to the cardstock in a manner that was very similar to how it was in the original packaging.
The inspiration for this card came from the nurse ornament that I found at Hobby Lobby. Here is a close up of the ornament.The patterns on the fron of the card were printed and then embossed with my cuttlebug and swiss dots embossing folder. I stamped the thank you sentiment using CTMH stamps (but this could have been printed).
Close up of the inside left where I have created a perferated flap that can be opened to remove the ornament (held on by twist ties).
November 21, 2013
My son Blake turns seven this weekend. So today I have been working on his birthday treats for school. A little bit of background.... The school my boy attend has gone to a healthy snacks only policy for daily snacks and birthday treats. I have certainly had my challenges with this and trying to find a birthday treat that fit that was a pain in the butt. So I took my inspiration from his class theme. MINIONS!
November 9, 2013
Last night I spent some time playing with holiday card ideas. Now anyone who knows me knows that I do not actually send out home made holiday cards. I order fancy photo cards and send out pictures of my kids. As much as I love crafting and creating I'm very self conscious about my art. I really create thing s just for me. I have boxes of ready to go cards that I may never use but I love the process :).
This is such a simple and lovely card. I used a CTMH stamp set from the current idea book for the image. I embossed and inked up a mat layer to coordinate with the stamped image. Matted the stamped layer on silver glitter paper and added a ribbon. So simple yet the finished look is beautiful .
The two cards have joint the others in my stash just waiting for the day the will get used.
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I have been working on baby shower invites this week. My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby soon and I'm so excited to help throw them a baby shower next month.
November 8, 2013
NJust sharing a quick project today. I have been wanting to make this for a while and finally got it done today. This is a vinyl decal I made for my iPad. Not much detail to share but I wanted to post the photos
October 31, 2013
Halloween shoes. I found these shoes at goodwill for $5 and with a little craftiness turned them into perfect minnie mouse Halloween shoes
Paint with yellow acrylic paint. It took 5 layers. When the last layer is still wet dust with crystal glitter
Minnie Mouse shoes peaking out from below my dress. I'll try to get a full photo later today to share
October 26, 2013
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August 26, 2013
Tonight is the annual back to school picnic at my children's school. As a member of our parent council (think PTA) I will be working to recruit volunteers and support for school PC events. One of the many things we do is the box tops for education program. So as part of our display I made this cute BTFE collection box. My sons teacher happens to be doing a minion theme this year so after tonight it will be donated to her classroom.
August 24, 2013
This lovely home frame is part of a new kit from Close to My Heart. It is called the designed decor frame it. It was so simple to make. I added a few stamps that I already had to the ones included with the kit, some chocolate ink, adhesive and photos. That's it. Simple assembly and it was done in about an hour. I didn't even have to use a die cut machine because the die cut photo frames were included in the kit. This would be a great project for anyone! As most of you know I am a CTMH consultant if you would like to purchase this kit you can do so at. Www.melissatodd.ctmh.com