Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Destination Wedding Scrolls and Thank You Card

My niece just got married in Belize, and since it was a destination wedding the favours were a bit of an issue because there is only so much space in a bride's luggage!  So the happy couple came up with a wonderful alternative...my niece who is a breast cancer survivor, and her husband decided to make a generous donation in each guest's name to the organization that was so helpful in getting her through her treatments and surgeries.  The guests that were there had also been a big support to them, and they felt it would be a way that they could keep on giving.  So the favours were a scroll explaining to each guest about the donation being made in their name.  My niece asked me to make them have an antique-y, treasure map feel about them.  This is what I came up with:

 Here is the thank you card for those that attended or helped in her destination wedding:
I used versamark with seafoam white embossing powder.  I really liked how the white contrasted the ocean blue colour.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Father's Day Cards

Again...better late than never!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gift Bag

I made this birthday gift bag for my step mother's birthday.  It was perfect for the jewellery that we bought her.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Too Many Sympathy Cards (One is Too Many!)

I had to make several sympathy cards back in the fall.  Between the deaths in the family (my aunt, my uncle, dh's grandfather) and the deaths of several friends' family members, I was so glad when I actually didn't need to make any more sympathy cards.

I used some stickers up that I had just to make it simple and easy to make so many at once.  So glad I had them on hand. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

New Baby Card

I made this card to go with a gift when my great nephew was born.  He's a special baby as his mom is a breast cancer survivor and was told she'd not be able to conceive after her treatments.  So glad the doctor's were wrong as he is such a happy and healthy baby!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Christmas in March!

I know, I know!  It's like spring outside and I'm finally posting my Christmas cards.  Sorry I'm so late, but better late than never right? 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Last of the Birthday Cards

 This card was copied from a card I saw in a magazine, probaby Paper Crafts or Card Creations, but not sure.  Sorry I can't give credit where credit is due.

For this card I stamped my own background.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Let's Start Off With Baby Shower Cards!

Above:  This baby shower gift card was made for someone at church who is having a baby girl.
    Below:  I was asked to make 65 baby shower invitations for a client who is helping host a baby shower for her sister and nephew to be.  She told me what she was wanting as far as font, graphics and text, and this is what I came up with.  This is my first card with a belly band and I kind of like the added touch it gives.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FINALLY! I Finally Have Time To Post Again

This past year has been so crazy for my family and I.  I had to go back to work last May (until January), I had surgery, my sister had several surgeries, my niece got married and had a baby, in the fall we had 6 funerals, but on the positive side and best of all my husband got a short term contract job and then in January he finally landed a new job that was the kind of job he was actually hoping for.  Three years of unemployment woes have officially come to an end!  So FINALLY life is starting to return to normal and that means having the time and the mindset to be able to focus on my blog again.  I continued to make cards but have been too busy to post anything until now.  I have several cards and projects to post, so I am going to try in the next few days to get them all set up so that there will be a new post every day until I get all caught up.  I hope you will keep checking back in and give me your feedback which is always welcome!