Monday, January 25, 2010

Male Birthday Cards

I was involved in a MALE Birthday Card Swap. It seems like I NEVER have any cards suitable for a guy. My cards always seem to have pretty flowers or more female colors on them. So I forced myself to make a couple cards for guys! Here are the results. Not sure how I feel about the frist one, but it is still cute.

Since I LOVE buttons as embellishments this is my favorite one! Pretty easy to make also. The inside is empty for a personalized message.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Very Pretty Song

I was never a HUGE Susan Boyle fan, but this song is very pretty. Saw her on Oprah and she seemed very "real".
Just passing along a pretty song to make your day a little brighter.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Quote for the Day

"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves."

~~ Helen Keller

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Teacher Christmas Gifts

This year for my kids' teachers gifts I was stumped. I asked them for pictures so I could make personalized coasters, but didn't receive any from them - bummer. I needed a back up! So I thought and thought and thought.... From my many swaps on SplitCoast Stampers I have tons of handmade cards, YES, that's it. I made a small basket of cards with envelopes for each teacher.
The basket if from Michael's (it was a Black Friday bargain only $1.50) that was supposed to fit the personalized coasters! The cards look pretty nice here too.

This is the side view. Each card has a envelope to go with it.

This is one example of the envys to go with the card. I like this one the best, probably because it has yellow on it!

Thanks for looking!
Have a great day.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Challenging Questions - One Word Answers

I saw this list of questions on this creative blog. It looked like a fun challenge to answer the questions with only 1 word. TRY IT!!
Answer the following questions using single word answers. Then pass the award to 5 other people. (I'll try my best with the 1 word thing, but that is hard!)

Your cell phone? iPhone

Your hair? messy

Your mother? Heaven

Your father? Heaven

Favorite food? Carbs

Your dream last night? None

Your favorite drink? Peach Ice Tea

Your dream/goal? Debtfree

What room are you in? Family room

Your hobby? Crafting

Your fear? mykidswithnomom

Where do you want to be in 6 years? Traveling

Where were you last night? Applebees

Something you aren't? Organized

Muffins? Blueberry

Wish list item? Kitchen

Where did you grow up? EndwellNY

Last thing you did? carpool

What are you wearing? sweats

Your TV? New

Your pets? Dog

Friends? Lots

Your mood? Relaxed

Missing someone? parents

Vehicle? Honda

Something you're not wearing? contacts

Your favorite store? Micheal's

Your favorite color? Yellow

When was the last time you laughed? morning

Last time you cried? yesterday

Your best friend? Giving

One place that you go to over and over? Kitchen

Face book? member

Favorite place to eat? Restaurants

GOOD LUCK and have fun!
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Did You Know? YouTube Video

This is a very cool video that I received via email. Amazing information about the future. Enjoy!

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Angel Card

This card was for a swap on Split Coast Stampers. There wasn't any specifics on the theme, just an any occassion card.
Yellow is my favorite color and all my friends are angels, so they seemed to go together. I like the way the yellow (kinda like a gold halo) halo goes along with the yellow background on the card.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Couple Changes to Gift Card Holder

After looking at my gift card holder - it is the next entry - something didn't seem right. I looked and thought and looked and thought. It needed some extra details. So I took the whole booklet apart and wanted to make it a little "better".
First I used an accordian fold so the cards would be easier to see and take out of the holder. Next I added some stamped snowflakes on each envelope.
I think it looks much better this time!! The cover is the same thing, didn't change anything on that.
Thanks for looking.