Thursday, November 28, 2013

Lighthouse cards--2 ways

At times I go through phases when making cards where I make at least two of whatever it is I am making at the time.  It's really just as easy to stamp and/or cut two items as opposed to one.  When I originally stamped the lighthouse images, I didn't intend to create one with a masculine feel and the other more feminine.  I'm pleased with how they both turned out. 

The feminine card has already been given to a very special elderly lady at church.  She is such an encouragement and regularly sends personal notes to so many.  Gloria is a shining light for Jesus!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Teenage boy birthday

When creating cards, I find it most difficult to determine how to make a card for a teen boy.  At this point, I don't have to make many.  This is the card I sent a special young man for his birthday this year.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Quick Cards

These are a handful of cards that I put together rather quickly as I needed several thank you cards.  I'm not sure why the ink color on two of the cards turned into a color that isn't at all like the original color (CTMH tulip).  I'm guessing it had to do with the paper it was stamped on.  My favorite cards are those with the birds.  I just like how they came together.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Blessing a Sister in Christ

The secretary at our church is such a blessing to so many, several of the ladies have gotten together to contribute to a gift for her "just because."  I had the privilege of making the card for everyone to sign.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

December Delights Boutique round 3

And finally the journals with a green or blue base.  I made all of these journals in one day.  The first part of the day, another lady from church and I met and worked on our own crafts for December Delights together.  She is etching designs on various glass pieces.  In the afternoon, we headed our separate ways.  When I got home, I had all the supplies to make the journals readily available.  I decided to sit at the dining room table and get all the journals finished so I wouldn't have to worry about finding another time to work on them.  It took me about 13 hours to make all 20 journals, but I enjoyed the process.  I'm also excited to help raise funds for Paige and her mission trip around the world. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

December Delights Boutique round 2

Here are all the journals with a yellow or neutral base.  When I am making journals, I try not to use the same design twice.  It was a bit more difficult this time around, since all the paper I used was left over from a craft the women's ministry did in August.  The largest strips of patterned paper were 4x12 inches. 


Friday, November 8, 2013

December Delights Boutique

The women's ministry for our church is hosting the second annual December Delights event early next month.  It's a morning of pampering as women get to sign up for free services such as: massage, foot soak, facial, hair cut, hand treatment, etc.  Last year women were given the opportunity to make a Christmas ornament.  This year, women are going to have an opportunity to shop the "Boutique" for unique, handmade gifts.  All the proceeds from the boutique will be given to a young lady from our church who is on an 11 month mission trip around the world.

I took a break from making journals for the regular monthly meeting in order to make several for this event--20 to be exact.  Today I am sharing the journals with a pink or purple base.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

October birthdays

I seem to be behind in all things crafty these days.  The October birthday cards didn't get mailed until November 1st.  Better late than never...