Friday, August 18, 2017

A late birthday gift...

So...one of my nieces has a birthday in July.  I like to send her a little something.  Okay, in all honesty I was going to make this gift for my niece for Christmas 2016...it didn't happen so I decided birthday 2017.  It came...it went and the gift was only partially finish SO I decided to finish it so I could give it to her in person here is a few days.  The results are as you see below and I think she will LOVE it!!

 
My niece...she loves horses and she has one of her own so I thought this "Off to the Races" paper by Graphic 45 would be perfect for her envelope album.  From there I just added papers, embellishments, and love to the album.  She got to go to the Kentucky Derby last year (I think it was last year) which is why I thought this paper would work out.  There are two pull outs for photos for her to place a photo of her horse if she would like to and then a couple of spots for journalling.  I really hope she loves it!  Either way...I'll know soon!

Lorie

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Cup of Christmas Cheer


Good morning friends!  It's been just over a week since I was here last but that is much better than months in between posts, right?  I mentioned in my last post that I have signed up with SU! so you'd see more SU! projects on the blog and today is the first all SU! card in quite some time.  I hope you enjoy!
This is fun because it is all, yet to be released, new product from the Holiday catalog...well, almost all new product.  I've used the dies from the Coffee Cafe' Photopolymer Bundle as well as the little heart stamp.  New is the Designer Paper, tinsel ribbon, and the sentiment stamps!!  Eek, isn't it all fun and so cute?

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  Do you do all one type of card or do you all different types of cards to send out?  Have a great day all!
Lorie

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Thanks for all your help!

Good Saturday morning friends!  I know...it has been over a month since I was here last...just where does the time go.  Well, no matter, I'm here now so I'll just show you what I made!
 So, in the last month I've gotten a new job.  I've taken the Children's Ministry Director at New Life Kittitas so my days this last week were filled with kids, music, and fun!  Until the beginning of September I'm just 'shadowing' the person who is currently in the position to see how they 'do' their ministry.  Of course I had to make some thank yous for the adults and youth that helped out!  The adults thank yous are a take off of an idea that my Stampin' Up! upline share on her blog the other day.  Instead of coffee I've used Starbucks Refreshers because it has been in the upper 90's low 100's the entire week.  I just used some paper I had in my stash and a Jaded Blossom sentiment and threw these together Thursday night for presentation on Friday.  I will say we added a Starbucks gift card to the back to make it even more fun!
 The bags above and below were for the youth helpers.  I didn't want to put too much work into them simply because kids don't appreciate them quite as much as adults do.  I did fill the bags with a ton of candy and they got a Starbucks card as well.  Again, the stamps are from Jaded Blossom and the bags are some I've had in my stash forever and are from SU!
I'm not sure if you caught it or not but I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and will be soon adding a button you can use to hop on over to my SU! store.  I would appreciate your support and will be sending something fun to each person that orders in my first 60 days as a demo!

Thanks for stopping in!  I'll be back soon-ish with some more to share before my son's wedding on the 26th of this month then, hopefully, I'll be back even stronger (posting more often) in September!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Lorie

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Cheers to 5 years!

Yesterday my son and his wife celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary!  Of course, I needed to make them a card so I thought I'd share it with you.
 To make this card I used an file from SVG Cutting files for this twisty card...talk about easy to put together!  The sentiment outside is also from SVG Cutting files and is from the May Cut Club bundle.  Papers are from a retired SU! paper pack that includes my favorite SU! color, Rose Red.  I cut the inside letters and heart on my Scan N Cut with files that are in the machine.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Java Time stamp set.  I used that sentiment as they are parents to a three year old and a 17 month old so coffee is important!
I'm linking this up to a couple of challenges, Die Cut Divas: Wedding/Anniversary, Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes, Cards TV: Anything Goes, and If You Give A Crafter A Cookie challenge. 

I do believe they thought it was a neat card and we had fun watching the kids while they went to a movie and dinner.  Here is to another five years of love, laughter and family for them!

Lorie

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Just around the bend...

Before you know it we will find ourselves at Father's Day weekend so I've worked on a couple of clean and simple cards these last couple of days and I'm happy to say...I'm done!  Woot! 


I love how different these cards are and how perfect they are for each of the recipients which is the fun thing about making our own cards.  All three cards are made with SVG files from SVG Cutting Files Cut Club and Kawaii files.  The sentiment and flower dies are from Jaded Blossom.  I just added some stars because dads are stars!  A little bit of gel pen gave the cuts some fun character!

Next up on my list this week is to get a graduation card made.  I have a plan so I just need to get it executed!  Go me!  What are you working on right now?

Lorie