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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cards for Soldiers 3rd batch

And these make 50!

50 Christmas cards all ready to go. We wish them well.

Cards for Soldiers 2nd batch

This makes 22 cards for the soldiers. That gives me a total of 37 so far. Depends on how much time I have in the next couple of days, I would like to make it an even 50.

It has been a lot of fun making these with my mom. Her in this picture on the ones on the right. She has a hard time coming up with ideas. I help when I can, but sometimes ya just gotta let her be.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oakie's Treat Card - Scraplifted

My mom saw a similar treat bag at the recent rummage sale and asked if I knew how they did it. I remembered seeing a this card and thought I'll give it a try. Everything was cut with my cricut. I adjusted the .cut file to cut 3 at a time. The pumpkins are stamped and embossed with clear powder, colored with glitter markers. Puffy dot to attach. I used stamp sponges to embellish all the edges of each paper. The background paper and small piece to the right were cut with decorative scissors. I used mauve stamp pad to stamp the words and attached with a purple brad. The ribbon was placed using eyelets.
I am not good at doing ribbons yet, so forgive me. I am also working at getting my stamps to completely stamp.

Cards for Soldiers

I joined the cricut card fairy army. For those unaware of this, it is where many people create cards for the soldiers over seas. Those soldiers in turn send the blank cards home to their families. Each person has to make at least 15 cards. They are then sent to one person in your time zone. As they are distributed to the soldiers they are sent to units from our area. Kind of a great way to get something from home.
These are the first 15 I have made. I enrolled my mom to help as well. She made the 2 on the right vertically. We have plans to make at least 15 more prior to the 31st of October.

Scrapbook and Stamp Rummage Sale

Everyone loves a great deal! I was made aware a huge 40 table rummage sale was going on. Got both my parents and off we went. Figure 6 eyes were better than 2. We waited in line about 20 mins prior to it opening. After a hour of looking and 28 dollars later, this is what I emerged with.
The embossing powders were only a dollar. Most of the stamps were 2 to 5 bucks. I was thinking of going back later in the day but I spent all my money.