Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Christmas gift finally done!

I am so proud of me today!  I finally finished a Christmas gift for my bestie!  I've had it cut out for months, but have not been able to put it together until now.  This is a card holder with 12 pockets and a list inside each pocket to write birthdays, anniversary dates and anything else.  I got this idea from a blog I follow called Creations with Christina.  I purchased a Cinch in December just for this project but today was the first I've used it.  I think I still need to watch some You Tube videos to get the process down, but this came out okay.  Here is the link to the blog:

I had a lot of "firsts" on this project.  This was my first attempt at using chip board.  I covered the back and front pieces of chip board with colored paper.  The inside papers are from my Stampin Up stash, but I can't tell you the name. 

I used about 4 or more of My Creative Time products to finish the book.  Emma's link to her store is:

I LOVE Emma's products!  To add some finish and polish to the project I used some flower stickers from my stash and tied 5 different ribbons on the rings that I bound the book together with.  I went to my card file and added 4-5 cards to get my bestie going.  The little "clip board" is stamped from one of Emma's stamps and I just cut it out and rounded the corner.  The saying on the front cover is another stamp from Emma.

Thanks for looking!  I hope you like what you see.  Share a comment and invite me to your blog!  I love to gather ideas.  Happy Spring!  It's in the 70's today here in Indiana and that is unheard of for March!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Everyone needs a bestie!

Today I really needed some "craft therapy".  It was a different day than what I had planned.  To make a long story short, my husband fell about 10 days ago and sprained his ankle.  When we were having coffee this morning he mentioned that he didn't sleep well at all the night before due to the pain in his calf.  My nursing instinct kicked in and I immediately started thinking he could have a clot.  After looking at his leg and seeing the redness, warmth and swelling I told him we needed to have it checked.  Good news!  No clot but he does have cellulitis which if it's not better tomorrow he will be admitted for IV therapy.  I had baked cookies for my grandsons last night and had planned to deliver them today, so I missed seeing the boys.  The cookies will wait until next week and I'm sure they will still get eaten.

Before I left the house this morning, I called my best friend Annetta.  I can tell her anything or I can tell her nothing.  She is always there for me.  She prays with me, cries with me, we laugh together and have pedicures at the same time.  God blessed me richly with this woman in my life and I thank him all the time.  After getting home today and having some good news, I decided to head into the loft and create a card for my "bestie".

Emma from My Creative Time had a THROWBACK THURSDAY challenge this week and I knew I wanted to make a card to enter.  For this challenge we were not to use any Cricuts, Imagines, Gypsy or other machine, just stamping.  Emma said we could use our Cuttlebug so I had been wanting to use a new die I got from Peachy Keen called Funny Flowers.  Along with the cuts, you also have three different faces to use.  I love how this little flower turned out.  I used a new stamp set from CARDZTV that came in this week.  I knew I had to have this set called Good Friends.  It stamped beautifully and added so much to this card.  I used two punches on the border strip to add some interest.  I also used my marker to add some stitching to the flower.

I hope you like my card.  I hope Annetta loves it!  If you are a person of faith, please pray for my husband Bruce!

God bless!