Monday, November 4, 2013

Craft Weekend

Daughter #1 and one of her friends from college had a craft weekend the last weekend in September and I was home and able to participate this time! Yeah me!  Though I didn't accomplish half of what they did, I was able to get 18 Thanksgiving cards made to send to Operation Write Home.

I found an online template for a ribbon (you're suppose to put it on packages), but I decided to put it on the front of a card instead.

I purchased a Doodle Charms cricut cartridge for this weekend and loved the two leaves that came with the cartridge.  I bought a 6x6 paper pack of Doodlebug Designs Thanksgiving paper (bottom design) and loved it so much I wanted to make all my cards from it, but wanted to save a little for family Thanksgiving cards I'll be making this month. The top cards were made with an Echo Park paper that I really like too.

I had purchased this acorn stamp last fall and wasn't sure what to do with it.  Tried a couple of different things, stamping on card stock and stamping on printed paper.  The overall design was fairly simple but for someone writing home, I though it worked.

I think the paper pack I used for these was Little Yellow Bicycle.  The paper was very busy and a little dark for me, but I wanted to make a variety of cards and early September, it's hard to come by Thanksgiving paper.

I started one other project over that weekend but and still trying to figure it out. I want to make a keychain using the rifle shell from my dad's funeral.  I have a couple of little trinkets (his picture and a heart with a saying) that I also want to attach somehow.  I'm stuck trying to figure out how to attach this all together.

In other card making for October,

I have a niece getting married at the end of the year and her family threw a shower for her in October. This is the card I made for the gift.

I also have a niece (different from above) who is expecting a baby girl at the end of October and we had a shower for her and this is the card I made. I want to make some burp rags (pink of course) for her but wasn't able to get it together quick enough.

My husband had a co-worker lose their adult son, so I made this card for him to send.

I need to start thinking about the holidays and what I want to make for presents.  Daughter #2 actually has a Pinterest board of things she wants, I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.

Also not sure what to do for my sisters, I haven't spent a lot of time on Pinterest seeing what kind of ideas are out there.

I am painting the girls bathroom this week, we're going yellow and gray so I want to make a wall hanging of some sort.  Also thinking about painting a saying on the way, not sure if I want to free-hand it or look on the internet for it. The saying I want is fairly popular (at least on Pinterest) so I'm sure it exist out there somewhere.

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