Friday, September 26, 2014

I don't want to go a year

Okay, several times during the past several months, I attempted to update the blog but would stop to organize pictures, find out dates, all sorts of things. So, I'm now going to update the blog with all of my creations over the past 9 months but, not in chronological order. Just as I have the pictures, I'm posting them. So, here it goes...

Last February....these are the cards I made to send out.

At this late date, I'll love to list the manufacturers' but the only one I know for sure is pic 3 is Teresa Collins' You are my happy.

Also, sadly Archiver's announced it was closing around this time and daughter #1 and I went and did their Make and Take for valentines. The cards we made are below and as you can see above the "I love you to the moon and back" was quite popular and cute!

A friend of a friend of daughter #1 sent this mesh wreath for Valentines Day so I made a few little items to decorate the mantle with.

real simple painted block with some leftover burlap and wooden folk heart.

 Washi tape, feathers, and styrofoam hearts made cute Cupids arrows.

This was actually a clearance picture at Joannes that read "Bath" or something like that. I spray painted it silver then modge podged scrapbook paper on it.

Another one of my clearance finds, this time from Hobby Lobby. The clearance sticker on the back read 78 cents. I cut it open and placed valentines paper and scrabble letters - and created this cute picture.

For Valentines, I gave all my faculty sugar cookies from Cheryl's and gave my new faculty member one of my buckwheat heart shaped heating pads. I made a pair of earrings for another faculty member.

Opps forgot, before Valentines Day, daughter #3 and my baby turned 21! She was born on Groundhogs Day so this is her card I made.

Someone had an anniversary, can't think of who at this moment...but this is the card I made.

Here are the Easter cards I made this year.

Bought the cards below a few years ago but wasn't sure how to decorate them and have the die-cut rabbit look right.  This is what I came up with.

Here are several other cards that I made throughout the year...

Had a girl who danced with mine experiencing problems during her pregnancy, made this when she was hospitalized but, never got to send it because she went into labor and delivered 3 months early.  All is well with the baby, so instead of this card, she got one of the It's A Girl cards I made (see below).

These three cards were from a Make and Take at Scrapbook Art.

Baby Boy cards. I hand cut everything on this card, so I made multiples.

Baby Girl cards. I've already sent out two of these, should make more soon.

Happy Birthday cards for ??? I can't remember.

This was a graduation card I made for a co-workers daughter.

This was the card I made for an older couple that we would see at Bingo when we ran the schools' program.

I made this wreath for our front door. It took about three skeins of Lion brand - fun fir yarn. I also bought a yard long piece of fabric trim and cut the daises from it and pinned them to the styrofoam wreath form.

Daughter #2 graduated from college and we had her boyfriends family over to the house following graduation, so these are the decorations I made for the mantle.

This was my first time working with burlap.  It was a mess but I liked the way the wreath turned out.

The Varsity D.

I also found a cute little banner kit at Michaels' so this was easy to put together.

This is a birthday card I made for a friend who was born on July 4th.

These are all of the Fourth of July cards I made to send out. I know that some of the paper was Doodlebugs and some was Authentic but I don't know them all right off the top of my head.

These little fire crackers was a project 2-years in the making. Last year, I go the wood cut but didn't get them finished in time for the holiday.  This year, I finished four sets of them, but didn't get them handed to whom I wanted because they hired someone new and I didn'tt have enough for the whole office, so I currently have 4 sets.

I made the banner on the mantle from Authentic's Anchored collection and some foam stars I had on hand from table decorations past.

Oaky, so I didn't create fire but---I built this fire and only with one match, kindling and wood. I was proud of myself.  The hubby uses fire logs. ;)

Daughter #2 got engaged this summer and her fiancĂ©'s parents threw them an Engagement Party. Here are the invitations I made.  I ended up purchasing an Cuttlebug and a We R Memory Keepers doily die.  That and a little bakers twin and we were ready to mail.

Here are several things I threw together to sit out at the party.

I used a burlap canvas and glued a map of Pittsburgh (his hometown), a map of Granville (where they met) and a map of Pataskala (her hometown). Popped the whole thing in a frame and instant decorations!

Wow, just like that, we are up to this week! Since fall was just around the corner, I whipped this wreath together and took down the summer one. It was super simple. The flowers actually have clips on them so I didn't even need to glue them down.

I had a baby shower for a co-worker this week and have been wanting to make these burp rags for a long time.  When to Joanne's and bought several different patterns of flannel and some Gerber diapers from Walmart, and I whipped up five of these in no time at all.

I still have several pieces of "girly" flannel to make for a faculty member that had a little girl earlier this summer.  Daughter #1 and I are going to see her next week (I think) so guess what I'll be doing this weekend.

I also have a few wedding cards to put together (I'll try and not take 10 months to post).

There are a few other things that I have done over the past several months (particularly these handy little chair back bags I made for my sister), but either can't find the pictures or I forgot to take pictures. Either way, if I find them, I'll post.

Hey - finally got my niece to send a picture of the chair back bags I made.  The color is a little off, but you get the idea.

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