Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mad Hatter Treat Box

Our daughter who is an Alice in Wonderland fan has been having a tough time at her job. I painted this take out container and added a base to make a treat holder for her desk at work. So when she is feeling "mad" or should I say bad she can help herself to something good to eat. I added a paper band on the box, Primas, and an image from Crafty Secrets' Wonderland Tea Scraps. I used a Copic R81 to alter my flowers and I found if there is a coating on the petals just color from behind. I hope you have a day filled with gladness and not things that make you mad!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Love You Mom

I made this for my mom. She is the one who turned our house into a home. I am taking a beginning quilting class and plan on giving her the project from this class. I thought I would include this card. We had an antique shop in our home when I was growing up and mom was either painting, planting, sewing or weaving just to mention a few of her many interests and talents. Mom created and encouraged an atmosphere of creativity in our home. So I thought this card would be just right for her. I hope your day is filled with creativity and joy!

Challenges: SSCC 88
Paper: Graphic 45 - Bride and Baby; Crafty Secrets -Love Mail Creative Scraps

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mrs. Spitzer's Garden

It's that time of year again! The school year is coming to an end and I have been working on teacher appreciation gifts for our son's school. The theme of teacher's lunch this year is based on the sweet children's book "Mrs. Spitzer's Garden". It is a story about a principal who passes out a package of seeds to each of the teachers at the beginning of the school year and the book chronicles the journey of these little seeds as they are planted. For example, some plants grow to be bold and showy while others are quiet and the color of the earth. The ladies are going to put a small bag of compost from the school's recycling program and place a packet of seeds in each of the boxes. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and reads - to hold dear, CHERISH, treat with affection and tenderness. Thanks for stopping by and may you have a moment today that you will always cherish!

Challenges: SSCC 88
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Natural - SU!; DP - My Mind's Eye; Grey Natural
Ink: Early Espresso - SU!
Accessories: Walk in My Garden - Cricut; Scallop Punch -SU!; Flower- Tim Holtz; Daisy, Grass, and Treat Box 2 - Sizzix, Leave - Family Treasure, Brad

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Something to Crow About

I made this card for our 7 year old son' teacher to let her know how much we appreciate her. The children have an incubator in their room and they have been watching the chicks hatch. So far there are four little chicks. Now a teacher that is willing to do this is definitely "Something to Crow About"! You have to understand we are city folks and this is a big deal : ) I used Crafty Secrets' Farm Chicks stamp set. The rooster was water colored with Cherry Cobbler. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have Something Good to Crow About Today!

Challenges: SSCC 87

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wonder Journal

I have taken some time off from blogging because it was what was needed and now it seems like it is a good time to return. I have been creating but not posting. There were sets of cards for Christmas gifts, baskets of cards for fundraisers, and projects for our son's school. The latest being 50 petal cones filled with candies for the children to deliver to neighboring homes of the school for May Day.
I made this journal for our oldest daughter who just graduated in December and is teaching fourth grade in an urban school district. She is an Alice in Wonderland fan. Many days are difficult but God always seems to send an encouraging moment her way. So I made this journal for her to record those moments and on the days when she starts to "wonder"why she is doing what she does she can be reminded why this is her chosen profession. I sent her a link to this project and said "Did you read your email?" She hadn't and she proceeded to check her email and when she read it she cried and said"Thanks Mommy!" Now to me that is what this stamping is all about! All designer paper, images, stickers and stamps are from Crafty Secrets. I used a hitch fastener from Tim Holtz for the doorknob.
Thanks for stopping by may you be encouraged and an encouragement to those around you!
Challenges: CPS 216