Thursday, August 21, 2014

Apple Magnets

Hello dear friends!

It's getting really close to back to school time around here.
My son will be starting his first year of High School.
Eeeek, did I just say that?!  I can hardly believe my little boy, (who is now taller than me) will be a Freshmen!  

In honor of all of those wonderful teachers out there that dedicate their talents to helping my boy and other students be the best they can be, I created these little apple magnets.  If you haven't noticed, I have been into die cutting lately and creating things with felt.
These cuties are created using a citrus fruit die by Papertrey Ink.

Papertrey Ink - Seasonal Stitching: Summer Fruit Die

I actually took the negatives from the little die on the bottom right to make the apple seeds.  Then I used the little die to the left of that to create a leaf for each apple slice.

I also wanted to note that tucked and sewn into each slice is one Rare Earth Magnet.  These are SUPER strong!  Just one finished apple magnet will hold up to 4 sheets of heavy weight cardstock on your fridge.  How about that?  No more papers and reminders slipping down your fridge!

I am offering up a set of three apple magnets in my Etsy Shop.
These make perfect back to school gifts for teachers and a great way to show your appreciation.

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Favorite Computer Geek

Hello my friends,

How is your Saturday treating you?  
We have a busy day today of chores and 
then a graduation party tonight.
Had time though to whip up this card for
my son-in-law.... aka favorite computer geek.
He is always coming to my rescue when I
have a computer question or malfunction.
What would I do without him?!

I used the Phrase Play #1 Die and Stamp Set from 
Paper Trey Ink and some fun papers from Lawn Fawn 
and Teresa Collins to put this together.  
What do you think of my color combo?  I added the 
striped paper clip for a bit of pop and extra dimension.
That's it for me today...Enjoy your weekend!

Not Shown:  Striped Paper Clip

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Proud of my Girl!

Hi Friends!

We are celebrating my daughter earning her Master's Degree in Social Work this weekend with a party!  
So gosh darn proud of that girl!
She has worked so hard to get where she is!

Of course a card is needed and I used Retro Sketches 
current sketch for my inspiration.

I broke out my new Tag Sale #10 Die from Papertrey Ink to get me started.  Just love all the different ways I can use this die.  
Isn't the scalloped frame just too cute?
If you look close you can see I used the Lawn Fawn Journaling Die to cut out my base.  The faux stitching just adds a little something special.  And....what's a graduation card without a little bling!  Some sequins and clear gems sparkle just like my girl!

Have a happy Wednesday!



Not Shown:  SU - Taken with Teal; Summer Sun, (retired)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Three Minute Card

Hello Friends,

Sharing a card today I whipped up really quick.
I never seem to have sympathy cards in stock.  
I guess becuase I don't want to need them.  
I love that I can just go to my studio and grab a couple crafty items and have a card in no time at all.
Just used a couple of dies, a stamp and cardstock.

Wishing everyone a fabulous week!

Not Shown:  Retired SU - Creamy Caramel Card Stock