Friday, May 27, 2011

Fab Friday Giveaway from WWC!

The very lovely Tracy Porter is the guest blogger on Where Women Create today (Friday 5/27) & she is giving away an amazing prize!!! You'd be a fool not to enter this one!!!

here's a couple of my faves:
I'm not really a cross wearer, but this just appeals to me!
Always wanted a pair of C'boy boots! These are nice & broken in!
I have absolutely NO place in my house for these two pieces, but I LOVE them!!

And, finally, from the sale section:
So, other than a little blog surfing this morning, I am hoping to finish cleaning house in prep for the Holiday weekend full of BBQ's by noon today! 
One of my bestie's b-day is today & I got totally inspired yesterday to make her something fabulous! (Luckily I have all weekend to get it done before her BBQ on Monday!!) My goal is to spend the entire afternoon in my room crafting - which I haven't done in SOOOOO long! An hour here or there just doesn't cut it! LOL!

I promise to post pix of all of Maggie's shenanigans over the last week & more of this project when it's all said & done. (Since my girlfriend reads this occasionally, you will all have to wait until Monday afternoon to see the finished product so I don't spoil the surprise!!)

Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend!!!
Thanks to all our men & women who serve this country to keep us all safe from the crazy people! :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thanks to Maggie's wonderful Teachers!

Maggie has had a wonderful year at the local elementary school & will be "graduating" from preschool in today! I can't believe she will be in Kindergarten next year! Where does the time go???
First day, 8/20/10
Ms. Lisa

Ms. Kim
She had two wonderful teachers this year, Ms. Lisa & her aide, Ms. Kim. I wanted to get them something special for the end of the year because they really just do so much for our little ones!


So, I discovered that Ms. Lisa loves to cook, but I couldn't really gather what kind of cooking was her favorite. So, I opted for one of Rachel Ray's cookbooks because her food IS yummy & fairly simple to pull together!

For Ms. Kim, I know that she LOVES to be creative & crafty! So, I thought this "Delight in the Details" would be a great inspiration for her.
And, of course, I HAD to make cards to go along with their gifts, right?!

I had seen a stamp at Michaels that would have been perfect for their cards, but I forgot to actually buy it when I left there the other day!! Silly me!

So, I used my own stash to copy the idea of the stamp...It was a cute birdie with the saying "time flies when you're having fun."

I started with a premade card from one of those boxes by DCWV, (I know! I could have just made one from cardstock, but I never have the right sized envelopes!).
I stamped the front of the card with my Burlap stamp (Ippity - from my friend Noelle's shop!) in a Timber Brown StazOn ink.
Then I Glimmer Misted a small paper doillie with a sand tone & stamped a faint image of a clock in the middle (Tim Holtz). (In case you're wondering how I got ALL the edges to adhere? I used a spray adhesive to attach the doillie to the card.)
Earlier in the day, I scanned a picture that Maggie had painted of a bird, shrunk it down & printed a couple out for the cards. I attached that to the front of the card & then added the saying, with my dymo. 
 All inspired from a simple stamp with the same idea! I made each of the teachers the same card, but the insides are different.
Here's Ms. Lisa's:

I don't have any picts of Maggie & Ms. Kim, so her's is much simpler:
(These stamps inside are also Ippity/Unity from the "Moment in Time" collection & the paper is from a DCWV Garden Party matstack.)

I think they turned out very cute & I love that they have a little creativity from both of us!
So, the next time I post, I will put up some more pix of Maggie at "graduation," her first Field Day at school AND her first dance recital this weekend!!!
Maggie's ECE Class 2011