Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My November CATS...

Here is the card and tag that I created for my partner this month for our CATS (card and tag swap). My partner this month was Enjoli and she is a big fan of Hello Kitty so I'm hoping she'll like my creations. The theme this month was "bling" so I decided to make it sparkle by using some glitter paper and also adding some rhinestones. The Hello Kitty paper that I used is actually a piece of origami paper that I found here locally at Shirokiya's. I guess you could say that it helps to think "outside the box" and try to find other ways to use items. Thanks again for all your sweet comments!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Coupon Holders...

I am back... again, but first I wanted to wish you all a belated "Happy Thanksgiving!" I hope that all of you had a nice, relaxing time with friends & family. And for those of you who were brave enough to head to the stores on Black Friday, I hope that you got what you went there for. We, on the other hand, decided to avoid the crowded malls and spent some well deserved QT with the family. Okay, let's get back to my project that I wanted to share with you today.

Here is a book that I created for some wonderful friends. I finally dusted off my BIA machine and created this book w/pockets. I made one for myself and use it to hold my coupons when I go shopping. But as you can see, I decided to leave the tabs blank in case the recipients want to use it to hold other things. I used my Big Shot to cut out the Hello Kitty and the SU tab punch for the tabs, along with some various DSP. Thanks for taking the time out to check out my project!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Busy, busy, busy...

Here is another project that I worked on last week. I made these post-it holders to give away for Christmas. I used various scrapbook paper/cardstock, punches, & dies. The quotes on the holders come from the SU stamp sets: Occasional Quotes & Pursuit of Happiness. The little pens were bought from our local Price Busters store. Below are close-ups of the post-it holders.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Birthday Gifts...

Thanks for stopping by today. Sorry, nothing crafty about this post, but I wanted to share with all of you my birthday gifts from my hubby and kids. As some of you may know, I took the loss of our family cat really hard and at that point, I wasn't sure if I even wanted to get another pet. But as time went on, my heart started to heal and I was able to remember the wonderful memories created with our Kirakira. My hubby thought it would be a good idea to get another cat if it would make me happy again... not to replace her, but to create more happy memories. I jumped at the opportunity and decided to see if he would be willing to get two instead of just one. To my surprise he agreed that we could add two more cats to our family. Although I know deep inside that my heart is still going through the healing process, how could I let an opportunity like this fly by? Of course I took him up on his offer and these little ones are definitely warming my heart! We adopted these two kittens from our local Humane Society. We decided to name them Hope & Faith!

Welcome to the family Hope (striped) & Faith (black)!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Time to get back into crafting....

It's been such a long time since I've crafted, but last week I was finally bitten by the "crafting bug." It took a while to get started because although I felt like crafting... I didn't know what to make. But low and behold, as I stared at my craft supplies this idea popped into mind. I needed to get started on some Christmas things! Yikes... I can't believe how the holidays are sneaking up on me this year!

Here is what I came up with... a little box to put some treats in. I used the sizzix box #2 die, but cut off the top flap to leave it open (easier to fill with goodies). I used one of the embossing folders from the Oriental Weave set for the background. The adorable reindeer stamp is from Dandelion Designs. Thanks again for stopping by and for all your support and words of encouragement as I dealt with the loss of our family cat. I still miss Kira dearly, but your support has truly helped me to cope with our loss.