Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Late night

Every once in a while I really get "in the groove" and stay up way, way too late making cards. Well, I did it again this week. I'm sure that I'll be paying for it for at least a few more days {with crabbiness, limited patience and eye-drooping exhaustion -- wait, that sounds like most days around here}, but I got LOTS done. Long after everyone in the house was sleeping {Dad included} I was still downstairs working away. Here's what I came away with after my {nearly} all-nighter:

I think I made over 50 cards in one sitting; no 2 of them alike. It was fun and relaxing {well, except for the missed sleep part!}

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Handmade gift pack

I made this gift pack to donate to a silent auction for Northern Voices, a school for children with severe hearing loss. The daughter of a friend of mine goes there and asked me if I could donate anything. And I was happy to!

The gift pack contains a 6x9 inch {memo-sized} decorated clipboard, a jumbo clothespin {a fun, unique way to display a favorite picture, or keep your recipe right there as you cook or hang on to important little papers that may otherwise get lost!} and an assortment of 10 all-occasion cards {birthday, thank you, new baby, get well, thinking of you}.

Here's hoping it will bring some money in for a worthy cause.

Retail value of the gift pack: $35

Monday, July 13, 2009

Baby gift

8x10 framed baby name and birth date with verse "Children are a gift from the Lord. They are a reward from Him." {Pslam 127.3}

This one was made as a baptism gift, but would be great for a new baby gift or a special gift on any other important day early in life {baptism, dedication, first birthday}.