Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Welcome to my NEW blog!

I'm so excited to start this new blog, where I'll share so many more ideas besides my papercrafts and jewelry. I have really enjoyed my last blog, Bright Bold and Beautiful, which I am leaving up but will not post new creations to. I found myself wanting to post about other things, too, there are so many other facets of the home that I'm passionate about. I'm planning to include recipes, gardening, and so much more! But to start you off, I will share some recent card creations.
Tomorrow is a baby shower for a coworker, who is expecting a girl soon! Babies are such a blessing, aren't they? There will be a gift card inside for the new parents. I made the card in the ever popular pink and brown, as they decorated the nursery in those colors.

I also will be giving a gift on Friday to my older daughter's teacher Rachael, who has been an amazing teacher this past school year. Even though our daughter has just left her class, we plan to continue contact with her in the near future- she teaches piano, and thanks to my grandparents, we're now in need of a piano teacher!
I ordered her a great paisley bag from a local canvas bag company. It will be monogrammed in turquoise. I made her these monogrammed notecards that I will put in the bag, and they happen to match! I want you to know that these monogrammed cards are SO easy, truly anyone could do it. I used my JustRite stamper, some different paper punches (scallop circle, circle, scallop oval, oval, and 2 sizes of square), some inks to match. The secret here that makes these SO easy, is that the note cards and envelopes came from Target! I purchased them with the intent to "add a little something" and make them unique! On the teal cards I added a couple of brads to the oval, just kicked it up one notch:
Below is the card I made to write out to her. I pulled out a bunch of random buttons from my antique button jar (estate sale). Aged the edges of the rust colored card with some chocolate brown ink, this really is a simple card, and the sentiment is from an old retired Stampin' Up stamp set.
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  1. Yes, they are cute...and I'm sure my Rachel will enjoy them a LOT! ~ Rachel's Mom