Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rainy Day

Today is one of those days where you just feel like being a bit lazy.  Since it's been rainy, there isn't anything to do outdoors.  The past week was very busy for me, so I do enjoy this lazy day.  I did manage to squeeze in making a birthday card for my Mom whose birthday is next weekend.

Everything used on this card is from Webster's Pages.  I had some random pieces of scraps that I put together here.  I love the soft peachy/pink color with the touch of lime green.  Certainly brightens up a rainy day!

Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Nothing like getting a Mother's Day post up when the day is almost over!  I do hope all Moms and Moms-to-Be had a wonderful day.  After a rainy Saturday, today was picture perfect.  I spent the morning with my parents and the afternoon with my husband's family.  We had a great time.

I made this tag and gift container for my Mom.  I love that shabby, old-fashioned look.  (My son asked if the woman on the tag was one of his aunts.  I said she is no where near that old!  But she does resemble her a bit.)

A piece of K&Co paper was aged a bit with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye and then glued onto a kraft tag.  I just had to give it a coat of Martha Stewart glitter.  The Wilton doily was also given a light coat of Distress Ink.  Don't you love that adorable vintage image?  I got it from Pinterest.  The rose flower border and charms are Recollections.  A coat of Glossy Accents and glitter was added to the Prima flowers.  The delicate lacy butterfly is Martha Stewart.  A piece of tea-stained twill from Melissa Phillips finishes the tag.

You can see the dimension a bit better here.

The container was made with pretty much the same items such as the paper and flowers.  The butterfly used here is Recollections and the leaves are Prima.  The key charm is Tim Holtz and the heart charm is Bead Landing.  The lace is from Simplicity and was given a coat of Sand Glimmer Mist to tone down the white color.  I also tucked in a few vintage buttons around the lid edge.

The butterfly, unfortunately, doesn't show up too well in these photos.


I did have one more Mother's Day card to share but I guess I forgot to upload it!  I'll share it another time even though it will be after the fact.  Thanks so much for stopping by and the sweet comments that you leave.    
Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

For You

It's a beautiful spring day here, and I've spent it spring cleaning!  I did manage to get in a nice walk this morning and enjoyed the nice, crisp breeze.  We had a bit of a scare over the weekend.  I noticed that my elderly neighbor (the one I mentioned in last week's post) had not taken in her newspaper or opened the curtains on her window, which is something she always does.  At first, I thought she went to her daughter's for the weekend.  Something just kept nagging at me, so I asked neighbor who lives next door to her if she knew whether she was home.  Fortunately, she had the woman's daughter's phone number but she lives about a half hour away.  The police and ambulance came and got in her house.  At first, they thought she had a stroke.  As it turns out, she had gone into diabetic shock.  I just mention this because I think it is important to watch out for any neighbor who lives alone even if they are self sufficient.  Thank goodness, she is fine.

On a lighter note, I have been working on projects for Mother's Day.  One of my aunts recently gave me some crocheted doilies she never finished as well as some old pieces of jewelry.  She thought I might be able to use them on projects.  So, this set is for her since she is also my godmother.

The card and box were made using Webster's Pages papers, fabric ribbon (Hollywood Vogue), and push pin.  I cut apart one of the doilies and glued it to the top of the container which used to hold moisturizer.  The black beads are from a bracelet that was in the bag of jewelry from my aunt.

The crocheted edge did not go entirely around the lid, so I glued a black satin bow to cover that space.  The flower and leaves are from Recollections.  I tucked in some fronds made from a Martha Stewart punch that were spritzed with gold and silver Glimmer Mist around the flower.  Here is a closer look.

Next up is a card to go along with the box.  Another Martha Stewart punch was used for the doily border, and a strip of Simplicity lace really adds an elegant touch.  The jeweled center of the white Recollections flower is from the same bracelet as the beads used on the container.  A couple of fronds and a push pin are tucked around the flower.  I don't have a stamp that says "For You" but I did have one that said "For Your Thoughtfulness."  I simply just inked the "For You" part and stamped that on the tag.  The strip of pearls are Recollections.

Well, that's it for me today.  I'm working on another container to go along with a vintage tag I made.  These containers are perfect to hold a piece of jewelry and are fun to make.  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy May!