Sunday, April 28, 2013

Swing Card

Hope you  had a great weekend.  The weather here was beautiful.  We had a fun weekend!  Rachel had her family birthday party on Saturday - hard to believe that she turned 13th - we have a teenager in the family!  Last month I saw this card on Jackie Topa's blog and knew it was just  the card I wanted to make for her birthday.  Ever since she was little she loved to go on her swing! 

I didn't have all the punches Jackie used but made due with what I had.  I found some DSP in a scrap pack that looked like a tree, so I hand cut that as I didn't have the embossing folder.   I was really happy how it turned out and she loved it. For the inside of the card I printed a poem that I had found years ago and kept for the right occasion -

For Rachel
A granddaughter is a wonderful gift,
A treasure from above.
She fills our life with happiness,
Thoughtfulness and love.
A granddaughter brings a special joy
That comes from deep inside.
As she grows into adulthood,
She fills our heart with pride.
With every year that passes by,
She's more special than before.
Through every stage and every age,
We love her even more.
No words can describe the warm memories,
And all the joy and gratitude,
That comes from having a granddaughter
As special and loved as you.
Happy 13th Birthday Rachel!!!
 Here is a picture of  Rachel with her cake.

We hope you have a great week!

Thanks for stopping bye!
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Twine Keeper

I don't know about you, but when I go to use some of my twine it usually turns out to be a disaster waiting to happen!  No matter how I try to put it away it always turns into a ball of worms!  I saw on several blogs different ways to organize your twine and decided to go for it!  The easy part was getting the clothespins - the hard part was unwrapping it to put it around the clothespins!  But - I persevered and am so happy with the outcome! 
All you have to do is wrap the twine around the clothespin.  When you get to the end just pinch it and it will keep the end nice and secure.  I then put them into a glass container for safe keeping!  Try it - you'll like it!
We had a great time at the scrap booking fair.  It wasn't as big as last year, but we still had fun.  This was Sarah's first year and she enjoyed the make n' takes.

Needless to say, my debit card took a bit hit.  Lots of new ideas and stamps.  I also won a $10 gift certificate to a vendor as a door prize.  I gave it to Sarah who refilled her supply of stickles!  She loves them.  We hope you have a great week!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah


Friday, April 12, 2013

Sarah's Goodies Bags

Sarah reminded me that we didn't post the goodie bags she made for her sleepover for her birthday.  I saw this project on one of the craft blogs for kids and thought it would be perfect for her and her friends, as they love to paint their nails.

Here are a few of the completed bottles.  She chose the bottles as she and her friends are in the 5th Grade Running Club and are running a 5K race in May.  She put all the following goodies inside the bottles and then used my Floral Frames Framelits die from SU to make a tag for each of the girls.  She then used some fiber threads I had left over to decorate the bottles.  I think she did a great job!

Thank goodness for Walmart's!!  We got all the supplies there really cheap.  She got nail polish, lip gloss, baby lotion, nail polish remover in disposable packets (which my daughter really appreciated) and her favorite candy of course. They also sold these cute plastic tubes which contained a nail file, tweezers and nail clippers for only $1.00.  Then we got the water bottles to hold all the goodies!  The girls had a great time!

I'm looking forward to this weekend.  I'm going to the Heirloom Stamp Show and can hardly wait!  I love to do the "make & takes" and look at all the goodies!  I go with the attitude just to look but usually come home with a haul!  Hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, April 8, 2013

Piano Birthday Card

I saw this card awhile ago and knew it would be a perfect birthday card for a friend of mine who plays the piano.  I was nervous about making it, but it went together pretty smoothly.  Sandy Hancock did a great tutorial on this if you're interested in making it. 


Paper - Basic Black, Whisper White, Brushed Silver - SU
Ink - Basic Black
Stamps - Outlined Occasions - SU, Morningstar Stamp
Accessories - Top Note Die, Word Window Punch - SU

This is an A2 card - 5 1/2" x 41/4" in Basic Black.  The next layer in Whisper White is 5 1/4" x 4".  I didn't have the Music Notes Standard Wheel so my friend Denise let me use her stamp for the background.  Follow Sandy's tutorial for making the piano.  I eyeballed my keys and I think it turned out OK.  I didn't have the sentiment stamp she used, but my Outlined Occasions stamp fit perfect in the space. 

Everyone I talk to are waiting anxiously for Spring.  For some reason this have been a long winter!  Even my husband is working on his lawn mower -  which is a good sign! Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Birthday Card

I needed a quick birthday card for this past weekend for a 14 year old boy!  I usually don't make too many cards for boys.  I had seen this type of card around the blog where several different sizes of punches were used.  I decided to use a circle punch, and I really liked how it turned out.  I bet you could even use this for other types of cards such as thinking of you and thank you.


Paper - Whisper White - SU, scraps of DSP
Punch - 1" Circle
Stamp - Justrite Preinked Stamp

My card is a A2 size card made of Whisper White.  I punched out 20 circles of  DSP scraps and placed them in rows across the card.  I then cut off the edges of those that were sticking out.  I made a small banner for my greeting and was done!  It was so easy and didn't take alot of time - which I didn't have!

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter.  We got our Easter Egg Hunt in before it rained.  It took the Easter Bunny almost 1 1/2 hours to hide 350 eggs and 3 kids 15 minutes to find them out!  We had a great day!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah