November 2009 ~ Create it. Go!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sneak Peak at 12 Days

Here is part of a card (a corner I cropped) that I have ready for the 12 Days of Christmas Cards. I'm excited to start sharing them soon!!! Some are definitely more traditional than others. This one happens to be my husband's favorite out of the ones I have made so far. The colors I used are definitely NOT traditional on this one. Soon...

:) Robyn

A Thankful Turkey

I sent this to a friend for an idea to make with her kids and thought I would post it on here as well. I made it a few years ago-five maybe? and we use it every year to write what we are thankful for as a family (on the feathers). I laminated it, so that we can write with dry erase markers and erase them each year as well. Anyway-just thought someone might want to make one as well, so I will also include the pattern I made up for it with dimensions. (It really does come with two of ours just seems to have walked off right now. :) My daughter says he is "boinking" like his and shows us as she hops around the house on one foot.) :) (another note: Last year I made it for a family of ours that we know here and did the feathers on patterned paper and it turned out soooo cute!)

I've also used it for children's games where they pull off a feather OR put on a feather one at a time that has a song on it or something to do on each feather.

Anyway...hope you can use the idea sometime. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Busy Busy

I've been working on a few projects this past week that I am getting really excited about.

1-I will be posting the Twelve Days of Christmas Cards starting December 1st. I have never made a lot of Christmas or holiday cards, b/c I usually send out way too many where I don't want to make them all, by the time I get the fam pics done, the Christmas letter done, etc. And I am not one to love reproducing cards in bulk. It's just not fun that way. But for some reason, I have wanted to make SOME (not all) this year, so...the other night, I thought of this idea and it has already been fun working on them and has gotten my creative juices flowing and more of my mojo back. (How's that for a run-on sentence?) I definitely like some better than others and am excited to see which are your favorites. Again, I will start posting one a day starting on December 1st.

2-Another project that I have been working on is a Christmas gift for someone. It is a box full of Family Home Evening lesson ideas-meant to be done quick and easy and last minute if needed. In our church, we are encouraged to hold Family Home Evening once a week with our families. It is a night set aside where we as family members spend time together learning and playing. Most of the time a gospel message is shared, along with an activity and dessert. (To learn more about it, you can go here.) So, I thought it would be fun to make something for this family along these lines. Of course, I am making one for our family as well and my kids are anxious to try it out already, starting tomorrow. :) So far, I have the contents of the box mostly completed (two more items to still get...), but still need to decorate the box. I'll be posting it later this week. (And I am just banking on the fact that this person who the gift is for does not check my blog.) :)

3-I also am about to start another project (tomorrow) that I will share later this week as well. It is also a Christmas gift for another. I'll tell you more about that one when I post it.

In the meantime, Happy Turkey week!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Trust in the Lord

Made this for a fellow-stampin' friend who had surgery today. My thoughts and prayers are with her. (I recently found a stamp I knew she would like that says "It the shoe fits, buy it" and gave it to her, so this time I added a shoe stamp for her as well.) :) I love altered notebooks-don't know why?? :)


I have wanted to put these two stamps together on a card for awhile now. The mom in this pic looks so happy to have her kids hanging on her as she goes somewhere and I have to admit I do NOT always feel the same way, but I DO truly consider my children some of my greatest blessings. I just need loud reminders of that somedays. :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ballerina Birthdays

I needed a quick simple card for a 5 year old's birthday, so I threw this card together the other night as one of the 5 I made. I have always loved orange and pink together...who knows why? And it was way too pink without the orange, so...I think it works, do you?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Shabby Chic?

This card started out from Beate's weekend sketch challenge, although it is not exactly like her sketch (sizes of panels). "My Eternal Family" is the theme in our church's children's organization this year and I have thought a lot about it the past few weeks, since the children just put on a program/presentation all about what they have learned this past year for the congregation. Yesterday, as the children were singing the closing song in church/primary, I looked out at all the children and was impressed with how much they all mean to me...personally, but mostly how precious they all are to our Father in Heaven. We were singing "We'll Bring the World His Truth" and the words of the song really touched me as I looked at all of the children. I have truly enjoyed and felt privileged to serve the children in our church the past two and a half or so years. I have loved teaching them and serving them with all of my heart. I pray that they will be strong servants in our Heavenly Father's work as they continue to grow and gain knowledge.

Anyway...about this card now...this is not how I really envisioned it. It is a different look for me, almost a shabby chic kind of look? But I also think it's kinda fun. I stamped two corners and used Dp paper for the other two. I love this "frayed yarn" and could use it much more than I do. :)

Thanks for the help Beate! :)

One more use

I have made this card for Father's day, missionaries, bishops in our church and now I have found another use for it. Baptisms! I wanted a white simple shirt for this use, to represent the baptism. Sooo very simple and fun that I could add the "It's Great to be Eight" stamp to the tie I thought.

I love her!

I had wanted to make another card with her, but with more fall colors, and so I set to work on it last night and ended up stamping for almost 3 hours! Needless to say, I am tired this am.

As I was stamping this card, my youngest (4 yr old daughter) got back up out of bed (thanks to her nap today!) and saw me stamping and of course, she wanted to stamp too. She loved this little girl I was coloring and said, as I was coloring her "She looks warm Mom." and later as I finished "She's beautiful!" I stamped her one of this girl,s o she could also color it. She was ecstatic that I let her use my pastels and FOUR brads! This is hers:
Then she happily took it with her back to bed. :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Dreaming of needing warmth

I soooo soooo love this stamp! Doesn't she look so comfy?!! I was excited to get to use it again, although it was in the mid-70's here today. I can pretend that it feels crisp enough to sit and have some hot chocolate though, right?

I embossed all the white circles in the background...had thought of doing snowflakes, but that was pushing it for me with this weather. LOL Decided on these spots instead. :) Popped up the image with dimensionals too.

Monday, November 2, 2009

October-Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I know it's November now, but I kept thinking I would post this last week and never did, so here I am now. I made this last year for a friend of mine that was going through breast cancer. This past month, another friend of mine found out that she had it as well, although her's has already spread and is in stage 4 now. I think it is too soon to make something like this for her, she is still in somewhat of shock, so for now...My heart and prayers go out to her and to all others that are going through this or have in the past.