I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mom's 70th Birthday Cards

Hello! I have been away from my blog for too long. I have recently been diagnosed with arthritis, although the doctors are still trying to determine whether it is a rheumatoid or osteo variety. I have been struggling with my arthritis and crafting. Some days are better than others, but I am getting better at living with the changes that are occurring.

I am going to really strive to craft a little everyday. My plan is to also pick up my blog posting again. Although, I have made a few items recently, Most are gifts and I do not want to spoil any surprises for the recipients, so I will not be posting them until after the gifts have been given.

Anyway... We recently celebrated my Mom's 70th Birthday. My siblings and our families met near St. Louis for Thanksgiving weekend. We all haven't been together since my Dad passed away so it was great to have everyone there.

We all went in together and bought my Mom a new laptop and I was charged with making the card for everyone to sign.

Here it is: I used a design from a Close to my Heart design book, although I made the card larger to have enough room for all of us to sign.

The patterned papers were from the Lost and Found line. I just love these glittery pages. The green leaf embossed paper is older Creative Memories paper from my stash.

The medallion is Tim Holtz. (I absolutely LOVE Tim Holtz Products!) This was also my first time sewing on a card. I practiced quite a bit before I actually sewed on my specialty paper. I also just sewed around the pieces separately and then adhered them to the card.

This stamp is from Stampin' Up. I used Versamark Ink and Zing embossing powder on it.
The inside of the card just had a small sentiment stamp that said "Happiness always" on it.

Maddie and Ellie, my two younger girls, also made cards for Granny. Maddie used Once Upon a Princess and my Baby Bug to decorate her card. She did all the cutting and pasting herself. Ellie opted for just using stamps. LOTS of stamps. LOL
Here is the inside of Ellies. I just love that she took a scrap of glittery paper and taped it to the bottom of the inside. She spends a lot of time watching me craft, and I am glad she is picking up on things.
Maddie's inside was full of snowflake stamps, as my Mom's birthday is actually in late December.
I love to see the creations that my daughters come up with. They just make my day!

Thanks for visiting today.

Have a Great and Crafty Day!


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