A Mother, A Sister, A Friend

Man I can’t even tell you how much I miss having the internet at home…

It is a royal pain sometimes to have to go somewhere to blog, but it is what it is for the time being so enough about that.

One of the most amazing mommies I know is my little sister.  For Mother’s Day this year, my Mom, Lil Sis and I all got together for brunch at my place.  Missing from the party goers were my sister-in-law and brother’s girlfriend, but a good time was had anyway.  I made both my mom and my sister a card for Mother’s Day, but I didn’t take a “blog worthy” photo of my mom’s.  Inquiring minds…or eyes actually…can see it on my Facebook fan page.

This was the card I made for Lil Sis.  Her favorite colors are pink and the sentiment is really quite perfect.  It’s from Verve.

 The card is 6 x 6 and was made with papers and ribbons in my stash.  I have no idea who the vendors are.  The die cut shape is one of the label options from Spellbinders and I tied the bow using my hideously ugly bow board.  The bling in the corners are heat fix gems.

I have dreamed about a card I want to make for days.  Hopefully I can get it created and blog it soon!  Until next time!

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More perceived worth

I’m still working on my Individual Worth Value.  I had to ask someone in the RS Presidency to share with me what they think God has blessed me with and what talents He’s given me…this is the response I got from one of the counselors.

I’m so happy, and honored, you asked me to write you about your strengths and positive qualities the Lord has given you as I perceive them.   It truly is my pleasure and privilege to share my feelings with you, for truly I think you are a remarkable person who is so very, very talented.  So it is with delight I make the following list of wonderful things I know about you.

1. First and foremost, I think you are a woman of faith, who truly believes in Savior and His Atoning power.  
2.  You are eloquent.  You speak so easily and fluently of many things, and certainly of the Gospel and the testimony you bear.
3.  You are insightful.  I love to listen to your comments and perspectives, and thoughts.
4.  You are resilient and tenacious.   You’ve gone through some very rough times, and you’ve not let them stop you.  You keep going and setting your sights high.  And you’ve remained soft and loving, giving and caring.
5.  You have vision.  You see your children and your life and your potential through the gospel lens, and know there will always be the promise of eternity, and you let those goals help to raise the bar of your decisions today.
6.   You are courageous.  You were willing to leave when you had to, and you are willing to stand on your own rather than settle for anything less than the right thing.
7.   You are bold.  Willing to try to things. 
8.     You are confident  enough in yourself to wear beautiful colors, and reach out to others, and open the door to new experiences.
9.  You are teachable.  You want to learn a better way if there is one for you.  You’re always seeking knowledge, willing to hear others opinions and ideas.  But you are careful to screen everything through the test of the gospel principles you are holding tight to.
10.  You search the scriptures and love the Lord, and you are a good example to your children in encouraging them to do the same.
11.  You are humble, and you know from when cometh your strength.
12.  You are a good missionary.  You reach out easily and are an example through your blog as well.
13.  You have a fun sense of humor and laugh easily.
14.  Your creativity is astounding, and your ability to execute an idea with precision and excellence is marvelous!
15.   You are a good teacher, one who is very empowering.
16.  You are a faithful friend.
 17.  You aren’t afraid to reach out and fellowship.  Your heart is full of love.
18..  You have much to offer!

She concludes by saying “I’m so grateful you and your sweet family are here in this ward.  You are truly an inspiration to me.”  I’m not sure what I’ve done that is so inspiring, but I am grateful to know that this person sees so much value and talent in me.  I am praying I can soon see myself the way He and those around me do!

Just a lil tulle will do

I love to tie bows on my cards using tulle.  Especially when I make them with multiple loops like I did in this one:

This is a birthday card I’ve made for a dear friend of mine whose birthday is coming soon.  Her favorite colors are blue and green and she is EXACTLY what this sentiment says…classy and fabulous.  I ♥ her severe!  The tulle bow has three loops and was tied using my hideously ugly bow board.  I used Spellbinders labels dies (I’m at my sister’s house and have no idea which number they were), Spellbinders Heart Circles and Classic Circles Large and Small.  The butterfly is from the Fundamentals 1 SD Card from Craftwell and the sentiment is from Unity.  The inside reads “You are BOTH” and I used my Teresa Collins stamp maker to make a “BOTH” stamp.  The background paper is K & Company and the card base is Core’dinations and the heart circle die cut is my fave solid core cardstock I get at a LSS.  The other two circles and butterfly are from scraps.

Of the last three projects I’ve posted, only this one was “blog-worthy” IMHO, but I shared the other two anyway.  You’re welcome Ildi!

Bow Challenges

This is another project I wouldn’t have shared if it weren’t for the Ildi.  I hated the bow…I took me several days of tweaking and a really hot glue gun to get it how I wanted it.  This is not the “perfect” or “loved” result but I forgot to take an updated picture!!!!  I’m out of time at the library to tell you everything you need for this project.  The basic gist is standard A2 card size, Spellbinders Lacey Ovals, Classic Ovals, ribbon, the bow board, and stamps from My Creative Time.  Wanna keep seeing my creations…be sure you like my fan page as I can share from my phone to that page.  I’m not sure when I’ll make it back to the library and no longer have internet access at home.

 

 
 

 

 

 

“Bee”ing beautiful?

Let me first start by saying that if you hate this project, you can blame my girl Ildi The Craftin Mama!  She and I text on a regular basis and I share a lot of things with her that I don’t share anywhere else.  She loves everything I do.  No really…you can ask her yourself she really does.  Whenever I send a picture to her phone, she always raves about it.  Even if it’s not something that I love.  The project I’m sharing with you in this post is such a project.  I’m not sure I really LOVE anything about it…I don’t typically use the color scheme shown here (I think black and yellow might need to be reserved just for bees), I don’t usually make cards that are this big, and I am really not too excited about the bow.  But…since I took the time to drive to the library and wait patiently for internet access, I’m going to share it with you.

 

I was telling Ildi how I hadn’t started any of my Craft-It-Forward projects yet because I wanted them be really awesome and lately I’ve been in a funk and creating only what I had to.  This is when she told me that she thinks everything I do is awesome.  Instead of saying thank you like I should have, I simply stated a fact not too many of you know…I pretty much don’t share anything on this blog that I don’t personally LOVE.  I’m gonna work on sharing things I’m not crazy about more often…if for no other reason than just for my girl Ildi.

Supplies Needed:
6 x 12 sheet of paper for card base, score at 6 inches and fold
One solid colored mat measuring 5.75 square
One patterened paper mat measuring 5.5 square
Ribbon (from my stash)
Stickles (Silver)
Die cuts (I used Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 or 3 and Sunflower)
Stamps (these came from Verve but I don’t remember the set)
Ink (Memento)
Hideously Ugly Bow Board
Adhesive (ATG and foam dots)
Want2Scrap bling for fancy tags
 

 

Once you have your supplies, you simply put it all together.  Easy Pease Lemon Squeazy.  Speaking of lemon…the stack I used for patterned paper is from Lemon Flower from DCWV.  The card base is Core’dinations and as are the rest of the black/gray pieces.  The solid yellow is from Colorbok.  What do you think…should I try this color scheme again sometime?