Monday, November 24, 2008

What Turkey??

I wanted to share a Thanksgiving card I made for several kids in the Make a Child Smile program. Thanks Cindy for letting me stamp a few pages of this adorable Turkey Fluffles image!! I used some of last year's fall paper from Stampin Up, embossed the Thanksgiving sentiment and added a few buttons. I wrote a little note inside along with a silly joke about a turkey , so hopefully these cards brigthened these kids' days a bit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November Hostess Club Projects

Here are the projects I will be doing this evening with my hostess club. I suspect they will fall in love with the Big Shot. I love that you can cut 4 pieces of cardstock at once with that thing, plus something crazy like 18 other mediums (chipboard, felt, fabric, etc). It also "handles" better than the Cuttlebug, it seems more steady and cuts smoother in my opinion.

The card uses the Top Note Bigz die cut that is exclusive to Stampin Up and the set I used is called Flight of the Butterfly. This is a set we got at Convention and this project is based on a card I did with my 5th level adopted upline who went to Founder's Circle this year.

The little box in a bag of course was designed by the extremely talented Diana Gibbs and here's a link to her tutorial. I actually emailed her today to see if I could link her blog to mine, so now it will be easier for me to navigate there every day. Besides wonderful projects, she has some adorable youtube clips on her blog, go check it out.

Finally, here is a link to a wonderful organization called Make A Child Smile. I found out about their program from Michelle Wooderson's blog. I am in the process of making cards for the children found in the Urgent Mail section. One little boy, Chandler R., who has Leukemia is getting ready to get a bone marrow transplant. It actually will take place on his 13th birthday (his younger brother is the donor) ... so I'm going to be sending him an iTunes gift card as an early birthday gift. I found out from his mother that he can take his iPod in when he gets radiation. Anyway, this is clearly another good cause. So if you ever have any extra cards you don't know what to do with, I suggest brightening one of the kids' (or more than one) day.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Great Cause

Just wanted to share a picture of some cookies I made for a wonderful cause, Operation Baking Gals. I baked 2 batches of peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies and sent them to a soldier that is currently serving in Afghanistan. What a wonderful feeling it gives me to know that I can send a taste of home to a group of soldiers currently serving our country. I encourage anyone and everyone to consider getting involved in this program. I know I'll definitely be doing it again.

Isn't Baking Riley absolutely perfect for the card I made to go with my cookies? I love this image so much.

Tomorrow I'll be sharing projects I made with my hostess club as well as another information about another community service organization I have been suporting.

Oh and Joy I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday!! Let me know if you would like suggestions on Copic colors to buy with the crafting cash I sent you. Love ya ... mean it!!