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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Card from a CD

I don't have these photos in the correct order and I don't know how to change them. I also need to work on my photo taking abilities. The pictures don't make these cards look as nice as they really are. Anyhow, these are from a tutorial from Stampin' Mama (Love her!!!) for a CD card. I made 2 of them from the Apple Cider Paper, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive Cardstock. The stamps used are from various sets. I was experimenting. I needed a couple thank you cards. This one is for my good friend, Cindy, to thank her for the beautiful silver bell necklace she gave me for Christmas. She had a rough holiday because her mother passed away right before the holiday so it was very sad for her. We both have bells and they connected us while she was 500 miles away with her family for the funeral.
This is the inside of the card I will send to my sister. It says Thank you and then "From the bottom of my heart". The thank you is from All Holidays and the heart is from A Light Heart. I stamped in really rust.

This is what the card looks like open. I used a piece of old olive ribbon to attach the 2 cds.



And this is the photo that should be first as it is the front of the card. I used a flower from one of the Apple Cider Cardstock pieces. After I finished I decided to swipe around the edges with close to cocoa ink and add a few stickles to the front to add some bling.
Thanks for looking in on me today. I hope to do better in 2008, both with more frequent blogging and with better photos. (not sure how I will do that, but will try). I also hope to keep trying new techniques. Thank you to Erika Martin for her tutorials.
Cheryl


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas goodies

This is a horrible photo but now I don't know how to delete it to put another in, but anyhow, this is the Christmas card that I made to send to my Christmas card list. It was made with Peaceful Wishes and was very pretty (really!!!).

I made this gift card holder to send to my parents. It was from the tutorial program from Erika Martin (I love her tutorials--I can hardly wait for each Thurs. to roll around to find them in my in box). This card is very sparkly which doesn't show up. Darn.


I made a ton of these tile coasters. I made our daughter 6 sets to give to our grandson's teachers, etc and I made that many to give to neighbors and friends. What fun. They were very easy and look great. I put some in the origami box with ribbon bow that was from the tutorial on Splitcoast, but never took a photo of them.




Maria Bell did this tutorial for a hot chocolate holder that is a slider card. I didn't give that yet, but plan to next week when I see my Chirpractor. His sec'y is awesome and deserves way more than this, but she seems to like the little goodies I give her.




I saved the best for last--this card was from Dawn (Dawn's Stamping Thoughts) and is sparkly and cute. I love this and it is a one layer card. Thank you Dawn--It is awesome.
I will post more about Christmas soon. I trust everyone had a great holiday. Be back soon.
Cheryl