Sunday, November 21, 2010

Placecards and Picture cards

So I've been slacking in the craft department lately. I know, life happens...but that is no excuse. Anyways, this year for Thanksgiving we are going to have my parents come to visit us, and since my in-laws can't make it down, its just the 4 of us for the big turkey day.
I decided to make new placecards using this adorable placecard set from Papertrey Ink (my mom got it for me as a early Thanksgiving present, along with some other equally nifty and cute Thanksgiving decor).
Anyways, here are the placecards. Once again, I apologize for the bad quality- still using the camera on my phone while I try to frankenstein my camera back to life. BLah!

Simple I know, and I tried to go all Kristina Werner on ya'll, but alas, my faux stitching looks just that. FAKE. I blame me not having a steady hand. Eh...they'll do.
I also started working on my November cards for my card club, which I have been struggling with. This month's theme is a christmas card with your picture and non-traditional Christmas colors.
Well here is my demo of the card (I plan to make the actual cards much more blue colors, but I thought I'd use up some scraps to test the design out with the plastic).
I think it will work, so I just gotta get the vellum or plastic and the photos developed and I"m set.
Anyways, I"ll post the final product later once I get all the proper stuff together, but imagine if you will that this card is lots of blues and snowflakes, and a lot cleaner lines. lol

And if you where wondering, yes that's me. That was taken during our "Snow-pocalypse" last winter. lol

Have a great day all and enjoy the weekend!

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's Turkey Time

So I finally got around to photographing the rest of my scrapbook pages from the Crop for a Cure. Also, I worked on a few other things that I'll show later (including this year's Thanksgiving placecards for our table and my Friday Night Card Club November card). But, without further ado, here are some scrapbook pages. :D I apologize for the crappy photography. I still haven't figured out how to photograph scrapbook pages nicely, and these are taken on my iphone, while I try to get batteries for my camera and fix the battery door to the camera. (right now its busted so I have it taped up)

 (Thanksgiving at our apartment for the first time last year. Here is my parents, my in-laws, my nephews and sister-in-law, and my hubs. That and the table trying to go all Martha Stewart on Thanksgiving. lol)

 (we made this layout during the crop, photo taken at the crop. I love stuff like that!)

 (photos from when my mom came to visit in March, we walked the New Hope canal)

(My nephew at Christmas after he got his baby cruising car. 
Too cute. I think these are by far my most favorite pictures yet of the little cutie. lol)

Have a great week before Thanksgiving! Do any of you plan on going Black Friday shopping? I would, but I have to work that day, and I don't know if I can handle getting up in the wee hours in the morning, THEN going to work. lol. I just finished re-watching the first Harry Potter movie. lol. My hubs and I are determined to re-watch all 6 movies before we go see the 7th Harry Potter movie probably on Sunday.
Have a great Friday!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christmas comes early

So Christmas is coming early already. haha
Here are a few Xmas cards I made for co-workers. Luckily I think I'm caught up by now on my co-worker orders so I can finally start on my own Xmas cards. hehe

Enjoy your last moments of the weekend and then we all start the grueling hours of Monday.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Baby Showers and Mini Tins

Welcome to another edition of "Cards for Co-Workers". This week, I give you, a Baby shower card. Originally it was for an unknown whether or not it is a boy or girl. I then find out after I finished the card that she's having a girl, so luckily this yellow-rust colored card had hearts on it. :)

Another fun thing I give you is an altered tin I did for a secret sister swap. It is covered in some super fun Studio Calico paper that I first checked out at CHA. I think the tin turned out cute, simple but cute.

Anyways, have a great day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween done, Here comes Thanksgiving

Ah Halloween...How I love thee, but sadly this year's Halloween was very tame. This year I cooked some various Halloween themed food and beverages. I will show you a few of the favorites: Caramel Apple Cupcakes and "Shrunken Head" apple cider. I think its funny the two items that turned out so well both had apples in them. haha

Anyways, my co-workers seemed to love the extra cupcakes I brought to the office, so I'll have to remember to make those again next year. :)
I did get some crafting done over the Halloween weekend, so once I photograph them, I'll put them up. So stay tuned.
I guess Thanksgiving is the next in line of Holidays, even though I think most places are skipping straight to Christmas. When I went to the pharmacy they were putting all the Xmas stuff up. lol
Anyways, Happy belated Halloween everyone!