Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cody's birthday

Today my Little-Man turned 11 years old!
Cody is currently really into his farm toys, now actually playing with them and taking care of them. He prefers the 1/64th scale to play with. So he got new farm toys from us, as most of the boys' farm toys are pretty used and abused, and need to be retired to staying outside for the dirthill. He loves his tractors! He now has a whole farm set up on the pool table in the basement - with Daddy's permission because that was what he enjoyed doing as a kid.
Here is his card. This is a tractor stamp that I got at a local stamping store when it was still in business. I stamped the image in SU craft basic black ink and embossed it with SU clear embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment in SU real red ink. I used SU basic black, real red textured, brushed silver, and whisper white cardstock. I used SU wide real red and narrow basic black ribbon, as well as a silver ribbon that was purchased elsewhere and given to me as a gift.
We had his family party over the weekend. He chose to have a farm theme on his birthday cake this year. He liked what I came up with.

Quacker exchange

My Quacker friends had another secret gift exchange. I sent to Suzy.
I only took pics of things I made for Suzy, not the store-bought items.
her card
Friendship bookmark
Merry Christmas picture frame
Quacker ornament
a Christmas blessing
Suzy is from Texas, so I couldn't resist when I saw these tiny ornaments. I'm picturing a pillar candle standing in the middle with rope or twine tied around it.
Texas wreath
Suzy's sister Debby sent to me :)
She spoiled me with goodies!
Debby hand-painted this Chicken, and it will go perfectly in my kitchen!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Weekend of Creating

I did a lot of creating this weekend,
with paper and ink, as well as with frosting.
Well, my big sister turned 40 today :D
I was nice on the cake for her surprise party though.
... and of course, the card had to match the cake
A Christmas gift for our dear friend
a couple small cards to go with gifts
Our friend Sue took a road trip to come visit us, and she brought some new toys, including
a new Sissix die and embossing set that I absolutely fell in love with! I spent most
of our crafting time playing and making stockings. LOL
Of course, Mom ordered this set for us to play with now. :D

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sympathy cards

These are never my favorite to make! Last week, there was a tragic car accident that killed 3 teenagers and injured two. One of the young men lost belonged to a family we know. He was the oldest of three children- having a younger brother and sister, and they just lost their father to cancer one year ago the same month. This family has been through so much! And now this horrific nightmare upon them tears at my heart! So I spent today creating some special cards for my friends.

This one is for my little buddy Kaylee. She and I have done a lot of talking over the last year, as we have both lost our daddies. Now she is facing the loss of her big brother on top of it. My heart just breaks for this girl, as well as the rest of her family. But she needed a special card just for her.
And this one is for her brother Lucas.
~R.I.P. Levi~
~You are forever loved and missed by many~

Ali's b-day creations

My Angel-Face turned 14 this year!!!

Here is what I came up with for Ali's card. She is really into the zebra stripes and hot pink. In fact her bedroom is done in it, her bedding set being black and white zebra stripes on one side, and hot pink leopard print on the other. So I decided to go with that.
Now I realize this isn't really what I create in my purple palace, but my cakes are another creative outlet of mine. And since it was the same theme, I wanted to share it here as well. Ali loved it, so I'm happy with it. I had fun with this one too.