I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

CTMH Card Box Workshop

A good friend of mine is a CTMH consultant and is trying to get her business going, so she is having these weekend workshops.  Decided to take some time out of my busy life and go to the one she had this weekend.  Funny thing... she told those that were coming that I was coming and you know how creative Helen can be.  So if you need some ideas, you might want to come to this workshop vs waiting for the next one.  Gotta love em!

This weekends project was the card holder box and 4 cards.  We were told to only bring glue... so I brought my Scotch Quik dry glue, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Ranger Glossy Accents.  Since I'd seen the partially completed project, I wanted to use a different glimmer mist than what she was providing.  I tend to try to dress things up when I can.  So... on went the day.  I was allowed to use my own glimmer mist and sat out to do the box as instructed.  I had a little booboo (yes, I do make those on occasion) and one of my fellow scrappers followed me and did the same thing.  No problem!  We just got an extra piece of paper and finished it up correctly.

Then we had 4 cards to make.  Some of them were a bit plain for my liking and ... lol.... yes, I had to dress it up a bit.  I asked for the punches, some bling, flowers, etc.  She pulled out the new CTMH cricut cartridge and cut some other embellishments for all.

Terri's (consultant) MIL sat next to me and while I was finishing up a card that I'd embellished a bit more decided she liked what I did.  I had accidentally covered up the card and she said "how can I copy it if you cover it up".... LOL!  I just handed it to her.  It was a fun day.

I think my box needs some lace on the bottom and a few flowers on the top.  I will do that later.  But for now, here are the final products.

 The box and the 4 cards.

  Top of box. I added the Ranger Glossy Accents and Pearls.  Need to add the flowers to the top also.

 Used an EK Success punch and inked all the edges.

 This one needed some fancy borders.  Used an EK success punch on this one also.  We were originally given 3 pieces of paper  - the patterned paper, and the 2 layerd pieces for the sentiment.  I added the longer purple sheet that I border punched.  Added some bling and dressed it up a bit.

 This one begged for the corners to be rounded along with more border punches on the patterned paper.

This was the exact paper, but again, I chose to use an EK success border punch for the papers.  Added some punched flowers that were pop-dotted up and a leafy branch from the CTMH cricut Cartridge.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This is Breast Cancer Awareness month!
This is a month in which we honor  those who are Survivors and keep strong in our hearts those that have passed on.

My mom is a double mastectomy survivor and November 2nd marks her 12th yr since she had her surgery.  I am truly blessed to have her with me.

Since 2007, I made a vow to keep alive the memory of those that have passed on and those who have survived this battle.  Back in October 2007, I walked in the National Susan G Komen 3day 60 mile Breast Cancer walk.  I made it a commitment to walk each year for as long as my legs will allow it.  When I became unemployed in 2009, unfortunately, I could not keep my commitment, but made a promise to myself that when I was fully employed again, that I would make the journey happen.
This year, I am proud to say that I am walking in my 3rd 60 mile walk.

Today I have a fundraiser to help me reach my goal.  In order to walk, I have to raise $2300.  I am 78% of the way to my goal as of today.  I walk on November 18 -20, 2011 in San Diego.  I decided to bring back my bowling fundraiser and hope that it is successful.  Given these economic times, my donors have not been able to contribute as much as they have in the past.  Go to my page to learn more about this walk.

I created some glass etched mugs for sale today along with some other things that I hope will bring in some extra funds.



 Walk for the Cure

Wear Pink

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sympathy Cards

There have been so many passing of loved ones lately, that I find myself making more and more sympathy cards.  So to those who have lost a loved one recently, my condolences to you and your families.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Writing what I feel.............

But... I think I'll keep my thoughts to myself for right now before I say something that will piss off someone else.  LOL!

ATC's and .........

Of course, they were swaps.  Did you think otherwise?
These were done over the past 2 months... but ... lol.... I'm a wee bit behind in posting.

So , the first one, you were to pick a lesser known holiday.  The theme is ... FUNDAYS of August. Celebrate the un-known holidays of August. 
You can find a full list of Lesser known holidays in August at the link below.

While browsing, I also want to really make it interesting in finding about something in history.  I chose August 24th.  Curious to know....he he.  Well, lets take a look.

Isn't this just too adorable!  Its Mt Vesuvius Day!  It erupted on that day.  Oh gosh... why can't I think of the movie in which this was a Jeopardy question.  Things that start with the letter "V" .  It was the movie in which he won the lottery and her ambition was to be a contestant on Jeopardy.  Somebody give me a clue!  When I remember , I'll come back and update this.  LOL!

And on to September's theme........TEA TIME!
I remembered I had this perfect patterned paper in my stash.  So I used that along with a Cricut cut.

Cigar Box Swap - Sewing Themed

So, I keep joining all of these swaps , but keep forgetting to post to my blog about everything that I've been doing.  This one was also on Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack.

In September, the theme for the cigar box was Sewing.  I knew just the paper that I was going to use and started gathering the embellishments that I needed to make this a good one.  You also had to include the colors Aqua Blue and Red, along with 2 handmade items , one of which should be a pin cushion.  We had all sorts of fun with this.  The pin cushion that I wanted to send, I didn't get it finished in time and needed to get the box to its recipient.

The person that received it took some fantastic pictures which I included with mine.
Here's the box:
 Front of the box

 Inside with the dressform notepad.
 Top of the box
 Another view of the top of the box
 Closer view of inside with Dress form notepad.
 This is how it was all packaged. 
I had posted this in an earlier post, but didn't want to show the actual box until after the recipient got it.  I hope she enjoyed it and all the things that went with it.
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