Thursday, October 29, 2009

Even More

I think this is one of my favorites out of the many desk Post-it holders that I've made.  These really come together quickly and are so much fun to do, I'm finding it hard to stop!

More for Craft Bazaar

I'm not sure who had this idea first (not me!) but several ladies have made similar ones on the Cricut message board.  These fun cards have either a  hot chocolate packet or a tea bag attached to the note card inside the tea cup or mug.  Great teacher or coworker gift.

Harvest Craft Bazaar

I will have a space at the Harvest Assembly of God Craft Bazaar (on Crowley Rd) on Sat., Nov 7.  Here are some of the items I've been working on to sell there.  These cards are so much fun with the little sweet treat cups from Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Post-it Holders

These are quick and easy to make and the designs are endless. They are simply an acrylic frame laid "flat". I put scrapbook paper inside and then decorate the outside. Take the backing off a pad of post-it notes and stick to the frame. If it doesn't stay put, you can use a little double sided tape. I put calendars on the larger ones.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Joy Triptych

I made this triptych out of 3 "mdf" tags that came in a kit for a wedding type photo display that I found on clearance months ago.  I kept looking at them knowing they could be something different and here they are.  I used spray adhesive to adhere the background papers (so much easier and better look than mod podge).  I then used pigment ink in brown and gold to give the sides a finished look.  I cut out the stars, angels, peace and background of tree using a shiny thick paper with the Joys of The Season cart from Cricut. The love was cut from Home Accents.   I then used alcohol inks in butterscotch, brown and copper to alter those images.  The word joy was cut from the Storybook cart  I also used the same alcohol ink for the background of Joy.  The angel charms on the word joy were purchased from Hobby Lobby.  The green tree was cut from the Lyrical Letters cart and I used Design Studio to weld the stand from JOTS.  I adhered gold crystal to the tree.  I used the Xyron to adhere all the words and images.  The eyelets and hinges were originally silver so I put them in a baggy with a few squirts of the copper and brown alcohol inks and smooshed them around until they were antique looking.  I attached the eyelets and hinges and voila a lovely Christmas decoration!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Piggy Flu

Well, despite ordering my sons to NOT get the flu, Kale has now been officially diagnosed with Type A flu.  The pediatrician is "pretty sure" it's the infamous H1N1 and because he has mild asthma she has put him on Tamiflu.  She also put me on it since I have MS.  Interesting thing is I was certain it could NOT be the flu since he only had a sore throat and fever.  Guess what-you don't have to have body aches and pains to have the flu.

So, now we hunker down, push fluids and Motrin and pray it passes quickly and with little difficulty.  In many ways I have felt so inept as the "nurse mom" ever since I became disabled.  Thank God the boys rarely have been sick over the last 8 years. But, when they are, I feel so inadequate.  I can't get in their bathroom if they need me there because the door is too narrow.  If they need something out of my reach then they have to get up off their "sick bed" and get it.  I also try not to bombard myself with the "what if I get their illness" thoughts.  Any fever in me makes me too weak to move.

So, once again I am reminded that I am all too human.  I think everyone should be reminded of that truth frequently. The more we can face and admit our frailty and our inadequacies, the more we can turn to the One who is our ever present help and our all-sufficient One.  God is my strength in weakness.  God holds my family in His never failing grip!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Swap Book

This is the cover I put together for the mini album that was created through Kopperhead's recent swap.  I used some of my favorite "inchie" works of art that I made or received in a swap earlier this year.  The grid idea was Kopperhead's and I just love how it highlights the inchies and how quick and easy it is to put together.  Thanks for looking!  Now I have to figure out what to do on the inside and back covers!