Thursday, April 28, 2011

Whoa weather!

Yesterday the south was hit by major thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash flooding. While Alabama had some tornadoes and some unfortunate events occur we were also hit with some severe weather.  We knew last night that we had some damage to our storm doors and just hoped and prayed that there wouldn't be any major damage to our house or cars. This is what we woke up to this morning.

We were lucky compared to our neighbor. Here's what his house and yard looked like this morning.

We've already managed to clean up most of the yard and helped the one neighbor to clean up the tree that just barely missed his house. It's been a busy morning. This house we left the way it is because we figured the insurance people need to come and check out the damage to the house.

On a lighter note, I've been doing some work lately on cards and charms and other things. Here are the ATCs I made.

Supplies: Dies: Sizzix ATC die, TH alterations Bird cage and bird die, Paper: K&Company, flower: MFT: Pretty Posies die, I am Roses small rose, Embossing powder: Zing, Chestnut

Close up of flower.
I used the Sizzix ATC die to cut out the paper and backed it with medium weight chipboard. I then cut out the birdcage shape using the TH alterations mini mover and shaper. I saw the idea on a video of Tim at CHA. I cut the mini bird also from TH alterations. The flower is made from the MFT Pretty Posies die-namic and an I am Roses mini rose. I rolled the edges of each flower petal with a piercer and then poked a hole through all the layers to thread the wire on the smaller rose through to hold all the layers together. I then embossed the sentiment with Zing embossing powder. I made this for an ATC swap on YPP. I hope the ladies enjoy. I'll share my other creations in the next day or so.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Cards

So in the month of April there are a lot of events that need cards such as Easter and then there are 3 birthdays in the family. I've been trying to work on them slowly but I think I'm working a little too slow, ha. I've got two of the birthday cards made. One is for my mil and the other is for my sil. I still have to make one for my niece and then I need to make 6 Easter cards. I've also signed up for a few swaps. I need to make 10 ATCs, 3 swivel clasp charms, 2 sets of 5 dress forms and then glam up the set of 5 dress forms that I'd already made. I also have to do a layout for a friend, start thinking about Mother's Day cards, and then my brother's birthdays and my dad and another niece's birthday. There's going to be a lot of card making in the near future. Plus, I have a ton of school work. I had thought that tonight I would be good and do school work when I got home. Then when I was at work I decided I really needed to get some of my crafting stuff completed. So what have I done since I've been home, nothing related to those two things. I've managed to make dinner and then waste time on web. I made myself get off a little bit ago and then I went on a search for my ATCs that I'd started and along the way figured out that I could keep my La Blanche stamps in the photo organizer that I picked up on Sat. It was 50% off plus I had a coupon for $5 off of $25. I'd been looking at the organizer for a while. I also found the set of Spellbinder dies that I had misplaced, remember the large circles that should be in my binder well I found them, yeah!

Here are my cards, the first one is a sketch from the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club

This is the card for my SIL. Paper: cardstock - Neenah, patterned - MME, Stella & Rose, Flower: MFT Pretty Posies die-namic, image stamp: MFT - You Rule, MFT Sweet Stack die-namic, sentiment: Lawn Fawn - Sophie's Sentiments, embossing folder - TH Music

Close-up of the card front

This is the card for my MIL. The idea for the quilt pattern I got from the Splitcoaststampers website. Paper: cardstock - Neenah, patterned paper - K&Co., spool die - TH Sewing Room die, twine - The Twinery - melon (?), sentiment stamp: Lawn Fawn - Sophie's Sentiments, pearls: Recollections


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