Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Cards

 I am in charge of activities for my church womens organization and thought this month was the perfect opportunity to share the card making love so people could have some great cards to send this season.  After gathering some ideas off the internet these are what I came up with: 
I dont know why, but I really love this little guy!  Maybe its the color combination.
Adrienne tackled this card, and I really like it!  I may have had a little input in making the little silver ornament caps and tying those teeny bows. 

I dont know what it is, but for some reason I am drawn to the wise men motif...  Outside it says "Wise Men..."  Inside it says "Seek Him Still"  I hope I can be wise like those men of old.

A special thanks to Connie Babbert for her tree folding diagram and inspiration!  I downloaded her diagram then opened it in my silhouette software to make it into a cutting file, cutting half circles with the perforations where I needed to fold.  I really love that little robot!
And for this beautiful card I used the silhouette to cut out this lovely manger scene.  It fills me with so many warm fuzzies when I think about the savior coming to the world!  How wonderful that that baby would grow up to save us all!
The activity was a success and everyone really enjoyed their creative experience!
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Muffin Tin Advent

At our church's craft day, one of the projects instructed by Dawn the magnificent was a clever advent calendar made from a mini-muffin tin. I thought it was adorable, and we decided to make two as gifts for my brothers' families out in California. I wasn't able to get any done at the church, but thankfully we have all the necessary equipment at home. I love how it turned out:
We included treats (M&Ms) and activity ideas with which they could fill the cups. There are some really good Christmas activities inside! Of course, I whipped up some cards to send too:
O was really excited about giving these to her cousins. Here she is saying "Ta-Da":
Hopefully they enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Treat Boxes

I wanted to make a little box to hold goodies to pass out with my lesson at church, and took advantage of Jessica & Mom's Silhouette Cameo to make these cute little boxes:
So cute and pretty fun to make!
Can you believe that robots did all of this, minus the folding? Unless you consider me and Jessica robots...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Eye Surgery

Our Grandpa underwent surgery for his retina last month, and we decided Drek monster would be a fun way to let him know we were thinking about him and hoping things went well:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful (PMSMO6) Adrienne

I always need a thank you card, so I was really happy to hear that this month's challenge was to make a thankful card. I just got a fun package in the mail from my Aunt Debbie, so I knew exactly for whom I was making this card. She is trendy, into animal prints (like me!) and her favorite colors are teals/rich blues.I like how it turned out, and I hope she does too!
I realized after I designed the card that I didn't have any PMS "thankful" sentiments, so I just used this one. I like how the flowers on the ends tie in with the Moody for Dragonflies.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thankful (PMSMO6) Jessica

I have so much to be thankful for in my life and while much of it can be counted, the things that bring me the most joy in life can't be quantified.  
This is my first time using a digi and it didn’t print as crisp as I would have liked.  I guess I just need more practice.  I love the colors in this paper, especially for the season. I am grateful for the means that allow me to participate in such a gratifying activity!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Oh No, You're Sick?! Yay, I Get To Make A Card!

I love that making cards serves a purpose, but when it's for someone in the hospital I'd rather not have that reason for making a card... Hopefully I can a least bring some cheer to someone in an unfortunate circumstance.
I absolutely Love this little sour puss!
 In case you cant read the text easily it is a great quote I found by Terri Guillemets:
"Weather is a great metaphor for life- sometimes its good, sometimes its bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella."
I can't stop using Argus with his teddy, and the saying is so cute!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

More with Mom

Mom needed a couple of cards for upcoming events, so I insisted she come learn more about the cool things we could do, and we had so much fun in the craft room!  First we made a baby card for my cousin Rachel to congratulate her in the arrival of her 1st baby.
Next we made a card for her sister's upcoming birthday... I love the irony of this card!
Inside we stamped a happy saying to keep the irony going:  "I hope your birthday is filled with sunshine and laughter"

Monstrous Thanks

Well now that Adrienne's party is over and the thanks have been sent and received I wanted to post all the cards I made to support the cause!  I had so much fun making all of these with different color schemes and shapes!  Argus is definitely one of the best monsters!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Neon Green (PMSMO5) Jessica

I love these Makeover Challenges, and this one was no exception. But I was a little stumped in getting started as we don't have *too* much neon green lurking around our craft room.I do love how neon colors pair with zebra print, so I decided to use that as my card base. I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out:
I also decided on using Caliope because she is really cute, and I don't see much of her around. I love the quote about stars which reads: "If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand." I think it complements Caliope with Stars perfectly.

Neon Green (PMSMO5) Adrienne

I was so excited to get my Baby Boris stamp and sentiment in the mail, just in time for this challenge. I knew I would use him, the next thing to work out was how to incorporate the neon green...
I just love how he turned out in contrast to the neon green background. I decided to try paper piecing again on a more difficult subject. So far so good! I don't know if I'll use it as often as prisma colors, but I'm definitely getting the hang of this technique. Here's Boris again, he's such a little cutie!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Mash... The MONSTER Mash!

"We were working in our lab late one night, and suddenly, to our surprise, our PMS monster stamps came alive!!" Welcome to SSS and our monster mashing creations. We're so happy to participate in a blog hop for the VERY FIRST TIME!! You should have arrived from Rachel's blog, and if not, feel free to start on over at the Paper Makeup Stamp blog.

Here's Adrienne: I LOVE the monsters at PMS, and I will not rest until I have them all. I'm even having a monster themed birthday party for my oldest child this weekend, which was inspired by these stamps. I got ahead of the game by creating the thank you cards early, so I was able to get two birds with one stone on this one:
Here's Jessica:
I am so excited to be a part of this blog hop! The monsters are my favorite! I haven't seen many examples of Lois and Louie, so I went with them to start. I picked a shaped card, but it was white, so I scrubbed some pink ink around the edges with a cotton ball.
I cut up a pop can and sent it through my big kick in an embossing folder, then used my nestability for the shape. Inside I added the punch line:

"Now everything's cool, we're a part of the band, and our monster mash is the hit of the land. For you, the living, this mash was meant too, when you get to Ginger's Blog, tell them Argus sent you... Then you can mash, then you can monster mash!"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Yesterday I helped Mom make a card for her brother-in-law, Jeff, who makes these really great dish scrubbies out of tulle.  I love that it looks like watermelon!
She's sending him a card with supplies for him to make more so she can sell them for him.  I love how we customized the card to fit the circumstance!  Drek is holding a crochet hook we made out of wire and a scrubby!
PS- let me know if you want some of these fantastic scrubbies, they work great and can be made in seasonal colors!