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thoughts from a mother of boys, a marathoner, a triathlete, a crafter, a wife, and a scientist


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Handmade Cupcake Birthday Card

I have always enjoyed making my own cards.

I would like to think my card making skills are improving as the years go by.

Here is the wonderful thing about blogging….I get to share my cards with everyone!  And you don’t get  a say in it 😉

 

Here is my latest creation.  A birthday card I made for my mom’s best friend.

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I love the way this clear sticker paper looks like glass.  I keep trying to find more things to make with it.

 

Happy Crafting

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Baseball Gift Bags and Thank You Cards

Ian started T-Ball this year and I couldn’t be more excited!

This is my very first time being a sports mom.  I have been there for my nieces’ sports, and so I kinda know what is going on since my sister has experienced it all.

Each week one player brings snacks for after the game.  Since it was my turn I just had to make cute little gift bags with my Silhouette and Just So Scrappy’s Batter Up kit.

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I also made Thank You cards for the people who contributed to Ian’s fundraiser.

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I think they turned out pretty cute.  And I made Ian write his name in each one.

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Happy Crafting

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A Tea-rific Gift Bag

My mom loves tea.

I mean she LOVES tea.  She drinks tea like I drink coffee.

I don’t get it, but then again, she doesn’t get why I drink coffee.

I had seen some Teacher Appreciation gifts that incorporate tea with a card stating “You are a Tea-rific Teacher”.  I thought how cute would it be to make a tea bag shaped gift bag with the same sentiment for my mom.

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When making the graphics for the bag, I had the hardest time with the fonts.

I wanted something curvy and fancy.  But those fonts were just too thin and didn’t cut well with the paper.  Plus I had to use a font that could be connected together.

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I also didn’t want “you are” to be larger than “mom” but I needed the words to be connected,  so I used a vintage tea-cup in between the words.

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I added a string to tie the bag closed and made a tag in the same shape.  That way the whole thing looks just like a tea bag.

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The execution of the cut file took a few tries, but I finally found fonts that worked, and still looked elegant.

Of course I couldn’t get this kind of cut with the use of my Silhouette Cameo.  I used two shades of card stock and a patterned scrapbook paper to give it a little more life.

 

 

Happy Crafting

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Halloween Card 2013

I don’t usually do family Halloween cards, but this year I had to.

Ian has had a pair of skeleton jammies ever since he was a baby.  Let me be more clear, each year he gets a pair of skeleton jammies.  He hasn’t had the same pair.

He absolutely loves them and wears them all year-long.

Baby Sid now gets his hand-me-downs, I know the plight of the second child, therefore he now has skeleton jammies too.

Ian really likes it when they  both wear the skeleton jammies together.  So when I got these adorable pictures of them matching, I just knew I had to make a card for Halloween.

I used a quick-page from my favorite digital scrapbook designer, Just So Scrappy, and made these cards that I ordered from Shutterfly.

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These boys are just the cutest!
Happy Friday!
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