I often sit and wonder if I am spending way too much time following everyone's blogs and doing the blog hops? I don't think so!! My hubs was 'forced' to retire this year and I figure that I deserve to 'retire' a little bit, too. Although, the house cleaning and laundry will never be done by themselves:-( When my BFF's birthday came up over Labor Day weekend, I decided to make her several of the things I have found on all your wonderful blogs. I hope scraplifting the ideas were fine, but most came with instructions so I feel okay. When I get the hang of all this, I hope I will be able to explain and illustrate all the steps the way the rest do! And nothing would honor me more than to inspire someone else with an idea of mine:-) Any hoo, here are some of the things I made -- sorry she is holding most of them -- I forgot to photo before I left for Atlanta with them all wrapped:-(
This is her card -- made up in my own brain - tee hee! She is a 'Fashionista' so I had to use animal prints and one of the JJ digi stamps from Bugaboo. Please forgive if I don't list every detail on these, but I will try to give proper 'credits':-) I printed the sentiment on my computer.
This is one of 3 bags that I altered using files from Scrapping Bug Designs. I wish I had pics of all 3 because they all turned out so cute:-) That is something else to always remember...
This is her altered composition book for her school room. She has had menatally/physically handicap classes for 27 years! She is a huge note taker and I knew this would be fun. I made a matching frame for her 'babies', but the pic was bad. I used files from Little Scraps of Heaven's Bookworm collection.
I probably should have left this one off -- it is so shiny and sparkly that it just doesn't show up well. I made this altered comp book with a matching appointment book for her other 'job' of doing party's and weddings. I used silk flowers, bling strips and flourishes, and did the lettering on the computer...
This was my very favorite! A monogram 'purse' with 4 matching note cards and fancy envelopes. I searched for the 'just right' paper to match the decor of her home. I saw this on Patty's Crafty Spot and never wanted to win blog candy more because she gave away a set like this!! I did not win, but she has posted that she is going to put some sets in her store and I checked every day until I knew I would not have time to order. Luckily, she gave wonderful instructions on how to make it and I was thrilled with how I improvised through it!!
Well, if anyone made it through all that, I thank you!! I love making these projects and I hope my dead brain will come up with some original, fun ideas in the near future!