Monday, September 14, 2009

Some gifts...

Good morning! I made a few things over the weekend to share with you. The first are some blocks for my niece and nephew's birthday. They turned 5 (boy), and 3 (girl). Happy birthday, kids!!

I used a girly, butterfly theme for Hannah's. She loves butterflies, and I thought "Sweet Dreams" was appropriate!

Paper:SEI Chocolat
Stamps: n/a
Other:cricut; free font (pavane),

mod podge, wood blocks


I used some western paper and embellishments for Cole's. He's a true cowboy (in the making!). I got these blocks from my husband after they finished building something; he sawed them down for me and I sanded them. Cheap!

Paper:Carolee Adornit!
Other:cricut, free font (Boyzrgross),

start sticker embellishments, mod podge


Can you guess who this is for? I thought it would be cute to have a mailman appreciation gift for the upcoming holiday season. My dad is a letter carrier, and his job is HARD! During the hot summer months and the freezing cold winter months, and the rainy spring months, I'm not sure I would look forward to being outside in the elements all day long! He works hard to get mail to all the postal patrons, and I know I appreciate his job. Where else can you mail a letter to anywhere in the world and have it arrive safe and sound in (most of the time) under a week? They deserve more credit than we give them.
So, in light of that, I created this gift. It would be perfect to put in the mailbox during Christmastime to say "thanks" to your mail carrier.
My mom bought these stamps off a rummage for me in Sioux Falls (it's a set of three; the other stamp is a post office). I cut the top notes from my cricut, and colored the pictures with colored pencils. I used a total of 8 dimensionals to adhere the top note to the blue paper.
Paper: Cloud 9 Designs; Pure Poppy (PTI), white
Stamps: Simply Stamped mail set, PTI Teacher's Apple (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: cricut, free top note die shape from internet,
1 1/4" and 1 1/2" circle punches, dimensionals, red marker, colored pencils
Well, thanks for stopping! I do really have lots to post, but the craft fair in Akron is on Saturday, and I'm not sure I'm going to have any free time this week to blog. I'll try to chip away at it, though. I have some cute stuff to share!

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