Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gift Items

Here is a cute purse for holding an assortment of cards.  I made these for hostess gifts for our trip to Holland.  It was a bit of a challenge to make the cards without any English on them!  Below these photos (the sideways one) is a gift box that I put some cards in instead of the purse.  I gained inspiration for the butterfly cards from one made by Katy Lin.... I love her blog! (an inside to my heart), and the flower one from Lisa Stenz (Lisa's Creative Corner).  I've had the purse template so long, I don't know who it's from... glad I finally made it!

I put belly bands around the maple syrup gifts.  I will write on the tags when we are there.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Hostess Club Layout

Remembering special friendships at different points in our lives can be so rewarding.  That's why I love to snap pictures of my kids with their friends.  I "scrap-lifted" this layout from Lisa Stenz.  ( I really like so many of her ideas!   I apologize for the poor photography... tried to avoid the flash reflection!
The vase is slightly raised with low pop ups.  The flower is only secured in the middle and I rounded the petals with my fingers to make them pop up from the page.  I stitched around the border of the col. white mat and edge and ink distressed around it as well. 
We will meet July 14 at 7 pm to make this page.  If you want to join us, just email me at for details.

Cardstock/Ink Used: 
 Chocolate, Blush, Sweet Leaf and Colonial White