Sunday, September 22, 2013

I'm Back, Cute Baby Gifts, Halloween, Floral and Christmas Cards!

Hi Everyone! 

 I'm back from our 35th anniversary vacation and sort of recovered - if it's okay to take naps in the afternoon. There was a mountain of work here and I will post a bunch of photos ASAP from France and Spain but I need to edit them as I got so carried away and took over 600!  Here's one I love.

  I was so blessed to have 3 of our DT Ladies Vicki Chrisman, Sheila Rumney and Kathy Clement offer to do Blog Posts while I was away and if you missed seeing any of their fabulous projects you can see Vicki's Halloween Crow Canvas, Sheila's Love Lives Here and Sewing Card, and Kathy's Mini Box Tutorial! 

My friends are all becoming Grandma's and I needed baby gifts and instead of a card I love to make and give a Baby Postcard keepsake using our Baby Girl Postcard Set which are on SALE for $6.95 - but they don't have the chipboard, but enough extra sheets to make 18 postcards and include the mini stamp set. You can also make great garlands.

I found these adorable bunny mini blankets on amazon for $12.95 by Bunnies by the Bay and the lined with pink satin, embroidery and so soft and cuddly.  I've given away 3 bunnies as gifts with one of our little postcards  and stamped the back.  I had a piece of the original chipboard and stamped it in brown - but you could easily trace and cut the shape from white or pastel cardstock.

Here's a close up. Gee - there I go again using my Sakura Clear Gelly Roll Pen to add some sparkle. What can I say - I'm hooked and girls need sparkle.

After I bought the bunnies I saw that they also have super cute bunny slippers and  adorable little coats, they are so cute they make me want to be a grandma! Hey: daughters, hint, hint, - did you hear that? Hmm.. I guess they better get married first.

October is almost here and the DT ladies have been creating some great Halloween projects like this cool banner Vicki Chrisman created using paper and images from our Halloween CD.  You can see more Halloween CD samples here on our Pintrest Page

DT Member Rebekah Fairies printed papers and one of the Halloween Bingo cards from the CD to make this cute Halloween card.  Rebekah also added the October month from our Calendar Scraps on SALE for $1.25

DT Member Michele Kovack posted this pretty card on her birthday while I was gone using our Digital Jumbo Flower Set for $9.95 with 37 digital stamps and 2 fonts.

DT Member Darlene Pavlick created a bunch of beautiful floral bird cards using 1 sheet of our Birds and Blossoms Creative Scraps on sale for $1.95 - and she still had images left. See her other cards with link above.

DT Member Elizabeth Lincoln got a head start on her Christmas cards and made and assortment of pretty holiday cards you can see with the link.  I love this one where she has 2 of the children from our Winter Wishes Stamp Set looking out a die cut window.

We had a big family dinner here this weekend and I made these Whipped Feta and Tomato Crostini's  from and they were so delicious we devoured the first plate before I got a photo (drat, it looked way prettier). I threw this one together with the leftover bits and even my niece Arissa loved them. I just drizzled mine with a bit of Fig Balsamic Cream - yum! I bought it in Italy but Traders Joe's sells Balsamic Glaze from Italy now.

I have a bunch more healthy recipes I need to add to my Yummy Healthy Food Folder and I will be back during the week with a fun tutorial and template showing how you can custom print your own Post-it-Notes.  Plus, there will be some new releases!

Hope you had a fab weekend
Wishing you joy and creativity


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Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Great photo of you and your honey! Welcome home! Love your sweet baby postcard, too!

Darlene said...

Welcome back Sandy! So glad you had a nice time and the photo you shared is AWESOME!! What wonderful memories you will have forever!

Vicki Chrisman said...

OHHHH... I LOVE that picture of you and Scott!! man it almost made me teary. I miss you guys. I'm glad you had a good time. I'd love to see ALL the pictures! Postcard is Super cute and I love seeing Marissa's little face. Cant wait to catch up with you on the phone soon. I have two other banners done I just need to photograph tomorrow.

Cammie said...

Welcome home! What a wonderful photo!
I know you have many precious moments and photos to savor of this most special anniversary trip. Love the new projects you've share-so inspiring-- just need to find some creative time.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Awwwhh - thank you ladies for your sweet words and welcome back!