Thursday, June 27, 2013

Llama Ladies' Summer Blog Hop, Take 2

 It's been a very busy spring, and luckily for me, crafting was one of the things I was busy with.  I haven't blogged in ages, and I'm grateful to have this hop as a nudge to share some of the things I've been working on.  Clicking the banner above will take you to the main hop page with everyone's links, and buttons to hop forwards or back are at the bottom of my post.  I know you'll enjoy all the things my talented friends have created!

Father's Day Card
Inspired by Lorri Heilling.  Stampin Up! Brushed Silver cardstock for the metallic bits, a corner of a Top Note die cut for the mower bag, and the body of the lawnmower is made using the Modern Label, Little Labels and circle punches.  Grass with Finishing Touches Edgelits.

Teacher Gifts
I always want to give really special gifts to teachers each June, to show my appreciation for all they have done for my children and I've been wanting to make a framed piece for a while.

  • Watercolored image: For the Birds stamp set 
  • Sentiment: Touch of Kindness (retired)
  • Colors:  Pear Pizazz, So Saffron, Bashful Blue (retired, try Soft Sky instead) 
  • Embellishments:  Satin Ribbon, Basic Jewels Pearl 
  • ToolsVines embossing folder (Sale-a-bration 2013), Curly Label and Boho Blossoms punch, Window Frames Framelit,  Festive Piercing Pack - love how quick the piercing is when you use a template!

For the teacher who was always so great about sending home thank you notes every time a parent helped out in the classroom, a boxed set of thank you notes seemed like a nice gift.

  • Apple image : From Your Teacher (retired) 
  • Sentiment: A Round Array 
  • Colors: Summer Starfruit & Primrose Petals
  • Paper: 3.5"x5" note cards 
  • Tools: 7/8", 1 1/4" and 1 3/4" scalloped circle punches.  

  • Paper : Berry Blossoms DSP (retired - aren't the apples with hearts so perfect for teacher gifts?  I stocked up when I had the chance!) 
  • Sentiment: Lacy and Lovely 
  • Colors: Gumball Green & Calypso Coral
  • Paper: 3.5"x5" note cards 
  • Tools:  Decorative Label and Large Oval punches, Finishing Touches Edgelits die

Cub Scout Awards - Bag toppers 
Made a lot of these, but they were easy!   Just staple the topper to the bag, then cover the staple with a medal-thingie on the front and a color-coordinated pre-printed name on the back.

  • Compass image : The Open Sea 
  • Sentiment: Delightful Dozen & kids' names printed with MDS
  • Colors: Night of Navy & Crushed Curry
  • Tools: Top Note die, 1.25" circle and Word Window punches.  
  • Other: 4"x6" cello bags, staples