Now that the secret is out of the bag I can reveal what I was doing yesterday. My sister, Hi MICHELE, will turn the BIG 40 (OMG..she's 9 years younger than me & I'm only 17 so I can't figure out how she can be 40..LOL) on September 5th. A friend planned a surprise crop at her house and invited Michele and some of her friends & family. Michele thought it was just a crop/get together so we had to be careful not to let the cat out of the bag. I ended up driving around for over an hour so that I didn't arrive before Michele. She was surprised and we had a nice day of scrappin, EATING, and laughing. I pulled out my CKU-A from July 2006 and got it half way done. I need to do the journaling and then put some last minute embellishments and it will finally be finished. It was funny to see what I considered important in the summer of 2006. A few things have changed but it will forever be a snapshot of my life at that time.
Speaking of my sister and her B-day..here is the card I made her
The Happy Birthday side was embossed using my Cuttlebug embossing folder & my Sizzix. I used pink CatsEye ink to highlight some of the words. The flowered side is from the Glitter DCWV slab. American Crafts ribbon. The Cupcake stamp is from one of my latest purchases from the "Lockhart Stamp Co." I used my Pink puffy ink pen (can't think of the correct name right now & I'm to lazy to go look..sorry). I didn't have a large enough scallop punch so I punched several square ones & pieced them together behind the stamped image. The Happy Birthday image is from a new $1 acylic sets from Michaels Crafts. I used my corner rounder to scallop the edge of the back of the card and it looks cool peeking out under the front side. Inked up all the edges, made the envelope using my Anna Griffin envelope template and we were all set. My sis is not usually a pink kind of gal but I liked the card and ironically, she was wearing Pink & Black yesterday so it worked out.
Thanks to Linda, Kip, & Elle for planning and making a special day for my sis. It was great to get together and glad our mom could come and "play" for a few hours. I'm sure my sis appreciated it.
I need to go make a Thank you card & a Birthday card so will leave you with a couple pictures.
This is our little friend that was a daily visitor for a week but has now disappeared. We are hoping he found his family and they have gone somewhere together.
This is a sample of the Halloween cards I've made lately.
Hope you are all enjoying spending time with your families and friends. I'm so glad to have one more day off to spend time with my DH and to play with my scrapin/card making stash.