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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Long Time

wow.
I mean WOW!
I am so sorry. It's been roughly two months of chaos. I didn't mean to abandon you all- I have just been crazily busy. Too busy to craft :( What a sad state.
WELL- we are all moved into and settled into our new home. It's nice to have the space. Wasn't so nice to have to clean up the entire house before moving in. GROSS I mean deep clean scrub your toilet elbow grease on your hands and knees type of clean. I am told that's normal. Ick- I was just hoping to move and settle right in. So I had to clean this place, which took two full days, and the old apartment which took the better part of one day. Then unpacking, settleing, buying new furniture and fixtures and then setting them up- that seemed to take forever. Then pregnancy hit like a rock and I was tired constantly. (cram in hubby's vacation and a some-what impromptu trip to Edmonton). Then came August with a ton of babysitting and helping out with VBS.
Now I have actually been able to craft (in my new craftspace :D) I don't have a 'room'. But HOLY HANNAH is my bedroom ever big! I have my space in there, which is very gracious of hubby considering it's like my desk exploded now. So I have been verrrry sloooow on a few projects, but I got my bum in gear and have tons to share :) So hold onto your hats kids- here we go!
So using Lauren Meader's "All Boxed Up" template, I created this cute box for a friend of mine who wanted some baby thank you cards. Her baby was born premature, but thanks to the miracles of God, the support of friends and family and LOTS of prayer, he is a healthy, happy BIG baby boy :) And she wanted to thank everyone via card. Poor girl waited three months (or longer, I lost track) but still has many people to thank, so that's good she can make use of them :)
Using a stars I created two sets of eight thank you cards. The images are from inkadinkado's "Baby Boy" acrylic stamp set.
I made vellum stars using my star punch from Fiskars and cut the vellum out, then I inked them and dabbed them with stickles. The star stamp from the set was almost the exact size as the punch, so creating a layered look was fun and easy :)















The other set I used my Stars border punch from Martha Stewart (I am soooo falling in love with die cuts and border punches again! They make such amazing embelishments and background elements!) For the focal point I cut the light blue cardstock to 5.5 inches and cut the sides with the border punch. Then I scored the sides in, just past the punched image, and folded the sides in. I them took some vellum, splashed it with alcohol ink, stamped the sentiment, and then glued the punched sides over the vellum (so the vellum was cut at 4.75? after). I liked the effect it's made. Then I glued the element to the bright blue cardstock which I cut at A2 size and punched the outter edge. I hope that made sense :P I didn't think of actually taking pics while I was making them. I was too concerned with actually FINISHING them.
Inside of the box:
WELL- blogging is tough when you have to go and edit the placement because the photos don't line up- and I'm watching SIX children today (aigh!) So I'll let that be that for today and come back tomorrow to showcase the wedding cards I've made for a friend of mine. Thanks for stopping by!

~Brandie~

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