Wednesday, March 26, 2008

See, I really am crafty...

I know that I've been busy with other (perhaps) more important things, but I haven't been crafty lately and it's about time. And I have a ton of people to send thank you cards to, so that's what I've been working on. How long do you have to send out thank you cards when a baby is born? I'd better look that up.... Well, just browsing quickly, wedding gifts allow 3 months because of wedding planning and stress. I think I should be allowed at least that much time with a new baby, right? We're getting into the 5th week with some people unthanked and I'm feeling guilty.

Anyway, a couple of the cards I came up with (sorry my close up pics were way blurry):

All products used are Close to My Heart:
Paper: Let's get together paper pack, Ocean and White Daisy CS
Ink: Black
Stamp Sets: For All Occasions, Friendship Word Puzzle
Embellisments: Summer Posies Just Blooms, Winter Buttons

I'm not the only one getting crafty around here. Abby had a friend over a while ago who showed her how to make her own purse, wallet, and money (if only it were that easy) out of paper. Over the next week or so since then she has come up with many original handbag designs. She brought me her favorites the other day and asked me to take their picture and put them on the computer for everyone to see. How can I turn down a request like that? So here they are:

It's nice to know that I'm a good influence on my kids, at least some of the time. In fact just the other day Danielle asked if I could "get out her scrapbooking stuff". I'm not joking, those were her exact words.


Kerry said...

Those look beautiful Abby! Way to go-keep up the good purse making!
I love you

Tina said...

What a talented family. :o)

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Your cards are simply charming. I love the buttons.

Abby's original designs are very lovely too. Maybe she will be a famous designer when she grows up.