" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "
Gandhi

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Day, Elaine!

  I finished making my BFF, Elaine her birthday card. It is the Card in a Box design. Love this design. It is so much fun making for someone. I think it is a relatively new card design. I am starting to see this type of card everywhere on the net. I have a board on Pinterest just for this type of card. There are some gorgeous ones out there.
  I cased this card from my Pinterest board. As always I changed some elements to go with materials that I h
Elaine loves flowers.
have on hand.
Another view
 I think I could have
really added a few
more flowers in the middle now that I look at the picture.
But it still looks pretty good.
  I couldn't help using the "Party Chick" stamp on the flap.
I think she is wicked cute. The stamp is from My Favorite Things. There was a tiny ballon that came with the set, but I wanted a bigger one, so I used my Martha Stewart  balloon punch instead.
Love you, Elaine!!!!
  I really like how you can make the back of the box where
you can write a lovely sentiment or poem. As you can see from
what we wrote on the back of Elaine's card that she  is a special person.  
 
Lenny's card
 I forgot to post the birthday card I made for my future brother-in-law, Lenny. We had a birthday party for him last weekend. It was alot of fun.
  This card I cased from Pinterest, too. I used colors from Lenny's favorite baseball team: The Yankees.  I love using the circles everywhere. I like glitter. Not sure Lenny does that much, but it makes me happy to see glitter anywhere.
  I am now working on making an 8 x 8 album. I have made 6 x 6 albums and thought a larger one might be cool. I love Graphic 45 paper. I am using their newest line: By the Sea. Will be showing you the results as soon as I have it done.
   My friend, Elaine and Sue are finishing up their album projects with a little help from me. They are newbies to this kind of project; although they are both crafty  people. I will show some of their finished work, too. Til next time pray for warmth and no snow.

4 comments:

  1. Love your card in the box! So colorful and it does make me think of spring! Can't wait for some warmer weather for sure!!!

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  2. Love the chick on the side of your Card in a Box! Elaine is going to love all those flowers! Can't wait to see the finished albums too!!!

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  3. Connie, I just love the beautiful birthday card and your message-that was very touching. I really want to make one of those cards. My birthday card was sweet and the colorful flowers certainly are uplifting, given the weather that continues to show up here! I really treasure the friendship I have with you and Russ. You have been so kind and generous sharing all ( I mean every last thing.) your wonderful scraping materials with me. My new cottage album is wonderful and I love seeing what I can accomplish with your guidance. Even more meaningful, is the friendship that we continue to share. I count my blessings.

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