Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sick of being sick....

I am so over being sick and having sick kids, but it seems that the germs have other ideas in mind. This week we have started round 3 with strep throat. The littlest one and I both have it again. We'll see how long it is before the others come down with it. I am doing my best to keep the germs at bay, but with 3 kids, it's hard to really keep them separated. Although, they fight so much that you would think they would want to be separated. Oh No, they are all in each others space. It's crazy.

And then things get put into perspective...A friend called me this week and asked if I would be interested in donating some cards to a silent auction being held for one of her family memebers. He has cancer and the auction is to raise money for his care. Of course, I am honored to be asked and I can only hope that my little donation will raise some money. So this morning I sat down to create and I'd like to share what I made. (That is the whole reason for this blog right? lol) I ended up making a set of four cards with envelopes and a cute little box to hold them all. I used some retired Stampin' Up! Double sided paper for these projects because I was basing the cards on some I made a few months ago. And also because I just love that paper. I don't think I have met a DSP that I didn't like...

So, here it is:

With the top off:

And here are the cards:

sorry about the blurry picture. I don't have another shot of this one. :(

And here's a shot of the envelopes that I lined to match:

I made the card box with a window in the front so that people at the auction could maybe see what's inside. Or they may take the cards out of the box to display at the auction, I don't know. But either way I really like the window on the front. I haven't done a tutorial before, but I may try to do one for this little box. Let me know if you would be interested in that.

Stuff I used: All Stampin' Up! Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks Paper: Retired DSP Cerise, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Very Vanilla Ink: Markers in Celery, Apricot, Red, Old Olive and Celery, Apricot, Red and Always Artichoke pads Other: Ribbons in Celery, Vanilla and Red, Distressing tool, Tool kit (paper piercing), Retired Hodgepodge Hardware, Vintage Brads, pop dots, glue dots, transparency, Corner Rounder Punch, Sponges

As always, thanks for dropping by. I'd love to hear your comments. And Have a Stamptacular Day!


  1. You did a great job with this.

  2. Tonya, these turned out really nice. I'm sure your friend will love and appreciate them!

  3. How cute, I would LOVE a tutorial on this darling box. Nicely done!