Monday, February 18, 2008

Kinda Crafty......


Last week was Teacher Appreciation week at N.'s school. I decided to whip up a few gifts. For his teacher, I made a button bouquet with floral wire and buttons from my gianormous button box. I can't take credit for the idea - I saw it somewhere and made a mental note. It may have been from one of my Home Companion magazines....I can't remember. Anyway, after making the "flowers," I decided they needed a vase....a glass basil jar would have to do. My basil leaves are now living in a ziplock bag. No big deal though, because once covered with some spare scrapbooking paper and adhesive ribbon, the jar made a perfect vase for the button bouquet. His teacher loved it!














For the TA, I stamped a set of birdy-themed notecards. They turned out okay....not great. I love the owl one of course.










Pardon the bad lighting on the notecards...
While on a crafty roll, I decided to make my Mom a gift for Valentines Day. This is just a paper piecing, framed in a simple black 8x10 frame. The hearts each have an initial for the loves in her life. Her late husband (My Dad), me, my sister, and each of her grandchildren. She loved it and it was fun to make. Funny how the simplest things sometimes make the best little gifts.












Yesterday I went through my scrapbook supplies and PURGED a ton of stuff. If I've had it for 3 years and haven't used it....I'm probably not going to use it. There's so much....I'm probably going to put it on ebay as one huge lot. It's mostly embellishments....new in their packages....plus tons of paper......just taking up space. I've been finding time to scrap again, and I'm loving it as much as ever. Not every page is a winner, but the process is really therapuetic for me in terms of stress relief!














2 comments:

MommaWriter said...

I swear. You ought to teach *classes* in how to do this stuff. It looks so simple and elegant. Not overly hard, except that I'd never come up with it in a million years!

S.

shawntomich said...

i love these! I am so impressed :)