Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fun little card

I was crafting with a friend tonight and I wanted to find something to do with a new stamp set. When I started playing with this particular set, I didn't really like what was happening. But I persevered, and ended up LOVING the result. This is possibly one of my favorite cards I've ever made.

Colors are Chocolate, Sunset, Olive, and Autumn Terracotta. The stamp set used is Just For You. Unless otherwise mentioned, all products are from Close to My Heart.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Not so much crafty, but still a fun project

My husband is in the Navy. He left yesterday for a six month underway, so understandably not a whole lot of blogging happened in the last week or so. I also didn't do very much crafting (although I have a big project I'm working on that I can't talk about yet), but I did work on a project. I made my husband a book. What kind of book, you ask? Well, I'll tell you.

In progress shot

I dated each page for each day he would be gone. On each page, there is either a) a little note from me telling him how much I love him or something I'm looking forward to for when he gets back or something of a similarly mushy nature, b) a really stupid joke (ex. What's brown and sticky? A stick), c) a fun fact, a question for him (what did you eat for breakfast today, what food would you have if you could have anything right now, what is the first thing y want to do on your first day off, etc), d) an "inspirational" quote (eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines), e) a photo, or f) it will say open envelope #X. Then, I compiled envelopes. They are 5x8 envelopes with different types of candy, gum, Chapstick, toys (like a deck of cards or a yoyo), a card, some pictures. They are all different. And clearly numbered. He will be missing his birthday and our anniversary, so there are special cards and favorite candies for those days. Basically, he has something to look forward to every day and occasionally will have a little present to make his monotonous deployment a little less bleak.

That's all I've got for today. I have a mountain of laundry to do, unpacking, grocery shopping, and all those other delightful tasks that await when you get home from a trip. Let me know what you think, or how you would have done it differently. I'd love to make this even better for next time!

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