Saturday, May 8, 2010

I'm BAAAACK!




WOW! What a crazy couple of months it's been! With Lia's Birthday in April and 4 school Birthday's and colds and coughs in between, crafting time has been next to nil! Just when I thought things were looking up....my computer died! OMG! I never knew I depended on it soooo much! I was terrified that my pictures and digi's were all gone. Thankfully, the hard drive was intact. It took a few weeks for my hubby to find the right system for me and load all my programs and pics but we did it!


Lia received her own Laptop for her Birthday and now I have my own as well! Once my husband gets his....no more sharing! YAY! Finally something to call my own LOL


So the time I did have to craft came fast and furious. I need to create 3 Mother's Day gifts for a client. I came across A DTM over at Papertry Ink named Nichole Heady and her work. She has the most beautiful gift ideas! The Teacher's Journaling Set immediately caught my eye. I switched the theme to Mother and came up with 100 of my own questions a mother would enjoy (ie: Pregnancy, Parenting) and followed her amazing template. And how can I pass up entering a few challenges with this set........


~~ Give some love to the DT'S and pop by their blogs to see some great inspiration~~




















And the following challenges......


Polkadoodles- Summer Blossoms
Penny's Paper Crafty- Shaped things (Gable Box)
Creative Card Crew- April Showers bring May Flowers
Flourishes- Card Gift Set
Kaboodle Doodle- Spring has Sprung
Double Dutch- Mum Card with Gift
Incy Wincy Designs- Anything goes

My Recipes:

Teacher's Journal Jar Template by Nichole Heady found HERE
Cardstock: Bazzil BP (Tropical)
Patterned Paper: K & CO (Citronella, Lemondrop)
Cuttlebug: 2 x 2 Flowers #1, Cuttlekids 4 pack Flowers (Leaves)
Punches: Fiskars Scallop Square, EK Success Scalloped Scallop
Journaling Strips: Computer Generated on Standard Computer Paper
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Stamps: Studio G ( For You)
Other: Felt, Buttons, Floss, Basket, Pen, Nugget Bars, Jar, Ribbon

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The whole gift set cost about $7.00 (minus the labor!)

Well it feels great to be back in the swing of things. Thanks for stopping by and smelling the flowers! :-)

21 comments:

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Adorable projects! What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Creative Card Crew!

Janna :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Sandra your gift basket turned out gorgeous!!! Love your happy colors and the designs are just perfect!!!

Thank you for joining us in the FTTC challenge this week!!! So happy you have internet access again...I would go bananas with out it...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Jill said...

Really love all that colour! Wonderful projects! Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Nettie said...

Wow, what a punch of bright colour. Love it.x

Janneke said...

Wauw this looks so great!
Thanks for joining us at the Double Dutch Challenge blog ;0)

Janneke

mudmaven said...

Fantastic project! Thanks for playing our Celebrate Spring challenge on Kaboodle Doodle. ~chris

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

What a "FANTASTIC" gift basket...
and so many gorgeous creations in this basket too...
Love the felt flowers....
Thank you for joining us over at Penny's....
Hugs Alison.
xx

Faye said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, I love the zingy colours you've used. Thanks so much for playing at Kaboodles. x

Kris L said...

What a fabulous set. I can see you were inspired. Thank you for playing the Polkadoodle challenge.

Nikky Hall said...

wow this is gorgeous!! thanks for joingin in the challenge, got my fingers crossed for you ! xx

katesacraftybugger said...

You have been busy , i love them all ,thank s for playing along at polkadoodles

Kerry said...

The orange is so summery, nice and cheery. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Jodi C. said...

WOW!!! This is an amazing gift basket...what a wonderful idea!!! I LOVE the colors you used!! THANKS for joining us at Catch The Bug!!!
Jodi-Bugaboo Stamps DT

**Farrah** said...

Love it!!
The felt flowers a fantastic!
Farrah

Tammy Miller said...

Wow I love your card thanks for playing with us at Catch a Bug!

Jodie Mackrell said...

What a fabulous project! I love it!
Thanks for joining the Bugaboo challenge!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

WONDERFUL work, thanks so much for playing at Catch the Bug challenge from Bugaboo this week!:)

sgc said...

Fantastic work! Your felt flowers are fantastic, as is your choice of colors. Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's Flower Power challenge.

Lilacanglia said...

fabulous works,
Thanks for joining in at Kaboodle Doodles this week,
Hugs
Angie

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

What a fabulous project. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge. Dee x

Fliss said...

A really lovely idea and the colours are great.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Polka Doodles this week.
x