Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4th

Happy Independence Day Everyone! What are your plans for the day? BBQ with friends and fireworks? Well they are having a July 4th celebration here and we are planning to attend it later on this afternoon. Luckily today is a nice day.. the sun is out!

I was feeling festive and decided to paint my nails like the American flag. lol :) Here are the pictures!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Melly's Workshop

Thanks to Melly herself, I was able to get a hold of pictures from her workshop. Our friend Tina provided them for us. Good thing she enjoys taking pictures! Anyway, for Melly's workshop, we ended up making a flip card with labels framelits. I enjoyed making this card because its simple yet very beautiful. Here is the video tutorial for the flip card at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. Enjoy!

Here is a picture of me and the ladies, (counter clockwise from left) Me, Dagma, Gabi, Tina & Sabine. A couple of the ladies couldn't make it and of course our hostess Melly took the picture.

The card I made for the workshop. (Front of card)

Inside of the card.

Considering that this workshop is supposed to be our last workshop with all the ladies, I wanted to make them something special. I made a lotion holder for all of them. Here are the pictures of my creation.

You can find a tutorial for the holders at Pink Buckaroo Designs. But this one is for hand sanitizers. They didn't sell the sanitizers here at our store so I ended up using the lotion. It's a different size so I had to change the size for my box. Enjoy!
Before I end this post, I wanted to share something I received from my dear friend Melly. She had a surprise present for me that day of her workshop. Here it is!

Isn't it the cutest? An apron just for me! Love the colors and of course the Hello Kitty patch she added. Thanks to Melly for thinking of me and special thanks to her Mom for making it! :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Farewell Present

So I have been working on a project all day. I just finished it and I wanted to show you guys. I made it for a friend/co-worker that is leaving and going back to the States. Hopefully she will like it.

Mini Gift Box w/ 3x3 Cards & Envelopes

For the gift box & the 3x3 Cards, you can find the video tutorial at Beth Beard's "My little craft blog."

As for the envelopes for the 3x3 cards, you can find the pdf tutorial at Split Coast Stampers

SOURCES: Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock, Soft Suede Cardstock, (Everyday Enchantment Bundle) - Designer Series Paper, Brads & Ribbon "Lucky Limeade", Soft Suede & Baja Breeze Stamp Pads, "Afterthoughts" Stamp Set, Elegant Butterfly, Word Window & Scallop Square Punch

In 2012

It's been ALREADY a whole year since I last posted a blog. It has been a busy year for me.. work, school, my daughter, my hubby being deployed, family visits and trips around Europe. Believe it or not, I haven't even scrapbooked the whole time either. It has been a crazy year, but fun and full of memories!

So June is my last month at work, my daughter's last month in German Kindergarten and we will be moving to a different base. Hopefully sometime in July. So now that I won't be working for awhile, I will definitely have more time to scrapbook, post on my blog and enjoy my new hobbies (making cupcakes and baking).

Before I end this post, I want to post some pictures from my past workshops.

Tina's Workshop

Sabine's Workshop

Did not get to take pictures at Melly's Workshop. I need to get them from Tina :) But I was able to take pictures of the lovely desserts she served at her workshop and a treat for all of us that attended.