Monthly Archives: July 2009

Relief Society Card Club tonight!

We started this in January of this year and it’s getting more and more popular. Tonight we are having “Christmas in July” and I am teaching the make and take. This has been a lot of fun, because we have different sisters taking turns doing the make and take each month, and tonight for the first time, we’ve split into two swapping groups. The idea was to stop at 10 people, but we had 16 people sign up tonight so we have two swapping groups!

Tonight I’m teaching the make and take and I’ve made a Gift Card project…

Gift Card Holder

Gift Card Holder

The finished project makes a 4″x4″ card. I’ve used the Emporium papers from CTMH, a CTMH snowman stamp, I’ve chalked around the background of the stamped image, and used some SU! punches and corner rounders. The inside of the card holder looks like this:

Inside of Gift Card Holder

Inside of Gift Card Holder

I’ve done a similar project like this before back when I was a CTMH consultant, but not with this group — for the “holder part, you just pull a credit card out of your wallet, stick a couple of picture corners at the bottom corners as a guide, and place on your card where you want them to go. The card folds up, the little band slips over it to hold it in place and voila!

I’m also swapping tonight… this card is made with CTMH Evensong papers, and an Angel Company stamp. I’ve also used a couple of SU! punches, the lace punch and the ticket corner punch. Also Sparkles and Picture Hangers from CTMH and some stash ribbon.

Tonight's Swap Card

Tonight's Swap Card

The nicest thing about our Card Club, is we have it at a local Panera Bread. It’s actually closer to most of us than our church building, many of the sisters meet an hour early to have dinner together and Panera is very friendly about letting us meet there. No dining room to tidy up!! 🙂


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July 12, 1959

My mom was 18, my dad was 20 — and they snuck out of L.A. with two friends, to elope in Tijuana, Mexico because Dad was too young to get married without permission from my grandparents! Fast forward 50 years, 4 kids, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild later, through life’s ups and downs, they are still together… I wish we could be together on their day to celebrate, but we’ll have to postpone that until Christmastime when we all go to Arizona from Minnesota, Idaho and Utah to celebrate as a family.gummi_gramper1

I woke up way too early this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep — I think I was dreaming about this card. 7-4-09,_CPS_123This is my first CPS sketch and it was fun! My papers are Coredinations and miscellaneous papers from JoAnn Crafts; stamps are CTMH, punches are SU! and CM, and miscellaneous embellies from my stash. CPS Card 002

Off to get this card in the mail — thanks for looking!


Filed under anniversary, Cards, Family Stuff

Happy 233rd Birthday!

233 years… quite an accomplishment!

Our kids are all away from us right now… the 2 youngest are at Scout Camp, so it fels kind of weird not to have 4th of July plans. We aren’t going over to friends this year, we just didn’t plan very well I guess… so I got up, watered and weeded, loaded the dishwasher and sat down to make my daughter a birthday card. Unfortunately it’s a belated birthday card, but I had to wait for a certain something to come in the mail which didn’t arrive until after her BD.

This is the sketch from 2Sketches4You this week —2s4u_laura_29

Mine is made with papers and a sticker from Jenni Bowlin; Stamps are Star Struck, Simple Stitches and Classroom Alpha from CTMH. I’ve used a lace punch from SU! and miscellaneous embellies.

Thanks so much for looking!


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