Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cards for Soldiers and a big old OOOPS!!!

Hey Y'all!  I posted  my link for the slideshow but forgot to set it as public.  So sorry.  If you want to see it still please watch and your comments are much appreciated. 

If you need product information please see the original post HERE.

Now, down to the reason I came to post.  Some of you may or may not have heard of an organization called Soldiers Angels.  If you haven't and know someone who has been in the military or who is still in the military...I encourage you to visit the Soldiers Angels site HERE.  This is a wonderful organization that I participate in and support and there are so many soldiers who still need care packages from US or even a CARD to know that in the USA are still thinking of them and that they are appreciated for their service.  Soldiers Angels has an Adopt a Soldier program for sending deployed soldiers care packages.  If you cannot do that...a card does not cost much to send and if you can do more...that's great too.  There's currently a Holiday Card Project going on and I know we as crafters love to make things.  And for the people who are not so crafty...they even provide cards for you to download, add a message and send in.  There's something we can all do to let our troops know that we still care and we haven't forgotten them.  I hope you will all consider visiting the Soldiers Angels website to see what they are all about. 


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Graphic 45...I'm in Love! and a THANK YOU

Hey y'all...FIRST of all I want to say thank you to all the people who have left me comments.  I finally got a comment posted today on someone elses blog so maybe my blogger unable to post comments issues are over?  Let's hope so.  I still visit all of your blogs when I can and if blogger lets me...I will post a comment for you.  I know we all love the comments from our crafty friends.

OK...this is my first mini with any Graphic 45 product and I have to say that I am so impressed by the papers.  My aunt asked me for a mini after seeing the Guitar one and she told me she wanted one with Mythical creatures and immediately G45 came to mind and the Once Upon A Springtime collection.

She likes purple and green and not so much of a fan of I had to choose certain papers from the line to keep the pink to a minimum.  I think I accomplished my goal.  She loves the book.  BUT, I am just now getting to updating my blog with the photos. 

Here's the Front

If you'd like to see the rest of the's a slideshow ...the inside is so much more yummy than the front cover....  Sorry!!  Still no video camera.  I promise one day.  :-)

Here's a list of the products I used for this book

Tim Holtz Birdcage Die Shapes- Courtesy Lisa1968
Tim Holtz Dressform die shapes - Courtesy Lisa1968
Graphic 45 Once upon A Springtime Collection
Glossy Accents
Flat Back Pearls - Lavender
Recollections Pearl Swirls
Kaiser Craft Lamp Post
Inkadinkadoo Fairy Stamp
Prima Say it In Studs - Purple
Prima - Wings? lol
Watercolor Art - By Jessie Barber purchased from Etsy
Celebrate it Paper Bags 0 Small
Petaloo Blossoms
Prima Flowers
Recollections Butterflies - White, Gold
Lace - JoAnn's
Embellish It Ribbon
Cream Cardstock
Lavender Cardstock
Folk Art Metallic Purple Paint
Gemstone Brads
Recollections Fairy Stamps
Prima North Country Stamp
Recollections Roses
Mini Roses from
K&Co Die cuts
Recollections Purple Bling
Websters Pages Green Lace
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Tim Hotlz tiny paper clips
Tim Holtz embossing powder
Martha Stewart leafy Branch punch
Humming bird glittered rub on - purchased at Michaels
Fairy Charm - Hobby Lobby
Kaiser Craft Owl Stamp
Tim Holtz ornate on edge punch
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle - Rock Candy
Tim Holtz distress ink
Recollections Dimensionals
Large ivory flowers from Floral Department. 
Floral Sprays from Briday department

Thank you so much for taking a look and any comments will be greatly appreciated.  :-)

Have a wonderful day.