Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Graduation Cards

It is never too early to think about graduation cards.  Believe me the people who will be getting these cards, have been thinking about graduation for over a year now!!  :) 

Recently I was in 2 craft/vendor sales in a nearby town, so these 2 cards were done in their school's colors.   (They also happen to be the same colors of the school I went to when I was a kid before I moved to SE Minnesota!!  lol)

I got the idea for this card from here
You can't tell on my picture, but the diploma is 3D like theirs, mine got squished by the scanner. 

Here is another card that I got the idea for it from online.  From here.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scrapbooked Poems

I took a Creative Writting class in high school and recently had the idea to scrapbook them.  Here are a few of the ones I've done. 

Here is the poem since you can't read it on the picture:

We’re all excited to start,
when we’re young and not torn apart.

We love riding the big yellow bus,
not caring if anyone is staring at us.

Then we get to junior high,
wishing the years would really fly by.

We worry about who’s cute and who’s not,
thinking the weather wasn’t that hot.

Finally on to the senior year,
dreaming of life and a successful career.

Only to discover that it was joke,
life is so bad it will make you choke!

(written in 1990 for a class assignment)


Christmas at Grandpa’s

Sitting by the fire,
wrapped in Grandma’s quilt.
Thinking of the unopened presents,
wondering what’s inside.
Listening to the sounds of the night,
in the glow of the Christmas tree.

Sitting with my brother,
next to Grandpa’s chair.
Thinking of the fun we’ll have,
playing in the snow.
Listening to the roar of the fire,
wanting not to go to bed.

Sitting in the little green house,
nestled by the river.
Thinking of the Christmas cookies,
waiting for me to devour.
Listening to the sweet soft sounds,
coming from Grandpa’s harmonica.

Sitting with my favorite doll,
holding her close to me.
Thinking of the days gone by,
the laughter and the sorrow.
Listening to mother whisper,
sweet-nothing in my father’s ear.

Sitting with the family that I love,
not knowing what the years would bring.
Thinking of the coming spring,
with the newborn kittens on the farm.
Listening to the sun go down,
over on the horizon.


Pieces of Humanity

Sometimes unnoticed, they play a part in life,
untouched by any words.

They fall from the face of a mother as she
cradles her child.

They glisten in the eyes of a bride as she
walks down the aisle.

They stream down the cheeks of a widow long

They roll from the eyes of a young man as he
heads off to war.

They are the framework of the world, and remain
a symbol of humanity.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Family Ties stamp sets from CTMH cont'd

Here is another card I made using the Family Ties stamp set.  The kids are from the Children set (duh), and the shopping bags the girl is holding is from the Adult set.   The fish the little boy so proudly caught is from an old CTMH set called Outdoor Thoughts.  I had a hard time with this card at first as it is kind of simple, but then again it is for a guy.  They don't understand the fancy ones, most times.

The saying is from a book I have called "Say it with Style".

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Family Ties stamp sets from CTMH

I made this card for my niece's birthday.  Well, I made a different one, and I liked it that I made more. :o)  My niece doesn't have cell phone, so on her card I put a flower over the phone.  Not sure why I cared about that, but on her card I thought the flower was better.    I didn't like this stamp set when it first came out, but now I love it.   I am always looking for ways to use it on cards and stuff. 

I am saving up my pennies to buy some Copic markers, since I plan to use this set more, and need more options for coloring.