Monday, October 18, 2010

A finish, a beginning and some cards

I finished the binding on the other two table runner/wall hangings for my girls. I'm going to put a simple little label on the back just to note the date and that this gift is "from Mom". :o) That was all the sewing I got done this weekend. I was busy, busy.....

Hubby and I went to Jessica & Kevin's wedding. There was a little bit of drama because the "preacher man" was running way behind but it just so happens a member of the groom's family church used to do wedding services and stepped in. I think the wedding started about 45 minutes late but it could've been so much worse had they waited for the bishop to show up. It was a sweet ceremony (nice and short) and the bride just gleamed, she was so happy.

This was the wedding that me and my friend Neena helped make the favors for so I didn't buy a big gift. I made this card using polka dot paper from a Joann's stack, ribbon from Michael's, cardstock and stamp set from Stampin' Up! I just added a little yellow to the "brides" dress (ribbon) with a watercolor brush and the stamp pad.

And I made this recipe book for part of my gift. My sister and I have already found two recipes that have "parts" missing like no bananas listed in the ingredients for banana bread or no chicken listed in the ingredients for my mom's Chicken en Mole recipe. LOL Gotta blame the typist!!! (That would be me!) Guess I'll be sending out a 'revision' email!! My daughter Stephanie made some of these cookbooks before for a swap a while back so I was able to use the same recipes and only had to cut out new dividers and make the front and back covers. I used the Cricut cartridge "From My Kitchen" for the word "Recipe" and then cut an oval shadow shape behind it from the same cartridge. I used Stepanie's bind it machine and added a sticker and matching ribbon.

I used a post card template in Word for the recipes and made a light gray outline around the card so I would have a cut mark so all the cards were the same size. The tabs were made with a Stampin' Up! punch.

Then yesterday.....I made a card for my boss for Boss's Day which fell on Saturday but we celebrated today. For the "woman who has everything", I gave her the card and treated her to lunch at P.F. Changs. Yum! I guess that's sort of cheating to take her to lunch cuz I benefit from that yummy food also. :o)

The card I 'cased' this design from had a big hydrangea stamp on it but I've never used this stamp set yet and wanted to try it out. The flower seemed to go with the decorative paper so I think it worked. The boss like it so I guess that's all that matters, right? :o)


The Other Barb said...

I like the simplicity of the wedding card & the details of the Boss's card. great job on both!

The Other Barb said...

I forgot....cute recipe book!

Robin said...

Beautiful cards Liz! The gifts for your daughters look like they came out great too!

3anklebiters said...

the recipe book is great. Rick's family had a kitchen shower for me when we got married and i still have and used the recipe books his grandma and aunt made me. i treasure them. i'm sure she'll treasure yours, errors and all.