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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer Crafting!

Wow, summer went by way TOO fast! With vacations, computer problems (still ongoing), printer problems (still ongoing), iPad problems (I had to do a complete reset and I ended up losing ALL of the hundreds of photos on it :'( ), I feel like I accomplished a whole lot of nothing most days. But here's what I've been up to since May.

In June, an internet friend (whom I've never met in person!) had a pretty major surgery so I made her a get well card. The layout was inspired by a card I found online at using this stamp set from Inkadinkado.  Becca Feeken makes some absolutely amazingly beautiful cards. Go check her out.

I made some 4th of July shirts for my daughter and her friend who were spending the day together and wanted matching shirts.

 I also made a 4th of July shirt with dogs on it for my dog loving friend and a shirt for myself!

I posted them on Instragram and was thrilled when Siser North America (the company that makes the heat transfer vinyl I use) saw it and regrammed it!!

An old high school friend now living on the west coast had a birthday mid-July and I wanted to use a new Stampin' Up stamp set I had to make her a birthday card.

This set is called "Big Day" and was a Sale-a-Bration promotion item with qualifying purchase. The inside says "and perhaps a little ice cream."

Also in July, another wonderful internet friend (again whom I've never actually met in person!) graduated from nursing school.  She is such an inspiration to me.  She is a single mom of three kids, holds down two jobs, homeschools, goes to school full time and also shuttles her kids to their various extracurricular activities.  All on her own. I don't know how she does it. I ordered this stamp just to make her a card because I thought it was the perfect sentiment. "She believed she could so she did."  Congratulations Fanchon.

I guess I was into the pink/black combination at the time I made those cards! July is a blur and I don't know where it went. I think I started several projects but never fully completed anything. A week or so into August, my daughter talked me into painting/redecorating her room.  It was transformed from bubble gum pink to a bluish-greenish color called "sparkling brook." It is still a work in progress and I have some more ideas for decorations.  I did make some (no sew!) pillows and I just love this one with the "dream on dreamer" phrase in gold vinyl. 

Have you priced decorative pillows lately?? Wow. $25 - $40.  No way. I think mine are way cuter than most of the ones we saw in stores anyway!

I had picked up some plain tanks this summer that I told my daughter I would decorate for her, so we found some cute designs and I made them this week.

Now that school has started back, I am trying to be more structured with my days: housework, exercise, craft time. (Although not always in that order!) I've got some exciting things I'll be working on in the next several months so stay tuned!

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