Thursday, August 30, 2012

July to August creations!

Hello!  Hurricane Isaac crawled through my area yesterday, therefore today I have the day off!  However, after over 24 hours without power, I am ready to go back to work tomorrow!  Although it has been nice to have time to craft and catch up on my graduate school reading assignments, I really like my normal schedule!  The good part about having the day off is that I actually have time to post my latest creations! 

PS.  I am still working on my lack of photography skills!

This one was for Drew and Lisa who got married earlier this summer! 

 This card was for my mentor teacher from student teaching.  I was only with Mrs. Lamonte for a month and a half, but I learned so much about teaching that will help me!

These went to my good friends that graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University!

This one is for my man of course!  I had fun putting layer after layer of embossing powder onto the heart, then while it was wet I stamped the words and left the stamp in until it dried.  I love the result, of course as usual the picture doesn't show how cool it turned out!
This one went to my super sweet great aunt in Alabama, Aunt Norma Jean.  She is so sweet and sends me encouraging notes, and I have a lot of fun making cards to send back!

This one went to my man too, isn't he a lucky guy lol!  I got this paper and just had to try it out, then I had fun playing with the hearts that I found in my drawer while moving to my new room!
 Hopefully soon I will get to post some of the wire wrapped jewelry I've been learning how to make!  It is a lot of fun, but very tedious!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

January to June

      It's official, I'm LSU Alumni now!  Student teaching is finally over and I've got a diploma!  I didn't have much time during student teaching to craft unfortunately, but I did find time for much needed craft therapy when I could spare a moment.  This post is everything that I made from January to the present but never had a chance to post.

I'm not sure what this necklace is for yet, and I can't decide what I want the matching earrings to look like, but I love that butterfly!

This card was for my cousin Katie's birthday in January.

This was Allen's Valentine's day card.

This one was obviously for a sick relative, it represents how bad I am at making masculine cards!

This is a terrible picture (I'm still learning how to take pictures of craft projects, who knew it was so hard to take a good picture of something that doesn't move!)  The card was for my cousin Ginibeth in Alabama.

This card was supposed to for my Dad's birthday, but I ended up giving him something else so it is still in the stash!

I made these two cards while I was trying out the new chalk ink I got for Christmas.  It took forever, but I love the rainbow stamped "happy birthday", and the bright colors make me smile!

This card is the product of experimentation with a bunch of new stuff.  I tried out metallic mixatives, perfect pearls, glimmer glam, and distress stains all on this one card.  The results were interesting, and I had to air the card out, but I like it now that it's all put together!  I also learned that it is important to spritz the perfect pearls with water because it will rub off if you don't "fix" it!

This card was made especially for my University Supervisor for my student teaching.  She always wore the most interesting and bright clothing, so I thought this would be perfect!  I got to try out a new color of distress ink, a flower stamp, and water colored pencils!

I had fun with some glitter embossing powder on this card!  I wanted a sparkly look, with out the mess, so I used the embossing powder on the letters to eliminate the mess!

I had fun using the sewing theme on this card, and then I met the perfect person to give this card to while I was student teaching.  The associate teacher in the class loved sewing and she was one of the sweetest people I've ever met!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

YCU Clean and Simple Card Challenge!

I made this card using some of the new crafty goodies I got for Christmas. I am playing along with the YCU Clean and Simple Challenge!  I must say I am loving having water color paper and a background stamp to play with!  The card will go to my Math teacher from last semester, she has been so nice to write me several recommendation letters for Graduate School applications! 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Geaux Tigers, Beat Bama....Part II

Today is the big day!  Its finally time to watch the Tigers play again! 

This set was my Best Friend Jessica's Christmas present.  The beads didn't photograph well, but they are mostly purple and shine gold!  This was a perfect combination!  I like the beads because they are elegant, yet they go along with LSU perfectly!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Jewelry fun!

I was so excited when my boyfriends mother, Mrs. Kyleen, ask me to come over one afternoon to make jewelry.  This is something I've always found interesting, but hadn't tried yet, so needless to say I accepted the offer immediately!  I ended up making a lot of Christmas presents, and now I have another thing to buy at Hobby Lobby (uh oh, hahaha).   The set above is my favorite.  I made this one for my Mawmaw, and I've already seen her wear it twice! 

This set went to Holly, I just love those blue beads!

This set was for my sister, BreAnne,  I love the color scheme!

This last set was for my mom!  It is  the first one that I made!