Today I'm sharing a thank you shaker for our resident floral groundskeeper at work. Patty takes care of the the plants and roses in our wedding garden. Well if you know Vegas weather, we get weeks on end of high temps in the 110's. While Patty was out on leave for surgery the person taking over placed rocks in the rose garden, which caused them to fry the roots and it also makes for upset brides. I called Patty a few weeks ago and asked her to meet with the bride and myself to see what, if anything could be done to get the roses looking like they did in the spring when she signed her contract. After two days of searching local nurseries and some phone calls to her floral contacts, she finally procured some gorgeous roses to save the day and had the rock taken out and replaced with mulch, when they did this we also discovered we had rose grubs. Now everything is pristine for the bride's BIG DAY on Saturday. I made her this pretty shaker card as a way to say thank you!
Hello Friends! It's a beautiful day in the desert today! It seems that the rains have cleaned the smoke filled air that lingered here last week from the California and Arizona fires. I wanted to share my very first banner with you. Much love and respect to my fellow crafter Katie Miner whose monthly banners are my inspiration. For those that don't know about me, my passion is events! I have a new job as the Special Events Marketing & Event Coordinator for the Oasis Special Events Center. I've been planning to make a banner for a while now, the hard part for me was to come up with something relevant for August in my field. After some research I learned that August is National Picnic Month.
Every year I make a week's worth of cards for my daughter to open each day while she's away at church camp. She is on the green team, in case you were wondering why all the cards were green. My 5th card will be delayed in posting, but the first 4 days are ready to be presented. Camp is Monday through Friday and they have "holidays" each day they are there: Unibrow Day, Fast Forward Day (You in Future), Plot Twist Day (Favorite TV Character), Color Wars Day and Friday they come home.
Day 1: Unibrow Day
SVG Cutting Files - Oscar the Grouch* (*No longer available) from the Muppet Mini Hop 2014
Hello gardeners & blossoms! Today is my last day as a guest designer for Jaded Blossom. It's bittersweet for me because I've had such a wonderful experience. Now it's time for me to focus on graduating in two weeks. I don't talk about my mom much, but I get my craftiness from her and I love that she's so loving and giving. She's always thinking of others and showing her appreciation for her co-workers. My mom is a hero, she is a nurse. An LPN (she says it stands for Low Paid Nurse) She's pretty funny too! Nurse's Day is on Friday, May 6th and I wanted to show how much I appreciate her and her profession.
So I decided to change the background on the letters as it was hard to see mom. This is the updated version below. With the red shadow the "mom" just pops! I created the shadow in my Silhouette DE software and used the similar font KG PDX Bridgetown for the shadow. I made the letters to be about 1.22" or so and offset.