Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend


Are you enjoying your weekend?  I am.  We are spending time together as a family, seeing some friends and working on some crafts too, a few of which I wanted to share with you today.

The first will honor the fallen veterans this Memorial Day weekend.  I made it for Operation Write Home.  OHM is a program to which you can make and donate cards for soldiers so that they may send them home to their families.  Click on the link above to find out more about it and how you can contribute.  When I found this weeks challenge for Paper Smooches SPARKS I knew it was perfect for just this!  Check out these colors.  So I made this quick and easy and took a cue from Savannah O'Gwynn.  Savannah always uses a clear glaze pen to make her text pop.  I don't have a clear glaze pen, but I do have crystal effects, so I used that on the stamped hearts from the Healthy Vibe set.  This card only took me about 7 minutes to make, super easy.  Which brings me to my next card for the 10 Minute Craft Dash.

I made this card for the 10 Min. Craft Dash in 5 minutes and 46 seconds.  You might wonder how, and I'll tell you, super easy.  First, I used a template and some little ink spots to make the honey comb around the card, which took the most time.  Second, I stamped the sentiment.  Finally, whenever I die cute something if I don't use it I save it, so I had these butterflies lying around, all I had to do was tack them down and add the pearls.  So easy!  I like the way this card turned out, this is a great color combo and I love this sentiment.

Last I want to share the end of the year gifts I've made for my daughter's teachers.  I totally dropped the ball on appreciation week, so I wanted to get on this.  I got these fun sun jars and filled them with a super fun kitchen towel, some straws, some Sunkist candies, various flavors of crystal light and a spatula to stir.  The theme and colors are all yellows and oranges, lemons and lemonade.  I used my Lawn Fawn set Make Lemonade and their twine to decorate a few different parts.  I am submitting this for my final creation for the Lawnscaping DT Challenge too.

That is all for today, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!


Lori said...

Great projects! Love the look of the glaze over the heart images--it really makes them stand out. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

Jocelyn Olson said...

These are all great projects. I like the Crystal Effects on the hearts! The honeycomb looks very cool--great color combination. The tag is so sweet! Such pretty, summery colors.

Jingle said...

Great projects!

Barb Murphy said...

fabulous projects Katie! i love the teacher's gift..what a great idea!

~amy~ said...

super fun projects! Looks like you were able to get crafty over the weekend!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I LOOOOOOOOVE that first card-- what a gorgeous sparkle ribbon! LOVE the different hearts too!! FUN use of these colors!!! You nailed that color story:)

LOVE LOVE LOVE that second card-- around 6 minutes??? WOWOWZA! I thought about joining in the fun but no way could I do it that quick!! YOU ROCK!

THANKS for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:) <3 LOVE visiting your blog, KA!!! <3

StephInOK said...

Love your teacher jar project!

Cath said...

Hey Katie! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Packaging Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)