Sunday, November 16, 2014

November Card Club

I love getting together with these ladies once a month, making a great project provide by my leader Michelle Halleen and doing our card exchange.  This ladies are just so talented and so much fun to craft with.  This month the challenge exchange was to make a tag, it could be any occasion. Angela was our hostess this month. Thanks Angela!!
Here are the tags

These tags are so great, I don't want to use them! 

This is Tracy's card. It's a shaker tag and Liz and I couldn't stop playing with it.  It has little micro beads inside the window with the snowman and they almost cling to the snowman.

This is the front and back of Michelle's tag.  So awesome! 

This is the front and back of Cindy's tag.  Cindy was so hesitant to show us her tag and I think it's just adorable.  She actually made two tags and couldn't decide which one to use for the exchange, so after asking what the other tag looked like she reluctantly showed us and gave us them too!  Look at how beautiful her second tag is too! We were lucky to get two tags from Cindy this week! 

Here's my tag.  This is one piece and I used the tag topper punch and oval thinlit to cut them out.
On the bottom are the other items I used in my tag. 

Here is Liz's cute tag, we both had the same idea using our Tree punches.

Here is Rachelle's tag.  I'm a big snowman freak, so I will be CASEing this tag.  She used the oval Thinlit to make him. 

Here is Angela's adorable pocket tag, you could slip money or a gift tag in the pocket as well. 

Here are the great little projects we made with Michelle.  

This is a adorable gift card holder.  Using the Gift card Envelope Thinlit.

This adorable little box is made using the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit dies. 

I had made another tag when I was creating mine for the exchange so I thought I'd show it here too.  I didn't use this design for the exchange but I like the tag.  It has a country feel. 

If you'd like to create your own card club I'd love to do one with you.  Just send me an e-mail at or go to my website

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Gratitude for Days

I'm trying to teach my children more about gratitude.  In there busy lives they tend to forget to be grateful for the things they have and for what others do for them.  Around Thanksgiving is a perfect time to re-enforce what being grateful means. I decided to use the Gratitude for Days kit that Stampin Up has to have the kids, and myself, write down for 30 days what we are grateful for. Then I'm going to scrapbook them for a keepsake.

I used some of my Stampin Up Thank you stamps and the Stamp that came with this months paper pumpkin kit. 

Today is November 1st so we started writing down on the cards what we are grateful for.  At the end of the month we will sit down and look at what the 30 days of Gratitude has shown us.  It will be fun to look at this next year. 

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