Monday, April 30, 2012

A Box Of Sunshine!

I have a very good friend that has been in the hospital since February.  She has been in Lincoln, Nebraska which is about 3 1/2 hours from us and I have been unable to visit her.  Now she has been moved to a hospital closer to us and I was able to visit her this past weekend.  While she was in Lincoln, she celebrated her birthday down there and so I sent her a "Box of Sunshine!!" another idea I got off of Pinterest.  The idea is to gather as much items that are yellow or that are happy!  I came up with this!

I sent her some bath gel and lotion, a pack of tissues which I decorated the outside, candies, a candle, tic tacs, a notepad and pen ~ whatever you can find that will put a smile to someone's face.  I printed out a sign and adhered it to the top of the box.  You can click HERE to go to the website where I got this idea and download the sunshine printable for your own use!


Then I made a card for her using a retired SU!stamp set that I love!  It is simply called "Smile".

I made the card very simple & just added a get well sentiment on the inside and decorated the top and bottom with some yellow scalloped pieces of cardstock. 

I hope this inspires you to add a little sunshine to someone's life!

Thanks for stopping by!

Gail S. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Unfortunately, I have had to make some more sympathy cards so I went to my new favorite hobby, Pinterest and found some new ideas! 

This card used my old time favorite stamp set - Thoughts and Prayers and I used the setiment from the set Close as a memory.

I like how the "branch" is stamped going upward and I also like the simple idea of just using black ink/cardstock on white.  The camera didn't pick it up but I used the score plate to emboss a square inside of the white cardstock.  You can see it slightly on the image below.  I really like how it outlined the card.

I added some mini pearls to give it a little texture but other than that, kept it real simple.

Thanks for dropping in!

Gail S.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fresh Vintage Butterfly

In the most recent Sale-a-Bration flyer for Stampin' Up! they had a card that I thought was so beautiful using the Everyday Elegance DSP paper that was a special during SAB.  I wanted to make the card using different SU! papers and came up with this birthday card.

The camera did not pick up the versa marked images on the green cardstock but I did stamp  on it to give it more depth.  This is the inside of the card.  I used the little butterfuly embosslit that SU! sells.

Til next time!

Gail S.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wow! Where Has The Time Gone?

I have not been on Blogger since April 1st and just like Facebook is changing to timeline, Blogger changed how to post!  So when I just got on, I was shocked and I am just trying to figure it hope this post looks okay.

Where does time go in our lives???  I ask this because I cannot believe that it is almost the end of April.  Life here in Nebraska is well.  Very busy but well.  I have been having some minor health problems but hopefully we will get those figured out and be good as new soon.  We have eliminated that there are no serious problems so now we have to work on small deductions to figure out my problem.   

I have not be in the craft room very much due to horrible headaches that have been keeping me down but I did manage to make a few cards while I have been gone. I will be sharing those in the next few days. 

Last weekend, we traveled to Omaha to attend a wedding reception.  The Bride's father graduated with my husband and her mother graduated with me.  In spite of the horrible weather that was predicted for Omaha last weekend (weather channel predicted a 9 in 10 chance for a tornado!)it just rained although there were tornados spotted in other parts of Nebraska. The reception was packed full of people and we were served wonderful food.  Above is the card that I made for the new couple.  Below is the inside of the card.

  I left the inside pretty simple and wrote a few encouraging words inside.  The new couple will make their home in Florida.

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any helpful hints for throbbing headaches, please let me know :)

Gail S.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Good Sunday!

It actually feels like summer in Nebraska today! Temps in the 80's and I mowed the lawn today - and that is not an April Fools Joke! Beautiful.

For Sunday dinner I made this

Sweet & Tangy Chicken

I got the recipe off of Pinterest but you can go to HERE to get the recipe.  It was easy and the family loved it.  I served it with rice, salad and fresh strawberries. I will make this again.

Glad you stopped by today.

Gail S.