Sunday, December 18, 2011

I have been busy making gifts!!!!!

Have I mentioned that sometimes I hate blogger!!!! I just posted this long post with many pictures of all of my projects and at the very end I hit a button and nothing had saved and the whole thing disappeared......Damn!!!! Here we go again.  Here are the Christmas Presents I have been working on:


This is a gift box of note cards for my MIL who still sends snail mail. The cards are 4x4.


My next project is for my new Daughter in Law Mindy to help her know the birthdays of her "new" family.  I made her a Birthday book.  I got the idea for the book as well as the templates for the calendar pages from my friend and fellow DT member Debbie, thanks so much for your help hon L:).
 The book was cut from chipboard using my cricut and the tags and all the page covers were also cut with the cricut, It took me about 5  hours to assemble the entire book. I think it was worth it, what do you think?
The tags have the first hald of the month on one side of the tag and the other half on the back.  The tags are held in place with a band of ribbon which was placed just under one of the scallops and then I ran it upward and punched through the ribbon and page with my crop o dile and secured it with a large eyelette.  I think it is tight enough to hold the tab in place.  I guess Mindy will let me know if is is a PITA. LOL

I made frames for some of my grand children and made them with their interests in mind.  Here you go:  First is Ashlee's:

Ashlee is a Senior this year and a cheerleader so I made this in her school colors.
Next is one for her 15 year old Sister Cailyn who loves Softball and I think it may just get her a college scholarship....


Cailyn's school colors are Black and Red. I had to add a bow as she is a beautiful young lady.
Their little sister Alexa is enjoying her first year in competative dance and from what I hear she loves it.  I can't wait to hear all about it over Christmas!!! Here is Alexa's frame:


My next little dancer frame is for Bailey who is 4 and lives in Omaha, so I have gotten to see her dance class a time or two when her mom had to work and it was my job to get her to class :)  She really enjoys it and although she never says anything she takes it all in and does everything.

I also made a frame for Mindy for picture from their honeymoon which they took in Hawaii:


I also made a christmas frame just in case I needed a gift...

I used some dp with the lamp post already on it and cut out the sleigh and pine cone and branch with my cricut. pretty eaasy to make a cool frame.

I have also been making some Word Collage things ( for lack of a better word ) this one is on a square wood base from Michael's which I painted brown and then the vinyl would not stick to the paint so I had to cover the paint with paper LOL, some of my projects have not run as smoothly as they could.

The word collage is cut out from vinyl and now that I have cricut vinyl it works great but this one is made with another brand of thinner cheaper vinyl that didn't come off right and I had to transfer half of the letter manually LOL, not fun and it took forever.
Well, I also made 4 of the fleece bolo style scarves but haven't photographed them so I will spare you.

See you all in a day or two, still have some gifts to wrap and then I have got some serious cleaning to do and I still have work to do.

Hugs,
Cathy

5 comments:

Debbie said...

Your projects came out fantastic!!! Your DIL is going to love the birthday book!!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Linda said...

When do you sleep? These are some great projects. My Granddaughter Kaylee loves making these frames. She made several for her friends for Christmas. Great address/Birthday Book. You can update it without ruining the whole book. You have one lucky family for sure! Here's a big Merry Christmas hug for you? Linda

Carla S. said...

Fabulous gifts, Cathy! Each project is awesome! I'm sure the recipients are going to love these!

Shirley said...

Cathy, every one of these projects is a work of art. I can't believe that you have gotten all this done and found time to work. I want to be a member of your family.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I think every single one of these gifts is wonderful. Great frames to suit the recipient, lovely note cards and gift box, brilliant birthday book (great idea too) and I love your graphic coffee panel. Hugs, Lesley