Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine's Day...SO OVER IT!

As someone kindly pointed out that I have not posted in 10 days so figured I better get on here and post *okie smiles and feels warm and fuzzy thinking that folks miss her*. I do have some cards I will be posting over the next few days and there are some MTC files for a few of them. I have been busy working on cards this past week. I did Valentine Cards with my groups at McCalls on Tuesday and they really loved the cards they made. I also have been working on some cards for my friend Carmen.

Carmen has been away from home for a few weeks tending to her brother who had to have some very major surgery. He is doing well, and actually so much better than we expected or even thought he would...God is truly working a miracle! Carmen always makes cards for her daughter Dani to give to her friends for Valentine's day and since she isn't at home to make the cards I am working furiously on getting enough done for Carmen to give to her family members and then Dani to give to her friends. I will be mailing out a box of cards to them Monday and luckily since Carmen lives in Houston she will have them in time for Valentine's Day.

I don't think I have made so many Valentine cards in all my life and I will be so OVER IT by the time the day actually gets here! Although I still have to make one very special card this year...more elaborate and gorgeous than anything I have ever done. I just hope I can do it!

I had my card party last Saturday and my friends Linda, Wendy, Andrea, Nancy and my cousin Teresa all made it to my house for an afternoon of card making fun! I had kits made up so each of them could make 4 cards each. I try to have enough so they can give them to their kids, spouses, etc.

Wendy and Linda are old hats at this stuff since they are both card makers so I didn't have to help or explain anything to them.











Teresa isn't a card maker but she sure whipped them out that afteroon! Andrea learned how to embellish and how it can really add to a card. Nancy did a great job on her cards and she learned about embellishing as well. Both Nancy and Andrea really liked the Cuttlebug and the effect it gives to the papers.

They all finished the cards a lot faster than I thought they did and I told them that next year I might make them cut their own stuff so they have to stay with me a little longer LOL.

Teresa did spend the night and on Sunday we worked on some projects for her grandkids. I totally forgot to take pictures of the items and maybe I can get her to take pics and email them to me so I can post them later on. Especially after she jazzes them up how she said she was going to.

I am thinking that maybe this summer we need to have a "Birthday Card Party". It will be an excuse to get my friends to visit me and also to keep them from stealing cards from my stash! HA HA HA

18 comments:

  1. You're such an awesome lady ( not brown nosing or bullshitting). I know you guys had a great time.

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  2. Yay, I love it when you post. Sounds like a busy time!

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  3. Know how you feel. By the time the actual holidays arrive, I've made so many cards ahead of time that it's "over" for me too!

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  4. Yeah you are back I was getting worried. Cannot wait to
    see yur cards.

    fergie

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  5. Okie,
    You and all of your friends are so blessed to have so many friends.
    I have missed your post but figured you were very busy getting your cards ready for the shop.
    Hope the sell very fast!! but then you will be busy making more :)

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  6. Can't wait to see the photos of the cards, I'm sure they are awesome. Happy to see you post, I've missed you!

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  7. Glad to see your back. You were missed. Looks like you all had a good time. Can't wait to see some of the cards.

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  8. Sounds like your card party was an outstanding success ... everyone looks so serious as they put together their cards you seem to be turning everyone into fabulous card makers!

    Hugz,
    Carol

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  9. No one told me I could get in your stash when I was there in December! Darn, I missed out. :(

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  10. How fun :) Ditto with Nancy, can't wait to see the cards.
    mhalford6 @aol. com

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  11. thanks for your post!! they always make me smile and inspire me to get my behind crafting!! it's so easy to just get caught up in daily life!!

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  12. You are a very special person to do all of this for family and friends!!! I can't wait to see pictures of your cards!!!!

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  13. Okay, first of all, who is the extra special card going to be for...and second, can I please come to the birthday card making party??

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  14. First, who is the extra special card going to be for...and second, can I come to your birthday card making party?? Glad to see you are back, I missed you

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  15. Glad to see you back - the card party looks so fun. I need to do that here...

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  16. Glad, to see you back! You have been missed! I am so jealous of those close enough to visit you--I hope they realize how lucky they are to be able to share the fun with you!
    Shellee

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  17. You are so generous to provide this opportunity to your friends.

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