Hey All! As Ricky Ricardo would say "I've got some splainin to do." LOL I've been missing in action for the past several days due to Jay having another medical emergency. Even though it wasn't a critical matter, it was/could have been serious. So, with the stress of that and the extra "nursing" I've had to do, I've just not been able to create. Nor have I come to visit all of you which will be corrected as of today! LOL So forgive me for not coming by, but I'll be there shortly!
OK, I've come up with a couple of projects that I think will make you all want to try them! The minute I saw both of the video tutorials I was blown away. So, I'll show you my take on each project and then link you to the video tutorials.
This first project is so useful and versatile in its many uses! I've just begun to think of all of the things I can do with this. It is called a "Memory Keeper", but it can be used for so many other things: Here it is:
This is a super easy box that has so many uses! This one that I made is to hold photos. Take a look below:
You slide the ribbon off to open it. I love how the photo of Shotsy inside looks as if he is peeking out of the box. Here it is completely open:
The photo of Shotsy is one of my favorites of him. These are 4 X 6 size photos and there is plenty of room in this box. I filled it with 40 photos and it held them perfectly. This box makes a beautiful way to share photos with friends and family. Imagine taking some great photos of a friend's wedding and presenting them in this great box decorated with a wedding theme. You can find the video here at Stamp TV. I'm sure you agree that this box has so many uses. It also is the perfect size for A2 cards too. Stay tuned for Monday's House Mouse post because I've used this box for another purpose!
My next project is a great new card design that I think you are really going to love! When I saw this one, again my mind was racing with so many ideas for it. Here is my card (make sure you look at all 3 photos):
OK, it looks like a simple card, but look there at the top. . .should I pull it?
Cute, but wait, is there more?????
Is this not a great card design??? I LOVE this! When I first saw it, I, like the creator of this card, saw stacked presents, cake layers, extensions of scenes, etc. The list is endless. I saw her video and fell in love with this card. And it's easy too! Don't let the 1/8 inch measurements stand in your way. This card is so forgiving with the slots that it uses. The closed card measures about 4 X 4.5 inches. And when fully opened, it measures a full 8.5 inches! It is super easy and the results are really impressive. I love this card so much! You can find the video tutorial here on Stamp With Heather's blog. You'll see her original design, and that is what gave me the idea for my balloons. Anyway, I hope you try this card. So much fun!
Now, just a couple of other things. . .
Many of you have been asking for an update on my sweet Gunther. He is still limping, but he does seem to be progressing in his healing. As of tomorrow, it will be 5 weeks since the accident. I got the most wonderful email from Jen Tapler in Maui. She was catching up on my blog posts and was concerned when she read about Gunther's injury. She is a physical therapist and she had some wonderful advice for me and some great suggestions for me to help with Gunther's healing process. It came at such a great time because I was getting so depressed, feeling that his progress was not normal. She made some wonderful points that put my mind more at ease and made me feel so much better about things. Thank you Jen for your concern and your help. It meant the world to me! She is a card maker too and does gorgeous work! Go see her at Jen Tapler Designs.
Also, I received the sweetest get well card from Sue at Sue's Scoopys Stuff. Take a look at this:
Thank you so much Sue! It was so much fun receiving a card from the United Kingdom! Gunther liked it too, because when I showed it to him, he licked it! LOL So it got the Gunther Seal of Approval! It was so thoughtful of you!
OK, I hope that I made up for missing a week. I'm so excited to add these two wonderful techniques to my ever growing list of favorites! These two are ones I'm going to go to over and over again for future projects. I hope you find them inspirational and fun. I'd love to see you add your own creative touches to these projects.
OK, thanks for stopping by and having a look! Your comments and opinions mean so much to me and I love reading them. They so make my day, especially on days that aren't so happy for me. You guys are the best! Don't forget the PIC OF THE WEEK below! We had a thing called "FROZEN FOG" happen a couple of weeks ago and it was an awesome thing to see. Everything was covered in this.
Until Monday's post, take good care of yourselves!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."