Monday, May 16, 2011


hello to all
i am back but still not settled yet. i do apologize for not being around but you must know family will always come first, especially here at my household. plus, i have been in so much pain from trying to do the extra bit--  :(

anyhow, i had to work on something before i go nuts, lol and i made this sympathy card and i also made a super easy and pretty (i believe) gift card holder i needed. 
i then had to buy one because i forgot it at home--grr!

With Sympathy
 4.25" x 5.5"
 purple is a very hard color to photograph especially if you do not have good lighting. a friend told me she photographs hers with low lighting but it did not work for me. i googled it and it says to use the "white balance" in your camera. this is what i used to avoid the bluish color i always get. it is not perfect but is better. i still have to work on it. i have a cannon ps s2. it is an old camera but it has been very good to me except with the "color purple", lol.

the image is from cindy loo cut at 4.25" high and all its layers.

the sentiment is from one of the latest releases of my pink stamper clear stamp set called spectacular sayings. i heat embossed it. i still have to work on my heat embossing too :P--- but this font is so pretty tough. ;p

i made this yellow crinkled ribbon out of a strip of yellow cardstock. it looks like fabric, right? :) and it does in real life too--hehe. loving it!!!!!
i did not have any yellow ribbon left so i decided to improvise. i wet it and crunched it and dried it with the heat tool, then i glue-gunned it on the back to keep the pleats. so easy a cave woman (me) can do it, lol.
the mini butterfly is a sticker from my stash.

---remember you can click on the pics for a larger view---

now, this is the gift card/money holder card. the other "super easy" project that i forgot at home. :) i told the bride i will mail it but do not expect more money--hehe--because the money went in the other one already, lol.

the inside is just the holder that i paper punched it.
the envelope i made from a 12x12 sheet of vellum using one of the envelopes from the wild card cart--for the adhesive i used a 1/8th wide scor-tape i have. it worked good. you still can see it through but it does not look bad.

well, hope you get some ideas with these projects.

and i hope to come back the meantime, know i still love you all and please forgive me for not visiting your blogs lately. i am hoping all will settle/come down after graduation and the move to college.

i am also dealing with my husband diabetes being totally out of control: 400+

no more pity party---i really hate it!!!!--but i feel you guys need to know why i am not around---i have a lot on my plate and because this stupid pain never goes away--it is really hard for me to even try to balance it all. i just can't.

see you later and

BIG HUGS to all----!!!!!!!


  1. I understand not being around the blogs much..I haven't been on that much since NSD..I need to get in an make some Thank You cards, might do that today. I hope your feeling better soon and your Dear Husband is feeling better as well. Pretty cards! Love how you made the faux ribbon with does look real..might have to try that sometime :)

    Hugs, Sheena

  2. Agnes, Hope all is well with you. I have missed you lately. I always love your work, clever way to improvise...that is where the creative side kicks in for sure. For some fun you could check out Getting Cricky with K Andrew for a fun Fathers Day challenge & giveaways.
    Visit my Blog when you get a chance to see what I made.
    Have a great night.

  3. love this amazing card so dang pretty

  4. Very nice Agnes! I love the crinkled ribbon and that adorable butterfly! I sure hope that you are doing better real soon. It's so hard to function when you are in pain. Your in my thoughts and prayers, Hugs J:)

  5. Agnes,
    I haven't been to yours either! First and foremost FAMILY always comes first! Your health and your husbands health needs TOP priority!NEVER feel bad or sorry( easy for me too say ~ because I do the same thing) for not commenting! You will never be forgotten....never! Anyway i LOVE your card! I have problems with most of my photos. I always try to take pictures outside but since all it does is RAIN ~ I have been holding an umbrella over my creations! Imagine that! Anyway now that this is a full fledge BOOK~ Miss you and we will be here ALWAYS!

  6. They are both very nice!

    HUgs, Carol L

  7. From one FULL plate friend to another....I totally understand! YES, family first--talking to myself here too, LOL! And...everyone's health. The yellow ribbon is SO COOL!!! And, a definite bummer you forgot the card--hey at least you made it and tried. Everyone always gets store bought everything from me...I NEVER have a card when I need one! Thinking of you :)

  8. I came across your blog from MPS's DT projects. I LOVE this card, and especially your ribbon idea!! Who would have thought. I was just in M's looking for more gingham check ribbon in ANY color, and they had ANY color. Thanks for the idea!!! LOVE all of your work!!
    Love your blog!!



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