I have had an order for a calendar from someone in Australia and I was wanting to make one for my lovely mother in law for her birthday. Well, I had enough time for hers seeing as her birthday is is July, but because she was over at our place in California, and I was making the other one to send with her back home, I was only natural that I make 2 at the same time. Actually, make that 3, as I also finished one I was meant to send to another girlfriend of mine back in Connecticut. (dropped it off as I stayed with her for a while while visiting). Sorry it has taken me so long Rebeca :-(.

This was a great opportunity to use some new stamps I had acquired from a friend's friend who was getting rid of her stamping stuff. I do have to say I was in stamping heaven when I saw all this girl was wanting to get rid off....Do I have to even say I bought a lot of it? And I mean A LOT! So this was a fab opportunity to use some new stamps...

 Mum got to choose the design of her cover, seeing as she was there...
 Beachy summery theme for January (retired Sealife stamp set)
Lovely as a Tree stamp set used for the Woodland wonderland for the winter months...
Funky Four, Fox and Friends, and Owl Builder Punch used for this page
Printed Petals and Mixed Bunch Sets
 Changed the stamp set for the Christmas month to Come to Bethlehem and I have to say I wish I had used this one for mine. I LOVE how it turned out!!! The snowflakes are from Snow Swirled, the set I used to January in my calendar. The wise men and the snowflakes are embossed with gold, silver and pewter embossing powder. This really makes them pop off the page.

Mum liked it so much she wanted one for one of her girlfriends back home. I loved that she told me then and there rather than a few months later. So much easier doing 3 at the same time rather than at 3 different times.

Hope you enjoy it,


Probably the cutest thing yet :-)

One of my lovely friends in California is a piano teacher and she was having a recital for her students in mid April. When I was talking one time about my new little hobby she asked me if I could come up with a program and an invite for her event. This was at the beginning of March. Let me say she is awfully organized - she is our party planner :-) Hugs Tin :-)))), and she thought of it quite a while in advance.

Of course I could come up with something but what??? So I started to think about different cards and then the gate fold card came in mind, and i thought this was perfect for the piano recital, as it looks like a curtain being drawn from the stage. How cute?

Well anyway I went through my stash of papers and found the cutest little combination for spring, a wild wasabi green and the cutest hot pink to go with it (the name escapes me, forgive me it has been 3 weeks since I have crafter, oh my I am having withdrawals....it is bad!).  Also had the perfect designer paper to go with it! Awesome how they all co-ordinate without having to think too much.

And then started looking through the stamps to see what I needed. She did mention she wanted the musical notes on there. Well, of course, its a piano recital! Only I do not have the musical wheel (yet :-) ). So onto my lovely friend Michelle to ask to borrow a couple of things (once again, thanks Michelle <3 )

And then we started on the work.....took a while to come up with something I was truly happy with, but this is the end result and I was SO happy with it!!!

The program all closed up.
Side view to see all the 3D details.

All opened up
Side profile
From above, gives you a slightly better appreciation of the 3D work.
 All lined up and ready for delivery
The invite for the recital

 All ready...all 10 of them
 Side view

Well this was probably the project that I enjoyed the most so far, must be the pink and wasabi and the butterflies I guess. Or the thought that spring is around the corner :-)

Hope you like it as much as I did.