Making Cards and Mailings

Made a few Valentine cards to send to friends + other mailings, and a package for a swap.  I’m really loving the Silhouette Portrait I received in a giveaway a year and a half ago.  I’m surprised I’ve never really used it much for making cards.  Actually, I haven’t used it as much as I’d like to.  This year, I will tackle that goal.  I’ve got a few ideas brewing.  In the photo below, I added a little watercolor to the die cut envelope.  Watercoloring is something I’ve tried my hands at here and there too with hopes to do more of it this year.


This was the most mail I’ve sent out in my life in one day.  There were 8 items total!  It feels great to give.

Repost Project Life Week 7

Original date: 3.20.13

I spent a little extra time on week 7 because of the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.  I don’t celebrate the Chinese New Year but I do follow the Chinese horoscope.  My husband was born in the year of the snake so it’s kind of special.  Valentine’s Day was pretty big with both my girls making boxes for their school Valentine’s party and husband and I doing something small for them at home.




Close-ups, etc.:
I used the mini film strip from Tim Holtz again.  It’s so cute.
I just love this photo of my 6-year-old.  She was 5 at the time.  Her little dimple is simply adorable.  It was more obvious when she was a toddler but every once in awhile now, she’ll smile a certain way, and it’ll show up pretty good.

And, this photo of her is just too cute.  I love how she stopped in the middle of brushing her toy to look at the camera.

Last, while making the 6×6 year of the snake layout of my husband, I decided to make a couple more for two people I know who were also born in the year of the snake.  They should be receiving their layouts in the mail soon!

Products I used:  Sleeves from We R Memory Keepers, Memorology by American Crafts, and Becky Higgins; stickers from K&Company, camera paper by BoBunny, 4×6 journal cards by Simple Stories, lantern paper from Graphic 45, mini film strip by Tim Holtz, mini frames by Heidi Swapp, and Project Life Amber Edition.  The 3×4 journal cards are from my Be Mine Journal Cards set.

This Morning


This morning, husband and I surprised the girls each with a stuffed animal, a chocolate heart, and a card.  They loved it as usual.