Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Sweet 16

My granddaughter's 16th birthday has come and gone.  Where has the TIME gone? It marches on whether we like it or not.
I am so proud of this girl!  She is turning into such a wonderful, sweet, caring, and beautiful young woman full of common-sense and making great choices.  Her grades are great, she is involved in sports and the associated student body; just becoming a wonderful young lady.  Love you to pieces Emma girl --- as much as all the sand on all the beaches in all the world. 

A special birthday for a special girl called for a special card.  I put together a step card in some autumn-feeling colors to honor her special occasion.  And since the rolled roses precluded a regular envelope, a special box was also needed.  :)  AND there was something very special in this box along with the card, but I am not telling.  Let's just say she was extremely happy and surprised!  ;-)

 This is the top of the box.  I used two sheets of 8.5 x 11 cream paper, one for the top of the box and one for the bottom (not shown), using a Silhouette cut file.

Unfortunately, the edge of the creamsicle-colored layer is not showing the gold edge I added for additional dimension.  My personal message to her is written on the back of the card.
Supplies Used:  Paper is from the DCWV paper stack Coral Couture.  Spellbinders die, Viva Pen in cream, Silhouette cut files, rolled rose cut file from Penny Duncan, and a Martha Stewart leaf punch.  The sentiment was printed from the computer then die cut. 

Thank you so much for stopping by More Paper Kisses and Inky Wishes today.  Hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.  The end of summer......:(    Hugs, Shawna

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Anniversary Card: Red, White, and Blue

Hello my bloggy friends!  2014 has continued to be a challenge.....our little town of Burney has made national news once again, this time for fires (winter-before-last it was snow).  We have three fires burning and several towns within the Burney Basin Area were evacuated.  Burney was on standby, but fortunately for the tremendous efforts of the outstanding fire personnel, equipment, and a bit of help from mother nature we were spared that event.  Two are almost contained, and the scariest one, the Eiler Fire is at 45% containment as I write this.  Weather is supposed to heat up and dry out and although everyone is breathing a sigh of relief, it isn't over yet. I think all will be fine, but please keep us in your prayers.  Anything could happen this time of the year given our historic drought here in California.

This is the monster that was threatening our little town.  The Eiler Fire.

This card is one I have been wanting to post for several weeks now but life, as usual, got in the way.  I haven't done a tremendous amount of paper crafting this summer, but have lots of projects in mind! 

This card and box were crafted for a special couple celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary.

Supplies:  DCWV paper from the Tradewinds stack, Spellbinders die, rose cut files from Penny Duncan which were cut with the Cameo and then hand rolled and shaped, Silhouette box cut file.

 I just noticed a cute black nose in the upper left corner of the last photo.  That's Burger.  Tired of waiting for a romp outside and just wanting all the paper business to be over.  :)
Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend.  Hugs, Shawna