Friday, July 24, 2009

Why it's been quiet

I wanted to show everyone a little of what has been going on in my craft room to explain why it's been quiet......

I've been working on 2 custom orders of baby shower invitations, one of 30 pieces and one of 40. Takes up lots of my crafting time !!

I was looking forward to some crafting for pleasure time, when I got some terrible news that one of my employee's suffered a brain injury. Thankfully she is alive, however it has affected her so greatly, we don't know how long or arduous her recovery will be.

I created 2 cards for her, so my team can pick the one they want.

I used PTI Rustic Cream and a Micheals cheap card stock that was just a little darker that Ocean Tides. I clear embossed the leaves on the first card, and then sponged on some Ocean tides ink over it. MS scalloped scallop punch on the bottom. Rustic Jute twine, random button from my stash. On the second card ribbon is PTI Ocean tides saddle stitch- it thought the stitches were a little white so I dyed it with the vintage tea dye from PTI to make it darker. Stamp sets are Life and Beyond Basic Borders, and Vintage picnic from PTI
I hope that you can keep my employee in your prayers, she is a fantastic young girl and I know that she is a strong fighter.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your employee - that's tragic news. I'll keep her in my thoughts and send positive thoughts from across the pond. The cards you have made are both beautiful btw.
    You've definitely been busy with your custom orders - though your work in progress looks great!
    Positive Hugs,

  2. Great job getting your custom orders! Looks like they're going to be really cute. I hope to see some pictures when you're done. Your team will have a hard time picking because both cards are really pretty! I'm sorry about your employee. I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Both of your cards are very pretty. So sorry to hear about your employee. How awful. Wow those custom orders look time consuming!!! 40 of the same thing? I dont think I could do it!