Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Challenge Entry - Gift Card Holders

This week at My Craft Spot there is a Gift Card Holder Challenge. 
 I am not a Gift Card giver (I prefer the green)  so I made mine a money holder (I hope no one minds).  

This is my base made from red cardstock sized t fit a $ bill. Sorry, I neglected to write down the measurements.  I just placed the $ on the paper and added an inch.  On the right side, I used a edger punch making sure that it was the same on both ends by starting in the middle.  Then I added a small write strip on the left side as big as the punch portion.  I scored and folded it so I had two flaps one larger than the other.  (Dang, I hate that I didn't write down the measurements).  

I did this so you could see the white under the punched area when it was closed.
I stamped several graduation themes from my dollar stamps I get from Walmart, AC Moore, and Michael's.  I love these small stamps, they are so versatile.
See how the $ fits in there just right.  
I put red line tape on the sides under the white strip so the $ would slip right in.

For the front, I cut the graduation girl from the Teen Scene Cartridge.  I used wood grain paper for the hair so it has different color tones like real hair.  I also used pens to color the eyes and lips and a little chalk for rouge on her cheeks.  I used black thin line pen to emphasize the mortarboard and the sleeves as I thought it was lost on the white.  I then took a small piece of embroidery thread and made a tassel for the mortarboard.

Again, my apologies for not writing down the measurements.  You can get them off most any YOU-TUBE video for money holders but I liked just winging it.  My daughter calls me last minute Lisa because when I do a project, I am winging it at the last minute and don't really have a plan.  This is mostly the reason why I don't write down the measurements.  I create as I go and change my mind several times during the process.

I will try harder next time!

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, July 29, 2013


If you love CRICUT Cartridges  you are going to love Mandy Leahy's blog.  
Right now she has a super-duper giveaway for all three of the Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges.  
Follow the link below to see what other fabulousness she has on her blog. 
 I am her newest fan on her blog and on YOU-TUBE!


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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mother/Daughter Run/Walk 2013

Hello everyone!  
I was browsing through my pictures and came across these from the Mother's Day Run/Walk my Daughter and I entered.  It was our first and we got drenched!  
We had a good time though and plan to do it again next year.

The sky doesn't look so good here!

Good turnout

Here we go!

This is my daughter walking back to me when she realized that I had ducked under an awning!

Thanks for browsing~Reesey

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Big Thank You!

I am sending a Big Thank You to all who are following my blog.  
I know I am a sporadic poster and so far I haven't done any challenges for blog candy...YET!  
It is in my plans but we know "best laid plans of mice and men".  
I appreciate you taking the time to browse my blog and 
I have done the same for each one of you who are following.  
I hope you stick around to see what is coming up!



I did it again!  

I got so busy I forgot about my blog and I have so many pictures I wanted to post.  
So much for my plan of doing a project at least once a month.  I should have known better.  
Oh well if at first you don't succeed, try,try, again!

So my last post was way back in June for the Violet Festival.  There was a great turnout but as I remember from before when I would do shows, everyone is looking and no one is buying. I guess everyone is a crafter these days.  Maybe it didn't help that my booth was right by the bandstand and everyone was either walking quickly by to avoid the noise or standing in front of my booth with their backs to me watching the bands.  If there is a next time, I will request a spot away from the bandstand.

This is my table at the show.  
I made some cards and some shadow boxes

Soldier's Prayer
(made with Cricut Stand & Salute)

Footprints Prayer
(Made with shell & seahorse dies)

Baby Prayer
(Made with Cricut and Jolee' stickers)

Fisherman's Prayer
(Made with Cricut Base Camp)

small 4 x 6 boxes
(Made with Cricut Storybook and Nifty 50's)

closer look at the cards

Cindy and Devon shared the cost of the space with me.
Cindy makes beautiful stuff out of the square ice blocks like purses and
puts lights in them.  Also wine bottles and decorated blocks.

Devon makes pens with flowers on top out of Duct Tape.
Her facebook page is "Just Ducky"

Devon looks so cute next to these characters wandering around the festival.

We all had a great time and the weather was fabulous.  
Hope anyone in the Dolgeville NY area got to go to the festival and enjoy all they had to offer.

Thanks for browsing!