Tuesday, September 18, 2012

To Be Grateful

Every now and then I hit a low. Today a quick set of negative thoughts ran through my head:
I dislike how I have allergies.
I dislike how far I have to drive to work.
I dislike how my eyes are easily infected.
I dislike my boyfriend being so far away.
I dislike how I have so little vacation days.
I dislike how small my room is.
I dislike how expensive NJ turnpike tolls are.
I dislike how I get bug bites.
I dislike how I feel fat.
I dislike how I didn't travel much when I was in college.
and so forth...

But I countered just as quickly with positive thoughts:
I have a roof over my head.
I have food to eat. 
I have a job.
I have a paycheck every two weeks.
I have a car to drive.
I have a family to be a part of.
I have an awesome boyfriend.
I have money to spend.
I have money saved up. 
I have my mom making lunch and dinner. 
I have my dad doing my laundry.
and so forth...
Life really isn't that bad. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

New Birthdays

After starting my recent job, I have met some really awesome people. Two of them had their birthdays on the same day. I made them each a card. I had some cards semi prepared. All I had to do was add final embellishments and embossing the birthday message. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wedding Bliss

I had a special request for wedding cards. Instead of making generic ones, I customized them with the special couples' names. My cousin had (has) quite a few weddings to attend; she requested four customized wedding cards. It was a nice change from making thank you cards and birthday cards. It was hard to not make them too girly. It was even harder to find enough alpha stickers to spell out everyone's name. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Little Boys

Matthew and Benjamin are new brothers. This a recent shadow box I had created. I am always challenged when I have to make something for boys. I couldn't quite figure out what type of embellishments to use. I did find printed robots and spaceships. It is very stereotypical but appropriate for these two boys. Having their names as the title would have been too long. I settled on "Brothers".

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ahoy There

Oh dear. My last post was in May and it is already September. It has been way too long since my last post. There have been many changes going on recently, that my blog has taken a back seat. I have been making things, but I forget to take pictures of them. I am fortunate enough to have the recipients of my projects to send me photos.

This cute darling girl named Arya was the focus of this shadow box. I had received dimensional flowers and I was saving to use on a shadow box. Added buttons to the center with a matching yellow badge on the photo completes the first frame. Girls are so much easier than boys to make projects for: flowers, butterflies and bright colors. In the last frame, the fold up flowers purchased from Sassafras' closing sale adds dimension really easily. I am just glad the recipients liked it.