Saturday, June 30, 2012

For Mother

We finally get to celebrate "Mother's Day" with our mother.  We were not able to really celebrate with her on Mother's Day in May because she suffered a stroke on the 3rd Sunday in April.  The doctors and nurses took excellent care of her while she was in the hospital but she had some paralysis on the right side of her body.  She was transported to a health care & rehab facility and they did wonders with her and she was finally able to come home. She still has weakness in her right arm but, with the aid of a walker, she is mobile once again. 

Today we are all getting together to celebrate "Mother's Day" with her... her children... grands... great grands... great-great grands... we all plan to be there.  She turned 92 back in March and it is such a blessing to be in her presence.  This is the card I made for her.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Here is the card I made for my husband.  I found the Tutorial on the Paper Craft Planet website. Start with a 4 x 4 piece of DSP; Fold in half so that you end up with a triangle shape; Open triangle up and use the center crease as a guide. Fold pointed end of DSP to center crease. Repeat with other side and turn over. Your project should resemble a cone. Take the top end (small folded tip) and fold down about 1/2 of the way down; crease, take the point and fold back up... not all the way back to the top... leave about 1/16 of an inch. Your project should look like a cobra snake getting ready to attack. On the section where the point meets the edge, fold again. Turn project over again and fold each side in to meet the center. Tie is complete. For the shirt: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card stock; fold top down about 1-inch; open back up. Cut slit in on the fold on each side leaving about 1 1/2 inches uncut in the center. To make the collar, fold side flaps down, secure with glue dots, add brads and the tie. Attached to front of your card.