One Sheet Wonder Teacher’s Gift

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jun 18, 2007 in Cards, Crafts

Right before we went camping this weekend, the UPS man arrived with my new Stampin’ Up! supplies – I just HAD to take some with me to play with! 😉

I decided to make a gift for Matthew’s second grade teacher since tomorrow is the last day of school. I saw some great ideas on SplitCoastStampers for a little tote and card set that’s a great gift idea.

I used the new Brocade Background paper along with two of the new In Colors for 2007- Groovy Guava and River Rock. Oooh – and I got to use some of the new rhinestone brads too – it was too much fun!

Here’s the tote:

Considering that I was working with limited supplies (and room in a small camper during a thunderstorm) – I think it’s really cute!

Inside are 9 cards and envelopes made from one sheet of the designer paper.

Please excuse the quality of these photos – my camera was acting goofy tonight.

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Baroque Motifs stamp set coming out in July!!!!!!

You can find more examples and templates for One Sheet Wonders here.

I hope she likes the gift…


Final Weekend at Otter Lake

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jun 18, 2007 in Family Stuff

This was the last of our three weekends at Otter Lake Camping Resort in the Poconos – and it was wonderful once again!  The weather was actually a little chilly and we had a few thunderstorms pop up out of nowhere (we had some crazy hail with one of the storms), but we still had a great time.

Emily and I went on a fire truck ride, then we rented a boat again (just Mike and the kids this time):

Isn’t that a pretty lake?  I was on the shore with Daisy who was finally brave enough to go in the water – resulting in a very wet doodle…

She was quite the center of attention at the campground this weekend – even more than normal.  SO many people stopped us and asked what kind of dog she is.  And I guess she was just ASKING for attention when she stood at the edge of our campsite wagging her tail at everyone who walked by. 

Matt and Emily brought their scooters and had fun riding up and down the hills (and speedbumps) in the campground.  There was only one minor injury (a skinned knee on Matt) which is remarkable for as fast as they were going! 

We also had a great lunch at a Mexican restaurant nearby and I managed to load up on some Vacation Bible School supplies at the local Odd Lot Outlet.

In fact, we enjoyed the campground so much that we tossed around the idea of perhaps getting a seasonal spot there someday.  Certainly not this season, but maybe in a few years.

As soon as we got home, it was so HOT that we broke down and put our window air conditioners in – this is the longest we’ve lasted without them.

Now we’re home for a few weeks until we camp again at Big Timber Lake for a whole week in July…


Another letter box…

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jun 18, 2007 in Crafts

I posted the instructions for this box in a previous post, but I just made another one for a submission and thought I’d share a few photos with you.

Here is the box closed:

And here is the box open:

I put a few small treasures inside – an old photo and a vintage heart charm.

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