Thursday, July 30, 2009

Adoption Blog Button, how you can help! :D

I want to thank my awesome friend Jill! She and I have been friends since high school. I posted on FB asking if anyone knew how to make blog buttons. Not only did Jill come through for me, but she came through in a fabulous way! Our new button is on the right. Isn't it fabulous! She asked what it was I was wanting I told her something blue and brown like our pass along cards (see our other blog for that story). Using that as a referrence she came up with our awesome buttons. *big grin* Now, why am I telling you this? Because you can help us with our hope to adopt! That's right! All you need to do is right click on our button (I posted it above) and save it to your computer. Then go to your blog dashboard, click on layout, click on add gadget, click on add picture. A box will come up with a place to link and also a browse box. In the link area put in our blog address ( and then where it says browse, add the picture you just saved to your computer of our button. Then click save. It's that simple. Then everytime someone clicks on the button from your blog they will be sent to our blog and will be able to learn all about us. With your help to get the word out, we know our hope to adopt will become a reality!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Service Auction Recipe Tin

I recently made a recipe tin for a lady at church who won a custom one in a service auction. The colors she chose were red and purple. Bright colors aren't my thing and to add purple with it is a little Red Hat Society to me. So I was concerned with how it would turn out, but these were the colors she chose, so who was I to tell her no. I actually like how it turned out. I did bright red like she asked and then I used various shades of purple. Here is the end product:
And a closeup:
The ribbons:
Index dividers on the inside:
Recipe Card:
Not to bad huh? I was actually really pleased with the way the various shades all blended together. The index dividers were done in the recipe categories that the winning bidder wanted and then I did 2 blank dividers in case there were any others she wanted to add. I did 30 recipe cards for each category and 20 blank ones for each of the 2 blank categories. She was excited when I showed it to her so I was pleased. :D
The other service that I donated was a photo session with a CD of all the editted images. Little did I know that the winning bidder of that auction would be a professional photographer who wanted me to take photos of her whole family. We are talking her, her husband, 2 of their kids and their spouses (it was supposed to be all 3 kids and their spouses but 1 family was unable to make it) and 9 of their 10 grandchildren. That's right! 15 people in all! I was sooo nervous. First of all, she is a professional, second, 15 people! The largest group I have ever done was 8 at a wedding, and that was 4 years ago and all but 1 were adults! But this group was so fun to work with and because their mom/grandma was a professional, they were all used to photos and posed like the pros they are. It was great! I still need to edit the photos, so I don't have any to show right now, but I will show a few as as soon as I am done.

Anyhow, in addition to photo editing I am working on our "hey look, we've moved (again)" cards. We are set to move in just 6 weeks so I need to pack my stamp room. I want to get the cards made before we move because I don't know how many weeks it will be before I can unpack that room. So I will have those to share with you in the next week or so. Until then, I thought I would post this photo I took of my DD Tamara. She had to touch up her now red hair with dye and decided to go a little darker. It is now almost the exact color mine was when I was her age. :D

Monday, July 06, 2009

Creations by Tammy

So it's been a bit since I last blogged. Oops! I didn't mean for it to be that long. Truthfully I have spent no time in my craft room for the last 2 months almost. Although I need to make a recipe tin for someone at church (who won a custom one in a service auction our Releif Society -women's group- did last month) so I will be spending part of this week doing that. Who knows, maybe it will give my Mojo a boost because obviously my Mojo has taken a flying leap to somewhere unknown.

While I haven't been in my stamp room, someone has. :D My daughter decided to raid my stamp room and create something. She looked through my stash of ideas and found a photo wallet that I did ages ago.

I had no clue what she was doing until she finished. This was all her, with no help from me, not even to ask questions about where things were. :D I'm so proud! How cute is this?!!