Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Blog Hop Weekend

Whoo hoo .... SU Stars October Blog Hop is here!!!!

Welcome, welcome, welcome ... Happy Fall. y'all ... and here we all are once again, sharing our projects with you! I hope you enjoy our creations ... you may have come here from Nancy's blog at  (don't you just love what she does with paper and ink!!) ... or you may be starting with me (because you like to regularly see what I am up to), in which case you will either want to follow all the stops until you make the rounds back to me, or you may want to go to our website at  and start from the beginning. Whatever way you decide on, make sure you leave comments - we all love to read what you think about what we have created.

This month's theme is Thanksgiving OR Thanks ... so I did both. The story behind the post-it-note holder is this: I was using mine from my purse at a restaurant, a gal sitting at the nearby table saw it and asked me where I got it. Of course I told her I made it, and she asked me to make her a few. Well, I ended up making 27 for a luncheon she was hosting .... when I gave them to her, I included a thank you card - and she wanted me to make 27 of them for her friends too. Whew ... and I even got them done in time to get ready for our trip!

Yes, we are on our way to Disney World for a week - I will of course be checking in on all the blogs participating in the hop while there - can't miss that! Whatever did we do before cell phones, laptops, IPods, etc., etc. Hard to remember sometimes what we did way back then!

Anyway, on to my projects ... I used our Autumn Spice designer paper, cardstock was Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla or Confetti White ... first is my post-it-note holder - fun to make, fun to use and make great little gifts too.

I made two different cards for her since I was running low on the Autumn Spice paper that she liked the best. These are Criss-Cross Pocket cards - love the pull out card to write on - also fun to make and give!  The most efficient way to make these is to use both sides of coordinating designer paper instead of using the same print ... but my customer wanted it like this, so ... I cut and adhered strips of c/s on the edges to set it off.  There are sooooo many ways to make this card different! 

I hope you enjoy these projects ... the lady was very happy and said she will order more for Christmas for another dinner she hosts ... glad I put my info on the back, hope this means additional business for me!

Now your next stop is Raissa's blog at     And, if you get lost or find broken links somewhere, you can always go back to our website at  and find the complete list.   Don't you just love these creative and talented ladies taking part in our blogs!!

Everyone take care, be good to others, and I will try to post more frequently - I just get busy with life and forget it, know what I mean??!!

God Bless you all, Shirley

Your thought for the day:  God is never late, but always on time.  Remember, His Will, His Way, His Time ...


Jackie L Watson said...

Great cards and projects. Clever use of a small amount of DSP. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Your cards are great. I love how the colors are so well coordinated in the dsp.
Theresa in Kitimat

lisa808 said...

Lovely post-it note holder and cards.

NWFlamingo said...

I especially like the criss cross design. It is different from "the usual".

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Beautiful Cards!!! thank you for sharing with us. Hugs and blessings,
Martha Lucia Gomez

Anonymous said...

have a wonderful it all!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Love these, Shirley! Hope you are having fun down here in the sunshine state. The weather is soooo nice.

Brenda Hugar said...

These are super. Love the criss-cross cards with the pull out to write on. TFS

Veronica said...

Very pretty, Shirley. Thanks for sharing.

Raissa Spatola said...

I was away this weekend, so I'm just getting around to the hop. Very nice cards, very creative! I think I have to get that paper! TFS!
Rubber hugs,