Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Batteries are a good thing....

DD is a goddess on her pedestal tonight! She brought me in some camera batteries, and I can finally post what I've been doing this week instead of challenges!

The first pictures are of some thank you notes that I made for the new mommy and daddy.

There were SO many scraps of paper, that it seemed sinful not to use them for something.

So... I took some Ivory Wasau CS, and some Ivory envelopes and made some cards with the scraps. (Lisa, are you reading this??? Windy City Stamper??? I USED SCRAPS!!! The sound you are hearing is me patting myself on the back!

I then took some blue and brown CS and made a box for them. The lid is scalloped with a Martha Stewart edge punch. I could absolutely NOT get the lid exactly right, thus the strip across the top to hold the ribbon in place to hold the stinkin' box lid on!!! Lol... Whatever works!

The gorgeous basket was made for me by a friend from work, Paige Reid, for my retirement. The nugget favors fit into it beautifully. A piece of 2" dotted ribbon tied it all together.

Again, the photo's just seem dim to me. The colors are so pretty IRL, and I'm a little disappointed with the pics. I'm working on an outside spot, so hopefully if it ever stops raining, and the tornados run their course, that will work better!

DD is in charge of the food for the shower, so except for a couple of easy peasy games, I think I'm done!

Hope I have not bored you all to tears! Thanks so much for looking!

On a personal note... My countdown is at 14 work days now. It's very bittersweet. I'm itching to get started cleaning and painting and fixing things here at home, but at the same time, it's breaking my heart to think of leaving the kids that I work with. To some of them, I'm like the 'mom' they have never known. Anyway, the days are flying by, the tears are falling, I'm giddy with excitement, and frozen with fear over what the next phase of my life will bring.

Arghhhhh....enough of that dismal, depressing, boo-hooey stuff! Life is good!
(except that the power has gone off 3 times while I've been trying to save this!!!)

Have a wonderful night, dear friends!

If any of our Wisconsin family is reading, we had such a nice visit this weekend! Loved seeing each of you - BIG hugs!!!

Patti J.
~Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant...


Barb said...

Everything looks just wonderful, Patti! The box is really cute and I love all of the paper piecing on the cards!!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful and looks like a lot of work, but you've done it so nicely.
Very well done!
Hugs xx

AmethystCat said...

great idea for a shower gift - the cards are adorable! Aren't you lucky to get such a great basket?! Love it! And, the nugget boxes are wonderful! Good job on using scraps!

Crystal said...

Wow this looks amazing!! What a beautiful set!!!

Caryl P said...

Oooh I love that box for the thank you cards. I always give my SIL cards in a random bag I have. Since she's not having a shower for baby#2 I may need to step up my game on the cards with no other projects looming. Fabulous work, love that you used the scraps!

Michele Kovack said...

WOW! The thank you's and the nugget boxes are FABULOUS!!!! Beautiful work!

Bridgett Owens said...

You've done an amazing job on everything! I love it all!!! I am excited for you to start the new chapter of your life but I can understand how it would be bittersweet!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Such cute cards, Patti! I love the way you paper pieced those sail boats. Perfection! What a wonderful shower it will be.

I know the countdown to retirement is full of mixed feelings, but I know for a fact that when we look back on times like these, we see how it took us to a new and better place in our lives. God knows what He'd doing!

xOx Lisa

Unknown said...

Wow, great job with everything! Everything is beautiful!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hey girl, email me the regular way because I lost your email address and I can't find it on your blog!

Lisa (

Nilla said...

Wow, this is beautiful, you've made a great job with the box!! Now I will read more carefully what you wrote!! Hugs Nilla