Sunday, June 24, 2012

If you give a girl a lighthouse

 I have been a crazy woman in my studio these last 24 hours!  I've had today's post in parts for a lil' bit now and DH reminded me that he needed the cards for Monday.  So I finally got to work. :)
These are for Administrative Assistant Day.  Yeah I know it was a LONG time ago, but it isn't my fault.  DH has had to travel so much that he had to postpone their luncheon somehting like twice already!  It worked out well for me though. :)  These are stamps from JustRite and are band spankin' new to me as of last week.  Couldn't get the stamps and not get the coordinating dies now could I?  It would be breaking up a family- and I'm not about to break up a crafty family. LOL!
I tried to make them the "same but different" so it dodn't look like he was playing favorites with anyone.  Also we bought treats for everyone that were "same but different" and I was trying to coordinate with the treats.
Have you ever read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?  Well the title of this post comes from the fact that I decided I had my own little mouse experience.  It started when I decided that I HAD to frame the lighthouse with the same color as each card base.  That meant die cutting into card bases.  And that meant I should make window cards.  And that meant I would want to frame the windows.  And then I forgot that the window I cut couldn't be framed with the frames I made because the hole was too big.  And that meant I had to figure out new ways to use the shapes I cut.  So I have something like 5 other projects that came out of this one.  Some are photographed already and you will be seeing a bunch of them this week. :)
There are 7 Administrative Assistants in his group, but I made 8 because I forgot that when we bought treats we got an extra in case he forgot someone by accident.  Each box of candy has a chocolate seashell, seastar, or lightouse, and a bunch of  candy coated chocolate "beach rocks".  Believe-it-or-not I made each card to match the colors of the "beach rocks" in each box.  I know, I know, OCD table for one right this way! 

 Hope this made you smile today!  See y'all tomorrow with the next installment of If you give a girl a lighthouse.  'Til then happy sails to you!


  1. Those are so very pretty!!

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    I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  2. How cute are these gifts? and with the coordinating cards makes it so special. I'm sure the assistants will appreciate that. I would have to make them match too, btw.

  3. These are wonderful and I love that you coordinated them with the gifts! Can't wait to see what happens next and the conclusion to your story!


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