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Hello and Happy JUNE to you.  I cannot believe half of 2015 is almost already in the books.  It seems the older I get, the faster time flies.  

I've been working on various projects for the past couple few months, and I'm sharing them here.  

These are Easter cards I created and sent to friends and family. A majority of the items I used are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).

Here are some various cards I created for the last couple months.  

Birthday card for Hubby, April, 2015
EK Success border punch, Inkadinkado stamp;
Stampin' Up greeting, CTMH Silver Shimmer Trim,
Card base: Sizzix Side Step Die by Lori Whitlock

Designed paper: from Paper Inspirations; (Issue 134)
Metal embellishment, & paper: CTMH,
Punched Dots on card holder top is EK Success border punch
Ribbon from Michaels.

Designer Paper: Issue 134 Papercraft Inspirations
Pink Dot glossy cardstock: Recollections
Ribbon for : Martha Stewart

Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Solid CS: CTMH;
Punched border: EK Success; Patterned paper and
Greeting: Papercraft Inspirations Issue 134.

Hummingbird stamp: Inkadinkado, embossed with
CTMH Gold embossing powder; Washi tapes, &
Glitter trim: CTMH.

Greeting: Pink By Design, "Perk Up", Paper & Embellishment:: CTMH;
Corner Chomper, WRMK, Image: Stampendous House Mouse Designs
Colored pencils, Memento Ink, and Sakura Glaze Pens. 
Greeting: "Perk Up" Pink by Design,
Paper: CTMH, Stamp: Stampendous House-Mouse Designs
Corner Chomper (for sentiment) We R Memory Keepers

I saw an adorable 'purse' my sister-in-law created.  She is a Stampin' Up demonstrator and I can order products from her shopping website.  FYI, Stampin' Up just released a brand new catalog the beginning of June, 2015. 

My sister-in-law sent me a link for a video tutorial
Patterned paper is from Stampin' Up. Solid paper & border punch are from CTMH.  Butterfly Brads are from, Hmmm....well, my BFF gave them to me a few years ago, and I'm not sure where she got them. 

This is my creation:

Side View

Front View

Close up of paper used.  Solid cardstock has an
embossed design on one side

My BFF's son graduated from high school on Thursday, May 21, 2015.  She had dental work done a few days before, and really felt awful while she was recuperating.  I offered to help with making some decorations for the party/BBQ she had after the ceremony.  I made 6 graduation boxes but I updated the year to 2015.  Two were large (one per 12x12" sheet) and four were small (2 per 12x12" sheet). These boxes were filled with assorted candy--Hershey Kisses, Micro Mini Snickers bars, & Starburst Fruit Chews.

One side of Graduation Box.
I changed the last digit from
a 3 to a 5.
Such a cute Graduation Cap!

I decorated the boxes with various graduation designs, such as the Jumping Grad Male, the diploma from Cap and Diploma set, and the cap from Grad Cap Flourish. I deleted the flourish, and just cut out the cap and tassel in different colors to piece together.  

Having the ability to change certain details to personalize shapes is an awesome feature that I enjoy about the Silhouette Design Studio software.  The possibilities are limitless with this particular program.  

I also made some banners for decorating the living room area of the house. I used my WeRMemoryKeepers (WRMK) Banner Punch Board.  This Punch Board was included in an HSN promotion bundle for their 1-2-3 Punch Board. The value of the contents is over $100 and I got it for just about half price. The banners are all the same size, and the punch board punches holes in just the right spot to string the lettered banner pieces. The letters were cut out using ESSIE, my Silhouette Cameo.  I used the colors of Red and Blue, which are his high school colors. 

Photo courtesy of Derrick Mathieson

Photo courtesy of Derrick Mathieson

Photo courtesy of Derrick Mathieson

I found a 10 minute tutorial called "Amazing Fold Card."  
You can view the video HERE.

Front of Amazing Fold Card
Inside of Amazing Fold card.
For my BFF's birthday, I created a Memo Board made with denim materials.  I found an awesome display at Michael's.  It's the MAKE MARKET brand.  I had a lot of fun creating this memo board for her and she uses it in her home office.  The brand offers paper flowers, denim pockets that are in a banner, cloth layered flowers, denim fabric tape, and denim ribbon.  I used  Beacon's 3'n'1 Adhesive to attach items to the board.  The fabric tape was just a lot of fun to use, since it adheres without any effort!  

Memo Board made from Denim 9x12"
panel found at Michaels.
Close of of denim flower on
3M clothespin

Two pockets to hold papers and pen.
Circle of flowers is metal
canning lid with magnet flower on it.

3M clothespins covered in Denim fabric tape.
Flowers, paper and cloth, adorn the
left side of the board.

Another use for the denim ribbon and tape was wrapping it around a tin can and lid I had saved.  I used Mod-Podge to seal it and make it water resistant.  I'll probably finish it by adding some more bling or denim embellishments to it.  

More projects to follow!  Happy Summer to you.