Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Mish-Mash Weekend

I'd hoped to be a bit more productive yesterday (in my studio), but my mom & dad came out for the day.  Last year at the end of September, my mom and I spent the weekend making Peach Freezer Jam.  Of the 50 jars we made last year, I only had 5 left to gift or use.  So, yesterday Glen and dad spent the day watching the Michigan teams (Michigan & Michigan State) kick off and WIN their first football games of the season.  My mom and I made a quick trip to the local Yarn Store (she had a 20% birthday coupon to use - can't let one of those go unused!!) and then came back and started the Jam production.  14 pounds of peaches, 5 quarts of strawberries and 5 pints of raspberries we ended up with over 70 jars of freezer jam!!
Peach, Strawberry and Raspberry Peach.  Can you say YUMMO?!
And with Good Jam, I wanted to post the great cards that we did this week for Week #5 of our Good Friend Card Challenge.  The Challenge this week was 'Any Shape Card you'd like'.
The girls came up with fabulous cards - and it really did make us think OUTSIDE the box.  How fun!
Here's Rhonda's - Love the butterfly shape and texture.  Adorable!!!
Shelly's Card - Who wouldn't love to get this little holiday beauty in the mail??  You can check out the other photos and details (it's a gift card holder) on Shelly's Blog HERE.
And here's mine - A little fishing bag for one of the fishing kind of men in our family for his birthday.  The card was cut using design studio and a fishing 'bag' I designed.  The Buckle was cut from Fabulous Finds out of textured muted gold paper I found in my scrappy box.  The Fish were from Paper Dolls (I think....) and the hook they're hanging off of is actually an ornament hook from Joys of the Season.  The bag was textured with a cuttlebug embossing folder and then inked with Chestnut Roan ink.
Check out Shelly's blog for Week # 6 Good Friend Challenge.  Gearing up for the holidays!!
Have a great rest of your holiday weekend - ENJOY!
Happy Craftin'!


  1. Wow, Min! You got alot of canning done!! WTG!! All the DT's cards are just so creative and georgeous!! Love your fishing bag what a fun and clever idea!! Love that buckle, and the embossing!
    Hope you enjoy your Monday!!

  2. WOW...You have been BUSY!!! You are making me feel guilty!!! Love the butterfly card. Great job! Enjoy your day!

  3. Wow...what a lot of much done...good for you...and your MOM....great cards too...I adore the fishing bag!


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