Saturday, February 23, 2013

Birthday Surprises

February 21st was my birthday!  It was a nice day too.  Actually, it's been a nice week.  For my birthday I received the Project Life set and it is so fun.  I have been messing around with photoshop, learning how to add journaling to my cards and getting it all put together.  I really love the idea and will share some of this on a later post.
I have felt very blessed because of the overwhelming show of love and acknowledgement from friends and family.  A few days before my birthday I received a fun and crafty surprise from my good friend Anne.  Look what she made me!
And look what was stuffed inside??  Yay!  Craft supplies!
I took the day off on my birthday and enjoyed some me time.  My oldest son took me to lunch and then I spent the afternoon working on some project life stuff.  The next day when I went back to work, my team presented me with this lovely bouquet.  They smell divine!
Today, my husband is back in town and we will go to one of our favorite places to eat for dinner and my new furniture arrives too!
It's been a good week!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

It's been awhile since I posted here, but I wanted to share my Valentine's Day box with you.  On top of all my other duties as a lead at work, I have also been assigned the task of Activities Director there.  It's a huge undertaking for 180+ people, but I will give it a whirl!  Our first activity this year was to design our own Valentine's Day box to share Valentine's cards in.  You know, like back at school.  No biggee.  YES it is!!
But not to be outdone, I put on my thinking cap and came up with this:

It's kind of fun!  Hot glue and a whole lot of conversation hearts!  I started with an old round wooden box I picked up at a garage sale for a quarter.  I cut a slot in the top and covered it in pink paper.  I used some washi tape around the slot edges.  Then I glued on hearts.  It really wasn't that hard of a project.  And it looks adorable, I think.  To finish it off, I sprayed the box with a sealant so that the hearts wouldn't crumble away (or no one would start licking on it).
With all the activities for Valentines Day going on at work I used my cricut to cut out a bunch of hearts.  I had all these sheets laying around my craft room, and look what my sweet husband did!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!