A birthday card and a special gift for Ashleigh

Gloria 2010I just got back from our annual craft sale and I didn’t buy anything!! Well, I did spend a dollar for 20 sheets of design paper.Talk about restraint! A friend has been organizing this annual event for the past five years and it’s a great way for all of us crafters to declutter our craft rooms. . . so we can make room for more craft supplies. It’s an addiction, I tell you. And I AM HOOKED!

Anyway, I’ve been so busy crafting that I haven’t had much time to blog. For starters, I have regular card customers who keep me busy all year round. And, this year our family is celebrating some really exciting events for which I am making very special cards.

Frame_Ashleigh Cu 2012

My beautiful and completely wonderful granddaughter, Ashleigh, just turned 20 in May and is graduating from college on June 25.

I made her this little book, filled with pages of questions for her to answer–questions all about her! I titled it, “Me at 20.”

When she’s finished filling in all the answers she can tuck the book away and take it out again when she turns 25 or 30.

Ash 20th Birthday Mini-album

It will fun for her to see her “Me at 20” answers. The book contains questions such as, 1) what do you like best about yourself; 2) what was your favourite/worst thing about college; 3) who is your favourite singerand/or band; 4) what do you think is the best invention, ever; and 5) what could you do to make the world a better place. There were lots and lots of other questions, but these are just a few examples.

For this project I used my Zutter Bind-it-all, which I got at a going-out-of-business sale for $30, complete with a few boxes of the binding wires. Now, THAT is a deal!

Shown below is the title page.

Ash 20th Birthday Mini-album title page

Here is a sample page–this is page one, which gives her a place for a photo of herself at 20.

Ash 20th Birthday Mini-album page one



Here is the purse card I made for Ashleigh–another Silhouette Cameo project, and a great place to tuck a cash gift! The second photo below shows a close-up of the key that I attached to the handle of the purse because that’s where Ashleigh carries her keys, so she doesn’t have to dig through her GREAT BIG purse to find them!

Purse Card Front Purse Card CU of Key Purse card inside open

Happy Birthday, once again,  Ashleigh! Keep the celebration going as long as  you can!!

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