My first project is a Valentine Card I made using the this week's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com.
I used my Cuttlebug to emboss all the panels. The image is from 'Cuddles and Hugs' by Melanie Muenchinger, sold at Gina K. Designs. I colored the image with Copics and mounted it up with dimensionals. I cut the hearts out with my Cuttlebug, sponged the edges, and stamped sentiments from MFT's 'Hearts Galore' set. Card stock colors are white, Pretty in Pink, and Real Red.
My next project are Valentine Gift Bags. I thought, if people bought one of my handmade gifts at the store, they'd need a pretty bag to put it in. I took plain, small, white Kraft bags and put a piece of white card stock on the front that was covered with Riding Hood Red Designer Paper from Stampin Up!. I used the Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, ribbon, and Cuttlebug heart dies for embellishment. The images are all either retired Stampin Up!, MFT "Hearts Galore', or something I picked up at a Local Scrap Booking Store whose name I no longer remember. LOL!
Finally, I made some little treat bags to just sit in a basket on the counter. The images are $1.00 stamps from Michaels. I used my Nestabilities to cut large scalloped squares, folded them in half and stapled them to a small treat bag. I wrapped a ribbon around to hide the staple, added my stamped image and some Cuttlebug hearts.
I had a wonderful time at my first day of work. I think I will really enjoy working there and also working with the other wonderful people there. I felt such peace and happiness at the Orientation meeting. Its hard getting back out into the 'Paid' work force after a twenty year absence, but I really felt I was completely in God's will and plan for my life yesterday. Finding a job in the midst of this terrible economy and job market was tough, and at times I questioned my own self-worth, but now I see God was 'holding this special job' just for me, because He knew it would be perfect for me. Praise the Lord!
Have a wonderful day! And may you be in God's perfect will for your life also! Amy