Tuesday 12 April 2011



Gotta say that it's been a pretty super day today: my dad has finally been discharged from hospital! Yup, got to take him home today without having to think about taking him back! We're so happy about the news; eternally grateful for the care he's received and although we know it's still a long journey until he fully recovers, at least this is a step in the right direction :)

Wanna know something else pretty cool?! My inky supplies have busted their way outta prison their boxes! Hooray! We've got the Easter Holidays approaching next week so it's gonna be two weeks of some serious inking for me!

But enough babbling about super news, I'm guessing you're here to see a project, right?

Gift of Thanks

Thanks to the fellow crafty peeps for pointing out that these qualify for the fabulous Gift Wrap Challenge over on Moxie Fab World! (There's still time for yourself to enter too as it ends on April 21st)

These tags form part of a thank you gift for two super inky friends of mine and also fit nicely for our challenge on our PTI blog (Yes, I know I'm a week late sharing it here on the blog, nevertheless there's still a week left to enter!) We want you to be inspired by spring (even though it actually feels like summer at the moment!) and get inky! I'll 'fess up that I made these tags as a thank you a little while before we moved, so just imagine those flowers as daffodils and we're OK! *wink*

I also went ahead and created a li'l card to go with each thank you:


So why not let spring take your mojo on an adventure and join in the fun? Your project needs only one PTI product on it to qualify!

Rights then, I'm now off to dare and venture through my Google Reader. With 1000+ posts to catch up on it could be an all-nighter but at least I'll have had a good dose of inspiration for my mojo. :D

Thank you so, so, much for stopping by - promise to catch up with y'all very soon!

Catch ya later!

Project Deets
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Daily Designs Sentiments - PTI
Ink: Rich Cocoa - Memento/Versamark/Fresh Snow - PTI
Cardstock: Kraft
Patterned Paper: Dotty Biscotti - PTI
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz & Hawaiian Shores Grosgrain Ribbon and Buttons, Beautiful Blooms Die, Tag Sale #1 Die, Twine - PTI/'Chompy' - Corner Chomper/Cuttlebug


Brandi said...

Glad to hear about your Dad. Not sure what happened but wishing you all the best of luck. Your cards are so cute. I just love PTI dotty biscotti!

Agnieszka said...

Finally! good to see you back in action! :)

Isha Gupta said...

Lovely Tags and cards Aimes. I am so glad your Dad is back home. Enjoy n have fun during the Easter holidays.

Debby said...

Welcome back! So good to "see" you are out and about again. Hope all the boxes are banished now. Love the tags and the cards for that matter!

Emma said...

Yay! Aimes,

So happy for you that your pappa is coming home!

Yay! too for the liberation of your crafty stash - goodness I have missed your happiness. Absolutely gorgeous creations and well if that ain't the most scrumptious combo - polka dots and kraft - yum, yum!

Marisa said...

LOL, loved your title :) So glad to hear your dad is out of hospital and you now have your creative goodies at your finger tips! Great tags and cards. Happy stamping :)

Terri said...

That is great news! So happy for both of you! Glad to hear you have your crafty stuff back again. Cute cards and tags too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the tags, you should enter them in the Moxie Fab gift wrap challenge!

Karen B. said...

Those are some yummo color combinations!

Lynn said...

Wonderful, wonderful news about your dad! So happy for him and your entire family! And we are so happy that YOU'RE BACK! Great tags...and we've missed you out here in blog land! Enjoy your upcoming holidays!!

Torico said...

I'm so glad to hear about your Dad!
Your tags and cards are so pretty!:)

Amy Kolling said...

Glad to hear your dad is out of the hospital! That's got to be a good feeling! Your tags and matching cards are just so sweet. Don't worry about your GR, people will understand. I just had to hit the "read all" button. :(

Jen W. said...

Pleased to hear that both your dad and your craft stash are free! :) Love those cards - that dotty paper is awesome!

~amy~ said...

Great news about your Dad!!!!!!!!!

Great little giftie sets!!!! Sooo good to see ya blogging!

Maureen said...

Good news all around, Aimes!! So glad to hear about your dad...your family must just be ecstatic!! What sweet little tags...how do you get Hawaiian Shores to show up so well? I have to major edit mine!! It's tricky!! Sounds like you are settling into your new home and making the stamps get settled into the new digs :) Keep us updated!! hugs :)

Christine Blain said...

Totally adorable cards and tags; you just have the magic touch!! Great news about your Daddy-o, too - that's wonderful!

Laurie said...

Hey girlfriend! SO happy to see you and so happy to hear about your dad! I am glad you a chance to get crafty! Your packages are so cute and I love the matching cards!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Lovely tags and cards, Amy! Have you considered linking them up to the Gift Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World? If you are interested, here is the link: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/04/350-cards-gifts-week-gift-wrap.html

And such good news about your dad. I hope his health will continue to improve! :)

Unknown said...

I am happy to hear your super news! And glad to see what you've created lately, very cute! I like the way the color pops agains the kraft.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So happy that your dad is finally home and on the mend. Cute cards and I'll bet the 'stamping supplies' are happy to be free too!

Nerina said...

What GORGEOUS packages Aimes! Love the matching cards too - your colours just sing together! I'm soooooo happy to hear about your Dad! It's been such a long road for your family ... and I hope you have permanently inky fingers for 2 weeks straight! :0)!

Andrea M said...

WOOOHOOOO!!!! Can you hear that all the way from Canada?!?! YAY!! I am so happy for you and especially your Dad!!! AWESOME NEWS!!!
Your cards, tags and packages look FABULOUS! Fun colors and beautiful as always girl!!! So glad some of your crafty materials were freed from boxes too!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey again, Amy! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab World shout out for this set.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Super tags and wrap!!! Found you on the Moxie Fab blog:)

IamDerby said...

Great news about your dad and beautiful projects!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Praise God your Dad is doing much better! Love what you have done with the Moxie Fab Challenge Amy! Love the natural of the brown packaging paper with the sleekness of the ribbon and colours you decided to use. Amazingly created!

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