Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Sad Farewell to Luci

My daughter, Jackie, is 16. She is an amazing person and I love her with all of my heart and soul!! Her boyfriend, Kyle, is also an amazing kid. They are so cute together!

Last week, Kyle's dog Luci had to be put to sleep. She had some recurring health issues and they felt it was the best thing for her. Such a selfless decision, probably one of the hardest to make!!

I made this sympathy card for Kyle and his family. There is no stamping involved. The picture is from when Luci was just a baby. She was a Boston Terrier and a great dog. Even Jackie, who isn't a dog person, loved her!! I know Kyle misses her every day.

This shows the inside of the card. The sentiment, inside and out, is printed on vellum cardstock. I found the poem from a pet website, can't find it again to link, though?!?! Grr!!! Hate when that happens.

Here's what the poem says...


Our animal friends teach us more than we expected,

And loved us more than we could have hoped.


That's why we miss them more

than we could have imagined.

With Sympathy and friendship,

especially during this time of loss.

Thanx for visiting!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pool Party!

One of my friends commissioned me to make some party favors for her family picnic. I love doing 3-D items!

I love the Boxy Bag that Jody Morrow had on her blog.... They were so easy to make and turned out adorable, if I do say so myself! haha!!

I used a retired SU! Set for these, Life's a Breeze. It's a set I've always like, but didn't buy until it was retiring. Anyone else do that? Also, my Upline used it in a Shoebox Swap we did at our last meeting. It's true what they say, if you get a product in your hands and use it, you're more likely to buy it!! I also used some retired SU! DSP, Jersey Shore.

Thanx for visiting!

Friday, August 29, 2008

42 Years and Going Strong!

This is my first attempt at a shaker card. I made it for my FIL and MIL's 42nd Wedding Anniversary back in July. They are amazing people that have been like parents to me. I can not imagine my life without them!!

I'm slowly finding my way around Blogger. If anyone has any hints/tips, I would love to hear them!!

Thanx for visiting!

What's in it?
  • Stamps: Holiday Blitz
  • Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
  • Ink: Rose Red
  • Acc: Acetate, Micro Beads, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" and 3/4" Circle Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stapler

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Give Me Five!

Well, I've finally done it ....jumped off the cliff into Blog Land! Please be gentle as I make my way around. I visit so many fabulous blog every day, I'm a bit intimidated!

This is the perfect card for my first post. I made it for my friend Anna's little boy, Elam. He's three years old and just learned to say, "Give me five" in English. Anna is one of my best friends and is also Amish. We met a little over a year ago and I adore her and her family!!

The reason this card is perfect for my first post is that all of my Amish friends call me Shayna Bay, not Shawn. Long story...but the nickname has stuck and those closest to me now call me Shayna Bay...which explains the name of my blog.

I hope you enjoy visiting and checking out what's going on in my little corner of Blog Land. I'm a little nervous, but excited too! Here's hoping you get some inspiration from me ...just as I have from the fabulous blogs I visit each day!!