Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another Kleenex Box Cover!

I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to get back here again! It's just been one thing after another trying to get moved in. We have sold our home 5 times in the past 2 months and 4 deals have fallen through for one reason or another. Appraisals are a nightmare in Arizona. It is a unreal what we have been through with the sale of our home there - and it's not over yet! We have tons of buyers and lots of decent offers...we just don't have good appraisers. I guess most of it has to be that 45 out of 60 homes in the Phoenix area are foreclosures so when you have a beautiful home in mint conditions...the lenders are very leary of it and are all over the appraisers to not appraise the homes for too high. It's crazy! We are now having to get a second appraisal on the last offer because the lender is suspicious! So, we live on pins and needles!
So, here is the other cover I made. These are just so easy and with lots of room for creativity - which you won't see here!!! You could really do some fancy embellishments and stamping on them but I was short on time so this is what I did. I just took some fancy papers with lots of glitz on them and cut them to fit. I added some rick rack trim and a ribbon. That's it! It is really pretty in real life but I used my old camera so it's not the best picture.
I have lots and lots of sewing projects coming up with a new house full of TONS of windows so that is where my time will be spent in the near future. Maybe I will post some of that when I get to that point! Hope you had a wonderful Mom's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day Gifts

Just found out on Sunday that Mother's Day is next week. I have not had time to keep up with those things lately so this one caught me by surprise - especially since I have to mail mine to the east coast. So, I quickly scrambled to find something to make and came up with these cute tissue box covers. I didn't do any stamping on them...just covered them with designer papers. The directions can be found in the resources section on Splitcoaststampers. They go together rather quickly too so that's always a plus for me! I will show you another one tomorrow - hopefully!