Some Heart to Heart, a Dutch Dare Does Double Duty and Boy, Do I Need to Clean Up My Work Table!

I finally finished my card for Carolyn King's Heart to Heart (be still my beating heart) Blog Candy Extravaganza Giveaway (yeah, I came up with that name). The card is going to my mom--she has a lovely neighbor named Lucy who is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's. Lucy doesn't have any children or grandchildren to help her out and there isn't anyone in her extended family who makes sure she remembers to eat and pay her bills. So, my mom takes her dinner every night and spends some time with her. Lucy usually remembers who mom is and she's always very grateful. She's the nicest lady and she has lived in my mom's apartment complex for longer even than my mom has, over 20 years probably. I've known her for about 16 years and I say a pray for her everyday. The saddest thing is to see when she gets that moment of clarity, she still gets them, and she realizes that she has to have help--you can see her inner struggle. So this card is for my mom.

This next card is for the Dutch Dare challenge this week. The challenge was to make a card for a boy or a man. My friend's nephew is turning 11 tomorrow and Caitlin and Collin are going to send this card to him in the mail. Kids LOVE to get mail. I know, the robots have rhinestones...I had to, shut up! :)

Finally, the aforementioned friend has a wedding to go to tomorrow and she asked me to make an accordion album for the bride--the pictures she gave me weren't the greatest, so I decided to make two smaller picture thingies (help, word please?). I love how these turned out! The bride is a real girlie girl, she'll love them.

See the mess underneath my card photos? I need a bulldozer, I've been working on so many projects with no time to clean up in between. Also, I've used about 20 bucks worth of GLUE this week...can someone help me with a cheap glue the isn't messy and actually sticks? Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm going to try to get the 10 cards I designed for HoneyD photographed and edited tomorrow.

thank you so very much: PTI kraft, SU! red, Cosmo Cricket patterned, American Crafts rub-on sentiment

you're cool: PTI kraft, Ampad black, Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo PP, Doodle Factory Sentiment


Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Yay, some projects finally you busy girl!! Lookin' good!

I like Mono Multi, use it for almost everything now. It sticks great (read: do NOT stick your stuff down unless you are quite sure that's where it's staying), a LITTLE goes a LONG long long way and it's cheap -, $1.99 per bottle, free shipping with $25.

Karin said...

Wauw, you've been busy.
I love the little robots and DP.
thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

Have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin


Wow mary you really have been keeping busy, I love the cards you've made, very funky. Hope you are okay my friend, and not working too hard. Hugs Linda x

Allison said...

They look fav is the accordion album!

Dawn said...

Brilliant cards - love the robots with their gems!!

Heather the Mooselover said...

Great artwork!
My stamp table could stand the bulldozer too- send it my way when you are done!

Jennifer Love said...

Oooh! FUN! I love all of these! I need to clean OUT my craft-sty. Wanna come help? hehe

Bev said...

Oooh fantastic work Mary Dawn - just love the accordion book.

I've been busy reorganising my craft room as well - what a yukky job and am I ever glad it's all done and sorted, now I just wish I could remember where I have put things lol

hugs Bev x

Dawny P said...

Hi Mary Dawn. LOVE these hunny and I do hope your mums neighbour is ok xxx Bless your mamma for taking care of her xxx

Re the glue, I use photo glue cos a) it sticks fabulously b) you get about 5 minutes of playtime with it before it dries so you can check everything is straight and c) if you get it on something, it just wipes clean away. Awesome stuff -I use loads of it and use it in all my classes. Everyone I have told about it loves it and now uses it. I am the photo glue queen lol xxx

Amanda Sewell said...

I don't know if you have ever used redline tape -- but it sticks forever! I love it and is not messy at all! It is not glue per se, but sticky stuff that is great for cards! Jody ( always has shares going to get some and the price is fantastic. . . maybe try that :)