Friday, October 7, 2011

Baby Scrapbook Album

I'm making a scrapbook for my friend Kathleen who is going to be a grandma next month. Its her first and her daughter is having a girl. I'm so excited for her because shes joining the grandma club and now I have someone to buy girlie clothes for! After 5 years of ruff & tumble little boy blue, I get to venture into the pink side of the store aisle. And honorary Great-Aunts get to buy lots of pink stuff! Here are a few of the pages I made for Kat's 8x8 book.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A couple more Smash Books

I have finally started crafting again. Summer is always hard for me to get motivated to craft. My craft room is upstairs and its way too hot up there. The heat saps my energy and all my brain cells, so no crafting for a couple of months. Also, the One Hour Challenge over on the Cricut MB took a break and they were a big part of my crafting mojo. We are starting up again today and Im ready with some projects. I made 2 smash books last week, one for the daughter of a good friend, she started High School last week. I used Varsity Letter, I love the font, and Indie Art. The 2nd is for my niece, I used Home Decor. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Crafting Buddy

I haven't been able to get any crafting done this week because Allen and I got a new addition to our empty nester family. Her name is Pepper, as in Chili's. We were having lunch there last Saturday and noticed a woman with some puppies on the corner. After driving by a few times we decided to stop and see what they were and fell in love. Now shes turning our lives upside down which is what we really needed. Shes going to be my walking partner when shes older and hopefully wont tear up my craft room too much. Im going to have to clean it up before she can go in there.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Smash Book

Smash Books have become very popular and the newest scrappy craze. They are basically journals, but what I like about them is that they encourage your creative side as well as jotting down your thoughts. I made these books for my sisters. I used a sketching pad that I bought at Michaels, my friend Suzanne shared this idea, thanks Suzanne. I like them because the paper is blank and thicker than a composition book, great for gluing, embellishing & writing. I covered the front, added embellishments and started a few of the pages for them.


Recipe Book

I made these Apron recipe books for my sisters and Mom. Ive seen them on-line and at SplitCoastStampers (my thanks to them all). I made the shape myself because I couldn't find one in any of my cricut cartridges. I used chipboard for the outside covers and thicker cardstock for the inside pages. Its 9 x 6 with the arms traced and cut, then all the other pieces traced/cut. Punched holes at the top and used eyelets. I assembled all the pages, made pockets for the recipe cards and decorated them and the cover. Used ribbon to bind them and a long piece at the waist to tie in back to keep it closed. I've seen these bound at the sides with a bind it all or cinch.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another Elegant Edges card

I made this quick card with scraps. I liked this flower cut, it looks like a sunflower, warm & sunny.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Elegant Edges

Its been a while since my last post, I've had computer problems and busy with grandkid end of the year stuff. Hopefully I can get back on track with crafting now that the boys are out of school. I recently got the Elegant Edges cart and it is definitely one of my favorites. It has the best cuts for making a card base, lots of frames and borders too. I made this card for a friends wedding. Fast and easy.