Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gifts from the heart Part 2

A couple of posts back I mentioned a twist on a paper bag mini! Well here you go. I was really wanting to make a mini, but I don't really have a lot of pics of the person I wast gifting it to. Also, she is 10 and a special needs child, so I wanted something fun and simple. I recently made a sticker chart for my daughter by laminating some scrapbook paper. You probably realize where I am going with this. I made a sticker book out of the mini!

What would be the pull out photo mats are now laminated and ready for stickers. And the paper covered surfaces are perfect for doodles and notes. I know Bridget will love this book. And of course I included various sticker sheets to get her started :)
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gifts from the heart <3 part 1

I really enjoy giving gifts I have made. Whether it is a simple card, an entire scrapbook or something in between. There is just something about giving, and receiving, handmade gifts that just doesn't compare to store bought.
In November 2008 a good friend of mine had her first child. I wanted to give her something extra special. At the time I was also pregnant (1st trimester) so it took awhile to finish. However I did get it done. I took a couple of photos of the finished product that I will share below.
My scrapping style is very simple. I like matching things, and using page kits. I do own a cricut expression, however I don't use it as much as I would like.
So now I leave you with a few photos of the 8 1/2 x 11 book I gave her.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring means flowers!

Ok so I just love making paper flowers. I discovered them one day when I was super stressed. And in the end I realized they are a great stress reliever, well when my daughter isn't climbing all over me. Today is my last day off from work for a few days and I wanted to enjoy it. I sat down, grabbed a handful of scraps and some tools. I just learned a new technique a few days ago and wanted to try it out. I cut several 8 point flowers out by hand. I layered them, and did a little "sloppy" inking. In the end I loved the product the colors ended up being more autumn than spring, but I still love it.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New things!

Good morning everyone!
Hey- just wanted to do a quick post to let everyone know new things are popping up in my Etsy shop everyday! Go and check it out.
Have a wonderful day and fun filled week!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hey to all of you Irish, and non-Irish :) I am partly, if not mostly Irish. My husband is at least half Irish. So anyway, I will be making corned beef and cabbage and potatoes for dinner tonight! Also at some point I plan on making a card or 2. Birthday cards to be exact. I will also be posting again with a great idea I had, and completed that involved a paperbag mini album. :) so check back later for more great stuff.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Kit for sale!

I just posted a new kit in my etsy shop! :) it feels good to be back in the game. Check out my video on YouTube
The theme is very fitting for this weekend. The kit is made up mostly of Graphic 45 paper from "The magic of Oz Collection"
Go check it out in my etsy shop, and my most recent video on YouTube for more details!

Friday, March 8, 2013

I'm jumping back in!

I know I have not posted in a long time. I apologize. This is basically just going to be updates!
1. I got a great new job! I am now a supervisor!
2. My daughter is on the potty training band wagon.
3. I am starting a new crafty endeavor!

1: At this moment I am currently working both jobs. 3 weekdays left until I am just doing the new one. I am a coordinator at a Drop-in Center for mental health consumers.
2.In late January Abbi started using the potty regularly. (Yay)! The downside was that we were leaving for vacation the next day. So we tried to keep it going through the trip. She did awesome....until we all came down with the flu while in NYC! Ugh! Needless to say her progress was delayed a bit and we are def still struggling. But I am still very determined to get it done by June!
3: My crafty endeavor will have to be a surprise.
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