Monday, September 26, 2011
A friend from work just got married. She used the colors green and brown in her wedding so I also use them on her card. This card was made using a pattern that I saw on an Australian scrapper's blog. If you are interested, just let me know and I will forward her info to you.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Ok, If you know me then you also know that I am an absolute nut about organizing my receipts at Christmas time! I can't tell you how many times I purchased gift items that didn't fit or were damaged and couldn't find my receipt to return them. A few years ago I decided that had to STOP, so I set about trying to force myself to get organized for the holidays. Now every year I make some sort of cute little receipt holder and I am diligent about putting my receipts in the correct spot. Problem solved :-) (well at least one of my problems is solved - LOL)
This receipt holder is 9 inches wide and 4 inches tall. It is about half an inch deep and has four pockets inside to hold my recieipts. The little tabs are labeled (I used letters instead of names this year) and It has been decorated just to make me feel happy. I usually leave the receipt holder somewhere that I have easy access to (like my glove box or on top of the refrigrator) and everyone knows that they are under penalty of death if they move it or examine the contents.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I made this scrapbook page using some papers from a K & Company paper pad. I was experimenting with making my own buttons and decided to incorporate one into this page. I also enjoyed layering up the different colors and textures to make the flowers for this page. I have a great picture of my son and his girlfriend that I plan to use on this page.
Hope this inspires you to make something creative with your own stash!
On our recent cruise to New England and Canada we visited Maine and learned all about catching lobster. Did you know that each lobsterman has his own buoy colors?Those colors are used to identify where a fisherman has set his traps. I cut the lobster for this scrapbook page using the Cricut cartridge called Pack Your Bags. I cut the buoy by hand and had a blast distressing it to look like the real buoys we saw.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Last night my plan was to finally clean off the desk in my craft room. Well, I found a cute little mini envelope and the whole plan got derailed! Next thing you know I was making a mini Halloween Card from the scraps that were lying around me. I had a great time and I know just who's going to get this card but I must confess - The desk is still a mess!!
Hope you enjoy today's project and that it inspires you to do something creative with the stuff in your stash :-)