Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

This year I spent some time making some gift card holders inspired by the amazing Kathy Orta over at Paper Phenomenon. She is absolutely amazing.
 
 
 My dad is a big fan of Thomas Jefferson, so his got extra adornment of saying from the man himself. I included more on the inside as well, some about the importance of reading.
 
 I love to use these red berries as embellishments. Its inexpensive too, since you can buy them in bunches from the craft stores.
 
 Aren't these boxes adorable? I got them here.
 
 I've used old photos as cards for a while now...sometimes family photos and sometimes ones that are just too charming to pass up.
 
Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

Friday, November 29, 2013

File Folder Album

I decided to try a file folder album which I bound myself using the Bind-It-All.
 My daughter's regatta in Philadelphia was the perfect excuse to try a new project.
 They're a little out of order and there's a bit of a glare...
 ...but hopefully it'll inspire you to grab some file folders and give it a whirl!


 






 





Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Birthday!

 
 
 
It seems like in every family there is someone who
can't help but
count down the days until their birthday.
 
 
I know our family has one!
 
 
I got this idea from Heidi Swapp.
 
 
I knew I had to make one for our Birthday Girl!
 
 
I love how it turned out!
 
 
 
 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Thank goodnes the holidays keep rolling along...
 forcing me to get creative even though I don't have as much tims as I would like...

good things about the calendar!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

February

 
"Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day
my Valentine!"


Despite the dreary weather, there are plenty of crafting opportunities in February. Hope you got the chance to enjoy some too!






Monday, October 29, 2012

An Awesome Halloween Mini Album


Browsing around YouTube the last few nights gave me some great inspiration for this Halloween Mini. I really like the model I found here. This shows how I made the basic book.


From another crafty scrapper I got the idea to use these decorative brads and some bakers twine to close the book. It did turn out a little bulky, so I am glad I did!



There are tons of pockets in this mini, great for adding journaling or photos!




Some of these images came from Helga at Art Chix and some are from google images.






More secret pockets!





















One more secret pocket to go!


Hubby is telling me to shut down the computer before Hurricane Sandy does it for us, so I will end wishing you a Spooky Halloween!