Wednesday, December 12, 2007

That Face

Gracie at 3 1/2 yo. What pinchy little cheeks she has! I just want to squish her and kiss her.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Love this project!

My Christmas tree is done in blue, white and silver so I did these in that color scheme too. This was so fun to do--I made these today. No kit, no pattern, just saw a picture in a catalog and made my own, so I have no resources to share, sorry.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

More gifts

Love this clipboard calendar idea by Leah Fung. Check it out here: Episode 59.

Clipboard gift for my dad. He is a pigeon fancier and has raised pigeons since he was a kid. He now judges bird and pigeon shows all across the country and in Canada. I was given this little bird die as a gift and had to use it for this project.

Another gift
This part is my own invention. Knowing my dad, he will lose the remaining calendar pages so I made this little pocket to hold the Feb-Dec calendars. :)

Christmas gifts

These are Starbuck's frappucino bottle. You can find a similar idea using a 6-pack by EK Success (see Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine, Nov/Dec 07)

This one is for the mail lady

Gift for the neighbors.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Summer Vacation 07

Grace getting ready to go fishing with grampa this summer. Title is the new QuicKutz alphabet, Snowday, which comes with the 2x2 Holiday Gift Set. I love this fun alphabet!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Like Father Like Son

Randy had just finished building Christopher's gun cabinet. Here they are checking out one of Christopher's over 26 guns.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Dude! You've Got Hair

This is the longest Jeffery's hair has ever been. (See previous layout LOL) We've buzzed his head since he was about 2 years old and one day it occured to us that we had no idea what his hair even looked like! LOL He decided to grow it out over the summer to see if he liked it. Here he had just stuck his head in the sprinkler and spiked up his hair. Looking spiffy in his wet tee shirt, spikey hair and cool shades! ;)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Rolodex Reminder

Leah Fung teaches this class at Scrap-a-Faire. Isn't this the cutest little thing? I love mine. It sits right here next to my computer. :) I made this one last spring during SAF1.

These are just a few of the inside pages. Sorry for the blur....they are kind of lumpy and makes the scan a little wonky.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Checkbook Cover

I didn't have a checkbook cover. Just the clear vinyl thingy, so my checkbook was pretty ugly. But my account is also pretty empty most of the time so I thought I'd use my cover to advertise. Think maybe this will help? ;) TFL

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Scrap Tracker 2008

I'll use this to track all my scrappy projects. I didn't alter the actual calendar, I just made a cover to fit in the sleeve. In the past, I've adhered the cover to the calendar but this time I didn't do that so if I still like this one when 2010 rolls around, I can just switch out the pocket calendar and leave the cover. Anyhoo..... here it is. QK alphas and Pressed Petals rubons. TFL!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Logan loves his camo sunglasses. What a cutie pie, huh?

Scary .... not so much

This is the extent of our Halloween decorating this year. The spider pumpkin was fun and a lot easier than carving, just for something different.

Gracie's Socks

Even before she was 3, Grace was already forming her own fashion sense. Here she is a month before her 3rd birthday in her favorite fashion accessory....witch socks, as we called them. LOL These were her very favorite! She wore them with everything.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mini books

Cute little mini books I made this weekend. Each book is about 5 1/2 inches and has ten blank pages. These are so fun to make!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Bind it All Card Organizer

For the base of the book, I used three Making Memories mini-book pocket page inserts. Each page pocket has a lined page for names, dates, events, and in a font fitting that month. Karen Foster calendar papers, Basic Grey rubons and Stickles glitter glue by Ranger Industries. Put it all together with the Bind it All and you have a fabulous card organizer! This one is a Christmas gift for my MIL.

Click here to see the cards that will go with the book.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Another Bind-it-All CD book

Papers and stickers I used for this are Rusty Pickle's Pirate Princess line. I made this set for Grace. As it turns out, she has a pink skull and crossbones backpack for school as she is "in the mood for punk this year" she informed her big brother. LOL So, I changed the intro page in the first book I made and will give that one to Olivia. I've added some bling to the first set too.

The pictures just don't do this one justice. The rubons don't show well in places, nor does the blingage. In person it's totally adorable! Besides Heidi Swapp jewels, I also used pink Stickles to add bits of glitter which really rounded out the look I wanted. Rubons are Basic Grey Wholly Cow, which I totally love.

I removed the bookmark from the sleeve just for the picture so I wouldn't get as much glare.
The backpack tag turned out so cute too. She's going to love these!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

My newest favorite toy!

If you haven't seen or heard about the Zutter Bind-it-All, crawl out from under that rock and start googling! This fabulous little booger is so much fun and so easy to use! My head is so full of ideas for new and fun projects I have to write them down as I can't work fast enough! LOL
Not convinced? Check out this video for a super cool project by Michelle Peard.

This was my first BIA book. Magnetic sheets by Avery, cut to size, hold my QuicKutz Cookie Cutter die shapes.

For this little book, I had dh slice off the edges of two CDs on his scroll saw. I covered each with paper then punched with the Bind-it-All for the covers. Inside pages are just circles cut from cardstock and printed on the computer. If you are concerned about the center hole of the CD, just cut a circle of chipboard to fill the hole before covering with pattern papers.