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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer mini album

The hubs asked me to come to his school this week and do some scrapbooking with the junior high students. I quickly made up a mini album using solid color cardstock and cereal boxes. The girls were very polite, keen and seemed to enjoy making them.

Today is the last day of school for my children so now I can't wait to start making our summer memories!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Teacher gifts

So close to the end of the school year, yet so much to do in that time. Here are three teacher gifts I have prepped.

To make these gift card holders, I designed a long tag in the Cricut Craftroom and then folded it over to hold a giftcard. My children go to school in French, therefore the "Merci" cut from Create A Critter is perfect.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Travel mini-album 2014

Hello scrappy peeps! Earlier this Spring, I was fortunate enough to get to travel to Washington DC on a volunteer gig. We spent four days there touring museums, monuments and listening to human rights speakers. Love DC! On our way home, I did a four day stopover in Chicago. This album is for both cities. I tend to save/hoard travel memorabilia when I am away. This type of album is perfect for that because you can stick/smash it all in. In this album, I have boarding passes, maps, restaurant menus, tickets, programs a-n-d photos.

In DC, I can across a stationary store called Papyrus. They had a tiny little section of travel scrapooking items. I bought an journaling pack and a roll of washi tape. I figured these would be a great scrappy souvenir I could use to scrap my trip.

The paper in this album is quite the mishmash of Crate Paper, My Minds Eye, DCWV and Recollections. Anyone else notice that Recollections has paper identical to My Minds Eye? I did not use alot of Cricut cuts in this album. I used 50 States, From My Kitchen and Just Because Cards.

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Father's Day 2014

Here is a clean and simple card for the hubs for Father's Day. He likes the color blue and therefore he has many, almost, identical blue dress shirts and ties. My son and I joke that his co-workers probably think he wears the same outfit every single day.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thank you card

Hello! I am planning to catch up on some card-making this week. I have some thank you cards, some teacher cards and a condolence card to make.

Thanks for stopping in!

Long time - no blog

I have a variety of reasons/excuses for not posting more frequently. The best one of the list is that I was traveling...

Here are two pages from my future vacation mini-album. I am busy smooshing(no copyright infringement here) everything into a little scrapbook. I loved visiting both cities! The history in Washington DC is so amazing. In Chicago, I loved the deep-dish pizza and the architectural river tour.

Thanks for stopping by. I have missed scrapping, blogging and chatting!

Monday, April 7, 2014

The story of the mini album

For Christmas this year, my mother-in-law gave me a book of gift cards. I know, the best gift ever! She made the book by hand. She used her heat gun, embossing powders, stamps, Christmas papers and hand drew many different Christmas images. As I paged through this album of gift cards to my favorite stores, I had an idea. I wanted to fill the album with Christmas pictures and give it back to her. That way she would have Christmas pictures of her family celebrating the holidays.

I packed all my printed photos and supplies and figured this would be a great project to work on at a crop. Once, I settled in with my scrappy friends, they questioned what I was doing. My husband also was worried it might insult his mother. Did I make a mistake? I started to question what I had done.

Thankfully, she loved it. We gave it to her for Valentines Day. I love the end result as well. Now we have some wonderful giftcards, a great album filled with love AND a funny story.