Monday, April 30, 2012

Another Book -- This time a Baby Girl Book

It seems I am always making books lately. I made this little baby girl book for a Creating Keepsakes challenge to make a mini baby album.  I made it out of one piece of cardstock and then decorated it.  Technically it makes an 8 page book as you can decorate every 6" inch square, but I left two pages "white" with only a small decoration to write some journaling.  I am entering it in my friend Stacy's challenge to use at least two punches or diecuts. I used a butterfly, a flower, the large hexagon and the pocket. I got the jewels from Peachy Cheap.  I'll be entering this in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge, too.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mini Book/Graduation Card

I made this little book/graduation card using one 8 1/2" by 11" sheet of paper!  I love that the inside middle is a surprise.  I got the butterfly, bird, and girl silhouette stamps from Simon Says Stamp and also am entering in their Anything Goes challenge this week.  The zinnias are from Flourishes and the rest of the stamps are Close to My Heart!  The base is kraft cardstock and the rest is either Crate Paper or DCWV.

Thanks for looking! I made this for my son's girlfriend for graduation.

Hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Well, I am sad that I didn't win the Crafter's Companion blog hop this week because I would have won every Peter Rabbit/Beatrix Potter stamp set they carry!! I would have been in heaven.  Congrats to the winner though! Anyway, this is my entry for the Mother's Day challenge over there. I thought I would make the cute little SWALK character in bright colors.  I used some Crate Paper patterned paper.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you have a fantastic day!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dream Big Sweet Boy

I made this from Diana's gorgeous sketch.  I'm also entering it at Simon Says Anything Goes...  I thought it was somewhat fitting that I worked on some baby pictures of our son who just turned 18!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Handmade A to Z Book

Do you remember the sneak post I made a few days ago?  Well, here is the finished product!!! I am going to enter it into Simon Says Anything Goes...

Thanks for looking....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sneak Peak--What do you Think This Is going to be???

circa 1988 or so...

This layout is so much prettier in person. It is one of my favorite layouts to date.  I used a sheet of the most gorgeous Authentique paper (the wood grain and the blue flowered) that I got from The Paper Bakery.  I'm entering at it Simons Says...Anything Goes... I really do wish you could see this in person! Maybe one day I will learn how to take good photos....

Thanks for looking and I hope you are having a great day!!!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Treats

I'm entering Mitch and Emily's Easter treats in the Simon Says Use Your Favorite Tool challenge. I don't really have a favorite--I love all my tools equally! Ha Ha! But, I do use my Cricut a lot! Plus, don't you just love the heart box that I made with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge???  I made the bunny from the Winter Wonderland cartridge with some yummy Basic Grey papers... The boxes themselves are American Crafts!  The candy was handmade at the Columbia, Missouri, Candy Factory!!!!

Thanks for looking, and I hope your Easter is special!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

2009-Booster Bucks

The making of this layout turned out to be a little eerie.  The photos were taken in November of 2009 and have just been sitting around waiting for me to make a layout.  Well, Sunday and yesterday I spent some time on this layout. I just felt like it was time.  After I finished it, I found out that Mr. Wilson passed away on Sunday. It felt kind of strange to me that I had this urge to do these particular photos, not knowing that Mr. Wilson had died... Anyway, I used embellishments from the American Crafts Chaps line which I totally love!!!!!! My journaling is a little difficult to read but I basically said Mitch was excited to win a scholarship when he participated in the Booster Bucks fundraiser for the Speech and Debate team.  Not only did he help the team, he also was lucky to win the scholarship draw!  I am entering this in the Scrapfit Good Ole' Boys challenge!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you are having a great day!
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