Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Envelope Album

I was so excited to get my video out that I forgot to post some pictures of the finished albums.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Envelope Album

Wow, my first video! I hope ya'll can see just how fast and easy the Envelope Album is to make. I'm thinking this is great for all gift giving occasions. As I was cleaning out my craft area I came across written instructions from years ago in my "to do" file. I'm trying to remember just were I found this so I can give proper credit where it's due but..I can't, it's been too long.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Blueberry Pics (for mom)

My mom (and dad) are on their way to their 50th class reunion. Mom can never have enough pictures of my guys so I took a few after we picked blueberries. (They were so good and actually smiled for the camera). So mom, here are a few more pictures to show off!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Scavenger Hunt game

A while ago my guys received a card game scavenger hunt. It's one of those timeless classics that keeps them busy for a while. I thought my niece Olivia might enjoy a take on the game. Plus, it will allow mom a moment to just sit and catch her breath.

The cards are 4x6. The front is decorated (I used my stash of pink stickers) and on the back are the items to find. I used CTMH textured card stock, I love the darker front and lighter back.

I could see these being altered a bit for a car trip, camping trip or birthday party, or to find outside items. You can make as many or as few as you need. My niece is 3 but you could get more specific or more generic to fit the age of the child. You get the picture....I have a tin that I'll alter to package them up in.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A little OT

While scrapbooking is something I really truly enjoy, I have to be honest when I say my first love is gardening. I had a beautiful butterfly garden in Texas along with yummy tomatoes, peppers, melons and herbs. However, the Pacific Northwest's short summers make veg. gardening a little tough. Plus, we camp quite a bit during the summer so the garden has to be able to stand it's own. Here are a few pics of my backyard garden. While I have a fairly large lot (for Snoqualmie Rigde homes) 2/3 of it is a huge slope. Lately, I've been letting the wildflowers take over. Some would say weeds but the bees and butterflys love it so I've been letting it grow. Plus, calling it wildflowers makes me sound less lazy. Most of my garden is made up of Dalhias but they are not blooming quite yet (next week).


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Family Album

I've been working on this album for a while. I love the Bella papers from CTMH so I used them with the 9x9 chipboard album. If I'm lucky I should have the album done by Christmas!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Grandma

I decided that for quick pages I would add pictures to the CTMH divided page protectors. I had these 2 pictures of my mom and Robby that I couldn't make work in a traditional layout. I used the the divided page protectors and I think I have a cute page. Plus, I was able to use some pink! In order to get a decent picture I had to take them out of the protectors. I'm sure my husband could stop the glare but I couldn't.


A new day

I say that because the 4th is over. No one went to the emergency room and my house didn't burn down!

My magnificent husband surprised me with a CTMH goodie box. He bought me the $125 mystery box. I really think that it's the little things he does that reminds me what a wonderful person he is and how lucky I am to have him for a husband.

Well, my box had cranberry base pages in it. Lucky for me I love the cranberry and it matches one of my favorite paper packs "blue ribbon". So I did a quick layout with it. I purchased the retired "snap, crackle, pop" fireworks stamps and just had to use them for this layout. I don't have a title for the page yet. I'm sure something will pop into my mind soon and I have a couple of hours before the pictures are developed so there is time.
In lieu of a new post, I just added the title page. I knew it wouldn't take too long to come up with a title.