Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's about time!

Wow, you would think I've been really busy or on vacation as long as it's been since I've posted something. I'm always bummed when I'm checking blogs and they haven't been updated for more than a week or two and here I am doing just the same. I haven't been up to anything too exciting, just life.

Well, this post doesn't have any photos of the boys, although I'm behind on a few posts that do feature my lovely sons, but those will come at a later time. Right now I just took some photos of a project I've been working on for the last week. I have a friend that asked me to make a paper bag scrapbook album for her sister and it's finally done. She first asked me back in October, but it was right around the time my Grandpa passed away and then the holidays came and went and just being the general procrastinator that I am, I finally started it this week and I think it came out really cute.

I think I've posted one of these before and have to say that they are not my original idea, but they have been so fun to duplicate. I originally saw these done by a very talented lady named Mandy and I've been hooked ever since.

This one is supposed to be for a baby boy and I really think it turned out so cute. It's made from 3 brown paper lunch sacks, some great thick textured card stock, some fun ribbon and pewter embellishments. I'm hoping to make some more over the next several months to sell at some craft shows in the fall.

Instead of posting each photo individually, I've put the photos into a slide show so this post won't be so long. Enjoy!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Feeling Crafty!

I've had a couple of crafty moments in the last week, so I thought I'd share...

I got a little gift for my friend Linda's birthday and made a cute little gift bag/purse to put it in. I did some "random stamping" to create my own design on the cardstock, added some embellishments, a little dot of velcro for the flap closure and Voila! I think it turned out pretty cute.

My other project was a swap. I've posted about these in the past and I subjected myself to it yet again! My assignment was to create a 3 1/2" x 8" card using a new paper called Daydream and a particular embellishment (white daisy mini medley for those of you familiar with CTMH).

I procrastinated and had to create 44 cards in the last few days. Sometimes cards can go quickly, but I chose to do "paper piecing", which made this project take FOR-EV-ER!! Paper piecing, for those that don't know, is stamping an image on a base paper, then again on a patterned or different colored paper, then cutting it out and placing it over the image that you stamped on your original paper. The example on my card is the girl's dress and the buggy & wheels. And how cute is she? She's from a new stamp set called "Ms. On the Go".

Thanks for looking! Have a great week!

Thursday, January 1, 2009