New Beginnings

About a month ago I went to Joann’s with my mom to shop for lining for curtains we made. We took a number to have it cut and I took a stroll down the scrapbook isle to kill time. I found an Amy Butler scrapbook line and almost screamed with glee when I found a beautiful 8×8 scrapbook on the shelf. Did my eyes deceive me? Could this be so? I knew that my scrapbook stash would soon be growing. I took a look at the $27- price tag and my list of scrapbook projects fluttered away. Needless to say, I left empty handed, went home, and took out my Amy Butler FABRIC STASH instead. As usual, I ended up folding it up and put it away. I still haven’t found the right projects for those yet.

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I started a scrapbook for my cousin and his new wife. They had the cutest ‘Save The Date’ cards. I was inspired by this card. When I decided to start the book off with this page, I remembered I had this delicious paper. This is one of my 1st layouts. I had to scan in for my book. I cannot wait to see them and show them what I made for them with all my love.

Flower Sampler

Flower Sampler

I took an embroidery class a couple weeks ago at the Stitch Lab. Rachel of Average Jane Crafter taught the class. I took the class to fine tune my skills and battle the stem stitch. I had a blast and caught a glimpse of the super secret tea towel for Jenny Hart. That was almost as fun as taking the class. :) eeeek!

I really appreciated the class. This is what we made in class. I couldnt wait to take it home to frame it. I bought these cool shadow box style frames from Ikea. I decided to kinda scrapbook it. I did my first rub on on the glass with an Amy Butler trim rub on transfer. I love how it turned out. I even did the back and added a lil journaling too. Check it out in the next pic

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Banner for Baby (@ 2am)

Banner for baby (@ 2am)

Tomorrow is the last day before one of my co-worker’s maternity leave. I made this banner for the baby out of scrapbook paper, stiff felt and ribbon. I zig zagged the edges with my sewing machine for a finishing touch, they are actually attached to the cicles with iron on adhesive.

the lighting was all funky when I took this pic. It is too late in the nite to mess with the lighting. View large On Black for a better look.

*Ignore the mess on the shelf. i am working on the studio and have not set up the shelf yet. he he he

Cooking With Love

cooking with love

mom had some really ripe bananas and we decided to make some banana nut muffins. We put on grandma’s old aprons and whipped up a batch. It was really nice cooking muffins with my mom like when I was a kid.

while the muffins were baking up, I thumbed through my new cookbook. It is a reproduction of the 1953 BHG Junior Cook book. EXACT replica. I think I found what I will be collecting next, vintage children’s cookbooks. I have the one from my childhood. It’s a great start.

The muffins turned out moist and the pecans are delicious. The recipe was missing a lil cinnamon though. It was the simplest recipe we could find online with the ingredients we had on hand. Next time we’ll add some secret ingredients. :)

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New Business Cards

YAY! I finally received my business cards! Fabulous Stationary has the most wonderful designs. They sell these as personal calling cards. I couldnt resist ordering them as business cards.

I was using Moo cards as my business cards. They are conversation startes because of their unique size and I could use pictures of my own work on the back. HOWEVER, I’ve joined a few Young Professional groups and facilitate a Craft Sellers meetup group so I wanted a lil something on the more professional side for when I am networking.

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