New Beginnings

Thursday, July 17, 2008 1 Permalink 0

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.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008 0 Permalink 0

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

Saturday, March 29, 2008 0 Permalink 0

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)

Friday, February 8, 2008 1 Permalink 0

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 0 No tags Permalink 0

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

Friday, February 1, 2008 1 No tags Permalink 0

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.