Friday, December 12, 2008

With Much Love

EDIT: I got this calendar at our Ben Franklin's here in town. Not even sure who made it as I gave it away, and I can't check if there's a name brand. Sorry... :) I thought this was the cutest little calendar I had seen in a long time. On the left side, there are about 14 or 15 blank pages and on the right, there are enough calendar pages to fill up the year, plus a few extra in case of mess ups I guess :) You can flip through the left side until you come up with the desired picture, meaning it can be changed several times each month, depending on what mood you're in. Each page of the calender I stamped with the name of the month (letter stamps from CTMH) and then decorated each page with some sort of coordinating stamped design, coloring them with markers. This is a gift for my hubby's parents, so they'll be able to enjoy the pics of our family throughout 2009! Pretty cool huh? I feel good having gotten 2 pretty big projects done for gifts, considering all the mess that's going on with remodeling and being "displaced" somewhat with our home project. Have a wonderful weekend - I'm off to get started on my next scrappy project :) Brenda

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I've been busy...

Here's a mini album that I made for my Bro-in-law and his new bride. It's a little overview of some of the activities that we participated in in 2008. I'm lovin' how it turned out and actually there are a couple more pages attached on the end of this, just couldn't get them all into this post :) The papers are all Crate Paper and assorted goodies that came in my November kit of the month from http://www.backporchmemories.com/. Lovin' how it turned out and it was oh-so-simple except trying to figure out what to do with the spine - I ended up painting it with acrylics and letting it go at that. I'm sure they'll love this gift, as it's what they always plead for - pictures! And...they love it when I make little scrapbooks each year. It truly makes me happy to know I can give them something they REALLY want!
I hope this finds you not too stressed out and that you're able to find a little time for peace and reflection on the true meaning of this season. Blessings to you and I hope to post a few more goodies I'm working on over the next few days! Brenda