Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's been a while

July has been a very busy month for us. My husband and I painted our living room and reading area. We also replaced the carpeting with hardwood flooring. It was a hard task but definitely worth it.

In the midst of that, my sisters and I planned a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party for our parents. We had our grandparents from North Carolina fly in and our aunt from Indiana. Mom and Dad were very surprised! We were so happy that we pulled it off.

I did get some scrapping done. I finally finished my mini for Amanda and put it in the mail today. I hope she likes it. I used Cosmo Cricket's Everafter paper. I also finished my Basic Grey Sugared mini from Girls Gone Scrappy. I'll post pictures of that later.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sew Grateful mini

Ever heard of evalicious? She's the one that makes the vintage flower embellishments and sells them on Etsy. You can find her store here:

Anyway, I purchased a Sew Grateful mini album kit from her and wanted to share pictures of the finished product.

I had a lot of fun putting this album together. She had me using the iron & sewing. That's the most action my iron has seen from me in years!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Vacation mini

I couldn't wait to get started on the mini from our vacation. I created the cover the night before we left for the coast. I purchased the book from Michael's in their dollar bin area. I used Sassafrass, Making Memories & Love Elsie patterned paper. Some of the ribbons are from the Target dollar bin and the fibers are from EK Success that I picked up at Tuesday Morning. I used a bunch of different letters for the title. Some are Thickers from American Crafts. If you buy the white foam or vinyl Thickers, you can chalk them up with whatever color you want/need. I chalked up the "t" and "a" with Colorbox chalks.

I received my July mini kit from Girls Gone Scrappy. I'm going to start working on that next. Then I'll work on my July mini to trade. And of course I'll have a July 4th mini to work on after that.

Happy 4th of July to all. Be safe and have fun!