Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gift wrapping idea

The boys were invited to a couple of birthday parties this month, and even though I have 2 boys, I didn't have any boy-themed wrapping paper. So I grabbed an old map (which I picked up at the thrift store for $.10) and used it for wrapping paper. Then I finished it off with some twine and an aged manilla tag. Voila!
I would be tickled pink to get a gift like this- and I'd probably very carefully take the map off so I could use it for something else:)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

School Scrapbook

I am nearly finished putting together the kits for my
next class. I love setting out the piles and creating the kits. Has something to do with my need for things to be organized, I think:)
For this school themed album, I used a vintage style crayon box as a cover and carried out a vintage school theme throughout- even embellishments from a Dick and Jane book! I plan to put my mom's school pictures and memories in this.
I was actually finished with the example until a trip to Archivers this morning- had to find spaces to add a couple things. I just can't pass up cute school themed papers!
I should have the kits finished up by tomorrow. I don't realize how much goes into a mini album until I go to make the kits!
(interior page of the album)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Front Entry Project

I've had this old door hanging in my front entry for awhile. I've been trying to figure out how to display photos on it. This is what I've finally come up with.

My hubby helped me hang old clipboards evenly spaced out. Then I put an 81/2 x 11 page protector on each clipboard before placing an 8x10 photo in each protector. That way the protector not only protects the photos from the environment, but also keeps it from getting a mark from the clip on the clipboard. Quick and easy- once I made my mind up! 
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