Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween goodies

Made these little cuties for the boys' teachers. I traced a McDonald's french fry box on Halloween paper. The tags say "Witching you a Happy Halloween!"

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quality time

Three against one- the boys and the dog wrestling with their daddy. Don't know who was having the most fun. Love this photo.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scrapping on an envelope

Here's another idea for utilizing envelopes in scrapbooking.
I grabbed one of the white 9 x 12 inch envelopes leftover from the last project I discussed. I ran one line of stitching about 3/4 of the way down (second picture) to keep my items from falling too far down in the envelope. After choosing which side I wanted to be on front, I covered it with a piece of ledger paper, a couple pieces of pattern paper, and a few photos. I added a title and hand stamped some journaling. I chose to use this for our Father's Day photos. The cards that the boys made went right in the pocket. This is the first time I've made a layout focusing on Father's Day. My favorite part, other than the few cents that it took to make this, is that the cards fit right in the layout. Maybe I'll start a tradition of envelope layouts for Father's Day- just using a different envelope every year!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Easy scrapbook

(the cover)

I was asked to make a honeymoon scrapbook for a young couple at church. So I went to Big Lots and bought this pack of envelopes and some embellishments, then went to Michaels and got a few pieces of matching pattern paper. I took 2 envelopes, folded them in half, cut 2 pieces of pattern paper to size, folded them in half and placed them in between the envelopes. I punched holes in the binding and bound it all with ribbon. Then I went through with paper scraps and love themed stickers to decorate the pages. Voila! A cute scrapbook ready for photos!

interior pages

pocket page
I placed 2 pieces of chipboard in the first envelope before sealing it, so the cover would be sturdy.
This is a fun scrapbook to make- very easy, and you can use items you already have to create it!

Monday, October 4, 2010


These boys just crack me up. The other day while driving in the car, Sam, my older son, asked, "Dad, how do blind people drive?" Before we could even answer him, his younger brother Ethan very seriously said, "Sam! That's why they have the dogs!!!"
He was serious. I explained that is not what seeing eye dogs are for.
I don't know if I have ever laughed so hard at those boys!