Tuesday, December 30, 2008

last 2 class layouts.

I posted the first two layouts for a class this weekend and here are the last two.
This is the second Christmas layout:

I am really pleased with this layout- I wish my photos did it justice. The Colonial White "Dear Santa" piece is the journaling section. It's kind of aged looking thanks to the Bamboo stamp pad and rolled at the bottom and creased at the top- like it's been read several times. The original idea for the title and "Dear Santa" piece came from here. You can see that is about all that came from that layout as I needed more space for photos on this layout:)
Supplies: Evensong Paper Pack, Colonial White RicRac, Friendship Alphabet Stamp Set, Moments in Time Stamp Set (Jan '09 Stamp of the Month- calendar set), Hodgepodge Color Ready Alphabet stickers, Cranberry , New England Ivy and Black ink pads, Creative Memories small circle punch.
The second layout is also the second Winter layout:

If you are like me then you probobly think the right photo looks a little plain here- after taking this photo i added a photo hanger and some sassy strands to the right page. The left page uses some chipboard letters that I cut from chipboard coasters using my sizzix. The snowflake "o" has a rhinestone center. The "Brrr" in the top left corner is on a metal rimmed tag. The right page is quite open for any size photos so it's very customizable. I personally plan to use it for 4 smaller photos on the colonial white piece.
Supplies: Aspen Paper Pack, Autumn Sassy Strands, Sparkles, rectangle metal rimmed tag, January Word Puzzle stamp Set, Feathery Flakes stamp set, Liquid Glass (to glue the chipboard and metal rimmed tag down), Outdoor Denim ink, Chipboard coaster and sizzix(these are the only 2 items not orderable through CTMH)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Back to work

Back to work I go... for 2 days and then on vacation again till next Monday. Aside from my "real job" I've also been back to work on my papercrafting... crossing items off my list left and right. I finished a couple cards that I'm going to submit to try to get published so I can't show those yet but I've also been finishing the last touches on four layouts for a class I'm teaching this weekend. Today I'll show the first 2 and tomorrow the last two. My friend/ hostess wanted each participant to make two winter layouts and 2 Christmas layouts so here is one of each:

Each participant will receive half a pack of the CTMH Aspen Paper Pack and half of the Evensong pack plus all the embellishments to create the layouts. I always have to add extra cardstock for the bases and this time they are each getting a sheet of the brand new HodgePodge Color Ready Alphabet stickers that they will sponge and decorate to match the layouts- We use them on both layouts shown today and one tomorrow- plus they take the extras with them!! I'm so excited about this class because I truly adore all 4 layouts!!

This first one holds 2 standard 4x6 photos- 3- 3x4 1/2 and then technically you could fit 2 more photos on the open space with the stained glass looking paper. The layout looks fine with those spaces empty or full so it gives each person their own option depending on how many photos they have. Also-

there are 2 journaling spots so removing the strips on the right page opens up another small photo space- or one long space for maybe a 5x7 that gets trimmed on the sides? Several options on this one and that is one of the reasons I love it.
Stamps: Holiday Joy Ink Colors: Olive and Cranberry

Here's a close up of the "Joy" on the left page. I used 2 asterics from the alphabet stickers to make the "o"!

The second layout is "Snow much fun" too!!
The Tree pattern in the paper pack is so darn pretty! I really like the way the Twilight cardstock stands out. The "much fun" at the bottom shows up much better in real life- my camera batteries were going dead so I didn't have time to play with the lighting on my photos. The journaling piece at the bottom left has 3 rhinestones- one in the center of each of the 3 larger snowflakes.

The right page has a cute snowman made from the CTMH November Stamp of the Month- All Decked Out. You can see some sparkle on his hat- I used the Write and Rub glue pen with some prisma glitter. Last but not least is a photo of the word "snow". All of the letters on this layout were decorated by sponging with Bamboo ink then stamping a small snowflake along the bottoms in Twilight ink. The write and rub glue pen was used to add glitter to the snowflakes. I love the sparkly effects this creates!

Friday, December 26, 2008


yeah- I found some cards that I hadn't posted yet to share with you this week!

Here is a card I made in November for my friend's birthday. I used some textured cardstock and textured die cuts (from the November CTMH special- Dazzling Diecuts) in flower shapes. I used some green grosgrain ribbon for the stems but it was too wide- So the ribbon was folded in half and hand stitched with green thread to the card front (the card front was made first and then attached to the base so none of the embellishments showed through the back side)

All of the flower petals were sponged with coordinating ink colors. Small brads were added to the center of the smaller flowers and a large corduroy brad (from the Autumn mini-medley collection) was used in the larger flower. Personally- the card is prettier in real life but the photo will have to do for now.
I hope you all had/ are having a great holiday! Since I only work 2 more days this year- I've got a lot of sketches drawn out of projects I plan to make over the coming week and just have some finishing touches on projects already started- I can't wait for my hubby to get out of work tonight so I can disappear to my craft room- but for now I'm going to start my daughter's second lesson on playing minesweeper!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

bad crafter!

wow... My last post was December 5th and didn't even include artwork!! The sad thing is I wasn't even crafting much in that time to have anything to post!!

Top 5 reasons for the lack of posts:

1) I don't conduct clubs or parties in December because the month is too hectic as it is so no artwork being made for them.

2) I did not make any paper craft projects as presents!! I know!! can you believe it? I had a few planned out but they involved grandkid pictures for the grandmas and now that each side of our family will have new babies next year- I'm holding off to include their photos for next Christmas.

3) I've been super tired (as one of those new babies is currently kicking me!) and haven't had the super power energy I used to have!

4) I am a baker/ candy maker so all of my spare time has been working on those types of gifts!

5) I really didn't think I had any "older" art to fill in with while my crafting has taken a back burner.

I do have a photo today of some boxes of baked goods I put together- I bought the boxes (they came with the inserts!) at Walmart. They are Martha Stewart- and honestly- while they go together nicely it is a bear to get the lids back off!! The treats turned out super yummy this year. It was my first time making peanut brittle and it is so full of peanuts- mmmm...
Peanut Brittle:
1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp baking soda
Directions: Heavily butter a large cookie sheet; set aside. Place peanuts in an ungreased baking pan and place in the oven- heat oven to 250F.
Meanwhile, place sugar, corn syrup, water and butter in 2 quart saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. (Be careful not to splash sugar mixture on side of pan) Carefully clip a candy thermometer to the side- but don't let the bulb touch the bottom of the pan. Cook over medium-low heat til thermometer registers 280F without stirring. Gradually stir in warm peanuts. Cook until thermometer registers 300F(hard crack stage), stirring frequently.
Immediately remove from heat; stir in baking soda until thoroughly blended. (Mixture will foam) Immediately pour onto prepared cookie sheet. Spread mixture evenly to form an even layer. Cool about 30 minutes or until set. Break brittle into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
This recipe is so easy and so tasty that it'll now be a regular on my Christmas baking list!!
I did find two cards that I've apparently not posted yet so I'll be posting those this week AND I'm in the middle of putting the finishing touches on a scrapbook class I'm teaching January 3rd- so once the embellishments are added- I'll be showing those too!!
If I'm not back by tomorrow- I hope that whatever you celebrate this season is happy! To my friends and family- Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 5, 2008


The new Close To My Heart Spring Idea Book was received by consultants this week and it is so fantastic I've already ordered a TON of stuff from it!! Unfortunately it's not available for customer ordering till January 1st...so... You'll just have to try your luck at WINNING something!!

Visit CMTH founder Jeanette Lynton's blog at jeanettelynton.com to enter a contest for your chance to win a new Level 2 Paper packet and coordinating sticker set!! Then- keep visiting as she will continue to have more contests and challenges!

In the meantime- watch for more artwork here on my blog as I've got a weekend with no commitments... so I've got some projects in the works :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gifts for Giving

I've been quite busy planning some small gift projects for my customers to make at an upcoming gift class.

Here's a sneak peak of a few items with more to come in a few days.

This first one is a checkbook cover. This particular one I made for myself. I've had my current checkbook cover for about 4 years or so and was in desperate need of a change.

I used some paper from the Magic Moments Paper Pack, a White Daisy Just Blooms paper flower sponged with Indian Corn Blue Ink and centered with a clear sparkle. I added a strip of sunflower cardstock and some hollyhock ricrac. The "T" was cut from chipboard with my handy dandy Sizzix- I think if I realized sooner that it would cut through chipboard- this thing would have seen a lot more action in the past year! the "t" was sponged with Sweet Leaf ink. I am loving this new checkbook cover and since my customers will be able to use any paper in my scrapbin that they choose- I'll bet I see some really awesome designs!!

This next one is equally cute in my book. It's a gift set that will be packaged together in a cute handmade bag that isn't shown.
The item on the left is a cute tic tac container covered with cardstock- see the cute belly cut-out where the tic-tacs are poking through!! (I totally stole this idea from CTMH consultant Jennifer Woodbury on our consultant boards) The candle was dressed up with some ribbon and holiday stamping on cardstock that was adhered to a rectangle vellum tag. The item on the right is soap purchased from Michaels and the only addition is the red band and snowman.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

From the weekend...

I mentioned in my last post that my club was this past weekend- here are the projects that the card makers were able to make. (I have a mix of Scrapbookers, card makers and people who do both so I always prep a layout and some card projects and they let me know in advance which they would like to make so that I can cut paper... works out great for me because then I can use up papers I'm low on without needed enough for every person in the group!)
This first card uses the Aspen paper pack (the cardstock is Twilight- one of my favorites!), White Organdy ribbon, and the D1226 Magical Season stamp Set. I used Twilight and Taffy markers to color the image (The color in the Aspen paper pack is actually Creme Brulee but the Taffy worked for the scarf just fine. The ribbon goes clear around the inside of the card to tie on the front by way of a slit in the fold of the card.
This second project was the MOST fun I've had in a while. It is the most adorable card/ gift item I think I've ever made... It opens as a card but is also a box to hold those larger hot cocoa packets. I originally got the template here from Debbie Olsen's blog.

I used an 8.5x11 sheet of Colonial White cardstock to trace the template onto. (You can print directly on the cardstock but I tend not to do that. Instead I measured the distance between all score lines and used a scoring tool to make the creases- it worked fine)

I cut 3 pieces of the blue stripe at 2 7/8 inch by 6 inches.

I decorated the inside of the "card" before assembling the box to make it easier.

The snowman stamps are from "Snow Friends". I stamped the snowmen on both Colonial White and then White textured Cardstock. I used the W. textured design to trim around the snowman bodies and adhere overtop of the Colonial White design for a white body with texture.

The box is held closed with a Gold photo hanger and Colonial White Ribbon. The sentiment on the outside of the card is from a past stamp of the month "Say it with Style" and the inside sentiment is from the "Snow Friends" stamp set. I stamped everything with Outdoor Denim Ink. The hats were colored with Dutch Blue marker.

My adhesive of choice typically is Tombow Mono Adhesive- but I'm smart enough to know that it will NOT hold a box like this together long term. So- for both the flap that attaches to hold the "box shape" and the bottom flap of the actual box- I used both Tombow and Liquid Glass . I held the pieces in place for 5-8 minutes to dry thoroughly before moving on to complete the project. The top flap of coarse is left unadhered so that you can use it as a gift box.

Supplies by Item Numbers:

Stamps: D1244 Snow Friends
Stamp Pads: Z2140 Outdoor Denim
Markers: z2319 Dutch Blue
Z2316 Cranberry (bird on inside image)
Papers: Blue stripe (retired)
x5747 Basic 8.5x11 cardstock combo pack
x5671 White Daisy Textured Cardstock
Embellishments: z1102 Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon
z293 Photo Hangers

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Winter fun...

I am loving the November Stamp of the Month by Close To My Heart!! It's called All Decked Out and I showed a card using this set the other day... Today I'm posting a layout that my club will make this weekend. The layout colors are Desert Sand, Vanilla Cream and the Aspen Paper Pack which includes Twilight, Outdoor Denim, Creme Brulee and I'm sure others! The "winter" was written in outdoor denim marker and the "wonderland" was stamped with white acrylic paint. It looks a little blurry in the photo- but in real life- it looks great!
I should have some cards to post over the next day or two as well since club is Saturday and I need to have it all ready by then!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Sunday!

Wow- my second post in less than a week- aren't you impressed!! Actually- I spent a fair amount of time in my craft room today in between catching up on past TV episodes on my DVR...
Here's a layout and a card that I made today:
First the layout- It's pretty generic as I think the colors and paper lend itself to many themes- I have a simple "grandparents" on the title piece as I think this layout would be great for black and white photos of my grandparents. This will be a "Kit of the Month" that I offer my customers for November... The card was made with the same paper pack and will also be part of the Kit of the Month.

This month's kit uses the Perfect Day Paper Pack. My kit's always include a half pack of paper and whatever supplies are needed to make the layout shown and 2 cards. Included are full color instructions and on occassion- certain tools are also included.

This left page includes a paper flower and Bigger Gold Brad.

The right page uses an additional sheet of Cocoa cardstock (a half pack of paper includes one sheet) 2 gold photo hangers and some Colonial White Grosgrain...

This card is also part of the monthly kit... The image is from the November Stamp of the Month- "All Decked Out" which is the most adorable build-your-own snowman set!! You can't tell but the band around the snowman's hat and the scarf are colored using the waterbrush and Juniper stamp pad to match the paper. The carrot nose is colored with the Autumn Terracotta stamp pad. The image is stamped on Colonial White- the scarf was stamped on a C. W scrap and adhered with foam pop dot's. The sentiment is from the January Word Puzzle..
The paper squares along the left are from the same sheet of paper. One side is the colonial white with Juniper swirls and the other is the monochromatic swirls... Flipping the papers back to back gave it a fun look!! Colonial White ribbon hid the seam between the patterns and solid cardstock.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November already...

Wow- I can't believe it's already November. I didn't post much artwork for Halloween- if any? So I'm going to backtrack today and show you a layout I designed for a Scrapbook class I taught in October.

I used the Enchanted paper pack for this layout. The title was made with the Friendship Alphabet available to customers in September. The "o" was made using the witch from the October Word Puzzle.
Actually- all of the stamps are from the October Word Puzzle except the letters. The tag at the bottom of the page has a medium sized sparkle (rhinestone) at the top.

The right page is pretty self explanatory- very simple but plenty of space for photos and journaling.
Unfortunately- I didn't take a single decent photo of my daughter in her costume- but I also haven't taken photos of our jack-o-lanterns yet either and they still look good. With 70 degree weather today you can bet she'll be back in her costume tonight... and I'll be taking new photos to go on these pages :)
I have a few other photos I'd planned to post this morning but for some reason my computer insisted on uploading ALL the photos on my camera this morning (704!) instead of only those not yet loaded... it took quite a bit of time to first load them and then delete all but 10... so I need to finish getting ready so I can go and vote before work!!
Have a great one :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Busy, Busy week!

Wowzers!! What a busy week! Last weekend we emptied out my daughter's room, ripped out the trim and replaced it with new oak trim... the contents of her room are STILL in my living room (other than her bed and dresser) awaiting new carpet which will be installed next Tuesday... that's also the day her new "big girl bed" arrives... Tonight I have a home gathering at a friend's house not too far away and tomorrow the family travels across state to my cousin's wedding. Saturday I'm teaching a scrapbook workshop to 6 of my friend's/ customers.

Sunday I may be teaching a Make a Plate workshop but I can't reach that hostess so I'm not sure if that one will happen or not... CRAZY! lot's going on...

I thought I'd pop on real quick this morning and post a card I designed over a month ago... mostly because I don't have photos of the newest artwork yet but hopefully after this week things will slow down a bit!! I need a break :)
This card was fun to make- I really like the Gloria stamp set by CTMH but did not want to color the whole thing so I colored the angel and just some designs around the edge.

To color I used the blending pen and picked up the color from the ink pads. Colors used: Ponderosa Pine, Tulip, Sunflower, grey flannel (wings)

Paper: Pon. Pine cardstock, stripe is from Perfect Day, Colonial White cs, cocoa (or chocolate?) grosgrain ribbon, markers, smallest clear circle sparkles (hard to see but these are on the tiny two circles at the top and the 2 at the bottom to add some bling :)
Have a great weekend- It'll be a busy one for me :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Winter flurries...

well... i meant to post last weekend but it was so beautiful out and weather like that in October.. in Michigan- well- you just can't stay cooped up... it won't be long before snow starts falling so we decided to enjoy the weather while it lasted. Good thing because it's been a bit cooler the rest of the week.

Here's a card that I designed for a September class- I finally took a picture of it so that I could post.
(Supplies: Good Times Paper Pack, Colonial White Textured Cardstock, Twilight, Chocolate and Sweet Leaf Inks, pewter bitty brads, spray bottle with water, Feathery Flakes Stamp Set)
The only explanation needed is that after inkin a snowflake I misted it with water to give it a more "watery" look compared to the crisp look given without pre-spraying the image.
Have a great weekend!! I have club tomorrow and will show some of those projects when I get a chance to take photos!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

a huge thank you...

for checking in on my blog!! I've been out of the blogging universe the last several weeks as I have not been feeling well. I do think though that my old self is creeping back in and thankfully my energy levels are back up...
This past weekend I attended a weekend retreat that I go to each fall. Typically I create 30-35 pages from scratch in the weekend. This weekend- 14!! The worst part is that 8 of the pages were pre-made layouts that only needed photos!! HORRIBLE!! I did manage to make a couple of cards and some layouts for an upcoming class in two weeks. Today I'll show you 2 of the 4- 2 page layouts that the attendees will be making. Each person will receive a half pack of the Magic Moments Kit and a half pack of the Enchanted Kit- all by Close To My Heart. Whatever paper isn't used in the layouts- they take home with them!! I also pre-cut all of the paper since the class usually takes about 3 hours as it is- It would take forever if they cut it themselves!! yikes.

Anyway- Here are the two layouts made with the Magic Moments kit- both have a fall theme but really could be used for anything. I'll take a few "fall" stamp sets including an awesome Thanksgiving set and one with some leaves in case they want a few more images... but i left my samples fairly generic in case they totally want to change these to birthday layouts or whatever else they can dream up!! I like to give them options so that I know they'll be making pages they will use!

I think my picture is sorta crooked but you get the idea. This paper just screams fall to me with the dark brown, sunflower, green, blue and hollyhock. The circles at the bottom of the left page and top of the right page are perfect journaling spots. The alphabet set is the Friendship Alphabet that was available in September only to customers with a minimum purchase. Through the end of December it's an option only to hostesses with a party of $350 or more. I thought I'd go ahead and use it since I really like the font.

I have found that even my customers with only boys will use layouts with pink if it's a "generic" layout. So a fall layout with family photos would be a great use. This layout would also work well for a woman's birthday!!

Here's a Thanksgiving layout using the same paper pack... but highlighting the blue color (Indian Corn Blue) What I really like about this layout is the photo options. For instance- the left side will hold 1- 8x10, 2- 5x7's trimmed slightly, 2- 4x6 or 4 small square photos. You can easily print the size photos needed for how ever many you'll need space for on the page. The circles to the left are for journaling or for stamping images. The top circle has an arrow clip which is perfect for journaling on the circle that will point to a photo..
The right side has about 5 circles on the bottom- 3 stamped with "love", "family" and "friends" with 2 empty blanks to add in things/ people you are thankful for... or leave the circles off and have room for more photos... or just use those circles to journal the event(s) in the photo..
Another great use for either layout is a Family Reunion!! The possibilities with these are endless which is why I really love this paper pack!!
I'll try to be back tomorrow with the Halloween Layouts- but I have a recipe club swap tomorrow night at my friend's house so it may not get posted till the weekend- but I do expect to be back several times a week- posting artwork again!! Thanks for waiting it out with me :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

some assembly required...

Wow- a whole week has gone by since my last post!! All I can say is that there is a LOT going on right now and so my posting may be a little sporadic for the next little bit... Not that I don't have TONS to show you- I'm still creating- things are just running a little different around here right now!

This project I'm showing you today is actually something from my Open House for an upcoming class that I've been meaning to show you for a while!! I just took the photos yesterday finally!
The first photo shows the assembled KIT. I used a cute silver tin from specialtybottle.com . The "Build a Snowman" wording on the label was printed onto white cardstock. The red label is from the October Stamp of the Month "Annotations"
The pieces you see inside the tin are from the November Stamp of the Month "All Decked Out".
Although the face and buttons of the snowman are seperate stamps- I chose to add them to the appropriate pieces without needing to make them seperate magnets.
I made sure that I had one scarf that would got with each hat- color wise.
Colors: Holiday Red, clover meadow green, Crystal Blue
The magnets can be found at both Hobby Lobby (1-5x7 sheet for $1.99) or Michaels ( large roll- forget the size but it's a LOT for $9.99) With a 40% off coupon at either location it's pretty affordable but if you plan to make a bunch- the roll of magnets at Michaels is probobly a better deal.
Here's an assembled snowman on the side of my fridge- isn't it cute!!
I showed these to a co-worker who liked them so much she ordered 3 sets!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Some close ups...

I've gotten several requests for close ups of the layout I posted the other day... so here's a couple that show the sparkle-iness of my layout.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Regional Celebration Contest Winner!!

Woohoo!! I just got back last night from a 2-day CTMH Regional Celebration in Detroit, MI. It was 2 awesome days of business and creative classes and it was worth every penny! They had fabulous speakers, fabulous artwork for us to make ( and we received LOADS of product for the projects), tons of free giveaways and yummy food for lunch each day. They had 2 contests we could submit artwork for- a card contest using rub-ons and a layout contest using the new Color-Ready Alphabet Stickers. Originally I'd intended to submit something to both contests but I barely had time to complete the layout entry ( I finished at 9:30 pm Thursday night and was leaving at 6am Friday morning!!) I really was worried I wouldn't finish in time- life was crazy the last few weeks and I'll be out of town every weekend in September except next weekend when I have my club members over. So I've been slightly overwhelmed with finishing swaps, club projects, gathering make and takes and more!!

Last weekend I finally sat down to look at my stash of photos. I've had these photos since the spring of '07 (yes the date is wrong on the layout-I'll fix it later) and had the title all planned but was totally uninspired to work on it. When I saw these last weekend my idea finally formed- I'd switch them to black and white and use the new Perfect Day Paper Pack. It took 24 hours in between a full work schedule and sleeping to complete. I literally started Wed. night at 10 pm until 11:30, woke up at 5:30 Thursday am and worked on it till I had to be ready to leave for work. Then I returned home from work at about 5:30 pm and worked on it throughout cooking dinner, after dinner, after my daughter's bedtime... finishing about 9:30. It was CRAZY! But- all the effort payed off big because I won first place!! yipppeeee!! First place earned me $50 to spend on CTMH product!!

The photos don't show it well but this is what I did with my Color Ready Alphabets- first I used some of each option available for sale. Any letters with stamping were done with the September Stamp of the Month: Treasure Life in Juniper ink. Those with stamping were also sponged with Bamboo ink. The solid color letters on the right page are sponged with Juniper ink then covered with prisma glitter using the write and rub pen ( a must-have for glitter enthusiasts!!) the numbers were sponged with bamboo and edged in Desert Sand. All of the stamped flowers were also covered with the write and rub pen and Glitter.
The brown flowers are sponged with Bamboo and Desert Sand and the "blue/green" flower is Juniper.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

She is....

I showed a sneak peak of this album last week- I'm so excited to finally share the whole thing. I am so pleased with the way it turned out- all supplies are by CTMH- and for the most part all of them are brand new. The only exception is that all the holes used for adding ribbon were made by my crop-o-dile which I purchased from Michaels using my 40% off coupon.

The first picture shows the cover and first page (rounded page with photo) The title started out as white chipboard. I sponged Sorbet ink and heat embossed with a 50/50 mix of prisma glitter and clear embossing powder. The white corner design and dragonfly are rub-ons- you can see some other rub-ons showing on future pages as well. The ribbons are from the sorbet and creme brulee collections.

The second page is the backside of the photo showing through the cover in the previous picture. I used the Perfect Day Paper pack on nearly every page- love this paper!!

The third photo is just a story page about my daughter's love of music and singing- she can sing just about anything after hearing it once and she LOVES John Denver songs!! Crazy! The red embroidery floss down the right side of the scalloped page is from the CTMH Red Embroidery Floss package- I believe it was Tulip floss.

Just another story page. This one is about her love of painting and generally all things crafty. She loves making cards!! She'll be a scrapbooker someday, I hope :)

The next page in the book goes along with the "creative" story mentioned above- it's a photo of her painting our picnic table!! so cute!!

Does the next one need any real explanation- she's goofy!

This page is a "story" that goes with the goofy tongue sticking out photo! First of all the "silly" was made with the new CTMH white alphabet stickers that are ready for color- I sponged Sorbet ink on the letters- then edged with Desert Sand. Next I covered them with glue and added Prisma Glitter. They are very sparkly!! The story reads like this: Mom: Addison- How old are you? Addison: Two Mom: you're not two- you're three. Addison: No I'm not two- you're two. Mom: You think I'm two? Addison: No- I think you're too old!
This little tag is the back side of the "silly" page and goes along with the "nature" page in the next photo. I used paper from the Notebook Paper Pack on these next two.

You might remember seeing the photo of my daughter jumping in the lake back in July- I just had to include this awesome photo in her mini-album!!

The following page is made of rub-ons

(besides the backgroundpaper of course!!)
The last photo in the book is this one that I took during a picnic at the park!! I added her name with rub-ons on the bottom tab of th ebook. The back cover is just the back side of this paper - no photos/ words etc so I didn't bother with a photo. I hope you enjoyed this book as much as I do!! I just love the way it turned out.
Overall- this album took about 6 hours- including the time to choose a theme and photos!!
Want to make one of your own- visit my website at www.tracigodbee.myctmh.com to browse the catalog and buy supplies!