Monday, September 27, 2010

Some quick (and easy) thank you cards

So, I LOVE the Create a Critter cartridge! It is by far my fave go-to cart for so many of my creations! So when I needed several (about a dozen) quick thank you cards, I just started cutting some critters! I added some coordinating ribbon, rounded the bottom corners, inked the edges and stamped the sentiment--Easy! The hard part was writing the personal t.y. message inside, lol! My mom always insisted that my brothers and sister and I write personal t.y. cards after birthdays, holidays, graduations, etc. and I still do it today...I also am passing this basic courtesy onto my two girls. I think it really is an important value to pass on...and how cute are these cards?! lol!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My mini page for my kitchen counter

Hi again! Multiple posts in one week! What?!  I think now that the weather is cooler and my oldest is in 1st grade I have more time to get on here.  So, I thought I'd share an easy way to incorporate a scrap page into your existing decor.  I have this 8x10 white frame (bought at Kohls, fyi) and at least each season (sometimes more often) I make an 8x10 LO of the kids enjoying themselves this time the year before and place it on my kitchen counter.  Not only is it a cute decoration, but it provides a quick reference point to what a difference a year makes! I love it and it's super easy!  Then when I take it out to make a new one, I just make a quick 12x12 page out of it like this... (the 8x10 part is just the polka dot paper)

Pretty fun, huh?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More scrapbook pages

I was a busy scrapper this summer (and not much of a blogger!) trying to get Ashley's 1st year scrapbook finished before her 6th birthday...and I did it! Here are the last few pages...

These pages were all put together in the last week before her birthday except the two 1st birthday pages...those I made about a year ago when those pictures inspired me.  So, I was able to have her scrapbook out for the guests to enjoy and reminisce, and it was a hit! My cousins especially loved it since we lived in North Carolina when Ashley was a baby, so they didn't ever really see her.

Baby Girl book

So, I made this adorable word book--my 1st word book ever, and I think I might be addicted! lol!  I wanted a quick and cute way to display baby pictures of my daughter at her 3rd birthday party and this seemed like a good are some inside pages...

I made this with my cricut using George and Basic Shapes and Design Studio and it was super easy! (Makes me wonder why I hadn't tried this sooner!) I used DCWV Baby Girl Nursery Stack to cover the pages.  (I love those stacks!)  I also used the New Arrival cart for the stork and baby on the cover.  This was made for my younger daughter and of course then my older daughter wanted one too! I also want to make books like these with their names! I think that would be really cute too.