Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My other little "pink" apron

This is the other little apron that I wanted to have done on Easter.  I finally got it made.  I really liked the pink...but maybe that's because pink has always been one of my favorite colors.  Can't wait to give them to Ellie and Kylee.
I'm pretty much packed up and ready to take off for the retreat now.  I put together quite a few kits, and I threw in a couple of stamp sets and some cardstock...just in case I get bored with scrapbooking and want to make cards instead.  Who knows.  Maybe I'll just sit around and read and relax.  I probably won't post again until after I get back from the retreat.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Challenge #11- (last one) Make Your Own Embellisments

I loved making these silk flowers.  I had made them before, but this time I slit around the circle, and then heated them and I loved how they curled up.  They look alot more like flowers to me.  You make about 10 different sized circles, slit, heat, and then stack on a piece of felt.  I really had fun making them.  It did take alot of time though...but I made a ton too.  I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with all of them, but at least one went on an apron, four will go to my "flower exchange" that I'm doing.  You have to make a flower out of: paper, ribbon, and fabric for this exchange.  I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does.
Went to Declo's Junior Prom last night to see Mikayla in the promenade.  That was fun.  She looked beautiful.  I worked on a dress she borrowed last weekend, making it fit her.  She had ordered a dress off the internet and wasn't sure it would make it here, but it did come on Wednesday, so on Friday night we remodeled it.  It was so worth it...she looked absolutely gorgeous.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rest of my mini-album

This is the last of my mini-album.  Loved how it turned out...but of course, I loved the photos, so no matter what you did with them...it was great. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mini Album

These little booklets came from one of my vendors, and we laid them on the counter at work for quite awhile...no one ever picked them up or wanted them.  I kept thinking...what could I do with those.  So, I brought them all home and have had them in my closet forever.  When I started my challenges for the retreat, I decided I would make a mini-album out of one of them.  One of the challenges was to use scrapbooking supplies for something more than a layout or card.  Of course, a mini-album is pretty close to a layout, so I ended up doing some other things also.  But....I have 11 more of these, and anyone is welcome to give me a call and say they want one....love to get rid of them and I thought it turned out way cute.  I used photos from Ellie and Treven's visit to the pumpkin patch.

This was to just give you an over view of the little album.  Not real big, but fun to flip through.  One thing I would do different, is to do the back of each page (upside down)so that when you flipped it you didn't have to turn the book over.  I made each page going the same direction and then when I put it together discovered it would have been better the other way.

This is the cover.  I loved the jeweled "autumn"...got it at Michael's for $1.00. 

This is part of the album, so I'll finish showing you the rest tomorrow.  Remember to call me if you want one of these booklets to cover and do something fun with.

Monday, April 16, 2012


I bought this wooden cupcake in Salt Lake at the Wood Connection store.  It's one of my favorite places.  Anyway, I thought it would be cute to sit by my wooden letters when I spell out:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  I am not crazy about the glitter for the cupcake paper...I wanted it to look like the folds of a paper holder, but it just looks like glitter to me.  A little disappointed in that, but...oh well.  I like the beads for the sprinkles.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Challenge #10- Using your scrapbook supplies for something else

I made these letters out of wood and then covered them with scrapbook paper.  Loved it.  I made this awhile back, but still love to get it out every year.

Danelle made this poster for Mom's 90th birthday party we held.  It is amazing how much things have changed since 1922....love being able to use our supplies for all kinds of things. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


This week is Taylor's birthday.  He's such a great kid.  I just love having Robin and Christopher and Taylor come to visit.  Taylor is always willing to help me with the cooking, and last time they were here, he even taught me how to crack and egg with one hand and empty it into the bowl.  Now, that's a trick.  I had never really even thought about trying it...it looked like it could turn messy.  But, Taylor taught me how to apply a little pressure with your fingers and open it with one hand.  How cool is that?
So....Happy birthday on the 13th...Taylor.  I know I'm a little early, but loved this photo of you and wanted to share it.
Love you!

April exchange cards #4

Again...the theme for April was "pastels".  When I was in Boise awhile back, they had these stamps and the "honeycomb" to make the fold outs.  I thought they were soooo cute.  Had to get some and this is the first chance I've had to make them.  I love how it folds out for the icing on the cupcake.  Even the birds aren't too bad.  Hope you've enjoyed my set of cards.  I won't be getting any back for awhile though.  They are usually due on the 19th or 20th.  We need more people in the exchange....give it a try.

Monday, April 9, 2012

April exchange cards #3

April's theme was "pastels".  I really liked this card when I got finished.  From the panels, to the edged flowers, to the beads in the center.  Oh...and lace...I got to use lots of things on this one.  It's not real often that I make a card that I like so much that I want to make more...but this is one I'll probably make again.  Pretty much already used my extra's.