Friday, August 27, 2010

Scrapbook Wedding Gift

Last weekend I went to NYC for a wedding reception.  The ceremony itself was private but they had a nice reception and dinner at a restaurant.  I decided to make a small scrapbook as a gift for the newlyweds.  I found this beautiful embroidered K & Company album on sale at AC Moore. 

8 1/2 " album cover with stock photo

I bought a package of shimmery K & Company papers from the Elegance line and a package of mat-sized papers from the same line. I added lots of bling, ribbon and flowers and some coordinating dimensional stickers. 

First page with "Our Special Day" title

I find it is hard to make gift albums because you have no idea what type of pictures they will have.  I try to use standard photo sizes, where possible, so that a non-scrapbooker can put the pictures in without having to do a lot of cropping.

The Ceremony Page

I used my Silhouette Digital Cutter to cut out the rings on the page above and the swirly heart vines on the page below.  They don't show up well in the photo but they turned out very nicely and help to fill in space since there are no pictures in the album yet.  I also used the Silhouette to cut out the word "Family" and the scroll tag.

Family Page

Whenever I make a gift album without pictures I like to use coordinating papers throughout. I try to adhere embellishments, like the swirls above, in a way that will allow the recipient to slide the pictures underneath.

Forever with You Page

These are just the first pages of the album.  The papers were really pretty with silver, white, almond and gray tones.  Unfortunately, I did not get good photos of them because I took them at night.

I hope the newlyweds like the album and wish them many years of happiness together.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cuppacakeabella on

My recent Creative Team submission to the team was posted on on Saturday.  This card was made using the Cuppacakeabella image from Stamping Bella and papers and embellishments from the Basic Gray Two Scoops line. I am still trying to use up my stash of this paper, but have a long way to go

See the article published on for the supplies used for the front of the card.

Happy Wednesday!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Life in Honduras posted on

My weekly submission for the Creative Team for was published on Wednesday on the National Scrapbook site on

This page is part of my album of our trip to Honduras in 2006 to visit my daughter who served there in the Peace Corps. For more details on this page and the supplies used, please check out the article on

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

It's getting hot in here!

A couple of days ago we noticed that our air conditioning was not cooling like it should be.  Now, there is no question about it, as it is over 80 degrees downstairs even with the air running full-time.  I guess we should be thankful that it is at least cooling a little since it is 95 degrees outside.  It will be Tuesday before we can get it serviced and repaired (we hope it is a repair not a replacement).

I have been busy making a couple of baby girl mini albums to sell at The Lemon Tree store in Wake Forest.  This is a really neat gift store that sells only handmade items including:  jewelry, bags, kid's clothes, glassware, cards, etc.  They are located in downtown Wake Forest, which is very quaint with many unique shops.  If you are ever in that area, be sure to check it out.

Here are some pictures from an acrylic album that I made to sell using Heidi Grace papers and loads of embellishments.

I hope your weekend has been relaxing!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Charlie as a puppy on

This was my latest submission for the Creative Team for  It was published on the National Scrapbook site on yesterday.  There is lots of great inspiration on this site and the Creative Team has very different styles.

Charlie was so adorable as a puppy.  He's still adorable now, but he is so much bigger. For more details on this page and the supplies used, please check out the article on


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lots of Cute Post-it Note Holders

I have been making lots of Post-it Note holders lately. I am planning to do a couple of craft fairs in the fall and am starting to make items for those.  I have gotten great inspiration from others on Splitcoast Stampers.  This is a great way to find out what has been selling at shows and what supplies are on sale at different retail stores. 

I have made about 20 of these Post-it Note holders so far.  I created a template using my Silhouette digital cutter to cut and score the holders.  While it took me a bit to figure out how to create the template,  it has saved me lots of time in the long run.

I have a huge amount of scraps leftover from scrapbooking projects.  I currently have these organized in a container divided in sections by color.  I used scraps of papers, punches, small bits of ribbon and stickers to embellish these holders.

I hope these will sell well.  I think they are really cute and I like the way the mini gel pen fits into the holder on the side.

Hope you had a fun weekend!