Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Steampunk Debutante

Here's a layout of my mom and dad back in the 50s in Montreal. I love this new Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante for these old photos. It's perfect! I couldn't believe how great my Tim Holtz hardware went with this paper. I cut out a few butterflies and added a little liquid glass to them and that's all this layout really needed. Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Some Vintage Christmas Projects

I've been making more Christmas gifts and felt a little "vintagey" so I pulled out some of my Crafty Secrets images and made these fun postcard wall hangings. I'm definitely feeling the Christmas spirit! I also made a couple Christmas cards to go with them. Are you getting in the Christmas spirit?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

CD Calendar and More Nook & Pantry

Ok, so I can't stop playing with this Nook and Pantry set lol. Here's a little CD Calendar I made for my mother-in-law to go with the gifts in my last post I've made for her. Today, I'm working on some more fun little Christmas gifts that I'm going to share on Tiny Seed next week. I've included a couple sneak peaks for you to get you in the Christmas spirit. I'm loving this cloudy weather and have been playing all weekend! Can you tell? Happy crafting!

Here's a couple sneak peaks I'll be sharing on Tiny Seed on November 18th. Stop by and check them out and be sure to peruse through Yolanda's little Tiny Seed Shop. She's got some great products to get you inspired too!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Altered Items to Match My Recipe Box

Do you remember the altered recipe box I made the other week with my Nook and Pantry paper kit? Well...I wanted to add a few more items to match to give as a gift to my mother-in-law for Christmas. My dear friend Izzy, gave me the idea of altering a coupon keeper and I had already decided I wanted to alter a little note book but was reminded by Izzy about including a pen to match. The R.S.V.P. pens are perfect for this. You can pick them up at any local office supply store. I also altered a little day planner to go with this set. Thanks Izzy for your abundant inspiration!

Here's a photo of the notebook and matching pen,
Here's a photo of the coupon keeper,
And here's a photo of the altered pocket day planner.
And finally, here's a photo of them all together. I'm really pleased with how they all turned out. I think they'll really look cute in my mother-in-law's kitchen. They're totally her style!

Be sure to check out your Michaels for items you can alter! They make great gifts! Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Christmas Layout

Last weekend was Diane's annual Timberline retreat. I had a great time as always and created a few layouts and almost finished another mini album. This retreat, for me, was more about connecting and bonding with friends. There were a few tears and lots of laughs. I feel so blessed to know these women! You know who you are.

Here's a layout I created while I was there using some Cosmo Cricket and other misc. stash. I am definitely in the mood for Christmas and am spending the day making gifts.

I hope you all took a moment this morning to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed and continue to sacrifice their lives for our freedom. Thanks for stopping by :)