Monday, May 31, 2010


Happy Memorial Day everyone! May you be able to find a few moments to think about and be thankful for the sacrifice so many men and women make and have made to protect us and our country and what it stands for. May the meaning of this day not be lost on you.
Loving posts from this woman and this woman (scroll thru the 5 most recent posts) that speak to the importance of this day.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

An oldie but a goodie

Here's something I have been meaning to post for some time. Another baby album I did for a friend's shower. It uses the same paper line as the last album I posted. While there are quite a bit of similarities, I think you'll agree they're still individual and unique pieces of work. (please excuse the awful pictures. I was up late into the night before the shower and had to take the pictures in bad light)

Note to self (regarding picture below) ... don't use Stickles to adhere crystals. Or if you do, make sure you don't accidentally bump the page when photographing. If you can believe it, I didn't catch this mistake until I uploaded the photos. Meaning yes, I did give my friend the album in this condition. Ugh! To this day, I am so mad at myself and have not contacted her about it. I don't know what I should do. She lives out of state. Should I tell her to fleck the crystals off and send her new ones that she can glue down. That seems kind of tacky. Yet I hate that she has this messed up page in her album.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week

If you haven't heard, it's this week. My daughter goes to preschool Tues/Thurs. Thursday I happen to know that there's a Mother's Day thing they're doing for us, which means tomorrow is the big day. So what am I doing right now, when I should be in bed? Yep, making cards. Cuz you all know I can't buy a card. (1) they're WAY too expensive and (2) I have WAY too many supplies not to use them on occassions such as this.

So here's what I came up with for Hannah's teacher. It's rather difficult to see in the picture, but I used some KI Memories lace paper as the background for my card. It's adds a very nice, subtle touch in person.

And here's what I came up with for the director of the preschool. Because they need some major appreciation as well.

I will swing by a Starbucks on the way to school and grab some gift cards to put in the envelopes.

FYI: the font I used on the cards is called Penmanship Print and I am sure I downloaded for free somewhere. I don't pay for fonts. Google it if you're interested. I love it for school themed projects.