Friday, August 28, 2009

Chistmas Jewels

Some of in my family have also been requesting I post pictures of jewelry to my blog, so I thought I'd start today.

I voluteered to teach a Christmas jewelry class for a Super Saturday activity for Relief Society. I ordered the beads a few days ago and they arrived today. I still had the picture in my head of how I wanted it to look, so I decided to get right to work. It took me no time at all to whip this up, and I'm sure we'll be able to finish the project in the hour window we have for our Super Saturday class.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

For Your Desk

Back in the Winter of 2007/2008 I decided to make a little keepsake for Gene's cubical. I didn't want it to come across too girly, so I used a brown/blue color combination. I used Making Memories Cosmopolitan Collection for the patterned paper. I cut three 12x12 pages of the chipboard backing from my Stampin' Up! paper. This backing is not too thick, but stronger than ordinary cardstock would have been.

I made this so that each section would have a two page effect. Each family member had their own corner of the project.
I made each spread before adhearing the five pages together. I used Tacky Tape to give it a firm hold.

At the time I was pregnant with Sam, so I made his page up and all it needed was a picture.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Summer Refreshment

I found this wonderful glitter watermelon paper in Kansas City. It was one of those 'I have no idea what I'm going to do with this, but it's too cute to pass up' purchases that actually paid off. This is another one of the My Timeless Templates. This time I thought it would be so great to showcase all the joys of summer. Can't you just taste the cool watermelon now?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

In the Beginning...

After posting a few pictures of my latest papercrafting creations on Facebook, I decided it was time to take my love of papercrafting to the next level. I wanted a quick and easy way for my friends and family to view my paper projects. My sister calls me her 'muse'. Apparently I must inspire creativity whenever I'm around her. So Sher - here's your daily dose of creativity. I hope it inspires you to make something fun and wonderful!

I hope you all like the name.... I hate coming up with names for stuff. But I thought that it would be a unique tie between my namesake and my love of paper.

These are the Teacher's Gifts I made for Jakob and Caleb this year. Originally, I was only going to make the beaded lanyards. But then I needed a pretty little box. Step in Lauren Meader's Timeless Templates from the Papertrey Ink website. Well, once I had these little lunch-pails in mind, I HAD to fill them. I mean who wants a nearly empty box? So I picked up these notepads with pens from the $1 bin at Michael's, and covered the front. After I made the box I realized the cute doggy stamp was too big to fit on the front of the lunchbox. The notepad was a perfect and natural solution. While at the dollar bins, I noticed some post-it notes. Wouldn't those be handy for a teacher? So I threw those in (with a coordinating cover I made from Real Red cardstock). What gift would be complete without chocolate? There's a little bag of M&M's included. I had so much fun making these!