Sunday, October 31, 2010

Is it to early for Xmas gifts?

hello everyone!  Its hard to believe that xmas is right around the corner.  My mind is already gearing up for presents.  I wanted to make an advent calendar.  In doing research on how to make one...I discovered that I couldn't find one ANYWHERE available on the internet....Really....NOT ONE!! The one I particularly had in mind is made from has ax 10x10 window(frame) in the middle and the 24 boxes around here.  This is a kit that you have to assembly your self and then decorate.  The company is from Austrailia and is sold out in the USA.  If you can find one let me know....
So, I was not giving up....I decided to do make my own.  Went on splitcoast to see what everyone else was doing....checked out the resource page and went to town.   Here's my finished project...
The paper I used was from My Mind's Eye called Wonderful Winter.  I cannot tell you how GEORGEOUS this paper is.  The letters/numbers were cut out by using the original sizzix fun serif dies using Stampin Up cherry cobler.  If you look very closely, there are non traditional colors in this project.  Pinks and blues along with reds and greens.  I never thought I would work with pinks / blues for xmas but it was fun.  The whole project took about a day.  Check out the resource page on and give it a try.                                             

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fun camping project

hello fellow bloggers....It has been well over a month since my last post.  Thought I would share one of my many projects that I did over the summer.  I made this for my S-I-L birthday.  They love to camp and I thought it would be a great gift for her to keep track of her family camping travels. 

Not really that hard to do at all.  I purchased this journal book at the dollar store..(yes..thats right...Dollar Store!)....took it apart, faced it with my camping scrapbooking kit (purchased at Michaels -using my 40% off coupon - reg.$9.99) and assembled back together.  That easy!  (tip: to repuncture the holes on my paper..I used my friskars hand held hole puncher).  Hope you enjoyed!
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