Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Calendar

It's always a great and also quick and easy Christmas gift to give a calendar. This year was really easy because I used a quick page where all you have to do is drop in the photos. I also added any important dates. I purchased the calendar quick pages from Just So Scrappy.

2010 in Review

In addition to doing the P365 challenge where you do a photo a day I decided to do a year in review about my 2 grandsons. Here's a layout that I did where I journaled a little about them each month.

Template by Cindy Schneider, Year in Review Template IIIV2. Kit I can fix it by Misty Cato

Template by Cindy Schneider, Year in Review Template IIIV2. Kit by Kristin Cronin Barrows All Aboard Kit. Additional alpha from Just so Scrappy

My latest endeavor

You know that saying, "Jack of all trades, Master of none"? Some times I think that's me. I received a bracelet from a friend and several weeks later he mentioned that I wasn't wearing it. Well truth be known, I love it but it was too small. I like to think that I'm "Big Boned" My sister Kathy and I had talked about wanting to learn to make jewelry so we went by a jewelry store and they were super nice and got us both totally hooked. They showed me how to add a clasp and lengthen the bracelet. Now I can wear it every day. So, here's some of my latest things that I have made.

The pink pearl one is the one from my friend, and the one right above that is one my sister Kathy made.

I actually want to learn how to make rosaries and rosary bracelets. I think I'm just about ready to jump in and try my hand at it. I'm a little nervous to do all that work and do it wrong so I did order a book. Hopefully I will be posting one of my completed rosaries before too long.

Stick People

I started making these fun little stick people, perfect for the back of any car or van. I cut them using my Craft Robo. The files were purchased from PaperThreads.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Mogogram Glass Blocks

I made these beautiful monogram blocks for my nieces and nephews for Christmas gifts. I cut them with my craft robo. Have I told you how much I love that machine!

I used a set of monograms that I purchased from PaperThreads

POW Bracelet Layout

Back in 1972 I wore a POW bracelet that had the name of a solder that was a pow in the Viet Nam war. Here's my layout.

Fun layout of my Niece

Her doggies are her babies. Here's a fun layout of my niece and her kids. This was a layout done for a challenge of "Christmas Present"

Treasure the Memories

I finished this layout for a challenge "Christmas Past" This is one of my favorite pics of Christmas. This picture is from 1959.

Recipe Swap

I participated in a Recipe swap and here's my layout I did. I also have made layouts for all of our family recipes and gave books to all of my kids, and nieces.

Halloween Treat Boxes

We had a family reunion on Halloween so I made these special treat boxes for all the little trick or treaters.

I used Shelly's spider box that I purchased from PaperThreads.

I was even featured on Shelly's blog. Check it out Here

Airplane Boxes

Perfect gift bags for a 5 year olds birthday party.

I made 26 of these airplane boxes for my grandson's birthday. They turned out super cute.

I used Shelly's Prop Plane Box which I purchased from PaperThreads.

I was even featured on the designers bog. Check it Out

Jeff's First Triathlon

Very proud of my son doing his first Triathlon.