Monday, November 30, 2009

Stocking Stuffers

Do you know what this is?

It's a wallet album made with ONE sheet of 12x12 paper. It's SO cool! I found it at With A Grin and you really need to watch the video to appreciate how cute this is when all decked out.


This video by Stampingholly shows how to fold the paper:

So, you want to make a few wallet albums now? I do! I'm going to make a bunch of them for Christmas as stocking stuffers with gift cards or just with sentiment tags. Maybe send some with xmas cards. These are too cute and too easy NOT to make!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone had a wonderful and thankful day, a safe weekend, and if you shopped...may God bless you for your braveness.

This is my Thanksgiving album made in a class. I did all the work so I have to take credit for something. The design is that of Yvonne Nash, the super cool woman that creates these great mini's. Can't wait to make the Xmas album, it's so festive and pretty to look at.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Cubes

It's been weeks since the great cube debate (link to Erika's post and then the AMR post. Nope, just Erika's post because SHE linked her post to the AMR post....what a girl!) okay, this one.... HERE where I was contemplating buying some storage cubes once again.

You see, I've really wanted them for a long time but never had the room. Then I was going to move into a new place where I would have an ENTIRE WALL where I could set up as many cubes as my little heart desired. Yep, that was an exciting thing to think about and plan in my head...until a unit opened up and it was a completely DIFFERENT floor plan....arrgghh. No wall, no cubes, no desk, no storage, no nada...back to scrapbook supplies sharing space in a coat closet. And then I got the brilliant idea to trash my bedroom and create space! OUT with the chest of drawers, OUT with the dresser mirror, OUT with the night stands, the tables, the knick knacks and anything else that was in the way of my SCRAP CUBES!! Hey, it's an easy thing to do when your furniture is thirty-something, honest.

So after careful consideration of all the advice about storage cubes, and Erika's research and personal experience, I chose ...

Jetmax. And I love them. I put them together all by my little ole self with a Phillips screwdriver and I want more. I must admit, however, that I didn't put the drawers together, because I'm not sure I want them right now, AND because Erika scared me off them. But I have a trusty cordless screwdriver if I should change my mind...and I'm sure I will.

Just put these together today and I'm transferring the stash over, so they aren't organized yet. I started with four (4)cubes and a desk top, and I plan on adding more as needed. I have a lot of wall space now to expand and build on. :-)

Thanks Erika!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Countdown to Donna Salazar

In seven days I'll be attending THIS class with the lovely and talented Donna Salazar. She could teach root canals and I'd go, just in case some of that happiness rubs off y'know? I mean, have you ever seen a picture of Donna where she ISN'T smiling? She's kinda like that "altogether too happy" Stacey Julian, and that's why I'm counting the days. She makes scrapping a whole lot of fun and she loves life. I figure after a few hours with Donna, no matter what mood I'm in, I'll be a lot happier!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hummingbird Banter

Serious chatter going on here...

In scrapland...

The beginning of my altered test book for future fun and games. I'm learning a few things as I go along... like letting the paint dry completely before closing the book, and that I don't have to cover the whole page, or even every page....I mean, look how fat it's getting to be already and I've only worked on about 1/4th of it! But it's fun and I'm enjoying the learning process. I was going to put pictures in this book but I think now I'm just going to go with the flow and decorate it...see what happens later.