Monday, June 27, 2011

Crop Candy and pages from last Weekend

Hello Scrappers and Hookers,

I went to a crop at Scrapbook Studio in OH last weekend. It was so much fun! We had a blast with the ladies there. They had a drawing every couple of hours, and almost everyone went home with candy. I chose old time stickers that look like vintage christmas stamps.

I did a 2 page layout with a Christmas theme using last year's pics.

I used my Gingerbread Christmas Cart with my Cricut, and I cut the outline of the gingerbread and the house, then I cut the gingerbread people and house out with brown. I used cardstock for the background of the pictures. I used stickers to give it some sparkle. It was a simple layout to do.

Then, I wanted to play with the cricut a little, so I took a little of my vinyl, and I used my Paris cart to cut out the Eifel Tower and an air balloon for wall art for my bedroom.

I also took a pre-made page and added an owl from stampin up to it along with my pics. I had to personalize it of course!

After I took those pics, my camera died,so I have to wait until my batteries charge before I can show you so much more that I've been doing. I was sick all last week, and I apologize for not writing a lot sooner.

I belong to a wonderful book club, and we are learning so many new scrapbooking techniques plus I am taking a class next month on making thrifty gifts. I am also taking a class on making a chocolate cookbook next month. To update you, I did well on my interview for the Pittsburgh and Crochet Show for next year, and I may have more than one crochet class there. So if you go to the show, we may see each other!

Right now, I have about 4 WIPs! I have 2 that are waiting for payday for more yarn, and 2 that are on my knitting needles that I switch on and off to. I am crocheting a cat bed for my beautiful siamese Jinxie and a sweater for myself. I am knitting a baby blanket and a cowl. I have no idea what will be next. I was trying to knit a pair of socks, but they weren't turning out at all, and I frogged it. I am reading Death Swatch by Laura Childs. It's a scrapbooking mystery series set in New Orleans. This series is what our book club is based on. I will have to show you some of the things that we have done next post.

Happy Scrappin and Hookin,


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Graduation Paper Bag Photo Album

My DH and I just went to a friend's daughters' graduation party this past weekend. We had a blast. They had a nice spread, and they even had Bruster's ice cream being served by a Bruster's employee as a gift for the graduate, because she works for them. Anyway, I decided that I was going to make my first paper bag album, and it turned out so nice that we gave it to her as her gift. She loved it. Here are the pics of the album:

I used 3 large paper bags that you get from the grocery store. I laid them together opposite sides together. I punched three holes in the thickest part of the bags and laced it with ribbons to hold it together. I used DCWV paper to cover the all the pages and covers. I used cardstock for the picture layouts. I used my cricut to cut out the dog. I can't remember all of the names of the embellies I used on it, but I especially like the school books and tote bag on the one page.

I finally got my video camera, but it was too late for this project. I will make another one so I can record it, and put it up on my blog. Tomorrow, I will be interviewing for a teaching position for the Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Show. Wish me luck! I've never done this before.

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,