Sunday, May 30, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gift

So, for my son's Preschool teacher I decided to do a little scrapbook for her from all of the students. She had said that she was going to be doing Memory Books for the kids and I thought, "She should get one too." So, I took a 11x11 spiral scrapbook that I had, sent home little cards that I made with my Cricut and my Cricut markers to all the students, and used my Everday and Dress Up Paper Dolls catridges to whip up this book. It took a little longer to do then I thought, but it was worth it. She was a great teacher and my son truly adored her. Next years class is very lucky!

Here is the title page:

This is what each of the students pages looked like. I don't want to post all of them, because I don't have permission from the parents. But, you get the picture.

I think that overall it turned out lovely and she really like it! Thank you Mrs. Mendelson, you made this year extra special!

Memorial Day Giveaways!

There are several Memorial Day Blog Giveaways going on today and tomorrow. I will try to keep the list updated throughout the day, so check them out and maybe you could win something!

Chris at Turned Gypsy

Jennifer at Young's Scrapping

Check back later today for another project post and more blogger giveaways!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Sorry that I have been MIA lately everyone. I have been hard at work making a mini scrapbook for my son's Preschool Teacher. It is hopefully going to be fabulous. I really liked his teacher this year and thought that she was wonderful, so she deserved something special! Anyway, pictures to follow in the next couple of days. I also have two Layouts to share also. Posting soon!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Living MY LIFE!

The other night I was sitting in my Scraproom, the one that my hubby worked so hard on, and didn't want to be there. It's  not that I didn't want to be there, I was just at a point where I didn't know what I wanted to do. I have several birthday's and holiday's coming up that I needed to make cards for, but I wasn't sure which ones I wanted to work on first or what I wanted to make for them. I've had all these ideas lately, but for some reason didn't want to do any of them.

Don't get me wrong, I love making cards. It's the easiest way to share my creativity and my love of creating with others, but once my cards are done and sent on their way I never see them again. And although it sounds weird, I miss them. I miss being able to go back and see my creations again and again if I want to.

I haven't done any layouts lately and I have SO many pictures that I really want to immortalize. I have two new nieces, my oldest is starting kindergarden in the fall and my youngest is starting preschool. There are so many memories that I really want to make sure that I get scrapped.

For the longest time I was at a creative block when it came to creating layouts and that is why I started creating cards. They could be much simpler; simpler layout, simpler message and they definetly did help me to practice some new techniques, but I think that it is time that I get back to basics...layouts.

It's time that I start to go back to what makes me the happiest and that's scrapbooking memories. I need to be able to write down all the great things that my kids and my family are doing right now and in the future. So, that I can always remember how lucky I am to be living MY LIFE!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy NSD!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I am unfortunately going to be at work today from around 9 till after 2....but, hopefully after that I will be able to post a few things. We are also going over to my parents around 4 to celebrate my sister-in-laws birthday that was the 19th. But, I will definetly be scrapping after that...until I drop. Still getting over a sinus infection so I might drop pretty early.