Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Paper Bag Album

December is upon us! Boy does time go fast! It seems like I've been busy with one thing or another and my poor blog got neglected. I'd like to get a post in here today that has a Christmas paper bag album that I posted to The Scrappy Tree blog today.

I really enjoy making paper bag albums. For the most part, they are quick things to whip up and just fun to decorate. For this one I used some old Webster's Pages Christmas paper and some of their trims as well as their stickers. I was also able to use some vintage sheet music that I got from an auction.

Here's a sample of the interior of the album. For more pics and info, please check out The Scrappy Tree blog. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Recent Christmas Cards

Hello! I recently decided to enter another craft sale that is next month and I thought I better get moving on some Christmas cards! I had gotten Papertrey Ink's Love Lives Here: Holidays stamps and coordinating die. I just love the angel. Here are a few cards I made focusing on the angel from the set.

The following cards have Papertrey's Holiday Photo finishers stamps and dies used. The run along the bottom of the cards.

My goal is to have a minimum of 50 Christmas cards made up for this sale. I am 75% there on Christmas cards. I'd like to add more altered items to my sale list this time so we'll see how that goes! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kids projects on The Scrappy Tree

Today was my turn to post a fun kid project for The Scrapy Tree. Go on over and check it out. Ella and her friends really had fun with it!

Ella, the little ham! LOL. Here's the finished project from Ella and her buddies!

Now, what to make tomorrow? LOL Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Little Friday Video

A little video from Two Peas doing a Halloween card. One of these days I should try to video a card. One day! LOL

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sharing some Junk!

Hello! Today I wanted to share a few photos from the Junk Bonanza last weekend. It was just so much fun and full of great junk!

The vendors really know how to make beautiful displays!

One of these days I'll have a dressform! They are just so cool!

This was one of the prettiest shops there!

Can't wait to go next year! Of course we will have to stop at Minnesota's Largest Candy Store again! :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

No place like home

This past weekend was fun not only because I got to spend time with friends and scouring garage sales and the Junk Bonanze, but it was also a time to get crafty! I altered a fence post that I got from the thrift store a couple of weeks back for today's Scrappy Tree blog post and here is the finished product. Stop on over to The Scrappy Tree for more details! It was a fun thing to work on.

During my fun weekend, my friend Erica and I had a little craft time together before she headed off to the airport. We each made a coaster wall hanging to exchange with each other. It was a lot of fun to do. Here is what she made me:

I proudly display this in my dining room!! I love it!

Monday, September 19, 2011

A wonderful Weekend

Hello! I had a wonderful weekend with my friend from Rochester and my friend from Texas. I have a few pictures to share today. I'll have more to share once I can figure out how to get the pictures from my iphone to my computer. :)

We went to visit Minneopa State Park this weekend to see the waterfalls. The only bad thing was the dry conditions we have been having. The waterfall was just a trickle!
My friend Erica enjoying a hike up some steep stairs at the waterfall.

The kids enjoyed Erica's visit, as did I. Please excuse Dylan in his pajama pants in this picture. LOL

The girls enjoyed the Falls too.

This is one of my favorite photo op spots at the waterfall. I love the stairs that just keep going up and up!

As I said, I will have some more to share soon and I'll also share a photo of a gorgeous little coaster wall hanging that Erica made me while we were crafting on Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Long Overdue Post!

My poor little blog has gone far too long with out a post!

I am currently getting ready for a craft sale. My cards are going to be on sale for $2 each or three for $5. I have made approx. 110 cards. Here are a few of my favorites that I made:

I just love those vintage ladies! I thought this would be a lovely friendship card.

The card above is an anniversary card. I just love the chairs from Hero Arts!!

It wouldn't be a card of mine with out a flower! :)

The Friendship jar set of stamps/die from Papertrey Ink is a fave!!! I just love it!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to post another post soon!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

The 4th and a few minis

Hello everyone! Happy Belated 4th! I wanted to share a few photos from our 4th celebration. We went to a little town's parade and Dylan had to get a prime spot!

I had to immortalize this moment of sisterly love! These two have been bugging each other lately!

Debbie and Ella got to walk in the parade the first go around. Yes, you read that right, the FIRST go around. This town is so small that the parade goes around twice! lol. The second time they were riding in an old fire truck!

Today I posted a few little mini cards on The Scrappy Tree's site. Take a look over there for more details, but here are the pictures of the two cards I made.

I promise a less rushed post next time!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Recent layouts

I recently did a bunch of layouts! For me, 4 pages is a bunch. I am not typically doing layouts it seems, but I did have fun with these and I'd like to share them with you today. Here's one of the kids at the Mall of America on the Merry Go Round:

I followed a sketch from Susan Stringfellow pretty closely and expanded it to a two page spread. I used Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe papers and embellies for these pages and an EK Success border punch.

Here are the two pages together:

The next layouts I'd like to share is from the Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, MN. Last year my friend Erica came up and we met our friend Melissa for a fun day of junking!! Here are two pages I made of the day:

I used Crate Paper again, this time the Restoration line which I love! All the embellies were from the same line with the exception of the plastic flowers which are from Making Memories.

Here are the two pages together. I think I'll switch the pages' order when I put them in my book. The more I look at it, I like my journaling page to be on the right.

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A great weekend

Our friends were down from WI this weekend to visit and boy did we have fun! We were able to go to Mineopa State Park and scrap and just hang out! Such fun! Here are a few pics to share.

I just love the long staircase!

We have had so much rain lately that the Falls were really flowing and muddy! The mist was spraying up at us from where we stood.

I had the kids do a silly face at the park! LOL. Fun!

As for crafting, I was able to make a few cards, almost complete a few layouts and I made these tags. I have a post on The Scrappy Tree detailing the technique I used for the tags. I had a lot of fun making them!

It was a wonderful weekend! I hope you all had a great weekend too!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Masking on your cards

I found this wonderful video on masking that I wanted to share today! It really makes me want to do this right now! I hope it can inspire you today too!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What a fun Weekend

This past weekend was so much fun. The kids and I had a weekend getaway that really had us busy but having just the greatest time. On Saturday we went to Mall of America.

Fresh off the hotel shuttle and ready to shop!

Of course we mostly did the rides!

Doesn't Ella look ready behind the wheel?

Photo op at the Sea Life Aquarium at the mall. Dylan was hamming it up by the jellyfish.

On Sunday we went to my friend's home is Wisconsin where the kids were loving the Wii. We don't have one of those yet.

This upcoming weekend is going to be fun too.

Monday, May 9, 2011

May's Inspiration Monday

Hello! Inspiration Monday is upon us already! Here is a post I made for The Scrappy Tree. Here is a photo, courtesy of The Wedding Community. Use this photo to inspire you to create something; a card, scrapbook page, altered item, anything you wish!!

Once you create your project, please upload to our Inspiration Challenge group! We'd love to see what you've made!!