Monday, October 25, 2010

From drab to fab!

I wanted to make my mom a small album with some photos of our recent trip to the pumpkin patch.  However, I did not have time to create an entire mini scrapbook album.  So, I printed out the best pictures from that day and put them in a small 4X6 photo album.  I picked up the album a while ago for $1.00, but it was pink and just not what I wanted, so what is a girl to do??  Why recover it, of course!

I used a variety of supplies for this project.  I took some of my SU cardstock to cover the front, back and spine.  I found a really nice digital kit online that I plan on using to create my own scrapbook, so I used some papers and images from that kit.  I also found some cool word art online as well and used that for the cover.  I attached some SU ribbon to help keep the album closed if you were to stand it up for displaying.  The ribbon is adhered to the back, but is loose enough to slip on and off.  Although this doesn't have all the "bells and whistles" of a scrapbook you would typically see, it is still a scrapbook, :)

Here is the original album:

















Here is the re-covered album:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Community housing fall festival

The military housing we live in put on a "Fall Festival" today from 2-4pm.  They had a bounce house, one small ride for the kids, caricature artists, a reptile exhibit and food and other cool goodies.  They had a costume contest also and Kylie wanted to dress up as a fairy.  I took a ton of pictures of her, but this one is by far my favorite!!


Saturday ramblings

It is just one of those days where all I want to do is lay around, but I know I need to get some things accomplished.  My list is huge, but at this point, as long as I get one thing of that list, I will be happy.

We live in military housing and community center is having a "Fall Festival" today. It sounds like fun, so I think I will head over there with Kylie later this afternoon. Pat is hunting with his brother, so it will just be my and Kylie.

I want to work on some more cards and try and finish up that "decorate a house" I have been working on. Not to mention, work on some scrapbooks, I am so far behind and about to have another little one in a few months. In addition to all my crafting endeavors, of course, I have dishes, laundry, etc. to take care of.

I placed another SU order yesterday. I only ordered a few things this time, but the owl punch was on my order this time. I can't wait to use it, only because I have seen the numerous ways people have used it, but making things other than owls with it. I happen to have a few of my own ideas as well, :) Of course, I probably won't get it until the end of next week, due to the clearance rack blitz still in effect, but I have plenty of other things to work on, :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

So many ideas...

..okay, well, needless to say I did not get a chance to finish working on my decorate a house from Stampin' UP! Hubby went hunting with his brother today, so it was like any other day for me trying to entertain Kylie. We did manage to make it to Micheal's this morning as I had a 50% of coupon I wanted to use.

I tried working on a prototype for a project idea, but Kylie decided that I should help her make a paper house. I told her that Daddy would help her when she got home, because by this point in the day, I was pretty much spent. My prototype ended up in Kylie's hands because it looked nothing like what I was envisioning, but I am will probably work on it tomorrow, since hubby has the day off, I can get some time to myself. I plan on heading out to the craft stores again tomorrow, to see if I can find something else to use that 50% off coupon again. I print them off the internet because you can use one a day for the days they are good for, :)

I started my next list for my next SU order. I am waiting til next week to place this one, because I know SU will be offering a few "bundles" at a discount. I will be posting more about those offers when the time comes. You won't want to miss them!!

I am hoping I can sit down tomorrow and work on some of the ideas that are floating around in my head. We shall see how the day unfolds tomorrow, :)