Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Teacher/Bus Driver gifts

It’s that time of the year . . . coming up with unique and creative ideas for teachers gifts that won’t cost an arm and a leg (especially when you have 6 teachers to get something for and don’t forget the bus driver). That end of the year gift is a thoughtful way to let you child’s teacher(s) and bus driver know how much she/he is appreciated.

Yesterday I made up 7 bottles for my grandsons to give their teachers and their bus driver. These were super easy to make using scraps from scrapbooking projects and Starbucks bottles.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ribbon Tutorial and Giveaway

Every once in awhile a new tool, product or trend will appear in the scrapbooking world and I will become obsessed with it. These obsessions last for awhile and then I move on to a new one. These obsessions (in a good way) are little things to rev me up.

My new favorite is seam binding ribbon - loving it! I use ribbon on layouts and cards but I’m not a bow maker by any means. I’ve discovered that this crinkled ribbon is forgiving . . . There is no messing it up!
It's so easy to make . . . you only need 4 things.

What you’ll need:
Spray bottle of water
Glimmer Mist
Seam binding
Heat tool

Spray the binding with water and then scrunch the binding together.

Then spray with Glimmer Mist - I used English Ivy. Scrunch the binding together again.

Keep scrunching and dry with your heat tool.

Note: Wrights seam binding will not work. I used Hug Snug from ZipperStop.

Leave a comment and become a follower and on June 9th I’ll pick a winner to receive 3 yards each of the following colors of ribbon.

English Ivy
Antique Brass
Candy Apple Red and
Black Cherry

Projects I've used seam binding ribbon on:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Well after a long gray winter it’s finally starting to look like spring here in Ohio. The flowers are starting to bloom and I’ve even heard birds singing.

A spring tradition at our house is spring cleaning. I know . . . a little weird, but I love to clean and organize things. I’ve actually been accused of being a clean freak!? I don’t know about you but spring cleaning makes me feel energized! Spring is a time of fresh starts, a time to move furniture, clean windows, wash walls and vacuum baseboards . . . all to welcome the return of sunshine and warm weather . . . which I might add is long over due! By the time I’m done our house will be refreshed, renewed and more organized and so will I.

I used the May15th sketch from My Sketch World to complete this layout of Elisha.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Even had enough time to work on a few more challenges for the Crop at My Sketch World.

The Button Challenge:
I covered the buttons with rub-ons.

Card Image Challenge:
I love all things vintage and especially these vintage images.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Life Lessons I have learned throughout my life:

We should be glad that God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.
Two people can look at the exact same thing and see completely different things.
The more you know, the more you know you don’t know!
If I don’t do it today, it’ll still be there tomorrow.
Just because someone asks me a question, doesn’t mean I owe them an answer.
Simple and few is better than complicated and many.

My Sketch World is hosting a National Scrapbooking Day Crop from May 7th - May 14th.

Lot’s of fun games and challenges in the forums.

I completed this layout for the Boy/Girl Challenge:

This layout was for Nick’s Magic 5 Challenge:
( 5 photos, 5 pieces of pp, 5 tickets, 5 chipboard buttons and 5 banner pieces)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Here's my take on the April 15th sketch at MSW: