Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sweet and Simple Christmas Goodies

  Welcome paper lovers, thank you for stopping by. Today I have three sweet simple Christmas decorations/ornaments. I have listed all three projects on Ebay here is the link for this one
      For the first two I used some Laughing Cow cheese packages. I removed the labels and had a nice chipboard container, ready to decorate.

  I used some My Mind's Eye scrapbook paper. The Lost and Found Two line. This is great quality paper. Very luxurious. All the paper for these three projects was purchased at Paper Daisies

 I cut the angel diecut with my Cricut using the Joys of the Season cartridge. Inside are two small paper ornaments that I diecut with my Cricut from the Joys of the Season cartridge. I cut some tiny angels and added some glittery snowflakes to the ornament.
Below a closeup up of the ornaments.
  The ornaments open up like cards so you can add some photos that will personalize them.
Below is a shot of the back of the ornaments.
  I wrapped the container up in a cellophane bag and some curly gold ribbon. 

 The next project up is an Our First Married Christmas decoration. Same concept, I used another laughing Cow Cheese Container. Click here to check out the Ebay listing for this next project.

   A peek inside of the ornament.
   Looks a little plain right now, but add a couple of pictures and it's a family treasure.

 Below a closeup of the ornament.
 A close up of the bottom of the container.

This one is all wrapped up for some lucky newlyweds.

 Finally my last project for today, a mini Christmas album. I love the retro feel of this mini album and the colors of the paper too. Click here for the Ebay listing for this project.
  I used a large 2" keyring to bind these ornaments together. Then I tied some ribbon to the keyring to add some frill. On my blog frill is a real word : ). I LOVE my new silver antique glass pumpkin I got at Kohl's. It was on clearance, I had Kohl's cash and a coupon, I just paid a few dollars for it!!! It will definitely be a favorite for me for many years and I love that it works for Halloween and Thanksgiving.....I could probably use it at Christmas too!!

 Back to the project, on each "page" I added mini frames for mini pictures. I glue gunned some buttons and ribbon to add cuteness.
 This decoration/mini album looks cute hung up on a hook or you could use it as a brag book at work for the holidays. You could also just lay it on the coffee table for everyone to enjoy.

 Close up of the frames above and a side shot of the book below.
 A quick picture of our puppy Dexter, he is almost 9mths old now!! This is a shot of him at the dog park. He loves it there, he found this toy hamburger there, no way was he giving it up!! 
  Are the holidays on your mind....if you're a crafter they are!! Let me know what projects, plans or recipes you are working on.   Thank you for stopping by and have a great day! Lori


Monday, November 5, 2012

Retro Grammy Brag Book

  Welcome paper lovers!! Today I have a Grammy brag book to show you. I sure seem to be in the baby boy book mode. This is my 4th one in as many months! Like I have said before nothing is more fun than making baby projects!!

 I had already picked up this great retro paper up at Paper Daisies. It is the Little Boy Blue line from Crate Paper. So when a friend asked me to make this I was ready to go.
   Below is a shot of the first two pages.
   For this book I made a lot of foldouts so there would be lots of room for photos.

 I love this paper with its cool retro look and the bright vibrant colors.

 The photo below is a shot of a trifold. It is an easy way to add photo space in a small book.

 Ooops I forgot to open the foldout on the right side page in the picture below. There is also space to journal Grammy's favorite memories!
 I used key rings to bind the book. I went back and forth on whether to add ribbon to the key rings, I finally decided not to because it's a boy book!! I know that's silly but I also wanted to keep the clean lines of the book going.
  Thank you for stopping and taking a peek at this little treasure! Guessing that Grammy will get some bragging done with a new little boy to show off!!! Congrats and enjoy!!! Have a great day, Lori!