It’s National Scrapbook Day! I feel bad that I haven’t done Scrapbook Saturday in quite a while. I feel like I’ve kind of lost my umph for scrapbooking. I am sure I will get my mojo back eventually. Scrapbooking isn’t always easy. It’s time consuming, a bit expensive and requires quite a bit of ideas and creativity but I do enjoy it!
I feel almost like a historian when I scrapbook. I love taking pictures and telling the story of an event, person or place. It’s almost magical when you look back on those pictures.
My grandmother passed away in December. I scrapbooked this picture of our hands together back in September of 2012. I absolutely love this picture.
That particular day I was hanging out with my Abuelita. I was putting lotion on her hands and she said that our hands were very different. I asked her why they were different and she responded that hers were old and mine were young. If she only knew that I was kind of old too and that my hands look nothing like they did when I was fifteen. I love this picture more than I can say. I think I might have a canvas made of this picture to remind me of how lucky I was to have her.
Go scrapbook! Get your craft on and enjoy!
Supplies: Stampin’ Up!, Stickles, misc. stickers
I don’t know about anyone else but I am always finding bits and pieces of games that aren’t any good if you don’t have the entire game. I found a bag full of loteria (Mexican Bingo) cards that don’t make up the complete set so why not make something out of them?
I had several tiles just sitting around so why not make something with those and the Loteria cards? Hmmm. what could I use? Trivets or drink coasters!
All I did was cut my Loteria cards to 4×4, which was the size of the tile and decoupage them with Modge Podge. That simple. My cousin had seen on my Facebook that I was making something with these cards and asked about them. Sure enough I was able to give my cousin a set of these and she loved them! I have some that I am using as trivets in my kitchen and I love them.
Have a great day!
When I got up yesterday morning there were two things that unfortunately started the day off wrong. I had pink eye. It had snowed overnight. I was like come on!!!! When I showed my husband he suggested I just put on an eye patch and go to work. Really?
1. It’s not Halloween
2. Where do I buy an eye patch?
3. I would just be covering the problem.
Instead I decided to go to the doctor and I am better now! Since I was home I decided to do even more spring cleaning. I filled a bag and a box with more items to donate. Yay!
Whenever I go to Kane County Flea Market I always buy vintage sheet music from the same lady. She has some awesome stuff. I just kind of collect it until I use it. I had seen some heart embellishments on Pinterest and of course had to case them because they were so pretty.
These are going to look so pretty on a card, scrapbook, gift, or any other type of paper crafting.
Negative heart cut outs + small store bought embellishment hopefully=more gorgeous embellishments. I better start getting creative. Waste not want not!
Have a great day!
Supplies: vintage sheet music, Michael’s, Stampin’ Up!, Want2Scrap
Let’s jump right into Christmas! I have to admit that I am not a gift card giver. I really like the idea of someone unwrapping a gift and finding something they really wanted (at least I hope it’s what they wanted!). I like wrapping gifts and adding bows and embellishments. I think it’s just the girl in me. I realize that a lot of people give gift cards and sometimes it may be the best gift! For the last swap my friends and I had I made some gift card holders for everyone.
I made some extra ones for myself just in case I do need them. They were super easy to make with a die cut. I love crafting tools. They just make things so much easier and faster!
I am off to drink some tea and have some Nyquil…I feel like a truck ran me over!
Supplies: Stampin’ Up!, Recollections, PTI, Stickles, Sizzix
It never fails that when I am looking for a gift tag I cannot find one. For one of my previous swaps with my friends I made a few gift tags to share with them. The nice thing about these was that I was able to use scrap paper. I try to save the larger pieces of scrap paper so that I can use with different projects.
A little stamping, a few die cuts and you have some adorable tags. These are perfect to keep on hand for any occasion and can be used on bags or packages. So remember to save your scrap paper!
Have a great day!
The time change is ridiculous! I would rather get up in the dark and that it be lighter later. When I leave work now it is dark. I just want to get into my pj’s when I get home and go to bed…but that’s not happening! Instead I am trying to get on a new cleaning schedule together. I am also trying to write a weekly list instead of daily list to do in the hopes of doing at least one thing on the list every night after work. I started this Monday night and so far so good!
Towards the end of summer vacation I was looking around trying to figure out what to make a fall wreath out of. Of course I had a bunch of different things and thought why not?
This is not the typical fall wreath but I kind of like that. I love the color of the frame. It was a freebie from my cousin and I had my husband paint it. The beaded fruit I usually just place in a large vase but I had tons of it so I figured I would use some of them on the wreath. And the burlap? It adds a nice fall touch. The glittered letter goes along with the theme of my fall porch…the initial of our last name. You can see a bit of the glue on the fruit but it’s not too bad. Perfect…for me!
Soup. I like it in the summer but I love it in the cold weather! I especially love when it is an easy to make soup like this one.
Not only is this soup delicious but it’s also healthy and very filling. It’s also pretty.
Chicken Barley Soup
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup quick-cooking barley
- 5 ounces (5 cups) fresh baby spinach
In a large pot, cook carrots, celery and onion in oil just until tender. Add chicken; season with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken turns white on the edges. Add broth and thyme; bring to a boil. Stir in barley. Lower heat and simmer, covered, until barley is tender and chicken is cooked through (10-12 minutes). Add spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
Have a great day!
Recipe source kitchen simplicity
Wow! The weather here has been amazing! I hope it sticks around! I’ve been wearing all my peep toes shoes and have just started wearing summer dresses and short sleeves. I have been waiting for this! You know what a shoe lover I am! So of course I had to take pictures of some cute summer shoes. I think this has become a bad obsession…taking pictures of everything.
It’s time! Ladies, pull out your summer shoes!
By this time in a school year those that are planning to retire have announced their retirement. Can I say that I am soooo jeaous? Just imagine getting up when you want, traveling, spending time on your hobbies, visiting family and friends…the things to do are endless. Of course it all needs to be financially viable. I will probably never retire with three kids to put through college…but it’s nice to dream!
This card is for those retirees.
Have a great day!
Supplies: Stampin’ Up!