Thursday, November 29, 2007

A bag I made!

This bag was made from a pattern in the, "Bend the Rules Sewing", book.  I made it out of unlined corduroy (so soft) and a small dot print in cotton.  I loved the results and had trouble giving it away.  The friend I gave it to loves it though, and she is very deserving!

One of my favorite websites!

Have you been to  The food, entertaining ideas, decor...everything is beautful!  
Also, be sure to click on "bonus" to look into previous season ideas!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Shopping for Christmas can be Sew fun!

I asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas.  Why was I surprised when she asked for a sewing machine?  I know who her mother is, (Ha, Ha).  The pink one is from the Home Shopping Network.  It has a good price point.  I heart the Hello Kitty one.  Although, it's price point is not as good.  I think the pink one will win.

Monday, November 26, 2007

album pages

These are some of the pages made for my Grandparents 60th wedding anniversary.  The white one is what I used for the dividers for each family.  The blue one is the cover.  These photos were corrected in Photoshop Elements!  Thank you Deneigh!  The simplicity of this reminded me of Deneigh's SB style.
The products used-Bazzill cardstock, Arial and Snell Roundhand font, a Making Memories circle cutter and a 7 gypsies bracket stamp.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Seasonal Recipe!

Here is a seasonal recipe for you. So good for any holiday! I'll be taking a break from the blog for a week. To those in the U.S. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas cards & tags

Card club happened this morning.  I loved what the girls brought.  We have such a talented group participating!  I am excited to use these for my Christmas things!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mini Album

This is a mini album I put together for my Mom.  I wanted it to be simple, so it wouldn't be easily outdated.  I still love it two years later.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Christmas tag

Here is one of the tags made for card club.  Is anyone else in the mood for Christmas? We have been singing Christmas songs everyday for the past week!  
The green cardstock is bazzill bling, the rub-ons are American Crafts.  

Bookmark fix

I fixed the bookmark so it is more, bookmark size.  Feel free to use it for your V.T. this month.  :)

Party things

We had a party for my girl this last weekend.  We made some of the invitations out of sparkly pink cardstock and some out of white.  I printed the info. in the christmas font.  I love the christmas font.  I can use it all year as long as I print in lowercase.  All of the letters are capital for the font, but if you print an actual capital it has a snowflake attached.  
My girl did the front of the card.  It was super easy.  We used a Heidi Swapp mask.  She is getting so good at using those!  We also used a Seven Gypsies bracket stamp.  The gems are also Heidi Swapp.  
As part of the party favors I made magnetic frames, then we took pictures of each of the kids with the birthday girl.  Then I rushed in, cut them out, and put them in the frames.  Here is just one of them, there were a few different kinds. 
Most of these great party ideas were my sister's.  She is so talented!

Friday, November 9, 2007

a bookmark for you!

This is a bookmark for all of you mothers and mothering women out there.  Just print and enjoy!  This is based off a talk given in a General Conference from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Credit goes to my sister for thinking of this idea. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

castle cake

This cake was put together quickly and my daughter loved it.  It was such an easy cake design and since that is not my history with birthday cakes, I was pleased.  A few years ago I made this Strawberry cake for her birthday.  It did take a lot of time and effort to put together, but it was worth it!  Another reason I loved the strawberry cake was because it was my own idea.  The purse cake was a Martha Stewart idea.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Birthday banner

As promised-Here is the birthday banner I made for my little girl. She loved it!