Big sale on all of my aprons in my shop. Check out the selections right here. My plans for the new year regarding gift gifting is to be thoughtful, shop local and shop handmade. I'll be using my aprons as gifts along with cooking themed notecards, mason jar mixes, cookbooks and some of my canned items. Look for fun wrapping ideas in the new year along with my second round of aprons. Orders will ship within 24 hours.
December 19, 2014
December 17, 2014
Week 30 of my 2014 Project Life was sure a fun one. I was knee deep in garden veggies during this week so it was all about the canning. I did a two page spread with an insert.
Love, love, love. I could totally see using this type of spread for a week in December to add in more holiday photos.....or how about a birthday party.....or Week in the Life. Lots of possibilities. Hope you're inspired. Thanks for stopping by today!
December 15, 2014
Sharing Week 29 of my 2014 Project Life. Right smack dab in the middle of Summer.
December 11, 2014
Hey, how about a Tray Tuesday post on a Thursday? Today I'm sharing a few Christmas thank you cards. I always like to get a few of these finished ahead of time so that we can have them ready to send out shortly after the holiday.Paperclip Flag Kit from the shop.
Here's the entire kit, complete with two paperclip fabric flags, tags, vintage labels, doilies, envelopes and more. This kit and all of my Noel Notions items are on sale right now in the shop. I'll ship out within 24 hours of orders placed so that you can still use the items this holiday season.
December 9, 2014
My vintage aprons are now in the shop. I've searched all Summer long for aprons and I have a pretty good stash built up. I finished up a nice selection for the shop and will add more as I finish embellishing them.
Also in the shop, all of my Noel Notion items have been reduced in price. There's still time to add a few kits to your holiday crafting stash. I've got some fun wrappings, tags and more. See previous blog posts for wrapping ideas.
December 8, 2014
Today I'm sharing my first pages of my December Memories 2014 album. This year I'm using the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit for my pages. This first double page layout is our family page. It's a page noting the 4 members of my family + Charlie, our dog. I used a 3 x 4 insert for each one of us.
I used a Small White Tag and Grid Paper Labels to tell just a little bit about each one of us. I'll be using red or gold thread throughout my album this year for machine stitching. The plaid letters are from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit.
This next two page spread is all about getting into the holiday spirit. I included photos of our first light snow, my Fall fireplace mantel decor and my slogan for Winter, "Keep it Cozy".
A little typed journaling about my hopes for this holiday season.
Charlie, keeping it cozy indeed.
An insert that I had done during my page setup. Includes snowflakes, enamel dots and stitching.
This fun circle insert is new. I planted Paperwhites on Thanksgiving Day and kept the cardboard packaging that came with the bulbs. I added journaling to a Medium Manila Tag with my vintage typewriter and stitched it to the piece.
Flipping that piece over, you see the back side which a a photo of my Paperwhites planted in an Ironstone container. I printed the photo on 8.5 x 11 photo paper then just traced the circle onto it using a Sharpie. I cut out the circle, then adhered it to the back of the Paperwhite packaging. Using my Cropadile I punched two holes so the piece could be inserted directly into my DB album. I did the journaling using the Phonto app on my iPhone 6+. For the gold sack, I may add some additional journaling to that but for now it's just for decoration.
One little outtake photo for you. Charlie interrupted this photo session to let me know that his little redheaded sisters were home. He needed to look out the window, bark loudly and then cry until the girls came through the door to pet him.
I'll be back with a few more updates a little later on. Hope you've got a good start to your December Memories/Daily December albums. I'd love to hear your plans for your album. Did you get all your base pages made ahead of time? Or do you prefer to wing it and make the pages as you go along?
December 7, 2014
Sharing Week 24 of my 2014 Project Life today. I'm still amazed and thankful for this style of scrapbooking. Never would I ever be able to keep this up to date and include so many photos if I did just traditional style layouts. I know at times the process gets a little mundane, especially if you get behind, but I stick with it and keep loving each and every layout when I'm done.
For Week 24 I used Gossamer Blue kit for my inserts.