Friday, July 20, 2012

Paper Bag Album

just A few thoughts...
I made this album using small paper bags from Michaels.

A few shots of the inside pages...

This is still a work in progress. There is actually lots of space inside this mini & places to put tags & such.  Back to work....

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dollar Store Mini Scrapbook

I made this mini scrapbook using a wooden sailboat that I found at the dollar store.

I traced the shape of the sailboat, on to cardboard, for the last page.

Next, I traced, on to card stock, the number of pages I wanted.

I used 6x6 paper from Mind's eye for my mini & went to town.

What a fun project!  I found a wooden car so I am gonna make that next!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th Serving bowl & Spoons

Happy 4th of July! 

I can't tell if I like the 4th falling in the middle of the week or or not...It's a week long celebration.  Party last weekend, party today, & a party this weekend...I enjoy a good party but it's not easy on the waistline, if you know what I am saying!

If you're like me, you try to always bring something with you to the party.  Whether it may be a beverage, dip, dessert, it's something, right? 
Well, what do you serve it in?  Something you need back, something that has to be washed & returned to you...a HUGE pain the butt for the hostess, gotta keep track of who's is who's, who gets what...ehhhh, don't have to do it anymore!

Head to your local dollar store & pick up these...

 Get out your vinyl, dust off your Cricut, & be creative!

I decided to keep it simple & cut various sized stars &  Happy 4th for the serving spoons.

Add your food & presto, a great gift for your hostess! 

I made my grandfather's Cucumber Salad.  It's quick, easy & refreshing in the summer.  Plus, I had a TON of cucumbers!

Well, I didn't think of everything (ha ha never do), I didn't have a lid so I improvised.  I used Press N seal.  I even made a little pocket for the serving spoons to sit.  (Actually, that was an accident, the Press N seal wasn't large even so I had to use another piece which created this pocket)

I had extra little stars that I didn't use, so I put them on my fingernails...BRILLIANT!  Now my nails are decorated too! 

Hope you all have a happy & safe 4th of July!