Friday, December 19, 2014

New Orleans Mini Envelope Book

Almost a year ago, Mike and I went to New Orleans and I'm just now getting around to the mini book!  I found THIS on Pinterest and thought it would be the perfect way to display my (minimal because I deleted all my photos) from our trip. 




Here's the cover :)  I love those kraft doilies!  I found those in the Christmas section at Michael's!!


And here's a side view. I'm still working on the embellishments on the inside pages, so I'm hoping to finish those up and get them posted next week!! 

Thanks for looking today and I'll see you next week :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pencil Gift Card Holder.

 Awhile back I saw the cutest gift card holder, on Pinterest maybe, made out of a pencil holder.  When back to school supplies rolled around, I snapped one up for like 25 cents!!


Here's the outside all done up :)


And then the inside!!  I love how this turned out!!

Thanks for stopping in today and happy Wednesday :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Simple Christmas tags this year.

Happy Friday everyone!  You know, some years life gets in the way and your blog suffers ;). When it came to wrapping Christmas gifts this year though, I still wanted to make some sort of hand crafted tag. I just needed something quick, and simple.

I opted for Kraft tags and red ink, to coordinate with the fab red Kraft paper I scored at Michaels!! (Hint, buy this in the birthday section, it's cheaper and you get twice as much as the Christmas section!)

I added a little baker's twine to the packages and I was finished! Super simple, but definitely the look I was going for!!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend and thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas dividers.

Since we're officially in December, I feel like I can post Christmas projects now :)

I made these Christmas dividers for my planner, back when I made the last set of dividers, but didn't start using them until the 1st :) I also switched back into my red Metropol, it's so festive!!

I made these exact dividers last year, but since they weren't laminated, the tabs kind of got torn up. So this year, I used the same paper and layout and then ran them through the laminator. I love how they turned out!!

Now every time I check my to do list or look at my calendar I feel all Christmasy!!

Thanks for popping in today!! Hope you're having an awesome week so far :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

New filofax dividers.

It's been awhile since I've posted anything planner related. Last weekend I made some new dividers for my Filofax and I LOVE them!!

For my opening page, or dashboard, I picked out a pretty floral paper and then punched out the word love with my new punch :) I covered the word in gold glitter and adhered it to the paper before laminating. Loving the way this turned out!!

For the dividers, I like having the tabs at the top, it's easier for me to flip to the page I need that way.  I picked out three more papers I loved, traced and trimmed then laminated :)

I've also made Christmas dividers, but not quite time for those :)

Hope you have a fab Monday!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Miscellaneous junk.

Just a couple of fun things I've picked up in the last few weeks :)

A fun punch for fall and a cute pouch and some super fun post it's!!

Have you found any new fun finds lately?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fall gift card holder.

Good morning and happy Monday!  Did you have a nice weekend?  We had such an awesome weekend, lots and lots of family time :)

Last month my parents came out and stayed with the girls (and the dogs) for us and Mike and I picked up a gift card for them to thank them for their help.  I whipped up a quick little holder for the gift card and added a few little embellishments for it.


I love the cork butterfly!!  Butterflies always seem so springy to me, but just by punching one out in cork, now it seems more fall like!!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have an awesome Monday and a fabulous week!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thankful book.

The last few years we've tried to do a different project in the month of November to document what we're thankful for, as a family.  This year I decided to decorate a little notebook and each day we each write down what we're thankful for :)

What I love about this notebook is my new punch!!! I saw this punch on someone's Instagram and immediately feel in love and literally ran to Hobby Lobby, with a coupon, and bought one!!

Hope you have an awesome Wednesday!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's day.

Happy Tuesday and happy Veteran's Day!

Just a quick post this morning, wanted to share the cards I made for my dad and brother in law. I used the same layout, just switched up the colors.

Hope you have an awesome day!!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Burlap note holder.

So I'm making a rare Saturday appearance here :)  I wanted to link up HERE and share this fun project I've been working on!!

Several weeks ago I saw this adorable wooden burlap plaque at Hobby Lobby and I thought to myself, uh you could SO make that.  I was headed to Walmart after that I found all the supplies I needed for just a few dollars!

Plain wooden picture frame $2
Package of burlap sheets $3 (didn't even know these existed!)
Bull clips $2
Acrylic paint (already had on hand)
Sand paper (already had on hand)

I painted my frame with two coats of acrylic paint and then trimmed a piece of the burlap, slightly larger than the opening of the hole on the frame.  I used double sided tape to adhere the burlap to the frame.



Then I lightly sanded the edges of the frame and the edges of the burlap too, for a bit of a distressed look.



My husband spray painted my clip black for me and I hot glued it to the top of the frame! Done!



Here's a peek with a little note clipped to to it :)


I love when I see an item in the store and I can whip it up myself at home!!  Hope you have a fab weekend!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Modeling paste!!

Over the weekend I was hanging out on Pinterest and found a super easy recipe for homemade modeling paste. 


1/4 cup of baby powder, 1TBS of white glue and 1TBS of white acrylic paint.  Let me say this.  The mixture was TOO dry.  We added a bit of water and then kept adding paint and glue to get the exact consistency we wanted.



Abie immediately added some to her journal, with a stencil...


And after a few seconds with the heat gun, she had some awesome texture!


I used a different stencil and applied mine to some cardstock.  I applied mine very thin, so my texture wasn't as thick as hers, but still VERY cool and I can't wait to play around with this some more!!

We stored the mixture in an air tight container and, according to Pinterest, it should still be good the next time we go to use it :)

Have a great Wednesday!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Brithday gift card holder.

Happy Monday!!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Ours was busy and fun!!  Friday night the girls went their separate ways.  Abie with friends and Landry on a trick or treating hayride with her cousin. 

On Saturday I ran around all morning and then Landry had a birthday party that afternoon.  Mike was at home installing the counter tops in the basement!!!  Then on Sunday, more running around and Mike installed the sink in the basement!   We're (and I really me Mike) are almost finished with this three year long project!! 

I did get a fair amount of crafting done though so that's awesome!!  We have a lot of November birthdays and for Saturday's party gift card was the present of choice.  I brought home the free gift card holder from the store and then traced it onto cardstock to make my own :)


I found the balloon and star confetti on clearance a couple of weeks ago for like $.30 and knew it would come in handy at some point!!


I just slipped the confetti into one of those zippered jewelry bags from the craft store. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you soon!!  Have an awesome Monday!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween procrastination.

So, what happens when you start a Halloween card in September and don't know how to finish it until the week of Halloween? Your heat gun breaks and you don't have a coupon to buy a new one and you're too cheap to pay full price and you're stuck with an unfinished card ;)

We've been pretty busy around here. Mike and I were able to go to San Francisco last weekend and see the Royals play in game four of the World Series. It was pretty awesome!!  Things have hectic since we got back, as it usually is the week of Halloween :)

I did pick up a couple of fun pages of stickers for my planner and a small punch, I think Tracy has this one :)

Anyway, I have a ton of things on my crafty to do list, but I'm still struggling with my new work schedule, and the job in general, so here's to hoping I have a productive crafty weekend!!

Thanks for popping in!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Notebook for a friend.

So Landry head had some friends giving her gifts at school lately, and she wanted to give them something back. We made a few notebooks one morning before school, but I only snapped a picture of one :)

Hope you're having a good week!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Project Life. Week #41 and #42

Hey all. Happy, happy Tuesday!! I'm sharing week #41 and #42 of Project Life today. Mostly marathon pictures. After I finished I realized Mike had gone to the Royals game on that Wednesday and I forgot to add pics in, so I'll be going back and doing a separate layout!!  So excited they are going to the World Series!!

Hope you have an awesome day!!