Saturday, September 26, 2009

Scrap Pink

Happy Scrap Pink Day! This is a day to celebrate scrapbooking and donating to a great cause. Many scrappers all over the country are raising money today to donate to breast cancer research. If you get a chance, head to your local scrapbook store and see what wonderful things they have going on today. I just got home from Crop Girls here in Peoria and made some neat make and takes. All of the procedes will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Last weekend was Jack and Jake's 4th birthday party. They are like nephews to me - they even call me Aunt Holly and we are grateful to be friends with their parents. (Sometimes they even call me "Not the Mama Holly" because their mom is named Hollie too!) Anyways, they were having a train birthday party and I wanted to do something cute for them but the teacher in me is always in there so I made them these counting books. I used two blank albums from Maya Road and covered them both with paper from Three Bugs in a Rug. (I bought all of this at Crop Girls!) Then I cut out trains, police cars, fire engines, and ambulances from the new Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge from Cricut. I cut out numbers from the Mickey Font that I then laminted and stuck velcro to. One book is a counting book for trains that goes from 1- 10 and the other one is the rest of the vehicles and it goes from 10 -1. The boys can count the number of cars and stick on the matching number. I love how they both turned out and I hope the boys have lots of fun with them. The characters on the covers were also made using the Everyday Paper Dolls. Don't worry boys, I will not test you on this. Not yet!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Start Spreadin' the News

Does the title remind you of anything? I instantly start singing, "New York, New York." My sister Joy has been to New York several times and has taken many pictures of one of her favorite cities. She recently painted her office/craft room a green color and wanted me to add some New York flair with vinyl. We looked at her pictures and decided to do titles that represented the many places she went to on her trips. We used a matte black vinyl along with several Cricut cartridges. For the words, we used Hannah Montana and the Daddy's Girl font. I love this font! Then we decided it needed something more so we cut out the arrows and the Subway sign from Going Places. Once she gets all of her pictures hung, I think it will be a great place for her to remember good times.
And, don't forget! Christmas is just a few months away. If you are looking for some personalized gifts, let me know what I can make for you!!