This is a picture frame I made for my Hubby for his birthday to put a picture of our daughters in. It's supposed to say "World's Best Daddy Totally" (the whole family likes to play scrabble together and when he unwrapped the frame he right away had to add up his score :). The charms all represent things about him - he works at the airport (plane), he has a tractor repair business (gears), he holds the key to our hearts (key), and he cherishes his girls.
The frame is a $1 frame from Michaels. It's been painted with acrylic paint, crackle distress paint, and distress inked. Easy but fun.
I've actually been getting some crafting time in lately and thought I'd try posting some of the things I've created recently.
The first thing I have to post is an album/journal for 2012, titled "My Everyday Life". I made this from a fabulous kit I purchased from www.scrapkitstudio.com/. The kits Melinda makes up are packed with all you need for the project except adhesive and scissors. This particular kit featured Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy and was fun and very easy to put together with the detailed instructions that Melinda provides. The cover, first page and last page are pretty much put together according to instructions. The monthly pages I mostly made up on my own. You can visit Melinda at scrapkit studio and see the complete album put together according to her instructions and also all of the other awesome kits that she has for sale.
I love this album/journal and have been enjoying filling the pages as the months go by. There are 4 pages to work with each month - two for each month side by side like in the double page pic for Feb. and then the right side page is a file folder and opens so there are two more pages. If need be, depending on what has been happening during the month, I add pockets, tags and fold outs to expand my space for pics and journaling.
Hopefully I'll be able to add more posts in the next few days and then keep up on a more regular basis - we'll have to see what the days ahead bring. :)
Up until late last night there was no snow and the girls had been enjoying riding their bikes. This morning we woke up to lots of the lovely white stuff , about 12" worth, and it's still coming down. The girls are happy to have a snow day (no school) and Ali will probably get the chance to build one last snowman - this one we'll have to accessorize with an Easter bonnet and basket . LOL
Looking from the front porch toward the driveway - hard to believe it was bare ground yesterday.
Looking from the front porch towards the subdivision.
It's been a long time but hopefully I'm back to stay. I think I've figured out that no matter what's happening around me I need to, if at all possible, make some time to craft. Crafting is my way of relaxing, unwinding, destressing (is that a word?) and in the end I'm a better person for having crafted. This weekend I worked on covering composition books for my girls. They are totally different but fit their ages, 8 & 12, and personalities. Kayla needed hers for school and Ali wanted her, "My Friend Book", just to draw and write in.
Kayla's is covered using DCWV Designer Blue Jeans Stack. She picked which papers she wanted me to use and was especially pleased with the fact that the pocket on the back is really useable.
Ali's is covered using DCWV Doodlin' Around Stack. She chose her own title and loves all the sparkle that came on the paper. Also, all the extra sparkle and bling that we added - after all a girl can never have too much bling.
Welcome to my blog! I'm blessed to have been married to the world's greatest husband for 24 years and counting. I am a SAHM to two precious daughters, ages 10 & 14 years. Having survived 4 different bouts with cancer has been a continuous reminder for me to strive to always treasure the moment and to never forget every day is a gift from God. When I'm able to, stamping and scrapbooking are my fovorite pastime activities. There are so many memories I want to preserve for my daughters - I want them to always know how blessed I am to be their Mom. God is good and I can't thank Him enough for the countless ways He blesses me every day!