Sunday, January 31, 2010


I still can't believe I actually won. The very talented Bona over at keeponscrappin was drawing names for a custom made license plate name card the other week. When I saw my name being pulled out I was super excited. I haven't gotten it yet, but here's a picture she took of the finished license plate. I just can't wait to see it in person.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

My First Mini Album

I'm very excited to share with you my very first mini album. I've been scrapbooking for a few years, but was only doing pretty simple layouts. Then I started making cards after attending a great workshop at my friend's place. Over the last few months I've been checking stuff out on the net and I came across some mini albums that people have created. I thought this was such a great idea because sometimes I don't want to put all of my pictures in a scrapbook, or there are certain parts of my trip that I really want to highlight. So, I thought I'd take a stab at creating a mini album. For my first one I thought I would keep it pretty simple, so I thought I'd create one for the baking course I just took at the culinary school in my city. I had so much fun putting together this album that I already have a bunch of ideas for the next ones I want to create.

If you have any questions about the mini album or the products that were used please feel free to leave a comment and I'll try to answer them the best I can.
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

A new post for the new year

Happy New Year everyone!!!

I know holidays are usually pretty crazy, but this year my holiday season was particularly insane. I had Christmas eve off for the first time in forever, which was nice 'cause it meant we could get over to my aunt and uncle's place early in the afternoon. There was 12 of us for dinner ... and it was my cousin's baby's first Christmas, so it was extra special. Then Christmas morning was spent at my mom's ... it was quiet - just the two of us drinking coffee and chatting. Then we went over to my mom's best friend's house for Christmas dinner ... a little nosier than our morning as there were 12 adults and 6 kids milling around. Then came Boxing day ... when the flu bug grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go. I was sick the rest of the weekend and then had to work all last week ... not fun.

Anyways, onto the fun stuff. As I had mentioned in an earlier post I was making little treat boxes to give out at Christmas and I wanted to share some pictures of the finished product with you. Below the pictures of the completed boxes is what they looked like set out at the place settings on Christmas day.

These boxes are super simple to make and so versatile ... I'm thinking they'd be great for Easter, Valentine's day or a shower or party favour. All you need to do is cut a piece of card stock for the lid at 4 x 5" and a piece for the bottom at 3 7/8 x 4 7/8". Score at 1" on all sides of both pieces. Cut a slit on the score line (I cut the slit on the longer side of the pieces) to make little tabs that can be folded in and secured with either sticky tape or glue. On the long side of the lid cut out a half circle using a 3/4" circle punch. Then just decorate and add ribbon to tie the box closed.

I hope every one's 2010 has started out fabulously. I'm hoping to be doing a lot of creating this year, so hopefully I'll have a lot of things to share with you. This is the year I'd like to put a dent in the pile of photos just waiting to be added to albums. I guess we'll see how that goes.

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materials used: card stock for the box: Sandylion, card stock for the tags: PTI, stamp set: 2009 Holiday Tag Collection by PTI