Tuesday, April 15, 2008


In my attempts to be more organized, I purchased these plain cardboard magazine holders for, surprisingly, magazines...and my piano music...and anything else I want to use them for. Well, I'm not all about putting cardboard on display, so I thought I'd pull a "bibbity-bobbity-boo" and see what happens.

I LOVE how they turned out!! I think I'm going to make more. These 4 are for my piano music. I'm going to make some for my Family Fun magazines-those are the only ones I keep-the others I just pull out stuff and toss.

Anyway. Just wanted to share!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

stuff I've done

I completed my photo cubes. I actually had 2 to do. I did the set that I mentioned earlier-with the 2x2 wood cubes. MAN, that thing is a PUZZLE if you ever get the blocks out of order! I just threw all 8 blocks into the bag to bring them home when we finished, and it took a good 5 minutes to piece it back together to display! But Emma had a good time putting different pictures together. Then I had a 5.5 inch chipboard cube that I picked up on clearance sometime forever ago. I never posted pics of the awesome "L" my sister Adrienne made for me for Christmas-this is the 2 footer one that you get at Joanns. Isn't it GREAT? I took 2 pictures so you could see that it wasn't just a "frontal" effort-it's got dimension! She gave me some leftover papers from it, so I used them for my other cube. I didn't have much in the way of black and cream embellishments, so I used some rub-ons on the pictures (which you can't really see in these photos). I'm not sure if they show up so well, so maybe I'll have to pick up a few more embellies to spice it up. So, here are the pics!

I also made this to print out as a poster to hang in our stairway. I remember a couple years ago when I went back to Utah that there was a store in the mall making things similar to this and thought that it was the greatest idea ever. My friend actually ended up getting one for her house! So now that I'm into the digiscrapping world, I thought I'd give it a whirl. And since Costco prints 20x30 enlargements for only $10 I thought it was worth a shot. If anyone wants me to do one for them I've been thinking of trying this as a business. Of course, if I DID sell them, I'd have to get permission from the digital kit owners, so who knows. But if anyone wants to send me some pics, let me know and I'll try a few things.

*quote at the bottom says "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Since it'll be a 20x30, I don't think there will be a problem reading it! :) But just in case you wanted to know what it says, there you go!

We got a few things accomplished this weekend and we are THAT much closer to finally finishing the minor things in the kitchen. Ya, it's almost a year later. Let's not talk about that. And we got some plants and a tree for our front yard, so my creative skills will be extending out to the great outdoors...let's see how that goes. I'm hoping to finish one of the girls dresses tomorrow night-I love the fabric, so I'll post a pic when it's done!

Friday, April 4, 2008


I heard about this cute idea to make a "newborn" box for each child. You decorate a small box and include different things like the birth story, the baby "stats", feelings from Mom and Dad, copy of the birth certificate, maybe some congratulatory cards you were given, and pictures, etc. Whatever you want to put in it. The article also suggested getting tiny paper mache boxes and put the hospital bracelet and any other small trinkets in them-maybe lace or fabric from the blessing outfit. So I made a few tiny boxes the other night. Super easy, nothing too crazy. But it'll get me on track to actually create my baby boxes. Since my friend is moving and wants to use up her craft supplies, she's having a craft night every week-talk about helping me get my projects done! So I did these boxes one night, and I made a jewelry holder another night (HERE is a picture of what I made, except for my frame is brown-sorry if the link doesn't work-I'm not sure if her blog is private or not). I'm probably going to make the crayon roll that she shows on her blog also. Next week we'll be making those photo blocks-the ones where there are a bunch of 2 inch blocks put together to make a big block and you cut up photos and glue them on, then you can rearrange the blocks to show different pictures. Maybe that made sense? I also picked up some super cute fabric to make some dresses and outfits for the girls. Maybe I'll finally get some projects finished!