YES! You are the right page! I just have a new name! :) After realizing that I do more than just scrapbooking, I've decided to change the name and will be changing the look.. I'd do a whole new blog but I'd hate to have to start all over.
Here you will find scrapbooking ideas. There's a ton of older posts that used the Cricut, but lately I haven't been using it much and well, my sewing machine is gaining more miles by the day.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanks for the Ideas!

Between here and a Yahoo group that I am in, I got plenty of ideas on what to get her.

Some mentioned to get her paper and a cartridge and let her make her own. The thing is, she lives with her dad, 3 hours away, so the time I see her is limited. Getting her a cricut of her own is out of the budget too right now, and I have mentioned this and the cuttlebug/cuddle kids to her and her father and well, he doesn't seem interested in the "upkeep" of it as he looks at it. And he tells me that like most 7 year olds, right now she doesn't really "take care" of her stuff, so he was afraid that if he wasn't around when she would be using it, that she might break it. (I don't see it, she's very careful with mine, but maybe cuz she knows its mine?) And I have asked her if she wanted her own, and she said "why? I can use yours when you come up" I think that if she had her own, maybe it won't be as "special" to her when I bring mine up and we create things, as it would be something that she could do whenever she wanted to at her dads.

So, if I did paper dolls in magnetic material, does this come in different colors? or would I have to color it in? What kinds of markers would be more permanent? (besides copic.. I have some BIC ones, perhaps they would work?)

Some other ideas that I got were Cookie mixes in jars, Nifty knitter, card kit, village for her to decorate, Word book (using her name),. Gift basket with travel sized items, Dress up clothes, etc.

I did find the other night while cleaning, a small heart-shaped locket in my jewelry box. It hold likes 8 pictures, so I will find some {family} pictures and give it to her also. I believe I got it many years ago (I wanna say I was in 10th grade? I think it was a confirmation gift...)

I'll be sure to post pictures as I get things together.. atleast I have a month to get things ready, and still not even sure yet if her dad will let her come to my parents house for christmas, or if she'll be at their place the weekend after..

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Gifts for a 7 year old?

So, I've been racking my brain for something to get my 7 year old daughter for Christmas, without blowing my entire "Christmas bonus" ($178, that is an instore credit for Menards, we have a toy section for the holidays..)
She likes it when I bring my cricut up and we cut things out and make "pages" with it. She can run the cricut herself, and when I brought my G up last time, she was able to figure that out too and cut things. She likes picking out the colors, and the princess and wedding girl are the ones that she makes every time...
Would it look like I was "cheap" if I made her a bunch of paper dolls that she could assemble? Along with like Hello kitties, or Hannah montanas and other things? And then I'd put them in a special folder of some sort so she could mix and match them as she wanted.. Maybe use baseball card holders or something..
Anyone else have any other hand made items for a 7 year old? I'm also thinking of a tied fleece blanket, and perhaps a pillow to match.. I just feel horrible cause I've been able to go "all out" the last few years, but this year I won't be able to do anything "big" until her birthday (which I'm buying right away when I get taxes back, since her birthday is in May)

Please comment with any ideas :) Thanks!!

The attack of the Rudolphs..

Been busy this last weekend attempting to make my Christmas cards.. There's roughly 60 or so in the picture below.. and this is just the start of them, still have to put them on the actual card.

Stamp is Hampton Art PS0422 Rudolph
He was stamped in Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan and then the nose/mouth and eyes, antlers/feet were hand colored in red/black.

Mat is from Accent Essentials 3.6x2.4 for white and 3.88x2.6 for the patterned paper. (yes, I had to look it up!)

Hoping to have a finished product in the next few days!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wow!! 1914 subscribers!!

Holy smokes!! Just checked out how many people subscribe to my blog via email updates, and I am very thankful for the 1914 people that are out there!!!
If I hit 2000 by the end of the year, I think some blog candy is in the works :). So... Please tell your friends, and have them sign up too :)

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A little productive..

And of course I still haven't got anything scrappy done yet. But I did get this shelf put up in the bathroom; couldn't take the sink clutter anymore. The shelf is actually a piece of backsplash for countertop. I bought an 8 foot piece for $1. Lol, "managers special", although I only needed 30 inches.. and another .69 x 2 for the angle brackets. Still figuring out where I could use the other 66 or so inches, I'm sure I need a mini shelf somewhere around here!
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Santa Ray

I was asked again by the store manager to make a few things for our christmas village at work. So I got together with the hardware manager and he wanted a santa Ray and Ray as a snowman. I did these last night, and I will put them up in the village tomorrow when I go to work.
Ray was cut with SCAL
Santa hat, bag and beard from PDDU
Snowman Ray scarf, nose, mouth from snowfriends (I think that's what its called, don't have in front of me right now).
Can't remember offhand where his hat came from.. Svg I think..
Thanks for looking!
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