I am enjoying a class right now through My Creative Classroom. It's called "Nifty Gifty" and is hosted by the talented Jennifer Priest. She is sharing several great ideas with us for holiday gift-giving. So far, I've made a body scrub in a jar gift and a cute recipe mini album. I love that the album is shaped like an apron and the front flips over to act as a base so it will stand upright while reading the recipes tucked inside while baking.
Jennifer had lots of ideas for cookie and baking mixes in canning jars, but I wanted to find something non-food related. After researching some ideas, I settled on this awesome sugar body scrub. I found the recipe on the C&H sugar company's website HERE. They have a few variations and even provide printable downloads for tags that you can use. I used small jars, made simple tags, and tied a ribbon around the rim. I will package them with a cute little teaspoon, since you have to stir the scrub before each use.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
To construct my layout, I chose 4 photos and blocked them together in a rectangle, framing them with the orange cardstock. The marquee shape is cut from Storybook at 5.25 (give or take as I also widened the shape on my Gypsy). Those cute knitting balls are from Country Life (don't you love when you find unexpected things in your cartridges!). I cut them at size 4. The letters in my page title are from Storybook as is the little owl. That little owl in Storybook is soorly underused. He's a cutie and just two layers, so he's super quick, too! Give him a big "Hoot!" and use him on your next layout or card. Both the title and the owl were cut at 1.75. I lightly inked most edges with coordinating inks using my trusty make-up sponges. Overall, I'm lovin' this layout! It's another "something special" in H.'s life that has been recorded and that makes me one happy mama. If it also lands me a spot on Miss Robyn's Design Team, well, "Hoot! Hoot!" I'd be super happy!
Friday, July 15, 2011
I used The Green Stack for this layout of Hannah, Daddy, and her new play set that we put together in the backyard in March. It was fun to watch Hannah "help" daddy by handing him the screws and then have lots of fun trying everything out! I thought the Green Stack lent that perfect outdoorsy, playful feel. I cut the letters for the title with the Nate's ABCs font and shadow. The velvet rickrack ribbon is from Making Memories.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Wouldn't you love to have your Christmas cards done in July? I'm almost there! Here's 3 beautiful - and super easy - cards that I designed and am sharing with you. If you'd like a free tutorial and supporting pdf files, let me know! I'll be happy to share!