Sunday, August 28, 2011

Squash Books

Have you heard of these?  Basically it's a book that you squash everything in to - like photos, notes, mementos, everything!

I made one for my nephew, Richard's birthday.  He travels a lot with his band and they have the coolest photos.  I figured it'll be a great place to put ticket stubs, flyers, photos, any ideas that he comes up with.  I just finished so now I'll take photos before I forget.  Of course, now my daughter, Carly wants me to make her one.  I'm thinking these would make great baby shower gifts.  Hmmm...something to think about :)


Here's a photo of some cards i made for a swap on Splitcoast Stampers.  I get so hooked on the swaps that I rarely find time to do my own stuff.  I used a variety of scraps for the cards.  The first two images are from and the moon was cut out with the Cricut and the baby head is a circle.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Busy As Usual

Busy, busy!  School is starting and work has been crazy!  But good crazy!  Carly's 18th 80's themed birthday party was a lot of fun.  All of her friends dressed up and they looked incredible.  I just love her friends.  They always have a good time.

Maui was everything I thought it would be - very relaxing.  I can't wait to scrapbook the photos.  Caroline and I stopped at the Paper Imagerie in Maui and they had a ton of Hawaiian and tropical papers and embellishments.  It was hard not to buy everything, but I had to remind myself and sis that we have the Life's a Beach cartridge and can make our own embellishments.  It helped.  We didn't spend too much.