November 26, 2008

A love of family is life's greatest blessing...

As I approached the Thanksgiving Holidays, I wanted to create something for the occasion. This album reflects just one of the many blessings in my life, my family! They play a big role in shaping and molding me into the person I am today. I appreciate their love and support for all that do. So, I hope this album inspires you to call a friend, give someone you love a hug and maybe craft a special card or gift for them this holiday season.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2008

An attitude of gratitude...

I’m so excited that Thanksgiving is this week! I love having the kids come home, enjoy a traditional turkey dinner and prepare for Christmas. Thanksgiving is a time to think about all of our blessings. To help with this, I made a few gratitude journals. Wouldn’t it be nice if family and friends that come over would join in, write a few thoughts and feelings in the journal? (Hint Hint family) This could be an ongoing book, which can be pulled and added to it each year! I would love to hear about your family traditions, please post and share.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Bo-bunny Beau Jardin Bleu Papers and Cutouts,
Bo-bunny Buttons , Bo-bunny Fancy Frills Acrylic Stamp,
Michael's Ribbon and Impress Ons by Art Warehouse

Bo-bunny Beau Jardin Harvest Paper and Cutouts,
Bo-bunny Fancy Frills Acrylic Stamp, Bo-bunny Chocolate
Double Dot Ribbon and Bella Journee Ribbon ,
Colorbox Ink, EK Success Metallic Adornaments,
On the Surface Fibers, Prima Duo Acrylic “g” stamp
Bo-bunny Beau Jardin Wine, Bo-bunny Flower, Bo-bunny
Aquamarine Double Dot Ribbon and Bella Journee Ribbon,
Paper Reflections Corrugated Paper, It Takes Two Scripture Stickers,
On the Surface Fibers, Colorbox Ink and Impress ons by Art Warehouse

November 15, 2008

Zutter Innovative is having a BLUE Sale.

(Supplies: Bind-It-All Zutter 5/8” Wire, Starbucks Cup Holder,
Making Memories Cardstock, Bo-bunny Journaling Stamp,
Colorbox and StazOn Black Ink, Making Memories and
Narratives Rub-ons, Adornaments Fun Fibers – Vegetation
Offray Sheer Ribbon, KI Memoires ice candy “I love you”
I Kan dee Twist tie

This little album was created using the Zutter Bind-It-All and a Starbucks cup holder. A great gift for the coffee lover in your life! If you like making your own albums such as this, check out the Zutter Bind-It-All link for more information. http://binditall.blogspot.com/2008/11/big-blue-savings.html

Zutter Innovative is having a BLUE Sale. The original BLUE Dreamkuts and the original BLUE Bag-a-Bind are both on clearance status, and priced at 33% off original prices. Get 'em while they last. If you purchase there, you get some bonuses with $50+ purchase.The blue Dreamkuts is identical to the new pink version - the only difference is the color. So if you are more of a blue person than a pink, this is the time to buy! Drop some not-so-subtle hints for holiday gifts ; )

November 12, 2008

Here are a few more gift ideas...

Here are some more gift ideas. If you start now, you will be able to create special gifts for friends and family.
A set of monogram mini-albums using the Bind-It-All machine,
Prima papers and products.

Journals are quick and easy gift idea. Here I
used Bo-bunny papers and flowers on this one.

A music treasure box created using Bo-bunny papers
and shells collected from my summer vacation.

I picked up some wood bangles at my local craft store.
Use double stick tape on the inside of the bracelet and ribbon. Voila!

I hope that I was able to inspire you in this blog post to create your own special gifts this holiday season..

November 9, 2008

The holidays are approaching are you ready????

The stores are already set up with the Christmas d├ęcor and music playing in the background. It’s time to get ready for the holidays! Here are some gift ideas that you can create for friends, family members and co-workers. These are all quick, easy and inexpensive items to create. What better gift to give than one from the heart!

A set of coaster frames, personalize with Bo-bunny Papers,
embellishements from your tool box and your own photos.
Personalize an inexpensive clock with Bo-bunny papers and stickers.

Here are some wood trays from Prima Flowers
decorated with Prima paper and flowers.
I had glass cut at a hobby store to protect photos.

Are you aware that Prima Flowers has a
complete line of Eco Wood Products?
Personalize your office with these wood
desk accessories decorated with Prima Products.

I find a lot of picture frames on the clearance
isles of stores. Here is one that I sanded to
created a distressed look then used Bo-bunny
papers, flowers and rub-ons for a unique look.

Okay girls, we have a lot of scrapbook tins and
cute packaging available. Here is a Bo-bunny flower tin
cleaned, filled with a sweet treat and embellished
with Bo-bunny ribbons and tags.

I hope you feel inspired to start crafting your gifts now for the upcoming holiday season. I would love for you to post a comment with some of your Christmas craft ideas!

November 4, 2008

Autumn Spendor

Now that we are in the midst of fall, we turn our thoughts towards home. This is a time to devote to our family, plan for Thanksgiving and prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays. Bo-bunny Spendor Collection is perfect for these events. Here are a few projects to jumpstart your creativity…

Supplies Used: Bo-bunny Splendor Vine, Paisley and Stripe,
Bo-bunny Brads, Bo-bunny Buttercup Flowers, Bo-bunny Splendor Cutout,
Lil’d Davis Designs Chipboard Words and Karen Foster Scrappers Floss.

November 2, 2008

Zutter Bind-it-all gives Maya Road Car an overhaul...

Zutter Innovative products helped me give my Maya Road chipboard car mini album an overhaul. The car was on display at my LSS and later used as a class sample. This little car experienced a lot wear and tear causing the spine to break. The car sat parked on my scrapbook desk waiting for a solution. As I worked on my design team samples, it came to me, why not update the spine with my Bind-it-all tool? I used a sharp blade to separate all the album pages, lightly sanded the edges to smooth the surface and then I touched it up with paint. The button wheels had to be removed to enable the front and back pages to fit into the Bind-it-all machine. Once all the pages were punched, the 1” wire put on, wheels reattached and ribbon tied on the spine, the car was good as new!