Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Brown paper packages tied up with string

In the past 24 hours I made 10 of these tags! Plus, I wrapped and boxed all the stuff that is shipping out to my family to go to the post office. I am a little late, so I don't think it will all arrive in time for Christmas morning. But Christmas is a week long celebration in my opinion, and anything that arrives after Christmas is just a bonus!

Monday, December 17, 2007

More Christmas

I modified the little memory book for my youngest neice, Elsa. Even thought the bigger books aren't exactly "delicate", I thought it would be easier for 6 year old hands to manipulate these pages on a jump ring, rather than trying to slide a book in and out of the cover. There are plenty of blank pages for her "artwork", and it can easily be added to as well.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas projects & gifts

I don't think anyone in my family ever looks at this, so it's probably pretty safe to post a few of the projects I am making for Christmas gifts here.

I have 6 nieces in grade school, so I made them each a little mini album to capture their memories from this school year. Inside are pages with titles like...This is me, My teachers, Some of my friends are, My favorite subjects, etc.

I figured it would be a fun way to keep a record of their handwriting, a few photos, and some of their thoughts about the school year.

I got the idea from the Stampin' Success magazine, and did very little alteration. They were sort of time consuming, but I started a couple of months ago and did most of the stamping and cutting. I took some time the last few days to assemble and print the inside pages. Now I just need to get them wrapped and in the mail in time for Christmas!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas stuff

Some Christmas stuff I have been working on the past couple of months... None of these are original ideas, but it has been such a long time that I worked on them that I can't remember where I got the ideas from. The advent calendar is from a tutorial on splitcoaststampers, and most of the card layouts are from Kristina Werner's blog.