Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Welcome Spring

Everything feels so full of life right now, I just love it. (Except for the herbs I've been growing. They are dead. I'm just not sure what went wrong! Oh well.) All the trees are in bloom and I was pleasantly surprised that my new little tree (below) survived! I love planting trees and this one looked questionable last year, but here he is, more beautiful than ever! I hope everyone is enjoying this time of year as much as I am. I must share something I have been indulging in lately... scrapping in the breeze! I have opened all the windows in my studio and just enjoyed the cool breeze and wonderful light. Try it, you'll LOVE it. Theodore and Chance have been LOVING the weather too! It is perfect for chasing all the squirrels and barking up a storm. Chance has also been enjoying digging up all my plants. They go in the ground, and then out. In the ground, and then out! What am I going to do with you, little stinker?


Altered books. This is a project I am challenging everyone to complete! All you need is an old book with a good spine. I have been cutting a small "window" in the front of mine, but you don't have to. I staple together about every10 pages to make a good base... ( i have other great tips, stop by the store for hints!) then i have a blast covering them with photos embellishments and more! This is perfect for recording a small event, vacation or theme. I am currently working on one about " Snow day- a guidebook". It is so stinkin' cute filled with photos of a perfect snow day (Chance's first snow experience)

Okay, I thought this little idea would be perfect to share with all the events coming up this summer.... weddings, graduations, reunions etc. This photo was taken at the CHA Fancy Pants booth. They recently released a cute line of "storybooks". They come in an assortment of sizes with blank white pages in them. They are perfect to decorate the cover and leave the inside blank for signatures- perfect GUEST BOOK! Hurry on in to live.love.scrap before they are all gone!

Another great idea that goes along with the altered book idea. This is an altered music sheet book! ( Created by a Fancy Pants Designer) I love the pom-pom ribbon, it is a current obsession of mine. I cant wait to create one of my own... complete with tons of photos of Nate singing... he never stops singing!

Again, how cute are these storybooks? I know, I love them too! (Created by Fancy Pants Designer) This one is actually scrapbooked. The blank pages are perfect for covering too!

Sassafrass Lass is HERE! Oh my, let me just say... this is so great! The paper lines even come complete with a decorative strip. This company is on the ball with going green, you don't have any waste at all now! There are 4 new lines, that you will adore. Happy Spring and well be seeing you soon!

1 comment:

KayLa said...

YAY!! thanks for the fun pictures and ideas!! i went to the thrift store today and got a book to make into a fun ... book.. :) THANKS!!
- KayLa