June 29, 2008

Altered address books from the Dollar Tree and a card

Here is an altered address book that I made from a Dollar Tree find. The sock monkey paper is Bambino from Daisy D's. I got a great deal on it at CKC in Buffalo last month. I LOVE sock monkeys, so I made this one for myself. I love the way it turned out. It's so darn cute!

I had another address book to alter and this is what I came up with. The paper is from K&Co. Love the green and teal colors together. I may make a matching altered notebook to go with this one.

Here's a card and envelope that I made with my Cricut. The lettering is from Plantin Schoolbook. The corderoy brads are Bazzill and the paper is DCWV. The stamp is a Studio G wooden stamp from Michael's.

Well, we survived our Girl Scout camping trip...

The solar ovens that we made from Family Fun magazine.

The screened in cabin that we slept in.

The campfire that I helped make.
Leah roasting her coconut toasted marshmallow.
Leah in our cabin. Isn't she just the cutest?

Leah and I went Girl Scout camping this weekend with her Brownie troop. This was Leah's first ever camping trip and she was a trooper. There were many activities planned and the girls weren't bored at all. The first night we made hot dogs and smores on the campfire- I remembered how to get a fire going and was quite proud of my accomplishment. (I'll post a picture of my beautiful fire.) The meadow was full of fire flies. The girls loved them and wanted to catch them. After midnite there were thunder and lightening storms that went thru all night long. I had Leah climbing the ladder to my top bunk every half hour with her little face in mine telling me that she couldn't sleep. I explained to her that she wouldn't be able to sleep if she was standing up and to go lay back down. That really didn't work and I had to wedge myself into her little bed with her until she finally fell asleep at about 3 am.

The next day turned out to be just fine (except the monster migraine that I had). We hiked and also tried out our solar ovens that we made (found the directions in Family Fun magazine)- the chocolate melted just fine but the marshmallows did not. It was a fun experiment to try though.

We ended up leaving early. My friend's oldest daughter got sick on the first night so she took her home. She came back to stay with her youngest but her daughter really wanted her mom so we decided to go home after dinner. It didn't help that I had a migraine and didn't bring my medicine and we were expecting thunderstorms again last night too. Leah did end up having a great time and wants to do it again.

June 14, 2008

Photo frame of my girls for Father's Day

I decided that I wanted to use some of the things that I have hoarded. This is what I came up with...

I used:

Autumn Leaves- Foofala paper
Black and White Primas
letter brads- spell out d-a-d
Studio G rubber stamp
Bazzill cordoroy brad
Dollar store frame

June 05, 2008

Felt bags and cards

I got this idea for the felt bag from Jennifer McGuire on the Two Peas website. I filled the bag with cookies. I thought it would be a nice little treat bag. Leah has already asked if I could make them for her goodie bags for her birthday. (She's planning for the next one already- lol)
The cards are 4x4 and made with the new paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder my friend Cindy sent to me, American Crafts chipboard shapes, Studio G wooden stamp from Michaels, and some miscellaneous ribbon. The "bling" is from Heidi Swapp.