Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sweet and Salty Cookies

I love love love sweet and salty things so when I saw this on Pinterest I knew I needed to try them.  I was not disappointed.  They were as delicious as I knew they would be.  If you like sweet and salty things head on over to Sugar Cooking for the recipe.  I didn't add the peanut butter chips but added more pretzels instead.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shutter mail holder

Summer is a time for weddings and like every other summer we had a few weddings to attend.   Weddings are always such a fun time for gifts and I always use the excuse to make or create new projects. 

I love the idea of using a shutter to hold mail.  I first saw this creative idea back in 2005 we I was planning my wedding and was hoping to make one for the wedding to hold wedding cards in.  I didn't find any shutters so my idea was put on hold.  Then about 3 years ago at a 50% off sale at value village I scored this shutter.  I can't believe I had been hanging on to this gem for that many years but I have been so finally this summer I got it out and made my project.  First I painted it up, sand papered it and then I applied the couples Monogram on it using vinyle and my Cricut. 

And here is the finished product, hanging on the couples wall, complete with the shelf hubby added to it and the key hooks.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mini Album

Today we are going into one of my craft room projects.  This was my first mini album I put together for my mom as a Christmas present last year.  We decided for a Christmas gift we would get our awesome friend Kait to take our family photos.  With the photos I would make a scrap book for my mom. It was my first time doing that many layouts so to get a little help I used page maps mini maps to help me with my layouts. 

So here it is the front cover. This book is double sided so I started off with the Family and then continued on with my mom and dad and me with my parents. 

 The next way the book opened I wanted to do the kids so I did from Generation to Generation.

 I add the kids into these layouts. 

 I am really happy with how this book turned out.  I used K&C company paper pack of raspberry something along with some fall harvest paper I had.  I think with all this rain that we are having I will be spending my free time in my little craft space I have at my in laws place.

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