Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Mom's Birthday Card

Above is my mom's birthday card this year. Below is an example of the set of thank you notes I gave her.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Valentine Book

This is the valentine I sent to Brazil. I did 6 reasons because Valentine's Day was Zach's 6 month mark. Angie and I were going to buy a kit from Pebbles for these, but they were $25! They did take a while to make. Of course, I probably would have gotten through it a Lot more quickly if I hadn't spent SO much time trying to figure out exactly what I wanted it to look like.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sweater Bags

Hi! It's Shella. This is very exciting! Okay, Misty and Chani told Angie about these bags at a kids' boutique that were made out of sweaters, and I went with Angie to see them. I thought they were cute and would be easy to make, so I decided that that's what I would do for my friends for Christmas. They're way easy. Well, most of the project is easy. You just sew across the chest of the sweater-or wherever you have to sew to make it the right length, and sew down the side to make it the right width. The green sweater was big enough to make two bags out of. You can use the scraps from anywhere else on the sweater to make the handle. The handle was always the hardest part for me-especially if it was either really thick or really stretchy. Use your imagination to decorate it with fun colors, shapes, pockets, or whatever else you can think of. Here's how you can do it if you don't want to deal with handles. So simple!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ellie's Valentines

Here are some Valentine's I made on the spot for Ellie's joy school friends.

I learned something new. I wanted some swirls to put with the heart that I had already started in a scrapbooking program I have on my computer (I'm sure that you could actually do this in a microsoft word program also). I couldn't find any "legal" swirls online that were cute. I wanted it to be able just to print the whole thing off of the computer and then cut it out and glue it on to the bag topper. So, what I did was stamp some swirls that I have on a piece of paper and scanned it into my computer. I cropped the swirl that looked the best and then was able to use it in my scrapbook program. I was able to flip the swirl around so that it was symetrical. So, in the end I wouldn't have been able to make this project without doing it on my computer.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Hair Clips

I think that I am going to start making these hair clips for baby gifts. (Sorry I started making them before I gave you your baby gift Angie! I can make you one if you want! ;) I've seen them around and thought that they were really cute. A friend of mine showed me some that she had bought with a flower and then with ribbon covering the actual clip. That was the first time I had remember seeing that.

Her's had really cute poka dot ribbon. All I had at the time was this green ribbon. I think this one turned out really sweet for a little baby girl though. I love how you can clip these to a headband if your baby doesn't have any hair. :) I used super glue to attach the ribbon to the clip. That worked really well. Then I used making memories paper flowers and used a making memories jewel brad to attach the flower to the ribbon. I glued the ribbon on a little bit at a time and I attached the flower to the ribbon before I glued that part down. Just in case you wanted to know. ;)

Zoo Box

I saw this idea in Paper Crafts Magazine, but it took me forever to actually make one. You decorate a tin box, and then make little mini puppets to keep in it. I loved the idea! I want to use it for a quiet toy at church. If you like these animals you

can print them for free. They are at I put modge podge on both sides of the puppet to help preserve them. (I also used modge podge to glue the paper to the box and also on top to seal it).

Just so you know this box is upside down. :) I don't want to take another picture. Not today at least. Sorry.

Angie's Card

Here is a fuzzy picture of a card I made for Angie.

February 2007, "Love You" page and card

I made this card and this scrapbook page in February of 2007. The Pictures are actually from Fall of 2006. You would think from all these posts that I mostly do scrapbooks but I actually mostly make cards.

Fall Flowers

This was also made around the same time as the previous post. As you can see, it is somewhat similar in style. I'm still proud of it though.

Fall Leaves

This is first scrapbook I ever did. ( I started around fall of 2005). I'm proud of it because I still like it! ;)