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Friday, March 8, 2013

Dry Erase Memo Boards

This is not an original idea at all but I had fun with it. It started out with my buying a pretty piece of scrapbook paper with deer on it planning to use it eventually on a page or card for my husband. When I showed it to him he really liked it. That led to me remembering that I had seen a  blog post somewhere about using picture frames as dry erase memo boards and others about framing pretty scrapbook papers just to enjoy looking at them. The next thing I knew I was at Walmart buying an inexpensive frame to use for both purposes. The frame is 11 x 14, far cheaper than a 12 x 12 frame would be, so I used strips of paper to fill up the area on both sides of the paper to fill the available space. Now he has a pretty dry erase board with a nice masculine touch to it.............and of course I needed one for my craft room too so I made one for me usintg a colorful paper that I like.  I love the idea of changing out the paper in mine whenever I want to ,  just for fun !

Baby Shower Gift

I recently made a scrapbook as a baby shower gift for a friend. The book has a total of 26 pages, all prepared and ready for photos. Decided to share  just a few of them here. It was so much fun to create ....I hope she and her family will enjoy it for years to come. I included a couple of pages that will include photos of the big brother and even a page for a photo of the baby with the family dog !  The front cover was made with layers of doilies made with the new Martha Stewart circular punch set, which is really fun to create with. I also used my Cricut, Sizzix dies, and punches from We R Memory Keepers along with lots of odds and ends from my craft room stash, and of course my Cinch binding tool.  I can't think of a hobby that could possibly be more fun than paper crafting  !

A Valentine for my Dad

This card was really eay to make with just a few partial pieces of card stock but was a nice surprise for my Dad this year to go to his mailbox and find a Valentine's Day card from his daughter.  He knows I love him but I think he liked the reminder and he told me several times that he likes the card.