Monday, October 29, 2012

Wedding Album

My Brother-in-Law, Darin and his lovely new bride, Holly, exchanged vows in July in an outdoor wedding in Northern California.  The couple didn't want to register or receive a lot of gifts because they don't have much room in their current home.  My Mother-in-Law suggested making them an album for a gift and of course, I started plotting and planning.
Their colors were green and blue- the basic colors of their birthstones. This was a great challenge to me because they aren't traditionally marketed wedding-scrapbook product colors.  I went away from the themed-products and did it my own way. I mostly used Kaisercrafts Chapter One Collection to create these pages.  I also used Bazzil Basics cardstock and various flower embellishments from Michael's Recollections line.  I premade these pages, so that when the newlyweds are ready, they can simply add the journaling and photos.  I included space for their love story and engagement, as well.  From the look on their faces when they opened it, I think it was well received.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Halloween Tradition

With Halloween just a few days away, I made sure to add one of our favorite movies to our Netflix queue.  Each year we like to turn off the lights, pop some popcorn and watch this:

"The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad"  has long been a favorite of mine.  Especially the story of Ichabod and the Headless Horseman.  I have watched it so many times and it still captivates me.  My boys really enjoy this movie each year and, like myself as a child, are kind of scared by the sounds in the woods as Ichabod rides through on his horse.

What kind of kid friendly Halloween movies do you enjoy or remember?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My First Kit for Kit-Tastic

I just completed May Flaum's class on BPC called, "Kit-Tastic."  It was a four-week online course designed to help you use your premade or store bought kits to the fullest extent and also make good use of your stash.  Today, I want to share the first kit I made, including the pages and cards I created from it.  This kit was purchased at a warehouse sale for Colorbok last year.  I was really drawn to the homemade feel to it- the stiching and embroidery hoops.  So this is the kit I came up with:

I used the premade kit and added my own elements like cardstock, buttons and ribbon.  From this kit I made these:

 I was very pleased with how much I used up this kit!  I have very little left over and won't feel so guilty if I don't use anything else up from it.
Thanks for looking!