Sunday, February 13, 2011

Welcome Baby!

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day!

Today, I want to share this baby girl mini album with you. My mother-in-law asked me to make this for an upcoming baby shower. I had so much fun making this album. Most of the baby stuff I make is for my nephews. I hardly ever get the change to get all pink and girly.

I wanted the album to be big enough for large photos. I made an 8" x 8" book. All of the photo mats in this album are meant for 4" x 6" photos. This way there will be no trimming or work involved making it super easy for the mommy to be to add photos. I also included a cheap tape runner.

I used the Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper collection, Little Yellow Bicycle journal tablet, Recollections products and more. I finally got some sticky back canvas! So much fun. I love the way it came out! Check out the video below. Thanks for watching!

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Dad Rocks!

So, I know I have been MIA lately but for good reason. I got a new job! I have been crazy busy working two jobs and searching for a new one. It takes so much time to apply and follow up, interview etc. Worth it though! I have a new job and I am beyond excited and proud of myself. So now I can devote a bit more time to crafting and blogging!

I want to start by sharing one of my favorite Christmas presents with all of you. I have been struggling for what seems like forever to find a great ink storage solution. I had been using the Tim Holtz large metal ink case. However the minute I tried to make it cuter with fragments - it broke! Boo!

My dad decided to make me an ink solution for Christmas. I gave him the dimensions of my inks and how many slots I would need. He built me the best thing ever! It holds all of my inks and then some. I have a few inks that I never use but they are in there for now until I get a new ink to replace them with. So it rocks to have all of my inks right in front of me at all times. The best part though is the blocks. Blocks?? Yes, blocks! My dad is a genius and also a bit like Monk. He wanted all of my inks to be hanging over the edge by the same amount. He made blocks so my distress inks won't slide too far back, making it hard to grab. Then he made even bigger blocks for my small Stampin up spots and chalk cat eyes. Is that smart or what???

Check out the video below where I go through it and show how I store them. Thank you dad, you are the best!!!