Saturday, December 22, 2007

Luggage Tags

Eric's whole family is going on vacation together next year so we decided to buy our Christmas gifts with that theme in mind. Mia, Holly and I made these fun luggage tags for everyone. The luggage tags are from C-Line. They are great because they are self laminating. We decorated them with all the odds and ends of our scrapbooking stuff. Everyones first initial ison the front and each family has coordinating paper. On the back I printed out everyone address. Should be fun now to look for our luggage on the carousel at the airport! :) And Michelle or Mandy, should you check here in the next 3 days...act surprised on Christmas, okay!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Our Christmas Card

I thought I'd post a copy of our Christmas card for anyone interested. It was a lot of fun to make and I loved being able to use lots of photos. This idea was another one I found thanks to Becky Higgins/Creating Keepsakes. One thing I really liked was uploading my image to Shutterfly and having it printed as a 4x8 card. They printed them (FAST...3 days total) and I even got the envelopes, too! I just hole punched the top of the cards and used a brad to attach them.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Card

This is one of the Christmas cards I did this year. I think I can safely post this now, right, Amy! :) Mine came in the mail a few days ago so by now most of them should have reached their destinations.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Paper Wreath

We finished these yesterday and they turned out so cute! We bought the small wreaths and I think they took around 12 sheets of 12x12 paper. If it's double sided paper it looks the best (as opposed to white on the back side). Cardstock will work but it creases easier than the thinner patterned paper.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Christmas Card Ideas

I'm always searching around for Christmas card ideas and this year is no different. So, in the event that I can give any inspiration I thought I'd post our cards from the last few years. I just designed a card for a friend of mine (maybe she'll let me post it after the holidays...she had cute kids and great photos to work with!) It's getting me thinking about what to do. I may have to drag my family out for some photos later!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Christmas Craft

Every Thanksgiving the VH crew is together the girls do some kind of craft. It seems to usually be a wreath of some sort. One year we painstakingly made the Martha Stewart cranberry wreaths with real cranberries and toothpicks. Since those only lasted 1 season we decided to dehydrate the cranberries the next year and hot glue them to the wreath so we could keep it year after year. Last year we made live succulent wreaths.
This year we are having Thanksgiving here and I'm trying to come up with a craft. I think we are going to make these paper wreaths (what else!). Mia, Holly and I are experimenting right now to see how they'll work but so far they're pretty easy and turning out pretty cute. I saw the idea in the December issue of Creating Keepsakes.
We found some great Christmas Scenic Route paper at the scrapbook store. You have to cut them into 6x1 inch strips, make a loop and staple the bottom then glue them to the wreath (we've been hot gluing them to make it go a little faster). Mia wants to make one out of school colors as a Christmas gift for her teacher. We'll post a picture of a finished product once we get that far! :)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Paper Ghosts

Mia was busy creating the other day and came up with this. I thought it was very clever. Instead of the traditional paper snowflakes she made ghosts. The only thing, she must not have been able to find a glue stick!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


To "Boo" someone you first need a little bag filled with anything from candy to candles, anything fun and inexpensive. Then you hang and little note on the bag saying that "You've been Boo'd". Also include the little poem about being "Boo"d and the instructions to keep it going. It's a fun fall activity to do to friends or neighbors. The "rules" state to do it to 2 people but you may just end up doing many more!

We've Moved

The fonts I used on this card are Impact as well as CK Becky. It is Becky Higgins font and was a free download from

Welcome, Baby

Happy Birthday!

The background paper I used was a free kit download from and is called Sun Porch by Amy Teets. It is for personal use only.