Showing posts from September, 2009

Cloth Baskets

Aren't these the cutest basket idea?? Which of my very TALENTED friends wants to help me figure out how to make these?? Here's a link to where I found them posted, but she doesn't really give you a pattern and I'm not as good at constructing sewing projects as some of my friends (hint Amy or Andrea). I did love that she used the Making Memories Grommet Tool to create I must buy that darn tool (don't be shocked I don't own every tool ever made for scrapbooking)!

For the Love of Reading...another book!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
I have to say this was a "fast" read for me and very light-hearted. I don't typically like books that tend to lean towards's set after World War II in London, then the Channel Islands. But honestly, the history behind the story was actually a nice part of the story and the way it was written was so enjoyable I could barely put it down. Darling end and I enjoyed the way it was written a ton!

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How To: Simple Covered Notepads

You may have seen this simple notebook I posted on Lil Red Cottage last week. I promised some instructions on how you can re-create this project so I am going to explain the details with another set of notebooks I created. I haven't embellished them (yet), but this will get you started.
View of completed notebooks:
Open View of Covered notepad:

Supplies Needed: Adhesive, Chalk Ink (optional), a couple of sheets of scrapbook paper (at least one should start off 12x12" and a small notepad. The notepads are usually sold in sets of 4-6 and I think I paid about $3.99 for my pack.
Cutting Directions: Cover - 8" tall x 10 1/2" wide Inside Front Cover (optional) - 5 3/8" x 8" Note: I only covered this because the paper I chose was not double-sided and I didn't want boring old white to show. You can certainly skip this step to save time and money. Pocket - 6" x 7 1/2" (see below) Small Strip (covers printed band along notebook) - 7/8 x 5"
After I c…

Service Project with a Scrapbook Twist

Can you just imagine a pipe bursting in your basement and all of your beloved scrapbook supplies floating atop 2 feet of water (look closely at the photo)? Can you image your first reaction? Imagine everything you'd collected over the years and scrapbooks you'd created with much of that product being soaked in so much muddy water that all you could do is throw it all AWAY!
Well this happened to a new friend of mine, Michelle Clarke from Ogden, Utah. More then $10,000 worth of damage and everything had to be thrown out. Luckily her husband had backed up all of their photos, but still my heart broke when I heard about their bad luck. Well earlier this week I was contacted by the Good Things Utah producer (Rox) to see if I would be interested in doing a "secret service project" at the request of Michelle's husband, Nathan. Nicea surprised Michelle yesterday with a visit (cameras and all) telling her that she was going to do a story about the tragedy and hopefully as…