Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sewing in spacers tutorial:

Traci asked about how to sew the spacers into a photo album/scrapbook. I've written out and drawn a tutorial. I hope it's understandable! Thanks for asking Traci! Click on the image below to see the tutorial larger:

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

New Photo Album listed on Etsy...

This one is 8"X8" and just adorable! My 4 year old son wants it - but I'm going to have to make him another with this paste paper! Each of my 3 kids has their own journal with the paste paper of their choosing - they love to write and draw in them at night before bed especially!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

2 new books...

These two books have been added to my Etsy shop (link to the right). The purple and yellow book is a journal with 112 pages of Arches Text Wove paper and the pink and purple one is a brag book/photo album with 28 pages of Fabriano Artistico 90lb. smooth watercolor paper. The photo album has 1" spacers built into the spine to allow for the addition of photos.

I'm currently designing a different option for attaching the long ribbons to my books and albums. Will post a photo when it's complete!

Monday, May 14, 2007

I've been tagged...

I've been tagged by Lisa B.. to list 7 secrets about myself. Hmmmm, didn't think I had any secrets, but there are certainly things about myself that you don't know, so here goes:

1) I was somewhat scared of the dark until I was about 35 years old (that was 5 years ago!).

2) If I miss a couple days of centering prayer in the morning I begin to crave it! Our whole family prays together in the evening - my husband and I, our 7 year old daughter, and 4 year old boy/girl twins. We make a huge effort to teach our children gratitude. We end every prayer time with each person listing off the many things we are thankful for about that day. Even our 4 year olds thank God for the most amazing things that they recognize as gifts!

3) I do a great mosquito impression - sound effects and all!

4) As a kid I was the roller skating limbo champion in our home town - a short reign! That was in the seventies when we rollerskated (not the inline kind either) with a disco ball and those large pom poms attached to our skates.

5) I play the flute - not very often and not in public anymore! My flute, however, is an old friend that I pull out and play every now and then for myself and my family.

6) I met my husband roller skating 16 years ago (again not the inline kind!) and we got engaged 6 years later in a hot air balloon. We've been married 10 years next month - I'm a happy wife!

7) Our kids think that we CAN'T (for whatever reason!) fix the only television in our house that broke a few weeks ago, but in reality we are CHOOSING not to fix it! It's just been soooo nice without a t.v.! (I'm sure we'll fix it sometime in the not too distant future, but for now we are enjoying being t.v. free!)

Now to find 7 bloggers that I can tag to reveal secrets about themselves! Hmmmm....I'll have to come back to that - the first few blogs I checked have already been tagged and I have two books ready for sewing together (my favorite part of the process). They are calling my name!