Pinterest, Part 2

First of all, my “cross-stitched” page for our front entrance arrived this week and it was perfect!  I love how it turned out and now officially have a favourite printing company for my digital scrapbooking work.  I strongly recommend you check out Persnickety Prints for all your printing needs!  They also offer free scrapbooking kits on occasion.

Here is the original post about my personalized sign.  And here is a picture of the printed and framed version.  I was so excited to hang it up in our front hall.

 

Second, I have completed my second pinterest-inspired scrapbook page.  I saw this monogrammed print and thought it was cute.  I decided to use Christmas papers for mine, since it is nearly time to start decorating for the holidays.  Here is the final version.  I’ll be getting it printed this week and I already have the perfect spot to hang it.

Credits: “Christmas Traditions” by The Scrappy Kat

Pinterest, Part 1

I recently discovered Pinterest, a website that allows you to pin and sort images of things that inspire you.  I’ve spent most of my time there so far looking at the DIY crafts and home decor ideas.  Today, I finished my latest project based on this image.

It was the first project I made with digital scrapbooking.  I decided on the word I wanted to use (family) and then I looked through my kits to find one that would go well with our future kitchen/family room wall colour and chose 6 papers (each one was a separate image).  I put one letter on each paper, using different fonts for all the letters.  When I was done, I sent the six images to the printer and then put each in a frame.  The letter “i” will get a smaller frame once I find one.  I love how it turned out.  I fully expect this will become one of the projects I will do through my S4H business.  For now, my family and I will enjoy my very first one.

Here is a view of the entire mantle.  So far, it is pretty bare, but as I complete more projects (and once the room is painted), it will be perfect.

Baby Memory Books

I’ve been working on James and Leah’s baby books.  It’s fun going through all the notes and pictures we’ve taken of them since before they were even born.  So many beautiful memories!  I am having a hard time narrowing down what to include in the books.  If I had my way, I would include everything, but then the books would be 365 pages long.  That’s too expensive and probably unnecessary.

The books will be 8×11 and I actually purchased the kits I will use to make them.  They were my very first purchases.  The kits are adorable and they are S4H friendly.  I’m not ready to share pages from the books yet, but here is a 12×12 page I made when I first bought the kit (girl and boy version).

Credits: “Child of my Child – Girl Kit” – Fayette Terlouw

 

Credits: “Child of my Child – Boy Kit” – Fayette Terlouw

Halloween

This is the first year I have done a Halloween page.  It was tricky finding the right kit because a) I wanted it to be free! and b) I wanted a cute kit that had sweet, smiling elements, since my little ones were wearing cute innocent costumes.  I found the perfect kit at Eyeinspire called Halloweenies.  Here is the page I made of my two Trick or Treaters.

It was a great weekend and Halloween night, and now we have enough candy to tide us over until Christmas!