Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mini-book and Halloween cards

I didn't feel all that great today. In fact, I was almost sick this morning. So weird. So 9 episodes of Scrapbook Memories later (and I think I must have napped a bit because at one point I was shocked to see Cha-Ching on three feet away from me trying to see what was there - have I mentioned that he's horribly cross-eyed and I don't think he can see much?) I felt much better. So I tried out this little album I saw on the show. It's not completely done because I need to decorate it and add the photos. But I got the entire book built using some scrap cardboard from an old cereal box, some paper from the Travel Stack from DCWV, and a scrap of paper for the closure with a brad. From the outside, it doesn't look like much yet: But the inside is what's really fabulous. It too still need decorating and pictures, but the book is built. All the little pages fan out to hold lots of photos when the book is open.So then I pulled out the DCWV Ghost and Goblins Matstack that I found at JoAnn's the other day. They only had one left! I really wanted two so we drove almost an hour away to another large JoAnn's and they didn't have any other. I've been back to our Jo-Ann's and they are still sold out. Argh... But I started playing with it today. I had so much fun making card kits to send to my aunt and cousin in sunny San Diego, that I decided to do another set using this mat stack because it's so freakin' cute! I only got two sets finished today since I also had to finish all the laundry and make a loaf of zucchini bread too.

Well, that's probably it for this week. I have to take a little trip for work and since I'll only take a carry-on, I can't take my crafty stuff with me (well I'll have a cross stitch project along because it doesn't take much space) and I'll probably be so busy the entire time that I wouldn't have time anyway. Poor hubby has to stay home and take care of the furballs. But if he's good, I'll bring him back some great bread and maybe some chocolate (well, if that makes it through the whole plane ride back...).


The Fuzz Factory said...

very cool projects, kirsten!

sorry you're not feeling well. i hope that resolves fast.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I LOVE your carda and I wish I could find a matstack like this! We don't have a Jo Ann's here, but none of the 4 places here have I seen these stacks. Great cards!

DaisyMae Maus said...

I hope you had a good trip to San Fran. I'm going to try to come up for December/January 2012, so ...
Love you! I hope you're feeling better.