Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Daisy Dolls

I just had to share one more...The girls all made paper dolls for an activity and we then used them for our cookie booth poster!

Post-it trick

Some of you out there already use this trick but it's such a good one I wanted to share ....I use a post-it note to line up tricky cuts and flip it over to apply my adhesive. It makes placement easier if you line up the bottom of the post-it with the bottom of your image/text.

Family Albums

My Daisy troop was learning about family, heritage and culture, so we made some family albums. They are 8X8 with white chipboard covers and five white cardstock pages. I was able to use my Cropodile big bite to make the holes for the book rings. On each page I used a 6X6 patterned paper from a set of Target dollar bin papers. Next I cut some scalloped squares(Accent Essentials) and a scalloped half from 8.5X11 papers and made them up in different combinations for the girls. It was a pretty quick project since it was the same elements throughtout. The girls had a good time sharing stories about their pictures. One of the Moms (thank you Teri!) created titles and phrases as well as a page to put on the inside of the covers with questions to fill in about their families and themselves. I had so much fun watching them create and their personalities all really came through. We had scallops and stickers and paper embellishments and they really came out nice. It was a little hectic, and I was so grateful for all the help I got from the Moms! It's such a good group of girls and Moms!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Some sad news...

So, I know I promised some new projects and I have been busy working on things, but I had a washing machine accident recently. Seriously. My DH was trying to be helpful after several really busy weeks and so he decided to do some laundry. Well, it was very unusual for me, but I had put something in my pocket. Something very precious as a matter of fact....my SD card which was full of fall pictures and projects!!! Since one or two were gifts I am left trying to find things to post, but to no avail. So, I will have to get busy again and show something new! We have been working on fall crafts, and we'll be putting up some vinyl, plus some mini scrapbooks I've been working on for my Daisy troop...due today! :)

Simple gifts

As cool weather starts in our area I always get into a cozy mood, wich generally also means crafting and baking! We've been apple picking, pie and cobbler making, and doing some fun fall activities and one rainy day my oldest daughter came home with an Amish Freindship Bread starter. Can you believe this is the first time we have ever made it ? Well even though I doubt the Amish put vanilla pudding in thier bread, it was yummy and my friends will surely be grateful to get some of their own...I decided to make mine a little more friendly by putting it into a small lunch sack with the directions a small loaf and the starter. Since I was looking for an activity for my Girl Scout troop, I googled the starter. One site has a good recipe for the bread and directions here...but you can also get the directions for starter on the allrecipies.com site.

It also gets me thinking about one of my favorite books I read to my girls. It's called Simple Gifts and it an illustration of the Shaker Hymn. I found it online recently here for a friend, and it keeps running through my mind. It is truley a gift from God to be able to be simply kind.Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 4, 2009

But Wait there's more!

Hello everyone. I know, I haven't posted much in a while, but with the start of school and Girl Scouts I've had to readjust my schedule! But I have been working on some crafty projects so within a few days I will post! Upcomming projects include a "never-ending card", a new layout and old layout I wanted to share, and a super wonderful set of SCAL projects! I have been playing and learning inkscape so I have some Dora the Explorer and friends files plus an extra special project to share.....a 3-D creation I am working on! :) Can't wait to share, but today it's off to the apple and pumpkin farm. Enjoy your day!

Scrapbox givaway!

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