Crate Paper + Maggie Holmes = Cute Mini!

Last week I made the 52 minute drive to Archiver’s and picked up several new items from the Maggie Holmes’ Crate Paper line. As I was browsing, I noticed her adorable clipboard style mini, already preloaded with some cute base papers. So I grabbed a 6 x 6 coordinating paper pack and lots of embellishments and brought them home. I’ve really been into my art journaling lately and my scrapping has been on the back burner, but this line really inspired me to create. 

Here is a shot of my haul:

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Once I got rolling on this project it really came together quickly. That is the beauty of using pre-coordinated projects. It didn’t hurt that these products are just too darn cute too! I embellished some of the die cut tags and inserted them between the pages, and finished it all off with some pink tulle and aqua rickrak from my stash. 

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I hope you enjoyed the mini and have a wonderful weekend!

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A Day of Crafty Goodness :)

I can not begin to tell you how much I enjoyed my day today!!! 🙂 I spent half the morning browsing my new addiction, Pinterest, then the other half of the day working on projects. With the baby due in only two weeks I had to get cracking on some handmade Christmas gifts. But before I could get to the gifts, I needed to get my December Daily started. I did one last year and it was really fun today to look back on everything we experienced. I decided to do the same thing I did last year, and that was to purchase a pre-made 8 x 8 Christmas scrapbook from Hobby Lobby, then add my own touches to it. It sure does save a lot of time!! Here is the cover and page 1 of my book:



My next project was to complete the teacher gifts. I made one a mini album, and the other a tag album. I used supplies by Little Yellow Bicycle and added a few bits and pieces of my own from my stash. I think they came out cute:



The last thing I worked on was a Christmas gift for my sister. I was inspired by this piece on Pinterest. Here is my take:



I have a few more projects I will work on tomorrow before I have to get back to my “real” work on Monday. I hope you all enjoy your weekend!!