My Paperchase Adventures

Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 calendar

I had fun with this one and am so happy with how it turned out.  I purchased the 4x4 coasters a while ago from Michael's with intention of making a mini think it was perfect for the calendar. I used bits and pieces and odds and ends from my stash.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My scrappy daughter

Daughter, Sarah, came for a visit and spent some time in my scrap room.  While she was busy making note pad holders we were busy playing with the kids - everybody wins!

I made a few of these as gifties for Christmas but never got around to making one for Sarah or myself - isn't that always the way?  Sarah fell in love with them.  She ended up making 8 as gifts for her fellow teachers and was able to make one for herself, YAY!

The instructions for these are all over the internet.  They're fast, very inexpensive and fun to make with whatever you have in your leftover bins.  Had to purchase the acrylic frames ($1.00 at Walmart and the post-it notes) but still an inexpensive, cute and functional project.

Here's a few of what she made

My apologies for the glare - my picture taking skills are a bit lacking.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Thank you cards are done.

Well - they're created, stamped, glued and glittered anyway.  Now to sit and write them; sometimes that's the hardest part.  I feel like I have to do them all at once so I can keep track of who's done and who isn't (I suppose a list would come in handy for that but that would be yet another thing to do!).

I got the basic design idea from someone on the Hero Art's design team (I can't remember who-ugh) and am happy with how they came out. I started with 8 and ended up making another 12 to have some extras.

Have been working on a 4" coaster calendar all day - I love paid holidays!  Off to finish - would like to get it done today.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 already?

We're back from snowy NC.  It was a great trip and we didn't want to come home!  I'm amazed that 12 people in one house for one week got along so well.  As someone who needs a lot of quiet, alone time I was a little anxious about how things would work out.  We laughed a lot, ate too much and drank too much but not once did I feel the need to lock myself in the bathroom for some peace and quiet - how luck am I to have such great friends?

I'm not one for resolutions, are you?  I have made some decisions, tho.

  • Like everyone else I need to take off some weight - I'd be happy with 10 pounds and will return to the Weight Watchers program that helped me take off 60 pounds before.  
  • I MUST de-clutter!  Not just my house but my mind, too.  Going to start in my craft room today.  Over the holidays it became the 'catch all' space for everything that nobody knew what to do with. 
  •  Figure out this whole blogging thing and post at least one project a week.  I'd love for it to be a completed project but know that might not be a realistic goal :)
Wishing you a very happy, successful and healthy 2011!