Yesterday we had another crop with our Scrapbooking Ministry and it went very well! Everyone loved the keychain class that I taught (see my previous post for instructions). I realized yesterday morning that I was a little short on laminate chips, so I made quick trip to my local hardware store and stocked up…I just pretended that I REALLY couldn’t decide on a countertop color…
While I was at the crop, I worked on a project for my daughter’s preschool teachers. Last weekend they held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser that was so much fun! They had a DJ playing songs the kids could dance to. I was one of the few people there with a camera, so I snapped a few photos and thought I’d make up a little book as a ‘thank you’ gift for the school.
I started with some cards by K & Company that I found at Michaels:
I thought these cards would make a perfect little tag scrapbook. I also bought some adorable DaisyDs paper while I was at the scrapbook retreat in Cape May – the paper has a vintage school-days theme. So I covered the some pages with the patterned paper and some with some cardstock – then I added the photos and just a few embellishments (I kept this project VERY simple):
I bound the book together with some split rings that I picked up at an office supply store. Here’s the front cover:
The title letters are some really cute foam sticker letters that I bought during my QVC shopping binge last week. Here’s another photo from an inside page (the book is actually made of just 3 of the tag cards – 6 pages w/2 sides for a total of 12 individual pages all together).
That is actually the middle of the book – you can both sides of this card. These are the only two pages with the same paper facing each other.
What I liked about this project is that I could stop anytime I wanted to – I just added pages (and could even go back and add more) until I felt like I was finished.
I hope the teachers like it!
Today, Mike and I went shopping for a replacement stove – ours stopped working right before Christmas. We went to SO many stores and looked at SO many ovens – after a while, we were so overwhelmed that we just went home and decided to look online so that we could compare the different models and features side-by-side. We did finally order one – hopefully it will be here soon.
We also picked up a new floor for our kitchen – ours is in such bad shape and we really can’t afford a nice replacement right now, so we decided to go the ‘Trading Spaces’ route and try one of those peel-and-stick floors. We found one that actually comes in planks and looks a lot like a laminate floor, so we bought that up today too. Me and my ‘Type-A’ personality wants to start installing it tonight, but Mike is trying to convince me not to put it down right now…it’s killing me to see the boxes just sitting there…they’re calling out to me….we’ll see if I can hold out until later this week…