Friday, December 31, 2010

Blog Year in Review

I thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and look back over a year's worth of posts here on the ol' blog. I'm sharing some of my favorites here with you:

January- we learned all about creating cards inside and out, although I can tell you that I still get in a hurry and don't finish the insides most times.

February - ahhh, Make the Cut! I FINALLY took the plunge and bought the software I'd been talking about for over a year. I can honestly say, it has changed the way I scrap AND I use my Cricut much more now than I ever did before. I also decided to become an affiliate for the company, and I've done quite well with that!

March - this was an exciting month to drool over all the new goodies MemoryWorks was getting in the store. I sure bought a lot of new stuff this year - totally worth it!

April - I started to feel guilty about alllllllll my many neglected stamps. I made several projects, but, alas, I never completed the challenge to use each and every stamp. AND I've purchased SO many more this year! Oh well, I can always continue the challenge in 2011.

May - we had a blog hoppin' good time! It was so much fun to create projects for the hop and put together a cute little prize package. I'd definitely like to do more of these in the future.

June - GASC!!! My yearly trek to Arlington, Texas Great American Scrapbook Convention (the closest thing to Mecca for scrapbookers in this part of the country). Had more fun than the law should allow. No, really...they might still be looking for me...

July - BoBunny goodness! There's just something about BoBunny that I've always loved, and I created some of my favorite layouts using it.

August - we got to meet Penny, my little miniature schnauzer. I'm still enjoying the sound of her little feet chasing after me all over the house.

September - sadly, such a busy month that I must not have had time to post. Back to school was an easy transition this year, but again, busy.

October - we raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation with our Passionately Pink crop. Never have I been prouder of our sweet group of scrappers!

November - another busy month, apparently. Preparing for the holidays must have had all of my attention, and I did not make time to post.

December - we learned that Santa does, in fact, have a privacy policy and has been enforcing it since there were children. Too funny!

I hope you've enjoyed reminiscing with me. Honestly, 2010 was a challenging year for me on a lot of levels, and I am looking forward to 2011 with hope and excitement for what this new year will hold.

Blessings to you and yours for a happy new year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

All Is Calm, All Is Bright...

Merry Christmas, from our house to yours!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa's Privacy Policy

Found this over on McSweeney's website (I warn you - there is some objectionable content there - that is why I've copied and pasted). I thought this was super-clever and loads of fun:



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At Santa's Workshop, your privacy is important to us. What follows is an explanation of how we collect and safeguard your personal information; the kind of information we collect; and your choices regarding our use and disclosure of this information.

Why Do We Need This Information?
Santa Claus requires your information in order to compile his annual list of Who is Naughty and Who is Nice, and to ensure accuracy when he checks it twice. Your information is also used in connection with delivering the kinds of goods and services you've come to expect from Santa, including but not limited to toys, games, good cheer, merriment, Christmas spirit, seasonal joy, and holly jollyness.

What Information Do We Collect?
We obtain information from a variety of sources. Much of it comes from unsolicited letters sent to Santa by children all over the world listing specific items they would like to receive for Christmas. Often these letters convey additional information as well, such as the child's hopes and dreams, how much they love Santa, and which of their siblings are doodyheads.

The letters also provide another important piece of information—fingerprints. We run these through databases maintained by the FBI, CIA, NSA, Interpol, MI6, and the Mossad. If we find a match, it goes straight on the Naughty List. We also harvest a saliva sample from the flap of the envelope in which the letter arrives in order to establish a baseline genetic identity for each correspondent. This is used to determine if there might be an inherent predisposition for naughtiness. A detailed handwriting analysis is performed as part of a comprehensive personality workup, and tells us which children are advancing nicely with their cursive and which are still stubbornly forming block letters with crayons long past the age when this is appropriate.

Our network of fully trained, duly deputized mall "Santas" file reports from the field, telling us which children are well-behaved, which are elf-phobic, which are prone to sphincter control issues, and which are squirmy beard-pulling monstrous little brats. Digital copies of photos taken with these "Santas" are automatically sent to our database for further evaluation, with particular attention given to the ones where the children are crying.

Santa also employs a paranormal method of observation known as "remote viewing." This enables him to see you when you're sleeping, know when you're awake, and know if you've been bad or good. He even knows if the cookies you're leaving out are homemade or store-bought.

What Do We Do With the Information We Collect?
Sharing is one of the joys of Christmas. For this reason, we share your personal information with our affiliates, non-affiliated third parties, and anyone else who has a legitimate financial stake in a successful holiday season. Mrs. Claus also likes to have a look-see.

Our affiliates include partners of Santa's Workshop who are actively involved in making Christmas happen. They include toy-making elves, flying reindeer, and Jesus. Non-affiliated third parties might include the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Hanukkah Harry.

We may also share your information with mental health practitioners—especially if, as a child, you asked for a particular present every Christmas but never got it. This information gives your analyst a better understanding of why you sometimes feel sad at this time of year and why you resent your parents.

Occasionally we share your Christmas wish lists with professional lyricists seeking inspiration for a catchy holiday song. In the past this information has inspired such holiday favorites as "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth," "All I Want for Christmas is You," "My Grown-Up Christmas List," and "Santa Baby." Should your wish list inspire a hit single, you may be entitled to royalties, payable in the form of sleighfuls of Christmas cheer.

Finally, we make note of the condition of your roof and chimney in the course of our Christmas Eve deliveries. We share this information with appropriate third-party contractors, who may contact you to warn that your aging roof will soon be leaking worse than Julian Assange, or that you will die in your sleep of carbon monoxide poisoning if you don't replace your chimney liner right away.

How Do We Secure This Information?
We secure your information by keeping it at the North Pole, one of the most remote, inhospitable and uninhabitable places on earth. It is stored in a secure gingerbread facility deep in the Candy Cane Forest, behind an impassable barrier conjured by Elven magic. The facility is guarded by a full brigade of life-size wooden toy soldiers armed with Nerf Blasters and Super Soakers. The area is also patrolled by ravenous polar bears.

You Have Choices
You have "opt out" choices regarding certain disclosures we make about you. Please indicate your preferences below:

____ I'll be nice. Please collect, collate, analyze, disseminate and disclose my personal information in any way you see fit. I understand that my cooperative attitude will be taken into consideration when it comes time to compile the Naughty/Nice list next year.

____ I'll be naughty. Please don't share my personal information with anyone. You may use it only to ensure that I get as many of the specific items on my list as possible. I understand that my uncooperative attitude carries the risk that a lump of bituminous coal will be deposited in my stocking annually, either for the duration of my life or until I change my preferences.

You may forward your completed form to: Santa Claus, c/o Santa's Workshop, The North Pole. Or you may retain it for your own records—it doesn't matter. Whether your form is on file with Santa or not, he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice.

Please allow twelve days of Christmas for your choices to take effect.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa's Helpers Workshop Projects

I must admit, I believe this is my favorite class to teach each year. I just love making cute little projects for the express purpose of giving them away and blessing someone else's day! I also love the process of searching magazines, books, and the internet for new and different ideas that we haven't used before. I always come away completely inspired and ready to create.

But I digress...on with the projects!

They are, clockwise from top left: a gift card holder, tea light card/holder, sour cream container, tea bag holder, and hot chocolate holder (inside is a goodie bag stuffed with one or two packets of hot chocolate, mini-marshmallows, and candy canes). None of these are my originals, so I've linked you to the tutorials or instructions for each. However, I didn't find specific instructions for the hot chocolate holder, so here is how I improvised it:

Cut a strip of cardstock 6" x 12"

Along the 12" side, score 3/4" all the way across.

Along the 6" side, score at 3", then at 3 3/4". Turn paper around and score at the same lengths from the other end.

Snip the smallest tabs created by the score lines at the bottom, then fold them inward and fold paper into a box shape. Adhere with a strong glue or tape.

The bags we used to pack them were just simple treat bags from the party or craft section at Wal-Mart.

Now...don't you wish you'd come to class? :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Long time coming - Class layouts + an announcement!

First, the announcement. I think I mentioned to a couple of my peeps that I was considering trying out for a position on MemoryWorks' creative team, TeamWorks. Well, I did, and...well...I made it! I'm officially a member of the 2011 TeamWorks team, and I couldn't be more excited! I can't wait to see what the upcoming year will bring on that front.

Now, for the long-awaited class layouts from Crop Camp (even I can't believe it's been nigh on TWO months since I've posted!)

These were all created using kraft cardstock, Girls Paperie papers (the Paper Girl line, to be exact) and embellies, with a few Jenni Bowlin Vintage Buttons thrown in for good measure. Oh, and of course we used Perfect Pearls in Lime and Berry Blush (you can now purchase these as a mist here).

What I thought I'd do is talk a little bit about the techniques we used on each layout and share the photo mat sizes, for those of you with completed layouts needing to add pictures.

For this first layout, we used a masking and misting technique. We used a plastic mask (no need to buy these if you have a Cricut - just create your own out of stencil blank) and Perfect Pearls to mist the background on the lefthand side of the layout, then flipped the mask over to "stamp" the right hand side. Photo mat sizes: Left-hand side: 6"x8"; Right-hand side: 3) 3.5" x 3.5"

For this next layout, we antiqued the edges of all the pieces with Distress Inks, then pieced together the entire page background out of squares of patterned paper. Photo mat sizes: All are 4" x 6."

For this layout, we used a Q-tip dipped in water and a stamp inked with embossing ink to brush on Perfect Pearls as accents. (See the darker petals of the rose and the stamped image) Photo mat sizes: Left-hand side: 4" x 6" and 5" x 7"; Right-hand side: 2) 4" x 6"

For this last layout, we focused on curling the edges of the patterned paper using water and also clustering embellishments together above and below the photos. Photo mat sizes: All are 6" x 4."

That's all for now. Be back tomorrow to share our Santa's Helpers Workshop projects!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Passionately Pink - We Did It!

Now that October almost officially over (just a few hours left now), I can announce the results of our efforts to raise money for the SGK Foundation this month and last. I am so pleased and proud to say that we not only met our goal to raise $500 collectively, but we also went over by $7! Way to go, everyone who gave! Your generosity touches me and blesses me. And, since we cut out the "middle man" this year, you can be assured that every dollar has gone directly to fund breast cancer research. What an awesome way to honor our fallen sisters as well as the many breast cancer survivors we know and love. Again, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Here are just a few pics of our fun PP crop!

Muah! Love you gals!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Christmas Planner Class

You may remember this project from a couple of years ago (can't remember if I posted it back then, and I'm too lazy to check LOL), but I'm just now getting around to teaching a class on it.

We'll be making this Christmas/holiday planner:

But, we'll be using these newer, fabulous papers and embellies:

Nice, huh? Class will be held Saturday, October 30, from 10 am - til around noon. Yep, I realize that's Trick-or-Treat night, and some might say a little early for a Christmas project, but I think it's the perfect time to begin planning for the holiday! So make plans to join us. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 27, so I can have enough kits prepared. Space is limited, so hurry! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Class Layouts

Wow...sure has gotten dusty around here. I need to sweep away some cobwebs and get to postin'!

Here are the layouts for this weekend's class. Please let me know ASAP if you plan to attend.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

August Layout Class

These layouts use papers and embellies from the gorgeous Sultry line by Basic Grey. We will play with paint on both of the layouts, so prepare to get messy!

(I'm still deciding on the perfect photos for "Pure Joy")

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Passionately Pink for the Cure

I am so excited about this year's charity crop to benefit breast cancer research. This year, we will be working directly with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, rather than working under the umbrella of Scrapbooks Etc. magazine (as in years past). This is awesome, because SGK has hooked us up with a special team blog (we are the Passionately Pink Papercrafters - how d'ya like that?) as well as some other helps along the way. It's going to be great! I've set us a team goal of raising $500, and I know that with everyone working together, we can meet or beat this goal!

Okay, so, details for the crop:
It will be held Saturday, September 11, from 9 am to 5 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Homer Road in Minden. The fee is $25, and this includes a donation to SGK, snacks, drinks, and lunch. To register online, simply fill out the form below. Be sure to indicate whether you will be paying by check or PayPal. You will need to register by September 1, so that I can get an accurate headcount.

If you won't be able to attend, you can still help out by donating on our team page. I also encourage you to ask friends and family to donate as well - the more the merrier! (Please note - giving a donation on the team blog is not the same as registering for the crop - if attending, you will need to fill out the registration form and pay your $25 crop fee to me.)

Registration Form:

ScrapPink Registration

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Altered Clothespin

This was one of those fun, experimental, try-out-all-your-cool-toys and techniques kind of project. It's paint, it's decoupage, it's making paper flowers, it's hand stitching, it's inking - it's heaven! Sooo much fun to make, and functional, too! I could see using the title "Memories" instead of "Recipes" and showing off favorite photos, or even a "To-Do" for a teacher's desk. The possibilities are endless.

And - I'm teaching this project on Saturday! Just email or call me if you'd like to participate.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Oh my! It's been nearly a month since my last post! Gosh, where to start? July was such a busy month, what with our vacation in Tennessee, and then our family get-together at Toledo Bend. But what's really been keeping me busy since that time is the precious little one you see in the picture. Her name is Penny, and she is the newest member of our family. Isn't she a-doggone-dorable? I had forgotten how much I love the pitter patter of little critter feet following me around. I guess I had also forgotten how destructive these little ones can be (she's discovered paper - I hope my considerable stash can survive!)...but all in all, she's a heart-stealer. Look for a "Puppy Love" layout coming soon! :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's All Relative

This layout is one of my new favorites. Not so much because I think it's terrifically artistic or genius on my part, but because it shows off some of my new favorite photos, favorite memories. These pics were taken at my family's Easter Sunday get-together. They depict one of our typical times together lately, relaxing and enjoying each other. In fact, I'm looking forward to another such time in a just a few weeks, with my siblings and their kids. Can't wait!

Layout uses Fancy Pants' My Family papers and cut-outs.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flower Child

Simply put, I love BoBunny. Love their papers, love their stickers, love their embellishments, love their blog, love them.

So when I finally got my hands on the Flower Child line, I instantly wanted to play. Here are a couple of layouts I made using this fun stuff.

This first layout shows off one of my favorite pictures - My sweet niece Sophie on Easter Sunday. Precious!

And the second layout shows off a photo of me and two of my nieces as we prepared for the Parkinson's 5K walk in April. Here we are, all poised to run - we collectively finished last. But we had such a blast together!

Both layouts are based on sketches, one from PageMaps' May edition, and the other from Nic Howard's Dimensional Details class. Both - fun to work with.

You can check out the Flower Child line (and other great BoBunny stuff) here: BoBunny

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We Have a Winner!

2Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog on a busy July 4th weekend. Thanks, also, to my new followers - I'm flattered that you decided to stick around. :) And, finally, special thanks to Sue Frazier for once again organizing our blog hop.

Now let's get down to the winnin'!

I entered numbers 1 - 22 into the generator, and this is what I got:

And that comment happens to belong to:

Congratulations, Lindy! Email me your mailing address, and I'll pop your cards in the mail to you!

Again, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Welcome to the MemoryWorks Christmas in July Blog Hop! You are here:

Lisa <--------------------------

This hop will take you through thirteen MemoryWorks consultants' blogs, where you'll be able to glean new ideas and inspiration for your Christmas projects, as well as get the opportunity to win some fantastic PRIZES! Who doesn't love that? So let's get started...

First of all, if you're not familiar with MemoryWorks, you'll want to check out our blog as well as our Simple Stories site, where you can learn about our exclusive, easy, guilt-free approach to scrapbooking.

So let's get to it. I've got a mini-tutorial to share with you for making a Christmas organizer/planner. The original concept for this planner uses a manila folder, but, lacking a new one of these, I chose to use two sheets of kraft cardstock. I scored them at 4" horizontally all the way across the pages, then at 4" vertically once. Fold the bottom score line up to form a pocket at the bottom of each page, then fold accordian-style across the width of the two pages. (See photo below). You will need to cut off one 4" section of one of the sheets of cardstock, then overlap the two pages so that you have 4 panels, then glue in place. Decorate using any patterned papers and embellishments that you like. I used MemoryWorks' December Express Kit to create mine. The kit included everything I needed to make this super-gorgeous, super-blingy planner.

If you'd like to use my inserts, click here to print them: Planner Inserts

You should check out the Express Kits...they come jam-packed with patterned papers, cardstocks, ribbons, buttons, and tons of embellishments! You can subscribe to have the kits shipped to you every month (my favorite option -there's always TONS in each kit that I can use right away), or purchase them ala carte after all subscriptions have shipped.

Now...on to the prize! Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight on Sunday, July 4 to win this set of 8 all-occasion note cards and envelopes. I created these using Basic Grey's Kioshi patterned papers, and I've left the sentiments off for you to add. Sorry, I can't ship internationally at this time, so USA entrants only, please.

Okay, so leave your comment, then hop on off to see Mariah! And don't forget to go back to the beginning (Sue's blog) to vote for your favorite blog and be entered for the GRAND PRIZE!!!

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

June Class Layouts

I used Basic Grey's Kioshi line to create these layouts. The first is my take on a Becky Fleck class I took at GASC earlier this month. The flowers were created from white tissue paper and Glimmer Misted.

The second layout is also a Becky Fleck layout -from June's PageMaps. I cut out the butterflies out of white cardstock on my Cricut using Make the Cut software, then ran them through the Texture Boutique, then finally, Glimmer Misted them.

We had a great time creating these beautiful layouts. You can order supplies to make your own by contacting me (I am placing a group order on Wednesday of this week). And if you'd like to learn more about using Glimmer Mist, be sure to sign up for My Crop Camp, as I will be doing a very technique-based class using it then!

July MW Express Kit

This time last year, hubby and I were getting packed and ready for our cruise, and the memory of that makes me long to pull out my cruise pics and scrapbook away. So I'm particularly excited about MemoryWorks' July Express Kit, because it is loaded with paper and embellishments perfect for my cruise photos, as well as any summer/beachy/vacation photos one might have. Take a look:

Isn't it yummy? Here's a list of everything inside:

July 2010 MemoryWorks Express Kit Contains:
Patterned Paper

{1} 12x12 Stamp Die Cut - Panorama (Making Memories)

{1} 12x12 Ledger Palm Tree -Panorama (Making Memories)

{1} 12x12 Exploration Words - Panorama (Making Memories)

{1} 12x12 Seaside Chic - On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)

{1} 12x12 She Sells Seashells - On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)

{1} 12x12 High Style Holiday - On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)

Solid Cardstock

{1} 12x12 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)

{1} 12x 12 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)

{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)

{1} 12x12 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)


{3} 6x9Sheets Black Happy Valley Letter Stickers (Scenic Route)

{8} Tootsie Orange flower Pot Flowers- Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Bazzill)

{6} 2 ½ x 3 ½ Panorama Die Cut Artist Trading Cards (Making Memories)

{5} Panorama Journaling Tickets - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Making Memories)

{1} Panorama Treasure Box (Making Memories)

-6-Large Luggage Tags with Twine Ties

-6-Pearl Pennant Pins

-5-Stamps with Glassine Envelope

-62" Bakers Twine

-50-Coordinating Buttons

{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Aquamarine Double Dot Ribbon (Bo Bunny)

{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Black & Cream Gingham Ribbon (Creative Impressions)

{1} ½ Yard Rust Jumbo Cotton Rick Rack (Creative Impressions)

Bonus Cards

{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)

{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)

{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)

{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)

{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Intense Teal (Bazzill)

{5} 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

For ideas for using this fabulous kit, click for the Idea Express Page. To order, simply contact me today!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Another Blog Hop - Coming Soon!

Oh, my poor, neglected blog! Sorry, blog readers, but summer reading camp has had my full attention for all the month of June. I haven't scrapped, but still have somehow managed to completely wreck my scraproom. But the camp ends on Wednesday, and I hope to have lots of new content for you then. That will include a brand new MemoryWorks blog hop, beginning July 2 and ending July 4! The them is Christmas in July, and you'll want to visit each and every blog on the hop to glean great ideas for Christmas gift-giving, decorating, and crafting. Plus, there will be PRIZES! What's not to love about that? Until then...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Make the Cut Update

Wow! Andy, the creator of Make the Cut, has been busy! He's created a new version that has tons of new features, AND there's a new coupon as well! Just enter code MTC327 when purchasing, and save 27%, bringing the price from $79.95 down to $58.36. That's even less than I originally paid! If you've been thinking about getting the software, now is a great time. Just click on this link to get started : Make the Cut
Hurry! Coupon expires July 4!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

GASC Report

Oh my! I'm just back from two wonderful days at GASC (Great American Scrapbook Convention) in Arlington, Texas, and did I have the time of my life!

Some highlights:

Took two fabulous classes with one of my scrapbooking heroes, Becky Fleck! THE author of PageMaps, and soon-to-be released PageMaps 2, as well as the creative genius behind the PageMaps website. I tell ya, I don't know how this lady manages to crank out all those maps on a monthly basis AND manage 1200 head of cattle on her ranch in Montana. The classes were absolutely to die for, and I found her delightful as an instructor.

Hit the showroom floor for some serious SHOPPING. Have you ever seen so much scrappy goodness all in one room? We're talking wall to wall. I scored some good stuff at great prices - some of which will be showing up at some future events. Nope, can't tell'll just have to wait and find out!

Got to see T!m Holtz in action. Mind you, I wanted to pull up a chair and chat with him about life and such, but the man was BUSY! I'm not sure if he took any breaks at all throughout the entire show. Great guy, with a true artist's heart.

Ate convention food favorites - a burrito one night and baked potato the next. YUMMY!

Entered a dance contest at the crop with my bff. We wowed the crowd with our funky moves, such as The Bump, The Twist, The Swim, The YMCA, and The Robot. We even surprised them with an impromptu Conga line. We handily took second place.

Then it was time to pack up and head home, to pine away for next year's convention. Till then...Adios, Texas!

Monday, May 31, 2010

We Have a Winner

First of all, let me say thanks to everyone who visited my blog over this Memorial Day weekend, and for all your lovely comments. Thanks, too, to Sue Frazier for organizing the whole thing over on the MemoryWorks forum.

Now, onto the winnin'!

I entered the numbers 1 to 37 into the generator, and this is what she came up with:

Lucky number 14! Who just happens to be:

Congratulations, Shelley! Email me your snail mail addy at, and I'll get your prize right out to you!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ready to Hop?

Welcome to the MemoryWorks Memorial Day Backyard Blog Hop!

Are you in for a treat! This hop will take you through FIFTEEN phenomenal MemoryWorks consultants' blogs, where you'll see tons of inspiration for fun, easy projects, and a chance to win a prize at every blog stop. There's even a chance to win a GRAND PRIZE if you visit all fifteen blogs, then go back to home base to leave a comment and take a quick poll voting for your favorite blog on the hop.

New to MemoryWorks? You'll want to check out our blog for great information and inspiration. Also, check out our Simple Stories site, where you'll learn about our exclusive line of products designed to help you get scrappin', guilt-free!

So, let's get hoppin', shall we? Today I've got a quick, easy, fun, and INEXPENSIVE tutorial for you.

This summer calendar was created using 2 sheets of BoBunny's Paradise cut-outs and 1 sheet of combo stickers. How simple is that?

Begin by cutting apart the four squares on one side of the cut-out sheet. These will serve as your facing pages.

Choose one of the four squares as your cover and add your title using the combo stickers. Glue your June page to the back side of this cover.

I stamped my calendar pages, but only because I'm challenging myself to use every stamp set I own (a daunting challenge, to be sure! LOL), but you could just as easily print your calendar pages using your computer. The pages should be 6" x 6". Embellish each of your facing pages as you wish and glue them to the backs of the calendar pages. I also glued the "Bucketful of Memories" square from the cut-out page to the back of the last calendar page to create a back cover.

ETA: Someone asked about the stamp I used for the calendar. It's called Calendar Grid, and it's made by Hampton Art.

Punch holes and bind with ribbons, binder rings, or both. Voila! Add pictures throughout the summer, and you'll have a cute keepsake and a handy place to jot down the dates of all those ball games, swimming lessons, and most importantly (at least for me) - VACATION!!!

Now, wasn't that fun? You know what's even MORE fun? GIVEAWAYS ! Simply leave a comment between now and 5:00 PM CST on Monday, May 31, and you could win this fun card-making kit:

I know, I need to know what's take a peek:
You'll get enough goodies to create at least four cards, using BoBunny's Mama-razzi line.
Sorry, I am unable to ship internationally, so USA entrants only, please.

Okay, so leave your comment, and then you're ready to hop along. Next stop: Mariah's blog


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