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A and Z, how fun is that?

Playing around with their initials is something Ive been dying to do, so when a friend of mine asked me to put together a scrapbook for her and her boyfriend, I was so excited. This year, the couple decided that they would only do “meaningful” gifts so this was her gift to him. Most of the pictures are are from his favorite US city (San Fransisco), making it a great gift for him since he was headed back to Serbia.

The papers are mostly “Max and Whispers” by Basic Grey.

The book is filled with hidden journaling, fold-outs, flip up and  envelope pages. It makes for a very interactive scrapbook. I thought it was nice that they could share the photos and albums with others but her notes to him would remain personal.

Here are some of the pages…






Despite the fact that I was swamped making items for the 5 craft shows I’d signed up for, I couldn’t help myself but to make something for my nephew’s Halloween party. I played around with a couple of ideas (witch, pumpkin, Frankenstein) and in the end I settled on bats, well because my new nephew tends to a little batty. I filled the basket with nut-free goodies and little toys.

The body of the bat is made from a single piece of 12×12 cardstock. The wings are also black card stock that I made using a couple quick snips with a circle punch.

I’m happy with the way they turned out and the kids (and the teachers) loved them!

Many thanks to LittleToad for adding the My Adventure Book to this treasury.  It’s so amazing!!!

The treasury is inspired by the movie UP. The funny thing is that I actually started making these books via an alchemy request before I saw the movie. A friend of mine had taken his daughter to see the movie and told me that I just had to see it.  Sure enough, it was a great movie.

Check out the treasury and the many talented etsy sellers who contributed to it.

Old New Again
Greatest Friend
Two Turtle-Doves
Skippy Designs
Bragging Bags
Magpie and Cake Boutique
Carol Mai’s Vintage Clothing and Delights
Lionsgate Designs
Slightly Embellished
Whimsy Love
Hibou Bleu
Photography by Aime Claire
Old Meets New, Vintage but Classy
Dog Art by Brian Rubenacker
Lola Rain
My Adventure Book

My Adventure Book


Finally!!!!!! Yes, I finally found the time to make more “My Adventure Books”. I’ve been travelling (Japan), battling serious jet lag, sick and just plan busy but this weekend I sat down and made some books. I’m so excited. The design is slightly different but I am so happy with the outcome. The books look more like the one in the movie.

If you are interested in purchasing one, check out my etsy store:


I know I’ve been saying this about all my albums lately, but I love this mini album.  These pictures were all taken with my phone on a trip to Detoit last year. We were enjoying happy hour at Greektown Casino and I whipped out my camera phone and starting snapping away. 

When it came time to scrapbook,  I couldn’t pick which pictures to use since so many of the pictures are so similiar (and of course they were all camera phone quality) . So this style of mini was perfect because I was able to use all the pictures. 

This album ended up being so much fun to work on for a number of reasons… 

  1. He loves the movie “Up” and the My Adventure Book. I thought it would be fun to do a spin on that book 
  2. I’ve been dying to make a mini album like this every since I saw something similiar in an magazine (Simple Scrapbooks: Mini Albums in a Evening) 
  3.  It was quick and easy!!! Love the sense of accomplishment!!! 
  4. I have so many small weekend trips to scrapbook that I’m inspired to work on them all 
  5. I only used 2 sheets of patterned paper (double-sided)


Here are a couple of the inside pages

Album Stats:

  • Pinished size: 10×4″
  • Picture size: 3×5″
  • Solid cardstock: Archivers
  • Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft (Loire Valley Collection)
  • Stamps: Kelly Panacci, Fancy Pants, various
  • Felt words: American Crafts
  • Other embellishements: American Crafts




When I saw this yarn, I knew I had to make a scarf out of it. I love how the lighter fibers match my coat perfectly!!!