Friday, December 10, 2010

An Album for You

I have been creating mini-albums and scrapbooks for over 10 years because the product is something that can bring so much joy to the recipients. These books can be a tribute to your family, an encouragement to a friend, or a celebration of one’s life. Elements of design and carefully chosen words, can work with your pictures to tell a meaningful story or commemorate an important time.

Scrapbooks are created with your pictures in hand. Pages are simple and reflect the typical scrapbooking style that can be seen on my blog. Pages from a 1st Year baby book that I created can be seen here.

Scrapbook Packages*

  • 12x12 book of 25 pages - $175
  • 12x12 book of 50 pages - $325
  • 8x8 book of 10 pages - $80
  • 8x8 book of 20 pages - $150
  • Chipboard albums (such as these from Bo Bunny) can be created as well. These range in number of ‘pages,’ but tend to involve more embellishment. Such a book can be seen here. These books will start at $75, but will vary based on size and project.

If you are interested, send me an email at or call me at 309.825.1321.

*I prefer to use American Crafts albums. You can see their variety of albums here. Prices do not include price of album or additional page protectors.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


These days my scrapping is on the back burner. Instead my focus has been on expecting a baby in September! Sad that I can't do both right now, but it just isn't working. I'm still helping behind the scenes with Practical Scrappers and will continue to do so until Christine gets tired of me. :) I'm 15 or so weeks now and so far things look good. I've been feeling crummy for what seems like forever, which is the biggest reason that my scrapping is on hold. I have my hands full with the house and the family and plans to move this summer when the new house is done. If you want to still keep tabs on me, you can visit our family blog Home Building.

If you're interested in having me do custom scrapping/cards for you, drop me an email. Hopefully I'll be feeling better soon!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fun Times with Embossing

Can you tell I'm thinking about springtime? :) This week's embossing challenge at Practical Scrappers forced me to try out the new Cuttlebug. I know I shouldn't need my arm twisted, but I've not had much mojo lately. Plus, as I sat down, I realized I only have one folder. :p Luckily I have talented girlfriends who have plenty (thanks, Les!), so after my hubby came home with them I got to work. I had a good time with it - threw some stickles on there too - and finished just in time. And check out those clearance rack ribbons that I just busted open.

I think the mojo is back. Yay!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


For the Bling challenge at Practical Scrappers - my January for this year's calendar. I'm hoping each month can feature a goal, sort of a resolution idea, for us to focus on. In January hopefully we will do a lot of laughing. Down at the bottom of the month I have this:

"Be joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ."
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Buttons on Practical Scrappers!

This is a really busy page, but Clare was pretty busy when it came to her buttons. :) Family and friends know how this obsession went, and it was quite amusing. I was so glad I got these pictures b/c it was a no-brainer that I wanted to scrap this phase.

I scattered the buttons and pretty much adhered them where they fell. The ribbon looks better in person and it's some vintage ribbon I probably spent too much money on but that I fell in love with. I used my new cartridge Cuttin Up for the title - a cart that I have really enjoyed. I said I wanted some carts for Christmas but hadn't really picked one out. My SIL did a great job finding one.

If you don't want to read the tiny journaling, let me just explain that "Perseverating" was the word my mom pulled out (she has a vocabulary addiction) to describe what Clare was doing one day as we watched her pile them into one container and then another. It would keep her busy for amazing periods of time - one evening I swear she did it for an hour. I loved it and kind of miss them. She was mad that I used a bunch of them on the layout. She hasn't played with them for a while, but I think it's because we lost most of them eventually. :)

I told her I'd buy her some more. (Or steal some from Mimi (my mom) who also has fabric and button addictions. :)

Celebrating U

Dad called this morning and asked if I could make a birthday card for G'ma H. I welcomed the idea, and quickly found these papers that I love and have sortof been waiting for the perfect project.

You can maybe relate, though, as the project seemed to break down half way thru. I don't know if I was being too hard on myself or if that ribbon works or not, but there was a lot of moving pieces and blank staring. :)

It happens, right?

Anyway, in the end, we have a card, and I think it does the job. It was a good brain exercise for me. Plus, she'll know how much love is in it. ;)