Monday, March 23, 2009

I love to Circle Journal!!

The cover showing the theme: Simple Joys & Guilty Pleasures.
This is the first page in the book.  
This is my two page layout for the theme.

I think I've mentioned the Paper Crafts Club that I've been attending.  Six of us are participating in a circle journal.  I think they are so much fun!  I will be passing my book along tomorrow and getting another one to work on.  For my journal I used almost all Stampin' Up! products.  In fact, the only things that are not SU! is the flowers.  The book, paper and hardware are all SU!  The patterned paper is surely retired, it's been in my stash for quite a while and I love the bright colors.  I had plenty to be able to keep the coordinating paper throughout my book.

My friend, Martha asked for a quote from the Quote Book I shared last time.  So here is one of my favorites:
"It isn't the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it" -Anonymous

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quote Book

Some time ago I was introduced to the concept of a "Quote Book".  It had never occured to me to keep all of my favorite quotes in one place.  (at least not someplace other than a shoebox!) : )  I liked the idea, especially since I had been savings little quotes and such for years.  I found a 5x7 notebook at Target.  It came with three pocket dividers.  So I prettied it up with patterned paper and embellishments.  Meagan also has one started.  It's fun to look through and handy when you need a quote for something.  I hope you like!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Altered Manilla Folders

I mentioned a while back that I had started a project at craft club.  I have progressed this project enough to take some pics for you.  I will still be personalizing this with photos and journaling.  The project is made from two manilla folders cut and folded to make a three way holder of sorts.  I used paper from K & Company to cover all the visible folder pieces.  The chipboard accessories are from Oriental Trading Company.  I used acrylic paint on them and then adhered them to the folder.  The I applied Stampin' Up!s Crystal Effects to the chipboard which gives a great shiny look.  I embellished with some grosgrain ribbon and a liver heart charm.  Later I will add some photos of my kids to the photo inserts and journal a little of each of them on the back.  
I still haven't taken any photos of the Love Is... album, but I will get around to it eventually!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Jacob accepted to AMDA!!

My first child is very talented! No bias here.  : ) Last month he auditioned for a place at a performing arts school-AMDA.  (American Musical and Dramatic Academy)  We found out last week that he got in!!!  Just so you know about the competition, last year they auditioned 3,800 people and only 500 were accepted between their two campuses.  They have one in Los Angeles and one in New York.  Jake will be going local-Los Angeles.   But he will have an opportunity later to do one semester in NY.  We are very proud of our young man and look forward to one day attending a Broadway Musical starring Jacob Tweedy!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cub Scout Family Hike

We had a great family hike a few Saturdays ago.  I had never been to this particular State Park.  We took a three mile trial with nothing very exciting to look at and ended up back at the cars for lunch.  Even though the scenery was nothing special, the company was.  Here is a shot of all the kids up on a rocky hill.  My two are the highest of the group.  We had a fun day.  Next time we should go somewhere a bit more scenic!