Recipe Book Anyone?

Anyone looking for a fabulous book to keep those special, heirloom recipes in?  Well look no further.  You can buy this gorgeous, handmade, recipe book here from Inspired Memories by M.  You should check it out.  Here are some pictures from the inside.  Oh yeah, and I made the book this was made from.  I guess I can count that as a finished project, because I used my Zutter machine to make 6 spiral bound books like this for Inspired Memories to create her amazing scrapbooks from.





Twin Baby Scrapbook – Inspired Memories


So, if this scrapbook doesn’t get you motivated to make something pretty then you need to go out and get some yummy chocolate and a pedicure to brighten your outlook.  Isn’t this fabulous.  No it isn’t my creation.  I did have a small part in it though.  I made the album using my Zutter machine (an amazing invention) and then sent it to my mom who through her business, Inspired Memories, designed the scrapbook.  This was a custom book that my mother in law ordered for the daughter of a friend who was having twins.  It was a difficult order because she wanted space for the babies but also for their 2-year-old sister.  The papers and embellishments are just so wonderful.  Almost makes me want a little one, (ok not really – maybe if I didn’t deal with alternative middle schoolers all day).  (Oh, by the way, I changed my page format a bit.  If you can’t find where to leave a comment there is a link at the end of each new post to click on.  It used to be up at the top.)

So the first picture, if you click on it you’ll get a better close up, is so cute.  The birds on the right hand page are actually flocked!  I know right?  So cute.  I would love to wallpaper a wall with that paper.  Here is another one.  I wish my picture wasn’t so dark, but that sticker of the clothesline pops out and there is actually a wire that the clothes hang off of.  Not to mention that the journaling block is hand done and my mom puts each individual crystal on the line, one at a time (this is all through the book).  Love the SPARKLES!!

This two page spread is for pictures of when the twins meet big sister.  So incredibly adorable.  I just know the family who gets this is going to LOVE it!  They are wonderful people.  I just love the rub on and the teddy bear and panda bear stickers.

Ok, this page has some super neat features.  This is for picture of the girls with their dad.  Look at the adorable animal stickers.  I wonder if she printed off the sayings on the computer.  Mom, would you let us know?  Did you print them on your computer or buy them? 

I have so many pictures, but I will just share a few more for today.  My mother in law loved this page.  She is a butterfly fanatic, huh Tita?  Aren’t these fun?  This and the other page with the flower fairies reminded me of when I was little and had a boxed set of miniature flower fairy books.  I loved that set.  I wonder what ever happened to it.

Ok, one more page today.  All I can say is “Holy Cuteness!”.  That paper has PINK SQUIRRELS on it!!  And the pink sparkle stickers…the pink rick rack…the fuzzy pink flowers….and the amazing pink bunny.  I can’t take it.  How fantastic!

So, take this inspiration and run with it!!  I think I’ll go work on that pillow now.  Hugs, Erica

Unfinished Business – Part Four

Scrapbooking/Card Making - Part 2

Ok, here it is, the final posting of “unfinished business”.  I hope.  I don’t think I’ll have any more projects hiding anywhere…but…you never know.  They seem to crawl out of the woodwork when we aren’t looking.  This catalog is a mishmash of projects decoupage, scrapbooking, card making, book making.  Now I need to get working, but I have enjoyed going through all of craft boxes and piles.  It has been a good way to keep my mind off of my impending return to work.  Icky!  Teaching middle school English has its highs and lows, and unfortunately the stretch from January to April tends to be a “low”.  However, I will work to remain positive and focus on finishing some of these projects during that stretch.  Who knows, new opportunities could be just around the bend.  So, what is in the picture?

  1. Unfinished wood frames from Ikea that will be decoupaged with pretty paper.
  2. Pictures from my bridal showers to be scrapbooked
  3. Fall paper for Thanksgiving cards
  4. Materials to make my own books with my Zutter machine
  5. My “Meow” scrapbook from Inspired Memories that I need to fill with pictures of my kitties.

So that puts my total number of projects at………………….29!  Almost one for every year of my life.  Actually I finished one, so that means I can cross of one!  28.  Well…Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work I go!