The Best of Summer 2009

Today I wanted to share a quick and simple min album I made to documents the Summer of 2009.

I started with a Russell and Hazel business card holder I purchased for $2 on clearance at OfficeMax. (I love to shop office supply store clearance sections!) I created the title on the cover using white contact paper, SCAL and my Cricut machine.

To make the pages, I  printed my favorite photos at 2x3. I picked through my box of paper scraps and cut those to 2x3 as well.

To keep the album quick and simple, I decided not to use expensive embellishments. Using clip art and symbols off of the internet, I created icons and journaling that I printed off in black on white cardstock. The symbols were punched with a circle punch and matted in black cardstock with a small scallop Martha Stewart punch.The journaling strips were punched with a Stampin Up punch and again matted with black cardstock.

The entire album cost about $5 to make and took about 8 hours to assemble including printing time.


Crazy here again.

The week before Halloween is starting to become like the week before Christmas. I am crazy busy with work and a new freelance project. We are headed to Chicago for Halloween so I have to pack, get costumes ready, etc. The kids have their parties and parade at school Friday so there are treats to be made as well.

PS. The cute one on the bottom is cracking me up again. Last week he came home from school and told me how much he likes Ostco Picostco the painter and how wonderful his paintings are. (I love any school that teaches Kindergarten children to paint self portraits like Picasso.)


I wasn't going to spend a dime on SB supplies before Christmas until...

Deep Edge Punches
The new Deep Edger punches are approx. 1.75" in length, but the make a deeper cut into the paper. The pattern repeats on the edges for continuous edges.$16.99 each

Corner/Border Sets - Available in Sets only
$23.99 per set

$13.99 each

Punch and Stamp $12.99 each

Large Double Punches $15.99 each

Martha- you're killin me.


Because I love College Press and Mini Albums...

ETA...I didn't make the College Press DT but chin up and try again next year. (the girls who did make it = awesome talent.)

This little mini is one of my all time favorite projects. It appeared in the very last issue of Simple Scrapbooks.