I've been a bit distracted lately with all the Summer plans that we've had going.
Mostly I'm TOTALLY stoked that my older sister is coming into town tomorrow!!! eeek!
As I mentioned before, she's preggers with her first, and I get to throw her a baby shower with my SIL Karlie! :)
She's just over 33 weeks now, and I'm so excited!
I thought I'd share a little something different today :)
I've ALWAYS been drawn to paper! The colors, the different prints and designs. I'm a bit obsessed.
And.............i don't even scrapbook.
...keep that on the Down Low.
I'm pretty sure that's why my cute hubby keeps letting me buy paper... because he thinks I'm doing something amazing with each piece. LOL.
sometimes I just get it out... to stare at the "pretty-ness" of it.
Is this coming off weird? Am I alone here? lol.
Anyway... my vinyl biz, my house, my kids and hubby... those are all my favorite things. But I STILL feel the need for an outlet that is more of.... a hobby, if you will.
And this is it :)
I love to create new fun things with the all the beautiful paper that is out there!
I'm no paper expert, and I'll be totally honest when I say that I LOVE to gather ideas from all the talented scrapbooking and card making ladies in blog world... to conjure up banners, handouts and note cards of my own!
Let's give it up for those awesome paper project bloggers! :)
So, I thought it might be fun to share a few things that I've done in the past, as well as what I'm working on now!
I'm into the whole banner thing. I think it's a GREAT idea, and a fun way to personalize ANY party.
This banner was my first.
It was for our little Aubrielle's FIRST "diva" birthday.
After THAT banner, I knew I had to do one for the twins's Barbie Party.
This one was made the night before, and was A LOT more simple, but fun, just the same :)
I teach the 14-15 year old Young Woman at my church on Sunday's and try to always give some kind of handout or treat, so that they can remember and reflect on what we talked about in church, for the rest of the week.
I have this warped idea that the girls keep them, and post them up on a board in their rooms, or keep them somewhere in a journal or folder. lol.
(don't want to know ANY different, if they don't. LOL)
These were the handouts this past Sunday for my class.
on the other side
This was a lesson about speaking kind words to others.
I did Sour Patch Kids candy, and this cute little phrase.
Communication with family lesson, handout
These others are just cards and little things that I've done for others.
For Mothers day, a few years back...
Some handmade cards for a cousin of mine.
THIS is what I'm working on now!
I'm totally into stamps lately!
They ARE quite pricey, sometimes, but if you catch them on sale, then you're good! :)
These are the supplies I used to make the party favors for my sisters shower.
Stampin' Up tree stamp set, blue, pink, and chestnut ink
These little tags will go on some cute pinwheel party favors.
I'll post the finished project when I get it all done :)
I'm still learning about paper folding and such, but thanks to a few helpful online tutorials,
I think I'm gettin' the hang of it. lol.
The showers this Friday... hopefully I can get everything done by then!!!
Wish me luck! :)