Friday, February 26, 2010

Handsome Little Prince...Shadowbox gift

This past weekend I attended my cousins baby shower--she is expecting a baby boy! In addition to buying her gifts off of her registry I alway make a scrapbook item for the mom to be. Lately I have gotten into making shadowbox pages since they take less time than an album would (I didn't have much time to make her an album but told her that I will in the next couple of months)

Here is the shadowbox page I made in a baby boy theme:

Some close up shots of the page and its details:

Happy Scrapping :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stamp Shelf in the making...

This past weekend as I was busy with invitations, my dad came out and put together my new stamp shelf. Its huge--floor to ceiling and has a total of 18 shelves. It took all day to put together and attach to my wall-but definitly worth it!!

I always thought I had a lot of stamps--didn't get into stamping until the last couple of years...but by the looks of my "empty" shelving I have plenty of room to expand :) (I'm sure my husband is thrilled with that LOL!)

The boards that will become my shelves:

My dad working on the long boards to make the shelving unit:

The base of the shelving put together :)

Empty but attached to the wall: (please ignore the mess!)

My attempt to fill the shelves!

Happy Scrapping :)

Baby Shower Invitations

So this past week I have been working on putting together 23 baby shower invitations for a friend. The expecting mommy wants the sex of the baby to be a surprise. So the invitations needed to be a nuetral color scheme/theme.

I love baby showers so I was excited to get started on these. After a few hours here is what I came up with:

A closer look:

Scalloped tags for the registry information:

The batch of invitations (23 total-there were also cream envelopes)

I think they came out adorable and classy for a simple gender nuetral baby shower.

Happy Scrapping :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Get Well Card...

I was asked to make a Get well card for my husbands coworkers wife. This is the card I came up with:

Front of Card:

Side View:

Inside of card:

Happy Scrapping :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Paper Storage :)

I'm always on the lookout for new storage to use in the scrapbook room. My friend Michelle sent me a link to some storage she had found on craigslist. I took one look at it and it was perfect to store my 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Made out of metal it is real sturdy and has space to fit 30 different colors--all for $20!! Time to organize my paper in it :)

The drive to pick it up was about 1 hour 40 minutes but definitely worth it for the great storage!

Happy Scrapping :)

Rest In Peace...

I learned this weekend that my aunt (from my dad's side of the family) passed away on Friday. Her death was unexpected and we were all shocked to hear it was from a heart problem--it was sudden. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time.

I was not close with this family member-thanks to my own father. For whatever reason he has not kept close contacts with his family that lives here in the states. I met her a few times and she attended my wedding in 2008. That is the last time I believe I saw her. She was always kind and very easy to talk too.

She will be missed by many...and we will all keep her in our hearts.


Grace Fiszer, nee Zdanowicz, loving mother of Elizabeth (Bradley) Dean and Andrew (fiance Annette); dear grand mother of Nathan Bradley, Sophia Grace and Jacob Andrew; fond sister of Krystyna (Irek) Widziewicz; aunt and dear friend to many. Visitation Wednesday, 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, 9:15 a.m. from Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave. to St. Juliana Church, 7201 N. Oketo Ave., Chicago, IL. Mass 10 a.m. Interment private. Info 773-774-4100.

***Update 2-11-10***
Here are a few pictures of the sympathy card I made my cousins:

Front of card:

Side View of card:

Inside of card (blank):