Sunday, October 30, 2011


Who doesn’t love carving pumpkins??? I can remember carving pumpkins as a kid and it took FOREVER! I had to keep adjusting and tweaking to make sure my pumpkin was “just right”. I can honestly say that some things never change… :) This year we waited until the last minute (the day before Halloween) to carve our pumpkins. Now we are all set for Trick or Treating tomorrow night!
I used a cookie cutter on mine (great idea from Pinterest) and the boys drew scary faces.
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Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

DIY Tab Dividers

Over the past couple years I have transitioned from attempting to scrapbook (I couldn’t keep up) to making cards. Making cards has allowed me to continue paper crafting without feeling the stress of not being able to keep up with scrapbooks. I do still scrapbook some, mostly I designate 1 weekend a year to scrapbooking with the girls and crank out 1 album for the year for my son. Right now this works for me.
Anyways…the making of cards has led to the need for storage. Initially I was able to keep them in my old card box that had ready-made organization – printed dividers, folders, etc. As I continue to make more and more cards, I had to find a new storage box. As you can see, I was using a pretty fancy system for sorting my cards….Love those Post-It Notes!
I have been planning to make dividers for awhile, it’s all just a matter of time. This weekend I enjoyed a couple extra days off from work, so the time was now!
First I cut out a pattern and then I used some cardboard leftover from some packages we recently received. I made a total of 9 dividers.
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Then I cut out some scrapbook paper and glued it on. The last step was to print some labels with my labeler (it’s a Brother - I’ve had it for years and it works GREAT!). I used the clear laminated labels so that the words would “pop” off the page.
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I am pleased with my easy DIY tab dividers – it was the perfect upgrade to my card storage system!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I Love Pinterest!

Pinterest has become one of my favorite sites to go to for inspiration. There are so many great ideas for projects, home decor, DIY gifts, clothing, yummy food, etc. Here are some of my recent pins on Pinterest:
Repinned from Crafty by Shannon Emrich
You could make different sayings for the Holidays - Haunted, Thanks, Xmas, Easter, etc. and change them out for the different holidays/seasons.

Repinned from yum by Lana Katsaros
Seriously, these look sinfully delicious! I may have gained 5 lbs just looking at them!

Pinned to Yummy by Shawna
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for.
I love the vintage look of these decorations from West Elm.

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