Sunday, January 27, 2013

Teacher gift

I made this simple scrapbook for my friend who teaches my kids Science. I used lost of green because it's her favorite color. I  recycled name tags (the brown Kraft paper). The Kraft paper is printer paper size approximately. Then I simply glued cute papers to each side, cut a scallop boarder on the front and tied a string around it to bind it.

Crafty Visual Aides For Goals

I am a visual person and I love being creative, so I combined the two so I can have fun seeing my progress! I'm doing 2 different visuals. The top pictures are of a 12x12 sheet of graph style scrapbook paper and my goal picture of what size I want to be. I cropped my 12x12 pictures to 11x11 because that makes 121 squares  For each lb. I loose, I cut 1 square to stick on the graph (like a puzzle). When I get to my weight loss goal, my picture will be complete! You don't have to use a picture,  you could write out the 121 and cut it up, or a pic of whatever your goal is and put a piece each day you succeed!

My 2nd visual aide is I started with 1/2-1 inch wide scraps 12 inches in length, then I cut more. I started adding 1 link for each pound lost. 22 links fits across my closet doorway, so I can see it will be going 1/2 way around my scrap room by the time I finish! But that's ok, it's a good visual and really makes me feel like I've come a long way!

 Today I was down -22 lbs so far this month!! I'm very excited to get to my end goal of -121 lbs! I was excited for the 1st time in many years, I put on my newly washed sweatshirt and didn't have to stretch it out to fit! If you want to read more about my weightloss journey you can follow my story here.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Contest ends Jan. 22nd. "Like" and Share to be entered to win! This was the custom made album I made for the recent winner. Go to this Facebook link,   "like" the main page, then share the contest post. You can enter 1x daily!  The prize is a custom mini scrapbook of choice or 10 custom greeting cards. Can't wait to see who wins!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Paper Bag Album For The Winner Of My FB Scrapbook Page

I recently started a Scrapbook "like" page on FB. If your a crafter or scraper come "like" I Love Scrapbooking My Life and join in the interactive fun! I just had a contest and the winner chose the type of album she wanted and what colors and theme. This is for her summer trip to Colorado with her family. 
The velvet ribbon slides on to keep this thick album closed.

 I made this album using 6 paper lunch bags. I just stapled it 3 times in the middle to hold it together.
 Then I covered the outside with paper so you don't see the staples.
 This is one of the inside pages. I covered each inside spread with the same paper on each side.
 I cut the closed ends off so they are open and made a page that slides in each bag opening so you can fit tons of pictures and journaling in this little album. Great for a trip or a holiday or event!
 I liked the green ribbon tab on top. It goes over the page and looks the same on the next page.
 One of the cute pull out pages with washi tape, corners and a tab. LOVE washi tape!
 Another view of the book and a few pull out pages. 

 It was fun to make and by the end of it, I wanted to keep it! Of coarse my fave. color is green! :)
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

The craftiest thing I've made recently is my weightloss journal...

Here's my new blog Goal 121 if you want to check it out, follow my weight-loss journey or join me!  I've been really busy with my weight-loss blog and with my new Community Scrapbook Page I Love Scrapbooking My Life Come "like" the page and join in the fun! I just did a giveaway on my new FB page for a custom handmade mini scrapbook, so I will be making that and posting pics soon! Until then, Happy New Year!!!