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Free Smash Book Journal for the New Year

by Holly

Soooo, I love to do scrapbooks, but sadly, I hardly ever do it.  Soooo, I decided to keep a journal this year, where I could add pictures, doodles, and whatever strikes my fancy.  I also had my Girl Scout troop do them, and made one for my sister.  I am really excited about this silly little book.  You can download a free PDF on my yahoo group under files so you can make one too!

Click on this link for my yahoo group, it is under files, printable goodies, smash book: 

Yummy Yahoo Group

This entire book is printed on 8 1/2″ x 11″ copy paper.  All cut in half to make 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ pages.

For the cover, I cut a cereal box up and covered with scrapbook paper on both sides.  (glued with rubber cement) Which I have plans to add rhinestones and a Giant glitter H to soon.  Mama likes her bling!

I added water-color pages to mine.  Here is a silly doodle painting I started of my kids:

The date tabs are 2″ square scrapbook paper folded in half, glued with rubber cement, and I wrote the months on them. 

These are my favorite pens, Precise.  They are great for doodles and fancy letters.  This rubber cement pick up, is one of the things I couldn’t live without.  I rubber cement, everything, and this makes it all nice and neat.  :)  Rubber cement dries quick, and doesn’t warp paper with a thin coat.  It is a must in any craft room.

There are questions in your printable for each day of the year.  I copied the original set from here, and amended a bit.

Each month has pretty scrapbook pages added to glue pictures on, graph paper, lined paper,  water-color paper and envelopes in the back to stash things in.  The binder is the perfect place to keep a pen.  I have a flower pen in mine, it is perfect, because the flower holds it in place.  (Plus is it cute and makes me happy)

I added an answer page:

I added this page to my sisters book just to be funny.  I put a little tab on it that said, start here.  She got a good laugh from it.

Here is me teaching my Girl Scouts how to write a little fancy. (Not my best work)  This download included a page on how to fancy up your letters too.  I was so impressed with how well they did with their letters.  Really talented little bunch.  :)

Each month has a themed page..  Imagination, Inspire, Believe, Dream, Love, Hope, Friends, Faith, Trust, Happiness, Pretty, Create

Here is my binder.  Bought this at an office store, and have to say, love it!  Super easy to use!  If you do not have a binder, and do not plan on getting one, you can also punch holes, and lace with ribbons.

Happy 2013 my friends.  Cheers!

Christmas Projects I’ve been working on…

by Holly

Sooo, it’s Christmas and I have been crafting my little heart out!!  I have too many projects to post right now, but here are a few:

1st… a freebie for you!!

You can download these little Snowman Hand Warmers free right now on my Facebook page. 

They are sure to warm your hands and your hearts.  :)

Painted Chip Clips

 I decided to pretty up cloths pins.  Some of them are modge podged with scrap book paper, and some I hand painted, (the roses, and the polka dots are painted ) and of course some bling! 

How to Paint Easy Roses and Polka Dots

To paint the roses, (2nd, 4th, and 7th in top row) Painted clips all pink and let them dry.  Then swirl pink and white together on the clips .  I use the acrylic paint from Michaels, Craft Smart, they are about $.50 each, and come in a bunch of colors. The leaves were easy peasy, just dip your paint brush in green and white, and paint one little stroke.   For easy polka dots, use the other end of your paint brush.  Just dot dot dot… Give it a try.  I did these one afternoon with the kids.  We always have fun painting together.  We talk, laugh, and paint.  It’s one of our favorite things to do.

We had so much fun, we did a set for all the Aunties and Grandmas for Christmas, can you tell what my favorite color is?  I need to think outside the box a little more on colors, but I can’t help it.  Pink just makes me so happy.  :)

I finally got my Gazelle (by BossKut) paper cutter turned on, and here is my 1st project I did with vinyl letters on a drink cup,(and a little bling of course.)  I have to tell you, I am in love!!  I can tell this machine and I are going to be great friends:

Hope everyone is having fun crafting this season!

Merry CHRISTmas,


Our little Elf on the Shelf is back!

by Holly

Our little Elf on the Shelf, “MeMarkle” is up to his antics again!!  Take a peek at what he’s been doing:

We went to Disneyland the other day, and our little elf decided to get into the Disney spirit, Mickey ears Elf size! The kids thought he was so cute.  They wished they could take him with us, but if we touch him, he’ll loose his magic.

Here is Jack on Scream for the very 1st time. (with Danny and Lexi)  He is FINALLLLLY tall enough!  He rode it 4 times in a row.  Love Love Loved it!!

He had a little fun in our home office with the copier, the kids loved this one!!  I told them they could color the pages he made.

Lexi has a friend over and they slept under the tree.  (they stayed up half the night giggling)

Soooo, MeMarkle decided he needed a nap from all the fun.  He made a little tissue bed:

Look at this little Fairy Christmas the girls set up all on their own, I think it is the cutest little thing!  (Those are blades of grass trying to grow back from the slip n slide we had play with this summer. It’s not pretty.)

He made a little advent calendar… Have I mentioned my obsession with advent calendars?.  I think we have 6 going.  :)  Thanks MeMarkle for yet another one.

We went to Bass Pro shop the other day, which I highly recommend!! They have a whole Christmas wonderland going on, and the best part, it’s all free!!  Including free pics with Santa:

So guess who else had to sit on Santa’s Lap??

He decorated the play house with lights. This is wild at night when they are flashing all over the room.

I hope you are all having some Christmas fun…  Remember Jesus is the reason for the season.  :)

God Bless,


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