Thursday, April 17, 2008

Paper crafting {Goodness}

{Pics of our trip coming soon}

{If I don't stop coughing soon I am going to FREAK OUT}

{I updated the layers answer on the This Is Me Digi Layout}

{I got my much anticipated Threading Water border punch from Fiskars FINALLY!!! I went right to work punching papers and playing around with it.... }

{I found a WAY FREEKIN COOL new set of embossing folders and a die for the Cuttlebug - Build a Flower}


Tuesday night I was up late finishing this "Family Favorites" Cook book project for my new sister in law, Jill, (Brent's brother, Jared, is getting hitched!) and made quite the mess! A few years back I started making this cookbook for some family and friends' bridal showers and weddings. I made one for myself ages ago and it's come in quite handy when budgeting for groceries, staying on budget, and planning meals. I think I have shared this idea of the cookbook (my original is way uglier... lol... and I'm gonna re do it and make MINE cute...) but I don't think I have shared it on the blog... this one's a new version of it and I think it's way cuter!!

You know sometimes when you're asked, "what's for dinner?" and you get stumped.... You've had tacos twice this week, spaghetti three times last week, and grilled cheese or mac n' yac several times this week.... OK, Ok, maybe YOU don't have these issues, but I sure do. LOL! Anyway... I keep blank 2 week menu planner forms in it and a list of all the meals we like to eat (which makes planning out the menu easier than pulling ideas out of your... crockpot), some of our favorite recipes (so I don't have to hunt through cookbooks), and other misc odds n ends that relate to making my life as a chef EASIER, TASTIER, AND ...well just mo bettah.

{Did I mention that I LOVE my Threading Waters punch??? *sigh*}

Supply List:
Paper Trimmer
Threading Water Border Punch - Fiskars
Patterned Paper - American Crafts,
Solid Textured Cardstock - Bazzill
Build-A-Flower Embossing Folders & Die Set - Provo Craft
Cuttlebug - Provo Craft
Foam Tabs - American Crafts
Pewter Brads & Photo Hangers- CTMH
Ribbon - American Crafts
Adhesive, misc buttons & ric rack


Jeanne said...

WHERE did you get that punch? I WANT one! LOL Oh and, thanks for showing how to use that build a flower. I've actually had one sitting on my craft table for about a month or so and I haven't touched it! I had to have it of course, then it sat there. LOL

Love your project!!!

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,Sonja said...

So your in an organazational mood too huh? I migh just have to make one of these too. It's so purdy Erin.

Hope your feeling better soon.


Lisa said...

Love the punch...I have been using mine a lot in order to justify the 30 bucks I paid for it on ebay!

Erica said...

ugh....everyone has that punch BUT ME! I need it! Love your book btw!

Lori said...

Have you heard of menus4moms? You (obviously) don't have to be a MOM to utilize this great website - they'll even email you their weekly menu list/grocery shopping list! I'm really into freezer meals these days...I LOVE not having to think about "what's for dinner?" - because on those days, it's usually freezer waffles or quesadillas! ;-)

MommyStamper said...

WOW!!!! I love your book. It's beautiful. I may have to try one for myself. Would make a great gift:)

Thank you for the inspiration!

Katharina Frei said...

Hi Erin,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving so kind comments. I love your creations, will be back soon!