Monday, January 28, 2013

Take Note

Good Morning. I have been on a roll making note pads and journals lately. I made several of these size last year (a jr. legal pad cut in half length-wise) for Christmas gifts and got requests for them again this year. I love this size because they are great to use up scraps of paper that are often too small for a card. I also think they are very functional and slide into a purse, Bible cover or whatever so you always have paper handy. I like a very thick card stock for the cover and here I used paper from Papertrey Ink. The bowl of cherries is from a Unity set and was colored with Copics. "Take Note" is from a Papertrey set.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I am back...with a canning journal

Hello! I know it has been a while since I have been here. Sorry about that. I kind of put myself on a "technology break". It had gotten to a point that I was spending a huge amount of time every day sitting  in front of my computer or the TV and I always had my phone or my iPad in my hand. So other than using Facebook to keep up with my Dad and using the computer to access some recipes, I have been ignoring my computer. I have been able to get my life back in check and have gotten back into a better schedule as far as my technology goes. Originally it was going to be for the month of December, but it stretched out a little longer than I meant for it too.

I have been crafting though. I made a bunch of things for Christmas gifts and actually got every thing done that I had planned to do. If you have been reading my blog over the past year you know that I revived an old hobby and I have been canning a lot. I am still doing that and learning more and more. I decided I needed a way of keeping up with all that I have done. I altered a composition book with some papers and embellishments from the October Afternoon line Farm Girl and letters from Jenni Bowlin. I loved all of these papers too. And can you believe it, a project with no coloring! My canning journal will allow me to have a record of what I have canned and when, where I found the recipe, how much of it I canned and when we finished each batch. I thought by adding when we finished the batch it would help me in the coming years to know how much I need to can and how much we are actually eating. Kip thinks we will never get through all the jars, but I told him he would be surprised that we will run out of most things before they are in season again. I am also decorating a binder to store canning recipes that I have found online using the same papers and embellishments.

I will be around to visit your blogs soon!


So while I have been missing, we celebrated Kip's birthday, our anniversary and Christmas. I will try and post some of the things that I made for all of those events.