Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paper Rolls, Paper Rolls

Here's a laugh for you -- I put together over 30 sets of paper rolls for books yesterday.  That's over 30 mini albums!!!!

Now, here's the thought this morning -- what if I put two rolls together per page.  It would look like this...

Will get to embellishing and putting it all together.  Hopefully, will have something to show you a little later in the day.

Thanks for stopping...bye.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Paper Towel Rolls

I have this crateload of paper towel and toilet paper rolls.  I think now would be a good time to make some mini albums to give as birthday/Christmas gifts.

I will take 5 paper towel rolls and cut them in half.  Then I will take 10 sheets of black 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and two binding rings to make the bases for two mini albums.  From there, you can take and finish it any way you choose.  Have fun and be creative!!!

I do have a video coming to show you how I did it.  Hopefully, you will feel inspired to try it yourself.  We can recycle and get gifts, all at the same time.

Here are the measurements for you to get started:
Cut the cardstock width-wise at 5 1/2" (for 2 even sheets of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
Then, cut these sheets to measure 5 1/2" x 6 7/8". (Don't discard the left over scrap of paper).
Score each sheet lengthwise at 2" and 4 3/4".
Take the left over piece and score it at 1 1/2" and 4 1/4".
Tape the rolls to the 5 1/2" x 6 7/8" sheets, using the scored areas.
Tape the 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece across the left-hand side.
Put two holes in the left-hand side at 3/4" and 1 3/4" from the side.
Connect the five panels with the 2 binding rings.

Now decorate and embellish as you desire.

For my mats, I cut the papers at 2 1/2" x 5 1/4".

If you do decide to try it, send me a picture of your completed album at

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

More Pics

Just some pics of some things I haven't posted yet.

Our anniversary cake.  Yes, it was as good as it looks!!!!

Front of anniversary card, with envelope.

Inside of card, with envelope.

Anniversary card (front) for our granddaughter's other grandparents.

Inside of their anniversary card.

Knitted booties and cap for my husband's co-worker.

Box that was made for the booties and hat.

Front of birthday card for a neighbor.

Inside of neighbor's card.

Halloween treats for grandkids

Halloween treats for grandkids. 
Made the little treat grips for our seven grands; and, then made about 8 extras.

Hope you enjoyed.  Leave me a comment.

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New Video

Just about finished the wedding - did the invitations about five months ago.  Just finished the favors (@200), stringing pearl necklaces (13), table scapes (12), and the flowers for the wedding party (too many to count).

Wanted to share a couple of cards and halloween bags that I made.  Still in the learning process with all of this new stuff; but, have done another video.

Don't forget to leave me a comment.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011


I think I finally have this video thing!!!!  Yeah!!!!  It's not the best; but, let's hope it gets better with time.

Give it a look, and leave me a comment.

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