Wow I was just over looking at the AccuCut Blog and was so inspired by the project there, I have to share with you. A while back Traci Armburst (Senior Designer AccuCut), was guest blogger here for me..you might remember. Well she is full of fresh creative crafting ideas nonstop. She shares many of her creations , along with those done by stores and consumers on the AccuCut blog. You can check it out here..
AccuCut Blog. AccuCut is now also on facebook.. so if you get a chance.. check it out.
What got me started looking around over there (tonight), was that I was looking for a project I had seen that Traci posted quite some time ago using this die. I just fell in love with the project.. so I have been on a mission to make one (well.. a simple version) of my own. Jarad and Kate were coming out for dinner last night.. so I wanted to finish is up and get the photos in it, so I could give it to Kate. When creating things with someone specific in mind.. I really try to remind myself.. to think about what (style, color.. ect.. ) that "They" like. I like doing projects like that actually.. because again.. you step out of your comfort zone. ( Yep.. here I go again with the "Step out of your Comfort Zone thing) lol Kate's style is much more contemporary ... and she likes color.... so ... here's what I came up with. just a colorful fun way to show off a number of photos of them taken over the years. I cut it out of black chipboard, so rather than it being a layout, its more of a piece to set out.
Here is the adorable sample done by Traci.. that made is love this die. Isn't it so stinking cute!
Layout by Traci Armbrust (Accucut)
Speaking of fun projects on the AccuCut Blog... I thought this witches hat was so clever.
You can see a number of different things done with this die HERE in this post.
I think you'll find the AccuCut blog quite inspiring!
As I said.. Jarad and Kate came out for dinner last night. I made two apple pies with the apples mom and I had gotten when we went to the Apple Barn the day before. It was pretty good..but boy when I was mixing up the crust, rolling it out, peeling the apples ect.. I remembered how time consuming that can all become. lol I totally enjoy baking,especially on a gorgeous fall day like yesterday... with some good tunes on....but I certainly was reminded why I don't bake as much as I used to. Well, actually there are a number of reasons why I dont bake as much as I used to.... the boys aren't here to eat it.. and Dan doesn't like sweets... so guess who that leaves?? I don't need the calories. The other big reason.. is time. I almost think cleaning up when I was finished was the most time consuming. ( I tend to make messes in the kitchen.. like I do in my room when I'm creating) lol
I used quite a bit less sugar ( I like my apple pie a little tart).. and put "no sugar added" ice cream on it... to try to justify eating a piece. ha
I have to share with you a few photos from last weekend. Scott (my brother Gary's son) his wife Sue, Brian, Lyndsay, Sean and Mathew all came out to the cabin and I took a few shots ... it was a perfect day for it.
These kids are just such GREAT kids! They all rode with me in the car, while their mom and dad ran to pick up a couple of things (and meet up with us when they were finished). We just chatted and chatted. It was such a nice time.
Lyndsay girl... what a sweetheart.
You might have to click on the one below to see it better..but it's so cute. I wanted the kids to all stand in the field in front of the cabin. They went out there and one of them said.. "hey.. we could do YMCA"... so we were thinking of different things they could spell. They tried "Dunn" (family name).. but it was physically quite difficult to master. lol... they finally decided on LOVE
Here is the entire family.
Super enjoyable day!
Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!!