Take a Gander, if You Like…

More projects that I’ve done over that past year and haven’t shared…

Izabelle’s 12th Birthday party. I posted about all the goodies and fun handmade aprons HERE.

This layout was from our trip to Utah/Nevada for Parker’s 15th Birthday. We explored through Red Rock Canyon on our drive home from Las Vegas.

In the summertime we spend every moment we can at the Crabtree Family Cabin in Island Park, Idaho.

It’s so beautiful in Island Park. Now that the weather is changing it’s growing closer to the time of year we can visit again.

Here’s a bit of home decor…I was inspired by something I saw in a local craft store and had to try to emulated it.

Some two-page layouts.

I really, really, really have a hard time creating two-pagers.

Sometimes I just must.

My mother and I did a lot of canning last Autumn. It was a bit of hard work but so much fun!

It’s growing harder and harder to capture photos of my two children together. This day I went out with the sole purpose of accomplishing said task.

I’m not so happy with the way the layout turned out but I just love photos of my kids together.

Christmas! What a crazy-crafty time of the year! These are some of the projects that I created:

A simple Christmas banner…because…I’m obsessed with creating banners.

Banners are SO hard to photograph.

Like, really hard.

A couple of handmade ornaments.

I was inspired by the ornaments created at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique. Those are some crafty ladies, I’m tellin’ ya!

I loaded up on Christmas paper when I visited California last December. I don’t think I will ever have enough Christmas paper.

I mean, I have enough…but I’ll never have enough.

Ah, you know what I mean, right?

Speaking of California, when I traveled there, my baby sister tagged along. We had so much fun together! Our last couple days we spent in San Francisco.

We only had camera phones and the sun was behind us, so taking a good photo was pretty much impossible. It’s a really happy memory, so I had to scrapbook the photo anyway.

It’s not a visit to San Francisco without dinner at Scoma’s and dessert at Ghirardelli Square.

It’s weird how a trip to “The City” used to be so quick. When I lived in Northern California we would drive to San Francisco for the day and be home by midnight (or a few hours after). It was so fun to stay the night and explore a little more of the city.

Emilee and I had such a good time, I want to get away with her again…like…tomorrow.

Here’s dreaming!

OK. I think my share factor has increased by about 85%, hopefully I will be able to keep up.

We’ll see.


I’ll try my best.

Thanks for hanging in there with this LONG post! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my little bit of space in the ginormous world wide web. Have a beautiful day!

XOXO, Christie

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  • Sue says:

    oh wow what a fabulous blog post, so many beautiful LO’s love the SF ones, we have the exact same photos of the Golden Gate and Ghirardelli’s. I love hpw you have done the home made title so the pages really fot together – I must use this. So much inspiration xxxx

  • Kate says:

    You have been busy this year! Love everything especially the first layout with all the ribbon, lace and flowers. So vintage. I know what you mean about banners. Its hard to get the full effect with all the lovely detail when you can’t photograph it all together. I have found so much inspirational material in this blog post! Love that you shared it all.
    Thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog. I love encouraging comments. Happy Resurrection Sunday. Enjoy your weekend with your family!

  • Kristen says:

    I absolutely love the twine wrapped letter B. supe cute. I miss you. I hope you are doing well.

  • Lynette says:

    All your projects are beautiful…and it is great to see so many and diverse projects. Love your 2pagers.

  • LindaB says:

    . . . and here I thought you were just laying about, eating bon-bons and watching movies — LOL . . . you have been one very busy busy girl! I love everything you shared with us and how you inspire us to be creative also . . . I am going to try that framed twine letter decoration!!!

  • omg, what a lovely collection of projects! I suppose life does get so busy and blogging becomes secondary! I’m so glad that you decided to group them together and share at once! You have some wonderful pieces here!

  • Char says:

    What a feast for my eyes Christie!!! Look at all this stunning work!! I love the Christmas creations and your LO’s are so pretty!! Miss you! HUgs!

  • Christie, I LOVE everything you do, but particularly your Christmas ornaments (because they are already made and I won’t have to scratch my head trying to come up with ideas). Do you sell them?

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