Thursday, October 6, 2011
MemoryWorks "Life's Celebrations" Blog Hop
Welcome to the MemoryWorks TeamWorks "Life's Celebrations" Blog Hop! If you are joining me from Danielle's Blog then you are in the right place. If not, you will want to start at the beginning of our hop at the MemoryWorks Blog so that you do not miss a thing! Be sure to visit each blog and leave some comment love because one lucky comment (drawn at random from all of the blog stops) will receive a special prize!
Today I want to share with you two projects I created using the Happy Days collection from Simple Stories. I absolutely love all things Simple Stories and if you follow my blog you know I don't rave about anything unless I truly believe in it! So let's get started!
My first project is this darling perpetual birthday calendar!
We have SO many birthdays in our family. Usually I save my previous year's calendar and just go through and transfer the birthdays to my new calendar each year but that can be difficult and I always miss one (oops). This year I am going to be better prepared thanks to this little beauty. The front is decorated with paper from the Happy Days 6x6 Paper Pad and the blue "Calendar" stickers are Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Stickers in Turquoise.
On the inside, I created one page on the computer for each month of the year and printed it on white cardstock. To add some sturdiness to the front and back, I glued an extra piece of card stock to the front and put a piece of chipboard on the back. I plan to write everyone's name on the proper line for their birthday.
Now I will be totally prepared when my new calendar arrives and I won't miss anyone's birthday! And since this little calendar is not year specific I never have to make a new one and I can add new birthdays any time!
Next I have my latest idea for household birthdays. I recently read an article about a lady who decorates her children's bedroom doors for their birthday. She tapes little toys and gifts to the doors and the children get to see everything first thing in the morning. I thought it was a great idea and I plan on trying it for my kids this year (might start early and try it for Christmas or something). Anyway, I thought it would be cool to do this for everyone in the family too so I created this little magnet board.
My plan is to hang this little magnet board on the bedroom door of whomever is having a birthday. I'm going to use the magnets to hold cards, little gifts and maybe gift cards. This way my husband and mother in law can get in on the birthday door action too!
This little magnetic board was created with papers from the Happy Days 6x6 Paper Pad and Happy Days Fundamental Cardstock stickers. I love creating these little magnet boards. They are incredibly simple and make such wonderful gifts! Would you like to create your own magnetic note board? You're in luck! In addition to participating in today's hop, I am launching my Etsy Store and I have the metal sheets used for creating this magnet board on sale there as well as a all in one kit (metal sheet, glass magnet top, and magnets)! But one lucky blog hop visitor is going to win a Mini Magnet Board All In One Kit just for visiting me today!
Now, it's time for you to leave me and see all of the other FABULOUS projects on our hop. Your next stop is Kelly but if you get lost, here is a complete line up of all of the blog hops! Have a great journey and enjoy all of Life's Celebrations!
4. Jade < - - - YOU ARE HERE
5. Kelly H
6. Lacey Igo
7. Lisa H
9. Sarah J
14. Simple Stories