i made it here two days in a row! how 'bout that! :)
and i have a LOT to share! today was a rainy and chilly day in seattle. perfect day for baking and scrapbooking. which is exactly what i did!
i need to post links to the recipes i use here. i often try out new stuff. when i say i love to cook, what i really mean is that i love to bake. allrecipes.com is one of my favorite places to find recipes. i like that they have reviews for the recipes by people who have tried them. anyways...you can find the recipe for the reeses peanut butter cup cookies here.
they are soooo good. but we really like peanut butter.
here are the layouts i made today. i kinda ended up with a theme of summer wrapping up, a new season beginning and a new focus in my life.
i really like this first one. i just loooove how it came out.
fun. gosh. i love scrapbooking. i think that's about all the layouts i am gonna make for a while though. i am so excited to get started on my fall mini book. i made a list of the places we haven't been to yet and i plan to get out there and really experience seattle this fall. and document it in my book! there are some really neat fall themed products out there right now. you guys should join me in making a book! i plan to document all the way through november. you can join in whenever!
i usually plan out my mini books in advance and basically make a "kit" of all the things i want to use in a book. it just makes the creating process easier for me. here are a few of the things i chose for my mini book, basically the "kit" i will work from to make the whole book....
these stamps are by technique tuesday. i love them. i want to use that big branch on my cover somehow.
this hambly overlay....
i really love the colors of this 7Gypsies gaffer tape. i think it fits the fall theme nicely. i won't use that reddish tape though. i have papers that clash with it.
these little library envelopes are gonna look cute in a mini book. i have them in kraft.
and these are the main papers i am going to use in the mini...
so...that's my fall mini book kit. i add some stuff from my stash as i work but i usually don't stray too far from what i pull together to start with.
i will be putting together the bones of the book so that i can just add to it as the season passes. i will share that here in the next day or so as i get it finished up! i was going to share some photos of our recent thrift store finds but this post is already photo heavy enough i will save that share for next time!