She started it last year and is continuining this year, together with Scrapbook and Cards Today. I'll definitely keep this project, as it is a great way follow the changes and main events of the family without having to scour pages and pages of photo albums or scrapbook pages.
The only problem is, I am still stuck in 2009. I started with Dec/2008 and have all the subsequent months till Dec/2009 with one exception - Nov/2009 is still not finished. Gotta finish it this week and then try to get Jan/2010 done. It is the kind of thing that works better when the memories are still fresh.
Since I am going to have a special album for Project 12, I created an opening page.
*Patterned Paper: Fortitude by Create Paper, scraps
*Number Stamps: Storytime by Studio Calico
*Rafia: Woodies DIY
That takes the first part of the title.
The following bit is about Martha Stewart, or rather, stuff that I saw in her magazine.
My daughter wanted to make a cake for the cake sale in school. Last year I made a simple cake but after seeing the amazing stuff that the more talented moms made she wanted something more showy. Problem is, I can craft, I can't bake. Then I remembered about some sort-of gingerbread house ( using biscuits instead) in a MS Living magazine. I retrieved the magazine, went to the local supermarker I bought some crispbread, ready-to-mix royal icing, chocolate buttons and other sweets and with her help we made this:
The thingie in front is supposed to be a tree :-) It is a fun project for a kid, I put the structure together and she decorated it herself. The thing is edible in theory, if you like crispbread with icing. I made another one for my son to bring to his Montessori school, the teacher said they eat all the sweets, and then licked the icing off the crispbread, he he he!
I didn't show my daughter the original houses in the magazine to avoid high expectations, but you can see it here and here.
Just by chance we ended up in Eason's last weekend and I grabbed the latest MS Living mag, and I am so glad that I did, there's an article about Darcy Miller who works for the magazine and had her first gallery exhibition. She is a scrapbooker with a twist, you gotta see them to understand.
I'm definitely going to copy this idea:
I love when she matches a photo with the real life item, like here: