Friday, March 12, 2010

Custom Family Tree

Whew! I finally finished the family tree I was making for my parents. I got the idea from a catalog at Christmastime. They sell prints of a Victorian house, ande personalize the window boxes with the names of your family members. I took that idea and scrapped it.I photographed my parents' house, and then made a copy of it by paper piecing. Then I added the details-the window boxes, the doors and windows, the trees in the yard, the tire swing, etc. I am really happy with the way it came out.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Back to School Blues

Even though I am fortunate enough to have had the last 12 days off, I really do not want to go back to school tomorrow. My husband, in true husband fashion, has absolutely no "sympathy" for anyone who only works 180 days a year! If he only knew...
Anyhow, I am in the process of making a scrapbook family tree for my parents, and it's coming along nicely. I think it'd be a good project for birthday and anniversary gifts. Making a copy of their house was pretty simple, it's all straight lines and easy to cut on the paper cutter. Now I am trying to add all the other elements: trees, shrubs, a walkway, etc.
The thank you notes I am making need to be done by tomorrow when I go back to school. I was going to put a snowman on the top of them until I realized that my base card is white, so now I have to cover it with patterned paper before I put on a white snowman...shoulda thought of that before!