17 April 2008


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills
When all at once I saw a crowd -
A host of golden daffodils

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,

They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I, at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
in such a jocund company:

I gazed -- and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

-- William Wordsworth

12 April 2008

The Princess Gracie Album - Finished!

This is a peek at Gracie's album.  I'm pleased with how it turned out, although, you know how you find more stuff after you're done, like a crown stamp, stickers, etc.  

Thanks to Amy too for letting me borrow her stamps for some of it. That definitely helped give it some extra pretty.

I had some fun embellishments - flower brads, and cardstock stickers as you can see in this pic.

These stickers were perfect because they weren't too commercially - like most Disney stuff is.  They could kind of have a vintage old feel but still were pretty for a little girl.  I chose the papers from there.

I also did two pocket pages for tags and journaling spots.

This page was a little crazy with sequins. 

What I've Been Up to Lately

It all started with a Dinner for Two cookbook I found at St. Francis thriftstore.  I'd been wanting to do something vintage without feeling bad about cutting a book up -- this was perfect.  So cut I did.  

I tried to be intentional about not matching stuff, but I can't help myself.  When I started gluing things together, it actually made sense!  So one album is more red/orange/yellow/blue/green.  The other is a little softer with pinks, light blues, oranges, yellows.

Each of these little albums are 8 pages and there's places for pictures, stashing recipes, journaling, whatever.  They're made of recycled cardboard (you know cereal boxes), pages from vintage cookbooks, a book ring and lots of frou frou. 

Go Go Green Jello!