Sunday, May 9, 2010

i craft, therefore i am


We hope you're all having a wonderful Mother's Day! My favorite part (besides my husband fixing dinner!) was the handmade gifts from my boys. My kindergartener made a book called, My Amazing Mom, and one page said, "My mom is really good at_________." He filled in the blank with "crafting."

Recently I made this mini book to celebrate just that. I don't usually take the time to scrapbook myself, but I got a design team assignment to use this mini album and coordinating die-cut pages from Little Yellow Bicycle. I LOVE this line, Fresh Print Clothesline, but it's rather girlie, and I have boys. So I was it.

I decided to record my love of crafting. It brings a richness to my life, it makes me happy. Okay, I'm obsessed. I love that my kids recognize that this is a part of who I am. But I hope they always know that being their mom is the most important thing in my life. I hope this book inspires you to take some time to document who you are, what makes you happy. It's like giving yourself a little Mother's Day gift. Enjoy!














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39 Responses to “i craft, therefore i am”

Tenille Gates said...

Beautiful and well done!

aphrodita wibowo said...

beautiful...love it...

xo

Oceana said...

I love your project. It´s awesome!! It´s the most beautiful gift for a mother!!!

Best wishes from Spain

Kella said...

Really beautiful.

Paige said...

Very, very cute! Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Love that album! I am moving in a couple weeks and my sister made me pack up all my craft stuff (she is not a crafter and felt that I had way too much stuff!). It was hard putting it away because being creative keeps me sane. I may have to sneak some stuff out if the urge strikes!

SoBella Creations said...

You did a wonderful job on the scrapbook. The scrapbook looks fabulous

Robin Thomas said...

That is delicious. Yum...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Hi Mandy! Your boys are beautiful {as are you ..as always} and I'm so glad I found this darling blog :-)
I love love love this book..really lovely. Keep inspiring and have a great week..

Colleen {Blake}

Linda Ruthie said...

What a beautiful keepsake you have made. I'm loving the paper selection. Thanks for sharing.

nicole said...

this is beautiful! I follow your blog everyday and it inspires me. I card make, quilt, and sew bags. Thank you for all your projects that you post. I have several saved under favorites and one day may get to a couple. :)

Lindsay said...

This is GORGEOUS! You have me inspired! Thank you for sharing!

Marit said...

How beautiful! I love all the details, and the colors are gorgeous. Love it! :)

Audrey Yeager said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! I loved this line, too!

Tonya said...

I have just recently started following you and you are great! I love this cute little book, and I love the idea of making it for me. I make little books all the time but never thought of this. Very cute and I really like the papers and the crochet flowers

LaurieStar said...

What a beautiful little album! I think it's good to do something for yourself, once in a while!

Sandy said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I just love it!!!!
I bought this paper and kit and I wanted to do something special! Now I know what!!!!! I am going to do one like you did! Just for me! :) I have become a follower....please coem by and say hello! :) Sandy

My code word below??? "maked" how perfect!

Carpenter's said...

This is super, super, cute!

Diana said...

So beautiful!

Vintage Creations said...

I can't ever seem to get my little paper projects to ever even appear as cute as yours look! I have attempted it with no succes but i am totally inspired to keep trying with all the lovely things on here! :) CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!

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norelkys said...

Hola linda felicidades por el dia de las madres que DIOS te de muchisimas bendiciones junto a tu familia, felicidades por tus hermosisimos trabajos, desde Venezuela te envio un abrazo muy grande!!

Novell said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Mandy!!

BonnieH said...

I love your Crafty mini album. The colors are great, the embellishments are exciting and it's just fun to see! Thanks for sharing!
Bonnie

Dana's Daily Creations said...

I love it! I know I'm emotional from being 9 months preggo but it made me teary eyed at the end when you said that you didn't want to lose sight of you greatest creations and then had a pic of you and your boys. I love that! So wonderful!

Shannon said...

WOW! Beautiful book, beautiful photos and a beautiful keepsake of their mama forever!

ificould said...

Very sweet. Love it!

Abby said...

Love, love, love your mini album! tfs!

Amy said...

This is so cool! I love the idea of scrapbooking about crafting. They go hand in hand :) Great job, I love it!

Corrine said...

My kindergartener made the same book, but I was good at "forgetting things." She's had enough of mommy's baby brain. (8 months prego w/ baby #4, so I do forget a lot of things.)

Thanks for always sharing such beautiful ideas & your amazing talents with the rest of us!

Shantaie said...

This album ROCKS!!! totaly gorgeous!!!

Mollye said...

Cutest thing I've ever seen........Hands down! C'mon over and enter my giveaway! Mollye

Margret said...

I especially love that you used the quote about creating from Elder Uchtdorf. Nicely done.

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

Wow this is so beautiful! I love scrapbooking and you did such a fantastic job on this.

carlyd said...

These are so cool! You are too talented...

sucor said...

Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous!!

Sam said...

Great work...what creativity!

Naseeha said...

From a fellow Pacific Northwester, you have crafted book that will be kept and treasured, Insha'Allah (God willing). You have superb eye for what goes with what. It is just simply so sweet and lovely. Great Blog to ladies! Best Wishes from Jamaica!

Vanessa said...

Oh my HECK that is the cutest little project. I totally need to make one now!

janeycat57 said...

You are truly talented and i can see what you mean when you said you Love to Craft!!! I think you would wilt and whither away if you did not Craft something or think about making something everyday... It is your art and you are truly a Artist... thanks so much for crafting and teaching us some of the secrets of your mind... Thanks for the book... It's wonderful ... Janey :-)...

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