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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hey, can you send me your address (again)??

I'm certain that if you looked through my phone, you would find the title of this post throughout my text messages. In fact, last week I was standing in line at the post office and I needed my friend Jamie's address.  Crazy enough, I asked her probably a month ago, and probably a month before that! I'm HORRIBLE at putting addresses in my old address book.  Maybe because we were military and moved a lot, so did our friends, I either ran out of room or lined through too many.  So I quit.  And yes, I know there are cell phones and iPads.. I have them both.  Jamie actually texted me "you know you could just add this to your contacts on your phone, right?" :) yes, yes I do...

BUT, if I had been keeping track, I wouldn't have had the need to make this adorable address book. Right? :)

So a month ago I had ordered these mini journal books from my mom.  (They're 4.95+ s&h/tax for a 2pk).  I haven't seen too many ideas with them on Pinterest but I bought a few pks to decorate and try to sell on my etsy shop. My other idea is to make a book to keep track of silly things my kids say.  Yesterday Eli said "Drew, if I'm going to be pushing you down, you need to wear a helmet" :) LOL!

Anyway, back to the journal.  First I used the chevron background stamp inked with the illuminate ink.  I didn't get the whole journal covered so I used the pistachio pudding (sweet Sadie) washi tape. Easy cover up :). Then I used crumb cake ink to stamp a few different hellos, hey, hi theres on the background. I also stamped the starburst from the kinda eclectic set in crisp cantaloupe.  Can you see the words?

My mother has always told me less is more, but for some reason I kept adding here.  And I'm so glad I did.  (No offense mom!) :) The Swiss cheese looking strip of crisp cantaloupe came to me right at the end and I'm excited with out it turned out.  I just took a scrap piece of CS and went to town with the 1/4" circle punch.

The pistachio pudding embellishment is not current and I'm bummed about that.  That's the hard part about getting attached to certain Stampin' up! products... Some never make it back the next year. They're fired.. Get the boot.. See ya Pluto, you're not welcome..  But with the old gone, new room is made.  The house is from the new hostess set this year called Life's Adventure.  I LOVE this set. In fact, I love all the hostess sets. Some of the best I've seen in recent years.  

The inside pages I stamped again with the starburst and letters from a retired set.  Some pages only got one page - because frankly, I don't know anyone who's last name starts with an X :)

Or a Q ;)

I hope you enjoyed this and were inspired to make your own.  If you don't want to make one, you can always visit my etsy shop. Christmas is coming up soon!  Also, if you don't have a current demo or you don't have a demo in your area, check out Cathie Lester in PA.  She's awesome and just so happens to be my mother.  You can shop with her here :) 

Thanks for stopping by - off to get the banana bread out of the oven <3 it smells ah-mazing! 

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