Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello and Welcome!

This is my very first post on my very first blog and I would like to welcome all visitors to Anniebee's Craft Room.  As I am brand new to the world of blogging, I am going to start out simple and hope that my entry looks the way I intend it to look.  Soooo... here goes!

Because I have been spending every spare minute cleaning and organizing my garage, I haven't really had much crafting time lately so I'm starting with a project that I created a while back.  It's a word book I made for my niece for her high school graduation last year.  I'm sure most of you have seen albums like this before but just in case, each page is a letter in the name of the recipient.  In this case, the name is "Kirsten", whose nickname is K.C.

.  I started with a baby picture and progressed through her childhood and into her school years and ended with graduation.  The base pages are fairly thick chipboard and covered with patterned scrapbook paper and cardstock and then embellished with die cut designs, frames and embellishments that coordinate with the themes of the pages.  I used Cricut Design Studio to design the shape of the pages; the rectangle part from George and Basic Shapes and the letters from Storybook.  I had to multi-cut several times, even with the deep cut blade and housing, and then finish cutting with a very sharp craft knife.  I used very fine grit sand paper to finish the edges.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this little gem.  I was very happy with how it turned out and Kirsten really loved it.  Your comments are welcomed and if you like what you see, I hope you'll visit me often.  I'd also love it if you'd consider following me.  I plan to post a couple of projects a week until I get into the swing of things.  Thanks so much and have a great week!


  1. I absolutely love your word book! The colors you chose are beautiful. (What papers did you use?) Thanks for following my blog and your entered into the giveaway!

  2. Thanks so much... for following my blog, being the first to leave me a comment and for your very kind words about my little book! (I'm doing a happy dance as I type this!) It was great fun to make for a very special young woman in my life. To answer your question, the papers I used were from the DCWV Summer Dream and Mariposa stacks and from Portabello Road, Life's Tapestry, Que Sera Sera and Eloise by K & Company. There might have been one or two of others that I can't identify right off too. Last but not least, thanks for entering me in your giveaway!


  3. Welcome to blogland....people here are very friendly in the crafting Your album is terrific and I am sure your niece love it. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Welcome to the wonderful journey of blogging. I love your project, I hope to see more of your artwork.

  5. Love your word book! I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations!! :) And, of course, welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! :)

    Paula Bee

  6. I love this. I have never made a word book before.

    This is just amazing.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I hope you find a new job soon so you can get busy on your craft space!

  7. Amazing word book...I'm sure she did love put alot of amazing details into it...TFS;0)

    Sheri G
    Love your blog too...became a follower;0)


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