Happy Tuesday friends! I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and Labor day holiday. My weekend consisted of organizing our new home, crafting, and BBQ fun with friends. When I stole a few minutes away to be creative, I decided to make a thank you gift. This little album titled "Daddio of the Patio" is for a friend who spends every summer weekend cooking dinner for friends and family on his green egg! I can't wait to fill it with photos of our grillin' and chillin' memories!
I started with 6 pieces of black chipboard cut to 4.5" x 6.5". I layered white card stock (4.25" x 6.25") over the chipboard and cut all of my pattern papers to 4"x6". Doodlebug's Bar-B-Cute was the perfect collection for this project!
Once all the papers were layered on to the pages, I used my new Mini Cinch Tool to punch binding holes at the top of each page. I learned about the Cinch tool years ago when I was a designer for We R Memory Keepers and have loved the original size Cinch since it was introduced. When the mini version came out, I couldn't wait to add it to my list of favorites tools!
I used embellishments from the Bar-B-Cute Odds & Ends, Chit Chat, Icon stickers, Mini icon stickers, and This and That sticker sheet for this album (links below). Every Doodlebug sunshine embellishment makes me smile, so I'm glad I had one left in my stash to add to this page!
Do you cook outside a lot in the summer? What are your favorite grill recipes?? I would love some new suggestions! We love salmon with lemon butter sauce, slow cooked ribs and pulled pork, chicken wings, grilled corn on the cob, and of course, burgers and dogs!
That cute cherry pie reminds me of a funny family story. When I was little our family would get together with my grandparents and all of the aunts, uncles, and cousins. One summer, my grandmother had spent a good part of the day baking a cherry pie for everyone. My father, who has always been quite the prankster, grabbed a spoon when no one was looking and carefully scooped out, and ATE!, all of the cherries from inside the pie, leaving just the undisturbed crust on top! Oh my poor grandmother, but she took everything her son-in-laws did in stride because when the three of them got together, there was no telling what shenanigans would ensue!
I hope you enjoy some of your own shenanigans this week ... and have fun crafting about it! Stay safe everyone!
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