Help for Hobbies of all Sorts by Rene' Hobbie

Sunday, August 17, 2014

You Make Me a Happy Camper

Whether you go camping or not, here is a layout that you can use to post pictures of the special people in your life.

I used the Timberline product line on this layout, as well as, the stamp set Camper Crazy.  I had some other camping stamp sets on hand that I used, too.  The camper was made on my Silhouette Cameo.  Our camping pictures from Minnesota will go here.  Never mind that we stayed in a nice cabin!

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Chalk It Up Paper Packet

CTMH has so many pretty paper bundles in their new catalog.  I can't wait to put my son's first day of school pictures on this layout.  This is one of the projects we'll be making in club this month.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out all of the letters and apple shape.  The stamps sets used were from the Chalk It Up Workshops on the Go bundle, Take Note, and School Rocks.  

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

The One and Only

Have you read any good books this summer?  I was anxious to read Emily Giffin's latest novel…The One and Only.  I've read several of her books in the past and really liked them.  It took me a while to "feel" this one-possibly because of the football theme that ran throughout it.  However, that might be right up your alley!  All in all, I'd rate this novel with three out of five stars.

In her eagerly awaited new novel, beloved New York Timesbestselling author Emily Giffin returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty—and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both.

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.

But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.

Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living.  (from

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

January Projects

In January, I started a scrapbook club with nine of my besties.  Each month, we'll be making two 2-page layouts and a calendar page.  At the end of 2014, we'll each have 24 layouts and a full calendar to give as a gift or keep for ourselves.  Let me show you what we did for the first month of the year.  

For this layout, I cut out shapes with my Silhouette Cameo.  The colors in real life are very vivid.  Unfortunately, this photo doesn't do the project justice.  

Here is the second layout.  I used my Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut the snowflake border, individual snowflakes, title shape, and long skinny background shapes under photo mats.  I used a Close to my Heart Workshop on the Go template to design these pages.

Our calendar page is my favorite.  Again, I put my Silhouette Cameo to work.  It cut the glittery snowflakes and letters out very easily.  

We used this paper pack from JoAnn's for all of our January projects.  

If you have any questions about making any of them, feel free to contact me.  Thank you for stopping by my blog!!