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Welcome to my window on the world. A snapshot of my life and experiences. I'm a photography junkie and a scrapbook addict. I capture it all here, and share my journey down this amazing road called LIFE with you!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

My Vintage Rose Can

I have always loved this pattern paper, ever since I got it. I believe it is either AG or K&Co. You think I would know, but then I do have more than a few sheets of paper!!! I decided to use it to decorate this tin that held those rolled cookies with cream inside (no problem emptying the can!!).
I tore the paper and then mod podged it on. I used some CS cut outs from their Chocolate kit on several spots all the way around the can. I also had a sticker that had "LOVE" printed on it, so I cut it in half and put it on the can, too. You can't see it due to the poor quality of my photo. I was on my way out the door to Bunko. This can held my bunko prize. Anyway, the ribbon is glued down with red tacky tape and Martha Stewarts bow tying (SP???) technique was used to get such a nice bow.

Friday, February 17, 2006

My Foam Stamp Tin

I had some fun today finishing a scrapbook page that I had started the other day. I really wasn't happy with it then I saw something that inspired me. It was a lo somewhere and plus, I got some new foam stamps at Hobby Lobby on sale. Once I finished my lo, I realized I had to have a place to store those cool stamps. I cannot put them back in the package they come in, all in order. That would drive me nuts trying to get all those rectangular shapes in there and all lined up. So I altered a Cascade tin. It's terrific. My stamps fit in there perfectly. Best of all, I used scraps!!

Friday, February 10, 2006

The Card Bag

My husband's birthday was yesterday. I made this bag to put his cards in with his presents when I was setting the table. The idea for the bag came from a recent issue of Paper Crafts Magazine, which I love!!! I used an 81/2x11 sheet to make the bag (CS paper). I cut a piece of coordinating paper to decorate the front (AG). The twill is by Creek Bank and you can really use anything you want to make the handle. The sample in my mag had grossgrain ribbon. Then I just grabbed some embellishments and went to town!
When all is said and done, I will flatten this bag and use it with his cards on a scrapbook page about his birthday. Now how is that for killing two birds with one stone!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Birthday Card

I am sharing a birthday card I made recently with you, once again using my Quickie Card method. All papers are Anna Griffin and so is the shoe stamp. Ink is Ranger distress ink. I can't get enough of it. And would you believe I only just got Weathered Wood on Saturday? I still don't have lavender, but I will!!! When I was at the CS Retreat, they were out of the lavendar and they didn't have weathered wood. I didn't even know it existed until I discovered it on another website...

Monday, February 06, 2006

Valentine Cards

My dear friend, Nancy who lives in Florida, showed me a fabulous quickie way to knock out some cards using about 3 sheets of pattern paper and pre-cut cards. I made 8 Valentine cards the other day. This is just a sample. The chocolate cut-outs are from Feb. '05 Club Scrap Chocolate kit. The other paper is Anna Griffin. I'm not sure who made the stamp. One card I used my Ranger Distress Inks to age for something different. Inside they all have "Happy Valentine's Day" stamped in red.
I'm trying to keep up with my goal of posting something every day. I'm doing pretty good!
Yesterday and Saturday I spent a good bit of time organizing my scrap room. Hobby Lobby had a sale on their albums and storage containers so I bought a few and put all my pages away that I had been storing and sorted through some memorabilia and put that away. Very satisfying. It's getting better in there. There is hope for that room!!!
Finally, some dear friends, the Wallaces sent me a photograph of my Dad on the USS DeHaven because that ship is having a reunion and are putting together some stuff. He is second from the back holding the fishing pole!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Layouts done in 2006

All the layouts I'm sharing today were done in 2006. Actually at the recent weekend my two girlfriends and I spent at the beach doing nothing but cropping! These are quickie layouts to get my Mexico vacation album done. They are not fancy, but we went in 2004 and it was time to get them done and in the book. I finished it and my CKU WDW 2003 album that weekend! I'm so relieved! It's just that you get sick of seeing the same photos over and over and no one can enjoy them until they are in a book.
Well, actually the first layout was done in Dec or Nov of '05 with photos from my Club Scrap Retreat in August 05...