Monday, May 6, 2013


Oh my goodness -- I'm still alive!!!  Yes, it has been 3 weeks but life sometimes takes a detour and you just run out of time.  What have I been doing?  I have been immersed in either fixing my computer (the first week), scrapbooking (3 weeks), and doing an on-line event to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day (last 3 days).  So I only have about 20 minutes to post this on my blog and eat my dinner before my shows start tonight (yes, I am prioritizing my time).

First up, I finished a birthday gift for my middle daughter, Deborah. She had her birthday on April 27 and is still waiting for her gift (well this one anyway).  This project started out as a class I took at Retreat to make a squash album using the Artisan Embellishments Kit and More Amore Specialty Designer Paper (the product was included with the class fee).  I decided to make it "my own" by changing it up a bit and using a little more product.  I will be showing the entire album, a little at a time (more in future posts). 

This is the front cover.  The theme of the book is "YOU ARE . . . ".  I wanted to capture what my daughter was in my eyes.  So each page captures a different trait so that when she needs to feel good about herself she can open this book. 

Inside cover (by the way, the front and back cover were made using the chipboard used for packaging the "Artisan Embellishments Kit").  I tried using pictures that I could give up because I still have to complete a 12" x 12" album for her.  This album really took me a long time to finish because it required a lot of soul searching, finding pictures, and the right adjectives to go with the pictures. 

My thank you card to customers this month, using the "Bug Me" stamp set and the new stamp included in My Paper Pumpkin' this month ("seriously").  I also did this same design for a birthday card to my sister this month, just switching "thank-you" with "happy birthday."

My "TO DO" list for the Summer -- LOL!!  This was a challenge we were asked to create from Big Picture Classes.  This is the 3rd year they have had this free class to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day -- and you know how much I like challenges!!

I loved the try it out My Paper Pumpkin kit so much that I decided to get a few more of these little journal books to decorate.  I made this one for my youngest daughter, Tricia, for her birthday on April 11.  I used SU's "This and That Washi Tape" to stamp her name using the "Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set" and a retired SU button. 
Until next time,

"You have been by defense and refuge in the day of my trouble."  --  Psalm 59:16


  1. Deborah's book is looking great. Clipboard is definately "your style" lol. I really like the journal book you did for Trish. Is that doily from your own personal supply? I can't believe I was on computer the same evening you posted. I think that is a first in quite a while. TFS Lois

    1. Thanks Lois! The flower on the journal notebook is not a doily, it is a piece of vintage crochet lace ribbon I bought at antique store (used it on Holly's scrapbook page a couple of posts ago). I just took some Baker's Twine and sewed a long base stitch to gather the ribbon and make it into a circle, then sewed the button on. Hope that makes sense.