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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Picture of Amanda's engagement ring!

This post it totally not scrapbook related although it will probably generate a scrapbook layout or two. So pretty! This is a picture of Amanda and her fiancee` Jason. I have also posted a picture of my daughter's engagement ring! Since they are now officially engaged...two days...I wanted to post a picture of it so my sisters and others can see it!
Congratulations Amanda and Jason! I love you!




Wraparound mini I created with Elsa's first Ustream!

Elsa with http://www.justafewdesigns.blogspot.com/ did her 1st Ustream class last night!!! YAY Elsa and she had help from her daughter Krystal ( http://www.krystalsnight.blogspot.com/ )and Brandy (http://www.brandimariah.blogspot.com/ ) who kept Elsa's beautiful grandbaby occupied so she could do this class for us. Creativity runs in the family there! Elsa has wonderful talent and has shown video and techniques that I have never seen before and I love them. So you really need to check out her blog!...and her girls'.

Now this is just the shell mini I created during her show, using Amanda Blu paper line, so don't judge it until you go and check out her Love Wraparound mini Sneak Peek on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_EbUCx15Uw You are gonna love it! I will be completing my mini with embellishments and pics sometime in the next little bit but I just had to post this to show her YAY I got it! lol Have a great day!
Thanks Elsa! Thanks Girls!












Saturday, January 29, 2011

temporary post of matchbox

For the matchbox inside...
cut single piece 2 7/8 inches by 3 1/2 inches
score on all 4 sides at 3/8 of inch
then rescore again 3/8 inches from 1st score line
cut off 2 small squares from each corner...see pic
at each end piece cut flap at a slant at 4 pieces (4 solid lines on each end in pic)





On matchbox cover
cut piece 2 1/8" X 3 7/8
score lengthwise at: 3/8, 1 3/4, 2 1/8, and at 3 1/2






Thursday, January 27, 2011

Butterfly Embellishments for January Swap at the (Scrap) Beach!

I created these butterflies for the Butterfly Embellishment swap at the Scrap Beach for the month of January. We were to create three different types of butterflies with a little something extra for each of our groupmates.

The white corner butterfly is cut from a cricut cartridge, the red/silver butterfly is made from a piece of silver Designer Metal sheets. The red is from a piece of red acrylic that I bought from the Dollar tree about 3 years ago. I also used this to create the background by embossing it with a Cuttlebug Heart embossing folder for details. Crochet cotton was used to make the white lace butterfly. A glass butterfly bead was all I needed to create the dangle charm attached to the tag. I have never made a COMPLETED dangle charm like this and I tell you...it is more difficult than I thought!










Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A new found treasure from an old Family Friend!



This is a picture of my Mother and Father many years ago. I had never seen it until today! An old family friend was going through his mother's pictures and found it. He thought we might like to have it! YA THINK!!!

When they could afford to Mom and Dad always made Valentines Day a big deal through good and bad times. In previous posts I have told you that my Mother passed away on Valentines day last year and with that holiday coming up it has been a real difficult time for us all but this picture brings peace to my heart. Maybe Mom and Dad are trying to tell us ALL something...they are together.

This is what scrapbooking is all about and I cannot wait to scrapbook this picture for Valentines day!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Christmas Paperbag mini Album!

This is my first Christmas mini album as well as my first paperbag album. Originally I was not going to do a Christmas mini this Christmas but after seeing the one created by Jody at luv2scrap11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edVv4GpO1BI on youtube...I just got so inspired and had to do this one! With her permission I utilized some of her features because they were just so amazing!

The binding method was an idea I got with a tutorial from Robin Correa at injoystampin.com or on her youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/injoystampin

In regards to my first paperbag mini...wow...it can be addictive! But I really put my heart and soul into this mini album so I am literally drained...pleased but really drained. I am currently going through all of my Christmas pics and I am trying to narrow down the many pics I want to put into it. I am not sure I will do another paperbag mini anytime soon...or maybe I will...hhhmmmm????