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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Love is in the Air

My only quandry is that I have been married for almost 27 years, so I feel certain that these pages fall into the genre of "Heritage".  It is for this very reason that I feel very strongly about using neutrals when Scrapbooking your Wedding Album so that the layouts remain timeless in appeal.  
So this is for all those die-hard Romantics, may you find your soulmate and love him more and more each and every year.

                   If Kisses were Water,                    
   I'd give you the Ocean,   
  If Hugs were Leaves, 
           I'd give you a Forest,           
                 If Love were Space,               
              I'd give you a Galaxy,            
                 If Friendship were Life,                
     I'd give You mine for Free.      

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cardmaking with Pebbles Inc - NEW ADDITION RANGE

With the high levels of testosterone prevalent in our home (a husband, 2 sons and a male dog!) and the associated paraphernalia (constant barrage of news and sports channels playing on the television as if it were a radio, socks so smelly that you cannot believe they were only worn once, soccer balls strewn all over the garden, dishes, mugs and empty energy drink bottles in every conceivable place in the house and the list goes on) I sometimes feel the need to retreat into a girly world of swirls, flowers, bows, hearts and pretty pink dots and THANKS TO PEBBLES Inc and their NEW ADDITION range I was inspired to do so with this range of handmade "Scrapbooking Style" Greeting Cards.

The slider card below is shown in 3 parts

PART 1 - the front

PART 2 - the front slid up

PART 3 - the card opened up

The flip tag below is shown in 2 parts
(Just a touch of Blue to remind me of the 4 Men in my Life)

PART 1 - the front

PART 2 - the front slid open

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Scrapbooker's Dictionary
I found this delightful Scrapbooker's Dictionary written by Heather Dewaelsche in the 1st edition of Chicken Soup for The Scrapbooker's Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson and simply had to share an extract with all my blogger Peeps!  Hope you enjoy it............

ARCHIVAL SAFE: A locked container for Scrapbook supplies.
CHOCOLATE: Food for Thought.
CRAFTS: What a Woman should be in order to hide Scrapbook purchases from her husband.
CREATIVE JUICES: Beverages consumed while Scrapbooking.
CROP: (verb) To remove all the dirty dishes, piles of clothes and other household clutter from photos (noun). A get-together where Scrapbookers eat, drink, socialize and occasionally complete a page layout.
DIE CUT: A Scrapbooking injury caused by a craft knife, scissors or other sharp object.
ENLARGEMENT: What needs to be done to every Scrapbookers workspace.
HOMEMADE: What every Scrapbooker needs so that they can spend more time Scrapbooking and less time cleaning.
LAYOUT: What photos, paper and embellishments do on a Scrapbooker's table for hours (sometimes days) at a time.
PAGE PROTECTOR: A Scrapbooker with young children.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: A sale at a camera store.
PRECIOUS MOMENTS: Time spent Scrapbooking.
SCRAPBOOK RETREAT: When you walk away from a Scrapbook layout in progress for a period of time so as to better evaluate it on returning.
SCRAPBOOK STORE: What you do with the album you bought just because it looked so cute.
SPRAY ADHESIVE: What a Scrapbooker should do when she finds a good man that supports her hobby.
TRIMMER: What a Scrapbooking hobby makes your wallet.
UN-DO: An imaginery button you wish you could press when you make a mistake on a Scrapbook layout.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cardmaking with My Minds Eye

My Minds Eye Paper Ranges are pure eye candy for any avid Scrapbooker.  This particular range from their Lost and Found Collection was just calling me to design a range of Scrapbooking Cards!  The objective of these designs was to style cards using the popular "BUNTING" theme.

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