Creating and Celebrating

Last night we celebrated my dad’s birthday. Since I have a fabulous new space I decided I should use it to finish a languishing project. I had wanted to do a photo album for my dad’s fiftieth (I won’t tell you how old he is now, but over fifty!), and finally got it together.

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I had a really random assortment of old photos and I wanted to include some new ones so I just made this title page and then used a Scrapworks Scrap Smart album to super speed scrap and put all the photos together. I love those big leather box albums for gifts (And I have four I’m selling on Craig’s List…). One of the cool things is that with the sleeves that hold 4×6 photos the recipient can pull them out to frame them if they want. I know my dad liked it because he called me today to thank me again! Super scrap score!!!

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Since Tuesday is doing this new thing called TAKING A NAP (have you heard of it, it’s awesome!) I got to scrap a little for me today.

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I have a tutorial for these flowers on my site. They are really easy, and you can make them from almost any ribbon, but I really like using the satin. I need to sit down and make a bunch so if you want step by step photos let me know I’d be happy to take some.

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We finally swapped out some of our wedding pictures for framed pictures of Tuesday (we still have lots of our pictures up, just thought we should acknowledge the child 🙂 so I scrapped this one we pulled out.

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When I was very clever and had lots of free time I used to make these type of embellishments with goodies left over from what ever I was working on to have on hand for future layouts. Smart right? I need to start doing it again. It’s a fun scrapbooking thing for when you only have a few minutes, or if you don’t want to clean up but you don’t want to start a whole new big project. This layout is hanging on Bj’s cork wall. I hung up the other one on my board:

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I like being able to hang up my most recent. I think I’m officially back in the grove (I will not show you the crazybox layout I made about Bj’s first job, I actually cut around his body and made him into a sort of paper doll. What can I say, I was rusty!).

5 Replies to “Creating and Celebrating”

  1. I love your scrapbooking style….keep em coming!

  2. Love it! Glad you’ve got your groove back!

  3. i love that you’re scrapping in your new room already! that’s awesome!
    also awesome? tuesday taking naps! good job tuesday! 🙂
    thanks for sharing your pages…they’re fabulous!

  4. what a thoughtful present! And I am also super happy for you that Tuesday is enjoying some daytime snoozing 🙂 It is amazing what you can get done during naptimes!

  5. Beautiful layouts! And congrats on the babe taking a nap. I’d love a step-by-step on the flowers, if you have time. I know life is crazy! (:

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