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Monday, April 20, 2009

55 New Things

There was a challenge or idea going around last year about documenting the new things that one encountered or did in a year from one birthday to the next. The idea was to list the number of new things represented by the birthday at the start of that year. As I turned 55 in 2008 I decided to collect these 55 new things and document them in a mini-album. I used the new Kit of the Month from Creating Keepsakes as when I saw it I knew it would make a perfect start to creating the album. I added the front and back covers (Teresa Collins) and many items from my "stash" that I had purchased and never used or used less than I should. There are a lot of Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp embellishments and lots of alcohol inks and crackle paints from Ranger as well as Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glass from Tattered Angels and probably other stuff too. I'm going to try to get these in order front to back! The actual list of "new things" was cut into strips and placed in the various envelopes throughout the book. Since I took the pictures I also added ribbon to the rings.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Here's a few

I haven't added anything lately but here are 3 I did recently: pictures from 3 concerts we went to in 2008 (Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Elton John); a fishing trip my husband took where he also did food photography at the lodge; the spring concert of the Greater Moncton Chorale, a community choir I am in.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Dog Album

Okay I haven't posted lately I know! Here are the pics from yesterday's dog album project.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A few more from Florence, Italy

Starting our tour, Piazza della Signoria, the cathedral (duomo), the baptistry with the marvelous doors by Ghiberti, and the church of Santa Croce which has tombs and monuments of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante, Galileo and more.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Start to Italy

Here are the first 3 pages of the Livorno/Florence chapter of my mediterranean cruise album.

For Creative Escape and Inspired Page Swappers

Here are a few random pictures of my album from last year's CE. I was in 2 groups of 2-page layouts and 1 group of 1-page layouts and I only made 1 extra page for my album. Of course I didn't have all the pages as there were many groups. Each group was a group of 10 same as this year. I just took some random pictures to show the variety of the pages, how they all went together and how the pictures fit with them. I hope this helps anyone trying to decide on whether to join up or having concerns about their pages. Some were quite elaborate and some really simple and they were all great and all went together because of the colour selections.
Also the album was sold at Scrap Happy Sisters and I bought it on the shopping tour. It consisted of two chipboard covers, the letters and some page protectors and I bought more page protectors. The cover paper and some of the stickers and die cuts I used in my album were from a package made especially for CE and sold there.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

One layout and an envelope book

This is a layout I did for the Europe album the other day. I couldn't seem to get a good picture of it no matter what setting I tried. The other two pictures are an envelope book I did for the BPS book making class.

The intent of this little envelope book is to use it to collect emphemera which will be placed in the Book of Days I made before.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Little Break from Europe

Here are some things I have been working on in classes from Big Picture Scrapbooking. The first are two Japanese Stab Binding books I made in January. The one with the {a} I made for a swap for a Yahoo group. In February, the class was to make an art journal using pamphlet stitching and I finished the base of mine today. ( Book of Days) I'll be filling it in over a year, starting in March.