Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer of weddings

This has been my summer of weddings! I've had 2 down, and 1 still left to go. Last week I posted the pictures of the gift I made for my friend, who got married in May. This week I finished my cousin's gift, who got married in May (I know--I'm running a little late!). Any time I have to give a gift, my first thought is "what can I make them?" When I make it, it is truly a gift from my heart.

Let me know what you think of this project. I hope the bride and groom love it!

Supplies used:
9x9 My Creations Memory Showcase
Sanding kit
Edge distressor
Key Lime Cardstock
Clover Meadow Cardstock
Vanilla Cream Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Vanilla Cream ink pad
Retired stamp set

Monday, July 13, 2009

One project down, a million to go!

I have been through many craft phases. But out of the crocheting, knitting, and cross-stitching, papercrafting has been the longest phase (8-9 years). I just get a kick out of feeling like I have completed a projects--it is a huge sense of accomplishment. And I get that sense of accomplishment alot quicker with papercrafting. Instead of spending weeks finishing a crocheted quilt or knitted sweater, I could whip up a card in a few minutes to hours. Even big projects such as albums, I find a sense of accomplishment after completing each layout. But the true rush is when I close up the album. And here I am now--excited to have finished my friend's album. You have witnessed my journey with this project. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I can't wait to see how the happy couple likes it. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lived-in memories

One challenge I've had with my passion for scrapbooking is that I would sometimes pass up on living life, and creating new memories, just so that I could catch up on my scrapbooking. I've since decided that as much as I love preserving memories, I've got to enjoy creating the memories before I preserve them. Coming to that conclusion makes me so excited--it means I will probably never catch up on my scrapbooking! And that's ok! I will have fun creating the memories, and then have fun preserving them later.

So why am I making this confession? Well, because I've been busy living in the new memories I'm making and have not had a chance to create and post this last week. As I mentioned before, my niece, Alyssa, is spending the summer in Orlando. Last weekend, her parents decided to hop in a car and drive down to spend Fourth of July with us. It was last minute, but such great fun! Tomorrow is my other sister-in-law's birthday, so I will be driving up to Jacksonville to spend the day with her and the kids. I feel truly blessed to have so many pictures to scrap!

But I finally did sit down to start catching up with my projects today. I need to finish my friend's guestbook album. So I worked on that. This is what I came up with for the cover page. Hope you enjoy!

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The most important things in my life are relationships. I value every title I own--daughter, sister, wife, aunt, friend. I feel so blessed to be able to add another title to my relationship collection--mom. I can't wait to meet my baby girls!