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I have a little toot to toot…

Last month I was surfing some online scrapbook shops and stumbled upon a designer whose papers and products I had not had the pleasure of seeing before. That designer is Teresa Collins… as I added some of her products to my shopping cart, I only wish I could have bought it all!

Before I knew it the man in brown was delivering my little package, and I soon made this layout which I posted a couple of weeks ago. I also sent it to Teresa, who posted it on her blog here!

That was a really fun thing to wake up to today!

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Big Picture Scrapbooking – Scrappin’ on a Shoestring

This is my first Big Picture Scrapbooking class. It was only $20, and it will last for 4 weeks… this is my first project (well, second) from it. Actually the first project was a little product inventory mini book that you can take with you to the LSS to keep from buying more of what you already have! It’s cute, you’re supposed to embellish it and make it all fancy, but I looked at it as something utilitarian… cute papers sans embellishments. The Layout project this week is to make a page using something sparkly, something with a decorative edge and something that sticks. I believe I have all bases covered here.shan_danielleswimming1

The fun thing about this class is – NO TRIPS TO THE SCRAPBOOK STORE ALLOWED. I’m forced to dig into my stash. I’ve used Love Elsie, Bazzill, CTMH and DCWV papers; CTMH stamps and flower; some sticky pearls (can’t remember who makes them); a Martha Stewart border punch; K&Co stickers; Cosmo Cricket chipboard letters… waxy flax and a button from ye olde stash.

We had a long and lovely girls weekend in Las Vegas last weekend. My daughter and SIL are owners in Worldmark and she used her points for a fun condo… it was so luxurious. My mom and cousin Jana and her daughter Danielle were there. We had such a great time staying up into the night and talking… it was such a fun trip and ended all too soon. Ah well, I have lots to scrap as a result…

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Proud of You <3

This is a layout of my daughter Shannon and I at a wedding last summer.  Shannon is 24, married and teaches 1st grade.  Not only that, but she’s going back for her masters in literacy because she loves teaching little kids how to read!  She’s also a counselor in her ward’s young women presidency and she and her hubby are Ward Activity Leaders.  I think her bishop needs to cut her some slack and release her from the Activity calling but apparently nobody is listening to me 🙂  Anyway, I realize I’m tooting her horn, and loudly, but she really is an awesome daughter and this is a “busting my buttons” kind of layout.

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I’ve used the “Documented” papers from Teresa Collins.  I love these papers, and I’m crazy about all the little journaling boxes in this paper pack that I can use on future layouts.  It’s great stuff for vintage/shabby/altered lovers like me.

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Lovin’ from her oven

I’ve been waiting a long time to scrap this picture. It’s a picture of my Great Aunt Nonie. She was my “3rd Grandma”. She was widowed in her 40’s and never had any children of her own but she treated all her grandnieces and grandnephews as if we were her own grandbabies. After my grandma passed away, I found this picture of Nonie, the one in the kitchen, mixer in hand… it looks professional to me, so I’m guessing she won some kind of cooking contest or had her picture in the paper or something.

I love doing heritage pages 🙂 I used CTMH and DCWV papers on this as well as some CTMH and Marcella by K chipboard. Also some die cut tags from Graphic 45. Buttons, ribbon as always from my overflowing stash.

Page 1 of layout

Page 1 of layout

Page 2

Page 2

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Holiday Highlights Mini Album

What a treat!  I went to the St. Paul CKC Convention on Saturday and took 4 classes… it was fun to sit in the student’s seat and learn from the pros.  The time goes by pretty quickly and we only have 50 minutes per class, but I have projects to keep me busy at home.  This project is ready to go in 2009 and just needs pictures.  I really liked the concept, it’s an album that is 12″x6″.  The teacher was Marnie Flores and it was sponsored by Simple Scrapbooks Magazine.  It has 2 covers and 8 pages inside — my holidays are New Years, Valentines, Easter, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Title Page

Title Page

We used SEI papers on this project and some SU! mini holiday stamps on the tabs.  I’m not sure about the stamps on the title.  My favorite product of the whole bunch are the Making Memories mini alphabet stamps — they are a fun accent on this project.

 

 

 

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General Conference Layout – Salt Lake City

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it is a pretty big deal when you get to travel from Minnesota to Salt Lake City to attend General Conference. It’s not something most folks get to do very often, and it was the first time for me. Kind of comparable to going to Rome or Mecca! What made it especially nice aside from the spiritual feast, is that I got to attend with my husband Peter, my daughter Shannon and son-in-law Daren, and my eldest son Josh. Shannon and Daren live about 4 hours away from Salt Lake, outside of Idaho Falls. Josh attends university at BYU.

Claytons at General Conference

Claytons at General Conference

When I made this layout I did something I never do — I bought paper and chipboard embellishments at the Dollar Spot at Target! I really liked the Leaf paper so I thought I’d give it a try — I don’t know why I waited so long to take advantage of a bargain! Everything is Target, with the exception of Tulip CS from Close To My Heart, and the titling is stamped with Charm Lowercase Alphabet and Delightful Alphabet, also from Close To My Heart, in Chocolate, Tulip and Juniper. I also used some ribbon from my stash.

Don’t be like me and turn your nose up at the Target Dollar Spot — big mistake!

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My September Crop Club Layout

Using "Magic Moments" papers from CTMH

Using

Croppers Club is Wednesday night — we are making this layout from Jeanette Lynton’s “Imagine” book — papers are CTMH’s Magic Moments line. Croppers will pick out their own titles, so I’ve left that off.

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