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Happy Valentines – vintage for you

Sharing some of my vintage valentines and hoping sweet cards and scrapbooks will be embellished with them! If you use them, please leave a link in my comments so I can see! Enjoy!

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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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Snowy Night – “Strictly Stash” layout

Here is a blast from the past layout. I found these pics of the kids from about 7-8 years ago… I think it is cool how when you use the flash in a snow shower they appear like big white blobs… anyway, I did this layout at my Saturday crop. All things pulled from my stash with the exception of the striped scraps I borrowed from Sue… I used up lots of odd chipboard and other miscellaneous letters. Garage sale lace is in there too!

Way Back When

Way Back When

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The Sound of Music

I love the Sound of Music. Ever since I was a little girl, I remember watching it every Christmas at Gammie’s house. We are a Sound of Music family. I know all the songs, and one of my happiest memories is my cousin Jana and I singing in our best opera voices for our grandma. She was 89 years old at the time and I don’t know if I’d ever seen her laugh as hysterically at us as she did.

Anyway, when I found out that South St Paul High School’s musical was going to be Sound of Music this year, I told Matt, “You have to try out!!! That’s my favorite!!!” He said, “I don’t think so… Brian’s trying to get me to try out too…” Evidently Brian is much more persuasive than I am because he was able to talk Matt into it. Matt auditioned and got the part of Rolf. We knew he was a ham, but had no idea he could sing, and sing nicely! So the past few months the excitement of rehearsals, and making new friends in play practices has been going full steam. Last week all their hard work paid off and the play was great — my mommy heart just about burst with pride seeing him up on stage.

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Today I went to a crop at Bethesda Lutheran Church with my friends Sue O. and Donna K. and had fun spending time working on this page. It was nice to take my time — I love crops, no ringing phones, no chores, just scrapping nirvana.

All the papers/Stickers in this page are from Close To My Heart, and the papers are called “Good Times”. I also used Bitty Brads.

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