Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gifts for Family

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To all you Scrapbooker's out there. I am so greatly impressed with all your beautiful work, I just love it. I am just starting to try it out myself, my first project was a gift for my sister.


My Sister's in-laws from down south e-mailed me a few pictures of her children from the 1960's and asked me to pass them on to her. I wanted to do something special with them for her, so Jeanne said "scrapbook them" (in that sweet little fun voice of hers thats sometimes scares me) you see when Jeanne sounds like that it can mean "this will be fun" or it could mean "I will have a real challenge." 

I started out shopping for a book (not cheap) I found a plain fabric covered one at Walmart and a package of paper with stickers that all matched. I felt this might make it easy for me. Jeanne helped me get started with the concept and blessed me with the use of her fine collection of page accents. (Thank You Jeanne)

I kept the pages real simple because my sister and I both are new to scrapbooking.

The inside of the book took a little time but thanks to all the help I got it turned out nice. I was happy with the results, but I can't leave good enough alone. I thought the front was to plain, so out came my paints.

This was my first attemp to give it some color but like I said I can't leave well enough alone so I added more paint.

and then more paint again.

In the end she loved it and that is what really matters. 

If you haven't ever tried scrapbooking befor I want to encourage you to give it a try, I am really glad I did. I had so much fun and it was a very rewarding project. I am now out shopping for my own personal collection of goodies so I can scrapbook some more. If you would like to tell us about your first time scrapbooking project we would love to here it.

 Happy ScrapBooking Everyone. 

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