Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lots of Goodies tomorrow! WOOHOOO!!!! Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Tomorrow is not just Monday, it's a Manic Monday! Stop by my blog to take part in the Close To My Heart monthly Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I'll have all the links posted, in case someone's link is down for some reason.

I'll also introduce you to daily specials available every day of June from CTMH via my website!

Meanwhile, I have been making card after card this weekend from CTMH's sensational brand new pattern book, "Wishes". As I mentioned previously, I am not such a great cardmaker. But I am in L-O-V-E with the cards I made this weekend!

Isn't this adorable? I used our "Good Times" paper pack which showcases one of my favorite colors - Twilight. Also featured are Dimensional Diecuts and Dimensional Elements Framed Fun.

See you tomorrow!

RECIPE (all products CTMH):

Paper: "Good Times" B&T Paper Pack, Twilight Cardstock
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Chocolate
Pattern Book: Wishes Pattern "Lucky Layers"
Stamp Set: Thank You

Other: Dazzling Diecuts (Star), DE Framed Fun (Tag and Twilight Border), Chocolate Waxy Flax, Antiqued Copper Brads, Foam Squares

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Open House Photos Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Happy weekend! Are you watching the Orlando Magic destroying the Cleveland Cavaliers? WoohOOO!!! Normally the only sports I take the time to watch are the Dodgers (no secret there, tee hee!). But while I was in G'ville with Alan this weekend, we watched one of the games and I got hooked again. Probably would not be watching if it was not the playoffs. If they win tonight, wooHOO!!!

Anyway, here are the photos I took from my Open House before anyone came and before the Cherry Diet Dr. Pepper Episode. So at least I have a few photos, although I would cherish photos of my friends who were there! But I followed Terri's advice not to use the camera till it dried out, and that was good advice. Look at my silly son in the photo above. Yes, those are chopsticks in his ears!!! The young lady is Angie, who I mentored for four years. That is a long story but I must tell you how proud I am of the progress she has made. Now that she is in college, I am currently mentoring her younger sister Nikki, who made a dramatic boost to her grades this year. She made such a great effort! And I also started mentoring Jessica, who is showing a lot of promise as well. Do you have an hour a week to help out a young lady? Let me know if you'd like to join me.

Close To My Heart's fantastic pattern books are displayed here, along with some new products and stamp sets. The rest are display boards for my workshops and classes for the next four months. Our Flamingo Gals group, headed by my uber-talented upline Annette, does a Stamp of the Month swap - well, we have done it for the last two Close To My Heart Idea Books. It's a great way to get our boards done with a variety of beautiful work!

Aimee won the grand prize - the CTMH distressing kit (featured on page 102 of our Idea book, or here. I also gave away six other prizes ranges from stamp sets to inks to sassy strands!

Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a kit for any of these projects. Instructions and long-distance training will be included (insert smiley-face here)!

CTMH's monthly Stamp of the Month Blog hop starts June 1. I'll have the schedule posted along with my project here on my blog June 1. We also have an EXCITING special in June - you'll hear about it from me soon!

I hope to see you then!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

You're a Rock Star! Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

I'm back! You didn't notice I was gone? tee hee.....

Well, I spent the holiday weekend with my baby!!! WOOHOO!! Yes, I was in Gainesville, otherwise fondly known as Gatorland. Yes, Alan is a Florida Gator. He'll be a senior this fall, majoring in Astrophysics. He would kill me if he knew I was writing about him. But you think a 21-yr old young man is reading Mom's blog? NOT!

I stayed longer than intended. He did not want me to leave and I did not want to leave, so I didn't leave! We went to the movies for the first time in years - saw the Star Trek movie. It was surprisingly good!

An editorial note: My Bruce Springsteen music link is not working (boohoo) so I removed it. I wonder if it had anything to do with my daydreaming about Bruce reading my blog. Probably not.

If you've read this far....God love ya. HA! Here is one of six cards that we will be making at my card class June 20. I think you have seen all of the others. When I saw this "Rock Star" stamp set by CTMH, I just HAD to have it! I am my own best customer, for sure!

I have never been much of a card maker. I'm finding it to be an amazing way to create a miniature work of art! Notice that I did not say 'masterpiece'. Anything can be art, right? I have collected enough 'stuff' now that if I have a brainstorm (thanks for that euphemism, Mom) to use something, it's more likely than not that I have it on hand!

Did you realize how helpful a photograph can be? Looking at the photo of this card, I realize now that it might be more pleasing if I stamped the guitar with the handle facing toward the right. What do you think? Should it be completely vertical? Inquiring minds.... Also.....should the border (ROCK ON) be stamped in black? You can't tell, but there are tiny sparkles on the ends of the guitar's flourishes, and on the loopity loop on the heart.

Lastly, we are having another Stamp of the Month blog hop coming up June 1! I'm really excited about my project, so be sure to check our blogs on Tuesday.

I'll be enjoying watching my beloved Dodgers this evening. I usually only catch a couple of games a year, but since the Dodgers still have the best record in baseball (aHEM), I believe they are broadcasting more games. I'll take what I can get!

RECIPE (all supplies CTMH)

Paper: Blush Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Daydream B&T Paper

Ink: Black, Hollyhock

Stamp: You Rock

Other: Clear Sparkles

Friday, May 22, 2009

Not another Memory Box!!!! Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Yes, another Memory Box! Tee hee. I tell ya, I just L*O*V*E these things! I trust it is the last one I will make for a while. I have previously posted one I made for my mom, one made for me....I also made them for my two sisters, but haven't photographed those yet. are a couple of photos of my latest version. This is intended to be used as a wedding, shower or anniversary gift to hold those fragile wedding momentos. Because the box has a magnetic closure, you can stand it up on a bookshelf if you'd like, and it will stay closed! Check out the calendar on my website ( for details on the class, or to purchase a kit.
What you can't tell from the photo is that I used our super-pearly Pearlescent Paint on the flower to the right of the photograph. I also kept the project pretty simple so that I could keep the price down by using just one Level I Silhouette Paper Pack for each person.

I am going to see my baby tomorrow! My mom is house-sitting the kitties and I am heading to Gainesville for a couple of days (Go Gators!). We have had torrential showers all week, so I am hoping to slip through the raindrops.

Do you have big plans for the holiday weekend? Now don't you loooove the sound of that!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blog Candy Links! Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Are you craving candy today?

Nilla has cool blog candy here.

Steph has more here!

Here is Iris' candy.

Sassy has some great stuff here.

Debbie's birthday candy here.

So much it's making me dizzy! At least this candy is calorie-free!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Loving CTMH - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

I must admit that two years ago I had never heard of Close To My Heart. I had barely been introduced to scrapbooking and stamping.

Well, I have to tell you, once introduced, it was love at first sight! As a child, I loved drawing. My favorite Christmas gift (still) was an "official" artist's kit - pencils, paper, pastels, watercolors, oils, acrylics, brushes, an instruction book - all the things I imagined a real artist used every single day! Do you know that I still have that, hidden away in the garage among old books, air filters and baby clothes (my baby is 21 - ha). I can't bear to part with it - well, with what is left of it, anyway.

I've come to realize that you don't have to use those "official" artist tools to be an artist. Just open one of Close To My Heart's Idea Books and you'll be amazed at the talent displayed. Our founder, Jeanette Lynton, inspires this creativity in all of us. Her artwork is truly amazing!

I had to search my computer for some artwork to post, since I haven't created anything in a few days.

When CTMH introduced the stamp set "Make it Count", I immediately imagined the clock image as the face of a watch. I used the belt image from "Lovely Buckles" and a lot of distressing. I particularly like the brad, although I realized (a little late) that I placed it on the wrong side of the watch face! You can't tell from the photo, but one of CTMH's window charms emulates the watch crystal.

I decided to enter this card in Close To My Heart's monthly contest for consultants. They must have liked it, because I won first place! I suppose you heard me screaming for miles. Now that I look at it, it's a little dark and dreary (distressed or distressing?). But I suppose the judges must have been in a distressing mood that day - ha!

Thank you for all your kind comments. I'm enjoying all of your blogs as well!

Sweet dreams,

Monday, May 18, 2009

When did this happen? Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Wow! This bloggin' has a life of its own, doesn't it? I've been posting for less than a month and have over a thousand guys rock!

So who are you viewers out in blog world? In my fantasy life, Bruce Springsteen is a faithful viewer and logs on every night before his concert. He doesn't comment so that he can maintain his anonymity. But he is secretly making his own scrapbook with clipping of all his favorite posts. *sigh* Yeah, right. tee hee.

Seriously, though, I appreciate each and every one of you who muddles through my musings to get to the scrapbooking. Now I am inspired to try to do a better job.

So here's a creation inspired by my amazing upline, Annette. She used the Emporium paper pack to cover CTMH's My Creations(TM) Artboard. I 'lifted' her idea of making a pull-out photo mat that slides into the frame.
You may be able to tell (by viewing the top of the frame) that I used our Pearl Paint, mixed with Sorbet reinker, on the chipboard dimensional frame. It is so smooth and shiny. I just LOVE this Unforgettable paper pack. It's simply perfect!
I'm holding a class for this project on July 18. Or if you are not near Melbourne, Florida, I'd be glad to sell you a pre-cut kit.
Do you have plans for Memorial Day weekend? It's never too early to plan for the weekend, even if it's only Monday! As long as you don't wish your life away longing for the weekend, as I have been known to do. I've come to realize that each moment is precious. It sounds a bit trite, I know, but I'm finally 'allowing' myself to spend my time how I want to, not how I think I should. I've had that 'disease to please' all my life and I'm afraid I've passed it on to my son. There are pros and cons to this, of course.....I'm trying to embrace the pros *smile*.
Enjoy the rest of your evening!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sacrifice the Camera, but Grab the Paper!!! - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Well. You know you're a scrapbooker when.........
you spill your Cherry Diet Dr. Pepper (at your own Open House) at the make 'n take table, and instead of grabbing your camera, you grab the paper! Goodness gracious. Yes, I did it again. I am a major klutzoid. I should know better than to have an open cup near my paper. Aimee had to stamp her card all over again. Terri and Susan ran for paper towels and scooped everything up.

Luckily, I had placed supplies at two different tables, so half of the paper was saved. The jury is still out on my camera. I'm waiting for it to dry out. Will I ever learn? Probably not ;-)

I have the most wonderful scrapbookin' friends. My feet tell me that my Open House is finished and tonight is reserved for bloggin', couch potatoin' and watchin' "You've Got Mail". I've probably watched it over a dozen times, but it is on tv tonight, so I must watch it. It's nice background buzz while I'm blogging.

Here are photos of a little album I made for my August class. It was the most popular class, judging from the number of people who signed up. This is not my typical style. I like more vintage, muted colors. If I do go for a bright color, it's usually not a primary color. But I have to tell you, there's something to be said for thinking outside the proverbial box (every time my boss mention thinking outside the box, I want to choke him. Good Lord). I think this turned out rather cute, and I used a lot of new CTMH items. I tried to post every page, but it has taken me two hours to post these photos, so this is it. My favorite page is the most simple - the back cover with the cute little giraffe. I hope you like it too!


All products Close To My Heart

Paper: Animal Cookies Level II, Creative Basics
Ink: Cranberry, Clover Meadow, Sunflower, Indian Corn Blue
Album: My Creations(TM) 3-Ring Binder
Accessories: Animal Cookies Stickease, Foam Die-Cuts Numbers, White Waxy-Flax, Dimensional Elements Flowers, Fancy Cuts Borders, Edge Distressor

Well, "You've Got Mail" is almost over and my beloved Dodgers lost tonight (they still have the best record in baseball - so far!).

Good night,

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hibiscus, Brownies and Skinny People - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

How are y'all today? I am just about finished baking for my big Open House/Open Crop tomorrow. I cannot wait - I just love doing this! We have a blast. It's so great to see all (well most of) my scrappin' buddies all together having a good time.

Here's a simple little card I made for my first card class. You may recall the poll over in the right column (it's still there; guess I should take it down). Y'all voted on both the card class and Scrapbookin' for Dummies, so I 'did up' both for the Open House! For those of you not in Melbourne, Florida, I will be offering kits. I'll post photos this weekend after I recover from the festivities. tee hee!

What makes this card special to me is the hibiscus. We have a gazillion different species of this beautiful flower here in Florida. But there's no reason you can't make up your own if you own this rockin' new CTMH stamp set - "Extreme Happiness". You can buy it on my website here.

I stamped it with Cranberry Ink. I 'rubbed in' some Baby Pink ink towards the center of each petal - can you tell? Then I took a Cranberry marker and brushed the petal edges to deepen the color. Then my favorite part - I used Goldrush Sassy Strands as the stamen! Did you know that our Sassy Strands went down in price in the new Summer book? Yessiirrreeee~! WOOHOOO!!! The paper packed, "Moon Doggie" is brand new. I'm surmising that a bunch of Florida gals will be buying this one - it's so cool!!!

Well. About the brownies. Over the past two nights I have baked pumpkin bread, lemon bars, chocolate chip cookies and brownies. All from boxes, mind you. Hey, I have a full-time job, after all, besides all this bloggin' and scrappin'! Anyway.....did you know that brownies really do cut better when they are cool? Yes, I realize that the directions say "Cool completely in pan before slicing." Well, hello! Who waits for them to cool? Probably skinny people. I am convinced that they just don't have that craving that us "well-endowed" gals do. They probably wait for the brownies to cool. Well, gals, we will have cool brownies at the Open House. And pumpkin bread. And chocolate chip cookies. And lemon bars. And meatballs. And veggies (thanks, Rindy!) And lots of croppin' fun!

Hasta manana!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blog Candy, Lemonade Stand Award and Baking - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Congratulations to the winner of my first blog candy - Melanie S.!

Melanie S. said...
your cards are really cute, thanks for the inspiration.

Thanks, Melanie! I'll be e-mailing you to find out how to get the candy to you. I appreciate the comments that you all left. It's so much fun to share with friends, old and new!

Next - a huge source of inspiration to me is Leslie (aka I do not know of anyone who creates more projects than Leslie! She is a rockin' CTMH sistah and a fellow member of the Legacy Leaders. We get to create with our other Legacy Lovelies a couple of times a year (see you in a couple of weeks, dolls!). Well, Leslie has nominated my blog for its first award! May I say WOOOHOOOO?????!!!!!

Look at this cute little Lemonade Stand. As my Aunt Ada Marie from Wise, Virginia would say...."God love!" Actually, the first word would consist of three syllables, the second of two. You haven't lived till you've heard Ada Marie's drawl.

Anyhoo, Leslie seems to think I give her a little inspiration as well, so she passed along this sweet (pun intended...groan) award to me!!! Thanks, sweetie!

Now I have the honor of passing it along to five of my fave bloggers. Do I have to pick just five? Que bummer. Well, here are my first five:






These lovely ladies are amongst the first to become followers of my young blog! Has it really only been three weeks????? Well, Miss Deb was my initial inspiration to start on this crazy journey. Thanks, Deb!

Here are the rules of the award (To pick up the Lemonade Stand Award):
- Comment on this blog.
- Cut and paste the award logo and use it in your own blog.
- Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.
- Link to your nominees within your blog post.
- Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award
- Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

Well. Now that I have copied Leslie's instructions, I see that I could nominate 5 to 10 bloggers! Now if I take the time to cut, copy, paste five more, the chocolate chip cookies are guaranteed to burn. Yes, I said chocolate chip cookies. For Saturday's Open House and Open Crop....I promised chocolate! I am baking tonight!!! and tomorrow!!!! Yum!

Artwork coming tomorrow....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Googly Eyes and the Space Shuttle - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

I hope you enjoyed our Stamp of the Month blog hop Sunday! A couple of the links were not working, but fixed soon enough. If you didn't get a chance to log on, just click on Jena's name in the post below this one and you will be directed to 18 different blogs that showcase projects made with the May Stamp of the Month, "Be Yourself". Read my post below, post a comment on it and you could win the Blog Candy! Remember to include your e-mail address if I don't know you. Thanks for all of the kind comments thus far. I'm glad y'all are enjoying it!

Now, here's a little (3x3) card I made with a new Summer stamp set, "You're a Hoot". I never wanted an owl set till I saw this one. These owls have personality!

There are five little owls in this set. I loved how this one is kicking up her little let, so I gave her googly eyes and a paper-pieced dress. Isn't she purty?

Did any of y'all watch the Space Shuttle launch today? I dropped my mom home from her doctor's appointment just in time to pull over and watch the flame shooting through the sky. The space program is such a huge part of our life here on Florida's Space Coast (well, there you go.....duhh.....). My dad worked at the Kennedy Space Center for dozens of years and retired from there. He drove the 30 miles each way for years and years to provide for us. Each summer he would "drag" us up there to the open house to look at all of the "rockets" and, if we were really lucky, to catch a glimpse of a real astronaut! Oh, it was SO hot and boring to us kids! I remember so very little, and now what I would give for just one of those summer memories! We were at the center of our nation's history and yet we couldn't appreciate it, in spite of my dad's prodding. We took it for granted and now he is gone. After I moved out of the house, I could always depend upon my dad to call me right before a launch to let me know it was time to run outside! And I always did. I no longer take it for granted. I no longer have anyone to remind me. Now I run outside, watch it till it's no longer in sight, and get tears in my eyes. Remembering all those hundreds of times we would run outside in the cool night, or the warm day, or the blazing heat, and watch the flame reaching for the stars. And I know my dad is still watching it from his place amongst the stars.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!- Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

WOOOHOO!!! It's HERE! The first Stamp of the Month Blog Hop hosted by 18 Close To My Heart Consultants.

Today we are featuring the May Stamp of the Month, "Be Yourself". This set of 14 girly-girl stamps can be yours free with a qualifying purchase, or you can buy it during the month of May from your CTMH consultant. And because this is my very first blog hop, I'm offering free blog candy! Keep reading.....details below!

If you have come here from Ronnie's blog, you are on the right path! If my blog is your first stop, you might want to go back to Jena's blog and start from the beginning! You'll come back to my post after you visit Ronnie's.

This month we have 18 Close To My Heart consultants sharing their creations using "Be Yourself" and other cool CTMH products. This is so esy to do - just click on the link at the end of each blogger's post to move to the next one. Here we go!!!

This little lady is ready to fly away! I used a lot of different products on this card. Wait - we sell Lilac Mist crochet flowers? No, we sell White Daisy crochet flowers - I inked it with a sponge dauber! Cool, right? CTMH products are so adaptable!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Be Yourself (May SOTM)
Paper: Life Delights Paper Pack
Inks: Hollyhock, Lilac Mist
Accessories: Colonial White RicRac, White Mini-Medleys, Winter Craft Buttons (Blush and Sweet Leaf), Heartfelt(TM) Whimsy Diecuts (the felt button and dragonfly)
Here's a card that we're going to make at my Open House and Open Crop on May 16, using "Be Yourself" and the Emporium Creative Basics Collection. I used the stamp set from the "Tickled Pink" National Scrapbooking Month special to random-stamp the cardstock, creating my own background paper.
And now for the candy! In honor of my first blog hop, I'd like to offer up some White and Sparkly Close To My Heart products! This collection includes 24 stamps in the versatile My Acrylix(R) set "With Love". Also some White Daisy Mini-Medleys (crochet flower, metal ribbon slides, metal flower brads and metal oval tags), mini sparkles, White Daisy organdy ribbon round and White Daisy Bigger Brads.
Simply leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a random number on Wednesday evening (May 13) at 9:00 p.m. EST. Make sure you leave your e-mail address so I'll be able to contact you when you are the winner!
Now "hop" on over to Terri's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants' blogs to get some great ideas! Remember the May SOTM is available through May 31! Contact your CTMH consultant or shop my website - get this stamp set at a discount, or even free!!!
Thanks for hopping by - and Happy Mother's Day!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Blog Hop Sunday morning! - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

There are just a few hours remaining till the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! WOOHOOOO!!!! My first one - I can hardly wait!
I've finished my card and now I'm gathering up my blog candy to photograph for you. Drop by tomorrow for a chance to hop through 18 CTMH blogs and ogle cool artwork made with the May Stamp of the Month.

See you soon!

Friday, May 8, 2009

All About Me and Blog Candy!! - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

My wonderful friend (and first downline!) Harmony hosts a monthly workshop with the goal of helping us celebrate our lives while doing a little soul searching. I decided I would try to use up some of the supplies I have not used since I have been working as a Close To My Heart consultant.

Here's my album cover for the pages I will be creating in the workshop. I used one of our Chocolate Linen post-bound albums, adhering everything to the linen with Liquid Glass (which totally ROCKS!!!).

I'm not going to list all of the supplies 'cause I'm too lazy to do so (tee hee), but if you're wondering about anything, leave me a comment and I'll look for the source. I used CTMH Dimensional Elements (alphabet and flourish), as well as the Pearl Paint on the frame. Of course, you can't really see the pearlescence in the photo. Que bummer.
Hey! I'll be participating in my very first blog hop tomorrow night! Well, officially 12:01 a.m. Friday - Happy Mother's Day! You will be able to 'hop' from site to site. Eighteen CTMH consultants will be sharing projects made with the May Stamp of the Month - "Be Yourself". I finished my card this evening and can't wait for you to see it!
Now, in honor of my first blog hop, I will be offering blog candy! Yes sirreeee!!!! Sparkles, birdies, stamps, paper, ribbon....oh my!!!! Maybe even a full-size ink pad! Be sure to stop by Sunday morning to check it all out.
Happy weekend!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Precious Smiles - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Look at all of these sweet faces!

They represent the thousands of children around the world that now have beautiful smiles thanks in part to Close To My Heart. Did you know that CTMH donates a portion of every stamp set sold to benefit Operation Smile? Last year, medical volunteers provided surgeries to over 9,000 children to correct childhood facial deformities.

Because of the volunteer spirit and the generosity of people donating to the cause, the cost of one single surgery has been reduced to just $240! This is so amazaing....and attainable! Just imagine.....we (you and I) could contribute a life-changing surgery to a child with our donations!

I will be offering these adorable "Precious Smiles" kids to you at my Open House May 16, or any time you want to donate $5 or more to Operation Smile. With the donations from my last Open House, we are closing in on our first surgery. What a difference you can make!

Close To My Heart is committed to donating $150,000 to Operation Smile in 2009. This will cover nearly 600 surgeries! With this corporate commitment and our help, hundreds of young children will be able to smile for the first time in their lives.

If you are interested in making a donation, it's as simple as rounding up your next order, or as rewarding as making a more generous donation. Ask me how!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Son of a Scrapbook Mom! - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

How do you know the son of a scrapbook mom? He takes photos of his food while on vacation, so that mom can scrapbook the photos!

Yes, it's true. My wonderful son saved up his money from his after-school job and took a two-week trip to Europe after high school - alone, mind you! What guts, right? I was worried and excited all at the same time. As long as he called me, I was okay.

So.....this is the pizza he had in Italy. Looks like the Leaning Tower's Pizza over on Wickham, if you ask me! Can't you just taste it, though? Can you imagine the hundreds of thousands, even millions of pizzas that have been hand-tossed in Rome? I wonder who made the first pizza. Surely it was a woman!

Now, here is one of his Parisian feasts. I don't recall now how much this cost, but it was super-cheap, something like four bucks for all of this! What great choices, right?

He stayed in hostels and lived out of one backpack the whole time. He went to London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Normandy, Paris and Rome. He got his wanderlust from his mom. I love to travel! Of course, I don't really have the money to travel outside of work and conventions.

Anyway, I had just started scrapbooking when Alan took his trip. I had not even been introduced to Close To My Heart at the time, but I impressed upon him the importance of documenting his trip! So even though he took lots of photos, I was quite impressed with the food photos. He saved his ticket stubs, metro name it! Of course, I have only scrapbooked three pages....I'll have to pull out the camera again and post those for you.

Do you have photos of food in your scrapbooks?

p.s. Look! A signature!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

My baby! - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

My baby is coming home! WOOHOO!!!! He finished his last finals and will be home from college this weekend for a few days before the summer term starts. I cannot WAIT!!!!!! I'm just a little excited about it, you see.

Here's a little mini-journal I made for my mom that goes with the Memory Keeper Box that I posted a couple of days ago. My hopes were that she would jot down childhood memories as they came to her. My family is one of those 'sweep it under the rug' families that doesn't share a I was hoping this would be a way of learning some important details of my mom's life. So far it's blank...but there's still hope, right?