" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Monday, September 9, 2013


  I have been busy doing alot of things lately. I am really enjoying working on these Pocket Page mini- albums for our daughter, Kristin . We had a wonderful trip to Colorado and I wanted to thank Kris and Mike for all they did for us. Plus make an album for us to remember the good times.
  The tutorial that My Sister's Scrapper does it excellent. She does a great job with explaining how to do each step. I think there are 5 tutorials on this mini album. Here is the link, if you want to give it a try. I highly recommend it. My Sister's Scrapper

Kristin's album cover

First page

Inside pages

Love using tags..
I am waiting for the pictures to come, so that I can add them to the album. I really do enjoy creating the pages and adding the embellishments to make the album fun to look through. I used alot of Graphic 45 paper from the Steampunk Debutante Collection. It is great paper.
   I have started making my own chunky charms for the spine of the album. Michael's and A.C. Moore have a nice selection of charms. I also go to Butterbee on-line for some different charms to add to my collection.
The back of the album

Chunky Charms
   I made a birthday card for our friend, Dave. He is celebrating his 60th birthday this month. His wife, Cindy gave him a lovely surprise luncheon at this great place in Cornish, Maine called Bay Haven. The food is just too much. The lobster roll was $12.00. I couldn't believe the amount of lobster they put in it. I was watching food go by that was piled high on plates. We plan on going back sometime to try out some other seafood they offer. You gotta go, if you like lobster.

   I had a great time making Dave's card.I used my new die cut from Tim Holtz. I added some embellishments here and there. I like cutting out picture from Graphic 45; like the flying clock. The lettering is from my Sizzix collection for letters.
Where does the time go?
  I like the inside, too.
Memories for 60 years...
  On Friday my sisters, Rochelle and Chris went with Russ and I to Brimfield, Mass. It has the largest antiques and collectibles this side of the Mississippi. I mean big. We took a break at lunchtime to soothe our aching feet. It really made a difference as to how long we could continue the walking.
  I got some doilies that I plan on sewing together for a runner down the middle of our black table. I will take a pic once I have it done.
  I also bought a rectangular box that I plan on adding feet to in order to use it to hold some of my charms. Yes, I know.. another project.
Here are a few pictures of our day.
Very interesting....

Love this arrangement!

Where could I put this?

This is cute.

I don't think I could use this.

Rochelle bought this jelly cabinet for Lindsey.
   I am very grateful to my dear husband, who made a marvelous punch holder for my many punches. He designed at awesome holder. It has a shelf on the top and on the bottom. Perfect for holding some of my bigger odd sized punches. My craftroom looks so organized and neat. I decided to clean the whole room. Thanks, Hon... You are the best.
Just Perfect!!

Looks so organized.. easy to see.


  1. Wow! I love all the pictures! We really did have a busy weekend! Your album looks great! Graphic 45 paper is my favorite! Russ is a master craftsman for sure! Love the punch holder he designed and made! He really means it when he says, " I can make that". Nice job!

  2. I agree, Chris! Russ is really master craftsman! Our daughter Lisa saw the idea, I think on Pinterest, of making the doily runner for a table. She plans to do that with some of the doilies from my grandma etc.The antiquing sounds wonderful and the company, fantastic!!! Have a great fall!

  3. So much to comment on here! Your album came out beautiful! I love the punch rack that Russ made and we had so much fun in Brimfield--Love Ronald McDonald! You even got a picture of the jelly cupboard I bought for Lindsey!!