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Thursday, January 2, 2014

A New Year is Here!!!

  I can't believe that Christmas has come and gone and we are in the New Year. Time seems to go so fast. I have been wicked busy with Christmas preparations since we went to Disney in the middle of the season. And then I was pooped from all the hustling and bustling. On top of that the workers were here working on our new shower  right up to and after Christmas Day.  So I now I am  resting and planning my projects for January.
  I did finish a 6 x 6 album for a friend who wanted to give it to a friend for Christmas. I worked around the clock to make the deadline, but I did it. I really like Graphic 45 Birdsong paper. It has an oriental theme. This is just what Kelly wanted.                                                                      

A 6 x 6 album for Kelly......

  I love making these pocket page albums. The directions are at My Sister's Scrapper. She does an excellent job of taking you through the steps and showing you how to do it. Her video is on Youtube, also.
  Here are some pics of the inside of the album.
Love this paper.

Flaps can be used for journaling.

Paper comes with great tags.

A like the pockets you can make for tags.
I used most of the paper from this collection. Love the way each sheet works well with the theme. It was fun to put together. I am anxious to get started on another album which I think will be a wedding album for my son's upcoming marriage this June. I am getting materials together for that one.
  I also finished another Christmas project for the owner of the Market Cafe, Cindy,  in Woolwich. She has a lovely restaurant that my husband and I go to every Wednesday morning for breakfast. We go with my friend, Elaine. We have a great time there. Everything is excellent to eat there. Cindy  wanted a smaller album for her daughter, I believe. I made an Envelope mini-album. I love making these, too.
   These albums use regular envelopes. So you can make them any size that envelopes come in. I have already linked directions to this album in a past blog post. It's on Youtube, too.
 I used a Christmas collection from DCVW called Christmas Cheer Stack. It has very pretty paper.
Christmas Envelope mini album

This is a smaller pocket.
  I found the angel at a gift shop in Falmouth. I think the name was Crate and Barrel. I am not sure though. It is right my Bernie's restaurant. The gems just gave the cover a little bling. I thought that Cindy's daughter could write her own title.
The pockets are great for storing tags of anything.

 I hope to make more of these little albums as gifts or just to keep for myself.

  Well, I am working on making thank you tags for the favors for the upcoming wedding of my son, Nathaniel and Kristin. Love doing this. I needed more paper and found the match at Stamped Designs in New Hampshire. So I am cutting the squares and then attaching the sentiment. Shouldn't take too long. I will post this and wedding invitations after they are sent out in February.
  Here are a few more shot of our recent trip to Disney. Happy New Year everyone!!

Nathaniel and Kristin

A Happy Place


  1. Great pictures! The store in Falmouth is the Cork & Barrel. I love the Disney pics!

  2. That is the name. Thanks for helping my brain. I was close though...

  3. Love the new mini album that you are working on and the graphic 45 one is perfect! Thanks for sharing the Disney pictures!!