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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Junking Fun!

Love her!
  My sisters and I went junkin' with our husbands last weekend up around Bangor. We had alot of fun. My best find was this planter head. They are usually made out of cement and go for around 150.00. This one is made of fiberglass, I believe.
  I got it half price for 18.00. Color me happy! I have it in my living room right now, but I plan on putting it outside and planting real flowers/ plants in it. I love it when I can get something I want at the price I want. Who doesn't?
  I also had great fun with my friend, Sue. She came over and we worked on a wedding album she wants to give as a gift. I learned a few new tricks myself. Sue makes jewelry , so she had good ideas for her album.
  One idea which I think I am going to use is instead of using wire or a swivel clasp to add my chunky charms to the spine, I am going to use ribbon. Sue came up with this  idea and it looked fabulous!

Love this idea!

The cover....
   We also did some embossing on the spine using my Stampin Up set called Baroque Motifs with the flourish stamp. We embossed it in silver. Love how it came out. Really gives the album an elegant look.    
   The cover was Sue's design. She did a great job. I love the pink and black combination. We used some purple Stickles I had to add a little pizzazz to the front.    
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   The inside of the album was equally elegant. Sue had brought with her a collection of wedding paper
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that was perfect for her work.
The roses and tags with lovey sayings made the inside look amazing.
  I had never slanted the belly bands quite so much ,but it really holds in the tags much better than
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      straight across or up and down. I think I will try this idea, too.
   I went to a Stampin Up party at my sister, Rochelle's house and purchased the new tag punch they had in the catalog. I think this will give a nice look to the tags I use in the future.
   I am working on two projects right now. Well, three if you count finishing up the rehearsal dinner invites. They are almost done.
  The other two are an 8 x 8 album using Graphic 45 By the Sea and some Vendor thank you notes for my son's up coming wedding. I will put pics up of those projects when I am done. I would like to do a video of the 8 x 8 album, but I have to remember how to do it. And I need to buy a tripod which would make my life so much easier. My sister says that Walmart sells them real reasonable. So off I go shopping....wish me luck!            


  1. I love the Mini album you guys made! Using the ribbon with the charms is clever! Love it! The paper that you used is soooo beautiful! What a great album!!

    The head planter is fabooo!!!

  2. Your planter head is beautiful!! Glad we were able to find one for you at a good price! Love the mini album that you both made! It came out super!!!

  3. You sure know how to get something creative done with your friends. Beautiful album!!