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Saturday, May 5, 2007

HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!



Yes, this blog is for the crafty part of my life. After spending a lot time out of doors, I took the dark night time hours to work on scrapbooking. Oh wait, I guess I did stop in the huge franchise store to do a free make and take. I left with having spent only $1.30 -- I love 75% off paper! What restraint! But I did not work on a scrapbook page until after dark. I only went to the store because it was close to the neighborhood where a one-day-old geocache was. I had to go find it so I could get closer to my goal of 100 finds. I have now found 92 geocaches. You can read more about my race to 100 finds, as well as other nature-y things, at my geocaching blog.

Here are a couple pages that I finished today. The weaving on the first page was totally new to me. I didn't do very much weaving, and it really doesn't look like weaving, but it is. It was involved, and I can't imagine doing larger projects with more strips of paper. Maybe it would be easier if the paper strips weren't so thin. Or maybe I am just a whiner. I would probably do it again as I like the effect. In fact, I think the upper right hand corner looks like it could use a little accent.

The title on the other page was sort of new for me -- stamping on paper, then cutting the letters apart to look like tags. Unless I have the clear acrylic stamps, my letters are crooked. So this technique was good for me.

The supply list for both: Most of the paper came from Close To My Heart (CTMH). I like it for it's price and coordinating colors. Some of the orange and blue paper is Archiver's generic. Susan Branch stamps. Too lazy to look up the ink source. Creative Memories brown marker.
CTMH black marker and tab sticker. Photo processing by snapfish.

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