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Monday, May 27, 2013

Grad Album 2013

A friend of mine has a daughter that is graduating from high school. I helped her put together the picture collage that was sent out to her family and friends with her announcement. She even presented me with one along with an after-graduation-party invite. I was so touched, I made her a little gift...
I used Kathy's All Occasions mini album idea but cut it down by a couple pages since I knew I didn't have enough time to make the whole thing. (When all was said and done I made 6 full and 3 mini pages instead of the 8 full and 3 mini pages in the original album tutorial.)
I also added some fun personalized charms to hang on the cover. And there are lots of pockets and pull-out tags/mats to add pictures and journaling to. Feel free to scroll through the pictures below.

I LOVE how it turned out... very bright and colorful. with plenty of spaces to add her memories. Her mom has already emailed me to tell me how much she loves it too. {which makes me smile!}

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

May Flowers

Long time no blog,eh?  Yeah. Life got busy after spring break. We had a Shark report to write and create a display for (I say we because, well, as much as the homework is my son's I usually need to lend a hand in one way or another), we planted flowers and vegetables (Cub Scouts fun!), and we made a quick trip to southern California to visit family (and Disneyland, of course!).  It's no wonder the months of April and May are a blur in my mind.

I made a fun rose magnet for my church friends this month. It seemed to go so well with Elaine Dalton's talk on women. Women/Mothers are amazing, right?
 Anyway, I thought it worked perfectly since we celebrate Mother's Day in May. Single women, wives, mothers, single moms, aunties, sisters, .... we have a lot of responsibilities. Our "influence is paramount." {No pressure!}
I love to have fresh flowers in my home but don't always have the money to purchase them. What better way to have the look  (without the wilt).   I cut the petals from a light pink card stock and the leaves from green. I inked the edges to give more definition and depth of color. Glued them all together and mounted it to a strong magnet. To attach a copy of the quote, I used a paperclip. the magnet stuck to the paperclip and when she's done with the quote, she can still use the magnet on her fridge or magnet board.

School is almost out. . . not sure how often I'll be on my blog for the next couple months with swim lessons and family visits. If I don't see you, hope you have a fantastic summer!

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