Monday, April 16, 2012
Scrapbook Monday-Nifty to be 50
I want to start off with a personal note of thanks to all who left get well comments for my DH. He is doing a bit better and is getting around a lot better now. Due to the nature of his job, he will be on a leave of absence until the first of May when he is released by his doctor. Now I'll be needing prayers for his sanity (and mine!) as he wanders around the house looking for something he can do! Maybe I can teach him to scrapbook!! We are very blessed that his surgery went well and even more so that they did not find anything to be alarmed about.
Saturday, my sister and I went to a Relay for Life fundraising crop. We started at about 8:30 and finally called it quits at 2:00! It was WONDERFUL!!! I had a great time checking out others creativity, eating lots of awesome food, winning prizes, and of course getting some crafting done! They really spoiled all of us and I was so proud to finish 6 pages in my sister's 50th birthday album. I also got all of the prep work done for my club projects. So now I have the rest of the week to play around with other fun crafty projects. My sister made the cutest purse card and silly me....I forgot to take a picture of it. Had my camera and everything and didn't take the first picture... I will try to snag one and post it on my blog. We had the best time just crafting and oohing and ahhing over the different pages and cards.
But enough of my weekend... On to the scrapbook page! I am the youngest in our family and while I always took a lot of good natured teasing about being the 'baby' and 'spoiled'. I am now able to enjoy giving the 'over the hill' comments that I can share with my wonderful older sisters!! The coffin was not my idea (wish it was!hee!hee!) but since our color theme was black and white, we thought it looked perfect in the corner! My sister was a true sport and even stepped in to pose for pictures! I had to pull in some spider web dp from my stash to add to the 'fun' of this page!
I used the stamp set Party This Way for the awesome balloons and the arrow. A little fussy cutting, a few dimensionals, and I had the perfect embellishments for the theme. The title was cut with the cricut and the journaling lines are from a very retired stamp called Just Journaling. It may have been my very first SU stamp!! I left the journaling area blank so my sister could record her own thoughts.
**The Stampin' UP retiring stamp set list is now available! Be sure to get your favorites before they are gone!!
Have a wonderful Monday, and may the rest of your week be crafty!
Page Recipe: Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, dp from stash, Party This Way and Just Journaling stamp sets, black stazon ink