Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fun With Fabric!

So I am having a blast in Tania Willis' Scrapbooking with Fabric class at Get It Scrapped! I never knew you could do so much fun stuff with fabric and I never knew that all those clothes piling up in my garage, would ever be so useful! Here's my latest creation for Tania's lesson on Using Fabric as Memorabilia.

If you're like me then you probably have a stash of baby clothes for each of your children (but you probably don;t have a stash that includes every piece of clothing your children have ever worn...I just couldn't bring myself to throw them away, :embarrassed:). So why not put some of the less sentimental pieces (like the romper that was all stained with carrots) to good use! In this lo I have cut out the patch that adorned one of Caleb's favorite rompers and used it emphasize my son (and his daddy's) love of basketball.

I also used another of Tania's fun techniques (her lessons are filled with brilliant ideas and step-by-step instructions) by creating a washed design on fabric . Using a plain old piece of white duck cloth, some crayola markers and some spray mist, I made this playful backdrop for my lo!

Who knew scrapbooking with fabric could be so much fun!!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

To SEE...

"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour."


Sunday, September 20, 2009

SHOW & Tell

Did you ever wonder what scrapbooking looked like 70 years ago or if it even occurred to people to "scrapbook" that long ago? Many of us already know the answer to that question if we were lucky enough to have a family member who has passed down recipe books, record books, photo albums, personal histories, etc. from their ancestors before them. We might also know that they didn;t have all the bells and whistles that we have today that make scrapbooking such a joy to us all. And if your like might even know that they definitely DID NOT have ACID FREE paper 70 years ago. Arggggghhhh.
This is my grandmothers 4-H Record Book, she made when she was 17 years old, making this artifact just over 70 years old (my grandmother taught me better than to reveal her you'll have to do the math!). I thought I'd take a moment and "share" this ongoing project of mine with you and "tell" you a little bit about why its so special to me.

First off, it must be said, that she was not your ordinary, run-of -the-mill, 4-Her, OH NO, she was a hard core, blue-ribbon, world fair winner type of 4-Her! So you could of course, expect no less of her record book. When I was young I used to love to flip through the kraft pages of this album and look at all of her drawings, and photographs of her projects and marvel at her amazing stories, as well as the handwriting that told them! The fact that my grandmother even allowed me to touch this book, let alone rifle its pages, was a huge honor, I now realize. However, these days I would not even dare to turn its pages for fear of them crumbling into nothing... apparently acid free paper was so overrated in the 30's (or non-existent)! So carefully and slowly, I am attempting to piece together her memories in an album that will live on for many generations to come!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nifty Trick

In preparation for Lynn Weber's class Fun Photo Effects, at Get It Scrapped, I'm finishing up her self-paced intermediate photo editing class this week...and boy am I learning some cool stuff...this is my favorite so far:

My SIL Sariah was serving her mission when my husband and I were married nearly 4 years ago...we joked about having a cardboard cutout there of her for photos...but this turned out to be much easier and cheaper! My husband's other sister and her family were from out of sate and they weren;t able to make it either...unfortunately I don;t think my skills are quite up to adding entire families yet...but I'll keep working at it!

Have you always wanted to learn to insert people into you photos...well pop on over to and check out Lynn's classes!
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