Sunday, November 04, 2007

Cards and Scrapbooking

Pictures of Meredith's cards - one is a collage of different designs, and the grouping on the table is from our class. You can click on the pictures to see a larger size. My collage pictures have the flash glare, sorry. I think she did a terrific job, with the colors and decorative elements.
Bonnie, was impressed with 85 pages, well, don't be really impressed. I started scrapbooking with Creative Memories and I don't do lots of embellishment on each page, some paper, pictures (lots on a double layout), title and journaling. I just like my pictures on a book with the story about the pictures. I want the story to be saved for my kids and their kids. Also, for me, I love to look back on my pictures and the journaling, it starts a flood of memories and I just smile.
So, I am a speed scrapbooker, paper, adhesive, pictures and markers, then go to town! I do have to say for these 85 pages, I bought 3 small packages of 12 x 12 solid paper (less than $7) and then used what I had at home. I was really being creative the last few pages to find paper combinations but I did it. This would have to be the most economical set of pages I have ever done!


  1. Congrats on getting so much done!!! Next weekend is my scrapbook weekend!!

  2. thanks for posting the photo! i always enjoy seeing what creative kids are doing.

  3. Anonymous5:42 PM

    Beautiful set of cards. You have a real artist there!

  4. Anonymous6:53 PM

    Those cards are beautiful! What a great idea to give them as gifts.Anyone would love to receive them. Meredith is very creative.
    Donna W
    Edmonton, Alberta

  5. Your daughter's cards are beautiful.

    And I stand by my original thought - even speedily created, 85 pages is an impressive accomplishments. Nice work! I have had ten years (I'm not exaggerating) worth of pictures spread over my dining room table since the beginning of summer. My college daughter was supposed to help me organize them as a summer project. Summer is long gone and they are still not organized! I am down to the last stack, however. I have to finish before Thanksgiving since I'm hosting and we'll need the table for the bird!

  6. Lori, that's how I work too. I find myself getting overwhelmed if I take too much time designing a theme for a page or doing any kind of fancy papercrafting. I choose a color, slap some paper and photos down and move on.

    The cards are fantastic!

  7. Well, no matter how you got the 85 pages done, I am truly impressed! That is a fantastic accomplishment. My stuff is still sitting in the closet. I have too many holiday sewing projects that are taking up my imagination to contemplate working on the scrapbooking! Ugh...just not enough hours in the day.

    The cards look great, too, and I agree that its a good gift!