Hello. Here I am…. It’s still Monday! For those of you who are on my e-mail list, I promised you a post today about this fun match book scrapbook album that I made for some Easter photos. Well, it’s still Monday, so while I didn’t have it up first thing this morning, I still held up my end of the bargain! This is a fun project to do for National Scrapbooking Day on May 5. How’s that for coincidence… National Scrapbooking Day falls on my birthday and on Cinco De Mayo this year — too bad I’ll be working this year. I’m sure I’ll have time to go out with the girls after our concert… Maybe I’ll be able to even squeeze in some scrapbooking in the morning and make it fully complete birthday celebration! Anyway, back to the topic! This is a great project to do in one sitting. I’m thinking of maybe doing it as a class… anyone interested? It’s pretty simple with just three pieces of cardstock stitched together. Here are some more photos: Here’s a view with the top open. It has 10 pages inside to decorate and showcase photos. You simply take a sheet of cardstock

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Scrapbooking with Stamps – Part 4

Howdy. Happy Easter weekend. I hope you have plans to spend the weekend surrounded with friends and family. I’ve actually had this page that I’m going to share with you today done for a few weeks. I had been dragging my feet on posting it because the photos I took were not the best. However, tonight I just decided that enough with my dawdling (is that how you spell that or did I just make up a word?)… just post already! So here it is. Part 4 of my scrapbooking with stamps series. This one focuses on using stamps to create journaling cards or spots for your pages. I love the pre-designed cards that are designed for you to just scribble out your journaling and plop it on a page… like this or this. With this technique, you can use your stamps to create your own journaling tags, which in turns adds to the value of owning your own stamps. For this page, I used the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog to stamp the edges of my very vanilla cardstock. I used a light color so that if necessary, I could write right on top

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