12 Days of Gifts: Project Life Album

Howdy! Welcome back for another edition of 12 Days of Christmas Gifts! Have you ever taken on a scrapbooking endeavor where you decided to create an album for someone to use — say, for a baby shower gift or a wedding gift? It’s quite the undertaking, yes? Well today’s homemade gift idea is the perfect way to give people the gift of memories, but without the 6 months of prep work that it can take with a traditional scrapbook album. If you have a new Mom (or soon-to-be), a new bride, or even just someone who love to take photos to remember all of the little things in life, creating a 6×8 Project Life album for them is a great gift. The idea is this… you decorate and set up the cover of the album and then “prep” the inside, too, so that all your “gift-ee” needs to do is slip in some photos and his or her memories are preserved. Easy Peasy. Let’s take a look inside a sample one… the one I’m showing you today is actually my December Daily album for this month, but you can use the same concept for any theme – whether it’s documenting

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Convention Swap #1

Hi there… Happy Sunday! Can you believe I’m back two days in a row?? Here is the first of my convention swaps. This one was my favorite. It was inspired by the card on page 39 of the 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog. I made about 108 swaps this year for convention — a little less than last year’s 180, but I think it was a good amount. The first year I went to convention I think I made about 30 or so and they go SOO quickly when you are swapping with thousands of women and I was sad because it seemed like I was done with my swaps in like five minutes! Silly… I know. Anyway, for those of you that are demonstrators (or customers who would like to re-create this card), below is a list of the supplies I used: Ink: Versamark, 102283, $7.50 Cardstock:Pool Party, 122924, $6.95Basic Gray, 121044, $6.95Whisper White, 100730, $8.50 Stamp Set:Mr. & Mrs., 126663, $8.95 Accessories:Glue Dots, 103683, $4.95Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Pack, 117155, $21.95Silver Embossing Powder, 109131, $4.75Brights Brads, 119740, $6.95Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 118309, $16.95 (three punches)Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, 119277, $7.95Big Shot, 113439, $99.95

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