Well it is Feb. 1 and that marks the beginning of my Blessing A Day challenge. I made this card for my parents. They are both dealing with health issues right now & since I can’t reach my arms from Arkansas to Indiana, I sent them a hug in the form of a card. 🙂 Hope it brightens their day. Tomorrow I may send a card with a summer theme to my friends in Columbia, MO who are dealing with blizzard conditions! Wish I was there with you….really I do. We have rain here, but no snow 🙁
You can still join me in the quest to be a blessing to someone, somewhere everyday in Feb. I personally am commited to creating an item each day, but you can be a blessing to others with an intentionally spoken kind word, a smile shared with a stranger, or by cooking a meal for your family. The point is to focus on someone other than yourself and let them know you care. I hope you’ll join me.
We are sitting in our hotel room in Kansas City, just taking it easy this morning. We loved seeing the piles of snow as we drove in last night 🙂 I am working on my blog, trying to add a gadget that will allow others to subscribe via email. Wish I was more tech savvy, maybe this wouldn’t be so frustrating. If you have suggestions let me know…
We have sorted them all by year and are in the process of trimming, scanning, printing. Then we’ll have the daunting task of mounting them all on paper and putting them in an album. Did I mention that my friend is a newbie at this craft? He called me from Hobby Lobby with questions about paper, album choices, adhesives—you can imagine. And that is not a misprint, my friend is a HE! Although I don’t think he’ll be coming to my next card class, I hope that he enjoys reliving the memories as he sorts, and the finished product when its finally done.
Including newspaper clippings in scrapbooks can be kind of tricky because of the acid in the paper. You can purchase a neutralizing spray to treat the clipping with so that your pictures and other paper are protected. It will also help to prevent the clipping from yellowing as quickly. The other option is to scan the articles and print them on archival safe paper.
My friend is scanning most of his articles. The ones that take up a full newsprint page are going to be treated with a neutralizing spray and included in a pocket page. But we are also going to take pictures of the page & focus on the area that talks about his son. Maybe he’ll let me share some of the finished pages with you once the project is done. We’ll see at that point if he allows me to print his name or wants to remain anonymous. 🙂
After I took my pic, I decided to share it with you on a page I made using My Digital Studio. It is such an easy scrapbooking tool! Pages come together much quicker for me digitally than otherwise. I know some of you really want that Scrapbook to hold in your hand…and I like that too for some projects. But I find creating digital scrapbooks allows my pictures to find a home faster. I can always print or have them printed and if I want I can embellish them further after I print.
I hope you get a chance to enjoy the gift of snow that God has given us today. And if not, just be sure to thank Him for the other multitude of blessings you have recieved!
Just wanted to remind everyone that Sale-A-Bration starts on January 25 and goes till March 31. This is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale event of the year. For every $50 you spend you earn a free Sale-A-Bration product of your choice. Host a workshop of at least $300 and earn a free Sale-A-Bration product, in addition to the generous hostess benefits you already recieve. And the free options just get better every year. This year, in addition to stamp sets, your options include a paper pack, a ribbon & button pack, a digital content CD, and even decor elements! I love free stuff!
With February just around the corner, I have been working on some Valentines items. Here’s a peek at something you may see again at my next workshop.
This project uses the Greeting Card Kids stamp set. And if you think she is sweet, wait till you see what’s inside!
Let me know if you are interested in hosting a workshop during Sale-A-Bration or you would like more information.