Thursday, July 29, 2010

Family History

A few more pages that are not in the slide show I get more done I will update the whole slide show....

This last one is a pocket page that i is a mix of papers put together..My Mom's cousin, that this book is for, is going to be 90 the end of August. He landed on Utah Beach on D-Day. This pocket is to hold info about Utah Beach and D-Day for future generations.

A Bit of family history that my mom just found out about on She came across an old census (1880 I think) that listed an Aunt that my mom knew only as "Aunt Dolly"...come to find out this Aunt was a Great-Aunt that was born on the fourth of July...her real legal name was Fourthie Independance!Yeah family history is fun! :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


My baby Petie is feeling alittle left out these days.....

This Heritage Album seems to have taken on a life of it's own...My mom and I have "lived" with these people for about 6 months now....People I hardly knew just by their names I now know who is who and who belongs to who 5 generations back....My mom has been doing the research, getting old census, marriage license, birth records, military records, death certificates etc...then 4 weeks ago I started scrapping the Heritage has grown past my scrap room...we are now living with a folding table in the middle of the dining room floor....the dining room table is mostly covered, the table in my scrap room is covered and the desk in the family area is covered....I have now gotten 33 pages done in the 4 weeks. My mom, that lives 2 miles from me, has moved in to help with chores so I can focus my "free" time on this....since the dead line to get it sent out is the 10th of August (it is for her cousin's 90th birthday). I've learned a lot about my history and a lot about the country along the way too.....we have gotten a lot of laughs also....It has been a ton of work but I've enjoyed it and so glad that we did this while my mom is still around to keep who is who straight...if I was doing this on my won I would have gotten so frustrated and given up loooooooog ago.......but now it is done and will be easy to duplicate for others in the family....I also think it is now time to get my nieces addicted to scrapping so I'm not the only scrapper in the family....Scroll down jsut past the fishing card to see the pages I have already done....

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fishing Card

In the middle of my Heritage scrapping...I took a break and made a crd for my brother's birthday...this brother's motto is "Let's fish 5 days and work 2". I had bought this cut file from "" awhile back with the intention of using it for him or other's in my family that fish". The tag on the front says: "For the Days when the Fish Don't Bite" and on the inside is a Gift Card to Outback.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WOYWW~ Heritage Album

I am working on a Heritage Album at the request of my mom (I'm the only one in the family that scraps) for her Cousin's 90th birthday that is in mid August. We just started 2 weeks ago and to assist me to get this done in time my Mom has moved in with me even though she only lives less than 2 miles away. LOL

I have 17 pages done and 8 more in various stages of being done, My Mom retired last year and has been doing family research, she is continuing to search on some family members/branches so I am not finilizing my pages until I know she has everything she wants on them. I made a Heritage Album last year for a cousin that was getting married and my mom would ask..."how hard is it to get this up" so she could add more to it.

This is the first page that we are putting in every Heritage us it says what we feel as to the importance of doing this....This is the only page I have scanned at this time...I will post more as I scan them....

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday

Inside Reads: Happy Belated Birthday...Hope your birthday month finds you with Sun on your face, Sand in your toes and a drink in each hand.....Another card made with the decoupage papers in my PaperCraft Inspiration.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Snuggle a Day.....

Another card made using the decoupage papers from Papercraft Inspiration Magazine....The Inside says:" A Snuggle A Day Keeps The Grumpies Away"

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake Card

I was getting ready to throw out a Strawberry Shortcake Coloring book when I noticed this cute picture on the back....I thought I could cut that out and make a card! :) This is the result....The background paper is from the DCWV Sweet Stack....

Decoupage Paper Card

I LOVE The PaperCraft Inspirations Magazine. It is from the UK and cost a bit more but what I get from it justifies the cost for me. There is always a "free" gift and ideas how to use them. This month's was decoupage papers. I have not tried this technique and I have been wanting is the first card that I made using them.....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. 57

I am working on a card for my Brother-in-Law's birthday. My sister asked me to make him a card to hint at his gift. On his bucket list is to sky dive so my sister is giving that for his present. She wanted it to say "come take the plunge with me"...that was her only request the rest was up to me. This is what I came up with