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I made these for my mother for her birthday. I am quite pleased with how they came out, it doesn’t show well on the photos but they glimmer a lot IRL.

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I used some new stamps from Prima that I got recently, they are heat embossed for added texture. I’ve also used Prima flowers, some scraps of paper that I’ve inked with Distress inks, a seashell found on the beach where the photo was taken and lots and lots of Stickles.

Thnks for looking!

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Who’d have thought that I’d feel compelled to start blogging, not on one but TWO separate blogs? Not me. But, here I am, starting my second blog in just a few short months. I haven’t given up on my first blog – far from it – but what I want to do with this blog is so very different that I didn’t feel that I could mix it with the expat and/or mommy experiences that I write about on the other blog.

I love scrapbooking. It’s an obsession, really. I have always loved photography, heck, I even learned how to develop films back in the old days when digital photography was still unheard of. I have many, many albums of photos, neatly organized by year, or sometimes by event. Then came the day, Christmas Eve 2003, when I received my first digital camera. I was so happy, I snapped away like a crazy person. A few yers later, after the birth of my first child, I realized that I had thousands of photos on the computer, on CDs and backup disks, but not a single new photo in an album. How sad.

On a parenting message board I learned about scrapbooking. Heureka! I googled it, read some magazines, learned more, found Two Peas in a Bucket, and before I knew it, I was ordering my first shipment of supplies. The first layouts, well, they weren’t very good. In fact, looking back, they are quite horrid. Unbalanced, badly executed and lacking in style. That’s Ok. I think I’ve gotten better since then and we all have to start somewhere, right?

About a year ago I made my first card, a birthday card to my husband. It was instant love! Whereas I can (and usually do) spend many, many days working on a scrapbook LO, a card is normal done in a day. Instant gratification! Better than chocolate, I tell you! Plus I don’t have to spend time agonizing over the card selection in the stores, trying to find a card that isn’t too cheesy, too lame or just plain wrong. I am happy to say that I haven’t bought a single card since! Just like scrapbooking, making cards is something I’m getting better at all the time. No every card is a source of pride and joy, but I do learn something each time, be it about colour combinations, stamping, or the design itself. My favourite site for cardmaking and stamping is Splitcoast Stampers and I try to play along with the weekly sketch challenge.

So, I want to use this blog to show what I create, both scrapbook LOs and cards. Feedback is always welcome and friendly pointers are gladly accepted.

Thank you for stopping by!

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