Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I am a gift giver, I just can't help it!

Above I used my old stash of papers from way back in the day of Michaels and AC MOORE, you know long before the Dream was a thought. The BG chipboard circle is covered in BG PP. The ribbon is doodlebug designs. The flowers are Prima Mini Me. Title is made with the Cricut font ALL MIXED UP. The brad is I believe Karen Foster halloween pumpkin.

Below is K&Co papers. Glitter is was already on the green paper and the purple web paper. The skull paper did not have glitter so I added some to the eyes with Stickles and to the bones as well with stickles. I AM A STICKLES JUNKIE! Again Bats are Karen Foster Brads. The letters are from my old stash of Making Memories letter stickers. I used my CM Circle cutter for the circle pics.

The Pirate Page is all Karen Foster Rub ons, I had a blast using them. And Bazzill paper. These pages are 9X9.

I have a really bad habbit of always buying things for people when I see something that I think suits them just because or making people a little something instead of buying things. For each memeber of my family and extended family, (my nana was one of 14 kids) I make a special little something for birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers. Although I really enjoy making my gifts because they come from the heart and I too would rather have something made for me instead of store bought, I tend to get frustrated because everytime I turn around it's an event of some sort. I feel like I am using all my scrappy scrapbook time making presents for people and not scrapping a lot of my own daughter and husband and I. lol.

Well, just wanted to share that tid bit of information with you ladies. After all this is not only a hobby for us ladies, it is an obsession, a passion and of course THERAPY!

Above are a few pages from the books I have been working on for my cousin and her daughter. The Pirate page is my all time fav from the two books I am doing for them and all I used were Karen Foster Rub Ons and Bazzill paper. Thanks for taking a peak.

PS - Everyones picture in Black and White looks FANTASTIC!

Talk to you all soon!



Nichole said...

Love the pages! Great use of things that are "out dated" or not current. I have things from years ago that I'm trying to work through.

And I'm sure that every once in a while your relatives wouldn't mind a store bought card or soemthing instead of a handmade gift. Sometimes you need a little break from worrying about those things.

I think it's time for a "me book" challenge here at Made With Love! What does everyone think?

What's so funny? said...

I meant to add that I love the Pirate page. My daugther LOVES pirates and I've been collecting stuff for a Pirate altered book for some time now. I want to make a story book with her as the star to encourage her to read and have a keep-sake (providing she doesn't destory it!)