Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Catch up and get back on track


What a busy time of year. Projects, Christmas shopping, flus, neighbourhood gatherings, work, yikes!

To catch you up, here are a few projects that I've been working on.

Some Christmas cards.... love the new Hero Arts stamps.

A little Christmas present paper bag album I made quick.....

If you've never made one before, you must try it. So fast and easy and inexpensive to make, they're great gifts, or cute little albums to showcase some of your favourite photos. The best part is the open ends of the bags make great storage spotss. Slide tags with journaling, more photos, or keepsakes in here to make it complete.

and.... I won a prize from Leica Forrest, an amazing scrapbooker from Saskatchewan. Check out all the loot she sent me! Wow, eh?! I'm going to have way too much fun with all these goodies! Visit her blog at your chance to win prizes, check out her cool layouts and see pics of her two cutie sons.

That's it for now, I'll check back in soon with more updates and pictures.


M said...

Love this one. Will definitely use this idea for Christmas! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi: I LOVE this little book. I can't wait to get to the store to buy my little brown bags. How many bags did you use? Thx G.

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

I usually just use four brown paper lunch bags folded in half. That way, it still lays nicely. It really is a great gift or quick album to display memories. The bags allow you to easily slide journaling, extra photos, or memorabilia right into the album without wondering how to fit it onto the page.

I also alternate the orientation of each bag, so when you fold it in half, the open side appears every other page.

For a variation on this, you don't have to fold the paper bags, you could just fasten them at one end and make a 5 x 11 book which could easily feature 4 x 6 photos without much cropping.