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Monday, August 4, 2008

Weekend Creations

I was kind of busy creating things this past weekend. I belong to a reunion group (an accountability group) made up of women who have been on the Walk to Emmaus, a spiritual retreat. I've been with this group of ladies for almost 12 years now. Some have gone, others have come, but there are a few of us that remain together. Although I don't get to meet with them often, because of my job, I still feel part of the group. We had lunch together in July and I always take a picture, either at Christmas or in the summer, and send it to each of them. I made cards for each of the ladies in the group and sent them the photos in the cards. I made eight of these:

Part of scrapbooking is to use, well, your scraps. And an efficient use of scraps is to make greeting cards from scraps leftover from creating a layout. Being the backwards person that I am, I created the layout after making the cards. I wanted the layout to have the flavor of the cards, including some matching elements, like the quotes and stamps. I really like the way it turned out:

In addition to those projects, I am trying to keep up with a Challenge A Day on 123-Scrap, so this weekend the challenge was to make a layout from the pictures and papers we gathered in a different day's challenge. I had just gotten some pictures from my SIL from her trip to Germany with her best friend and their sons that I wanted to scrap. They'll go in my nephew's album for him someday, but I had fun with it. Without further adieu, here's familie:

(Sorry for the scanning issue and their names were put on the layout after I scanned it) Love you, DB!


Jackie said...

Wow, awesome job Karen!

Colleen said...

Love that you make them cards and your layouts are great.

GinniG said...

I LOVE your cards and your LOs Karen! Especially the familie one!