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Dinner with the Family

The other morning, one of my girls called and wanted to go out to dinner, as a whole family. Seeing as I don’t get to see them very often, now that they have moved out, I agreed!

While I didn’t get many photos, they were fun, and the evening was great!

I started with the Vistual Texture pattern from the Cherish book. These books are so fun! Can you see what I did with the pattern to get to my finished page?

cherish-visual-texture   <–Click here to download a PDF of this pattern!

I used the Adventure Fundamentals paper pack. The raspberry and willow are so pretty together, don’t you think? I have the tabbed journaling cards there to add some journaling to (which I WILL do, after I get the photos printed and added to the page)

Like the other day, I used my explore to cut the title. This time I used the Umbrella Regular font on CTMH’s Black Cardstock. I even have a little hint to share with you about it.

All of CTMH’s cardstocks have a white core. This is done so that the color on the cardstock is consistant. This also means that when you cut it, you can see the white on the inside. Sometimes, that is not really what you want, and you ink the edges to remove some of the white (or hide it a bit). However, with this title, I didn’t want to have to edge all the little bits here and there. So, let me show you my fun and easy trick!

This is the title cut, (mirrored) while still on my cricut mat. You can see that the word “the” is repeated, this was my “test” sample to show you. As you can see, the white shows already, before I take it off the mat.

So, after I take them off the mat, and put them onto the remainder of the black cardstock (yeah, it doesn’t look like it, because of the light), you can see the differences. (the arrows help some). On the left, is a fairly straight above photo. You can see on the lower word, there are many more white spots vs. the upper one.

On the right photo, the angle is slightly moved to a lower position, and you can see even more of the white showing.

Here is a comparison of the words on the same background paper, with better lighting. While very similar, you can still see more white on the one on the right. So, my little trick to share with you is to mirror your white cored paper to minimize the amount of white that shows!

I will be having the photos printed soon, and will show an updated photo on another post, so keep watch for it!

Now, I’ve shown you the wreath that is a special for January, but have you seen the Stamp of the Month? It is a GREAT stamp to add to your collection if you love making valentines, or plan on doing pages for valentines (Kids? Grandkids? that special someone?). It’s just $5 with a $50 purchase, or you can get it by itself for just $17.95.

I hope your week is flying by! I know it has been for me! Saturday I have a crop coming up for the local ladies. Are you nearby? I have a few spots open still! Just let me know if you are interested!

Until tomorrow!


New Year, New Album!

Happy New Year! I hope you all celebrated safely last night! I stayed in and watched movies while hubby was out Uber driving. He called me between rides to share stories about the passengers that he had. And it was good that they all took Uber, as they definitely should NOT have been driving.

Sundays will be focused on a mini scrapbook series. I will show you different layouts that I have done for my black and white striped mini album, that cover what has happened during the week. It won’t have every photo that I take, but will have a few, for sure! Each week will have some journaling, at least to outline the things that happened during the week. There will be just plain ol’ average weeks, where we may not have anything exciting happen, but that is part of life too, right? Just the everyday stuff between the “special events”. But, those days are important too. They seem to go fast, because as we age, we don’t have the “firsts” like we did when we were young. (this was a discussion that hubby and I and a few peeps were talking about just a few days ago) So, we need to celebrate the every day, too!

Now, it’s the first, so there aren’t a whole lot of things that happened this week (of 2017), so today I am just showing a few pics of how I decided to do the title page. It was a combination of ideas that I have seen on Pinterest.

Here are the pieces before I put them in the page protector (to help avoid glare). I used one of the woodgrain papers from the Rustic Home Fundamentals paired with Black cardstock, and some retired gold glitter paper. (yes, we still have gold, but this was one of the other colors in the old 3 color packs)

I used my cricut explore to cut the numbers and words. I love being able to use the fonts that I have on my laptop! (especially since I seem to hoard them!)

This is what it looks like when it’s in the page protector. The page is 6×8, and has four slots that are 3×4. I think that it turned out great!

And here you can see it is in my mini album! I will have the next section for you next Sunday!

So, the new year brings many new things, like the Seasonal Expressions book, which goes live today! LOTS of fun new things in there! I’m going to share the papers below, but you can go to the site and check out all the new stuff in the shop!

Sugar Rush Paper Pack

Hello Lovely Paper Pack

Dreamin’ Big Paper Pack

Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack

Do you do a weekly scrapbook? Is it a mini? Full sized? Other? Let me know what you are doing this year for your scrapbooking!

Join me tomorrow for a fun card!

Until then!

~ Michelle