Wednesday, December 28, 2005

For Lauren

Today I completed my first scrap book page! Donna is making a scrap book of 100 Good Wishes for her daughter.She invited family, friends and fellow bloggers to create a page for Lauren. She mailed to me, the coordinating papers in the picture to the right and I had to figure out what to do with them! So many patterns, so many choices, I was completely overwhelmed trying to figure out what to do and how. For some reason I felt the need to use each color and pattern but after much consideration, I narrowed my selection to two patterns and two solids. Next I went to the craft store as I wanted to add something pretty to the page. OMG, let me tell you, I was standing in the scrap book isle for over an hour, looking like a deer in the headlights, trying to narrow down my selection and make a decision. Wow, so many beautiful choices. I finally found the basket of flowers and the butterflies and I thought they picked up on the flowers and colors in the paper. It was a fun project and now I have the confidence to start on Baby S's book!

15 comments:

  1. Awesome, you did a great job. I know that oh wow I'm in over my head feeling at the craft store.

    Want to take over my severely lacking scrapbook stash? I'm only about 1 year behind. Blah...

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  2. Lisa, what a beautiful page and a lovely poem! I also love your choice of font (sort of a Chinese style) and the flowers and butterflies.

    Thank you so much for putting so much thought into the page...it was so sweet of you to create this wish for Lauren. I hope this does inspire you to start up a scrapbook for Baby Shanahan.

    Donna :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, Lisa is converting, Lisa is converting. Wooohoo. Welcome to the dark side.

    Great page there girlie!

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  4. ohhhhhhh I love scrapbooking. I think I need to connect with Donna! Lisa, I think you did an awesome job!! Are you sure you have never scrapped before????

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  5. Whoa!!! That looks really hard. I'm tired just looking at it. I think I need to go have a little mimosa to perk myself up. Hehe!

    (Seriously, though, you did an amazing job! I'm totally impressed!)`

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  6. you did a great job! your a multi-talented woman, Lisa.

    Cindy

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  7. Nice job Lis! I get sooooo overwhelmed at craft aisles, I can see where people get addicted. You'll find me in the sewing dept looking at boring bobbins.

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  8. carosgram7:11 PM

    I am in awe! You have the knack.

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  9. welcome to the scrapbooking side! wasn't it fun???

    what a great idea to make a 100 wishes book!

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  10. Your page is so pretty! I need to get motivated and work on the life book i was going to do for Emily. Maybe you have inspired me!

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  11. Good job. All those pieces of paper cut with straight lines. How did you do it?

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  12. YOU went to the craft store!!-And you came out alive! Holy smokes...I went there and was almost taken out by crazed women with shopping carts-then to see all of the stuff...I almost had a nervous breakdown. However-i have turned to the dark side-as julie says.
    So welcome Lisa-it's all downhill from here. Your page is beautiful! I love the flowers.

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  13. Thanks everyone for the compliments, it was a fun project. I don't think though, that it should take days of stress to make one page, so I am going to have to work on that. I am looking forward to making more pages. I just signed up to make one for Sean and Gen, so we shall see how that one comes out.

    I don't have any scrap book tools, but I do have a rotary cutter, straight edge and a mat, so that is how I got everything straight and square. That too is the reason why there is nothing but straight lines.

    I'm hooked, anyone else need a page?

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  14. The page looks beautiful, Lisa! Any page with the name "Lauren" is just fantastic in my eyes(my 9 year old's name!). You did a great job. Wish I had some talent in the scrapbook making department!

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  15. This entry received so much feedback and I know why! Like most of these gals, I have a secret stash of unfinished scrapbooks and tons of do-dads to go with it. Some day I may finish - or not. Your page is lovely and you got to go to the craft store *love the craft store* aren't you a lucky girl!

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