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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday Scrappin' 4/27

Ta-Da's: This week I finally got my toes wet with digital scrapbooking. I downloaded a free program and a bunch of their embellishments and backgrounds, and played around a bit, getting a feel for the program. I created something that will be a birthday gift for someone.... is that vague enough for you? LOL. I'm sorry I can't give any details, but she reads this blog and I don't want to spoil her surprise.

I also printed the recipe and cut out the pieces for the next 6x6" recipe swap I have due... they're all in a bag, ready to be put together & then swapped out.
  • Finish assembling the gift basket for the above mentioned gift. :)
  • Finish cutting out pieces of the cards my nursing home residents are going to assemble and sign to thank our volunteers this week during National Volunteer Week.
  • Go pick up photo prints at WalMart.
  • Finish assembling the pieces for a 6x6" recipe swap.
  • Continue working on my border/embellishment swap that's due in May. I have the paper and ideas, now I just need to get to work creating!

This week's bonus question: Do you buy patterned paper just because you like it, or because you have something specific in mind? I do a little of both. Sometimes a paper just kind of speaks to me, and I buy it on impulse. Other times, I'm specifically looking for a particular color or pattern for a project I have in mind.

I chose this question this week because yesterday I was in a craft store (buying parts of the gift) and I found myself in the paper aisle, trying to talk myself out of buying paper just because I liked it. I have a good sized stash of paper from past times when I've done that, and I'm trying very hard not to buy anything extra until at least half of my stash is used up.

If you do any sort of paper crafts, I hope you'll join us over at Sunday Scrappin'!


  1. I am so addicted to paper too. I have a huge stash and really don't need any more. Have a great week! Good luck with your goals.


  2. Im trying to use up all my older papers so for each "new" paper I use, I then have to scrap using "older" papers. Seems to be working. Lol

    Have a great week Amy.

  3. I'm soooo curious about your digital pages. What a fun surprise for someone! I hope you'll post some photos after you give it...

    Good luck with your embellishments. I'm intrigued.

  4. clear as mud :o) Can't wait to see what you share next weekend... especially since it's NSD that Saturday :o)

  5. I'd love to know which free digital scrapping program you downloaded, I'm looking for one to download too - please tell!


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