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Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's All About Family

I don't consider myself an 'Off the Page' person - some of my friends tend to think I'm 'off the planet' but we WON'T go there!! Personally, I just love what's 'on the page' too much to venture too far from it!! But when I saw this weeks Die Cut Dreams Challenge was anything BUT a card - I thought I would bring out this lovely little Boxed Christmas Album which I started about 1 year ago (head hung with shame!!) with my neighbour Nat....I had basically finished it but just needed to 'tweak' it!! So now it is finished and ready for this challenge

....as if the Box and Album weren't challenge enough - taking the photo was even moreso!!! LOL!! I wanted to fit it all in one photo - not as easy as it looked....so after 24 photos...I thought I would put the Box on something behind the album - sounds simple - not when I am doing it....nothing was the right height...so I finally added my mobile/cell phone to the already stacked box of ribbons and a stamp...just the right height....until I got a text message and the phone was on vibrate....down it all came....restack it you say...well I did and then for some unknown reason the last page of the album would not stay where is should have, no matter what I tried...so....I had to resort to BLUE TAC...which turned out to be green! If you look carefully you can see it...no point trying to hide these things!!

BUT...the photo turned out okay...which I am happy about as I had to dust the top of my desk to take it....wouldn't have wanted to have done that for nothing! LOL! This set was made up from an instruction set that was given to us from our previous SU Demo...I am not sure but it may be from SCS - if you recognise it and know the link, please let me know and I will add it - I want to give credit where it is due!! I have chosen some lovely photos of the kids at Christmas, when they were younger and all I have to do is stick them in it - maybe it this 'creation' will see the 'light of day' this Christmas!!

I do have to add...I am happy with the result and actually made an album for my Mother and MIL for last Mother's day, in pinks and greens, called "Mothers are all about Family' and changed the quotes to ones my beautiful Nana had said to me before she died....so it made it very personal! So there you have it...my 'off the page' for the Die Cuts Dreams...I was very excited to win last week's DCD Draw - you probably heard me from your house!!! Thank you Susie and Vikki - I am looking forward to it arriving!!

Thank you for calling in....it is always a pleasure to find your comments and know you have been...you always bring a smile to my face!! I hope you are enjoying your day - it is cold and wet here...and you know what that means.....card making....we are all 'chilling out' as the kids are on holidays and winding down - my kind of day! God bless you!
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  1. Linda this is sooooooooooo lovely I love the the colour so soft and lush.
    Thank you for joining in this weeks challenge over at DCD
    Oh by the way your prize for last week went in the post on Monday I dont know how long it will take to get to you .....not to long I hope
    Love Susie xx

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  2. Linda this is absolutely GORGEOUS girl!!!! Love it a lot!!!

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  3. The concertina box was designed by Belinda Sterns for a Heart 2 Art workshop. It is lovely isn't it :-)

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