Laurie LaRose Creative Stampin' Up! Projects

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Living in the 70's

I just came across a great quote! I wanted to share it right away...which is good , as it was time to put together a new day's post! 

I was working on a couple pages of a little project I started over the weekend. One of my albums from the 70's really needed to be redone... the first no-no, according to all experts, ...its one of those magnetic albums, I have a few of these...but this one might have been reworked by me as a kid, since several of the photos are no longer stuck and fall all over. In addition, none of the plastic 'protecting' sheets are secured down. Thirdly, I actually thumb through this album often and share it to help illustrate some of my childhood stories. I have no idea what the thought was to how the photos in the album be arranged, as the pictures are in completely random date order as well as events all skewed... Partly in keeping with this spirit, and partly in keeping with trying to make it a quick project...I have mostly just pulled the photos out and reapplied to new pages in the same order, adding some journalling and stories roughly under the photos. I'm using photo corners, so if I ever want to scrap a single photo onto a 'real' scrapbook page, I'd be able to. Throughout the album, there were pictures of me in front of a birthday cake from every year (no supporting photos) So one difference in the new book is pulling all these together onto 2 pages...and I'm laying down some patterned paper and a title (I've used the Happy Birthday die I bought off the Clearance Rack , but really should probably have a subtitle Blowing out the Candles LOL) The book is nearly done, but these pages are slowing me done with some creating!
anyway, I digress and hence the quote I wanted to share which  I just saw in my planner and love:

I think people don't place a high enough value
on how much they are nurtured
by doing whatever it is
that totally absorbs them.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

I'll share this simple card I revamped from my Christmas workshop with a new panel, using the Hostess set: Faith in Nature and lightly colouring it with our Stampin'Pastels.

The back panel was embossed with the Stripes folder and the circle embossed with Petals a Plenty. I used the In Colours: Poppy Red and Pear Pizazz along with the Soft Suede and just a smidge of Daffodil Delight.

thanks for stopping by today!



  1. Glad you are able to craft and keep on keepin' on with your album. Love the card you made and pleased you dug into the Poppy Red! Beautiful!

  2. Hi Laurie, Greetings from Northern Minnesota. Uffda! Love your blog and following you now. Your cards are so cute. Hugs and Happy Stamping. Bev