Thursday, February 16, 2012

♫ Sweet Caroline ♪ ♪

One of the best parts about working at a scrapbook store is getting to work with brand new product as soon as it arrives in the store.  The brand spanking new My Mind's Eye arrived the other day, and boy is it ever gorgeous.  So far I've had a chance to work with two of the lines in the Miss  Caroline Collection (which I call Sweet  Caroline  because I get that old Neil Diamond song in my head whenever I see the name) 

Here's a layout I created using Howdy Doody.

You may recognize the photos as I've scrapped them before.  Here's a prime example of my impatience.  I knew what design I wanted my page to be and need three small photos  to use.  These were the first ones I found.  They matched, I love the story they tell, and I love the two women in the photos very much.  Done, that's what I used, despite having used them before.  Have you ever done the same?

My scrap room has looked like a bomb went off the past couple of days as I've been working on a mini album (a gift for my grandmother).  It was nothing special really, just some dollar store albums with pictures, and a few embellies here and there.  It had to travel to Barbados, which is pricy on it's own.  Keeping the project light helped to keep cost down.  In the end it still ended up costing $37 to ship it, but I know that's a small price to pay for the smile it is going to put on her face.  She'll be celebrating her 90th birthday at the end of the month.  I wish my mother was still alive to celebrate with her, that would have been so wonderful.  I've also got imitation dog hair everywhere, as I've been working on a costume for Eden (she's playing a dog in an upcoming school play).  As I only use my sewing machine on paper, the site is quite comical.  I think the costume will turn out okay though, at least I sure hope so.  The Alice in Wonderland costume that Théa needs, however is a whole other matter entirely.  I need professional help on that one.

It finally my turn to lift the layout above me over at The Nook Scraplift Challenge, I'll be sure to let you know when the reveal occurs, I can't wait to get started on it.  I'd like to do a private one here on my blog.  I know a few of you said you would be interested if I ever did decide to host one.  Leave me a comment letting me know if you're still up for it and I'll organize one for next month.  It is so much for.  Like the game telephone, only with scrap goodies instead.

I'm off for now, but thanks for stopping by today friends,

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Anonymous said...

That LO is stunning. Seriously.
I need to get me some of that MME.
And yes, still totally in!

Nicole Brenna said...

I love that new line... super cute layout!

Lilith Eeckels said...

Oh I love your layout and you are such a lucky girl to get to work in a scrapbook store. I would probably spend all the money I earn on goodies!

Tanya said...

Count me in :)

Shannon91 said...

So beautiful !!! a layout some sweetness with pastel's color ...