Friday, December 9, 2011


On December 1, the photos of the new Design Team (DT) for Let's Scrap appeared on the front page of that website.  To those of us who now serve on that DT, this is akin to our photos appearing on the front page of the New York Times!  Check us out.  We are a lovely group of creative scrapbook artists with literally decades of scrapbooking experience among us!! We each applied to the website to serve on their DT for different reason, I am sure, but, the common bond we all share is our desire to create and to share.

Many of us on the Let's Scrap DT have our own personal blogs (like this one), where we share insider information (sometimes) about the website and, of course, the sketches, challenges, layouts, and now...tah-dah...tutorials.  I am going to add a list of the DT members and their blog addresses shortly.

In the meantime, here is the layout I submitted as part of my application.  To see other DT application layouts, check out the Let's Scrap web site.

A great big THANK YOU to Horgan Photography of Boston for permission to use these photos!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Hi, Everyone,

With December well underway, the holiday cards have begun to arrive.  I received the most beautiful Christmas card I have every received from my friend Gisèle.  I met Gisèle on an online scrapbooking website called Bella Creations.  This card is truly a work of art, and I am so touched to be remembered in this very special way by Gisèle.  Thank you, my friend!

First, even before opening the card, I was greeted by this gorgeous handmade envelope:

Next, the front of the card.  If you look behind the image, you will see a tag poking out--that is a personal greeting to me!

And, finally, the backside:

This beautiful card will be a cherished decoration each year from now on.  Thank you, my friend, for making me feel so very special!

So glad you stopped by my blog today.  Leave a comment so I will know you were here....comments make me feel special, too!!



Friday, December 2, 2011


Well, it's December already, and a lot is happening. We are blessed that it is all good! My term on Let's Scrap as a Design Team (DT) member started just yesterday. We are a group of seasoned scrappers, some having already served on design teams; others, this is their first tour, but all of us are filled with excitement and a desire to make this the best DT ever!! Come visit, stay a while and get your scrapping mojo back in full gear by 2012. Guaranteed!

Here's my second ever tag that took about 5 minutes to make! Actually, it's a THANK YOU Christmas tag I created for Kim Bell of Endless Inkabilities, the sponsor of a random drawing I won over at Let's Scrap. Just a simple tag (with a thank you note on the back), where the most difficult and time-consuming part was untwisting the strands of baker's twine to add a bit of fullness! Sometimes, simple is good!

Enjoy your weekend, whether it includes holiday shopping, some relaxation before the parties start, or cleaning off that scrapping area to create something red or green or red *and* green!

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a makes me happy!