Thursday, May 13, 2010


Where has the time gone, was just comment a few days ago that it was already May, now it is the middle of May and things around my home have been a little on the crazy side. Can't believe that I have been a member of the Gingersnap Creations Group for a year, seems like only yesterday that I started to blog. This is such a wonderful group of creative ladies and they give me inspiration each and every day. The Design Team is so supportive and they share such great and new techniques. Haven't had the chance to really be creative because of everything that has been going on. Some have been good, and others not so good.

Grandson's birthday, spent time with my school buddy Sandy. Car in shop for two days, and spent Mother's Day in hospital, the doctor thought I had a blood clot. Don't know why my leg was black and blue and swollen, but no blood clot, thank goodness. Had to keep my leg up and so couldn't really spend much time doing anything creative.

Wanted to do something for the "kraft" challenge at Gingersnap Creations, and had made this mini photo and souvenir album. It is made from lunch bags, can't get anymore "kraft" than that. Used 4 lunch bags, folded in half, every other bag can be opened so that you can put ticket stubs, or brochures in the bag and they are right there.

The cover is bright and cheerful, sunflowers are one my favorite flowers and couldn't resist using them. The title was printed on designer paper. Base of the cover is bright yellow with some yellow polka dot paper to accent. Cheated on this one, the sunflowers are stickers. Had some buttons and added them to the center of the flowers. Each page is decorated differently so that you can add pictures and a little journaling as you go. Made one for my sister Kay, and our friend Barbara when we went on our vacation in the summer of 2007. Used binder rings to hold the bags together and then added lots of ribbon to the rings to give it a really fun look.

Another one of my favorite blogs is The Pink Elephant. This weeks challenge #TPE66 is from Ella's Kitchen which is a recipe to use yellow, design paper and buttons, thought this vacation album fit right in. They have also started a scrapbook challenge on Thursdays. You can meet the design team this week. Know that I will be participating in these challenges as my scrapbooks have been left behind for awhile. Miss doing it with my girls, the creative juices just don't flow when it is just me.

Time to get ready for work. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.


  1. This is a fabulous and fun idea!! What an awesome project, thanks for sharing. Glad to hear your blood clot scare wasn't so serious after all, and that you've had some time with loved ones. So fun that you've been a Gingersnapper for a whole year - happy anniversary! :)

  2. What a great rememberance! I'm sure your friends will love it. Love it!!!


  3. I just Love those paper bag books! So sweet to make one for your sister and friend. I know how much work they are.
    What a scare for you, keep a close eye on your leg my dear!

  4. yup, a perfect fit! hope all is well with you.

  5. Oh lots of fun work in this piece so creative!

    I haven't been a member of GSC long but I certainly know what you mean having been a member for a month or two and they are all wonderful ladies

    Love Dawn xx

  6. Such lovely bright, fresh colours. Wonderful project. Lynne M x

  7. Well done bag album, I love the detail of the ribbon on the side!

  8. What a great project, I love how you used the buttons in the centre of the flowers. Thanks for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

  9. Beautiful art, Suzie, as always!!! You rock the Gingersnaps Challenges every time, and your sweet words mean so much to us all. ♥

    I'm glad your leg is okay, and I hope you get a "substitute" Mothers Day celebration soon.


  10. What a lovely blog post. Love the colours of your creation...very fresh and clean looking.

    Suz x

  11. What a cute project!!! Those paper bag books make such great gifts. I know your sister and friend loved them! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Pink Elephant!

    P.S. Your little doggie is so cute!!!

  12. I love your lunchbag album! What a fabulous project! Thanks for a great year of Gingersnapping! I have really enjoyed seeing all your art this past year!

  13. This is such a fabulous album, Sue! We love you at Gingersnaps too!!

  14. What a great "Kraft" creation! I think your sister and friend are lucky to have such a talented giver! Thank you also for the nice compliment on my blog! Give Sir Baron a hug from me!



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