Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Creature of Comfort

Have you ever stopped and pondered the little things in life that make you happy? Things that if they disappeared from the face of the earth that you'd miss desperately? It's a great topic for a scrapbook page about you. I had to stop and think long and hard about the things that I need to be "Me".
I really enjoyed this project. First I designed the tage. The inside looks much trickier than it really is....

To create the slots inside I used small envelopes called coin envelopes. I cut the flaps off of the top and then glued them together with just a little glue in the center of each and then attached them to cardstock pocket. The pocket it held closed with self adhesive velcro circles. This same technique can be used with any sized envelopes to create places to hide secret journaling or large envelopes can be put together to create entire albums. I love that it looks so complicated - HA!

The last thing I did was make the cards of the things I can't live without to go inside. Each card is the size of a business card. I just went around the house and took photos! That's our rooster Waddle D! Every time he crows I feel myself grin.
I also can't live without denim and keds - can you tell I'm a country girl yet?
Amazing how much you get to know a person by the simple things they love. Consider
taking photos or things you love and making a layout. I promise you won't regret it
and it's nice to make something about the person who is usually the one behind the camera!