Saturday, January 31, 2009

Circles Anyone?

Call me crazy...literally! I signed up for a secret sister swap and the poor thing is still waiting for me to send her stuff. Okay, so I'm a little busy! Not to worry though. I created this little circle mini just for her! I bought this alphabet set a few years ago, it is from CTMH and this is the first time I've used it! You'll start to see a pattern developing here pretty quick. The buttons on the next photo came in an embellishment kit that I bought over a year ago. Do you see that chipboard arrow? I bought that particular chipboard family over two years ago. I'm not really a shopaholic. Maybe buy is the wrong word. The alphabet stamp I received by using my credit towards the catalog because I had a catalog party, so I didn't actually pay for it. The chipboard was bought with a gift certificate for a scrapbooking store, that I received for my birthday almost two years ago, so all I really bought was the embellishment kit and that was at 40% off. Honestly, I try to buy as little as possible. I do save all my scrap ribbon too! I take that back, the chipboard I received from another swap I did over a year ago, yes it was another secret sister swap! But there is some chipboard in this little mini book that I bought with my gift certificate. So like I said before, let's
use what we have. It does become challenging! I start to think, "But what if I run out?" Isn't that lame? When am I ever going to run out of things? I think that I probably have to much. Don't get me wrong, I am not discouraging you to buy things! I'm thinking...use what you have and then buy when you've run out of a lot of it :) So enough on the buying...are we done with buying sprees for a little while, now that you've had your lecture from Stephanie? (smile) I used browns, blues and greens for this mini because my Secret Sister has a preference for those colors. I'm thinking that I'm going to have a hard time parting with this, so I'm going to make one for
myself. I've got one more mini album to post, but it will have to wait. I want to post it when I've filled it with pictures. The hard part is trying to get my kids to want to take pictures, they detest it and hide from the camera when it is out. But will I let a small thing like teen stubborness get in my way? I think not...I've been using dirty tricks such as bribes :) to get them to pose for me! Yes, I'll resort to this when I am on a mission. I'm happy to say that my mission is almost accomplished! Now let me know what you think of my Circle Mini Book. Leave a comment!

1 comment:

Ann said...

I love your mini book!!