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When I first set up this blog I called it Life Keeps Surprising Me but, since it has now become more about papercrafting, I changed the name to be more reflective of what is going on here.

I am so appreciative of those who have elected to follow my blog and I love to read comments that have been left here for me.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Scrap'n for Fun: Blog Candy from Brenda

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crop Challenge

This past weekend I participated in a "cyber-crop" and our challenge was to create layouts representing various states. I did layouts for Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and North Carolina. I enjoyed the challenge very much and I think I will try to do some more states.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Arps and Craps

Our son Eric and his family spent the weekend with us. He has 3 girls, Emily, 9; Abigail, 5; and Molly,3. The girls love to visit my craft closet and, as Molly says, do "arps and craps."
They are content to spend hours drawing, stamping, cutting, and gluing. Molly loves to make cards for everyone, Abi loves to make "Artist Training Cards" (actually artist trading cards) and trade them with her sisters. Emily enjoys card making and scrap booking. I think she was 3 when she did her first scrapbook. Of course, Nana (me) enjoys crafting with all of the grandkids.

I recently completed a scrapbook page for each of our granddaughters, Madison & Allison. Madison had a part in her middle school production of Annie, Jr. and Allison had a dance recital.


Now, I need to get to work on an album for my Mom. I plan on doing circle pages that will fit into a decorated tin. I really need to get busy on it because she will arrive later this week.