Summer Scrap Albums

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Here are the albums I made and planned to place my summer vacation photos!summer-mini-album-8

I even put the year on the front…mostly to motivate myself to get the pictures actually into the album before I have to peel off the 6 and exchange it for a 7 (or even an 8 :-O !!!) I know that this has NEVER happen to you!😀

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After making the second album, I thought that I might have set my goals a little too high and decided not to put a date on it.  Then I decided, I might even be a good present  for someone else to fill with their vacation photos after sorting them cafefully, making all of the decisions which ones to print and then extract from the camera, cellphone and computer. Phew…sounds like alot of work! Hmmmm!

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Well, after doing all this work for that very LAZY person who will be very lucky to receive this gift… who probably won’t even find the time to sort their photos, let alone, actually print them out.  I am starting to feel frustrated thinking of that horrible person, who MIGHT receive this lovely little album as a gift… who will never fully appreciate how much work went into creating it! Hrrmpf!!!

(By the way, hrmpf, this is an XXL „Triple Tri-fold Card“ hrrmpf , just in case you wanted to know…hrrmpf!)summer-mini-album-5

See…I even started to decorate it…all this lazy person has to do is put some photos in it!!!

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I mean…really! How hard is it to print out just a few pictures of the people and places you love the most, great beaches, and beautiful sunsets, ??? Huh?

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How hard is it to just sit down for a hour and print out a few photos???summer-mini-album-8

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WELL, if nobody is REALLY going to use these cute, handcrafted albums (hrrrrmpf!), then I will just KEEP THEM MYSELF! Maybe I will just put them away in my drawer with all of the rest of my workshop samples which I keep to make „other“ people feel guilty for not getting „their“ pictures off „their“ devices and onto the pages of a lovely album full of personal memories to share for years to come! (Just in case you want to quote me.) (soft giggle)

Well then…so be it! Let them EAT CAKE! (oh, cake…what a good idea!)

Ok folks, I’m only kidding… but I am sure that you get my drift!😀

Have a great Monday!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Tri-fold Card with Matching Gift Box

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I made this floral card and matching box for a family member’s birthday recently.

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This box has been made with a durable hinge which is constructed using a ribbon instead of paper. It makes the box better to open and close more often without wearing it out.

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I did put a little message on the back of the card and not on the front, so that it could be nicely displayed.

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I was especially happy, as not only the gift was very well received, but the box and matching card as well!  Nice to have your work appreciated!😀

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I hope you like my project today!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

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Address Books and Stampin‘ Up Catalogue Launch Cafe´

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These little pocket address books are cute little re-loved items which I have salvaged from the back of the ugly plastic covered calenders you get as a present every year from your bank or local businesses. After the year is over, and the poor little un-used calender is discarded, you can still remove the little address book and jazz it up, just for fun!

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Of course in the age of smart phones, many of us do not use an address book as frequently. I do find one useful to keep things a little orderly which I do not want to type into my phone, like my son’s school friends and PTA commitee members contact information. I even have a book with my old pen pals, and people I write letters to more frequently via snail mail!

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I  have one little book with family information in my night table, just in case!  I think it is a cute way to keep my addresses and looks nice sitting on my desk! I guess what I am saying is that I am a wee bit old fashioned…so be it!

Have a nice stress-free weekend!

Just a reminder: Tommorrow at 15:00-17:30 is my Catalogue Launch Cafe“ send me a quick email if you want to stop by and I will put on another fresh pot of coffee!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Team Swaps- Summer Mini Album!

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Swaps, swaps and more swaps!

Here are my little summer mini-albums…

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I have so many team swaps to make this month that I decided to make them all at once for my downline team, my upline team and for my stampin‘ sisters and cousins in other lines which meet regularly…just because!!!!

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I just made these very small, with only one sheet of very vanilla for the pages. BUT, if you choose, you can add another 1/2 of a sheet and give yourself another 6 areas to put more pictures and journaling!

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It could really be quite big if you like…my album is 3,5″ x 3,5″ but you could easily make a  6″x6″ with 12 x 12 paper! Only requirement is that it is square!

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I used the water-color techniques which I had used this summer on vacation to make my own postcards. Today I will share some of these techniques using acrylic blocks and embossing folders with my Stampin‘ sisters at a team meeting at Maggies‘ house!  Looking forward to a very nice (hot) afternoon!Fish Leporello8 Stempelwalküre Swap 2016

Have a great day!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

„Re-loved“ Desk Caddy by Stempelwalküre

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After making a tuna salad for lunch, I was washing up and was rinsing out the cans of tuna, peas, and corn to put them in the recycling bin. My trash bin was a little full, well let us say, „slightly“ over-flowing (to put it mildly :-O). Sooo… I just washed the cans out and let them dry on the kitchen counter.

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The next day I decided to make chili for lunch, and yet another can sat on my counter „waiting“ to be thrown out…

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I removed the paper labels unconsciously as I spoke to my girlfriend on the phone …

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I picked, picked and picked some more at the stringy glue until it stuck no more…

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All of a sudden.these small silver aluminum cans started to look pretty interesting..hmmm….

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After all, I had invested already 10 whole minutes cleaning them…I couldn’t just discard them, now could I ?😀

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Well, instead of landing in the garage with the other recyclable stuff, these little silver beauties did finally end up on the my craft table!

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Within minutes they were dressed in some gorgeous design paper and adorned with ribbons…

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I decided to attach them together with Velcro and have found a prominent place on my desk!

What pleasure it is to find a way to re-love items which you have just laying around your house! YAY! Creativity is in the air! My dear friend Maggie Quack has also some beautiful re-loved items for school kids on her blog this month. Take a peek maggiequack.de

Hope you have a nice day!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“