First a little Thank YouI first started blogging to share my crafts with my friends and family and was not really thinking beyond that. Little did I know that there was a whole world waiting for me called Blogland and that there'd be so many people interested in what I made and the stories I tell.
Fellow crafters who take the time to write me comments to encourage me. Little did I know that I would develop friendships with incredible people whom I may not have ever gotten to know otherwise. I have been told that I'm like part of the family, I have been told that they see me as a neighbor, and many refer to me as a blog friend. I feel like I came to Blogland with little to offer but in return have received so much from all of you.
There are many blogs in Blogland that have captured my interest and from time to time I mention them on my posts. Some for their creativity and others for their inspiration. It is quite surprising to me when my own blog gets mentioned by a fellow blogger. It's the most amazing feeling when someone takes time off their day to mention me. I am truly thankful to all of you who have left me messages and to those of you who have posted about my blog. I want to share a more recent post that Sonia Barton of Modista Modesta shared on her blog.
You can read it here
Now on to my Brown Bag Album:
before I get into the pictures, I want to apologize.......once again. My rinky dink camera broke in the middle of my project and had to use my seven year old's, Toys R Us camera!!! don't laugh, he thinks his camera is better than mommy's.
And I am not that creative to have thought of this on my own. I was actually surfing Ebay and came accross a vendor who sold paper lunch bags "ironed" by the dozen!!! I said, whaaat?!!! Yes, curiosity got the best of me. Why would anyone on earth want to buy ironed pressed lunch paper bags? I guess it would be the same people who would iron their under clothes, pajamas, socks and towels right?
Here's what you'll need:
lunch paper bags
also, double sided tape, ribbon
Fold like this:
To look like this:
I will write on it FRONT and LAST PAGE as a guide for viewing but you don't have to. The area that says FRONT, is the area where my fingers are placed on the picture above. The black line indicates where you will sew....yes, there's some sewing involved but not too much.
Then set your eyelette
Next, You'll want to gather all your bags layer them facing opposite direction for interest. Notice that the one you place in the very back will be both your front page and your last page:
Fold them in half. This is the area you will sew, where they all fold in half. But, once again, remember, your last bag will not be equal length as the rest. You'll need to glue it to the one before it when you're done and cover with scrapbook paper.
Also, notice how the last bag will be a little shorter than the rest, it's okay, you can just glue it to the back of the previous bag.
Next, decorate your bags using scrapbook paper, here's how the front of the book looks. Notice how the back page is concealed by the front page:
you can add your pictures to all these pages with double sided tape
some cute pockets for love notes.
And don't forget the bags for mementos
I'd like to spotlight a blog I stumbled upon sometime last week. Susan is the creative author of My Place To Yours . Her pictures say a thousand words and they will captivate you from the moment you arrive. Visit Susan so you can see for yourself what a fun, creative and inspiring blog she has.
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