Friday, December 28, 2007

Altered Tin Swap

I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures of the Altered Tin I created for a swap this past summer. I had to create two Altered Tins. It took forever for me to come up with a design that I was pleased with. I knew that I didn't just want to alter the tin, but that I wanted to also include a little sussie inside. For those of you who don't know, a sussie is another name for Lagniappe or a little something extra. So I racked my brains in the sweltering humid heat of late June and early July and finally hit upon the idea of a small specialized recipe book inside the tin. So I created 5 small cards to fit inside the tin with recipes of summertime drinks printed on them. I embellished each recipe with drink stickers. The cover of the drink tin needed to represent some far off place and as you can see, I thought of a tropical paradise setting. The palm tree was handmade. The inside cover is a replica of a postcard from paradise. Hope you enjoy looking.

All drinks are non-alcoholic.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Back in the Saddle Again

Well its been a while since I posted. I have been soooo busy with work and other committments that Scrapbooking has been placed on the back burner, not completely forgotten but just sitting back and simmering.

I have worked on several recipe cards lately and am in the process of creating a book of baby's first. I also want to work on a small book for my dad for his birthday that just passed. I turned 72 last week. I can't believe that my wonderful father is 72 or even more shocking is that I will soon be 50, well okay in a few years, but still its there just looming in the not too distant future. But then you know the alternative to getting older is not anything I want to think about.
Will post some pictures soon.