Wednesday, 9 November 2011

WOYWW 127

It's Wednesday again, so that means it's WOYWW over on Julia's blog - if you don't know what I'm on about, pop over and find out and join in the fun (and noseyness - lol!).

My mum will be 90 on 29 November, so I need to get a move on and make sure I've done her card in plenty of time. But I also want to put together a scrapbook for her - this is long overdo - ages ago I bought a whole load of photos from mum in order to put together a book for her ... and she's still waiting for it!

I admit that I'm taking the cheat's route because time is ticking by so quickly and also this room and our bedroom are going to be decorated either next week or the week after, which will mean me moving some of my craft stuff and I won't be able to get to the rest for a few days.

So I bought an Anna Griffin Heritage scrapbook it from QVC - it has pages ready embellished to add photos to. But I've also got papers and 3D stickers that coordinate so that I can make other pages to add in.

All I need to do now is to get the photos out and start! I've just realised that it's now less than 3 weeks to mum's birthday - HELP!!!


39 comments:

  1. I’m doing a quick dash round as many desks as I can in my coffee break [yes I do allow myself a coffee break :-) ] to see what everyone's been up to. So much fab creativity going on everywhere I go. It’s really brilliant.
    Keep doing what you do best and have a great week
    Hugs,
    Annie x #51

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  2. Hello.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    That scrapbook kit looks lovely....and ive just seen that your very local to me...small world.
    Kate xx

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  3. The colours look lovely Hazel. I am sure it will be a lovely scrapbook for your Mum. I look forward to seeing it finished. (I bet you do too!!!) :)

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  4. Good luck on the scrapbook. I'm sure it will be wonderful and well loved.

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  5. Hi Hazel
    What a lovely scrapbooking kit you bought form QVC.I hardly watch QVC. I have seen some stuff for crafting on their website but do not take much notice of it there. It will make a really great present for your Mum.
    Michaela xx

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  6. What a lovely kit I am sure your mum will love this thoughtful gift. Laura

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  7. Oooh that looks like it's going to be transformed into something gorgeous Hazel! Can't wait to see the end result :)

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  8. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

    xoxo Marjo

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  9. Absolutely nothing wrong with cutting a corner here or there Hazel, I'm sure it will turn out beautifully with the additions you plan. Bet your Mum loves it.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  10. Just take a deep breath and do the next thing!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    annie (113)

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  11. Thanks for looking at my blog, I had a look at of all your cards and they are beautiful.
    Von.

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  12. sometime syou just need a little helping hand dont you.... nothing wrong with that. Im sure she will love whatever you do especially if they bring back happy memories
    thanks for sharing
    janet

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  13. This is going to be such a lovely album-but you had better get busy! haha!

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  14. That looks wonderful - Anna Griffin has such classy stuff. Enjoy making the album. And thanks for dropping by my blog. S #80

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  15. Yikes those timeline always sneak up on us even though we know they're coming. Sounds like you're off to a good start though! Good Luck on the Project. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW. Your comment brighten my day.

    The album looks lovely. Best wishes for you finishing it on time.

    Have a productive and creative week.

    xx Tracey #9.

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  17. I've seen this on QVC... but your pic of it looks so much better then the photograph on the QVC webpage! I hope the book turns out brilliantly (of course it will!)... and birthday wishes to your amazing mum in 3 weeks time! Wow... 90.... that's amazing!

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  18. The book is lovely. I am sure your mum would love it.

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  19. There is no unwritten Law of Crafting that says everything HAS to be made from scratch!! I would have done exactly the same thing and helped the process on a little! Your mum will love anything you do, won't she? So it's win-win all around :)
    Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

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  20. Hi there, I'm a little late this week but wanted to pop in to see what you've been up to. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and have loads of creative fun!

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  21. I really like those 3d stickers! I could use those! Beautiful flower patterns.

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  22. It is not cheating when you take the time and trouble to find such a beautiful album to fill. I am sure your Mum will love it and that is the important thing. Thank you so much for your visit, and you are right, I will be tempted into using my new baby. I can justify it though, I need pretty frames for my stained glass toppers. That is my excuse and I am sticking to it - like glue!

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  23. Oooh, that album is lovely! I'm sure you will be able to do something beautiful with it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments! Much appreciated.

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  24. That sure is a lovely album, and it will be completed in time. Try getting some extra long candles to burn!!
    As for my desk, it will not stay clean long as I have an idea for a project which will involve glitter hence why I wanted the deck cleared first!!

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  25. Your album will be gorgeous, I'm sure and what a lovely gift for your Mum.
    Good Luck with all the decorating.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #74

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  26. Thamks for stopping by, Enjoy getting ready for your mom's 90th, We have his dad's 95th Nov 20th and he loves my homemade cards. We always have a big party, kinda that side of the family's Thanksgiving. He still lives alone and gets out and about with is wheeled walker..no matter the weather conditions. AMAZING. Enjoy your week

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  27. Hi Hazel...with your creativity it will be a good scrap book and your dear Mum will treasure it....I hope you get it done in time ....where do the days go, hugs Margaret

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  28. Your scrap album looks wonderful. This is a perfect way to put in photos in a faster way. Good luck with it and I think your mum likes it. Thanks for visiting me. Bye, Franka

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  29. Lovely looking scrapbook album - it will suit older black and white photos a treat!

    I'm sure your mum will love it.

    Thanks for stopping by....

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  30. You got so much beautiful stuff, I`m sure you will make some beautiful creations! Thanks for visit!

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  31. That IS pretty, Hazel! Your mum is sure to love it. Mine was 90 in April and I made her a special book-style card which you can see on my blog - it was really fun to make! I'm enjoying making the birthday cards for her Christmas present. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Just off to have a quick look round yours! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #67

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  32. Super idea, best wishes to your Mother on her 90th! Thank you for your sweet comment, I am not all that good with the machine but I have a go. :)

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  33. I love the idea of making a scrapbook for your mom! She is going to love it! I'm always so intimidated to make one for someone else, but I am going to try this Christmas.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog :)
    Katie #92

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  34. Thanks for dropping by ...I think your Mum will love the album ...at 90 ...wow ...she will remember these patterns in rooms before Art Deco took hold. Good luck with it ...are you starting with her childhood or more recent photos ...have fun xx

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  35. You’re not cheating at all Hazel and your mum is going to be so thrilled with the scrapbook when you give it to here.
    I sometime wish I had gone down the same route of pre embellished pages when I’m sitting here staring blankly at the page I’m about to do.
    I really look forward to seeing some of your finished pages.
    I hope you and John are doing ok.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and ……..
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  36. Hi Hazel, isn't that a coincidence, I share your mum's birthday - 64 this year - and yes, only 18 days left. I love the kit you've got to make the album with, your mum will just love the vintage theme. Look forward to seeing the finished project. I suspect you will be working on it over the weekend so happy crafting, Elizabeth x #76

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  37. I was doing exactly the same for my birth mother's 90th last month but sadly I never got around to it. maybe for Christmas!!!
    Hope you manage to get yours done - just set half a day aside - you already have the pictures - and crack on with it. You will be amazed how quickly you get it done.
    Thanks for sharing your workdesk. Hugs, Neet #15

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  38. beautiful colors on that scrap book! Have fun making your moms birthday card. Thats awesome! 90 years young!! Sorry I am so late getting around but DH left for China yesterday and I had to spend the past week getting him ready to go. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #56

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  39. looks like a really pretty scrapkit. Enjoy filling it up for her.

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