Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thanks to my friend Rachel

Thanks to my friend Rachel Rusticus @ Creatively Redeeming Her,  www.creativelyredeemingher.blogspot.com , my blog looks more like me and I can actually publish my first post.  Yay!  Thank you so much.  Took away my fears.  Well some of them, lol.

I finished a Camping 2012 Mini Book that I made last year, but just now put the pictures in. As a newbie blogger I thought it would be so hard to post the pics to go along with it.  But I think it is working.  Here is the first pic showing the entire mini book.  These pics are off my cell phone so I will have to work on using my other camera.

These next pics are of each page.  It is bound with twine which makes it more rustic.
Front Cover
My granddaughter with SOME of her fish.
Just some card board that I distressed.
My granddaughter and I after she was swimming in the freezing lake.
My grandson who didn't want to go into the freezing lake.
My hubby and grandson.
My daughter and niece cooking in the kitchen. LOL And my grandpups laying in the dining room.

The pics are of my family and this is really camping.  The only water close by is in jugs and the rushing river right behind our camp. My husband and I always took our 4 sons camping when they were young and now they bring their families and we still go camping together.  Life doesn't get much better than that.  Not many pictures of the kids, somehow the grandkids always ended up in front of the lens.  LOL.

Last pic is with the tags out in front of the mini.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Yay you did it, what a great first post too! The memory book is such a sweet idea for your family's outdoor adventure. Let's keep having conversations about blogging & crafty fun:)

    1. Thanks again Rachel. It is so much fun, now I just need to do another one. Hopefully I will be able to share some ideas with you not only questions.

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  3. Congratulations on your first post! And what a great debut... your little mini-album is just fab - love the twine binding, and I'm very partial to the old corrugated cardboard, so this really appeals. And the rustic look is perfect for your great camping trip photos. Looking forward to many more... and thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment!
    Alison x

  4. Just a thought... If you wanted to enter this in the Anything Goes challenge at Our Creative Corner, you'd probably encourage a few visitors - always a nice thing! Here's the link: http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.cz/2013/05/anything-goes.html

    If you click on your post title - that's the bit that says "Thanks to my friend Rachel" - that's the link in the address bar that you then want to link up to us. Then just follow the instructions for adding your photo... It's really very simple when you get the hang of it...

    Oh... bother, sorry... one more thing! If you want our DT members to leave a comment, you'll need to disable the comment verification... maybe Rachel can help with that! Or drop me a line if you need some help with that... I realise that all may seem a bit much for now, but it is a good way to get people to see your lovely album!!
    Alison x

  5. Very well done - your first post on your blog and such great pictures of your mini album! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner and I hope this time will be the first of many. Margie x

  6. This is lovely. What a fantastic way to store and display your memories. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x