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Golf Scrapbooking

The summer was a good one, now it is time to unwind and wind up the golf clubs.

First I’ll have to scrapbook a little golf tag

scrapbook golf tag

I thrifted a large package of stickers when I was at a shop in Durham, North Carolina called the Scrap Exchange, I love this place and can’t wait to return.

Shop called the scrap exchange

A retailer of scrapbooking supplies must have dropped off their extras, and I happened to thift them while I was there.  I was starting to think I’d have to UPS a box home because I was filling up the RV and someone was starting to complain.

My next tag is with a golf bag and a golf flag.

golf tags

 I’ll make a few doodads to go along with it and bag them for the gift shop this week.

During many mornings sitting at the bed and breakfast table I discovered something that golfers had in common.  They seemed to all have the same comments about golfing in Prince Edward Island and that was, “the greens are so pristine.”  When asked why that was I came up with a quick easy answer.  ”Our golf courses on Prince Edward Island get a rest in the Winter months.”  One of the complaints about the courses in the US was that the greens were always dried out and hard to golf on.  Our last guests had been at the Fox Meadow Golf course.  He commented that, “for the end of the season the greens were still a dark green and lush.”

There you go, PEI has been rated with the top beach in Canada and the golf courses rated the most green, another reason to season PEI.  And ladies if you are looking for something to do while he is out golfing, stop by the workshop and try your hand at scrapbooking PEI.

Bye for now and be sure to keep scrap’N

Cindy

Wrapped & Ready

Most days I find a little spare time in the day to wire wrap seaglass treasures

One more,

brown wirewrapped seaglass

However these days I’m paper wrapping.

Paper Book Corsages 

Rustic Boutonnieres

I made these for a wedding this past summer here on the Island and my daughter told me I should make them and sell them.  So I put them in my Etsy shop called ScrapNWrap and they get a lot of attention.  This weekend I’ll be making a few more if it keeps raining. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Cindy

 

 

Scrapbooked Album Cover

 

Every year  customers come into the shop and the question I get asked most often is, “do you have any albums of PEI?”  Last year I covered a number of 12×12 album with a handmade paper covering the album with different medium.

It was a hit with the pictures of the lighthouse, lupin and walking on the beach, cut out paper shells, a hand written poem I made, and the many beach related punches of a lobster, shell, crab, anchor, seagull, starfish and a couple of stickers, I also like to use hemp to tie things up and sew in a sun.

Sorry the picture isn’t as clear as I’d like, but I left the album in the plastic sleeve when taking the picture.

 

That is all on scrapbooking a beach album cover, I hope you enjoyed my cover.

Cindy

Strawberry Craft Magnets

So the town of Stratford in PEI was having a Strawberry Social last Saturday and if you set up a craft table related around Strawberries you could sell your wears and goods at no charge for the table.  

I needed a Strawberry theme so I headed to the dollar store because I’m frugal and creative.  I found a bag of red peddles, a roll of magnetic strip, and one piece of green paper.  The total cost was $2.50 that’s frugal.

I also had many hair clips at home so I turned the red peddles into strawberries, put black dots on them, glued a piece of magnet to the back and used my cricut cutter to cut the top of the strawberry from the cricut cartridge FROM MY KITCHEN.

How do you like these Strawberries?

I known! not exactly scrapbooking but close.  I used a red and white checkered table cloth, turned strawberry flowers into strawberries….yup it was a pretty good day.  Oh I almost forgot, I also took my treasure chest of sea glass with me, yup – un- huh

This is the mother load, she was heavy

treasure chest of sea glass

It was a great day! I had a chair set up and people stopped by sat down, picked sea glass and I taught them to wire wrap the full morning. This is my idea of going to work and having fun with what you do. 

Have a great weekend!

Scrapbook Cindy

Red Hats’n Pins


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Well after considerable effort we have to announce our Red Hats’n Pins are finished, bagged, tagged and ready to be put out onto the shelf in The Island Made Gift Shop for $5 each. These are so cute and will wear so nicely for all your Red Hatter outings. A tiny pin at the back will ensure the little hats go along with you everywhere.

Red hatter Pins

Scrapbook with these Red Hatter tags

Red hatter scrapbook tags

Tags tags tags

Red hat tag

Accessorize

Red hatter gloves and shoes

Purple and Red beads to make jewellery

Purple and red beads to make jewelry

A Pin, Red and Purple Bliss. 

broach

Cindy ~00~

PE Island Scrapbook Page Layout


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No, I’ve not been that busy that I have been kept away all this time, I’ve just been enjoying my garden and then pulling weeds at all other times. Yesterday I made 4 batches of strawberry jam with the berries from our garden.  Four batches will probably last us, oh about 3 weeks between our Trailside Bed and Breakfast and also serving along side a cream tea at Grandma’s Tea Room in Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Busy busy busy, time for play.

This is a new border I’ve been working on for the Island Made Gift Shop

Border of Prince Edward Island

I made borders with journaling boxes and then figured there is nothing for the other side of the page so I changed it up a little and took out the journaling box and added a thin border for the opposite page.  I know this idea is going to work better and seemed to get the impression that a number of others like it also as I was selling them as I was making them on the table and they hadn’t been bagged and tagged yet.  Ok, got to run and work on the next one… Anne of Green Gables border

Happy Scrap’n,

Cindy ~00~

PEI Sea Glass & cards

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tearoom

It’s no secret I love sea glass and there are trails of it everywhere I go these days.  Someone stopped by the  Tea Room this week and I thought nothing of taking them on a little tour, I remember hearing from behind, “holy cow look at the sea glass.”
Sea Glass Card

The weather here in PEI has been iffy, off and on rain has entered the days long enough to keep the ground wet enough you can’t play in the garden and longer to keep you from beachcombing.

 

Memories of PEI Sea Glass Cards Today I’d like to share with you a new card I made with elements of PEI.  If you look close enough, you will find pieces of sea glass, Island stone and shells.  I had a number of small pieces of driftwood to place on the cards but it was just too bulky.

 These cards were fun to make and so I made 25 of them and put them into the Island Made gift shop for
sale. 

 

 

On a recent visit to Ottawa I stopped by Multi Crafts in the East End and picked up plastic window boxes.  These are squares about 2″ by 2″ and I also found plastic ovals.  I plan to put our red PEI sand, small beach shells, hand picked sea glass and maybe a little kelp in behind the windows and make shaker box cards; that would be something.  Once I get the first one done, I’ll be posting a picture of it for everyone to see.

 

Take care scrapbookers  

~Scrapbook Cindy

 

scrapbook studio

Remember to shop and buy local and keep small business alive. Visit my scrapbooking neighbour Angela, in Charlottetown at “The Scrapbook Studio” 47B Beach Grove Road, Ellen’s Creek Plaza, Charlottetown, PE. C1E 1K5   Phone: 902.370.4990

Paint Sample Crafts

If you’re anything like me! you hang onto what might be used another day. You also have a junk drawer with a few extra paint samples. You can’t part with them because the colours are pretty and the names on the pint chips remind you of places, “believe me I understand.”  Turn them into little pocket purse note pads shaped like matchbooks.

Matchbook mini notes

Paint samples turned into little note pads

Fun and easy to do crafts with re-used paint samples

Turn your unused paint samples into mini note books

Materials:

Paint samples 

White sheets of card stock

Stapler

Punches  to decorate

How to make a mini note pad:

1. cut your paper to 2″ by 2.5″

2. cut the paint samples to the same width

3. fold the bottom of the sample to 1/2 ” on the bottom (where stapled)

4. put 6 sheets of your cut paper inside fold

5. staple through all layers

6. fold the paint sample around the top of the note pad

7. trim the length then tuck in behind the stapled bottom

8. decorate the outside with rubber stamps, punches, or stuff from your junk drawer

If you can’t find me Funny that is because I’m busy being Frugal, either way I’m have Fun doing it.

Take care,

Scrapbook Cindy

Scrapbook Anne of Green Gables

Who is this Anne of Green Gables anyway? She’s an orphan who comes to live in a farming community on an Island. Not just any Island, but Prince Edward Island. Each summer Anne comes to life in the hearts and minds of  those who visit the historical Green Gables site. In Cavendish on a hill overlooking just a bit of Canada’s lovely land, you will find Green Gables, a homestead where Anne is remembered by thousands who come each year.

Scrapbooking Anne of Green Gables

paper doll Anne of Green Gables

The scrapbooking fun is ongoing in the studio, the scrapbooked memories are forever, and the licensed memorabilia of Anne of Green Gables are available in the Island Made Gift Shop. ~Scrapbook Cindy

A Cup of Christmas

I looked through my collection of cups and didn’t find anything Christmassy, not a tea cup nor a coffee cup, hows that for a cup of Christmas?

bell cup The studio called me early this morning for I had a project and a mission in mind.  It is Christmas and to celebrate we share, care, and give blessings to one another.  I needed a Christmas coffee cup to share while scrapbooking but the thought of purchasing another cup, no way.  Good job I’m frugal Got to hurry Grandma is on duty at 8:15 this am.

 

poinsettia

This is my scrapbooked coffee cup I’m sharing today and it is lovely adorned with poinsettias and bells.

 

Christmas cup and saucer

Yesterday was a beautiful day on Prince Edward Island and my mind kept going back to what I was going to show for my hard work all week.  With my grand-daughter Ana around even scrapbooking has been a little bit of a challenge as she is at the age where, “I wanna do it.” So I have put a number of thing on the back burner so to speak.

 

Christmas SeaGlassOh, I was saying about the beautiful day yesterday and anyway a voice came to me, my husbands asking if we could go beachcombing as there might not be many days like this left.  I figured I’d think about my scrapbooking situation while driving in the car.  The colour is right and so I would like to share this piece of seaglass found on the beach here in PEI.

 

scrapbooking christmas mini album

Before I go I’d like to also share with you a scrapbooked mini tree that I have been working on all week. I had a gazillion pictures of the kids growing up. If you are anything like I am your pictures sit in a box year after year.  This year I wanted to share so I made a centre piece that stands 12 inches tall and has 5 rings down the spin, assortment of ribbons tied and all kinds of memories of Christmas past.

 

Thank you for joining me for a cup of Christmas. I’m having coffee this early morning and re-posting bits of scrapbooking.  Did you make any scrapbooking Christmas centre pieces for your table or perhaps you put all the pictures of Christmas in a box for next year. 

~ Scrapbook Cindy