As you can see, I have changed the look of my blog again. I saw this background on "The Cutest Blog on the Block" and loved the colors and the country feel of it, so since I am definitely a "country girl" at heart I decided that I would go for it! There was no header to match, so I went to the site of the creator of these graphics and purchased the set so that I could make my own. I've been fiddling around with it for the last 3 days....it takes me ages to do anything like that, I have to keep trying different things till I'm satisfied.
I've been working on this paper bag mini album for the last couple of weeks. It's a gift for my granddaughter Erin.
I'm still pretty new at making mini albums. This is my first paper bag album and as always I learned something new....the next one will have a couple of changes.
The roses on the front are made from designer card stock and edged with glitter glue. I learned how to do them from a tutorial by Kathy at Paper Phenomenom Kathy uses her cricut to cut out the flowers, but I used my EK Success 5 petal punch and it works just as well.
Thanks for looking.
(A special thank you for your thoughtful comments during the past couple of months)
Posted May 9, 2011 Update May 24) I just heard that this story is not true. According to Snopes it is based on an old joke. I am leaving it on here because it is still a cute story and gives us something to smile about. ;-)
Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul,
Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.
She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem happy to maintain the old custom. Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, 'Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?' The woman looked Ms Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, “Land mines.”
Moral of the story is (no matter what language you speak)