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Old 08-31-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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I had a terrific idea. I am trying to make a scrapbook of my weight loss journey, along with journaling. I know I want to include all those special ladies that have been so supportive and are part of my journey. I think it would be great to exchange scrapbook pages so we can put faces and their personalities to our journal/scrapbook page. For those interested, you would make up the number of pages that you'd like to exchange all about yourself. You then send your page all about yourself to your special buddy or group member. I would love to see those that helped me in my book. You ladies are all part of the story. If we could do it alone, we wouldn't be here.
We can exchange addresses via PM's so that you can control who gets your pages. Does this appeal to anyone? If so, please reply or PM me. I want you all to be part of my victory!

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Old 08-31-2006, 08:30 PM   #2
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Yes, Norma, I really like that idea! Let me get this straight.... I should make x number of copies of a page that tells about me, in general? Or about my weight loss (gain!) Or just whatever I think describes "Jane"? Can I include a photo of Molly? (my dog)

I do already have a notebook where I keep all of your bios, notes, addresses, etc. Having a scrapbook page that you each made about yourselves would be so cool!

Where's my glue.... I'm ready to start, lol. Btw, my scrapbook papers are the regular 8 1/2 x 11 size. Is that ok? The only thing better than this is, I wish we could all sit down together to make these pages.
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Jane: You make the number of copies that you want to send out to fellow 3fc ladies. Put as much that tells about you that you can. A picture of you, family, dog, fish, garden, crafts, your favority hat, anything that tells us about you. You make it however you'd like. If you want your weight challenges or successes, go for it. I want to know more about "Jane" the person. It has been suggested to me that 8 x 8 would be good because it's not too over-whelming and you can use 8 x 10 paper to make it. That way fellow scrapbookers can make a book that will go into a traditional holder.
I sure wish we could get together also. Hopefully, this will be the next best thing. We'll be able to "see" our buddies as we message each other.
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Oooohhh!!! I like this idea too!

I've done all sizes of scrapbooking and 12x12 is my current...but I can do any size you gals want.

Let's see who all wants to do this and then we can exchange our addresses.

Great idea Norma!
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I'm in for the 8 x 8 scrapbook page. Now I just have to take a picture of myself. BOOO...ok, if I have to I will do it..lol JK - just kidding. I will get my daughter to take it. I will give my address to whomever PM's me for it, except Norma, that's already a done deal.

If excitement could be turned into wieght loss I'd be a skeleton right now!! AHAHAHAH

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Marti - I'm glad to see you in on this!
Tiffany - I PMed you my info.
Norma - glad we already exchanged our info, right?

Before we decide on a size, let's see if others join us, ok? I'm already getting some ideas for this project.... bet you are, too!
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Jane, I agree that we should see if we have any more ladies who would like to share pages with. I too have been going over ideas that would show the "real me". We also want to keep in mind the mailing of this pages. Too big or over sized will have extra mailing costs. Not everyone does scrapbooking but does journaling will be probably using an 8 x 10 format or smaller. I like you like scrapbooking. If you have alot to show about you we can mail double pages (pages that are on the left and right sides facing in a book). For you non scrapbookers. Jane, I think I have your address. I'll double check.

Marti: I will PM you my address:

Tiffany: You have it already.

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Old 09-02-2006, 11:42 AM   #8
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oops I forgot to mention this.
Here is a fantastic web site for anyone who wants to see some great info on making scrap pages, greeting cards and all that. I just love it here. the first link will be to the site home, the second one is to my personal gallery. I hope you like it!
www.splitcoaststampers.com
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=47812

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Norma...I think this is a GREAT idea! And yes, count me in! Jane and Marti already have my address but I will get it to you Tiffany and Norma and of course anyone else who joins in on this. I LOVE scrapbooking!
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Cristi - so glad you're going to join us on this.
Tiffany, holy cow! Your pages are great! You could give lessons. Thank you for sharing.
Norma - we did already share addresses, (didn't we?? teehee) but if you need me to send it again, just let me know.

As for mailing, there are padded manilla envelopes available for mailing things like this. We could put our pages between 2 pieces of cardboard. Or, to prevent them being crushed, we could roll them loosely and mail them in a tube. Just a couple of ideas.

C'mon Jaded Ladies! Who else wants to do this with us?
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Okay guys. What size pages are we going to do? I know it was my idea but I want to have a group concenus. I'm okay with doing different size pages for different individuals, if that is what everyone wants.

Jane: I think you and Tiffany are the scrapbook specialists. Do you guys have input?

Cristina & Marti: What size books will you be putting these pages in?

You all have got to stop being bashful, or we'll never get these pages started.

I can make any or all page sizes. Talk to me!
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Norma....I will most likely be doing the 12 x 12 pages. I have a sort of scrapbook started but think I am going to get a new one and start over. But any size pages will work for me.

Jane...great ideas...I thought about the cardboard because when I buy paper at the scrapbook store that is what they do...put two pieces of cardboard so it won't get al funky before I get it home.

Just need to get a page together now to send. Not sure what I want to do yet so it may be a few weeks before I get something sent ladies.

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The size of the page doesn't matter for me. I will be putting this together as it's own book.

So...have we come to a consensus yet?
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Marti: I will be making 12 x 12 pages. Cristi will be doing this size also. Tiffany & Jane are our scrapbooking guru's so they will probably do the same.

For all who didn't specify a size. I will think that you want the 12 x 12 size unless you post otherwise. OKAY?

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Norma - -----> this is me laughing for you calling me an expert along with Tiffany. You have no way of knowing this, so I have to tell you, MARTI is the scrapbook queen here. Her pages are gorgeous, and she's done lots of them, too. She has even taught her DD Jhanai to do them, and Jhanai is following in her footsteps. Tiffany's pages are also top-notch and look very professional, so I have to warn you ladies, I am not very creative, so bear with me.

Well, I think it's a good idea for everyone to do the size pages they want to do. I'll buy a 12 x 12 book and will place the smaller pages that are sent to me in the front, with the larger ones in back. That would work, wouldn't it? Hmmm.... I guess I'll just go ahead and use the 8 1/2 x 11 pages I already have on hand.

I'm not quite ready to begin, yet, but will be thinking of what all I want to include. First, I have to find photos that I want to use, then make copies of them.

I wish more of the JLs would join us for this, don't you?
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