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Welcome to the ‘100 Comments’ Event sponsored by Blogelina. (www.blogelina.com) Thank You for visiting all of us who are involved with this today! Be sure and let us all know Your Thoughts on our blogs and on the Event - *smile*
I’ve never been blessed with much in the way of ‘material goods,’ but God has blessed me with a large heart, overflowing with love and ‘frugal creativity’ - and the ability to add ‘An Elegant Touch…’ to all of my endeavors. Many have told me so through the years. Having learned how to ‘shop smart,’ my favorite words are - FREE and CLEARANCE! My crafty soul loves the excitement and challenge of using bits and pieces of very inexpensive items to compliment and highlight my creations.
For today’s Special Post, I have decided to showcase some of my recent projects that you may not have seen and which will give you a better idea of what I do and can do - for you and others!
Scrapbooking has been a way of documenting life stories for years - for family and for friends. I have recently had the opportunity to work full-time as the Archival Preservationist/Professional Scrapbooker (and more) for a Celebrity Family in this area. It was a terrific experience to be able to have a hobby become a job - for a while! I do regular paper scrapbooking and also digital scapbooking. Here are a few of my layouts -
I enjoy taking everyday, simple items - such as brown paper lunch bags - and turning them into lovely Mini Albums with places for photos and ‘pockets’ for journaling and memorabilia. Here are some with a link here to see all of the pages inclusive -
( www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788 )
Taking a plain canvas and turning it into a work of art - with ‘stash stuff’ - has been a fun and exciting project! Here is one I did for a ‘Swap’ recently -
There’s nothing better than a personal, handwritten note in a handmade card - even in this modern, cyber-age! Therefore, I love to make cards for all occasions. Here are just a few - more can be seen in other posts here and on my FB page -
( www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788 )
Through my work as an Archival Preservationist the past few years, I taught myself to do Digital Photo Restoration of Vintage Photos - to ‘renew’ memories from by-gone days. Here are a just a few of my most dramatic restorations of the many that I’ve done -
Gorgeous! I was just staring at the cards you made! I love paper projects and yours are just beautiful!! What a creative mind you have. If you have a chance, message me on Fb sometime about what you have found to be the best paper to use for cards. Thanks in advance. Btw- you blog background is wonderfully pleasant! :)ReplyDelete
Thank You, Ashley! Will write to you tomorrow - :-}Delete
Wow, what amazing pictures. I have absolutely no talent for scrapbooking, so it's very nice to look at those that can! Happy 100 comments!ReplyDelete
Thank You, Jen! Happy 100 to You, too -Delete
Beautiful work as always! You have such great style and ability. I too love Free and Clearance!ReplyDelete
You are so very creative and talented. Happy to have found you through 100 comments.ReplyDelete
What wonderful work you do! I am so impressed by your restoration work.ReplyDelete
As a bargain queen myself, I am also impressed by your use of common and inexpensive materials to create memorable objects.
I too, am a bargain queen out of necessity:) Your photo restorations are absolutely amazing!! I have always found that type of work amazing. I'm not much for scrapbooking because I don't have the patience, but your pages are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I'm a big time scrapbooker - both digital and paper. I adore your paper bag albums - so precious. And your photo restorations were amazing. That is difficult and time consuming, but how amazing to have the restored photos. It was truly a pleasure being here.ReplyDelete
It looks like you are very gifted with scrapbooking. i wish I could dedicate the time for it.ReplyDelete
As always... love what you do. Keep sharing your gifts and talents with the world.ReplyDelete
Your blessings may not have been material, but clearly you've been blessed in abundance. It was a pleasure stopping by.ReplyDelete
Peace and good to you.
I love what you have done! Very creative! We have always wanted to scrap book but just have never made the time to do much of it. One day....ReplyDelete
You have a good eye with your craft, and I love that you're thrifty in it to!ReplyDelete
I love to scrapbook and make cards.. the problem is finding the time to do them! You have some beautiful designs here, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Beautiful work I wish I had the patience to scrapbook.ReplyDelete
Your work is beautiful! The photo restoration is stunning. It must be time consuming to do.ReplyDelete
Wow, you do beautiful work! Someday I'll get to redoing my photo albums!ReplyDelete
Wonderful restorations of pictures! Beautiful layouts! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love scrapbooking. I love how you are able to restore pictures so families can keep their memories longer. Isn't it nice to get paid for what you truly love to do?ReplyDelete
I love handwritten notes!ReplyDelete
Wow!! I really must learn to scrapbook.I want to save memories in sbooks!!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful projects. I tried to scrapbook once and just didnt have the patience or creativity. I like to blog much more :)ReplyDelete
Those restoration pics are amazing! You really have done some amazing work!ReplyDelete
Lynden, it was a pleasure looking at your work. That is so great that you have a paying job to play with your papers and "stash". Happy creating!ReplyDelete
Wow your photo restoration work is wonderful. I love the paper bag scrapbook idea. I think that would be fun to try with my boys for a special trip or event that we have photos for.ReplyDelete
You certainly have a talent for the visual arts! I wish I had that... I mostly just plunk things together and try to make it neat! :) Very lovely examples of your work!ReplyDelete
I loved the scrapbooking but the photo restoration was even more amazing. I've heard of such things but had never seen it before. Thanks for sharing. I'll save your name! DebReplyDelete
Those photos are beautiful. I have a photo of my father (the only one that exists like this) of him in his Navy outfit that got water damaged. I have to find a way to fix it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this!
You have great talents! These photos are amazing! I don't feel like I have much artistical talent--I stick to organizing, cleaning and cooking! I had no idea you could do such amazing restoration on photos. If I ever need something, I'll be looking you up!ReplyDelete
Beautiful crafts! I've never much been one for paper crafts but I do love cross-stitching and am thinking of opening an online clothing store to resell all of my clothing that is overflowing out of my closet. I bought almost all of it from Salvation Army or Goodwill, and it is all still in relatively great condition!ReplyDelete
Wow, those photo restorations are fantastic! You really are a talented woman! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Your scrapbooks are beautiful. I wish I had the patience to do that. I spend more time admiring the work of others.ReplyDelete
Your scrapbook pages are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Those are just beautiful! What a wonderful way of preserving history. I dabbled in digital scrapbooking for a time but I haven't done it in a while. You certainly do have a talent!ReplyDelete
Lynden...you are AMAZING!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for following my blog...I will do the same in turn for you.
I'm all about recycling with crafts...most of the craft projects in my book call for construction paper, paper plates, brown paper bags and a little glue, scissors and markers. Young children don't need fancy materials...just our time and attention.:)
Your scrapbooking and handmade cards are so very beautiful...my only problem is that by the end of the night, my weak eyes are even weaker...and it is hard to see the purple on purple writing...but it is very artistic. :) I'll have to visit your blog earlier in the day. :)
Can't wait to come back to see your new projects. :)
wow those are really nice! I'm not an artistic, creative or craftsy person so I admire anyone who makes artwork out of things!ReplyDelete
These are great! My mom's a scrapbooker. It's a great way to preserve memories!!ReplyDelete
I love your paper bag creation!ReplyDelete
You have a lot of talent. I love the layouts!ReplyDelete
What great work you do!!! I really want to be a scrapbooker. I have a ton of stuff and I want to try especially now that I have a daughter. My issue is I always worry about ruining the photo. Silly - I know. You've inspired me and I'm determined to host a crop night where a few friends and I can inspire each other and get some scrapping done. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Fantastic work...actually art!ReplyDelete
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