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WOYWW Last Post of 2017 . . .

Playing along today with the last 2017 What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Stamping Ground.

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Getting back into counted cross stitching and combining with my mini-books. My cross stitching needs lots of practice. But like scrapbooking, it will show my progression from worse to better (hopefully). If you've been scrapbooking for as long as I have, you know exactly what I mean!

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My first scrapbooks (when Baby Boy was little) are something to behold . . . and not in a good way! My taste has changed. The way I scrapbook has changed. I've learned tons of techniques etc along the way. But I wouldn't re-do those old scrapbook pages for anything. It shows progression of my work (hopefully).

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Each page in this book is inter-active with pockets, flips and fold outs.

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There's a big mix of paper in this one with a little K&Co, Prima Marketing, Bo Bunny and more.

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The butterfly on the cover is from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. You can find them here: GSL Cuts Butterflies

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 

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See you next year with more projects, mini-books, scrapbook pages and more!  

Happy new year everyone!

Comments

Shaz

Lovely book,Have the rest of a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #13 XxX

Sarah Brennan

Wow, that latest book of yours is amazing. I know what you mean about improving and changing styles. I look back on some of my early cards and cringe! It has been fun learning and applying new techniques and ideas though. Happy New Year. Sarah #14

Helen

what a great idea to cross stitch a book! I haven't done any for years either. Happy WOYWW Helen #1

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith

Gorgeous book cover - the cross stitch really lends a homespun feel to it! I know exactly what you mean by the evolution of style. When I first started to scrapbook I was so unsure of myself - all my pages were so boring and flat, but they do have a naive charm about them. My scrapbooking hasn't actually evolved much because I diverted towards mixed-media, but I'd love to combine the two one day! Thanks for showing us your lovely album - happy 2018! zsuzsa #19

Heather Marshall

Hi Nancy, your album is beautiful. I love the cross stitching. I've only made one scrapbook album, and I have not been overly adventurous. I'm hoping I improve as I go along. I haven't done any cross stitch for years, but I still have a birth chart for my grandson on the go .... he turned 5 in October, and I have two more grandchildren now, so I really need to make a move on it. Have a wonderful new year, and best wishes for 2018, Heather #17

Sylvia Hildman

Thanks for sharing your lovely designs for your book. So pretty. Will have to follow you on Pinterest, some precious things there. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year. Stay warm

Neet

That is gorgeous! I love how you have married the three dimensional flowers with your cross stitching - what a lovely cover that gives.
Happy New Year
Hugs, Neet 3

Kim Young

Lovely album! The cross stitch gives such nice texture to go with the flowers. I have an album of all the Christmas cards I've done over the last 12 years, and yes, the early ones are quite different that what I do today. Some are downright scary! LOL!
I hope you have a Wonderful New Year!
-K #22

tracey rossos

Happy WOYWW. Stunning book cover for an album. Good luck with the cross stitching. Happy New Year, Tracey R #2.

Angela

Beautiful book cover and gorgeous pages. Have a great woyww and best wishes for the New Year. Angela x12x

April Story

I agree - it is amazing how our tastes change over the year, but I wouldn't redo anything. Have a wonderful New Year. And those cross stitched flowers are lovely.
April #21

Swaragh

Amazing really liked your ideas and creativity, I really appreciate your innovation. Thanks for sharing with us. Thumbs up.

laurie

oh my gosh, the work you do is incredible,, its truly amazing!

Christine

Some say better late than never! Here I am on a Saturday evening, nothing on the tv except some stupid film that DH is watching so here am I .... visiting my friends.
Wow! That is some book! Love the crosstitched cover and the wonderful pages. I hope you have a good 2018 filled with good health, laughter, hugs and fun.
See you in 2018
Christine #18

gio

Wow, such a lovely match cross-stitching and scrapbooking, this album is amazing, elegant, pretty and unique. Well done, Nancy!

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