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The Real Life Scrapbooker's Resource, Issue #030 - Kraut Making and The Lorax
November 18, 2012

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Hey, Ya'll, last month I completely dropped the ball and didn't get an e-zine put together. I am a 1 woman show and I just can't do everything. I've been doing LOTS of painting and decluttering around here and it has been taking up all my spare time which is usually what I use for scrapbooking.

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Shadowbox Style Scrapbooking

How to Plan a Large Family Photo for Holiday Cards

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Sauerkraut Making

Well, I asked for votes in one of my recent YouTube videos and I got a vote for a layout about sauerkraut making. So, here we go...I grew up eating kraut that my Grandparents made. They are from Germany/Latvia so they've made it for years. I became more interested in it in the last year for health know, all those good I got out my Nourishing Traditions book and gave it a try. I've made 3 different batches in the last year and talked with my Grandmother about it a lot and the journaling for this layout talks a lot about all these things. I wish I had a good photo of my Grandparents making it old style with their shredder and stone crocs...I used my food processor and glass jars which worked just fine but it would have been cool to have the 2 photos side by side...but I just did the best I could. At least I have the story recorded. : )


The paper is from a paper pack I got at Michaels called Mosaic Memories by Recollections.

I used foam alphabet stamps for the title and the flourish stamp is a clear cling stamp from a sheet I got at Michaels (also the Recollections brand I thing?)

The Lorax

And then there's The Lorax...another memory from the same Grandmother...we grew up listening to her read The Lorax to us. I've read it to my kids many times and I've always enjoyed it. So, when the movie came out this last Spring, the boys and I went to see it together. This layout is about all those different memories. It turned out a bit different than I originally thought...but that is pretty normal for me. I was thrilled to finally used the bright foam flowers that I've had in my stash for AGES...just the "perfect" use for them. : ) I'm planning to journal on the back...there just wasn't a "pretty" place to put it on the front. This was a simple layout to do...paper, foam flowers, photos, ticket stubs and glitter glue....

What about next month?

You just never know. We'll see...stay tuned to Youtube to find out.

Until sometime around the middle of December

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