“Fan”-Tastic layout. The final page.

You have hung with me through this entire tutorial and I appreciate all of you who have left comments on the progress of this mini album for my granddaughter.  Thank you all so very much.

Now for some totally selfish and self-aggrandizing, put my shoulder out of the socket by patting myself on the back, show off man-ship. I present to you the final page of my granddaughter’s mini album.  *bowing and taking in all the worship* 😀

AWESOME if I do say so myself

AWESOME if I do say so myself

The finished photos are tucked into the fan.

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Now I could tell you that this is a project that is more along the lines of a “Master Student”.  I want to be adored just a bit longer.  Okay, that is enough of the adoration.  Let’s get into the construction business.

This is totally SIMPLE!  Really, trust me.  This is very simple.

First round up your scrap chipboard pieces.  You will need pieces that measure about 5 inches square.

Get out your scrap chipboard

Get out your scrap chipboard

Select pieces that are 5 inches square

Select pieces that are 5 inches square

I am using an old Sizzix die.  The “Dresden Plate” die.  You might have something similar in your Cricut or other electronic cutter.

Sizzix Dresden Plate

Sizzix Dresden Plate

You will cut six of the petals.  I was going to use this background paper for the layout but I didn’t want to hide the awesome graphics.  So I’m going with the back side of the page.  As you can see….this page was done before the one you saw yesterday.

Cut six petals

Cut six petals

You can keep the scrap from the die cuts if you want to use them as stencils.  I’m just going to toss these in the recycling bin.

Keep or toss

Keep or toss

I’m using paper from a long ago purchased paper pad from GCD Studions called Sophisticated Frost.

GCD Studios Sophisticated Frost

GCD Studios Sophisticated Frost

I like this pattern and think it will do well for this project.

I like this paper

I like this paper

Cut your chosen paper at 5 inches square and cut out 6 of the petals.  Try to line up the pattern in a pleasing display.

Cut the patterned paper

Cut the patterned paper

When you have the papers lined up in the pattern that is pleasing to you, glue them to the chipboard.

Glue the paper to the chipboard

Glue the paper to the chipboard

I have gone round all the edges with a gold leafing pen.  This might not ever be seen when I’m finished but I know it is there.

Paint the edges

Paint the edges

Now you will need to find some GROSS GRAIN ribbon.  This type of ribbon is strong enough and has lots of body to support the fan pieces and keep them from flopping around on you.

Gross grain ribbon

Gross grain ribbon

Now…on to the most dreaded tool in my studio.  The hot glue gun.  I have a love/hate relationship with this bit of nasty business.

Hot glue gun for the next bit

Hot glue gun for the next bit

Did you know that the manufacturers of all hot glue guns say it is NEVER advisable to have the hot gun on its side?  Why can’t they make a proper stand for the infernal contraption that will make it stand upright if it HAS to be upright at all times?!  Mine has a terrible problem with “dropsy” :/

Blasted thing!

Blasted thing!

Okay, now that I’ve finished whining it is time to get on with things.  I forgot to tell you to cut the ribbon to fit the petal edges.  Do that now and cut a total of 4.

Cut four pieces of ribbon

Cut four pieces of ribbon

Using the hot glue gun, put a thin stream of glue down the left edge of the ribbon and QUICKLY attach the petal to the ribbon.  This stinkin’ stuff cools off so fast that I have not been very successful in showing you what you need to do.

Attach the petal to the ribbon using hot glue

Attach the petal to the ribbon using hot glue

It will look like this on the back.  This is why you need Gross Grain ribbon for this application.

The back side

The back side

Add more hot glue along the edge of the next ribbon area.  Don’t worry about the bleepin’ globs that squeeze out in the process.

Add more hot glue

Add more hot glue

Don’t panic at the mess.  I’ve already done that for you….panic that is.  I’ve also said “Crapazoid” many times.

Don't panic at the mess

Don’t panic at the mess

You will need to have your trusty Tim Holtz mat or some kind of silicone mat for this next part of the project.  And you will need an abundant supply of beaded ribbon stuff.

Tim Holtz craft mat

Tim Holtz craft mat

Lots of beaded string

Lots of beaded string

Using the the hot glue, once again, run a bead of it along the outer edge of the petal, then QUICKLY attach the strung beads to the glue.  The craft mat will allow you to pick up the glued mess when it has cooled.  Make your way around the entire fan gluing the beaded string to the outer edges.

Attach the beaded string using hot glue

Attach the beaded string using hot glue

Go around the curves

Go around the curves

Go around the entire outside

Go around the entire outside

If you find a nasty goobery mess of hot glue, once it has cooled snip it away.

Hot glue goober

Hot glue goober

Snip it away

Snip it away

Now you will add the bead string to the inside fan pieces.  This will cover your many mistakes with the hot glue.

Add beads to ribboned area

Add beads to ribboned area

See, mess hidden

See, mess hidden

Decide how you want the fan pieces to fit on your page.  Using the hot glue secure the top fan piece to the base fan piece where you want it to live.

Fiddle with the fan placement

Fiddle with the fan placement

Make sure you don’t cover your binding holes.

Don't cover your binding holes

Don’t cover your binding holes

Did I mention to not cover the holes?

Did I mention to not cover the holes?

Now you just have to cover the bottom edge of the fan.  Can’t leave it looking like it is now can we.  I’ve used a lock piece from the Tim Holtz Ideology Lock and Key set.  The key I’ve attached to the silk flower.

AWESOME if I do say so myself

AWESOME if I do say so myself

Lynn Claridge, from the UK, gifted me with these totally awesome frame pieces.  Way back in 2010.  I’m going to use them as my photo mats for this “Cinderella Fantasy” page.  I thought this photo of my granddaughter with her new shoes was fairly appropriate for this layout.

Beautiful frames.  Thank you Lynn

Beautiful frames. Thank you Lynn

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So, there you have it.  Totally easy to make this stunning addition to a mini album or a scrapbook page.  Do you want to see it again?  Okay, I’ll be happy to show you once again.

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Alright, alright.  You don’t have to throw eggs at me!  I’ll stop with the bragging!

Now go and “Show someone how special they are”.

Leslie

p.s.  You might need to dig up another binder clip.  The angle of the fan makes the photos want to dump out.

A binder clip may be needed

A binder clip may be needed

p.s. again

I forgot to show you the other photo for this page.  Also, both photos have a journal spot on the back of each.  Sorry, no photos :/

The other photo for this page

The other photo for this page

Okay, bye now.  Really.  Bye.

p.p.s.s.  Here is a video I made to show you the finished mini album.

Seriously….bye now.

Leslie

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Keeping it simple. Or….I ran out of ideas.

This page was one that I found a bit difficult to make.  Odd as it may seem there are times that I get totally stumped and this was one of them.  The reason for my problem….the background paper.  I didn’t want to cover it up as I had done on most of the other pages.  I wanted this background paper to be the main player.

Background paper

Background paper

This page is all about her different school friends and the fun they have together.  Being accepted and liked for who you are and being a part of a group is important for young girls.  This paper made me think of all the different parts of a teen’s life that make up their world.  Foreign to adults only because the age separation is so vast but we “oldies” had some of the same iconic images in our youth.

As old as I am, the word bubbles would say things like “Groovy” or “Rad”.  We didn’t have cell phones back when dinosaurs walked the earth so there was no such thing as a “text message”.  The only text messages were on torn slips of paper passed from one classroom student to another until it ended up in the hands of the intended person.

We covered our text books with the brown paper grocery bags.  These pristine craft colored text books would be covered with doodles, hearts, and the obligatory name of the current crush written in block letters in various places across the paper.  These names, usually, included hearts to denote the rating of the crush.  If the name was totally surrounded by hearts that meant we were “going steady” with that person.  If there were only a few hearts around the name it meant that we liked the person and wished to know them better.

Okay, enough of a trip down memory lane 😀  This is about a simple pocket.

Select the WIDEST photo you have for this pocket.  This is the photo you will use to create a pocket that will fit all of the things you want to stash.

The photo I am using is 6 inches wide.  Follow these steps and you can make any size of pocket you will need for  your layouts.

Measure the width of your photo

Measure the width of your photo

You will  need to have a 1/2 inch tab on both sides to easily attach the pocket to your page.  So you will add 1 inch.

 

Add 1 inch

Add 1 inch

You can stop here if you choose, however, if you will have several photos or other memorabilia…such as theater tickets or a school recital program to be tucked into the pocket you will need to increase the measurement to fit the thickness.  I’ve added 1/4 inch so that I have a 1/8 inch extra space.

Add 1/4 inch to your measurements

Add 1/4 inch to your measurements

Cut the paper to the width you have determined.  I have chosen to make the pocket 3-3/4 of an inch tall with a 1/2 inch tab for adhering.  My piece will measure 7-1/4 inches by 4 inches.

Cut the pocket

Cut the pocket

Next, you will do the scoring for the folds.  Start with the left most side and score at 1/2 inch.

Score the left side at 1/2 inch

Score the left side at 1/2 inch

Turn your paper and score the bottom edge at 1/2 inch.

Score the bottom at 1/2 inch

Score the bottom at 1/2 inch

Turn your paper once again and score the right most side at 1/2 inch.

Score the right side at 1/2 inch

Score the right side at 1/2 inch

Next you will score both the left and right sides at 5/8 inch.  This will give you the space needed for a bulky pocket.

Score both sides at 5/8 inch

Score both sides at 5/8 inch

This is what it will look like

This is what it will look like

Fold all of your score lines.  It will look similar to this.

Fold all score lines

Fold all score lines

 

Fold on the bottom score line

Fold on the bottom score line

Next, you will trim away the bulk from the two bottom corners.  On a diagonal, and quite close to the score lines, snip from the outer edge to the side score lines.

Snip from the edge to the fold line

Snip from the edge to the fold line

Do it again along the bottom

Do it again along the bottom

Your pocket will now look like this.

This is what it will look like

This is what it will look like

Now press all of your tabs in place and apply adhesive of your choice.  Make sure to not get any adhesive or glue on the inside of the pocket or you will make this pocket useless :/

 

Add adhesive to the tabs

Add adhesive to the tabs

If you will be using an embossing folder on this pocket front it would be very advisable to do that step now before you adhere the pocket.  I will be using one of my old, and I mean old, Sizzix Simple Impressions embossing folders.

Sizzix Simple Impressions

Sizzix Simple Impressions

Ink up the embossed image if you choose to make it stand out just a bit more.  It has been since the stone ages that I used it last and could not remember what plates or things needed to get the right sandwich in my Big Shot :/

Ink up the embossed image

Ink up the embossed image

Adhere the pocket to your page and test the fit of your photos and/or memorabilia.

Make sure the photos fit

Make sure the photos fit

Then all you have to do is fiddle with the page until you have it the way you like it.

Finished simple page

Finished simple page

I hope this has been helpful to anyone wishing they knew how to make a pocket for a page.  Now go and “Show someone how special they are”.

Leslie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whoa! That’s not trash!

I have to confess.  I am a bit of a hoarder.  I keep things that other people would consider quickly tossing in the recycling bin.  Case in point….plastic packaging and product cardboard packing.

Plastic packaging

Plastic packaging

Product cardboard

Product cardboard

I’m going to make you wait until the end of this post to see the results.  Hopefully it will change your mind about keeping stuff you might otherwise throw away.

Let’s start with the plastic packaging.  A pillow box which held some Tim Holtz embossing folders. Cut off one side of the packaging.

Tim Holtz embossing folder package

Tim Holtz embossing folder package

Cut away one side

Cut away one side

I’m going to be using a Stampin’ Up! Top Note die on this plastic piece.  Use a small amount of tape to hold the slippery plastic in place when die cutting.

Stampin' Up! Top Note die

Stampin’ Up! Top Note die

Secure the plastic with a bit of tape

Secure the plastic with a bit of tape

Cool!  Acetate die cut

Cool! Acetate die cut

Now for the cardboard.  This is one of the end flaps from a box of FoodSaver plastic rolls I use.

Product cardboard

Product cardboard

The die I will be using is an old Sizzix die.  An old telephone.  With a curly cord and rotary dial.  I’ve had this die for quite a number of years.  You can use any die you wish, I’m just showing you what I used.

Sizzix telephone die

Sizzix telephone die

Die cut the cardboard, then die cut card stock in the color of your choice.  Then glue the card stock to the cardboard die cut.

Die cut the cardboard

Die cut the cardboard

Die cut card stock

Die cut card stock

Put the pieces together

Put the pieces together

Presto!  Chango!  *flash of bright light and a bit of smoke in the air*

 

Top Note acetate die cut with bling

Top Note acetate die cut with bling

Telephone cardboard die cut

Telephone cardboard die cut

Both of these die cuts are being used to  hold the photos in place.  The sticker tags are also being used as added grip to keep the photos from falling out.  I’ve used Glue Dots on the acetate die cut and Red Liner tape on the bottom portion of the telephone.

I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration for your creative day.

Now….go “Show someone how special they are”.

Leslie

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s all the “Flap” about?!

Today, I am going to show you how to make a mini album page become sort of interactive.  Well, it will “flap”.  No not flop!  Flap.  Three 4 x 6 photos cut down to 5-1/4 x 3-3/4 and double matted to 5-3/4 by 4-1/4.

Mini album page closed

Mini album page closed

Mini album page open

Mini album page open

A binder clip with the cute tag is used to hold the flaps closed.  I used a bit of 1/8 inch Scor-Tape on the tag where the binder clip meets the tag to secure the clip in place.  The tag is now glued to the binder clip….not the photo.

Binder clip to hold flaps closed

Binder clip to hold flaps closed

First things first.  Mount your photos on mats if  you are going to do that.  Next you will cut 2 to 3 one inch strips of card stock in your color choice.  I have chosen black.  These strips are 1 inch x 11 inches.  Next you will score the strips at 1/2 inch the entire length of the strips.

Cut 1 inch strips of card stock

Cut 1 inch strips of card stock

Score each strip at 1/2 inch

Score each strip at 1/2 inch

Next, decide the placement of your photos on the page.  Choose the one that will go on the bottom and in the center of the page, close to the binding edge.

Choose the bottom photo

Choose the bottom photo

Next, choose the photo that will be on the lower end of the page and atop the first photo.  I’ve chosen to put it on an angle.  Make sure you have left enough room at the bottom edge of the photo to not be on top of the bottom photo.  Confusing?  Stick with me here.

Choose the photo that will be next

Choose the photo that will be next

The last photo on my layout will be the top photo.  If you are doing three as well, align the top photo so that the top edge does not end up on the bottom photo or the one in the middle.  This is important for the “flapping” to happen.

Choose your top photo

Choose your top photo

Once you have them all placed the way you want them….you might want to take a quick photo of it to remind yourself where they all will go when it comes time to mount them.  Now take all of them off the page.

Get one of the structure strips.  Measure and cut it to the length required to fit the right edge of the photo.  Once cut, apply a dry adhesive to both halves of the strip.  On the same side.  You will cry, stomp, and fling things if you put adhesive on the fold.  So don’t put adhesive on the fold!

Cut structure strip to the length needed

Cut structure strip to the length needed

Apply adhesive to both halves of the structure strip

Apply adhesive to both halves of the structure strip

Peel away ONE side only of the dry adhesive protective paper.  Only one side now.

Remove backing from one side only

Remove backing from one side only

Carefully place the sticky structure strip on the photo back.  Line up the fold with the edge of the photo and adhere the structure strip to the back of the photo.

Line up the fold with the edge of the photo and adhere

Line up the fold with the edge of the photo and adhere

If you did it right it will look like this.  I’m not going to tell you how many times I messed up.  Just know that you can mess up if you are not paying attention.  Get some coffee or some caffeine in you :/

It will look like this

It will look like this

Remove the protective cover from the adhesive on the “flap” tab.  Adhere the photo in the area you have chosen for it to live.  Press firmly along the photo edge to adhere the glue.  Then test the flap to make sure it is not stuck or going to cause a problem.  Don’t ask :/

Remove the protective strips

Remove the protective strips

Adhere your photo in place

Adhere you photo in place

Test that the flap works

Test that the flap works

Now, if you had success with the first flap installation….the other two will be a piece of cake!

Same as the first flapping photo.  Add dry adhesive to both halves of the strip you measured and cut to fit the bottom of the photo.

Add adhesive to the strip

Add adhesive to the strip

Place your photo in the area you chose.  Make sure the flap tab is not on the photo below.

Adhere you photo

Adhere your photo

Test it to make sure it functions well.

Test to make sure it works

Test to make sure it works

The third, and final, photo on this layout will be done the same.  The flap tab will go on the top of the photo and adhered on the page over the second photo.  This will keep the bottom photo from opening up and getting mangled.

Add adhesive to the strip for the top photo

Add adhesive to the strip for the top photo

Adhere the photo to the page

Adhere the photo to the page

I have chosen an Anonymous quote to be placed in the center of this page under all of the photos.  Kind of a little surprise when my granddaughter opens this page.

 

A little hidden surprise

A little hidden surprise

I will be making journal spots for these three photos.  I will not mount them.  I’ll let my granddaughter write what she wants to on them and attach them herself.

Last thing to do is to create a decorative closure to hold the “flaps” closed.

Binder clip to hold flaps closed

Binder clip to hold flaps closed

This was fun to construct.  Even though I had a few problems at the start it was still fun.  Hope you have been inspired to give this a try.

Now…..go “Show someone how special they are”.

Leslie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to alter chipboard with embossing powder.

I don’t think it is too late to get on the Tim Holtz band wagon and begin making tags.  I’ve never made these.  So it is time to venture into the unknown.  Below is a photo of Tim’s January 2013 tag and the one I created for my granddaughter.  Similar but not quite.

Tim Holtz January 2013 tag

Tim Holtz January 2013 tag

I will be using three gears from the Maya Road chipboard collection and one bracket from some other chipboard elements I have found in my stash.  The Maya Road pieces were bought from a yard sale a couple years ago.  Time to get them used!

 

Maya Road chipboard pieces

Maya Road chipboard pieces

The embossing powders I will be using are:

  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Black
  • Ranger Super Find Detail Gold
  • Ochre Tapestry by Personal Stamp Exchange (no longer available)
  • Turquoise Tapestry by Personal Stamp Exchange (no longer available)
Embossing powders

Embossing powders

One at a time, coat one side of the chipboard pieces in embossing ink.  I am using Rubber Stampede tinted embossing ink for this step.  Get the chipboard piece coated well with the ink.

Ink the chipboard

Ink the chipboard

Do all of your pieces with the black embossing powder first.  Dip and heat them.

Dip, or sprinkle, the inked chipboard with embossing powder

Dip, or sprinkle, the inked chipboard with embossing powder

Heat until shiny

Heat until shiny

Moving on to the next color of embossing powder.  Press the chipboard into the embossing ink anywhere  you want the newest addition of powder to be applied.  Sprinkle or dip the piece in the second color and heat set.

A bit here on this one

A bit here on this one

A bit there on that one

A bit there on that one

When you are satisfied with the color disbursement you can move on to the next color.  You will follow the same steps.  Dip the chipboard piece in the embossing ink where you like.  Sprinkle or dip the piece in the powder.  Then heat set the pieces.

 

Apply the third color

Apply the third color

Heat set

Heat set

The last application will be the gold embossing powder.  This time you will nearly cover the entire surface with the gold embossing powder.

Nearly cover the entire surface with embossing powder

Nearly cover the entire surface with embossing powder

When you are finished you will have a metallic like look to your chipboard pieces.  Some of the yellow will peek out, the turquoise will come through, the black will be seen, and the gold will kick it off nicely.

Heat embossed chipboard gears

Heat embossed chipboard gears

Hope you found this helpful.  Now go on and “Show someone how special they are”.  Thought I should be using my tag line a bit more.

Leslie

 

 

 

How to create a hidden pocket in a mini album.

Do you find the pieces you are using on a mini album page have taken up all the available space?  Did you not leave yourself enough room for a journal tag or spot?  Are you saying “Crapazoid!” about now?  Stick with me and I’ll show you how to make a  hidden pocket on a layout.

No place for journaling.

No place for journaling.

In the photo above you see that I have used the entire page element.  Look closer and you see the end of a tag sticking out on the lower right.  Here is where the tag will live.

Hidden pocket

Hidden pocket

Before I get into the construction of the hidden pocket I want to show you one of the things I found in my room when I did my organization.  Stampin’ Up! rub ons.  I found four sets of these.  Some of them have been used while the remainder have not even had the seal broken on them.  Bonus find!  I’m pretty sure this set is no longer available.  Check with your demonstrator, or look at the site online to see if they still make rub ons.

Stampin' Up! rub ons

Stampin’ Up! rub ons

Okay, now to the reason for this post.  If you remember back a few months….maybe October….I made some cardboard boxes to store some stuff in.  In the construction of my boxes I made use of structure strips to give the box strength.

Cleaning off my work table I found several piles of left over structure strips.

Structure strip scraps

Structure strip scraps

The structure strips are created using craft card stock cut to 1 inch lengths and scored at 1/2 inch down the center.  To turn this structure strips into what I will need them for I put them on my score board and made another score line 1/8 inch to the left of the center score.  Clear as mud?

Scoring to the left 1/8 inch

Scoring to the left 1/8 inch

This will create a “channel” for the hidden pocket.  I needed to create three of these.

Creating a channel

Creating a channel

Once finished with the scoring and folding I cut one end off at an angle.  Measured the length I would need on the back side of my photo and cut the other end at an angle as well.

 

Cut the end at an angle

Cut the end at an angle

Measure, cut, and test to fit

Measure, cut, and test to fit

Using adhesive of your choice, put it on the NARROWEST side of the structure strip.  Then attach the piece to the back of your photo mat.

Add adhesive to the narrow end

Add adhesive to the narrow end

Attach the strip to the back of our photo mat

Attach the strip to the back of your photo mat

Do this same thing to the other two pieces of structure strips.  When finished you will have the beginnings of your pocket.

Add adhesive to the other strips and place on mat

Add adhesive to the other strips and place on mat

Your pocket is coming together

Your pocket is coming together

Add adhesive to the outside flaps of these channels.  If using a liquid glue I would recommend you do this step one at a time.  Add glue to the smallest piece.  Or peel off the protective paper if using dry adhesive.

Apply adhesive to the three channels

Apply adhesive to the three channels

Place this first tab in the desired location of your layout and press it firmly to seat the adhesive.  If using liquid glue you will do the same at this point.

Attach the tab in the desired location

Attach the tab in the desired location

If using liquid glue, at this time put it on the two long tabs.  If using dry adhesive pull the protective covers off.  Carefully place the pocket in the desired location.  Make sure you have a “box” shape happening.

Peel off the protective covers and place on layout

Peel off the protective covers and place on layout

You will now have a box

You will now have a box

Using a bone folder, get inside the box and press down all three tabs to make sure you have good adhesion.

Use a bone folder to press down the tabs

Use a bone folder to press down the tabs

There you have it.  A hidden pocket on an otherwise full layout.

On a different note entirely.  I have been making blog posts ahead of time using a totally awesome Blog Post Planner created by Productive Flourishing.  This form has been a life saver to me.

Blog Post Planner

Blog Post Planner

I used it to bore you to tears with my craft room organization.  It took two days to clean up that mess but I stretched it out for the week so that you wouldn’t miss anything in my insanity.

Organization posts

Organization posts

Now that I’m making this mini album for my granddaughter and trying to use it as a tutorial I have split up the posts into easy to follow tips and ideas.  You can see how I kept track of the sequence of making the mini album.

Blog schedule for mini album

Blog schedule for mini album

If you are new to blogging and feel you have a lot to say, or would like to say, this is a good place to get your thoughts in order and give you a starting point in making your blog less intimidating.

Tomorrow’s post I’m going to show you how I made the Maya Road chipboard gears look metallic.  I did it with embossing powders.

Heat embossed chipboard gears

Heat embossed chipboard gears

Time to let “Someone know how special they are”.

Leslie

 

 

 

Using a famous quote on a layout.

This is a short post and features only ONE photo.  Can you believe it?!

Using a famous quote on a layout

Using a famous quote on a layout

I love my granddaughters.  It is difficult to let them know, and understand, that the teen years are to be spent having fun and learning about themselves.  With all the bullying going on around the world and the fashion industry bombarding young girls with images to be idealized it is no wonder our young girls are a mess and the suicide rates are too high.

Hedy Lamarr.  Who is she?  Many of you may not have even heard the name before.  Mainly because Hedy Lamarr was of a time long ago.  She made her mark in the movie industry in the 1930’s and 1940’s.  She was a glamorous and beautiful woman.

Did you know that this glamorous and beautiful woman was smart?!  I mean really smart!  She invented a communication device with an unbreakable code for the allied troops during World War II.  She even holds a patent for her invention.

Hedy Lamarr: Movie star, inventer of WiFi

It is with this idea in my mind, I wanted to let my granddaughter know that beauty and glamor is not everything in a girl’s life.

  • Any girl can be glamorous.  All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. – Hedy Lamarr

I want my granddaughter to know that she is fantastic just as she is.  She is beautiful.  Just be herself.  And most of all….TRUST herself.

So that is the end of my rant. 😀

Tomorrow…..how to build a pocket behind a photo using “structure strips”.

Leslie

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