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Archive for April, 2009


Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

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Am working on Vanessa’s book for her in-laws’ 50th anniversary right now. They raised 5 boys in Chicago and clearly have an awesome sense of humor.

The book is a 50 years, 50 memories theme and I just had to share this memory from their niece. It totally cracks me up.

Ask Auntie El about the time she got pulled over while going the wrong way down a one-way street—purposefully. She was just trying to save a little time on her way to or from one of a million baseball, basketball, or football practices, with a station-wagon full of boys. When the police officer approached the vehicle, Auntie El got out, put her hands behind her back, and asked him to please put her in hand-cuffs, and to take her to jail! That he’d be doing her an enormous favor! He looked her over, checked out her “precious cargo” and sent her on her way apologetically.

I love this Auntie El.
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hello! my name is caden

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

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Look how cute these turned out! Shannon and I used the inspiration from Isaac McHale’s announcements and made a few adjustments for her daughter Caden’s birth announcements.

Shannon wanted 2 pieces – a Thank You and a Hello Announcement.

Here’s the Hello Announcement with red stripes on the back.

Here’s the first panel. The rest of the panels say “My Daddy Scott, Mommy Shannon, and Big Brother Colton are all thrilled with my arrival! xoxo”

I love the end result, and Shannon was so fun to work with!

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Monday, April 6th, 2009

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Here’s a book made with love for Elinor by her children and grandchildren on her 75th birthday.

tomorrow’s project

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

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Tomorrow we start on Helmer and Emma’s gold mining history in Alaska. Such great photos. And I’m learning a lot about gold mining, of all things.

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