Cabane à Sucre

Made using Storybook Creator 4Cottage Garden Digital Kit and font: Expose

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10 questions about adoptions


These questions will help you organize your thoughts on a process that may have taken years and still felt like a whirlwind. In this case, we’ve phrased the questions like? (Depending how open your adoption is, consider getting notes, photos and input from the birth parents to answer this question.) Do I have any brothers or sisters? Did my birth family love me? As though they were coming from the child. In fact, for this album, try using these questions literally as page or chapter headings – posing the questions your child will likely want answered and then giving your honest, heartfelt answers.

Remember that each adoption is unique and personal. So realize that you’re going to have to modify these questions to suit your circumstances. But use these questions as a framework and be as open and inclusive as your situation allows! As you read each question, jot down a few thoughts on index cards or on the computer.

  1. Where did I come from? Different city? Different state? Different country? What’s it like there?
  2. What was my birth family? These questions will help you organize your thoughts on a process that may have taken years and still felt like a whirlwind. In this case, we’ve phrased the questions like? (Depending how open your adoption is, consider getting notes, photos and to answer this question.) Do I have any brothers or sisters? Did my birth family love me?
  3. Why did you decide to adopt? Did you try to have a baby on your own first? Or did you just feel like God was calling you to take in a child who needed you?
  4. Why did you pick me? How did you now I was the one? What were you looking for?
  5. How did you find me? How did you decide which adoption agency to work with? If I was born in a different country, how did you decide to look there? How long did it take to find me?
  6. What did you do while you waited? Did you already have everything ready? Were you scared? Anxious? Excited?
  7. What was it like when we met? Were you excited to get the news? Did you have to travel? What was the trip like? What did you think the first time you saw me? How did I react?
  8. How did you pick my name? Where did it come from? What does it mean? Did I have a different name before? Tell me about it.
  9. What was it like for us all getting used to each other? How did I like my new home? What did I do that you weren’t prepared for? How did I get along with any siblings or pets? Did I warm up to my new family right away or did I make you work for it?!
  10. Will you love me forever? Will you?

For more on Adoption Album see our Creative Memories Ten questions Idea book vol2 and Happy Scrapbooking!!!

Looking for a great gift….

Looking for a great gift for a family member, mom or dad is celebrating there 50th birthday, or 50th wedding anniversary… a storybook might be just the gift your looking for, see what I made for my Mom 50th birthday

 

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Mom’s 50th Birthday

Ingredients: Storybook Creator 4, Decorative Click and Fill (pages 21-24), Fabulous digital Power Pallet (background paper 7), Simply beautiful birthday digital addition (embellishment; (5),(0),(Green, pink, blue and purple star),(Music Notes 1-2-3),(HappyBirthday),(surprise)), Serene digital Overlays (overlays 09)

 

Happy Scrapbooking!!!

Black and White Family page

Ingredients (Canadian)

How make it

  1. Insert page from Decorative click and fill page 12×12 pages 25.
  2. From Content tab on the right side of your screen, in Black and White digital Power palette, select Paper 1, Make background
  3. Select pre-design Shapes from Element tab on the left side of your screen;
    1st and 11th shapes (top and side border) leave as (black);
    2nd shape (square) from Content tap on the right of your screen, Paper tab, Black and White digital PP, select paper 25, and select fill selected shape;
    3rd shape (background wave) from Cut and fill on the top of your screen, click on Color, select a shade of Pink (or any contras color from you picture);
    4th shape (wave) from Content tap on the right of your screen, Paper tab, Black and White digital PP, select paper 23, and select fill selected shape;
    5th 12th shapes
    (background photo rectangle) leave as (black);
    6th shape (photo) add photo (family photo);
    7th and 9th shapes (triple circle deco) from Cut and fill on the top of your screen, click on Color, select a shade of Pink (or any contras color from you picture);
    8th and 10th shapes (circle deco); remove and replace by Embellishment;
    13th shape (photo) add photo (photo of the kids);
  4. Journaling move journaling boxes on to photo and resize as needed add (Family) on family photo and add (names of the kids) on kids photo..
  5. Add Embellishment from Content tab on the right side of your screen; click on Embellishment; Black and White digital PP:
    1st flower use (WhiteFlower), (BlackFlower) rotate a little and (WhiteBlackFlower) to make the middle pink select flower and in cut&fill option use wand to cut out middle and Click on Colors to choose a shade of pink;
    2nd flower use (BlackTextFlower), (SwirlFlower) rotate a little and (WhiteBlackFlower) to make the middle pink select flower and in cut&fill option use wand to cut out middle and Click on Colors to choose a shade of pink;
    last Embellishment I add one of my favourite quotes form Black and White Digital PP (SucceededQuote), another option is to add another journaling box from Insert tab, clicking on text and write your own special quote.

My family Page

Ingredients (Canadian)

How make it:

  1. Insert page from Decorative click and fill page 12×12 pages12.
  2. From Content tab on the right side of your screen, Paper,  in Delight digital PP, select Paper29, Make background
  3. From Content tab on the right side of the screen, Embellishment, in Rugged digital overlays, Add to page (Rugged overlays4), In Element tab on the left side for the screen, select overlays and move it down the list make it second to background.
  4. In Element tab on the left side of your screen; delete journaling boxes;
  5. Select pre-design Shapes from Element tab on the left side of your screen;
    1st shape (big square) from Cut and fill tab, top of the screen, click on Color and select a shade of pink (or any other color you wish) and from Format tab top of your screen, click on Surfaces select Wrinkles2
    2nd shape (same square) from Content tap on the right of your screen, Paper tab, Delight All dolled up digital Add, select All dolled up paper 4, and select fill selected shape;
    3rd shape (border black square) delete and replace from Content tap on the right of your screen, Embellishment, Cheerful Digital PP., select (Cheerful Ribbon8) by Add to page and In Element tab on the left side for the screen, select Ribbon and move it down the list just before shape 2;
    4th and 5th shape (swirls) from Content tap on the right of your screen, Paper tab, Delight digital PP, select Paper26, and select fill selected shape;
    Shape 6th, 8th and 10th
    (circles) from Cut and fill tab, top of the screen, click on Color and select a shade of dark pink (or any other color you wish);
  6. Add picture in Empty frames
  7. Add Embellishment from Content tab on the right side of your screen; click on Embellishment; Cheerful digital PP. (MyFamily) and (HappyKindofDay)
  8. And save

Pirate Adventure 2 pages

Page 1 of 2

 

Ingredients (Canadian)

How make it:

  1. Insert page from Decorative click and fill page 12×12 pages21.
  2. From Content tab on the right side of your screen, in Discover Make Believe digital addition, select Paper1, Make background
  3. Select pre-design Shapes from Element tab on the left side of your screen;
    1st shape (background wave) leave as;
    2nd shape (wave) from Cut and fill tab, top of screen, click Color, choose a shade of Green, go to Format and click on Surfaces choose Wrinkle2;
    3rd shape (rectangle) replace by going to Content on the right of you screen, in Embellishment choose Mat4, add to page and resize to fill the same size;
    4th 5th and 6th shape (background photo rectangle and title bare) select all 3 form Element tab on the left of your screen and then go to Cut and fill tab, top of screen, click Color, choose a shade of Red, go to Format and click on Surfaces choose Wrinkles;
  4. Add photos and journaling as desired.
  5. Add Embellishment from Content tab on the right side of your screen; click on Embellishment; Discover Make Believe digital Add. (WhatABlast), (Flag), (Pirate1) and (Pirate2) rotated and resize as desired.

Page 2 of 2

 

Ingredients (Canadian)

How make it:

  1. Duplicate page 1, and move on the right side to page one.
  2. Select shape 1 and 2 plus the 5 frame on those shapes and move them to the right side of the pages;
  3. Select shape 3, 4 and 5 plus the 6 frame on those shapes and move them to the left side of the pages
  4. Replaces photos and journaling as desired.
  5. Add Embellishment from Content tab on the right side of your screen; click on Embellishment; Discover Make Believe digital Add. (Hook), (Ship), (Anchor) and (Sword) rotated and resize as desired.

If you’re near Ottawa or visiting and want to know more about our Pirate Adventure visit their website at http://www.pirateadventures.ca/

Canada day 2011

Designed By:  Lisa

Ingredients (Canada):

How to Create:

  1. Insert 12×12 page from Decorative click and fill 12×12 page 13.
  2. From Content tab on the right side of your screen, choose in Papers Cheerful Digital power palette paper 40 (red) Make background
  3. From Content tab on the right side of your screen, embellishment Rugged Digital overlays (Rugged overlay 4) add to page, color (choose dark red color) do the same with swirl pattern choose a bright red color.
  4. From Elements tab on the left side of you screen; select black square from Content tab on the right side of your screen, choose in Papers Cheerful Digital power palette paper 6, fill selected shape.
  5. From Elements tab on the left side of you screen; select 2 big grey circles from cut and fill tab, color, choose a medium to dark red.
  6. From Elements tab on the left side of you screen; select grey rectangle from cut and fill tab, Gradient, choose 2 shades of red light and medium and choose a still of gradient.
  7. Add embellishment from insert tab embellishment from files insert downloaded Canada day freebie embellishment. Replace small circle with (Motta -Happy B­-Day Canada button) and resize, then replace dark strip with (Motta-MapleCircle- border) resized and from Elements tab, move down to set in background, and add (Motta-MapleCircle-Cluster)
  8. Insert picture desired and journaling as desired
  9. Select journaling from Format tab – select glow (red)

Canada day firework 2011

 

Ingredients (Canada):

How to Create:

  1. Insert 12×12 page from White Gallery 12×12 pages print template page 1 .
  2. From Content tab on the right side of your screen, choose in Papers Cheerful Digital power palette paper 40 (red) Make background
  3. Select contour of layout and in cut and fill tab, color (choose dark red color) do the same with swirl pattern choose a bright red color.
  4. Select all 5 picture frame from Format photos tab – frame – change mat fill – select a paper -cheerful digital PP – Paper 06 OK
  5. Insert picture desired and journaling as desired
  6. Select journaling from Format tab – select glow (red)
  7. Add embellishment from content tab Cheerful Digital PP insert memories embellishment at the both of pages. From insert tab embellishment from files insert downloaded Canada day freebie embellishment.
  8. Doing the firework embellishment with Cheerful Digital PP (Burst1, burst2 and burst4x2)  bleu firework (burst 2 from click and fill, color (blue) and burst 4 resize to go around burst 2 and color light blue) Green firework (burst 1 (select burst1 in cut and fill tab, use wand cutting too, to separate burst by layer, then color with different taint of green, add burst 4 resize and colors light green place it around burst 1) select all burst in Element tab on the left side of you screen and move them down the list till they are in the background.

 

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