Share Your World – 2014 Week 9

Here are Cee’s questions for Share Your World – week 9 and my answers, (pictures included at no extra charge):

Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

Well, I have turned my son’s old room into an office/craft/Jeff Gordon room.

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And, no, this desk is not always so neat. Most of the time you can’t see the desktop for all the stuff on top of it.  I had just cleaned it off to do my Bible Study and decided to take a picture – it did not stay this way for very long.

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I have always wanted a window seat with thick cushions and pillows, big enough to stretch out comfortably to read or just sit and look outside.

Something like this one, which I found on Facebook:

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Would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?

Always wanted the TV in another room, until my other room was taken by someone else.  Now I have one in the living room.

What color would you like your bedroom to be?

My favorite color is blue, and our bedroom used to be a beautiful shade of baby blue, but when we remodeled and hubby build shelves into the walls, we put up a flowered paneling with pink flowers and green leaves.

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I have been considering painting it a pale yellowish cream to match the rest of the house and make it a little brighter.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?

My dream home has both a grand front staircase leading to the bedrooms upstairs and a small back staircase off the kitchen leading to ‘my’ office, craft room.  But, it was not God’s will that we buy the house that I fell in love with years ago.  Which is probably a good thing now, because I am not sure if our knees could take daily hikes up those long stairs at the front of the house.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for God watching over my son the past month while he was in Turkey and bringing him safely home last week.

What I am looking forward to this week is a little bit of warmer weather.  They are actually calling for upper 20’s to lower 30’s for the next 10 days – a regular heat wave compared to what we’ve been getting.

Thanks for stopping in.  As always, you can Share Your World by leaving your answers in the comments or by writing your own post and linking to  Cee’s blog.

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© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2014

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HOW TO MAKE A SCRAPBOOK FROM PAPER LUNCH BAGS

Decide how big you want the book and trim the top of bag to the desired size.

TRIM OFF TOP OF BAG TO MAKE DESIRED SIZE.

Keep in mind that the bottom of the bag will be used as a small page between the larger pages made from the sides of the bag.

SMALLER SIDE IS THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG, FLAP GLUED DOWN.

Smooth out any wrinkles in the bag.  I use a bone folder.

Glue folded sides together.

GLUE SIDES TOGETHER

Glue bottom to the side and fold over.

GLUE BOTTOM FLAP TO SIDE OF BAG

Glue bottoms of two bags together.

GLUE THE BOTTOMS OF TWO BAGS TOGETHER

Do this for as many “pages” as you want to use.

TWO SETS OF TWO BAGS WITH BOTTOMS GLUED TOGETHER

Then take two sets and glue two of the sides together so that you have glued four bags together – bottom to bottom, side to side.

FOUR BAGS GLUED TOGETHER BOTTOM TO BOTTOM, SIDE TO SIDE.

Continue gluing the bottoms of two bags together and adding them to the rest until you have as many pages as you desire.

SIX BAGS GLUED TOGETHER

Cover with scrapbook paper, age edges if desired.

FRONT COVER

INSIDE FRONT COVER

COVERED PAGES

If desired, cut a small circle out of the tops of each bag so that the inserts are easily removed from pocket.

Add photos and embellishments, souvenirs, tickets, memorabilia.

To make inserts, cut card stock or other thick paper to a size that will fit into the large page pockets.  Cover with scrapbook paper and pictures or embellishments.

On the book that I did for my mom, I used eyelets to make holes in the top of the insert and tied a length of ribbon into the eyelet.

You can see pictures of this finished book here and here.

EDGE OF INSERT WITH RIBBON

I also used tab stickers glued to the edge of the insert.

EDGE OF INSERT WITH TAB

I used a strip of paper that coordinated with the rest for the binding.

FRONT COVER WITH BINDING AND RIBBON

BACK COVER WITH BINDING

And there you have it!

I hope that if you try this, you will share the results.

Have a blessed day.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012