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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Coffee and Friends Mini Album: Doodlebug Cream & Sugar

When was the last time you created a project about you and your girlfriends and/or sisters?   It had been a while for me, so I decided to use one of my favorite Doodlebug collections to make one.   Cream & Sugar was perfect for my mini because I love the colors and nothing in my world happens before I have coffee, so .....
Coffee IS always better with a friend!  Now, I don't have photos of me and my besties drinking coffee together.  I should, because it happens ... but it's an album about friendship, and since I have lots of those photos, it works!
This is Lori ... my son is married to her daughter and we are "co-grandmas".  We both take care of our little princess and are super close.  This picture was taken on one of our "Grandparents Weekend Away" trips.  By the way, how cute are those Doodlebug coffee mugs?! 
This is Gina.  We met when we both worked at Archivers.   I KNOW! ...  we miss it too!   We started scrapbooking and traveling to crops together years ago, and have been close friends ever since.  These pictures were taken in Vancouver at a scrapbook retreat.

The little journaling spot at the top of the page was cut from a sheet in the 6x6 paper pad.  I always get 12x12 and 6x6 papers ... both sizes come in handy for any project.
This is my sister, Kim.  People say we look alike; we don't see it.  :) She doesn't drink coffee but is absolutely my best friend in the entire world so she had to be in my book, coffee or no coffee.  This pic was taken at my son's wedding.  I couldn't have handled that big event without her.

For the pages, I just cut the base coffee cup out several times using Doodlebug's Coffee To Go Cutting file, (also available as an SVG file in the Lori Whitlock SVG shop) made an internal offset of the shape, and cut the offset out from different pattern papers.  Then I punched a hole in the top corner and added some chunky twine (which, by the way, is another thing I don't think I could live without)!
Life IS sweet, and I can't imagine it without my friends.  This photo is of me, Gina, and two more of my besties ... Roxanne and Rushita.  We all worked together at Archivers.  Rushita is just one of the sweetest people I know.  I love to tease her because she is by far the youngest of the group.  She has young children and has had to listen to the rest of us talk about menopause and raising teenagers (now adults) over the years.  Rox and I have a ton in common ... we both have sons, enjoy decorating, worry about the same things, and can't scrapbook without singing (and not always in tune ... okay, never in tune).   I love these girls :)
Thanks for visiting today.  This project was made for Doodlebug design team's "Off the Page" challenge.  I hope you'll visit their blog each day to see more fun projects from everyone on the team.  Until next time, happy crafting everyone!

Supplies used:
Cream & Sugar 12x12 collection kit
Cream & Sugar 6x6 paper pad
Cream & Sugar Odds & Ends 
Chunky Twine
Cake Shoppe Shape Sprinkles


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