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June DT Projects for Just Let Me Scrapbook

I wanted to share my June DT projects with you.

I Still Feel Like A Kid


I cut the letters out using my Klic-N-Kut. I then doodled around the edges of each one.

The arrows were cut out freehand.

Journaling: Mom took these photos of me in Milwaukee and had to keep saying, “Be serious. Stop it!” I can’t help it, I’m still a total goof and I won’t grow up! June 2007

The Most Beautiful Discovery


I mounted the photo on top of a 6x6 piece of patterned paper from the same line as the background paper, so it both blends and separates. A very cool look!


The circle border was created by:

1. Painting on a piece of patterned paper (same as background paper).
2. Cutting out circles from both the painted paper and a contrasting color. (Orange and Blue are directly across from each other on the color wheel.)
3. Adhering the various sized circles together.
4. Adding a button to the center of each circle stack.
5. Doodling with a white pen around the edges of the circle border.


"The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."
-Elizabeth Foley

Sonya and I have been friends for most of my lifetime. We met in first grade. It wasn’t love at first sight, though. We were friendly, but not close. We grew closer as we got older, and in middle school, the bond was cemented. You can imagine my dismay when she announced that she was going to a private high school! Oh no! We were going to be torn apart. As it turns out, she and I have been able (across different high schools, different colleges, different states, two marriages, and a baby) to remain good friends. It’s a shame that we see each other so infrequently. But when we do, things just seem to click into place.

I love this photo of Sonya. It captures something about her. It was taken on my wedding day (dig her fancy dress and bridesmaid hair!) in the bridal suite. She’s composing a note for our wedding-mat-sign-in-thing. October 8, 2006.

Altered Maya Road Tin: Shadow Box


At my bridal shower, my Mother presented me with the red box inside this shadow box. She made a mini reproduction of our wedding invitation (glued to the lid of the box)! Inside the box was a locket that my Grandmother wore every day. It has four panels and four photos: My Aunt, Uncle, Father, and Grandfather. In her will, she left it to my Mother. I cried when I opened the box and saw it. It’s a very special piece and I wanted to find a way to display it in my house, but protect it from further damage (you can see that the photos are a bit worn). I also wanted to save the wonderful box my Mother made for me. Putting the entire thing into a shadow box seemed like the perfect solution!

To create this shadow box:

1. Cut a piece of paper to fit the back of the tin. Don’t forget to round the corners.
2. Adhere buttons (using glue dots) to front of tin around the clear window.
3. Glue mementos into shadow box.
4. Place lid on box.

One of the things that I like about this shadow box is that the lid is removable, so if I ever want to wear the locket, I can.

Be sure to check out Just Let Me Scrapbook to see all the cool DT projects!