Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thoughts Needed and Purple Lunch Bag Album

My thoughts today are scattered and I decided I needed to do something for my Mom.

Two weeks ago, she found out she has stomach cancer.  Tomorrow she has her PET scan to see how bad it is and what steps will be taken.  I've been trying to keep a positive attitude. She is 68 and has always been very healthy but several months ago she started having a hard time swallowing but thought it was acid reflux.  She finally went in and they found ulcers and an area of cancer where the esophagus and stomach meet.  If you can send good thoughts tomorrow, I would appreciate it!  I thought she could use a little reminder of who loves her as she is going through her tests and away.

Purple Lunch Bag Album

White or Brown Lunch bags
Plastic craft bags 4x6 size
Coordinating paper/Embellishments
Hole Punch

  1. Gather several coordinating papers and embellishments.  
  2. Go through your scrap paper to find smaller pieces of coordinating scraps.
  3. Rub an ink pad in desired color around edges of white paper bag to add a little color to the bags.
  4. Trim photos down to smaller sizes.

     5.  Measure baggies and cut desired number of pages to size.
     6.  Create pages and place in order into baggies.
     7.  Punch holes in paper bags (start in middle of bag and then do outer holes.  Line up bags and punch holes in back bag.)
     8.  Line up plastic baggies and punch holes in each one.

     9.  Now that holes are placed, decorate the front of album.
    10. Line up entire album.
    11. Run ribbon through the album, lining up holes.  Tie in bows or knots.

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  1. Jen, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's pain and diagnosis. I will certainly pray for healing and for your family.

    This gift of love is beautiful! I know it will help carry her through. Thank you for sharing at A New Creation!

  2. So pretty..Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  3. This came out really nice. I hope everything went well with your mom's appointment.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with your Mother as she is going through her test. I know she loved the lunch bag album it is so pretty and she probably smiled every time she saw it.
    Take care,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

    1. Thanks for visiting!

      Jen @ Through My Creative Mind
      Friday {Share the Love} Linky Party

  5. Your lunch bag album is featured at A New Creation this week and I used the opportunity to ask my readers for lots of prayer for your family!

    1. Thanks for visiting!

      Jen @ Through My Creative Mind
      Friday {Share the Love} Linky Party


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