Today, I thought I would share the mini album I created for CHA. This was my first project for Crate Paper, and I was so happy to work with the Peppermint Collection! It just screams Christmas, and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. You also might know that Christmas is my favorite time of year! If you are a big fan of Crate, as I am, then you may have already caught a glimpse(;
Now, I will admit, it can take me anywhere from a week, to two weeks to complete a mini. However, due to the date of CHA, I had exactly two days to complete this book! I love creating mini albums, so even though time was not on my side, I had so much fun creating it! It did give me ideas on my Mini Album for December. I do not think I will be creating another December Daily this year. I think I am going to try a different approach. We shall see what I end up creating, but for now here is the mini:
"S is for Santa"
Now, for the cover I kept it pretty simple. I utilized a negative chipboard element,from the letter S, as my main embellishment on the cover. Of course, I covered the entire surface in coarse glitter, and backed it with patterned paper.
details of the cover:
A simple punched tag holds the remainder of my title cover.
How cute is that chipboard Santa Claus?? I added some tinsel glitter to his beard, and suit. I also used one of my favorite stamps on one of the Peppermint Accent Cuts. (The stamped image reads, Do Not Open Until December 25th)
details of the inside:
Of course, the main subject are my darling kids wearing their traditional Santa Hats! All the photos in this mini are from Christmas 2010. I definitely need to remember to capture photos of Steve, and I, too.
I love, love this photo of Macie. She is so funny, and I remember that each time we kept putting on a candy cane onto the tree, she would snag it! On the opposite side is a glassine envelope that I purchased from an etsy shop. Love this size, because it is perfect to tuck in a tag with journaling.
Here is the back of the envelope. A simple candy cane dieuct dressed with glitter.
Here I used a vellum page as filler page in between the two photo pages.
A sweet photo of my kids with Santa himself, and another glassine envelope.
Back of the envelope with stamped gingerbread, and simple button in the center of each one. There is also a jingle bell tied around the pin. It is off to the right side, dangling!
I always take photos of my kids holding Christmas ornaments as they decorate the tree.
I am not certain what my Macie is looking at in this photo. I believe it was raining, and she was looking at the rain hitting the windows. In any case, I love it just the same. I am not a photographer, but I am so happy to find sweet surprises as this one.
I do not think I have to say anything about these two pages! LOL
When I saw this photo of Gabi, and Sammi, I knew it had to be the ending. Sammi was a special gift this past Christmas, so I knew he needed to be documented, too. All week, CHA projects from the other designers have been posted! You do not want to miss out on all the lovely inspiration. Hop on over to here, to see all the fabulous projects on the Crate Paper Blog!
Thank you very much for stopping by today, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!