I am still recovering from CHA, and trying to settle into a routine. After CHA, Macie had a cheer competition in Palm Springs, and Roman had two games. First, he played his first scrimmage game in baseball, and played immediately in a basketball playoff game. His team won, so they now move on to another exciting game this weekend. It is never boring around here!
I do have many projects to share with you, so today I thought I would begin with a mini album I created for CHA using Pretty Party by Crate.I love the subdued colors of this collection. The papers are lovely, and perfect for documenting the special girls in your life. This collection definitely has a party theme to it, but the papers are really perfect for any theme, too!
So, I have been wanting to create a book with photos of Macie that I simply love. She is my youngest, and it makes me so sad to not see my "little" girl anymore. I picked some of my favorite photos, and placed them into this book. You may recognize a few. Actually, last year I began a mini with a similar theme, but never finished it. So, at least now I was able to get them all into one book.
"Don't You Ever Grow Up" Mini Album
Now, I did not have much time to complete this book. I had a very quick turnaround to deliver this book. Also, I only had stickers, chipboard elements, and paper. The gorgeous embellishments were not available to us, so I am definitely looking forward in receiving them.
Here is a closeup of the cover. For my title, I simply used Duetica's Mandolyn font. Thought the script font went perfectly with the theme of my book. I used the sweet strawberry chipboard, and embellished it with a fabric brad from an older Crate collection. The last bit of details surrounding the oval chipboard frame are the stick pins, and a small tag punched from one of the coordination papers.
My sweet Macie in ponytails! Rarely, will she wear her hair this way. Sigh. Makes me sad, but glad to have this photo. Here, I used a journaling tag to layer the floral embellishemnt. I added a bit of stamping using a Catslife press stamp. I sneaked in buttons from an older Crate Collection onto the page.
Throughout the book you will see hints of vellum. I cannot scrapbook without it, and here there is a circle layer of vellum underneath the flower.
Do not look too closely to the stiching! LOL However, I do love using envelopes in my mini books, and love the doily against the texture. This collection has very soft colors, so felt hearts went well with the book.
On this page, I documented this photo of Macie having a party with her bears. I love the chipboard cake stand, and layered the chipboard presents on top. It is a party, so I sprinkled confetti onto the page.
Detail of the layer of stitched vellum underneath my photo.
I think this page was perhaps my favorite. I do like that I layered more of the papers, and love the alphabet embossing folder I used on this page.
Thank you for taking time to peek at my book. I really had fun creating with the new papers, and cannot wait to play with the Storyteller collection, too.
I hope you are enjoying the day. It is supposed to rain today, and I have a day off from work. So, I will spend the morning in my scrapbook room. I wish I could say that I would be crafting, but sadly, I will be cleaning. (;