Hello Everyone, I sure hope you're enjoying your weekend. I know I am... I've spent the day thoroughly enjoying me some housework. Haha. All joking aside, it does feel good to have a clean house, it's just the getting there that isn't quite so fun.
On another note, I've also been working hard on the blog. For some reason I could not figure out, all the new e-mail subscribers were being sent posts from my old blog, so in order to solve that problem, I deleted the old blog. It was a little scary at first, but it had to be done. Now, it's just this little ole blog left standing, hopefully it will make it. :)
So, of course, why am I blogging today anyways? Because I've got some fun stuff to show you! I have spent almost every evening for the last 8 weeks working on an album for a good friend of mine. She is due to deliver a baby girl any day now, and I wanted to create something for her. This friend of mine had mentioned to me in passing that she just did not have the time to scrapbook anymore, with soon to be four little ones running around, she didn't think she would find the time either. So I made an album that she can just add the pictures, and a little journaling to make it her own. In addition I thought being made by me would be a special gift for baby.
Now, let me warn you. This album is loaded, a full 20 pages to show you. So I will have to spread it out over a few posts. I hope you all stick with me, and will find some inspiration to create a work of pretty papers melded together for someone special.
Here is the front cover, this is not your typical sized album. In fact it is much larger sized. Just slightly smaller than a 12x12. I found this chipboard album at Micheals. I began by painting all edges using white acrylic paint.
I used paper from 4 different collections for this album... Echo Park Country Drive, and Sweet Day Collections, Simple Stories Snap collection, and DCWV Sunday Afternoon collection. I also embellished using my own hand made goodies, along with much more from my stash...
Here are the first 2 pages from the album.
I tried to coordinate each 2 page layout together, giving more flow to the album.
For this page I used Echo Park County Drive paper and journal tag. The photo mats are simple stories snap paper. The chipboard flowers are from my stash, and the wooden lady bug is from Micheals. The flower trim at the bottom of the photo mat I bought from Walmart. The stamped sentiment on the journal tag is from MME.
Once again more country drive paper. I layered the photo mat over a paper doilie and a K and Company Vellum embellishment.
Here I used a handmade fabric and button goodie, a basic grey felt bloom. I cut a flower from the trim I had used on the previous page, and a canvas heart from basic grey that I machine stitched down the middle. I adhered some fuzzy yarn under the cluster, and finished it off with wooden lady bugs. The cute blond girl, and journal tag are free printables found HERE, and HERE.
Be sure to check back to see the rest of the album, as I think this is quite enough for today.
To see more of this album click here.
Until next time,
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