October 11, 2009

remember a couple posts ago eric brought home a "surprise" for me in the form of 2 punches and some paper - here's what i did with the first pad of paper. i was so inspired i cut the album out of chipboard by hand and started making the day he brought home the supplies.

don't know yet what pictures are going to live within this album but i love the feeling and look it creates even without pictures! the large wood button (flower center) was if i remember correctly purchased in england a few years back while on vacation there. the rest of the supplies are sei paper, random scraps and fun things i've purchased at ruben rouge, including these huge flowers that i adore!

side shot, standing up. the album is 6x6 - super mini (don't normally make em' this small)

awaiting its pictures this spread is one of my favorites.

love these quote tags that came out awhile ago by, my minds eye.

knowing that i don't create journaling very often i created this designated area for it under "happy" to insure that when the pictures are added so is the journaling.

this makes ME happy

this little flower was also a my minds eye die cut which i added glitter and inkessentials glossy accents to. love the way it turned out.

this wood embellishment (flower) i love. bought them while on vacation last year they are by kaiser and i love em'. there not cheep but i think are totally worth every penny with all the possibilities they offer.. you could paint, stain, spray ink or leave plain (which is what i did here) then tied a ribbon in the center and hung a tag on.

becoming a fast friend of the accu cut die cutting system this album contains a couple of them like the one above left the square scallop

"friends are made not born."

the left page here is two individual pieces of chipboard the small one is sized 2x6 and the larger with the vintage accu die cut is 4x6. i "laced" the two together like a corset with some beige and brown string.. loved the look this created! the flower on the opposing page is made of chip board and its back side (not shown) will be for extra journaling.

close up on the lacing effect. had so much fun making this mini album and can't wait till the right pictures are taken for it!
next is the k&company blue, grey and lime green paper & fabric album i'm so excited about it - its going to be like nothing i've made before.

dad & me

a new mini i've just finished of eric and alex, walking away. taking pictures of these guys has always been the biggest struggle - neither enjoy the vanity of taking a good shot - so my creative side kicked in and i took pictures of them walking hand in hand. these are some of my favorite shots of our favorite trips, vacations and outings.

the book still needs a set of brassed rings but i've had the darnedest time trying to find them. so i'm posting with only three rings of the wrong color.. but you get the idea..

surf fishing on the beach. one of the guys favorite things.

we had annual passes to the ZOO last year and we went almost every weekend! those frequent visits provided some great times and amazing shots!

annual passes are the answer to all scrapbookers problems.. if you don't get a good shot now, y'all get it next time!

the fall festival - (where we get our halloween and thanksgiving pumpkins) it's quickly becoming a fall family tradition.

our trip to the butterfly house - what a time!

not very often do i use tags or mini pages within a book (like i did here) but the idea is growing on me. it adds a great place for additional journaling, pictures or just fun space for a title.

its a simple book made wholly from scraps but its just the right amount of fun and masculine for the guys.