Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mini Albums for my Niece and Nephew

I just wanted to share a couple of mini albums that I've been working on for my Niece and Nephew.  This first one is for my Niece Gianna, I wanted to make her a baby album, but I don't have any baby pictures of her, so I put it together without the pictures...which was very challenging for me.  I just want to warn you that this post is pretty long and has lots of pictures.

This is the first page.  I wanted to leave enough room on this page for some large pictures.  I absolutely love the Graphic 45 envelope album, but everything has to be pretty flat on the inside, or it won't I wasn't able to make it very dimensional, which stinks because I love dimension.

Here is page two...I did a lot of fussy cutting on these pages, plus the photo mats slide out from behind the bunnies.  And I put some photo mats inside the envelope, for some more pictures.

Here's the third page...all the tags can be pulled out and I added journaling lines of the back. 

Once again all the tags can be pulled out and journaled on the back

The nice thing about this mini is that you can put little things in the envelopes, like hospital bracelets, lock of hair, things like that.

 Here's the album that I made for my nephew Nicholas...I've actually had this mini made for 2 months, but I was waiting on the pictures.  I think I've posted the cover on a couple websites, but not the whole thing.

I got the idea for the envelope from Laura from Follow The Paper Trail on You Tube.  Here's the link to her video

The idea for the photo booklet came from Cropacabana scrapbook channel, here's the link to her beautiful baby mini album check it out

Little Nicholas is having major medical problems and I feel so bad for him and my brothers family.  I found this poem on the internet and I thought it was beautiful. 

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my bog!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's reveal day at My Creative Scrapbook

I have some very exciting news to share...I have been asked to join My Creative Scrapbook's DT.  This is definitely a dream come true.  Pam has the most jam packed kits out there and it's such an honor to be on the team.  For June I designed using the Creative Kit.  This is definitely my favorite's loaded with Fancy Pants NEW Beach Bum and Beach Babe Collections.  Here's the link to check out all the wonderful creations the My Creative Design Team has put together.  My Creative Scrapbook

This first page is of my boys about 5 years, when we were stationed in Guam.  I've had these pictures laying around forever and could never find the right paper to match, until now.  This kit is perfect for your beach picture 

I fussy cut the waves and used some foam squares to give them a little bit more dimension
I was able to do a little bit of distressing on this page since the Beach Bum papers kind of have a distressed look.

I have to say that this page is probably one of my favorite pages.  I love how it came together. The little lizard is too cute.  The kit is full of the cutest chipboard pieces.   

I did a few different things for this page.  I was finally brave enough to try and paint on one of my pages.  It was super easy...all I did was dry brush some blue acrylic paint on the background paper. 

This is a picture of Alexis when she was 6 months old.  We were still in Guam then.

I also made the flower centers out of sheer ribbon.  Which I made a tutorial for and it will be posted on the My Creative Scrapbook website under Tips and Techniques in a few days.  I'll put a link in here when it's posted.

Here's some pictures of my boys fishing in Guam.  This kit is also great for fishing pictures.  Lots if fishing embellishments. 

 Here are a few closeups

This is my last page with the kit.  To make the circle I just cut a circle out of some cardstock and then used the negative space as a mask and glimmer misted it. 

Some more pictures of my boys in Guam.  Troy cracks me up with his goggles. 

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