Fun with Mini Albums!!!!!
But first....it sounds like we could seriously have a Pepperidge Farm Vanilla Bean Cake Blog Feast!!! I just loved that so many of you share my obsession with this delectable sweet treat (Yep, I'm talking to you Patti, and Delia, and Trish, and the rest of you who didn't so readily admit it!).
I think that most of you know by now that I have a love-affair with food (so much of it can truly make me so very happy!), so it's good to know that I'm not the only one who feels the same way. If we can't moan together about food, can we truly call ourselves friends? (And yes, I am sitting here right now eating a piece of that cake, along with an Iced Vanilla Coffee. Can we say, "yum"?)
And now, on to my post for the day ("Stop thinking about cake, Cheryl!"):
I spent some time Monday working on a little mini album to preserve the fun memories of Delaney's first beauty pageant back in the Fall. This project was SUPER EASY; even those of you who aren't scrapbookers could seriously do this. I just started with one of Sydney's old baby board books (if you don't have kids, you can get these at any ole dollar store). I painted it with white craft paint, let it dry, and then adhered the pictures to the pages (the pictures stuck perfectly with just a glue stick). Then I embellished it very simply with flowers, buttons, and some stickers. And I just typed my journaling onto paper strips. I LOVE how it turned out!
After it was finished, I laid it on my living room coffee table alongside my growing pile of mini albums. I have decided that I LOVE creating mini books. They don't take long to do, they are perfect for recording memories of a specific event or theme, and they are just easy and fun to sit down and look through.
I took a medium-sized basket and am displaying several of my books in it and a few alongside it on the table (there are mini books in there on Delaney's softball season, Halloween memories, Sydney's current sayings, McKenna's beauty pageant, Sydney's third birthday, Thanksgiving memories). If you scrapbook, I challenge you to try a mini album; they are really fun and addictive. (In fact, go to Adrienne's blog and read her post from yesterday; she has an awesome mini album on display there that I just love!)
And speaking of scrapbooks and blog friends (which we were!), look at the fun goodies that sweet Theresa sent to me in the mail? Thank you T; you are SO sweet!! I can't wait to make some sort of Valentine's goodness with this stuff!
It's a good thing I'm in a mood for creating because I've got several fun projects I'm working on for my local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Mania. I went by the store the other day and sweet India gave me some of the MOST FUN products to work with!
I'm going to make a page to display in the store using these funky, cool papers from Tinkering Ink. THIS is just one of the cool papers!
And then I'm going to do a page on Delaney's baptism, and also going to make a mini album about my favorite Bible verses, using these gorgeous pages by Flair Designs. I find it hard to find really cool religious products, so I loved finding these.
And then....I'm going to be doing the March kit for the store (a designer creates several sample projects using specific products that India picks out) and it is featuring some gorgeous new papers and embellishments from Making Memories. I will be sure and share the details of the kit in a few weeks, in case anyone is interested in it.
I also am excited because I talked to a friend this morning who wants me to make an album for her sister's 50th birthday (I occasionally to do some scrapbooking-for-hire for special events and gifts. So if you ever know anyone who needs something made.... lol)
Thanks for letting me share that fun stuff with all of you. I know that I have a lot of scrapbooking friends on this blog, so it's always fun to share that stuff with you guys. And for those of you who aren't "crafty"... why aren't you? Come on along and jump on the bandwagon!
Have a GORGEOUS day!! I'm just gonna try and stay warm (baby, it's cold outside!!!).