I haven't posted all week because I've been working on a mini-album, and I'm happy to finally post it! YEAH! This is my first Bind-It-All project. I've had my BIA since Christmas (I'm embarassed to admit) and had never used it; and as it turns out, it was very easy to use after I watched the video.
So you've all seen those chipboard albums in your local craft store; probably even in the dollar bins! I bet you all have some in your stash. I certainly did! I used a 6x6 square one with rounded corners--looked like this.
A few months back, I had covered all the pages with paper I had from a coordinating set of pinks, greens, and whites. And then I left it to sit. Until I finally said to myself, "do something with this!" And so the above turned into this:
Elegant Edges, pg 29 Leaves, book feature for the pink background.
Embossed with Kassie's Brocade Cuttlebug folder.
Green cardstock attached under cut-out leaves edge.
Tiny pink flowers (and bottom 2 layers of center flower) are from my stash. Stickled the tiny ones.
Flowers at top and bottom and the small one in the middle are a set from Joann's dollar bin.
Cut out the leaves freehanded and embossed with Herringbone Cuttlebug folder.
Two gems and a small green pearl finish the flowers.
The title is cut from Cherry Limeade, varying between 3/4" to 1-1/4" with shadow.
Journaling for the whole book is on this first page--it's a pullout from behind the picture--basically for the purpose of remembering what we did, where we went, and when it was! The "girls" are my daughter, Nicole; my niece, Missy; and my sister, Diane. Missy is also Diane's niece. On this page, I used the Martha Stewart doily edge punch. The semi-circle is cut from Lacy Labels and cut in half to cover front and back of the pullout. Stamped the word FAMILY with a set of clear alphabet stamps I have, and added the green brads. At the top of this page, I later added some rub-ons that went perfectly with our theme; you'll see more on the other pages. Just one of many embellishments I've had in my collection for so long that it feels good putting them to use finally!
Page 2 includes a picture of a fountain and gardens in the area where we shopped. Just some pretty scenery. That picture is matted on pink cardstock embossed with Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder, and I have an EK Success punch for the corner adornments--aren't they cute?!
Butterflies cut from Kate's ABCs; punched pink 1-1/2" scalloped circles for mats.
"Girls just want to have Fun" stamp is from an Inkadinkadoo set, "Thoughts for the Day."
Other stamps on these pages are from My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious set. This is the set I chose for winning an honorable mention during her recent Design Team challenge. Such great sentiments; so perfect for this mini-album, I was laughing about what to use!
Had to put my sticker on the back even though I may wind up keeping this for myself. Was originally thinking of giving it to one of the girls, but I'll hold onto it for a while. I want to link this up to several of the Linking Parties out there.
Please let me know what you think of my project! Thanks for looking.