Sunday, August 22, 2010

Little Sweetheart

I am excited to share the project I just finished with you because the products I used were a step out of my norm. I fell in love with Brenda Walton's Dollhouse collection for K&Company, as soon as I saw it, but held off buying it. It's muted tones and more vintage vibe isn't what I normally gravitate towards, although I always love it when other people use that kind of stuff. Then I found the Scrap To Go Pad on clearance for only $3.99 and I had to pick up to play with.
Almost the entire chipboard mini book was created using the pad. I added a few odds and ends here and there and the blank book was from the dollar section at Michaels. Don't you just love the shape?
I painted some of the pages and used a stamp to add some interest to the background and then I layers until I liked the arrangement. The pad came with the alphabet and all these fun envelopes and tags. The picture above I previously used for a banner, so excuse the hole punch. Haven't figured out how to camouflage that yet.
Because of the books size I was somewhat limited with which pictures I could use. That ended being a good thing. I went through my box of photos and picked out random ones of ER having fun. I didn't spend too much time over analyzing which ones to use or let myself order any. Which is very unusual for me and left me free to just be creative.
The three little tags attached with a brad are fun because you can still move them about.
I added some tags to the book for some playful elements and to give myself some more room to add bits of journaling. They make it such a fun book to hold and look at.
The frame is inked to help it stand out against the papers. I didn't add anything else because I wanted the patterns to show. I might see if I can find some buttons that look like the one printed on the frame, I think I've seen them at Joann's. That would give it a little bit of dimension. I'm also thinking about adding some crystal accents on it to make it glossy, like epoxy.
I had to cut off the prongs from the snowflake brads and attach them with Glue Dots because I had already Mod Podged paper onto the other side of this chipboard page.
While the pictures I chose are kind of random I did place them in the book in chronological order so you can see her growth. Because of the size of the book I included my own journaling instead of printing it out into strips. Since I normally computer generate my text this was a nice way to incorporate my own writing for prosperity.
Shared At: Scrappy Saturdays at Scrappy Gifts, It's So Very Creative at It's So Very Cheri, Mady by You Monday at Skip to My Lou, Making the World Cuter Monday, Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do, Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple, and Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog.

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14 Friends Said:

Christine said...

Katie, this came out so sweet! You really did a nice nice job...I love all of your details...it's sometimes hard to just "let go" and be creative, but you totally did it here...

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

That is so cute! I need to start scrapbooking again. You're very talented!

Teri said...

You did an awesome job, Katie! This is adorable! :)

Sassy Sites! said...

cute book! she will treasure it forever!! :)

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Beth said...

That is adorable! I love girly scrap stuff! I never get to use it :)

Christy said...

Oh my goodness! This is PRECIOUS! I love chipboard books, but I only throw pictures on them, with a few doodads on the ring, but you have inspired me to decorate those pages up! I bet the little gal looooves looking at these sweet pictures as well!

Mama King said...

Hi Katie! I am officially back on the blog train. I have been missing my favorite guilty pleasure. Hope you have had a great summer! Your chip board book came out beautiful. I am always amazed by your creativity and beautiful layouts.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

That came out so cute. I love the colors. I want to do a mini album someday.

Nichol said...

Love this it came out great. I really need to get doing stuff like this.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness this is absolutely adorable. You have the best scrap-booking projects! Thank you for sharing :0)

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Again, these is lovely. ER is so lucky she is going to have so many adorable keepsakes from you!

BTW, I transferred my blog over to it's new site, www.flyinggigglesandlollipops.com I am not sure if you were following with GFC, but my feed is not updating. I have directions on my last post how to fix it, if you are interested!

Kaysi said...

So adorable!!

got2havefaith said...

This is so adorable! Really a mini album that will be treasured in years to come.

Scrappy Gifts said...

Cute album! Love all the journaling you did! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

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