Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One Rainy Day (not really)

 After whipping out 3 layouts with the March kit over at My Scrapbook Nook
I got in a funk.
My mojo had left me high and dry ;(
So stuff just sat for almost a week.
Then I got an idea with one of the papers in the kit.
It was replication book cover.

A mini album....it certainly wasn't a genius idea, but one I was excited by.
It reminded me of the pictures I had of Samantha from last summer playing with an umbrella.

 You can't tell from here but the umbrella girl is popped up.
There are two layers of this image....in case you want to know ;)
I loved the print as it was and didn't want to alter it much.
 I don't usually enjoy making mini albums. 
They are too repetitive and I tend to get bored before I ever finish them.
This one ended up being really fun.....because I put each page together and made them all DIFFERENT!

 The outside cover folds over and attaches to the sheet in back, then I added some black gaffer tape to each individual page/insert for binding purposes.  I stacked everything together and stitched it with my sewing machine.  Because of the gaffer tape each page turns easily and doesn't rely on the card stock to do the bending ;)

 On this set I used the MME tag that came in the kit (you see the back of it here) and one of the little yellow journaling tags from Crate.  I used a piece of the book binding paper to make the little green tab on the yellow tag.  Under the yellow tag you can see the overlay piece with a brown edge and pink tab attached.  There is nothing else on that....just a fun little element page.
 The clear overlay is standing straight up in this photo and amazingly you can't see it ;)  I filled out the back of this journaling tag about how nurturing Samantha is to little ones.  She is my little mommy.
 Lots of journaling here.  These next two tags are inserted individually and can turn on their own.  One contains journaling and the other a photo (duh ;)
I always start to fade a little at the end of any book and struggled to get this last page together.  But I'm happy with it....especially cause it's done!


Nicole Martel said...

lovely mini!!

Kathy Jo said...

I bet she loves it.

ellen s. said...

oh gorgeous gorgeous love
every detail!!!

beckyjune said...

That is amazing, Carol!


Aussie TM5 Thermomixer said...

wooooow this is just gorgeous, Carol!!!

Linda Beeson said...

I am in love with the details on your project! WOW, there are treasures on every page.

Stephanie said...

I love the book. So cute. I hear ya with the chilling in bed. I seem to be doing a lot of that as of late. Just to much going on in my world so I just shut on down. Hope you get feeling better.

Monique Liedtke said...

It's FABULOUS!! you should send it to ST!!!!