This is the completed cover of my most recent baby album. I like to find out the future baby's name so I can incorporate it in the album. I made sure to double check the spelling of such a unique and beautiful name.
The satin ribbon was from my stash and I used as much of my paper stash as I could. I even re-purposed some paper from a pet themed paper pad. Just goes to show paper pads of any theme can be reused for any project.
The white felt flower is a clip I found at Michael's dollar bin (3 clips for $1). The tulle flowers are from Recollections, The metal heart, swivel clasp and pearls are by Tim Holtz.
Creating mini albums is something I enjoy. Unlike big scrapbooks it's almost instant gratification. This sneak peek shows detailed views of the cover of a baby girl mini album I was commissioned to make.
The cover of a mini album serves as a sneak peek of what will be found inside. I trust you will agree it is very girlie looking.
It incorporates old and new techniques. I brought my crop-a-dile out of the closet and used a new Tim Holtz swivel clasp. I even found some embellishments from a Tim Holtz class I took 4 years ago.
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Stay tuned for the rest of the mini album in the days to come.
Here is the finalized card. I love to create last minute cards because it challenges me to use the products I have for a quick turnaround card!
Yoshi is a lapdog and a show dog all rolled into one. Even when he is not feeling well he turns it on in the ring. It is wonderful to see. He is an unforgettable dog, and now an AKC Grand Champion.
Armida was one of the first people we called with the news. She was totally ecstatic about his award. She sent him hugs and kisses over the phone line. I trust she will love the card once she receives it.
The final card includes a talented cast of characters (highlighted below). Kathi is a member of our family and Yoshi's breeder. Ever since we met her we have felt a tight bond that goes beyond her knowledge of all things pug-related.
Whenever we have any question or worry regarding Yoshi, she is always a phone call/email/text message away.
Yoshi guided the creation of this card, from beginning to end that is why he placed his "paw of approval" on it.
The cast of characters are Peggy Pug, Dr Pugliese and Chef Pugsley. The name are all Pug-ish to go with the theme. I drew and colored each pug. It brought my confidence in my drawing skills back.
This envelope was a challenge I made to myself so I could use my stash of supplies.
I have always loved anything Tim Holtz makes. The paper is from his paper pack. The brads are from Oriental Trading, a great resource for the frugal scrapbooker. The baker's twine is from Martha Stewart crafts. It is all put together with paper tape.
It is a great use of a 12" x 12" sheet of scrapbook paper, and it is so easy to make once you have the proportions right.
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This is a teaser to a birthday card I was commissioned to create for my sister's co-worker.
My process, although not for everyone, works for me. I like to find out as much as I can about the recipient of the card and go from there.
The card has a European vibe and these brads reminded me of antique pieces in Italy.