Friday, September 25, 2009

My Favorite Top 7 Things... A Mini Album

Big Scrapper House - Week 7 and closer to the finale~

So my assignment this week was to scrap My Favorite Top 7 Things...  Here is what I came up with.  I used this awesome K&Co paper pack that I snagged on clearance for 1.25! 

I also had this great set of chipboard from Fancy Pants that I had in mind for this project.  I used 4 board pieces to make a total 8 pages, 1 page for the title and then each remaining page left over to dedicate to each "favorite".  For this project I just wanted to have a feminine and romantic soft, yet playful and timeless feel. 

These papers had so many fun little parts to them, they really worked for the mini. 

The front title cover.  I cut the diecut plaque with the rose using my Accent Essnentials cartridge for the Cricut Expression.  Next, I embossed using the Sizzix Big Shot and the Lace folder.  I then punched two tiny holes around the rose stem and then tied some green ribbon to accent the embossed rose.
All of the tags were cut using my Slice machine (at lunch!).

Title Tag using AC Thickers and Memory Makers alpha sets. "My Favorite" is from their vintage findings collection.

Top Fav #1:  Travel!
Isn't this post card just the most fun?!  I had to use it! 
The airplane is a creative memories sticker from a garage sale at a crop I went to.

Top Fav #2: Our Family!
Seriously, we are so blessed.  I love our families!! 
The flower on this page is Hero Arts, brad was distressed with ink.  Keyhole is Tim Holtz

Top Fav #3: My Sweet Baby Boys!
Another part of this paper kit that I just had to use!  Its so soft and dreamy!  I stitched on this papers to make the pocket, then distressed, rolled and stitched it up.  I inked the white shimmery flower and layered a few to make them work.

Top Fav #3: My Sweet Baby Boys - Tag View!
Baby #2's tag has a #2 on the top.  : )  I had to do it!!

Top Fav #4: Play and Have Fun!
Life goes by so fast...  I love to play games and just have some silly fun to beat the stress of life.  It's the best!

Top Fav #5: Chocolate!
Or... Milk Duds to be exact!!  I created a pocket using the paper and ripping it.  If you peek underneath, I also inked the naked chipboard just in case you could peek down.  It didn't matter, but it is there!

For the Chocolate "wrapper", I cut out the plaque, then distressed edges, then inked with walnut, then I pop dotted it and then to finish up, I applied a good coating of Crackle Accents.  It took over a day to dry, but wow what an effect!  It ended up warping and actually looking like a real crumpled wrapper.  Unexpected bonus!!  This is one of my favorite pages in the album.

Top Fav #6: Laughter!
I just love to laugh!  On this page I used my favorite wedding photo when I was waiting.  I like candid photos like this.  I hand stitched the pocket, distressing first.  The bling was cut apart to allow pocket to function.  I also applied glossy accents to upper butterfly but you can't see it the greatest.  I will retake these when we get some sun this weekend.  : )

Top Fav #7: Finding Forever Friends!
On this page I stitched the "menu" to the top of the tickets (kind of messily), then I  stitched around the perimeter, omitting the top.  The ticket line is sort of a shallow pocket.

What goes along with a forever friend better than Good Times and Great Food?  I don't know either! 

Seriously, this page is a very fond memory page in honor of one of my forever friends.  She made a page titled this and I piggy backed off of that to put together a little reminiscing on here. 

Hoping I can find more goodies to add to this or better yet -- some photos!

1 comment:

Maggie said...

gorgeous album.