Let me just say.
Sorry for the zillions of photos shortly incoming.
Creating this minialbum was fun and annoying at the same time. Fun because I loved all the papers and the photos and I felt really good about myself actually using a lot of embellishments and rubons and little bits and pieces (I think I normally suck at this). Annoying becuase I am so so s l o w these days and I itched to do other stuff aswell but I felt like I had to finish this one first.
The album itself is a Mixed Media Bracket Book, an album that comes in different materials - raw chipboard, thick delicious felt and gorgeous transparencies - some w/white patterns printed. I just used a few of the pages in this book, and traced the rest on cardstock and corrugated cardstock to mix it up and stuff. The papers are mainly from Summer Soiree, but I used quite a few bits and pieces from older collections aswell. The embellishments (apart from the butterfly which is thanks to my daugher who loves making these ;) ) are all mostly from various Fancy Pants collections apart from a few flowers and bling from Prima and Heidi Swapp. The flaps/minipages are made of bookmark-protectors which I got from Kine before Christmas because I was supposed to send Christmas-cards in these but as usual, that project sortof fell apart cause I suck at Christmas-cards.... the original idea/concept of using protectors for layouts however I believe originates from Karen Russel - at least that's where I first saw the useage some months ago...but didn't really feel inspired to try myself until I saw some pages in Stavanger from a woman who took one of her classes. So. Freakin. Cool!
Oh. And with so many photos I wanted to add...I couldn't help but having to do a mini within a mini using leftoverpapers from the big mini :p
Right. LOTS and LOTS of photos incoming, so I'll quit yappin' :p
Figured I'd use it here so I'd at least know where I had it..
The journaling-circle was cut out from "On a Whimsy: cards" w/my new patterned scissor. yay ;p
The flowers were made using Glimmer Mist (Peach & Watermelon) before applying crackle accents on the petals.
& check out the tabs - some from diecut-sheets and some from Transparent Die Cuts Creative Books :D)
Decided to sew around the edge and decorate this side w/paper & a pocket for the mini-within-the-mini :p
Like. Mommy-album and baby-album. Eh. Right!
Haven't finished the journaling in here by the way.
Long post, lots of photos and blah blah. Just kinda like this mini and thought it deserved a lil closer description.. lemme know if you have any questions :)
Thank you so much to Eli, Marie, Monica, Oddbjørg and Vibeche for the fun & company & the photos for this album!!
BTW! The classes for the PrimaDonna tour that Jen and Tracie are doing this spring has been posted at Steffens now. They're also dropping by Bikuben the next day afaik, in case you miss them at Steffens :D Gogo girls!
Title: Just Hold Me - Maria Mena