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My Book of Special Memories Mini Album with Tonic Studios Dies
I am here with a brand new set of dies from Tonic Studios and yet another adorable mini album! This one is perfect for a little girl, a mother of a little girl, or a cat lover, or all of the above!
I am thrilled with this collection of dies, and how easily I am able to put paper on pages to assemble the perfect little personalized gift!
On the cover, and throughout, I have used the CUTE GIRL collection from Crate Paper. As a cat-lover, I could not resist, and the floral designs were easy to repeat with the layered Tonic die-cut that I assembled and colored using Nuvo Pens and Nuvo Glitter pen. The little roses all have some sparkle!
The cluster of flowers is all handmade by yours truly, and I used Sizzix Dies by Tim Holtz, felt, and small pearls that I stitched together.
The cat, butterfly, and flower buttons helped me complete the look. Adorable!!
The spine of a book is equally as important as the front. So for this, I used all the little strips left over from my favorite papers in this collection, and I created a striped collage. To top it off, I used a gorgeous bow topped with a flower and a pink pearl. The scalloped edge of this bow is perfect with its dainty details!
This is the front page, where I used dies from the Memorable Moments collection, as well as Nicole Silhouette for frames. Layering frames throughout this little book allowed me to extend the page sizes without compromising the pretty shaped pages. I also used the dies intended for the spine to weave a pretty ribbon for an added pop of color!
I just adore the kitten faces and the hand-written sentiments of the papers!
This is the second page layout, and here I kept the papers and frames simple, to allow the recipient to add the larger pictures, and the small sentiment is a Bucket list perfect for a little girl. It reads:
Swim with Mermaids
Dance with Fairies
Play in the Stars
Ride a Unicorn
Perfect list if you ask me!!
This page layout begins on the left with a pocket page, with an added tag & envelope that will hide sentiments,or hold small pictures. The pocket is lined with handmade trim that I cut into an adorable fringe, and a pom-pom ribbon in soft pink and grays.
On the right, I used a cute pink kitten from the paper collection to make an adorable embellishment on the bottom half of the page, but left room for another photo.
This page had a tuck-spot right behind the photo frame, where I slipped a tag embellished with pink rope, washi tapes, and the sentiment: JOY
The opposite page is more playful. I used another image from the collection and topped it with a cute heart glass nose. The page also has added texture with the soft pink fibers I threaded through the design. The frame is double matted for extra depth.
The sentiment reads: DREAM
Here I created a whimsical page layout with a kitten from Santoro London Gorguss Girls, and the sentiment: Best Friends. The kitten sits next to a flower and shiny gems. Opposite, there is a pocket lined with pink delicate pom-pom trim, a small flower, and a cute insert with the elusive Unicorn with a glimmery blue eye. It reads: I am 50 percent Unicorn.
The smaller sentiment reads:
The Happiest Girl in the Whole Wide World.
This adorable page layout shows the simple monogram G for Girl. Opposing this page, the two little birds sing with swirls and gems, and the pocket page reads: So Fun!The tags all have small flags I attached with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher and adorable Washi tapes from my stash!
This is our last page!! I made this one extra dreamy with a tuck spot that shows of the lattice cut of the book die, and layered it with the floral inlay cut die. This is all trimmed with Nuvo Glimmer marker in Graphite, as well as Blue Pearls for a super girly finish. The back cover page has the same cut, only here I made a pocket out of it, and topped it with a Gorguss Girl image, as well as a Dragonfly from Magnolia Doohickey and the word: WONDERFUL
The pocket contains extra tags as well as photo mats that serve as templates .This book is adorable, and complete!!
Here are all the goodies included in this tiny but adorable book!
Can you believe all of that was in there??
On the back, I used a floral paper to match the front, and small brad holds the loop closure. The silver string allows you to tie this little beauty closed.
I hope you've enjoyed reading about this gorgeous little book, and that you can
Be inspired, Be blessed!
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I was inspired to write this Bible verse to go along with this picture frame and Hope banner. It can be found in Psalm 31: 24, and it reads: "Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord." Suffering from any type of cancer is devastating, and the words of David in what is one of the most beautiful books of the Old Testament can really shed some light into a relationship in which the only comfort that really made a difference was the one promised by our very maker. If you, or someone you know is suffering from this horrible disease, my hope is that you find comfort not only in your surroundings and those you know, but also in the love of our God, just as David did in the darkest moments of his life.
For this project I used the Cricut to make the banner and flowers. I hand-painted the Bible verse and background with watercolors, color pencils, and ink. TFL!
I'll also be sharing this over at Link up for Pink.
So have you ever had one? You know, an OMG moment? I end that phrase with "gosh" by the way. And yes, we all have OMG moments, and for that occasion, here's a card! Interpret as you wish. I'd like to enter it into Crafty Creations Challenge #111- In Stitches, and into Scrappy Moms Smiley Cards challenge. TFL!
I made this little card today to inter in the weekly challenges a Cricut Cardz Challenge and BBTB2. The first was to use the colors RED, WHITE, and BLACK in your card, the second was to use a hummingbird image.
Card base in black: 4.5" by 5ish inches-I wasn't accurate!
Red mat : 4 4/16" by 5"
Black mat: a little smaller- dry embossed with Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder (my fav.!)
Hummingbird: 3"from Disney Princesses DCT with two wings for dimension, dry embossed and de-embossed to soften the effect.
Eye: Inkssentials Gloss in black.
Flower : 2.45" from Gypsy Wanderings with Hearts at 1" from DP welded in center. Embossed to add shine, and popped with dimensional adhesive.
Heart Layer: 1" also from DP.
Tombo adhesive was used for everything else.
The interior is matted in white, the small flower was made using the cut-outs from the larger flower and embossed. The border is a sticker from my stash. TFL!