Sunday, December 9, 2012

Project Life September

Project Life has become a part of our lives. We all love it in my family. I hope to keep up with it next year as well. For this particular week, I chose to use stamps. I love Market Street Stamps. If you don't know who they are, you should definitely check them out! I am a big fan of their background stamps! They ink and stamp fabulously.

We went for the FAAN walk on September 8th. Anurag has multiple food allergies. The walk was to create awareness and raise funds for research. I hope he gets over some of his food allergies as he grows up. Life is tough with them, more for him than us. Food allergies can be life threatening, his is. He also misses out on a lot of stuff other kids can do or places where he can go just because there is a high risk of coming in contact with allergens. We are trying to educate him so he can be careful but he is just 3. So, for right now he knows he has food allergies and not to share food. Majority of the pics from this week are from the walk and there are few other everyday pics.

I got three new inks. The neon inks by hero arts. They are super cool! I am probably going to get the other three as well. They are truly neon! 

I had the perfect stamp to go with A's photo here. He is so cute, he loved the guitar but he also loved the box it came in too:) He pretend played the guitar box for days, singing loudly and dancing. Isn't the saying on the photo beautiful?

I used the saying ' be whoever you wanna be' on the gymboree pic. It was all about the mailman in the class that day and all the kids were pretending to be one. I used the brackets from one of the MSS stamps on the journaling card. 

The sun-rays card with the word saying 'Joy' is my favorite! I loved the little spaces on the rays which look like speckles instead of just solid sun-rays. 

Sid got to meet Darth Vader at the FAAN walk! Had to get his picture with him. He is crazy about Star Wars! Look at him he is so happy, even my pics with him don't turn out so good ;) I used the grid stamp for the background.

A and his cousins in Sydney facetime atleast twice or thrice a month. They haven't met in 2 years but still know a lot about each other:) I am so glad for technology! My parents finally got an ipad and now we can all facetime! Yay! I saw them after a little more than two years. So happy:) I love the little wood veneer bubble by SC. Did you see freckled fawn came out with some recently? They are on my wishlist! 

I have mixed and matched different MSS sets for this weeks layout. Any guesses which ones? I am not going to list them. Let me see if anyone can guess ;-) I haven't use any patterned paper. I started with cardstock and just went stamp happy! I am linking this to the block party challenge over at Market Street Stamps! I am hoping to be back with some more PL pages this week. Have a good week. Thanks for dropping by!

Color Me Scrappy Challenge #20

We went to Dewberry Farm in October. Every year they have a pumpkin patch and a ton of activities for kids. This was our second year. I remember last year was fun. Anurag ran around the pumpkin patch, pushed the wheel barrow and played drums on the pumpkins. It was a fun and exhausting day! This year was no different! We had tons of fun. Anurag was open to trying out more things than last year. This was Anurag at Dewberry last year. He so loved it!

And this is Anurag this year,still playing drums on the pumpkins:)


I scrapped the pictures of the farm from this year using the color palette and sketch at CMS #20. This is what I came up with!


I really missed sewing on this layout. We are sleep training A and it took forever for him to sleep. There was no way I was making any noise with the Sewing machine or the Cameo. I compensated my  thirst for sewing with hand-stitching a string of sequins. If you don't have a sewing machine or are not comfortable using it, an alternate is to hand-stitch on the layouts. I liked the way it turned out. Sequins are a good way to add a splash of color and since I didn't have any purple  paper, these sequins did the trick.

It has been gloomy since morning and I couldn't get a good picture. I kind of tweaked it with picasa to get it closer to the true colors. Need to get studio lighting ;-)


Don't you think that little OA pin with the arrow pointing to over the top is so so cute! I am also loving these wax seals by BG! I have never seen those before! This was a quick and simple layout. Working with a sketch always makes it faster. 

This challenge is open till December, 20th. Don't forget to use the sketch along with the color palette! Kimm from Beary Scrap is sponsoring the month of December! She is giving away a 20$ gift certificate to her fabulous store to whoever wins! She also makes her own stamps!! They are perfect for cards/PL/smash!. 



Thanks for dropping by! I love hearing from you. Please connect me to your blogs as well, so I can get inspired! Hop on over to Color Me Scrappy to see what the other designer's whipped up for this challenge. I hope you are having fun holiday shopping! I sure am:)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Guest Blogging Project Life at Rukristin Papercrafts!

Hi Everyone! I am guest blogging at Kristin's Blog, rukristin papercrafts today! She has lots of fun tutorials, ideas and crafty projects on her blog! So spend sometime and check them all out.

I finally started working on my PL. I am all caught up uptil October 8th. I need to go through and print photos after that. 

Here is a sneak peek of my PL page!

The most challenging part of PL is keeping up with it after vacations and other family needs. But, I simply find it hard to make it simple. I have to embellish and add doo-dads which takes more time. For me that is the fun part of PL. Just diving into your stash. 

 Hop on over to Kristin's blog to view the whole page!! I had a lot of fun working on it.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Love You Everyday-CMS Challenge #16

Hi! I am back again with a layout! I am so happy with the way this one turned out! I am so glad I made the jump and bought the Cameo. I can't say enough good things about it. It cuts like butter. With the change in format of challenges over at CMS, we now have four color palette's each month. Each challenge run's for 2 weeks, so there is a overlap but enough time. Every palette has a added twist to it, a sketch/word/technique. It is super fun, I haven't had a problem with it yet. I think it just makes it more interesting. So this is what I came up with this week's challenge! 

I just had to scrap this pic. Anurag and myself, we were making funny faces and just clicking pics on the phone for fun. I spent three hours with him at the park and he wanted to stay longer!! Sid joined us after work. Played some more with him. He is so adorable. We say 'I love you' to each other all day long. I am so blessed to have him!

Isn't the arrows pattern paper rocking! I love it! I cut out the center since it was getting covered anyways, just to save that paper! LOL, Yes I do have a paper addiction. I hoard in all possible ways:) I love all the papers used on this layout. The weekdays, the arrows, and the kraft love paper.

I used Ali Edward's handwriting font for the title. I used kraft, white and blue core cardstock. I cut the three layers, one slightly bigger than the other just so they would peek from underneath. I saw Amy Tan's layout here and loved how she hand stitched those arrows. I decided to do mine in brown. I love the transparency tape. I added some at the bottom and top. 

I also stitched some silvers arrows. I am obsessed with silver and gold ! I added little bits of AC Silver glitter ribbon in three different places on the layout. I think it adds such a rich feel to the whole page! 

After adding some more machine sewing in silver, I cross-stitched the word 'Love' with the same brown thread. I cut the bubble from the Take Note paper by pebbles. The twist in this challenge was to use the word 'Enter' somewhere on the layout. I used it to say ' Entered Terry Hershey Park at 3.15 and left three hours later'. The vellum happiness bubble was part of my SC kit. The tiny puffy arrows,hearts and clouds are also SC Kit exclusives! Well, I hope I have inspired you a little bit today!

This challenge runs from November 8th to 15th. Don't forget to use the word ' Enter' somewhere on the layout along with the below color palette.

Again this month's sponsor at CMS is Paper Issues! Cassie is giving away $20 gift certificate to her store. All you have to do is enter in at-least two of the challenges this month and your name will be entered twice. If you do all the four challenges, it will be entered four times! The more you play, the more chances you get to win! Her store has awesome goodies! So don't miss out! Hop on over to Color Me Scrappy and check out what the other designers did with this color palette!

Thanks for visiting me today! I appreciate all the comments I get, keeps me motivated! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Please leave a link to your blog, so I can visit you! I will be back soon:)

Patterned Paper: 'Surrounded' Ready Set Go, Everyday & Take Note from Seen&Noted Pebbles, 6th & Main from Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic by AC, SC Hey Dey
Tools: Singer Sewing Machine, Singer Sewing Needle, Silhouette Cameo, Fiskars Rotary Trimmer, ATG 
Embellishments: SC kit exclusives, AC Silver Glitter ribbon, Silver Metallic thread, Transparency Tape
Pen,Ink,Stamps: AC Precision Pen

Monday, November 5, 2012

You did it!! CMS and PI Challenge #15.

It has been a difficult month with Anurag. One long stressful month. But we did manage to have some fun in between:-) I am so thankful for the few days filled with fun and happiness. We left home to go to Gymboree drop-off class, only to find out they had changed the schedule and not updated it online. I got totally irritated with the girl at the front desk since she didn't even let us enter and wait in the lobby for 20 minutes for the open gym to start. I decided to take Anurag to the park instead of waiting in the parking lot. It turned out to be so much fun ! We were at the park for three hours! Watched the ducks, played on the slides, climbed, did monkey bars, took a snack break, walked and ran around. It was good to spend quality time together. I had to scrap the photos we took at the park.

 I loved the fall-ish color palette and the sketch at CMS for Challenge #15. This is my take on it! I totally enjoyed working on this layout.

I back-stitched the sun rays. It took quite some time to hand sew. But, was fun. I finally used my huge stash of embroidery thread ! I also machine sewed some rays in silver. I am loving the metallic thread I picked up from Joann's. So much fun! I cut out the circle from the SC pattern paper and added a bright yellow polka dot paper for the sun. I love how bright it is! 

I started my journaling right on the layout but still had a lot to write! So I added a shipping tag to do the rest of my journaling. I added a blue ribbon to capture one of the challenge colors. I added washi at the bottom of the picture to match the horizontal lines in the sketch. I did some machine sewing with silver thread on the layers. I am totally obsessed with sewing! I love the flair it adds to a layout.

I added some stickers from Echo Park, Pink Paislee and the cute flag pin by Basic Grey. I was so proud of Anurag to finally have overcome his fear of closed slides! I added a trophy sticker by Pink Paislee. Sid thought it was funny:-).  I added some Mister Hueys and some Wood Veneer Stars to finish it off. 

I plan to take him to the park more frequently from now on. It is a great way to spend time together. Away from technology :-)

I hope you will give this palette a try! Check it out at Color Me Scrappy! Now for the exciting part, this month's challenge has been sponsored by Paper Issues!!! Cassie has generously offered a $20 gift card to her etsy store! If you haven't visited her store yet, you should!! She always has a 20% off code on her storefront. She has amazing kits and new goodies from various designers in stock.

Thanks for visiting me today. I appreciate and love all the comments I get. It keeps me motivated! Please leave a link to your blog if it is not attached to your blogger-id, so I can do the same. If you have any questions regarding my layout, feel free to ask! Here is the supply list! 


Patterned Paper: Studio Calico Heydey and other papers from stash
Embellishments: Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Stickers, Pink Paislee Stickers, Freckled Fawn Washi Tape, Kikkerland Arrow Paper Pin from Twopeasinabucket, Stickers from Amy Tan's Ready Set Go
Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Singer Sewing Machine and Fiskars Rotary Trimmer
Pen,Stamps and Ink: AC Precision Pen
Others: Anchor Embroidery Thread and Singer sewing needles

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First Day of School/ Color Me Scrappy Challenge #14

I am so behind on my scrapping and project life. I have every intention to catch up though. It has been a rough few weeks with Anurag. He has not been well and last night was his first asthma attack for this winter. I think it is because of him rolling on the carpet at our friends house. I told him so many times, he doesn't understand :( .He is wheezing. I hope he gets better soon. I hate it when he is not well and he says ' it hurts Amma'. So helpless! 

Moving over to my layout! I have been wanting to scrap Anurag's first day of school pictures! I saw this T-Shirt at Target  which said ' Ready Set Go' and I knew it would be perfect for his first day. I love the bright orange shorts! He knows the signal so well. Red means stop, Yellow means slow down and Green means Go! He tells me this over and over again when we are driving. And hey if I don't slow down and choose to go instead ( I did that once) ..he promptly voiced his concern and told me ' You should have stopped, It was yellow. I saw the signal turn red. ' I felt horrible. Not doing that ever again!! He is so caring. Sid told him once that we don't talk and drive because it is not safe. He tells me everytime I pick up the phone to just call for a minute or two! He insists that I should stop talking. I hardly do it ever, just those quick, I am on the way or Where are you. But I listen to him :-) I feel so happy that he looks out for all of us!

This is what I came up with the challenge palette for this fortnight at Color Me Scrappy!  I had so much fun working with the challenge colors. It is totally me:) Bright and Happy!  I used SC Yearbook , AC shoreline and some things from my first SC kit. Yes you heard that right!! I am subbing to SC now! YAY! I wrote the date on the apple wood veneer.  

The layout is based on this color palette. Check it out! Love it!

I used craft knife to distress and tear the edges and stitched on the paper with my sewing machine. I really had to stop myself from sewing more on this layout! It is a lot of fun and addictive! The abc card on the right is a silhouette store file. I added the thursday and friday flair. Those are his school days. The Yearbook wood veneers are awesome! I love them! 

I picked up a pack of 50 wooden clothespins from Joann's. They were just a few dollars. I painted them with regular acrylic paint in Red, Yellow and Green and added a twine between them. Sort of like developing pictures in a dark room. The washi tape came with my first SC kit. I had trouble figuring out what to write with on the washi tape. After trying out a few pens, Sharpie worked with no problem.

I love the foam thickers by Amy Tangerine. I colored the white foam thickers with a yellow memento marker. Stamped the first day of school. It  is from  a set by Ali Edwards. I am loving all her stamps! They were on sale at Two Peas! Go get some before they run out! I picked up four sets I think! I am totally a fan of her stamps:-) I love them. They are perfect for project life and layouts! The cut the geo tag and the title on silhouette. I used pacifico font for the title. It is a free download from dafont.

I just wanted to show you the layers I created on this layout! The sewing adds a lot of movement. I let the loose threads hanging. Tearing added so much to the layout. 

I got all mu supplies from Twopeasinabucket! I highly recommend that store! They always have the latest and the greatest in stock and at good prices!

Please stop by Color Me Scrappy to see what the other designers came up with! You have until the end of this month to enter this challenge for a chance to win the mystery prize! Thanks for visiting me! Please leave a link to your blogs, so I can visit you as well. I will be adding the supplies list later in the day! 


Patterned Paper: AC Shoreline, SC Yearbook and papers from SC Kit.
Cardstock: Bazzill Smooth White Cardstock
Embellishments: SC Wood Veneers, Flair from A Flair for Buttons, Twine from the Twinery, Washi Tape from SC Kit, Freckled Fawn Arrows Washi Tape, AC Thickers
Tools: Silhouette Cameo and Fiskars Rotary Paper Trimmer
Pen, Ink and Stamps: Blue Ultra Fine Sharpie, Memento Tuxedo Black and Ali E School Stamp Set
Others: Wooden Clothespin from Joann's,

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day!! Ahoy Mate!!

Since it is World Card Making day and Anurag has been invited to a birthday party, I think it calls for a card! The theme of the party is pirates! So here is my card! The inside says 'Happy Birthday'. I cut the bubbles on Cameo and layered red card stock under the white bubble. Some red and black twine from the twinery and it was done! 

I am entering this card at Paper Issues World Card Making Day Contest. Cassie is giving away four $20 gift certificates to her Etsy store! It is an awesome store and she always has a 20% code. Her store always has the new products in stock! Keeping fingers crossed!

I am also entering this card at Market Street Stamps Cream of the Crop contest. I have used their argyle background with Memeto Red Ink. They have the best background stamps! 

Thanks for visiting me today! Please leave a link to your blog , So I can visit you too:)

Happy Card Making Day!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Muthi Mae Duniya ( World in my First) CMS Challenge #13

When I saw the colors for Challenge #13, I loved them! I knew I would be using them for a beachy layout! This is what I came up with using the Challenge colors as inspiration.

Checkout the color combo this challenge is based on! I think it can be used for a fall layout as well or a black and white photograph would work too!

I had this photo shoot planned out. I wanted all of us to wear white and beige and do a photo shoot during our cape cod vacation! Cape Cod was so beautiful! Lovely beaches!White Sand! So relaxing and fun! A much needed vacation:) . Not surprising the best photo of the whole shoot was the most unplanned one. So cool that Sid caught this on Camera! I love it! Pure innocence! Feel of sand slipping through your fingers, trying to close your fist as tight as possible. Watching it with such innocence. Wish time would stop...

I had this title in my mind from the beginning of the layout. I was trying to get a good translation for it and do the title in english. I almost went with ' To see a world in a grain of sand' ( From a poem by William Blake). But then, Sid was like why don't you just do the title in hindi. I found the font Shusha and also a keyboard help file to go with it. It took me 2 hours to figure it out! I love the end result though! The title translates to 'the world in my fist'. I added that to the layout as well.  I don't think Anurag is going to be able to read hindi when he grows up. Maybe we will teach him, we will see!  I didn't glue the whole title down, a little glue and some staples and left it like that. It adds some dimension.

I added the Globe stamp and embossed it with white zing. I thought the camera looked empty with holes, so added the stars in the center. 

I used 'Samarkan' font from dafont to do the english translation. It looks so pretty!! It is a very commonly used hinglish font:-) I am going sequin crazy! I picked up some more sequins in a bigger size. Its crazy they had such little sequins in it! I think I am going to pick up those 4 oz bags next time I go, in different sizes and shapes. I think it looks really cool on a layout. Just enough shine! 'You are my Sunshine' was a printable from the pop off the page class by SC. I added twine on the photo, just for a little color and kind of tying it all together.

I used Gold Shine spray by Heidi Swapp on the leaves. The leaves were also a cut file from the SC class. I yellow paper is handmade . It is from India. I love the vellum script paper from hobby lobby. I added a doily by wilton to make the layout softer. I added the woodgrain paper by Miss Caroline to go with the fence. The colors are so nice on the woodgrain. 

I had absolute fun making this layout. The colors worked perfectly with my picture. I used a 6 by 8 photograph. Using a enlarged picture is so fun! I have entered this layout in Fall'n for Flair Contest at Paper Issues Blog and also in Layout Love Linky at Purplemailbox blog.

The prize this month is another mystery bag! Please visit Color Me Scrappy to see what the other designers created using this fornight's color pallete as inspiration! The deadline for Challenge #13 is
October 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. What are you waiting for? Come play along with us! We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting me today! Please leave a link to your blog so I can visit you too and leave some love! 


Patterned Paper: Amy Tan 'Ready Set Go', Miss Caroline's Dilly Daily, DCWV Neapolitan, Vellum Script from HL, Yellow Handmade paper from India
Embellishments: SC Wood Veneers, Baker's Twine, Wilton's Doily, Sequins, Button from A Flair for Buttons, Cut files by SC, Stickers from Stash.
Tools: Fiskars Trimmer, Cameo, Tim Holtz Stapler, TH Heat Gun, ATG Glue Gun
Ink and Stamps: Memento Black, Amy Tan Globe Stamp, Gold Color Shine by Heidi Swapp
Pen: AC precision Black
Printer: Canon Pro 9000 Mark II

Monday, September 17, 2012

Come join us for Color Me Scrappy Challenge #12

This fortnight's color challenge is something fun! Fruit Loops inspired! I actually had a cup full of fruit loops while working on this challenge ;) In my defense, it was solely for the purpose of inspiration!! Check out the color combo!

I made the colors brighter, that's how fruit loops are in real life! I tried out a lot of new techniques on this layout. Well new to me, not to everyone else! 

I totally love this pic. Anurag's eyes are just so lit up! I love how happy he looks in this. I can relive this moment with this pic over and over again. He is so crazy about bubbles! I love when he says 'double bubble ' with this huge smile on his face. Even at gymboree, he keeps asking his instructors for bigger bubbles. 

I stitched around the page for the first time. Actually, I stitched on a layout for the first time. I somehow never was comfortable to do it before. It is so darn easy, I don't know why I was so afraid to do it! I made up my mind and just decided to do it. And it worked out!!

I misted yellow on the edges. I still haven't got the hang of misting yet. It looks so perfectly colored. Doesn't  have that misted look I think. Need to look for misting tutorials! 

I cut the title out on Cameo using Pacifico font and stitched the cutout on the negative. That is the in thing right now. And it was so fun to do it! I love the white on white look! Never thought it would look so good! I just wish I had the title going from bottom to top instead of top to bottom. It would have been easier for the eye?! Well I know what it says!

I embossed the chevron and the yellow dotted circles. I love the look of white embossing powder on the grey cardstock. It came out pretty cool! I stitched the tab on the photo. I cut the tab out on Cameo. It looks so cool stitched on. Next time, I should just stictch on the tab and adhere it on the photo. It will still give the same look, stitching on photo is a little difficult. Too thick.

I cut out the circles on my Cameo. I added candy pink foil paper, blue glitter paper, and embossed circles for the background.  I really wanted to use foil paper. I don't know why! I looked and looked and couldn't find it anywhere. Finally, ended up using Wilton Candy paper :-). 

I stamped and embossed the word circle 'photo love'. I am loving Ali E's new stamps my sister gave me! I Loveeeeee her stamps! They are stamping so well! My sister is so awesome:D

I added SC wood veneers, flair button from their pop off the page class kit. I am taking this class to learn how to layer. This is my first layout after reading through the first lesson of the class. I am loving it. When I was going through the pdf , I didn't think I would be able to apply it. But I was able to! I love all the layering. One thing I learnt, pop dots are your friend !

I love the green vellum paper from the Recollections Amy Tan stack. It is my favorite! I might end up buying one more stack just for this. But the colors are so fun, I might actually use it! I added silver sequins to just move the eye along. I got such fun colors for like 4 or 5 dollars! Super cheap way to embellish!

Please stop by Color Me Scrappy to see what the other designers did using this color combo as inspiration. Deadline for this challenge is 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2012.  That gives you 2 weeks , which is plenty of time to play with these fun colors. For the month of September, Peace, Love & Scrapbooking is providing a Gift Certificate worth $15 towards the purchase of one of their amazing kits! 

 Please leave a link to your blog, so I can visit you and get inspired! I love the crafting world. We learn something new from each other everyday! Isn't that like the best part ! Thank you for visiting me!


Cardstock: Bazzill Solid White Cardstock

Pattern Paper: Amy Tan Sketchbook collection, SC scraps, Wilton Foil paper, glitter paper from Joanns

Embellishments: SC Wood Veneers, Sequins, Speech bubble pin by kikkerland, SC flair button, Orange Washi tape

Tools: Cameo, Singers Sewing Machine, Fiskars Rotary Cutter

Stamps: Ali Edwards Photo love and Paper Smooches backgrounds

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Color Me Scrappy Challenge #11

Look at the beautiful color combination for Challenge #11. It is so pretty! I love the deep red and the different shades of grey. 

The layout which I did is so new to me! I have never done a layered layout. I loved the result. It is very relaxing and fun. I love this photo of Anurag. So natural! We took this at a park in downtown Philadelphia. He was so happy and loved the place.

I used silhouette to cut out the title and the quote bubble. I had some red fabric net, I had bought about 4 years back and I added that to this layout to add some texture. I made the camera vellum envelope. The vellum paper is from Recollections Amy Tangerine Paper Pack. 

I had such a difficult time with the title though. I used red cardstock to make the title. Then didn't like it. Painted it blue. Then silver!! Then finally resorted to metallic grey, which I loved! I am happy with the overall look.

I would love to know what you think about this one! I think I am going to try and do more layered layouts. It is fun!  You have time until Sep 14th to finish this challenge. As usual there will be a prize!  Stop by Color Me Scrappy to check out the prize and see what rest of the designers made using these colors as inspiration! Thanks for visiting me! Please leave a link to your blog, if you would like me to visit you. I love all the inspiration!


Paper: Studio Calico, DCWV, Echo Park, Cosmo Cricket and Recollections
Tools: Cameo , Fiskars Rotary Trimmer, Fiskars notebook border punch
Stamps: Hero Arts Dictionary Stamp
Embellishments: Echo Park Mini Alphas, Mister Hueys Spray and some red suede twine from one of my skirts!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blog Makeover and My First Mini Album!

I got bored of my old look and when a friend asked about how I added elements to  my blog, I was motivated to making it better. I have been wanting a wider writing area for a long time. So here it is! My new blog look. I almost wanted to pay and get it done initially. I googled and found templates, videos and tutorials on how to do it. People in the crafting community are so generous! I found wonderful backgrounds, blog extras and tutorials. I couldn't get my background to go all the way up. Fixing that took some time. I added labels and tabs. I added a pic for the header with the blog title. I am happy with the way it looks now! At-least for sometime. I need to add details under the tabs. I love Chevron and the colors are inspired by the Skirt I am wearing. This is my favorite pic right now! I love Anurag's smile in this.

Well, A friend of mine just delivered a baby boy! He is so cute! I do remember Anurag being that small.  It brought back so many memories! I wanted to give her something personal and I know she has always liked my work. So, I decided to make a mini album for her. My first ever! It's been a couple of month since I got the Cinch. This was a good reason to start using it. Hopefully, now I will use it more!

This is the front of the album. I put a ribbon around it, so that it can tied together. Once the photos and  journaling will be added, the album is not going to close. The cover is extremely sturdy. I used bind it all chipboard covers. The album is 8 by 8. I liked that better than 6 by 6. Easier to add photos for someone who is really not into editing photos and re-sizing them into smaller photos to fit in the album.

This is how it look when the ribbon is untied. I added those buttons over the elephant's trunk for welcoming the baby. When the elephant is happy and playful , they make the aaawwaa sound with the trunk up or spray water. I used felt thickers to add the baby's name to the cover. This album essentially covers hospital to home. Homecoming Album is what I would call it. 

This is the first page of the album. I added the baby stats journaling card, some tags for photos and journaling. I added ribbon tabs on each page, so you don't have to touch the album to turn the pages. It is secured with a staple. Some stickles and flowers. Baby's first pic would go perfectly on this page.

I love this page. You can lift up the vellum tag to add the photo. I just love the paper I used for this one. I think this would be a perfect page to add the photos of the new parents with the baby.
I like the counting our blessings card! 

I love the cute little monkeys. I added a ticket and colored it blue. I think a pic of the baby with the grandparents and the visitors at the hospital would go nicely on this page. I added vellum bits everywhere to give it a nice soft look. 

This is my favorite page! I love love the tiny hands and feet vellum sheet! It is so wonderful! I added some vellum quotes on the right side. Each page has envelopes with tags to add extra photos and do journaling. Tags and the album by itself are extremely sturdy. Each page has two layers heavy cardstock plus pattern paper. It is heavy and nice. I love the embellishments on this page. I am happy how it turned out!

This is the last page of the album, meant for homecoming pics. I added a cute little truck with the vellum banner saying ' a new beginning'. I love the banner ! Again, added some extra journaling cards and photo tags.

I love the cute little bear on the back cover and the stamp! I added my signature and all done! I added ribbon to the spine to cover it a bit. It looks okay without it too, I just liked it better with it. Some may find it messy, depends on your personal preference!

She LOVED the album and so did everyone else who saw it! I am glad everyone liked it. I think there is an etsy shop in the near future with more Mini Albums! I enjoyed making these! Thanks for visiting me today! Please leave a link to your posts if you would like me to visit you! I would love to see your work as well! It keeps me motivated and I love the inspiration.


Pattern Paper: Bella Blvd Baby Boy Collection ,Doodlebug Designs Snips and Snails and Scraps

Tools: Cinch,Bind It All Chipboard Covers and Bind It All 1 inch Spine, ATG Glue Gun and TH Mini Stapler

 Embellishments: Ribbons from my Stash, CTMH baby boy collection, Thickers, Vellum Bits by DCWV

Stamps and Ink:  CTMH Stamps, Distress Ink