This past weekend our niece was confirmed and I thought it would be nice to make her a mini album/journal in celebration. Of course I wanted to coordinate her album to her outfit and I was given 3 colors to work with.....aqua, navy, and tan.
I left ample space for journaling and pictures...
...along with plenty of pages with pockets for cards, notes, and memorabilia.
I ended up with quite a few scraps and decided to make a couple of small notepads for her siblings.
The blue stamped image had been hanging around for a couple of years and while sorting my craft area, I put it on my craft desk to put away and it landed beside this album.....how perfect, I couldn't have asked for a better design for the focal point. All of the crosses were glued to Tim Holtz Fragments with Glossy Accents. DP is DCWV Juniper Berry.
Flower ribbon, tulle and twine, along with seam binding was used throughout the entire album to tie everything together. The washi tape matches so well you would never know it wasn't part of the paper pack. Three of the pages open for additional pictures and private journaling.
Usually when making these journals a 1.5" Zutter wire works perfectly, but after adding extra pages I found binding to be my biggest challenge. Thank goodness Mr. B has a tad more patience than me and was able to put it all together with eyelets and D-rings.
Whew, finally done and Elyse loved it.
Such a blessed and happy day!
Crafting from the Heart: #7 Anything Goes/Use Flowers
Loves Rubberstamps: #92 Washi or Faux Washi Tape
Through the Craft Room Doors: Anything Goes 2/25 - 3/3
The Ribbon Carousel: #90 Washi Tape Week 4
I am still burrowed inside from the single digit temperatures outside....brrrrrr! Between naps and daydreams about warmer weather, I keep wondering why I haven't moved south yet as the midwest is a tad bit too cold for me this winter. Again......brrrrr!