Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Memory Box

I made this box after watching Marion Smith's video for her Travel book box. I decided to make a Christmas box instead. I thought it would be a nice way to document the holiday season and what better year to start it than the year we started our family. Here's a look at the box and 1st book I made:

And what makes it even more perfect is my "push" present. (in case you have no idea what that is, it's the present my husband gave me for pushing out our baby boy)He got me the new polaroid camera and the pictures are the perfect size for the mini books that go inside

So there it is. I can't wait to doodle and journal in it. I'll show you the finished product later!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Life Scrapbook; Another Christmas Gift

So a couple years ago I decided that it would be nice to make a scrapbook of my husband’s siblings and himself for his parents. He parents are divorced so that meant that I needed to make two scrapbooks. Well between school, work and life I only made one. Now, several years later my husband decided 2 days ago that I should make the one for his dad this year for Christmas. Now, I’ve mentioned before that I am pregnant. In fact I’m very pregnant…4 days overdue at this point…so yeah, let me get right on that, honey. Well I did…mostly because I have nothing left to do but wait for this baby to come. And even though he decided this literally 48hrs ago…I’m done. I’m not going to share the whole album with you but I thought I would share a few pages. It’s an 8 X 8” album that I started with group pictures then gave each child a separate section. I even added a few pages for our baby…the first grandchild in his family. I really tried to incorporate some doodling into this album and I think it came out pretty well…So here are some pics…Enjoy!

The cover:

Used a Tattered Angels' mask and glimmer mist for this background

Copied the robot for the Doodle Formula's just too cute

A close up of the doodles:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Final Pay It Forward Gift

So it took me all year but I finally finished my last pay it forward gift. I just sat down today after getting home from the doctor’s office (I’m still very pregnant, but induction is planned for next week…whoo hoo!) and the creativity was flowing…I really like the way this mini album turned out. I used products throughout from Prima, Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz and Marion Smith. I also bought the book The Doodle Formula awhile ago and tried doing some doodling in this album. The layout of this album was from an album that Marion Smith had done last year. You can see that album on you tube at this address:
That’s really all there is to explain. I hope you like this album as much as I do and hopefully Angela will love it too! Enjoy!

Front & Back Covers: