New Albums!

I've been on a roll this week! Last night I listed 2 new albums! One is a graduation album and the other is a nice summer like album. Both are very nice, but my favorite is the summer one because the colors are so bright and cheery! I just love the paper line! It's a new K&Co line designed by Carolyn Gavin. I loved it so much that I bought the 12x12 pad, 8x8 pad, 4x6 mat pad, and lots of matching embellishments!!! It's so pretty!

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Wedding Mini-Series

I have had this wedding word book sitting around for quite a while. A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to cover it. I had some extra paper so I decided, heck, why not make a mini-series! I tried my first multi-shape album and I think it turned out nice! I used Basic Grey's Lily Kate paper for both of these and filled them with matching embellishments.

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Custom Word Book Album

I always hate doing word albums because they take so long!!! First you have to glue the papers, let them dry, cut them out with an exacto knife, flip them over and do the same thing, sand them, ink them, embellish, add mats, tie ribbons, etc. It's a long process let me tell ya!

I got a custom order for a word book that says "Sophia." All that she said is that she wanted it to be pink. So I ran with it! I used Basic Grey's Sultry line of paper. I think it turned out nice with lots of pinks!


Custom Order #6

I have my reasons for keeping this album for last. First, I made a huge mess while making it {see above}... Second.... it was hard. Honestly, this was probably one of the most challenging albums that I have done. The order was for a "Disney Vacation" album. Her son loves Buzz Lightyear and her daughter loves Disney Princesses. Well, ok, not too hard, right? WRONG! How do you incorporate all of those colors together? I must admit, I'm pretty anal when it comes to colors. I don't like clashing colors, I want everything to match. This was tough.

I used several different papers, most of them are by Close To My Heart. I think for the most part, the album turned out really nice. I added lots of glitter and tried to separate the mismatching colors from each other. This is a very unique Disney album and it's not your common Mickey & Minnie album! The more I look at it, the more I like it! This was the first time I used my Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge, and I must say, there is a lot more on there than I thought! Very cool cartridge! It's a must have for Disney fanatics!

Custom Order #5

This was a custom order for a lady who has twin babies. She wanted something cute and colorful because she has a boy and a girl, it needed to be unisex. I used Basic Grey's "Lime Rickey" paper line for this album. It's a very busy bunch of papers, but it's perfect for kid albums! I added a few child quotes to the album as well.


Mother's Day :-)

As we all know, Mother's Day was yesterday {I hope you all had a wonderful time with your mothers & children!}. I spent the day at my Mother-In-Laws with my husband, daughter, and the rest of the family. It was a beautiful day here in Ohio so we had a little cook out!

Here's a pic of my husband Adam and my little Reagan before we left home :-)

I spent Friday evening with my mom, sister, and Reagan and we all went to eat at Cracker Barrel. I picked up a few little red, white, & blue barn stars and a woodwick candle for my mom. That was her gift. I would have made her something, but honestly, with all of these custom orders lately, I haven't had time! I think she enjoyed what we got her though. I know she wouldn't have spent $18 on a candle for herself... ever... but I would because those woodwick candles are amazing!

For my mother-in-law, I had started an album before Christmas and didn't finish it in time, so I was going to give it to her for her birthday in February, but I got busy and didn't get it finished, so I decided to FINALLY finish it for Mother's Day!

Here it is... It is a word book album that says "Michigan" my husbands family goes to northern Michigan every year for a fishing trip around the 4th of July... I'm not an outdoors type of person, so I stay behind, but I thought it would be nice to give her an album to put some of her pics in from their Michigan trips.

I also gave her these fishing embellishments to add to the album. I used K&Co "Happy Trails" paper and embellishments for this album. It's not the Happy Trails line that came out this year though. It's the older one that came out in 2008 {I think}. I also stitched on ever photo mat, which took me a little longer to do this album. I love how these word books turn out, but they are very time consuming, which is why I don't do as many!

Needless to say, she LOVED the album! She's a school teacher so I'm sure she will take it to school and show it off to the other teachers :-)