Friday, May 29, 2009

I {heart} trim...oh and Lily Bee too! :)

So it seems like just yesterday I couldn't believe my baby was in Kindergarten.  Now I can't believe he is out of Kindergarten!  I've already started my list of things to do this summer.  But guess what is one of the things Austin wants to do.  :)  He wants to take an art class!  He's already said that he wants to spend a lot of time crafting with mama too.  He's so sweet.  But don't worry...I'll make sure he plays outside too.  :)

I've got a mini album to share with you today.  I made it for this contest.  Nothing like waiting til the last minute.  The contest's last day is today and I sat down and made the album last night.  Those Lily Bee papers are ADORABLE and right up my alley!  Love those colors!  Love the birds and the trees!  These papers were made for me.  :)  And you know how much I love trim so I played around a lot with that too.  Here it is:


And I learned a new trick (for me) with making this album.  I usually do back-stitching for all my projects.  But I wanted my stitching to look good on both sides.  So I sewed through once so it looked like this:  --  --  --  --  and then came right back through doing the same thing to make it go like --------.  Then I tied a little knot (which just adds to the design) and ta da...looks great on both sides.  I don't think I explained that very well.  Maybe I will type up a tutorial on that.  :)  Anyways, here are the pages of the album:













I made this album while I was watching "New In Town."  Such a cute movie.  I was worried that I wasn't going to really like it because I thought it was going to give scrapbookers a bad name.  There's scrapbooking in it...did you know that?  Well it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be and didn't really bother me at all.  No the scrapbooking wasn't like the modern scrapbooking...but it wasn't that bad!  So I recommend the movie to any and all.   :)  

Have a fabulous friday and an awesome weekend everyone!!!  

Supplies for "My Secrets" album:
Chipboard album--Maya Road, Papers--Lily Bee Designs, Gems--Rusty Pickle (clear) and Kaisercraft (pink), Button--Rusty Pickle, Trims--Websters Pages, Rusty Pickle, and Prima Marketing, Glitter--Stampin' Up!, Thread--DMC, Computer Font--Daily Birdie (from Audacious Designs).  

25 comments:

TraceyT said...

Now that is absolutely adorable! LOVE it

Gina said...

Totally cute album!

Audrey said...

this is the coolest little album -- I love it!!! (and that Lily Bee paper -- yum! you know that Liz from paislee press designed it, right?)

Stacy said...

I watched it the other night. It was sweet. I loved how Blanche asked "are you a scrapper?", LOL! Cute little documentary about scrappers in the extras too!

Rach H said...

Your mini is so cute! I really like the theme of "secrets"!!

Good luck with the contest!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

This is wonderful! Good luck with the contest!

vtpuggirl said...

Awesome mini! Wishing you the best of luck in the contest, hope you win!

Liz Qualman said...

What a cute bird album! It's perfect for the Lily Bee papers and your stitching looks awesome. Thanks for the tip on the movie too. Good luck with the contest. :) Liz

benca said...

what a cute album !!
I love it.

Ann said...

Very cute, love all the little secrets.

piradee said...

love how you placed the trim, its so adorable :) good luck

lisa dickinson said...

just an adorable album - and i love the stitching tip! :)

Jessica said...

very very cute Pamela! love all your little secrets..although, you beat me on the marriage proposal....my hubby proposed to me after 4 weeks of dating....lol! i think it is romantic! tfs!

Chrispea said...

Adorable mini!!! Good luck!!

Jocelyn said...

Just Beautiful....you did an awesome job with this one!!!! Have a great weekend!

Linda Rodriguez said...

Oh my goodness - that little album is the cutest thing!! Love all your journaling - I can relate to much of it! ;) Wishing you luck in the contest!

shana0780 said...

It's very beautiful. Good luck

akilia said...

I love it! your album is very cute:)

stephanie howell said...

Super cute! Thank you so much for entering our contest! xo

Rebekah Williams said...

Cute, cute, cute. You are WAY talented. This is my first visit to your blog. I'll be back! Good luck in the contest!

katrina said...

gorgeous! thanks for entering.

Lori Gentile said...

I love all of the journaling! This is gorgeous! Thanks for entering!

hannie said...

absolutely adorable! so cute!

Keely Yowler said...

I love your album! The journaling is fabulous. I feel like we are twins separated at birth :)

Lexi said...

Love this birdie mini! Great job!