Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mini Chubby Album

My youngest daughter loves to take pictures of her and her friends.  She puts them on Facebook, prints them and puts them everywhere!!  So, to help her with her passion, I made her a mini album to help record her junior year in high school.  She's got a busy year, involved in a lot of activities, and she takes pictures at everything. 

It's a mini album, but I guess I fed it too much and now it's a chubby, mini album.  I also now know why most folks use an alternate way to bind them rather than their Bind-It-All.  They have a way of becoming a living organism and taking on a life of their own.  Each page is a mat for photos and journaling, then it is also a pocket to hold additional tags to add photos -- and of course, more journaling.

Now, that I've got it finished for her, I have to take her to have the thousand of photos she wants printed.  Maybe this is really all my fault.  Well, I'm Mom - and it usually is. . .

I created several svg files in making various parts of the mini album.  I'll try to get those posted this weekend, just in case anyone is interested in those. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Altered Frame Swap

I haven't posted in awhile and I have so many things to catch up on.  Over at the Creative Inspirations aimoo site, several of us participated in an altered frame swap in August.  I was the blessed recipient to receive the frame made for me by Jill from over at Created By Jill.  The frame she made for me is below. I received it last week, but my daughter has had my camera with her so I couldn't get it posted until today.  Thank you, Jill!  I love the frame you made for me!!

I almost forgot!  I was "fortunate" enough to get to make an altered frame for Penny Duncan.  If you know Penny, you'll know how talented she is, so I have to admit I was a bit intimidated about making something for her.  I changed my mind so many times before I actually got it finished.  It was even a day late!  But, after much fretting, I did get it to her. Here's the picture of what I ended up with.