Saturday, February 11, 2012

everyday

Hey everybody, I just wanted to pop in and share another older project with you.  I did this one early last Spring with photos of my youngest daughter from when she was about 9 months old I think. (she turned 2 in November) 
For this mini my main goal was to use the stuff I already had on hand, to see if I could be 'creative' without always feeling like I have to have something new to be creative with.
It's kinda fun to look @ now seeing some of the things I found & used.  One of the biggest things that jumps out @ me are all the border punches, I have a ton of them and hardly ever use them, gonna have to start because they are cool.  In this photo above I really like how I layered it over another piece so that the pattern didn't get lost on the paper doily.
Another thing that jumps out @ me are the punched scraps that I have collected over the years.  In this photo I used the scrap as an open frame.....it works kinda sorta.
Also in the photo, I like that it's layered as well and then stitched around the top & bottom edge to dress it up some.   I added a couple of word stickers that have been in my stash for quite a long time too.
I suppose that is the next thing that I see lots of is....stitching.  I love to use my sewing machine on anything and everything.  For one, it's sentimental because my mom gave it to me a few years back, but also because I have some odd love affair with fabric, even though I don't ever use it in any of my projects; might have to remedy that in my next similar project.
Another element that I have used lots of are my Cricut die-cuts that my dear friend Angji cut for me oh so long ago.  When she first got her machine she brought it over along with all her cartridges and let me have at it, I think I went through about 12 sheets of 12x12 cardstock before I got done.....bless her heart.  So now several years later I have finally put those pieces to good use.
The next item was found by accident, I was digging through a drawer and ran across the paper doilies; it just so happened that they were a pretty hot ticket item last year and are still fairly popular so...lucky me.
I think that is about it as far as products go, I have lots of little things that I grabbed here & there but nothing else that really stands out.  For the binding I used baker's twine which is another thing that is super popular, I also used a couple of gems that are still fairly popular; on the front cover I used a heart stick pin and a wooden scrabble letter, both which have found their way into the world of scrap booking.
So there you have, I accomplished my goal.  I have a mini album that I didn't spend any money on (technically) because I used what I already had and well.....it's cute to boot....BONUS!!!
Hope you enjoyed, if you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment.  And as always, thanks for peeking!
just B

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