Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A Present for ME!

So, I posted earlier how I had been reading all over my favorite blogs about Stacy Julian's challenge to Give Yourself a Present. She said to use the Bazzill Mini Mono 3" x 3" albums for this, but honestly, do they even make those anymore? They're certainly not on the Bazzill website that I can see! I don't have any in my stash either.

Fortunately, I am pretty dang clever (if I do say so myself) and I figured out how to make them from scraps a few years back, back when only Kolo made them. Also, since I'm cheap (haha) it just makes more sense to make them from all the scraps I have on hand instead of going out to try and find and buy one.

Here is my finished album:

Instead of punching out photos with a square punch and hand journaling, I laid it all out in Photoshop and then printed them on one sheet of photo paper. It did take a while, but I think the end result looks nice and polished.

I used a 12" x 3" scrap of Imaginisce cardstock, a metal Making Memories frame, and a little bit of May Arts sheer ribbon.

These are my pages. If you click on this, it should show you the larger, readable version. The digital brushes were found on a website called Brusheezy and are called Room 122 Hand Drawn Florals. I did end up just using photos from my blog for this project. No stress, just sitting down and making something. Sometimes, that's just what you need to do, you know?

I posted directions for this album, as well as the simplified version, with photos to follow.

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Blogger kingsqueen said...

Love your book! Cute cute cute! :)

8:03 AM  
Blogger Lily said...

wonderful project. Thanks for the link. I love free brushes

9:37 AM  
Blogger muirwoodsue said...

Great project. I am starting mine too. What a difference a year will make when you look back next October 1st! Yours is just lovely! Your cupcake looks so yummy and you are due in almost 2 weeks. How exciting for you! It's a wonderful time in your life and good that you are recording it - for Sawyer!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Ripley F. :-) said...

That's too cute!! Love it....

3:46 PM  
Blogger emily said...


6:14 PM  
Blogger Susanne P. said...

i can vouch for your cleverness. who needs the actual album?!! not you!

i don't think Bazzill makes those anymore either. most of their little albums were being faded out towards the end of when i had my shop.

you album looks great. a nice "snapshot" of right now in your life.

10:33 AM  

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