Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Life is a Beach... mini album

LOVEEEEE this kit from CUPCARDSTOGO. you can do sooo much with it. It has card sets in it but you know I am a mini album a holic. so, This is what I did (and yes I will be making cards as well because THERE IS SOOOO MUCH IN THIS KIT! it is packed so full of stuff! The embellies and the ribbon are sooo cute! The flocked sticker letters are so adorable. I love the papers they have this glitter back ground with the shells and starfish. just so cute. so easy to work with. SO easy to make a mini album. I am going to make some cards with this later but I wanted to show you the mini album I made with this last week.

We had a blast last night at unkit live. Sudie featured sonda and this kit. you can go to sondas site to see what sudie made with the kit. BEAUTIFUL! If you have not been to one of these unkit live shows. Yall are missing out on monday nights! we have soooo much fun and the after show is so much fun. I showed this little mini album. (with my flicted self) John moved my camera to the laptop in my altered state had drs appts yesterday so I fumbled through it. sorry bout that yall. but I did it wheeww. anyway on with the photos yayyyyy!!!!

so here it is:

This poem is by "Thena Smith". It was perfect for this album.

I took cardboard and stripped the top off, used colorbox ink to distress it. I took the word paper and used glimmer mist on it inked over it with colorbox ink chalks.
The journaling poem on this page says:

I stand in awe before you lord
as I watch my child at play
How precious is each action
And each word I hear her say
I know that as you
look down on us
We are all very small
Yet you know each tiny
grain of sand
and by name you know
us all!

I also made these little pullouts tags with my own little sentiments that I found online. (I LOVE these little quotes. I used lots of different glimmer mists on them and used the ribbons in the kit. I attached them with Tim Holtz tiny attacher)
To handle yourself use your head, To handle others use your heart.
the other one says:
As deep as the ocean as many stars up in the sky, You will always be the sparkle in your mommys eyes!

The next two pages. I took and distressed the back ground pages around the edges and inked with colorbox fluid ink chalks in dark brown. then the layerd sheet I used stickles then had to set aside. (It looks like waves so I thought it would be pretty to glam it up )
on the right I tore those into strips and inked all the edges. Took the starfish and pulled the inside out stickled it then put it back together after I used the colorbox chalks on the outside part. attached it with a colorful sparkly brad.

journaling reads:

Lord though my child
seems small to me
as she stands upon your shore
I know that were she
ten feet tall-
You could not love her more.

on the left hand page I distressed it a little on the back ground. I used the pretty ribbon on the top right. accented it with the buttons. cut circles out of the water paper down the side.
On the right used the water looking as the top back ground paper and the dot glitter paper as the bottom back ground paper (kinda reminded me of sand)

The journaling reads:
I cannot even fathom lord,
How great your love must be.
But, I know that it is greater still
than the vastness of the sea.

so I say a prayer of thanks
Dear lord of earth and sea
for all the loving care you give
to both my child and me.
~Thena Smith The wonder of it all


Anonymous said...

Hi, Nancy,

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. The sentiments were wonderful, too. Yes, they made me cry. I know they came from the heart!


Renee J.

Stacey said...

Love this mini! So sweet! :)

Terry said...

I found your blog through Today's Creative Blog and I also love mini albums. I've been reading and reading and watching lots of videos on You Tube and finally got going on making my first mini album yesterday. Now if I only didn't need to cook and clean - I could work on it all day long. I love your mini album and am following you now to check out more of your creativity. Have a great day!

Rani said...

WOW! This is just a gorgeous, thoughtful mini album!!!! Very moving and meaningful!!!