Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Gift

I tried to post this yesterday, but my internet was all screwy. Back to normal now, whew! I hope all you moms out there had a fantastic mother's day. Got some cute gifts from my kids and hubby, including the sweetest, yet at the same time most hilarious, cards from the girls. Rileigh would choose me as her mom "even if she could choose from anyone in the world," and Andraia "would give her life if it meant I could live longer." Morbid, but sweet nonetheless! I spent the morning hanging out with my mom while hubby was off turkey hunting, and then we returned home and I planted flowers and veggies for the remainder of the day. I had a bunch of stuff needing to go in the ground for quite some time, so I knew it just had to be done as it had rained all week and is going to do the same this week. Don't want to lose all those yummy veggies that we rely on for food year round. Can't live without my homemade salsa and frozen garden corn any time of year I want it! There's something about food you've grown yourself. Even the kids love it all!

Anyway, to the craftiness! I made this little mini album for my mom for Mother's Day. My brother and his wife welcomed a new baby to the family in April, and as they live so far away, I wanted to give her a little album she could carry everywhere to show him off to whoever wants to see his cuteness :)  I used some Authentique Free Bird 6X6 awesomeness (the Endless & Fair-Weather series I picked up at CKC) and elements from both Scraptastic Club May kits, as well as random things I had in my stash.

The cover: all papers Authentique, edges sanded. Alpha and banner: Lily Bee. Bella Blvd washi. AC glitter tape.
 the accordion album all spread out :)
 Authentique papers, MM metal embellishment. Epoxy sticker on second page: unknown manufacturer.
 Authentique papers. Lily Bee alpha and heart die cut. MM metal tab. MME Dilly Dally doily sticker.
 More Bella Blvd washi on both pages, and I Kan'dee baby themed twist tie, stapled to page. Authentique papers. Lily Bee embellishement.
 The backside spread.
Authentique Paper. Bella Blvd Washi. MME Be Amazing rhinestones. Lily Bee heart with silver Liquid Pearls around the edge. Lily Bee alpha. October Afternoon Farmhouse banner sticker.
At this point, I was trying to use up every bit and piece of the patterned paper as I could. Authentique papers and word stickers (from the Celebrate line.) October Afternoon Farmhouse banner. Bella Blvd washi tapes. Jenni Bowlin chipboard button with teal SEI chalkbox ink all over it and a piece of WRMK yellow twine tied inside. Lily Bee flowers/button die cuts, more twine, and some more of those rhinestones.
Another I Kan'dee twist tie with Authentique papers. Lily Bee alpha, and MME Dilly Dally sticker.
 WRMK twine and Authentuqe papers.
this album was super fast to put together (only took a couple of hours) and used one of each of the 6 designs included in this paper line within the 6X6 paper pad. Definitely a perfect gift! Another post later after I do some cleaning. This house has been neglected for so long with our crazy spring schedule. I just can't take it anymore! Hope you all enjoy your day!



melsanford said...

Awww! Lovely album! Such cute photos :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Stacy H-W said...

happy mother's day girlie!! Sounds like it was a good one for you too. LOVE the mini album and I bet your mom did too!! hugs, Stacy

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh My Gosh! This is jut adorable. I love the colors and all of your different elements. Happy Mother's Day! TFS AJ~