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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For the Birds - a Shabby Chic Mini-Album

Hi all!
Becky here today,  bloggin' Kim's Creative Cuts & More March Hop project! If you've joined us from Kristine Reynolds' blog, then you're on the right track! If not, you'll want to start over at the Die Cut Diva blog & hop back to us so you don't miss out on any of the inspiration we have for you today!!

Let's get started...For those of you who don't know, the MINI-ALBUM is our FORTE'!! (The Scrap-a-Teeny Girls, I mean!) We love to work with all things "TEENY", so this month's ALBUM theme was right up our alley!! And since Kim & I are working as a team these days for CC&M, we decided to split the Mix and Match album in half to show the different things you can do with these albums!
Sure, you could EASILY use all the pages for ONE theme, but why not split it up & make 2 or 3 little books?! OR, you could even include one or two of these pages in another album to add a little fun & interest! OR, I think it would make a really fun & creative banner too! Just think "outside the album" & the possibilities are endless!

For Kim's half of the Mix & Match's 6 pages (if you order the SET, you get 24 pages - paper cut to fit & cover the 12 chipboard pages! It's really awesome!) & began work on a fabulous shabby chic bird album. (She's become known in some circles as the "crazy bird lady" because she's begun collecting everything bird - including scrap supplies!) I knew from the beginning, this album would be gorgeous because my sister is one talented lady, but began to think of it as "doomed"!!! Keep reading to see why...
close ups of the cover

The cover of her Bird album turned out beautifully, don't'cha think? Then on page 2, her design ended upside down when you flip the album page up because she wasn't really thinking of how she was flipping the book as she worked (each page should be right side up when you flip through it!)! LOL! We've all "been there, done that!!"
Page 2 & close ups
It's still another awesome page!
Page 3 & close ups
This page is my favorite!!
I love the little picket fence with the little lady birds!
Then, she had just finished this next page...
Page 4 & close ups
When her son accidentally spilled water all over the completed pages & the one she was working on next! ACK! We scrambled to grab all the pages, & luckily, they were just a little warped & salvageable! So, we wrapped them in paper towels & I took them home to photograph...
Tula when she's not being naughty
Then, something even worse happened! My dog, Tula 
decided that this album MUST be something to eat! She dragged it out of my studio while I was out (before I had photographed it) & proceeded to chew it up! So, this is the last page (only 4 to show you because of all the chaos!) with a little corner missing...

Luckily, you all can't see the water-warpedness, or the teeth marks & thanks to how I photographed it, you wouldn't even have known that my sister attached the 2nd page upside down! God bless her! She's one creative lady & a wonderful sister, but this was not her lucky project! Hope you enjoyed it & found some inspiration for your own mini-albums from Creative Cuts & More!!
Now it's time to hop over to my blog to see what I did with the other half of the Mix & Match album from Creative Cuts & More!


15 comments:

velta said...

Bless your heart, you certainly had a time with this one and that beautiful "smart" Tula of yours....I had to laugh...sry...Very beautiful and vintage to the max!! TFS:)

Noelle Reese said...

LMAO! I had no idea! Lucky for me I really enjoy standing on my head looking at wet albums that have been chewed up! What is amazing is, it is still SO BEAUTIFUL! I finally found a scrabble game at The Goodwill on Saturday! Watch for some serious CASEing! :)

Thebug415 said...

What a great album! Oh and the dog thing...my dog LOVES to eat photos. I guess it is something in the chemicals that attracts them, but is very bad for them. LOL I almost lost my Halloween mini album because of that.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a gorgeous vintage album!

Dawnll said...

I am speechless- that doesn't happen often!
This is just spectacular
The album that almost wasn't- unbelievable!
Thanks for the laugh and inspiration

Karen Gale said...

Thanks for sharing not only the album but the reality of life that came with it! I need to know those things don't happen only to me!


While I don't necessarily love everything bird, I do LOVE everything VINTAGE! Wish I could reach out and touch it!

Dawn said...

how pretty!

Ola said...

I love this album... and I agree, my fav page has the picket fence on it!!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
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Debbie said...

So beautiful!!! Love all the vintage embellishments!

Sue D said...

Glad we got to see this album after the adventures it had! Very beautiful!

Jeri said...

Stunning! You'd never know you encountered all those difficulties during creation. I know I shouldn't have laughed reading about all those problems, but I've been there myself. One time my dog chewed part of a 12 x 12 baby album I was making for a friend. I was completely hysterical, so you have my sympathy.

Debbie Yates said...

Gorgeous...just gorgeous..all that water and those teethmarks just add to the Shabby Chic designs..lol!

Gloria Westerman said...

So pretty!!!! Even though it was destine to trash...it is really gorgeous!!! With it being up side down.....water log.....chewed....it's still made it....now that's some awesome chipboard huh......there must be something in the glue or paper that dogs wants to chew on...my dog has done the same thing...in fact your right we have all done the same thing before....tfs

lisa808 said...

Tula just wanted to help with the distressing! Such a pretty album.

NoraAnne said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the birds :) and you would never know of all the trials and tribulations this little album went through!