Monday, April 25, 2011

This is my World

I know this is an excessive amount of pictures, but I just had to share. It has been a while since I finished anything like this for myself and my family. It seems like I have been working like a crazy woman on things for other people( which I love to do:) It was just nice to finish something of my own. I've been working on this album for a few weeks and I have to say I enjoyed every moment! I had so much fun picking out pictures and embellishments that went along with the April kit from Little Black Dress Kit club. I love the earthy tones and the pops of color. It really fits our family. As you can tell from some of the photos, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. When I decided to do this album, I knew that I wanted to share our lives in it... who we are and what we love. The title This is my World speaks the truth. My family is my everything. They are my world. I wanted my husband and children to know what each of them means to me and give a glimple of their personality. I wrote about each of them on the many pull out tags. On one of the large pull out pages, I wrote about aspects of our daily life and how I feel about all these everyday moments.

The album itselt is a paperbag album(which I love because they are so versitile). I was able to cover the binding with some gorgeous paper with the help of pretty ribbon and my handy glue gun. I think the embellishments make this album. I used a variety of letter stickers to get the look I wanted and I got to use some fun designs and techniques like the flag banner on the last page and the rub-ons on some of the photos. The last one describes my sweetheart and I to a tee. It says " we don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." The quote goes perfect with my favorite family picture of the year with each of us(including baby) with our stick swords, ready to show off our ninja moves. Like I said we, we don't take ourselves too seriously:)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you scraplift some ideas for yourself and get to play with some paper today!

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