Sunday, October 7, 2012

Baby boy...

Happy Sunday! It has been quite some time since I last posted. I haven't really done much card making these past few weeks. But that has not prevented me from ordering lots of new goodies from all my favorite online stores.

Most of what I have been stocking up on is for Halloween which is but 2-3 weeks away! I love Halloween but unfortunately I don't make alot of cards but 2 or 3. I do make treat bags for the people I work with and for my nephews. I can't wait to get started. What I have been working on is a mini album for a friend of mine who is going to be a grandma for the first time. As soon as she told me it was a boy, I started gathering all my supplies and went to work creating this mini album to send her!

I pulled out my Graphic 45's "Little Darlings" 8x8 paper pad and all my ribbons, lace, buttons, and gems from my stash and started mixing and matching.

I added some Crafty Secrets, Melissa Frances and Heidi Swapp embellishments along with a doily and some pompom trim I found in my ribbon drawer!

I went light on the layering and the double bows since I have to pack it and mail it to the east coast where my friend lives. I hate when I make the perfect bow only for it to get smashed when you slide a card into an envelope. In this case, layering chipboard over chipboard. By the way, it pays off to save your cereal and oatmeal boxes!
All in all, this 8x8 mini album turned out to be 10 pages thick. I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it. Once her daughter has the baby, and sends pictures, she'll be able to fill up the album!

That is it for me. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


  1. Oh Nancy this will be a wonderful gift! Such a treasure! cherry

  2. Nancy, such effort. I can tell you really put alot of time into this, but you are so good at card making anyway. The person who received this gift is darn lucky!

    Thanks for the inspiration...your sis, Chrissy