Friday, July 27, 2012

Cardz TV Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Friday everyone!  This is my second post today - if you are looking for my PDE Challenge post, then click HERE.  This is my first post as a member of the Cardz TV Stamps Design Team.  I am so thrilled to be a part of this team!  Mary's stamps are just amazing, and the team members are so creative!!  Today Mary challenged us to make ANYTHING we wanted with her gorgeous stamps!  Here is what I came up with - just a warning, this is a REALLY picture heavy post:

A few months ago, I took a class at my LSS The Cutting Garden, we learned how to make a 6x6 mini album that they called the Flip and Fold Album.  I decided for my first Cardz TV DT post, I would make a mini of the people who light up my life, my hubby and kiddos.  I think I may keep it in my locker at work, when I'm having a rough day, I can remind myself what it's all for.  This is the cover page.  The stamp is from It's All About You

Here is the first page and the back page.  Gosh my babies were so little!  The stamp is again from It's All About You - I used this set for all of the sentiments in the album.  This particular stamp says "you're the best!".

Here is the first page laid out fully.  The cardstock I used here is all from Bazzil.

Here is a close up of the last part of this page.  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey.  Isn't it stunning??

Once you flip open the middle page to the left, this is what the layout looks like.  The close up of the first part of this page is just below.

Now you flip the middle page out to the right, and here is what the layout looks like now.  Isn't this a fun little album??

Here is a close up of the middle page again - me and my hubby.  The sentiment is from It's All About You.  I just love that set :)

When you open the flaps on the left hand side, this is the layout.  I forgot to take a close up of the centre page, but the sentiment says "you make me giggle" and the kids are making crazy faces :)

When you open the flaps on the right side of the page, this is what the layout looks like.  I just love that picture of my girl on the far right of this page...  The little gems that I used were all bought at the Dollar Store.

Here is a close-up of the centre of the page - they do make my world go round - even on the bad days :)

Here is the view of my album from the top.  It is made with 6 sheets of cardstock and 1 sheet each of  2 different pieces of patterned paper.  The original directions I got used more paper, and were kind of a mess, I was able to streamline them a bit.  One of these days, I will have to type them up.

I hope you all pop over to CardzTV, see what the amazing DT came up with, and play along with us.  The challenge will be open until next Thursday!

A challenge or two for my mini album:
Crafts and Me Challenge - anything goes
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - use encouraging or uplifting sentiments
Shopping Our Stash - use something new - cardz tv stamps
Crafty Blogger Network - anything goes

A la prochaine...


Debbie said...

This is wonderful!!!! I love the pics being black & white!! From the top view, I might be able to figure it out, but if you ever do write out the directions, I'd love to have them!!!
You did a wonderful job on a great keepsake!!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Wonderful!!! Lee-Ann :)

Heather said...

What a great mini album....and a wonderful thing to keep with you when you need it. If you ever do write out those instructions I would like to have them. Hugs!

Dee said...

Really love your album. I am more of a scrapbooker than a card maker, so glad to see something other than a card. Would love to see a video of how you made this. Or I hope you do type up the instructions soon. Thank you for sharing. Lovely family : )

Karen Letchworth said...

What wonderful memories you have shared here in such a beautiful way. I'm SO blessed to have you share this with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. It's just amazing.
With much thanks,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

jimlynn said...

Amazing mini album! Love all the photos - such a treasure!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

D- said...

Love your album and would love it if you shared your instruction with us. Picture or video would be great. You have some wonderful pics. TFS
dmcardmaker (aol)

Brenda said...

Wow this is a really cool mini! I hope one day you will do a tutorial on how to make this mini. Your family pics are just awesome and I'm sure will be the perfect thing to keep at work to get you through the days.

Jeri said...

Welcome to the team, Michelle. What an awesome mini album for your first project. Very inspring and your pics are gorgeous.

girlia said...

Awesome job on this mini. Great to be on the design team with you. Great job.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Love this! You should make a video and teach me how to do this!

Shawnee said...

I love your beautiful album. This is a very cool mini. I agree a tutorial is in order down the road. Welcome to the Team!!

Sharon said...

WOWZERS!!!! This is most fabulous Michelle!!! I love your awesome album!! So so beautiful!!!!!! :)

Mimi said...

What a great album! I don't even want to know how long this project took, but I know you are happy and satisfied it's done! It is awesome.

~ Jo ~ said...

This is an amazing mini album! You did a fantastic job on this! I love how you kept the color scheme the same.. love the black and white photos too.. i think they are what makes this so amazing!


The Queen (Laura) said...

Great job on this mini-album! I made one for my daughter's retiring teacher. Very fun! Love the pictures. Great job!
Welcome to the team!

Lots of Hugs,

Jennifer said...

I love your mini album! It's beautiful and I also love all the black and white photos. Jennifer CTVS DT

Wendy Swenne said...

This is so stinkin' cute!!!! I really love this. Love the b/w photo's and the pink at the background. And the photo's are so adorable!

Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.


Marlena M. said...

Wow, your work is flawless, Michelle! This is a priceless piece. Thank you for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Alica said...

wonderful album - great papers and LO too!
Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)