Well, I decided this week that I really should give my dad his birthday scrapbook. He turned 80 last June, and his 81st birthday is right around the corner. (No one said I was fast.) I am on a mission to finish (start!) this scrapbook and give it to him for his Big Day. I told my daughter that I had a "bee in my bonnet" to finish this scrapbook. I think she thought I was nuts.
I'd bought a 9x9 album for him last year - and my dad gave me a disk with all the pictures from my cousins (ages ago). I would have loved to do a Studio J (CTMH digital scrapbook), but they wanted the 9x9 size album.
I had lots of fun making the scrapbook. I decided to use the Moon Doggie paper, because my dad was wearing a kind of Hawaiian shirt at his party. I thought they would go nicely together. I wanted to show you a few things that I did to make the pages interesting and easy.
1. I used 9x9 Simply Snapshots for some of the pages. (Moon Doggie, includes 12 pre-printed pages, X8534, with a new lower price of $6.95). You just stick your 4x6 pictures in the spaces on the page. Very easy!
2. To make this page a little more interesting, I stamped some greenery in a Garden Green Ink and attached a flower made with punched out flowers. (LOVE this technique.) You punch 4 flowers using coordinating paper (it's nice that our paper is two-sided), scrunch them up in your hand, open them up carefully and use a Filigree Charm (Z1269, $3.95 for a pack of 8) brad as a center. (I used the Piercing Tool (Z1114, $5.95) to pre-pierce the flower centers.) I LOVE how easy and beautiful this technique is. We also used it on the Memory Keeper Box.
You then just use the flower like any other flower! I like that it's relatively flat and it's very interesting looking on the page. (I tried not to use too many flowers...they're not very manly, are they?)
More fun tomorrow!