Friday, June 18, 2010

My New Obsession...

So, after making a couple of little scrapbooks...I have a new obsession. MINI-SCRAPBOOKS. I like them, because they have a definite ending place -- they are not big, so you can only make a few pages. (And it forces you to use the good pics - not everyone that crosses your path.)

They're not amazing and elaborate, but they are definitely heartfelt. My cousin turned 50 this year, and we celebrated yesterday. I thought it would be fun to make a 50 Years of Hair scrapbook. Actually, I ended up calling it HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW. (He had really nice hair as a kid...he's bald now.)

SUPPLIES USED: I used Close To My Heart's new My Creations Board Book (Z1310), Sweet Home paper pack (X7116B), A-Door-Ables (Z1321), Love Letters Rub Ons (Z1098 -- on SALE! $6.95 instead of $9.95), Simple Numbers Dimensional Elements (Z1115), Glitter Rub Ones (the holiday one, Winter Cheer, Z1222), Indian Corn Blue and Barn Red stamp pads, Round Sponge (Z169) and Tiny Typewriter stamp set.

TIP: Everyone loved the scrapbook (partly because some of them had never seen pictures of Carl WITH hair.) Most of them thought the A-Door-Ables were the best part - which I thought was funny. I colored the A-Door-Ables with the Round Sponge (or you could use the Sponge Daubers). I also tried coloring it with the Rubber Brayer, but the ink would not go into the little crease on the door -- and that annoyed me.

Here's a few pages from the book. I thought it was pretty easy to put together. Just make simple 6x6 pages and glue them in the book. I sponged around the edges of the pages, because there was a little white border. The sponging made it look more finished. (I also sponged the spine of the book.)

Using the Dimensional Elements on the cover was really easy, and I thought it added a lot.

I used the Love Letters Rub Ons for the "Always & Forever" love song from the 1970's. (Yes, that is me in the red shirt on the left.)

I used more Love Letters Rub Ons for the door.

Hope this inspires you to make your own little scrapbook!