April 2, 2010

Layout of the Week – FRIEND chipboard mini album

I’m excited to share this week’s Layout of the Week with you!  But first, I want to apologize for missing all sorts of blogging opportunities last week.  It was Spring Break here and we took Jake in to have hernia surgery on Tuesday.  We were expecting to be home that day, but our wise surgeon advised us to stay overnight in the hospital just in case the little guy needed some extra pain meds.  And thank goodness we did, those extra pain meds let him sleep through just a few of the MANY interruptions…I know that the wonderful nurses & residents have to check in on patients all night long, but boy, it sure would be nice if patients could get more sleep in the hospital.  So my schedule was thrown for a loop last week.  But I’m bouncing back this week, just like Jake…baby steps for both of us!  If you’re in the Portland area & in need of an excellent Pediatric Surgeon, I highly recommend Dr. David Bliss.  He’s done surgery twice now on Jake and he’s a great listener, explains everything so even people who aren’t medical geniuses (like he is!) can understand and he’s saved the lives of countless preemies, infants, toddlers & kids!
So back to my project!  I created this mini album to celebrate Delaney’s 8th birthday.  I did actually get it done a couple months ago, so she did get to see it before her 9th birthday!  I used Bo Bunny’s My Word Chipboard FRIEND album and Basic Grey’s Lime Rickey collection pack, plus a ton of fun embellishments to create a fun, bright colored album, perfect for Delaney’s Tie Dye Slumber Party Photos. (Read all about our Tie Dye Slumber Party activities HERE.)
I used one of my favorite tips to squeeze a ton of photos into this small book.  I created photo collages with Costco’s photo organizer program so I could cut them apart and put all different sizes of the tiny photos on my pages.  I love being able to create these collages and use so many photos in such a small format album.
Here are all the fun inside pages!
Of course, since it’s Friday, you can join me over at Ann’s for her Virtual Girls’ Night Out!  I’ll be celebrating mine by working the crop tonight at Whimzee’s Scrapbook Studio in Beaverton…if you’re in the area, call to sign up (we have a couple spots left) or stop by & shop, I’d love to meet you!  Be sure to check out our online community if you’re in need of some extra inspiration, we have 300 project photos for you to enjoy!
Tips
Use Costco‘s photo collages to squeeze a few more photos into your projects!
Don’t be afraid to mix it up with bright colors & patterns, it creates a whimsical page!
Use paint to coat the edges of your chipboard albums, it covers up any number of flaws in your (or my) paper cutting skills!
Supplies
Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection pack paper & stickers
Bo Bunny My Word Chipboard Album – FRIEND
So many embellishments…it would take a year to list them all, if you have a few you’re wondering about, leave me a comment & I’ll get you the manufacturer info.
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Comments

  1. Very cool pages. Wish I had time to do my own.

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  2. Wow! You are SO talented!
    I can’t remember…. do you sell your scrapbooks?

  3. I am creatively challenged as they say so this would be beyond me completely! Thanks again for stopping by my blog and for your advice and words of encouragement.

    I hope your son makes a speedy recovery

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  5. hi julie,
    i haven’t stopped over in a bit so i thought i would so so and say “hi” and see how life in your part of blogesphere is… love this project very very cute! i’m such a scrap-a-holic my daughter worries about me! lol love looking at other peoples nifty creations!
    holla,
    shelley

  6. I don’t scrap book much but REALLY enjoyed the story about your grandmother’s travel case and the way you collaged it. There’s so much to read and look at on your blog so I look forward to returning!