Friday, July 22, 2011

FWF Summer Book

Hi again! Here we are with the weekly Unity Friends with Flair blog hop. You'll find the other participants HERE. Also, don't forget to visit the Unity website because there are lots of new post-CHA (Craft & Hobby Assn. show) goodies for sale now.

For FWF this week, I was inspired by a Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) stack that I recently picked up called "Playtime". Aren't patterned papers getting just so cute these days? The papers are so glittery and whimsical... I thought I'd make a summer mini album by cutting up a few sheets and adding little Unity images and sentiments. (A My Favorite Things cloud die came in real handy, too.) I positioned all the additions in such a way that cropped photos can be added to each page without a problem. (I even cut around that adorable flamingo so that the photo can tuck in behind him.) Lazy me, I just attached the pages to each other with one staple from Tim Holtz' Tiny Attacher. After you browse the pictures below, check out how you can get a chance to win this album! *smile*

Cover:

Pages 1 & 2:
Pages 3&4:
Closeup of 3&4:

Pages 5&6:
Closeup of p. 5:
Pages 7&8:

I had lots of ideas for more pages but ran out of time... but see how you can take patterned papers and cheat a little? Let their art shine and just embellish! *smile*

Now, here are all the sets I used (with links) in this album.
Ippity's Books a Flutter
Ippity's Quotes a la Happy
Love Life by Melody Ross
All You Need... Aug 2010 KOTM
Just Be You - Dec 2010 KOTM
Small Things - April 2011 KOTM
All Smiles - June 2011 KOTM

Have a wonderful weekend. If you're looking for a smile today, check out this LINK to a blog called Dear Photograph. It is so cool!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr and Scrapcollectr57)

18 comments:

michib said...

wow - amazing album!!

Okay the 'Summer' cloud on the cover, the 'All Smiles' cloud on page 3, and the 'carefree' cloud on page 7 are all from the June 2011 KOM!!!

jennifer mitten said...

This is fantastic! What a great idea....

Gwen said...

Adorable mini book, Cindy! You make the most amazing projects!

Anne said...

You always inspire me! Your album is just perfect:)

lynn said...

not cheating, just such creativity! love this cute album, cindy:)

Jen said...

So adorable! I love seeing your projects each week!

Angie Blom said...

Awesome mini.. love it.

Ruby said...

This is such a gorgeous project. Great work.

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Awesome album!

BloomingPink said...

All I can say is WOW.

Erin said...

Such a GREAT mini!!! I like how you stamped in the tree.

Sarah said...

This mini album is soooo fabulous! Great work--you're so talented!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ooooooo! I love the mini album. The way you added the stamps to the pps is fantastic! The flamingo--swoon. So amazing!!

Toni K said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!! This is gorgeous!!!

sharon g said...

The 3 clouds (SUMMER< CAREFREE<ALL SMILES) are from the Kit of the Month from June, 2011

sharon g said...

I added you to my FB. I hope that I win!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I cannot get over how gorgeous this little book is! I LOVE those clouds and the bird flying from the sun! LOVE all the stamps you used--BEAUTIFUL as always:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at ATU!

Emily Leiphart said...

Cindy, this is beautiful and so much fun! I had tried to comment on this a while back but kept getting an error message. I just wanted to let you know how fantastic it is!