I put together a new little mini album using two of my most favorite new Crafty Secrets goodies. The album is from Maya Road. I think this "Album" image is SO beautiful! I couldnt wait to use it.
Vintage Photo double sided Creative Scraps
The new double sided Vintage photo scraps have great vintage photos with journal spots and also word confetti saying that you can use with the photos. But... I decided to use vintage family photos to create this little album, and use the journaling spots with them.
When I was finished with my little album.. I still had LOTS of vintage photos from the sheet , along with the sayings and the journal blocks for use on other projects.
Artsy Banner Clear Art stamps
After paining my chipboard album pieces , I used this .. oh so YUMMY... stamp set to stamp over the painted chipboard for great background designs.
The set is so fun and versital... I seem to just keep reaching for it. There is no doubt it's one of my very favorites. The pennants or scallop would be enough to make me happy..but the script, print and music stamps... just make it my ultimate fave. Toss in the other fun elements to this set.. and you can why I'm giddy about it. lol
have I mentioned how much i love this stamp set? lol
If you look at the set you can see this fun little stamp in the set. Well I decided to use it as a sort of ribbon holder, by punching a small hole in each to run the ribbon through. Kind of a fun different way to use it.
I obviously still have my journaling to add to the pages.. but I love that I have the jounaling spots with lines for that.
I added very little patterned paper to this project. Between the decorative pieces on the journal spots, and the different stamps, I felt like there was enough interest.
I kept the embellishments minimal, as to not take away from the photos.
Hope everyone is having a great start to the week. I am enjoying the cooler weather..just not the headaches I've been waiting up with everyday since the temperature change. Here's hoping my sinuses let up here soon.. because it's getting old.
The sun has been shining so I'm so thankful for that. I went in yesterday and took the wreath from my last post to my mom, for a little "fall" decor for her to enjoy. We had lunch and chatted the afternoon away. Sometimes it's nice to just slow down and enjoy the little things.
I've also been spending a little more time in the kitchen cooking and getting some things put into the freezer. There is something about the cooler weather that just makes me want to cook and bake for some reason. Maybe because I dont like to turn the oven on much on hot summer days.. so I miss that. Having some things in the freezer is always nice, so that you can just pull out when your short on time and in a pinch. I was going to make lasagna for dinner and make an extra to put in the freezer. I ended up making four large pans.. so I could take one to Kate and Jarad and send another home with Wes. When I make someting like that, I always make a little one for mom also. So there was some serious lasagna making .. going on around here.
Today I made my sister donnas Chicken Tortilla casserole ( and one for the freezer). And my favorite chicken salad with wild rice and red grapes. Oh.. and I baked some banana nut muffins with those ripe bananas that have been staring at me. My friend Becky is going to take a new head shot for me tomorrow. We are meeting at her loft studio at lunch time so.. I told her I'd pick up at salad or something for us but now I'm thinking I'll bring Chicken salad and muffins. ( someone to enjoy it with me.. since it's I guess it's not "manly" enough for Dan. lol He's a meat and pototes sorta guy).
Becky is an amazing photographer. You can see her work here "Becky Novacek Photography" on her website. So inspiring!
Hope all of you enjoy your day.. and remember.....