Thursday, May 13, 2010

Creating for the Big Events in Our Lives

Hello there. It's Christine here today with a few projects to share with you. I'm wondering, do you have any big events coming up? I do. No, not my anniversary, though you would probably guess that first by looking at my card. I was so inspired by this paper line, "Will He B the I", and the coordinating stamp set that I just went with it. I am going to keep this card hidden so next year I will be ready when that special date rolls around.

I had such a great time using the stamp set from the "Will He B the 1" paper line. All of the stamps in this set are so versatile and can be used for many different occasions. The ink that I used on the heart is Cranberry Crisp from SU! and worked very well with the colors in the papers. Do you see the scalloped edge going from the top to bottom of the card. That is a Spellbinders Die. It is called Classic Scalloped Borderabilities Petite. I really love all of the Spellbinder dies. I use them all the time on cards and scrapbook pages. I used a sketch in one of my favorite magazines for inspiration for this card. I wonder if you can guess which sketch it is.

Now my next project does relate to a big event that will be happening in a couple of weeks. My son, my youngest child, is going to be going to middle school next year and so graduation from elementary school is in a couple of weeks. It is hard to believe that the time has flown by so fast.

I created this little mini book for him with a page for each year of elementary school. I included his school pictures and a space for him to write what he remembers the most about each year. I am going to give this to him on Graduation Day.

It's amazing how much he has changed throughout the years but still stayed the same. Ahh, I always asked him if he could stop growing and just stay little but he would just tell me he didn't know how. So sweet.

Henry's Brilliance is an amazing line to work with. It was a perfect match for this project. I used the 6x6 mini pad and a chipboard album. Then for each picture I stamped the school year on a Craft Flag with the Willie Bee's font alphabet stamps. I love using this alphabet stamp set. It goes great with all of Nikki's paper lines. I also added a few of the Burlap buttons and some images from the Henry's Cutie Cut-Ups page as well as the "Nose to the Grindstone" stamp set which matches the Henry's Brilliance paper line.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have giving you a few ideas of what you could do for your next big event.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Christine!!! i love love love love love that card and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that MINI!!!! What a FAB IDEA! :):):) Soooooooooooooooooo fun to watch them GROW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Monique said...

What a very sweet mini album you created!! My kids would love an album like that!! TFS!

Linda Beeson said...

I just love those stamps in the first card, I want to use that heart on everything!!! WOWIE on your little mini album, how perfect are those papers!

Lydia Siegel said...

Such a beauiful mini album!

scrappermimi said...

What a great mini!

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