Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Feeling Some LOVE!!!!

This 'LOVE' album was a gift to my husband for Valentine's Day. Making this book helped me to realize that we do not get our picture taken together very often...it contains almost every picture of us together that we have (minus our wedding photos). Since I am often the only photographer I am missing from our families photos (not that I like my picture taken :P).

Supplies: LOVE word album by BoBunny; misc yarns and fibers; book rings; pictures printed on Epson R1800; and Scotch ATG 714 tape gun.
Supplies: XOXO Expressions paper by Carolees Creations; word sticker (red) by 7 Gypsies; 'MY' silver glitter chipboard letters by K and Company; black Sharpie fine point marker; 'I Love you' vellum word runner by Around the Block; and black and Port Wine ink by Memories.
Supplies: All Dressed up (dot) paper by DCWV; Loves Me paper; pink flower index card by Mead collections; black cardstock by EK Success; word stickers (red) by 7 Gypsies; black Sharpie fine point marker for journaling; various stickers and glitter heart brad by Making Memories; paper flower by Prima; lace (cut from my girls' old baby socks); white thread stitched with Singer sewing machine; blue chalk; and black and Port Wine ink by Memories.
Detail of stitching on the black photo mats, not to mention a cute close up of us ;)

Supplies: XOXO Expressions paper by Carolees Creations; Heart Quotes paper; pink flower index card by Mead collections; black cardstock by EK Success; word stickers (red) by 7 Gypsies; black Sharpie fine point marker for journaling; various stickers and glitter heart brads by Making Memories; paper flower by Prima; lace (cut from my girls' old baby socks); white thread stitched with Singer sewing machine; 'I Love you' vellum word runner by Around the Block; heart sticker and 'I Love you' brads by nameless $1 store brand; pewter country heart brad by Creative Impressions; blue chalk; and black and Port Wine ink by Memories.

Supplies: Heart Quotes paper; Red quote paper; pink flower index card by Mead collections; black cardstock by EK Success; word stickers (red) and circle stickers by 7 Gypsies; black Sharpie fine point marker for journaling; various stickers and glitter heart brads by Making Memories; paper flower by Prima; white thread stitched with Singer sewing machine; metallic red country heart brad by Creative Impressions; wine colored light and lofty yarn by Red Heart; black and white polka dot flower by Petaloo; blue chalk; black plastic ribbon holder from toy packaging; and black and Port Wine ink by Memories.

The black plastic piece that is holding the yarn came from the packaging of one of the kids' toys!! You know those annoying things that have a wire twisty in them...yup that is my Mac Guyver scrapbooking skills again!!!

Supplies: Loves Me paper; All Dressed up (dot) paper by DCWV; pink flower index card by Mead collections; black cardstock by EK Success; red corrugated cardboard from a scrap pack; word stickers (red) by 7 Gypsies; black Sharpie fine point marker for journaling; red and pink gel pens to highlight 'loves me' on the paper; various stickers and glitter heart brads by Making Memories; paper flowers by Prima; white thread stitched with Singer sewing machine; 'Kiss' brads by nameless $1 store brand; lips and chocolate kisses brads by Eyelet Outlet; red heart felt stickers by Queen and Company; and black and Port Wine ink by Memories.

Techniques: I used the black Sharpie and red and pink gel pens to highlight the words "loves me" on the background paper.

Techniques: To highlight us in the photo, I used Photoshop CS3 to to outline the background image of our kitchen. I then desaturated the selection and put a filter on it (I believe pencil) to take the detail out of the selection.

Supplies: red quote paper; pink flower index card by Mead collections; word stickers (red) by 7 Gypsies; black Sharpie fine point marker for journaling; black swirl felt stickers by Queen and Company; various ribbons by American Crafts, coin charms; and black and Port Wine ink by Memories.

Techniques: I used these cute coin/token/charms that were sold with the intention of putting them on necklaces or key chains, but I thought they would be better served on my scrapbook!!

OK....Somebody Stop Me!!!!

.....Cause I've been shopping again. OK, in my defense, my main purpose was to go buy some supplies for an upcoming gift album (can't tell you yet) and to buy some paper and ribbon for some wedding invitations I am working on. And then one thing let to another and I have this pile laying before you...and some others that didn't make the shot. Three stores later and thankfully in a reasonable $$ amount thanks to the dollar store I came home with all this. The best part???? that T-shirt was FREEEEEEE!!! Yay, Thanks Marcia!!! The owner of my local scrapbook store is so sweet and generous you can check out the store I shop at most...Cherished Friends!!



In the spirit of love here is a link that is sure to inspire some tears of joy (at least it did in me!) I got it in an e-mail and I loved it so much that I had to post it here!!!





4 comments:

Sherry Wright said...

What an amazing album and priceless gift, love all the details!

Anonymous said...

I'm checking the anonymous status of my comments!!! Kim :)

ginny said...

Your Love book is truly a work of art. You did an amazing job and it will be cherished not only by you, but I am sure by your descendants too.

Anonymous said...

The love scrap book is awesome and so is your page. You did a great job. Love ya, mom