First, sooo glad it snowed! It gave me a chance to create an album for Gabby which I’m using for the Let’s Get Shabby Challenge #8.
More snow to come on Wednesday! Maybe another 8 inches!
This month’s challenge was an eye opener for me! This challenge was all about those heart-string tugging letters, child notes, vintage war loves lost and won etc…just examples. Whatever we chose, our creation must contain a letter/s or note/s that you’ve written or been written by you or others living or passed.
I search my photos, my mother’s photos….and could not find one letter, sentence or note from my mother, grandmother that says anything to me? How sad I was not to know what small things I had done or what they were feeling. Now I realize HOW important journaling is! So, I created this mini album using Nikki Sivils 6 x6 mini paddie titled “U R My Favorite”. Here I show you some of the hand written notes I am giving her. I don’t have all the pictures in it yet as I wanted to take the pictures before the sun went down as I am putting it in the mail to her tomorrow.
This is my 10 page mini album for Gabby. When she was little I always put notes in her lunch bag and drew my face. How I wish I kept some of those notes. :o( It should bring a smile to her face.
I hand cut the pages, added a lot of hidden places to write notes to her (which is the first of many to come I hope). I used Basic Grey bling, prima, stickles, felt pieces, ribbons, distress the edges and used charcoal cat's eye to ink.
Here is a closer look with the tag tucked inside.
Here I used the new prima’s at Michael’s and used crepe paper to make the ruffle around the heart. June, recognize the butterfly???
I’d like to take credit for the quilled flowers, but I’ll have to thank EK Success for saving me hours! ;o) As it was this took both days from morning till night. June, recognize the green leaf rub-ons??? LOL
Another tucked in message for her. Don’t know how shabby chic it is but I really love it! What’s not to love my favorite colors black/pink!
Have a great week. Thanks for visiting me! Hugz, Z