Sunday, February 7, 2010

Let’s Get Shabby Challenge #8

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


More prima flowers and Making Memories chipboard.IMG_4567

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


  1. Wow there's soooo much work in this!! It's lovely! What a wonderful memory keeper!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

  2. OMG!! What a gorgeous album!! Love all the blings!
    BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. What a delightful little creation Zandra! It is certainly going to be a treasured keepsake! :)

  4. Oh my goodness...Zandra this is just perfect.
    What a wonderful idea to do this album and it is absolutely gorgeous. It will be treasured.

  5. Missy Z, OMG.... This is so AWESOME!!!! U r so good at the mini albums.
    Thanks 4 playing with us at SHABBY!!!!

  6. Ohhh, I LOVE this mini!!! There's sooo much work in it!! Love all the gorgeous details (that bling-bling ' Gabrielle' is awesome)!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Shabby!!


  7. Zandra, It is beautiful. I love the pink frog and all the details! I am sure Gabby will love it! I have been working on a box book for Belle for the challenge but since we are coming home next week I do not think I will get it completed. I will finish it when I get back. Good luck. Angela

  8. awesome album zandra. love it all. thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

  9. This is gorgeous! what a wonderful wonderful gift!

  10. I love the Frog paper Zandra and the colours are soooo you!! Awesome work on the shabby hearts too.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby:)

  11. Absolute stunning work! Beautiful the details and the embellies! The papers are gorgeous too! I love it!:)

    Thanks for playing with us at Shabby!

    Hugs, Tímea

  12. Zandra, this is absolutely stunning girl! OMG, I love it! You did a beautiful job!
    And I am so excited you are doing the Alice swap! YaYYYYY! This is gonna be so much fun!xOxO deb

  13. Zandra! First - I love your minibook. Way too cute. 2nd, I LOVE THE SNOW! i wish it would snow here.
    third - and most important - I LOVE MY FAT BOOK! Your page is just gorgeous! My goodness! Love the heart, love the tag, love all the embellishments. And the "K"! You and Jodie were both so clever doing that!
    Thank you thank you for making this so special. This was my first book, I was nervous. I'm glad I was so lucky to be included because this was just so fun.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs! Karen

  14. WOW so much detail in this mini book. It is totally beautiful. Gabby is very lucky.

  15. Zandra been awile since I have been on the blogs or on the creative sites, but had to stop by and just fell in love with this. During my move I found all my old postcards that are over 100 years old and also some that are leather. yeah those are over 100 years old too. now I have to decided what to do with them. Hmmm maybe I should just give them to you for you to create something with them, lol. Miss you. TA

  16. Congratulations on your HM Zandra!! This is a totally gorgeous piece! Love what you have done!!
    Hugs Lou xx

  17. WOW Zandra, congratulations on your HM. I love your touches of bling, flowers and flourishes.
    Hugs, Irene xx