[I told you I was a tease :)]
Well, Kim Sears is such a sweetie... she sent me a blank 'JOY' mini-album that she had bound with the BIA! She used her Cricut & Design Studio software to cut all of the pages & a thin layer of chipboard and glued them all together. She sent along some extra pieces of cardstock and a little more of the Merry Wishes paper for me to complete it. I did! Yep, me, Miss Procrastination, finished it. Evidently I got a wild hair last night when I got home from work and I went through all of my little embellishments picking out the pink & green ones, including several spools of ribbon to boot.
[yeah, try 7 rolls of ribbon... yep, I know... 'freak']
So I had all of this pink & green beautimousness spread out all over my table and just started going to town! I sponged all of the edges of the book and the mats & tags I created with Jardin Moss Palette ink. I'm telling you... sponging makes a difference!! I used Black StazOn to stamp the 'Christmas' sentiment (current GWP stamp) on a little pink plastic tile... I then covered it in VersaMark & sprinkled a pearlized clear embossing powder over it and heated it. Add a little pink bling & some organza ribbon, and voila... title.
Look at all of the ribbon... yummy.
I kept the back of the 'J' and the front of the 'O' pages pretty simple for the addition of photos, except for all of the lovliness on the lower right corner of the 'O'!! Is it not fantabulous?! So girly.
I had to add more on the back of the 'O'... loving these buttons!
The front of the 'Y' has a paper pocket w/ a pull-out 'card' and a couple of tags. I'm visualizing a photo on the front of the card w/ journaling on the back... LOVE the pearly-pink paper clip. I finished the page off with a trio of lace flowers.
I LOVE the back of the 'Y'. I used a Fantastix to shade the letter to form the rest of the 'Y', punched a couple of scallop circles & added a button center, and then used the outline of a 'u' sticker affixed to cardstock.
Tied a little ribbon around the 'u', added a pearly-green clip with a little snowflake-stamped tag. The 'i treasure' sentiment has a touch of Candy Cane Stickles along with the Ornamental Snowflakes stamped in Toile Pink & Belle Rose Palette ink.
The inside back cover is fun, too. I glued a length of beaded trim at the bottom, added another cluster of buttons at the top left, along w/ a few large sequins. Left a large mat for a photo, and added a journaling block. Finished it off with a little white heart stamped with 'love'.
What do you think?!!