3.16.2010

Amberley Mini-book

I went to a really fun crop a couple of weeks ago put on by Crop-N-Doodle-Do, and ACTUALLY accomplished a couple of things!  CNDD's crops are awesome... they have fun giveaways, plenty of space, the food is always great, and they help you unload your stuff from your vehicle to your table! 

The crop fee is a little more than others, but they feed you (with cross your legs good desserts) and even go on an afternoon Sonic run for drinks {LOVE that rabbit pellet ice :)}, so the little extra money is TOTALLY worth it!

Ok, since I'm done pimping out CNDD, how's about having a lookie-see at one of the things I finished there?!  Yep, a mini-book of my babies!  It's really small... to give you an idea, the photos are index size... that, and you can see my fingertips in most of the photos (blech).

The base is from 7-Gypsies... it's a little chipboard matchbook, two-to-a-pack.  The only draw-back about this pre-made base is that you are not able to add much bulk AT ALL! 

Just by me adding a matted photo, a couple of accent cardstock pieces, and a decorative paper background, really pushed past the comfortable closing limits of the matchbook! 

I inked the edges with a Burnt Umber Palette pad... gave it a little more grunge look.  And I used up a ton of itty bitty scraps of Amberley Grace paper & coordinating cardstock!  Yes, this is a true scrap project :)

The pewter bookrings are from Karen Foster Designs, the eyelets are TAC's Pewter Hardware, and all of the pretty ribbon is from several of TAC's ribbon collections.

I finished it off with a sliding cardstock belly band that I embellished with a Bazzil Bitty Bloom, oyster disk, & an aqua half pearl from Michael's.  The title was done with a Signo white gel pen.

What do you think?  
I KNOW... the babies are cute :)

13 comments:

kolling143 said...

Barb what a great little book! Your babies are so cute!

Laurie said...

OH Heidi and Thor! I hope you are doing better! I heard about the "cone"!

Hehehe! Super cute Barb!! You are so good at all the details!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is adorable! Love it! The shape is really cool too!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is adorable! Love it! The shape is really cool too!

Danni said...

Awesome job! Fun project and yes, cute babies too!! :-)

LadybugSue said...

All that work in such a small item and it packs a WOW puch, great job and love to your "babies"

Chelsea said...

that is such a cute little book!

Rita said...

Darling! And the fur babies are oh so cute! rita w

Angela K said...

Very cute mini album, even cuter puppies!

kssdesigns said...

What a great project! And your babies are adorable!!

Chris said...

Wonderful little book - did you come up with that design? You are so talented!

My kids would kill for a Sonic!! :) They haven't had one in 5 years and still talk about them!

Melisa Waldorf said...

adorable mini album!!

Seleise said...

fanfreakintabulous! LOVE IT!!!