I am super excited to share my latest mini with you titled "Nature's Diary." This month one of my mini books was published in Scrapbook Trends Create: Mini Albums magazine. I still can't believe it's there in print! I will share my published book with you in early June.
To celebrate my first published work, I am having a giveaway! Simply leave a comment for me on this post and you will be entered into my random drawing for a gift certificate to Scrapbook.com on May 31, 2011.
I wanted the cover of the book to be something special. I used lots of beautiful Prima roses in a beautiful crimson color to add depth to my cover. I love the contrast against the kraft colored background. I also used wooden vines to add texture, as well as a metal butterfly also from the Gabrielle collection.
You are going to see me use the word “love” multiple times during this post. I love each and every page of this book. I wanted the first page of the book to greet you with beauty and softness. I used a beautiful journaling spot and I adorned it with flowers and fabric leaves. I finished my page with a delicate wood flourish vine and liquid pearls.
Here I am as a little girl in my little garden. I have already started journaling about all the fun I had watching my flowers grow.
This book has an abundance of journaling pages and pockets. It truly takes brag books to the next level! The Gabrielle collection comes with stunning metal trinkets which I used throughout the book.
I can't wait to add a photo to this page. I have several in mind, but I couldn't decide on which one to use. On the left side of the book I used glittered layered chipboard flourishes to frame my future photo. I left plenty of space in order to slide my photo in the space.
Here is my daughter and of course, she's surrounded by flowers! I used lace, chipboard, stickers and cameos to adorn my pages.
On the right side you can see where I used another metal cameo from the collection. Can you believe I have already run out of them? Sounds like a good excuse to buy more! lol. You can also see my favorite lace from Maya Road. I have literally bought 10 yards of it! It is soft and dainty and I love it!
Surprise! Here I am again still tending to my little piece of heaven. I am an only child and I have always found solace in nature. The "Happy" chipboard banner is from My Mind's Eye.
Brag Book: Fancy Pants
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny; My Mind's Eye
Inks: Ranger Distress Ink; Colorbox Pigment Ink
Tools: Decorative Scissors – Fiskars; Punch – Martha Stewart Crafts;
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