Monday, May 28, 2012

Remember When?

This adorable little digital image is from

I saw the sentiment online and remembered this image
and thought it would fit perfectly.

It says:  "Remember when you were young
and couldn't wait to grow up?"

Inside says:
"Do you think you ever will?"

"Happy Birthday Kid!"

I don't know about you,
but I still love to blow bubbles!!  ;)

Card Ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"
Patterned papers:  Bo Bunny Back to Basics, Olivia Cashmere
and Graphic 45, Once upon a Springtime Collection Spellbound

Copic Markers:
Skin:  E0000, E00,  E21
Cheeks: R20
Eye:  BG13
Hair:  Y11, Y21, E97, E99
Nite gown:  R20, R21, R24
Bubbles:  BG10
Shadow:  CO

Embellishments:  Mango half pearls and
Offray 7/8" ivory, nylon ribbon.
Dies used:  My Favorite Things Die-namics Flower and Leaf Trio.
Punches used:  EK Success "Abstract flower,"
Fiskar's "Lace" and Xacto's rounded corner punch.
Tools:  Big Shot.
Other:  Martha Stewart Glitter Pens (silver, for the bubble wand)
and Gelly Roll "Glaze," to create the look of a bubble
over the light blue Copic Marker color I used,
Beacon 3-in1 Glue and EK 3-D dimensional dots.

Thank you for dropping by my blog today,
I hope you enjoyed your visit
and that you have a Blessed Memorial Day.

Please stop by again!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Love" photo album

I just returned from my travels and delivered another gift,
this time to my Niece Carly and her new hubby, J.P.

Here's a photo of the Bride and Groom,
Mother and brother of the Bride,
Parents of the Groom, and the entire wedding party.

Here's the photo album and card I made for their gift.

This "LOVE" shaped album was made using chipboard
which I covered with patterned papers chosen to
coordinate with their wedding colors
which were white, silver and black.

This is the front of the album.

With the letter "L" turned, you see
a journaling tag and some bling.

As you can see, the tabs at the top
slide out from behind the journaling tag
to reveal photo tags.

On the back side the letter "O"
is a pocket with a double-sided tag which pulls out
for use as a journaling spot and/or photo tag.

Between the letters "O" and "V,"
is another tag pocket.  A double-sided tag pulls out from the front.

On the backside of the tag pocket is a velcro'd card...

...and when opened, it reveals areas that can be used
for either photo mounts or journaling.

This is the front of the letter "V."
You can see the pocket and it's double-sided pull out tag.
The tag may be used for journaling or a photo.

On the backside of the letter "L,"
is an acrylic pocket with a ribbon tie.  It holds... 

...a mini album.

Inside the mini album, are small pockets filled with tags.
The face of the pockets have room for photos, mementos
or journaling.  The tags can be used the same way.

More mini album pages.

Additional example mini album pages.

On the face of the letter "E,"
is a flip pocket which holds a double-sided tags.

On the back side of the flip pocket
is another pocket with a tag.

Affixed to the face of letter "E" is
also another pocket with a double-sided pull out tag.

Same as above, but I've pulled out
the double-sided tag.

This is the back of the albums.

Finally, this is the face of the card I made
for the new Mr. & Mrs.

...and this is the inside.  I cut it out entirely
on my Cameo.  That was great!!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peak at my album and card!

Have a great day!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wedding Photo Album

I just returned from the wedding of
my Aunt Bettie-Jo and her sweetheart Rick, my new Uncle!!
(Yes!  She's 6 years younger than me!)
It was a beautiful outdoor wedding followed by
an indoor reception out in the countryside near Rohnert Park, CA.

Here is a photo of the gorgeous couple after their vows:

I'm sorry I haven't posted for so long, but I've been busy making
photo albums for two weddings that were coming this month.
One of the albums, which I'm going to post today, is my gift
to my Aunt Bettie-Jo and new Uncle Rick
and was a work of love for them.
(This is going to be a long post.)

I fashioned this album from a tutorial I found on YouTube
that was done by Laura from Follow the Paper Trail,
but I can't even begin to compare mine to her work.
She was the inspiration!!

This is the front cover.

(all photos are clickable)

The album covers are constructed using chipboard
which I covered with patterned papers and is 6.5" x 6.5"

The inside album pockets are made from envelopes
which I also covered in patterned papers.

Two photo tags slip into each pocket,
so there is plenty of room for photos and journaling.

The opening clasp is a vintage-looking button I found 

at Joann's and loved!!  I think it adds a lot
to the sparkle and vintage look.
I added two pins I made using coordinating glass beads.

This is the inside from cover.

First pocket and tag.

This is the back of the first pocket.
It has two over-locking hearts
with the Bride and Grooms names printed on them.

Two tags are tucked inside and there is room on the back
of them for small photos or journaling.
A photo could also be tucked into the pocket.

Pocket two and tags.

This is the back of pocket two.

Several tags, related to love, are tucked into
the little pocket at the bottom of the page.  Again,
they can be used for photos or journaling.

Pocket three.

This is the back of pocket three.

This is a card that opens to a blank inside.
It can be used for another photo or for journaling.

Pocket four.

This is the back of pocket four.

It has several tags with sentiment related to love.
These tags can be used for photos or journaling space.

Pocket five.

This is the back of pocket five.

You can see that there is a journaling spot
and wedding bells that I colored with Copic Markers.

Pocket six.

This is the back of pocket six.

It has a single image of a guest book, and it's made like
a little pocket.  Mementos or the edge of a photo could be
positioned there.  Small photos could be placed
in the space above the guestbook,
or onto tags, or it could be used for journaling, too.

Inside back cover.

The Bride and Groom both enjoy music and dancing,
 so I thought this image was appropriate.  They could
add small or cropped photos to this page, or use it for journaling.

Back cover.

Here, you can see a sample of a couple of the albums photo tags
found in each pocket.  Both sides are covered with patterned paper,
and they usable for either photos, or journaling, or both!

This is the album binding.

I added ribbon and charms.
The charms are a large heart,
a butterfly, and a cross.

Here's the card I made for them:

The card is 6" x 6" and the image
is from Saturated Canary and is called "Bride."

I see Krista is moving from her Etsy shop to a new location,
so be sure to check back to see what that's all about!!!

I colored the image with my Copic Markers,
and used various punches, die cut shapes, and my Cameo
to provide the card with lots of lace. 

Thank you for taking the time to look at all my photos
and descriptions.  If you have any questions, please ask!!

I am too tired from my trip to post all the information.  :)

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱