Next week, my niece turns 40 months old. 40!! Turnng 40 years old is a milestone birthday, and, exercising my unique leaps of logic, I decided that turning 40 months old is too; a happy day to be recognized with a 'special' something. The inspiration for what I wanted to make percolated for several days, as I was inspired by the challenge at A Blog Named Hero: Challenge #26: Tags; it was the 'how' that had me in stall-mode. Clock ticking, other cards being made...nothing 'yet' for my girl. Then, in a trip to the Scor-pal blog, Virgina Nebel's post showing her charming mini-album with tags (with instructions! Double score!!) came into sight. Ideas emerging...A trip to my stash (6 steps from kitchen to desk. Long journey) to get the bought ages ago not yet used Carta Bella Alphabet Junction scrapbook set. I bought this (and a couple others) prior to discovering that 12 X 12 patterns are a bit too big for cards - but it was on sale, and I figured I 'might' use the stickers at some point. Well, that point arrived on Friday..and over the course of most of Friday afternoon and a good chunk of yesterday, I created and completed my "Happy 40 Months Old" project.
Lots of dies, lots of stamps, lots of the stickers from the kit (a first for me using these); and LOTS of FUN!!
Oh yes, a stroll over to Kim's blog to see this card has also inspired me to enter this into Catered Crops So Shapely challenge.
Here's the album and its tags (alert: photo dense):
"Cover" page (tag, label and butterflies are dies)
Inside of the album
Close up (sort of ) pages 1-2 (the ice cream cone, 40 and hearts are dies)
Close up, pages 3-4 (I made a "wordle" using word stickers from the kit.
Frame, butterflies and butterfly trail are dies)
The three tags that go inside the 'pockets' of pages 2, 3, 4,
(I was aiming for one more, but ran out of steam. Tags, circle, hearts, postage frame, scalloped frame, caption banner and hearts are dies)
and here's the album, all ribboned up, ready to give to sweet Tessa
Whew!!! Hope she likes it! The best part - we're traveling to see my family on Thursday, so I get to deliver it to her in person!
Today, I think I'll focus on 'smaller' projects...
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