Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cody's New York Mini Book

This mini book I made for my little brother. It's pictures from his going away party/BBQ. I bought the acrylic album (it's about 4x5 with 4x4 interior pages) in Lincoln City. The two covers are about 4x5, with two tabbed interior pages about 4x4 1/4 and two plain 4x4 interior pages. I used mainly Scenic Route Chipboard elements and stickers.

Sorry about the photo quality. I took these on a piece of white paper on my lap in the car at 7:45 pm. Not the best lighting at all! :D

Prepare yourself for lots of pictures! Here we go!
The cover. :D The letters are Thickers, love them!!! You can't really tell from the photo but, the Hambly transparancy is cut so that the clear parts are behind the "destination" and the green is behind the NYC so it shows up better over the photo a few pages back.
I covered the back of the "enjoy the journey" piece before I adhered it. (I used mainly Craft Glue Dots to stick stuff to the acrylic.) I love Scenic Route because lots of the pieces are the same size. Perfect for acrylic albums!
Here's that Hambly transparancy, I cut this one and the one in front of the back cover to the same size as the covers. The rest of them are 4x4 as are all the photos.
Oh, and the clear spots also highlight the words "loving" and "celebrate" on the back.
Right after the cover are just two general party pics.

Next we have another Hambly over the divider page and the first pic in the "family" section. Note my Grannie's thrilled look! (She hates it when I take her picture!) :D
And, there's Co again, perfectly (well, almost) inside the circle. It actually wasn't that hard to get those right. They worked out fairly well most of the time.
And, the first divider page. I handwrote (ugh, I hate my writing) "family" on Scenic Route label stickers. Oh, I doodled the swirls, too. I just thought it needed that space filled. :)
Oh, and I missed a page! :( The first of the 4x4 interior pages. I used some Creative Imaginations chipboard letters "NYC" that were cream with type and swirls, painted them with sheer coat of lime green so you could still see the pattern. I also painted the top and bottom of the back sides with the same green paint. On the other side of the page is a large, rectangular chipboard sticker and I cannot for the life of me remember what it said. I stuck the sticker down, cut a piece of patterned paper to size and then adhered that to the other side of the page. Then, I glued down the letters. The tops and bottoms that I painted green showed up above and below the sticker almost like a scalloped border. Gosh! I wish I had a picture! Anyway, it's about halfway through the family pictures. Oh, and my pictures are all just cut to 4x4 and adhered back to back.
This is the last page of the family section. To cover the back of the label sticker I cut a piece of SR paper to size and adhered it on the opposite side of the tab.
This is the other 4x4 page (the one I DID get a pic of!). It's a SR chipboard circle glued to a scalloped piece of cream colored cardstock. The green is the back of the element on the other side, I just painted what wouldn't be covered by the scallop. :D
And, here's the back. These pages were just about me telling Co how proud I am of him and how much he's loved without me having to try to find the words. I'm not so good at that. So, I craft it! :D
Another transparancy page. These don't really serve any purpose but decorative and I really liked how they carried the green from the piece on the chipboard throughout the book. Disclaimer: I didn't think that when I bought it, I just thought, hey that's the same green as some of the stuff I want to use in Co's book!
This one for some reason went under the tabbed page! Ha!

The first page of friend photos...
...and the last page of friend photos.
This is the larger transparancy in front of the back cover. I'm holding it funny but it lines up perfect with the chipboard.
And, convieniently, it also frames Mary's face quite nicely!
The inside of the back cover. The chipboard is more SR with another cream scallop behind and the "Limited Edition" sticker is 7Gypsies. Oh, and I painted the edges of the back of the chipboard on the other side of the cover that same green. :D It works really nicely to cover up the raw side!

And, the back! SR chipboard and another 7Gypsies sticker.

Thanks for sticking with me though this! It was one of the fastest things I've ever made! Here's the timeline. Co's BBQ was on Saturday, I ordered the pics Sunday, picked them up Monday, made the book Tuesday afternoon! I pulled my stuff from my stash (papers, mini book options, etc) on Sunday and the only thing I bought for this project was the Hambly transparancy...I picked it up on Monday. Anyway, I had to wait for some paint to dry and so we were 5 minutes late to dinner...and I still had paint on my fingers!!! LOL!!!

Thanks again for looking! (Oh, and I haven't forgotten to post about some of my new favorite things. Just haven't taken the pics yet.) :D


inara said...

very cute!!!

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Dawn said...

UM...HELLO! You have fantastic handwriting. I don't know what you are talking about. I love this album. Great job!

Brock Family said...

GREAT JOB! I love your album!

Cassie said...

What a great little book! I love it.

Samantha said...

Hi, Erica!! I'm back!! Love your mini book :) I really need to give the whole acrylic ablum a try seeing as how I have about five staring at me right now!!

I'll blog at you later, girl!!

Deborah Mahnken said...

Love this! (and I'm such a Hambly nut, too) :)

Becky said...

Hambly nut here too!
LOVE this, you did such a fab job, thanks for playing!

paloma1815 said...

Love this Cody! love how you put your hambly to see faces. Bravo! paloma1815

newenglandstamper said...

Wow - this is an awesome album!

Corina said...

WOW!! Way to work the acrylic - LOVE IT!!