Thursday, October 6, 2011

Paper Hoarders DT Offering - Sweetest Day for GG!

You’re As Sweet As Honey for GG – Mini Photo Album

As part of the Paper Hoarders Design Team #1, I created a mini photo album as our “assignment”. We were to make something to demonstrate our crafty ways for Sweetest Day (rhyme thrown in for good measure….LOL).  The amazing Tanya, our fearless leader, has all the DT projects posted on her blog, located at

 I have a little machine (Your Story) that bonds a paper cover with inside papers/photo sheets of your choice.  I took the little 4 x 6 mini and turned it into a creation to showcase pictures of great-grandchildren for my mother – in her case 6 ¾ great-grandchildren (A Great-Grandma Brag Book).

I started off with pink textured paper from Core’dinations as the base and then as second layer I used green textured paper also from Core’dinations, which I ran through my Big Kick using a SU die, Top Note.

For the pink bow I used a Sizzix die  - I took different pink patterned paper and made a patchwork effect and then cut the bow so there would be multiple pinks.

My SU bee was hand stamped along with the sentiment, distress inked, colored, and glitzed.

Lastly, I adhered some pre-made butterfly embellishments, a hand cut flower, and some pearls for the side borders of the cover (GG loves pearls!).

As a precaution against wear-and-tear, I’d put this in a cellophane bag to protect it if you want to carry it in your purse or tote.

As an alternative, this project could be used as a journal instead of a photo album.  I hope you enjoyed my offering for Paper Hoarders.  Drop me a comment if you’d like and/or become a fan of LoveBug Creations.  You could also visit us on our FB page as well.

Thanks for stopping by………Cyber hugs……….Mama LoveBug.



Tanya said...

LOVE it!!! And.. what a thoughtful idea!! I am a PEARL lover so.. you TOTALLY have me there. The butterflies look like they will flutter off the page!!! I LOVE this book!!! Thanks for being a Paper Hoarder!!!


Cindi said...

fantastic project!! soooo cute!

Lovebug Creations said...

Beautiful photo album Mom!!! I'm sure GG will LOVE IT!!! :) Another awesome PH DT project! :)

Scrappy Zeni said...

Wow! Great little mini album you made here! thanks for sharing your awesome talent!!!

Much love!