June 08, 2008

Tell Me,Me Oh,Me Oh My, Wasn't that Party!!!

There is a good reason why I am signing this little ditty this morning...could've been the three, four, six, Smirnoff Ice, lol!!!

Well, My bestest friend in the whole wide world, Donna, threw a big birthday bash to celebrate her 50th birthday with friends and family last night! Wow...wasn't that a party...and I am afraid to say that my head does feel a little like a football right now, lol!!!!! What a blast though!!!! It doesn't get any better than that...good friends, family, yummy food/cake dancin', singin' and oh, imbibin' (just a little) all night long, lol!!!!
So, just when I was packing all my scapbooking supplies Friday night to go to a weekend crop, I had a light bulb moment, and decided to make a memento for Donna, to remember her rockin' birthday bash! So, I made her this mini-album and took pics last night that I will print and add for her. She loved it (and her Timmy's gift card), yay!!! And I have to say I am thrilled with how the album turned out too. I have made it before as an "All about me" mini-album and even taught it as a quick class....lots of fun! It is a great gift idea, very easy to make and has a lot of impact as there are lots of little flaps to open. The directions are from TVWeekly Scrapbook Lounge and you can download them here. I have taken a lot of pics of it, bare with me, but I wanted you too see all the pages. I hope you like it and maybe even give it a try. Let me know if you do! I would love to see your mini-album, so, post your pics on your blog. Oh, and I can't forget about the pocket card that I made too from the fabulous tutorial/directions on Claudia Rosa's blog, Pretty Pressings.

I used Fancy Pants Celebrate collection 12x12 double-sided patterned papers, co-ordinating rub-ons and the titles and tags die cut sheet. I also used Melissa Frances new Celebration and various other, of her fabulous, rub-ons. I cut the rub-ons up and rearranged them to say what I want. I also, put my QK to work on this little album using tags, and various other dies to embellish the pages.

It might be a little hard to see from the pics but this album has many pages that open and fold out with little side flaps that open to reveal more pics and embellishments. Check it out on the Scrapbook Lounge and you will be able to see it better in the video.

Here is an example of how I cut up my rub-ons and use them to suit my needs. The black Mellisa Frances rub-on originally said happy holidays and I cut the "holi" part out and cut of the "s" and layered the reaming "happy day" over the word happy on the die cut.

I'm quite happy with how this neat little idea turned out. I butted two pieces of pp together taped them on the back and then applied the ice cream cone rub-on on top. The beige pp on the bottom looks like the cone and the top is some yummy lime green colour, then I cut it out. I covered the ice cream with my new clear glaze pens and used red stardust glitter pen to colour in the cherry.

So, When I feel a little better...later this afternoon, (let's keep our fingers crossed)! I will run up to Wal-Mart and print the pics from last night, to add to the album. Thanks for stopping by and having a look, leave a comment too. I love reading them and then I will pop on over to your blog and have a look-see, smile!


Anonymous said...

wow, great card, love it! and a verry nice book! have a nice day! greetings sam

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a wonderful card and lovely book. Hugs Marja

Anonymous said...

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Becca said...

Hi Tara: This is so nice. I love the paper you combined and the whole look.....absolutely gorgeous.



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