Monday, April 20, 2009

ready, set....GO!

Ok, I had the best of intentions, really I did.

I totally was going to start out the week by telling you guys all about my weekend full of soccer games, birthday parties and play dates,'s Monday. And it's raining. Hard. So Mondays and I just aren't friends today and I haven't found the energy to get myself together. So I'm going to take the easy way out until at least tomorrow and instead post what is probably my "favorite mini album of all time."

I did this project for CHA Winter and it features BasicGrey's step album and the newest release, Lime Rickey! I adore how all these bright colors worked so well with the photos without being too overwhelming, even given the bold patterns.

Here is the cover:Photobucket
I used just a regular punch to get that circle notch on the upper right - it made it a bit rough, but I just sanded it down and it worked beautifully.

This is the intro page telling about Carson's first bike ride:

And so it begins...with Daddy's help:

It didn't take long for him to get the hang of it all. He's one determined little man!
And check it out - he already has it. I swear it was just the space of 15 or 20 minutes total! Unreal!
So very proud of himself! (We were too!)
BasicGrey Lime Rickey collection, Lime Rickey chip sticker shapes, Blush alpha stickers, Lime Rickey Olio Rub-ons, Lime Rickey brads, Euphoria Chipboard alphas (Other: Chalk inks, black journaling pen, white cardstock)

I hope you all have a wonderful...and relaxed...Monday!



Kimmie said...

this album is darling. I cant wait to get my hands on that Lime Rickey

Melanie said...

Once again, another wonderful project by you! I love the album! Great job and thanks for sharing!!

janeb74 said...

Oh, this album makes me want to the happy dance! I just LOVE it!

rachaelwood said...

wow, this album rocks! My lss is getting the lime rickey in any day and I am stalking it! Fabulous project

Lesli said...

What a great album - so fun an colorful!!!

Jocelyn said...

Just adorable and I am in love with those papers!!!! Wow, he sure did catch on fast!!!! Love your work and yes it is a rainy, yucky Monday here!!!! Get the rwo boat out, we are expecting more tomorrow!!! Have a great Monday!

fausta said...

this mini has colors so much whooooo
I adore

Wendy Sommers said...

Okay so I literally just bought this paper online. I was a little hesitant (it seems bright...I love bright...but sometimes online is deceiving!). Needless to say, after seeing your fab mini-book, I'm ecstatic. Can't wait to get my goodies in the mail. Thanks for the inspiration Kelly. :)

mustangkayla said...

Too darn cute!

Beth S said...

Love the look of this album. You've helped me make up my mind. I'm going to get this line.

Brenda aka iowagean said...

Way to cute ~ the book and the little guy :-)You did an awesome job on your little chipboard book. Love it.

Barb said...

love it, love it, love it!
and the lime rickey... I'm gonna buy it ALL in duplicate. lol
well, maybe not ALL of it in duplicate, but I suspect I will buy a LOT of it at least once.
and some of it I'll buy... more than once. ;)

must link your blog to my sidebar so I remember to stalk you more often.

Lydia said...

Another really beautful peice of work, I can see why it is your fave. Such an encourageing little book.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm new to all of this. What adhesive do you use to make it look so seamless? Also, what printer do you use to print your pictures? Thanks!

Sarah said...

That is one of the cutest mini-albums I've ever seen! I love that paper and the book. Wonderful work!

Rona said...

Such a cute book!

QueenBee said...

That is just darling! Lime Rickey has to be my most favorite line ever!

Great job!

Debbie said...

HI Kelli - What perfect timing posting this adorable mini album since I just bought Lime Rickey this weekend....I LOVE THAT LINE !!! And I can clearly see why this is one of your favorite albums.

Michelle said...

Just so gorgeous. I love the bright funky colours. One of the best mini-albums I have seen :)

Cassi said...

Anyone have advice for adhering paper to chipboard albums like this? Love the look but haven't had much luck with a few different techniques. Thanks!

Sharon said...

This is just gorgeous! My kind of album! Good job!!!!