I was in need of a new diary..I've been documenting my life since the 80's. This time, I decided to be a little more creative and alter my diary pages. I've never done that before, in fact I have bought the Condé Nast (discontinued now) which comes already altered and in other occasions have bought special paper like (linen paper) to compose my own diaries. I have used all sort of options in the market, but the 8.5 x 11 seems to be more adequate in terms of room for journaling and memorabilia that I always incorporate in my diaries and of course, comfort for writing. This time, I bought a nice notebook, 8.5 x 11, and decided to alter the pages. Here are some pics with the stamps, die-cuts, rub-ons, washi taped, mini banners and other things I have incorporated. This is going to be fun. I highly recommend you to document your life,not only in layouts and picture albums, but in diaries. It has many benefits.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
I want to thank Ms Ginger from My Sisters Scrapper who was my inspiration, for this project. Although some details are different, in general is similar. I attempted to build this mini album watching her tutorials for the Vertical Paper Bag Mini Album. Thanks Ms. Ginger !!!! http://mysistersscrapper.com/
This Album is a gift our scout master's wife. She was very supportive of the scouts, and to my son, who by the way made his eagle rank. I am very happy and proud of him. Bravo amore mio! I have a few LO's I did with images of him and the scouts in my FB wall and below all the way down on this blog. Thanks for stopping by and viewing and sharing my memories. I am blessed by Jesus who have let me enjoyed and share this memories with you all. Thanks !
Posted by Yiyi at 10:34 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Hello my dear and faithful readers. I have created this minibook for a friend who's going to be married next month and I thought this will be an excellent idea for a wedding gift, because she loves these books. My friend likes bold bright colors, so I had to tune my mind into that preference. Not what I precisely would've selected, but since it's a gift for her, for her wedding, I tried to stay withing the colors she is going to use in her wedding and that she likes. Therefore, you'll see a lot of burgundy, blue, teal, red, green and yellow. She is going to use all sort of bright colors, (not pastels) in her wedding and her wedding rings are going to be white gold. That...I found out after I did the bride dress. You'll see below. Too late to change, unless one of you can give me an idea on how to change the gold pearl necklace and the dress top. ;-(
I want to thank and give credit for some of this pages and ideas to Ms. Esther from Esther Crafts, (YT) https://www.youtube.com/user/esthercraft. She did a wedding minibook, a few years ago, and It kind of stay with me. I was waiting for the occasion to be able to do one. That occasion finally arrived. Her minibook was my inspiration. A video soon will come to have a better idea of how it really looks. I am still in the process. Recording is so difficult. Thank you all for visiting this blog. ;-)
This is one of the ideas I took from Esther crafts, she did an amazing amazing job, and here is my attempt to re-create in some way her page. Jijiji not even close to Esther. But this is a page which represents the bride, she can attach a picture behind the pocket, and has a few tags for journaling.
Posted by Yiyi at 3:38 PM