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9.01.2010

and the winner is...

9.01.2010  at 11:08 AM

Melissa from Baton Rouge, who said:


" i love this!! just became a follower. Love your blog. "

Melissa please e-mail me {click on the button in the sidebar} your mailing info and I will send the "little moments" art print along to you. If you still haven't downloaded your print, the link to this art print and other printables is in the sidebar in the "free downloads" box.

Today over at write.click.scrapbook. the new Design Team Gallery is revealed, as it is every 1st of the month. We were challenged to create a layout using just 5 products {cardstock, pen, printer ink didn't count}. It's okay, we're allowed to do mini-albums, too! Lucky for me, right?

Ready, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com


I started with a sheet of patterned paper and trimmed the journaling spots down. I then covered my chipboard cover with adhesive and some scrap fabric.

Ready, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.comReady, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

DESIGN TIP  |  Having completed the project, I will offer you this tip. I found it easier to adhere the fabric to one side of the heavyweight cardstock and trim, then adhere the untrimmed fabric to the back side of the cardstock and trim again. Fabric tends to stretch a bit and it was much easier to trim after adhering than cutting to size and adhering. But, you do what works best for you.

Ready, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

Here are the interior pages:

I had not yet written my note, on the bracket journaling spot, to the kids sharing my feelings with them about how they're growing from little babies into big kiddos!

Ready, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

Me and my three kiddos last year on Mother's Day. The round embellishment was cut from the cardstock, too, and adhered with a jump ring.

Ready, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com


My oldest and me in Germany on the right and the journaling spot on the left details the photo on the front {Mother's Day photo}.

Ready, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

My middle and me. She did not like to smile for the camera and now she thinks she is a poser-extraordinaire!

Ready, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

My youngest and me. We used to call her Sweet Pea, but she quickly became Spunky.

Ready, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

The last page with the journaling card to Victoria and a journaling card at the end.

Ready, Set, Grow Mother's Day Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

I loved that this paper had "growth" and "peas" as a theme. Three peas in a pod, three kiddos...it just worked for me. 

The fabric was used in the nursery for both girls as a swag above the crib, so I have LOTS of it...it was taken down when Spunky moved into her big girl bed. Boo hoo. No more babies for me. Again, I used my Bind-it-All, and again it was a mini-album. 

But, you probably didn't expect anything else.

Here's your direct link to the Design Team layout gallery so that you can find inspiration, ideas, and magic from the rest of the team. Enjoy the layouts and challenge yourself with a 5-Product layout soon.

7 comments:

  1. yay! i'm so excited! thank you!

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  2. Congrarulations to Melissa!! I love this mini and that you used fabric to cover it!! did you adhere it with a glue stick? the 365 album in background looks super cute too!

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  3. Beautifully done Monika! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is so fun! I know you and your mini albums:) Did you used to live in Germany? Or visited there?

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  5. I did use the glue stick to adhere the fabric to the cardstock and...

    I have lived in Germany off and on until I was 30 or so. My Mom is German and has family there and my dad was military.

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  6. Congrats Melissa! :)
    My paternal grandmother was German- she always had amazing stories. I cooked Roladen a few months ago in memory of her- delicious!

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  7. What a cute mini album!! So clever!! :)

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