Tuesday, July 23, 2013

An American Girl outing :)

Hi guys! Sorry for the long absence - been busy with summer stuff and a quick trip to the beach (stay tuned, those pics will be scrapped in due time :)

Today, I wanted to share a mini album I made. All the supplies (other than the Thickers and Prima flower) are all from the Heidi Grace "Cartwheel" collection. For Mother's Day this year, we went to NYC and stopped by the American Girl store - DD got to shop as a combo gift for her birthday and for finishing the school year so well. She was thrilled to be there, and she got Julie and 3 outfits. Heaven on earth for an 8 year old!

I used a pre-printed mini album that came with this collection - it was A.W.E.S.O.M.E. ... I didn't have to cover the pages, the not-fun part was already done for me, and all I had to do was add pics and embellies (that's the "fun" part LOL)

The cover had a cut-out window, so I made sure to position the pic on the first page to show through - this is DD walking through the store:

The cover also had some of the funky flowers printed on it, and I added some more of the chipboard embellies, crystal flourishes, and epoxy circles:

On the inside of the cover, I added a journaling spot to journal about the trip. And on the first, page, I used on of the printed, shaped photo mats (the chevron pp):

I also used journaling spots throughout:

The paisley chipboard shapes were punched out from one of the pages - each page has cut-outs, so when you punch them out you end up with cool little windows, as well as a bunch of chipboard embellies. the flower stickers are made of canvas and add great texture:

This butterfly embellie came from a package of really cute butterfly and heart embellies - they come with a lot of layers and are stitched down the middle, and add a lot of great, light-weight dimension:

This collection also came with a lot of great sentiments and quotes, which I used on most of the pages:

And here are the rest of the pages:

Thanks for reading! You guys can pick up the whole collection at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Larger Superstores.

1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful, what great photos, lovely album to cherish!


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