Tuesday, January 29, 2008

all you need is love...

and some pinking shears.

Valentine's Day is truly one of my favorite holidays. I have been working on some fun "love" projects and it makes you wanna watch a cheesy chick flick with some Ben and Jerry's. As a matter of fact, late last night when Collin and Avery were in bed, I was finishing this album and turned on "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw and "When You Say Nothing At All" by Allison Kraus. I'm not ashamed to admit that I listened to those 2 sappy love songs over and over. :)

This was such a fun album because it's something I've never tried before and was inspired by Donna Downey's fabric creations. I used a Rusty Pickle chipboard heart album and covered it with fabric. Then just added pics about a few of my luvs! Some of the pics you can click on to see a closer look or click here.

49 comments:

Elizabeth said...

oh, that is just gorgeous! be prepared for a ton of questions - everyone is going to want to make one of these!! here's mine: did you use actual photo prints or did you print your photos on some type of fabric paper??

:)

elizabeth

Drama Mama said...

This is so beautiful! You just rock!

Drama Mama said...

P.S. Will you be at CHA? Sorry, Didn't know how to email you.

Aimee said...

I know that you don't know me, but your blog is one that I keep my eye on for a little inspiration. Anyways, I love this. I am so going to scraplift it.... if you don't mind!
Thanks for being you!

amydc said...

Too cute!!!! Love, love, love it. What adhesive did you use on the fabric?

Britnee said...

You are amazing. I love just watching to see what you'll come up with next. If you are ever bored...drop by the shop & share some of your creativity with me. Ever since Avi if I can even get it together to get to work dressed I am feeling like I have accomplished a great deed!!! Love ya!

Sara Ancich said...

This book is such a cute treasure that you can put up year after year.

It would also make a fun anniversary gift for a milestone year.

Did you actually have to sew- or would just glue make the cut?

Ashley said...

What a cute album. I love the colors and fabrics you chose. So adorable!

Pamela said...

This is beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

inara said...

super cute!

Kay (ckmb kaydrenth) said...

Wow this is the first time I've really wanted to try and do something differnt! I have no idea how to sew but now I think I might learn!! Soooo cute!

Zarah said...

How CUTE!! :D

Signe Sejr Nagly said...

Wauw Elizabeth, what a georgeous album, so beautiful, so simple, so real - love it!

emily said...

are you kidding me elizabeth? this is incredible! so, who are you going to give this to? just plain cute.

emily said...

are you kidding me elizabeth? this is incredible! so, who are you going to give this to? just plain cute.

kiki comin said...

i love it! can't wait to try it!

Ruth said...

This is so stinkin' cute! It makes me want to pull out my old quilting fabric stash and play. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandra said...

That is so awesome! Please let me know how you did this. Did you sew all around the chipboard heart then cut? If so, how hard was it to follow the heart shape with the sewing machine.

dawnsing said...

Oh my gosh Elizabeth, this is DARLING! Such a clever girl, you are!!

Marie said...

Liz, this is dang cute! Love the fabric. I was wondering how you got such perfect hearts...the chipboard album makes sense. Such inspiration!

Sara said...

This is just GORGEOUS! Love the happy colors. It must be fun to flip through!! Completely LOVE IT!!! TFS!

lexsmama said...

That is GORGEOUS! So bright and happy! I was also wondering how your hearts were so perfect. I can't decide between this one and Ali Edwards' love book you shared earlier! So inspiring.

Hope you have an amazing Wednesday!

duckmomma5 said...

Okay... you outdid yourself AGAIN. Thanks for the creative inspiration!

Amy said...

wow- that's simply all I can say... wow! You are so talented, I love this idea and I too would like to try to make one- maybe you could offer some helpful hints?! :) Thanks!

Tiffany said...

Okay wow, this is just simply awesome! I am now inspired to play with some fabric.....how about some tips? *smile*

Blessings!

Tina said...

What a cute project!!! I am going to have to try this, that is when I get some spare time.

Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Tina

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Love the fabrics did you get them online somewhere? Or can you share the store.
Thanks Tania

elizabeth said...

To answer a couple questions...

you actually do have to sew to get the look for this album

I cut out all the hearts first, just lightly glued them to the album to stay on while I sewed them together.

I printed out the pics at home. Sizes range from 1.5"-2.5"

yes this is a present...for myself!!:) And hopefully Avery to enjoy someday. She's not allowed to touch it right now:)

elizabeth said...

I got them at a local store in Utah. But the designer is Moda "all you need is love" line

Latrice said...

Super cute Liz!! Very inspiring. I've had this Bo bunny word book(Love) and I think I may cover it with same fabric. i need to get into my sewing anyway. Great job girly!

Candi Tardio said...

this is super cute elizabeth :]
great job!!!!

Jake and Jessica Fillmore said...

Liz since you are the most creative person I know, I am sure your house is the coolest! I need some ideas on decorating a nursery. Have any neutral enough for boy or girl? Congrats again on baby #2!!!!

noel joy said...

love, love, love it! saw donna's on her site, and it's been on my list of things i want to make... and now you! :) you just go and push me over the edge! lol! ;)

Alicia said...

This is a happy blog day! I have GOT to try that!

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

BEAUTIFUL! One of my favorite color combo ;)

cydders said...

love it!!! wow! happy Valentines!

Francis Family said...

Liz, wow you are so creative! What a cute idea! I never would have thought of something like that! Thanks for sharing!

Kara said...

liz!! this is such a cool book. i hope that your family enjoys is for many, many years to come.

joscelyne cutchens said...

of course I am gaga over these projects! LOVE it!

littlegreen said...

love it! i am lovin' all these cute fabric albums people are whippin' up, so adorable!!

Tina said...

I don't think it could be any cuter! And I {LOVE} the fabric stack in the previous post.

angie said...

this is so GREAT!!!...i visit your blog weekly, i don't usually comment, but this book is awesome!!!...i LOVE your work...and, congrats on baby girl #2!!!
(ckmb: craftyscrapr)

dragonflydreamer said...

This is awesome.

EmmaJ said...

Super cute! I am getting so inspired by so many Valentines projects!

Tiffany and Shane Speakman said...

Liz- Hey it's Tiffany speakman (christensen) how are you? I got to your blog through Bolda! You are seriously amazing and I'm sure so many people tell you that but truley you are!!! I would love to chat and catch up with you! I love your blog page and your cute little fam... Keep in touch... My blog page sucks but you're more than welcome to visit :)

Kara said...

Amazing!

Sarah said...

This is beautiful. What a great idea.

Holly said...

What a great idea! I just love it! I heard you're not coming on the cruise? What a bummer! We'll really miss seeing you!

destiny said...

Hi! I came across your blog and I love reading it! You are very talented!! I love these little albums--What a great idea!
Thanks!
Destiny