Monday, June 22, 2009

hello summer

My calendar says it's officially summer so you know what that means... the return of Shades of Summer. Last year I sent out 10 boxes of traveling sunglasses to over 150 ladies. I'm so sad that some of the shades didn't make it to everyone so this time around there will be stricter rules to play along...;) Stay tuned this week for the info and a chance to sign up on Wednesday.

A simple album for Collin from his darlings. I love how their cute faces peek through the circle transparency on the cover page. The mini album was made with an Accucut die mixing chipboard and acrylic pieces then my trusty Bind-It-All and coils to put it all together.


I wrote little love notes on the back of the October Afternoon wild cards, sewed a pocket with vellum and tucked the notes inside.

Hambly: Circle transparency; Teresa Collins: black ruler paper from Documented collection; Heidi Swapp clock; Jenni Bowlin bingo card; October Afternoon Wild Cards; Studio Calico: Alphabet Paper; KI Memories: red circle paper; Tim Holtz: word tickets. The sun is out so we are off to the pool. Happy Monday!

44 comments:

AbbieTorroll said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO adorable! i love your work girlie! always puts a huge smile on my face!!!

Can't wait to do the shades!

justynapalasiewicz said...

Everytime you post a handmade album, I envy your Bind-it-All like nobody's business :-)

I don't know if it's too late, but I would reeeeeally love to be included in the Shades of Summer. If this is possible, please let me know!

Thanks, and keep the inspiring, beautiful work comin'!

Justyna

Collin said...

I thought we were doing the "BMW of Summer" this year?

Sara Ancich said...

i bet he loved it!

Amy said...

what a beautiful book ~ tfs! :)

Jenn A, said...

I absolutely love the mini book! So yummylicious. :)

I hope your adorable family had a wonderful day celebrating.
Smiles,
Jenn A.

Liz said...

Great album, Liz! As for last year's SOS, that's sad that not everyone got it. I had lots of fun doing it. Did you even get any of them back?! I donated an album to the cause. Hope it works out better this year.:)

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Beautiful!

Fabi Moraes said...

Love coming here to see your freshly squeezed stuff! Great pictures, beautiful LOs, lovely taste!

Lindsay Bateman said...

Gorgeous! I am LOVING the inspiration:) The album is beautiful.

Hayley said...

Love it!!! I was bummed I didn't get the shades last summer...I really hope to get in on it this summer!!!

Hayley said...

Love it!!! I was bummed I didn't get the shades last summer...I really hope to get in on it this summer!!!

ARob said...

Suuuuchhh a cute album! I love it when you share your projects!

Can't wait for shades of summer (mine never came last year!)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I love it. I'd like to take part in the Shades of Summer this year. I just wish it felt like Summer here. We've had sooooo much rain.

Jason, Amy and Rylen said...

So cute! you are always out-doing us for holidays! You are way too talented for your own good! Keep it up!

Jason, Amy and Rylen said...

So cute! you are always out-doing us for holidays! You are way too talented for your own good! Keep it up!

letter {A} studio said...

So sweet. I always *heart* your albums. Thanks for sharing :)

letter {A} studio said...

So sweet. I always *heart* your albums. Thanks for sharing :)

Elisa said...

Love it!!! so cute you album...the pictures are gorgeous

s a n s k u :) said...

Love these kinds of mini albums. I need to get a binding tool!

lacey said...

IS there any chance that you could do a tutorial on the bind it all? I never used one before ( i have it sitting in my closet lol)...and would really love to learn how!!

Anonymous said...

Cute mini album ... wondering what the size is 4" x 6"?

--Marilyn
Northern VA

debevans said...

Wow!!! That album is so GOOD! :)
I'd love to be part of the shades of summer!

Deborah

NewYorkerAtHeart said...

oooo, shades of summer sounds like fun! I'm in!

Christie said...

The album is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jenna said...

I loved the colors you used for Collin's album!

Erin Bassett said...

Adorable mini!!



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Karmele said...

Fantastic, perfect, adorable, cute,fabulous,gorgeous,... LOVE THIS MINI!!!

travelingmama said...

So adorable! Love it!

Lexi said...

SOOOO cool! YOu rock the mini's & BIA action :)
And funny--the titile of my blog post yesterday was "hello summer" too :)

Karen said...

glad you are doing SOS again this year. it was so fun last year. sorry not all the shades made it back to you. bummer. i'll definitely sign up tomorrow.

Colorado Kid said...

I wish you could show me how to use my bind-it-all! Love the book!

I was sad I never got the glasses last summer, but maybe this year!?

Dani said...

Beautiful album!!!

Looking forward to Shades of Summer!

Ann-Marie said...

I am suddenly filled with inspiration! You're my go-to gal! Thanks for sharing :)

traceyjb said...

Wow - LOVE this album! You have so much creativity - what a great talent!! Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us :)
Happy Summer to you!

kebeck said...

so super cute!

Karen

Hallie Weibel said...

That album is so much more meaningful than a card... and adorable to boot!

I, too, can't wait to sign up for Shades of Summer. It was already going when I started following your blog last year, and I can't wait to get involved this year!

steph devlin said...

gorgeous mini Elizabeth. had my lo published in CK this month. thought of you when i saw it and had to come over and say hi. thanks for your scrap love for my project, really was a wonderful thing to read.
Looks like summer has begun to set in, its so cold down here, my favourite time of year. Nothing like rugging up.
keep well **hugs**
steph

Susan said...

i'm so glad that you mentioned last year's SOS project. i must put up my hand & admit that i have a pair of them & have had them for the last several months. my husband was diagnosed with cancer about the time my SOS package arrived, and quite honestly, i set the package aside & just forgot about it. so thanks for the gentle reminder to pass those along! you'll have one more set returning to you very soon!

Stacy Milford said...

AMAZINGLY cute mini album! You are so creative! Thanks for all of the inspiration! I'll be watching for the SHADES OF SUMMER post!

tara pollard pakosta said...

gorgeous album and pics!
you guys all look like models!! seriouslY>!
tara

Taraleigh said...

The bind-it-all is probably the coolest tool ever created. I love mine!

Rebekah Williams said...

You definitely have the mini mojo! LOVE, LOVE it!!!

suzARTe said...

Absolutely beautiful work. Always enjoy seeing your work in Creating Keepsakes, very happy I have come across your blog.