Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Wednesday Stamper - Expressions of Love

This week It's all about Love over at WS so I'd like to show you the Mini Album I'm working on for my Sweet mom.

My dear mother and her boyfriend has just bought the house where she grew up as a child :) There's alot of redecorating to be done and I'm making her an album where she can keep pictures from the prosess of making it their dream home. I'm so happy they bought the house, I've got so many good memories from visiting my dear grandparents there when I grew up :)

The house was sold out of the family when my grandparents died. Then my mom's oldest sister bought it a few years ago and she and her husband lived there until my mom and Leif bought it just before Christmas. I really hope they'll be happy there and I can't wait to see how it looks when they're done. Here's some of the pages I've finished so far...

The butterfly holds the tags I made for her to use as photomats, and there's room for journalling on the back of the tags. She can also place a photo on the page under the tags. I used some butterflys, paperlace, ink and flowers to embellish the page. The background paper is from the once upon a time paperstack by DCWV. The tags are just ordinary manilla shipping tags that I inked and stamped.

The angels bed is a pocket for tags and photos and I used lacetrim, glimmermisted primaflowers and a glittered a chipboardswirl for embellishments.
My mom and Leif both Love gardening and butterflies, and this is a page for them to put pictures from the process of growing their garden. the framed butterflies is a small booklet I made with room for more pictures and pockets for tags. the butterflies were glossyaccented for more texture and the edges inked. the scalloped circle behind the butterfly was stamped and inked, and the paper is from DCWV's Mariposa stack and the background paper is from their once upon a time stack.
This shows the inside of the booklet with the photomats, and there are pockets for tags on the side and top.

I'm having such a great time working on the album and I highly recommend you give it a go if you haven't tried to make a mini album before. There are plenty of awesome tutorials on youtube, just search for mini albums and you'll see.

Have a wonderful rest of week,
Love, hugs and smiles,
Linda

17 comments:

  1. absolutely gorgeous! your mum will love it!

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  2. Beautiful work, your mom will love it. Must have taken hours!

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  3. Great work....and a nice story of the house!
    LG Anke

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  4. Wow, Linda, this is simply gorgeous! Just love everything, those butterflies are spectacular!

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  5. Its gorgeous and very special!

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful! I really want to take the time to work on something like this. You've given me a lot of inspiration!

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  7. Linda, what a wonderful story about your family's house! Your mother is going to love this very special album. It's exquisite and all of the love you've put into it makes it glow. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  8. Wowow,Linda this is soo wonderfully and beuatiful,this is so romantic,the colors and the compostion is suuper,Lovely idea dear Linda.Thanks for yuor very kind comment of my blog,i am so happy when yuo come.

    I wish yuor a very happy weekend My friend Hugs and smile, and stnading ovation Dear Linda,i love yuor art works

    Jeannette

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  9. That's a fantastic idea and wonderful piece, your mother will love it.

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  10. This album is spectacular, dear Linda!
    I'm glad I came by to see your work today!

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  11. Hi my sweet friend Linda,

    Wow your album rock. Absolutely unique and wonderful. Very inspiring work as always. love them.

    Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend. Hugs.

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  12. What a lovely idea with this "House Album". You made it with your unique fantastic vibrant creativity in love. Your mother and his friend will be pleasantly surprised and touched of this gorgeous art work.
    Have a nice weekend dear Linda,
    hugs Anja

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  13. I adore mini albums and this is a treat. Gorgeous feast for the eyes.

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  14. adorable gift Linda! Gorgeous!

    Have a nice weekend!

    xxx Susi

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  15. Linda, it's going to be wonderful!! Your Mum will fall in love with it and I am sure it will be treasured. Beautiful work!

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I want to thank every single one of you for taking the time to comment on my work, it's much appreciated!!