Monday, August 10, 2009

My Summer Girls (tons of photos!)

This mini album will be featured in the August Scrapbook Trends Magazine 2010.
This little mini records what the girls and I have been up to so far this summer.

All of the paper is BasicGrey Lemonade and the album and embellishments are Maya Road.

That magnetic clasp is also from BasicGrey, I painted it with Kaiser Craft, Antique Linen, after it was dry I scratched it up with scissors.

After painting my letters, I applied Close to My Heart-Liquid Glass, I think Diamond Glaze does the same thing.
The Basic Grey chipboard for this line was lovely to work with. I wouldn't mind having another pack.

I wanted the white Maya Road rubons to show up a little better so I rubbed a little blue Pebbles Inc chalk across the last 6 letters.

I rubbed a little chalk on the stitching here, it was too subtle otherwise.

After the pink paint dried on these letters, I added Martha Stewart crystal glitter. It is my new favorite product.

This mini is my entry to the "Summer Fun" contest over at Maya Road. Who wouldn't want to win more Maya Road Goodies? You can tell by now that I love Maya Rd!

Even these sweet little birdy charms are Maya Road!

I used the crop o dile to punch through the ladybug and sheer. I didn't think the ladybug would adhere very well there, so I tied her down.

All of the beautiful ribbon in this book are from Maya Road.

This flower came with a pearl center, but I snipped it off and put in the button. I thought it suited the feel of the book better.

I can never ever get the girls to stay still for a picture. So this was the best that I could do!

More liquid glass applied to the letters and I wanted the paisleys to look like water drops.

Lily does not like the spray park. She just sticks by me and watches her big sister. This photo of Emma is my most favorite of the summer. I love it and will probably scrap it a few more times. I also love how these pages turned out. I realy like these Pink Paislee chipboard letters and the simple embellishment of 1 button and 2 leaves.

The aqua paint is from Kaiser Craft, it is called Sea Breeze. I love it and can't wait to play with it some more. I also used Antique Linen and Pretty Pink on the cover.
Those little stickers are October Afternoon. I told you there were going to be a lot of pictures! Thanks for staying with me. If you have any questions about anything I did here, please ask!
xoxo, Samantha


Lydia said...

What a beautilful album how special, I love the papers and I love all the great techniques, thanks for the inspiration!

BabyBokChoy said...

Awesome! I predict you'll be a winner of the Maya Road summer of fun contest! :)

Lexi said...

So stinkin' cute! Lots of work went into that! Certainly hope you win! I think the "getting wet" page is my the paisleys as water drops!

Jen said...

wow, this album is going to be so special to your girls when they get older...fabulous work!

Beth Perry said...

I don't even know what to say. THat is one of the most beautiful albums I have ever seen. It is so luscious and amazing and darling! And I love every single page. You are sure to win that contest. I would vote for you! :D

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Carla said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my layout for Becky! Sometimes I feel all alone over there. You definately made my day.

I love, love, love your mini album! The mission bay photo is my favorite :)

icandy... said...

That is such a yummy~looking album! Hey...can albums be yummy? *teehee*


Angie said...

This album is beautiful! I think it's my favorite. You put so much work into it.

Robin Gibson said...

Yowza WoWza! That is the most amazing mini I've seen in, well, forever? IT ROCKS! My bets on you as the winner! Hopefully lots more MR goodies heading your way, for sure! Those 2 girls of yours, sure are CUTE!!!

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Diane (djuseless) said...

What an amazing album! I love all the details you added along with the wonderful colors!

BloomingPink said...

What a gorgeous memoir! I was excited for you looking at it, so I can only imagine how tickled and happy you must be.

Linda said...

Hey there

You have too cool stuffed..... I love all you paper.... I wanted to play with you cool paper.... LOl

Christine said...

This is a beautiful mini album. So perfect for those pictures of the girls. xoxo, Christine

L'Hélène said...

I love it, this is so beautiful!

Did you know there,s a new site for minis? They're looking for a DT!

laterg8r said...

that is a gorgeous mini album :)

ANAT S said...


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Mireille said...

This is so beautiful it's taking my breathe away! Gorgeous work girl!

take a little piece of my art said...

This is the most beautiful album!! Your girls will cherish the legacy you have created for them!!!! I wish I had something like this from my childhood.