Friday, February 12, 2010

Growing Up Is so Hard...On the Mom! A Birthday Mini for Emma

This little mini is for my Emma. It lets her know how she celebrated her first 4 birthdays. Of course I made this before her 4th birthday, so it is still not quite finished...and her birthday was in December...

The pretty papers and alphas are Sweet Shoppe from Collage Press, the mini is Maya Road and all of the stamps are Pink Persimmon.

What doesn't show up well in these photos is all of the Glimmer Mist that I used on each page. I used a walnut gold mist all over the painted pages to mimic the aged look of the Collage Press papers. The mist made gave the paint a dirty brown-golden tint. I love the look of the mist here, but seems like Glimmer mists never show up on blogs very well.

I used party streamers for all of the crepe ruffles! Cheap! And so easy. In the previous post I mentioned the wonderful Scor Pal tape, well that is how I attach crepe ruffles. I lay the tape down and fold my ruffles right onto the tape. It holds perfectly.

I don't stamp a whole lot in my minis and I really enjoyed it here, gotta remember that the next time I whip one of these up.

How could I not use my most favorite banner stamps ever made. And my goodness have banners become popular!

I curved the sentiment stamp here to fit inside the circle die cut. I love clear stamps!

The long rectangular shape of this particular mini is tricky for me. I have to play around with it a lot before I figure out were I am going to glue things down.

Stayed tuned, I will complete the last page soon and post it! Thanks again for stopping by my blog and leaving the kindest comments. It is always such a lovely site to see a comment in my
hotmail in box. Have a great weekend...ooooooooo, the Olympics begin this evening!


Beth said...

YOU ARE SOOO GOOD AT MINIS!!! Love the title and all the goodies! Beautiful job, babe! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cards&Stuff said...

Samantha, this is sooo beautiful!! I love all the detail, there's so much to look at. Love it:)

TanishaRenee said...

four is such a wonderful age!! I love this! What a neat idea to use why didn't I think of that?