Sunday, March 27, 2011

March Sparkles Team Swap

It's that time again, time to share what I made for my stampin' team's meeting. We meet over at upline Jeanne's house and her awesome stamp room each month. The theme for this month's swap focuses on Moms and Mother's Day. I have a bunch of CD folders from way back when I did an album project using a tutorial from Patty Bennett (I bought a case of them, and still have half a case left). I thought I'd use up a few by using them for my swap project. Patty's project used three of the CD folders, but I chose to keep it simple, only using one this time around. Inside there's room for a larger picture, three or more smaller ones (to go on the tabs) and some journaling.  Since it's a CD folder, I thought it would be great to put some pictures of our girls on a CD and send them inside this album to my mother-in-law who now lives out of state.  

I used the new Paisley Petals DSP that will be available in the 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog later this summer (another perk of being a SU! demo is getting to preorder pretty stuff!).  It probably wasn't the best idea to put the mini pearls along the scallop trim border (they want to move/get rubbed off), but they sure are pretty, don't ya think?


That's Always Artichoke seam binding holding the album together - it sure photographed darkly!  Speaking of photographing, today's my birthday, and guess what I got?  I asked my DH for an inexpensive photo studio, and he ordered it up for me!  It's a white pop-up cube that's about sixteen inches in each direction, along with two small lamps and a mini tripod for my digital camera.  We'll see how well it does next time I have something to share with you.

7 comments:

Cindy said...

Happy birthday, Cheryl! What a nice gift your DH is getting you!!!

Heidi Baks said...

I've made these before, and they are always so cute! Now I know where to get more CD cases, if I need them! ;)

Twila said...

Cute project. Love the little pearls. Happy Birthday to you!

Yapha said...

Such a great folder!! I love how it shows off the new DSP so beautifully! I can't wait to hear how your new photo studio works out!

Mickey Roberts said...

Happy Birthday! Great project and enjoy the photo studio. I have something similar and just LOVE it! My picture taking improved tremendously because the lighting is so much better.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a funky cool album! Hope your birthday is every bit as fun. . . .

Shelley said...

Happy birthday (a day late!)! Hope you had a great day! Congrats on the awesome gift too!

Love your album! I bet your mother in law will LOVE it!