Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Is it time yet?

Hey friends!!
The anticipation in this house is huge! The boys can not wait for Christmas and I added a song to my playlist that represents the feeling perfectly! It's the song from the Target commercial. LOL! We are just about ready-just need to do some last minute shopping, clean the house a bit and get ready for Uncle Matt's arrival. I have a cookie exchange with my girls Wednesday night (or as Pete calls it-Chardonnay night-haha!) I am a lot less stressed with so much crossed off my list. And i have come to the realization that not everything needs to be perfect. Why put that kind of pressure on myself-right?

Here is a Prima mini book I made using their Christmas papers, flowers and clear BAB pages. I just love the red-it's so vibrant! I mixed aquas, pinks, lime green and reds together to match the papers. This was really fun to create. I stamped some swirls using aqua colored paint and then added silver swirls too. Then added a mix of silver ribbon with lace and more ribbon on the book ring too.



I still have to add photos to the pages but it's easier for everyone to see how I put the book together without them for now. More flower clusters and cute little bling images throughout the book and areas for journaling.


I used the white backing from the snowflake Voila felt strip and layered bling snowflakes over it. All of the paper edges were distressed a bit. I also used ribbon and lace for a decorative touch to border the page. Brads and centers adorn some of the flower centers too.


It was so fun mixing and matching the flowers. Adding silver leaves and sparkly centers give a holiday feel from ordinary flowers. And another piece of snowflake backing was added to the background too.


I love the look of the felt aplhabet-it's soft and bold at the same time. And the hot pink color matches the paper too. And it wouldn't be right if I didn't add an oversized ribbon here and there too...


Can't wait to add some holiday photos to this little beauty! Thanks for stopping by! I will have another holiday project post before the big day. Hope you all have a fun creative week...

xoxo Cari

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8 comments:

See My Crafts said...

wow, the album is relly great. so colorful and bright. i love it :)

Merry Christmas

Kathy said...

Cari, that is a beautiful, colourful Christmas album! My favourite page is the snowflake page. I love how you layered bling on top of the die cut flakes. Gorgeous!

Kristina said...

Love it! Love the colors, Love the flowers, Love the bling.
Girlie you rocked it!
Hugs,
K

Anonymous said...

The album is so pretty --- you always have such great ideas. Merry Christmas and keep warm

Scrappinteach ( Freddi )

Jeanne Kelly said...

Absolutely beautiful - I love how your minis are not so traditional - creativity extraordinaire!

Stacy Cohen said...

This is beautiful, Cari!! I'm looking forward to seeing you at CHA!

Audrey Joy said...

Cari, this album is Beautiful and I know you made this is honor of Me. LOL
AJoy

Audrey Joy said...

Cari, This is such a Beautiful Album. I love everything about it. Thanks for including My name.Lol
AJoy