When we taped this week's podcast, it was three weeks ago and I felt positive I could complete the album we're talking about in the show.
Then life just kind of came up and kicked me in the face!
A friend passed away and I felt no ounce of creativity coming out of me.
Then I had two huge work projects to complete and a conference to attend and sell product at.
My Mom has been struggling with an ongoing illness and today she went in the hospital for treatment.
All of that has kept me from creating or feeling creative.
Last night I sat down to finish this and worked on it for three hours and made a little progress.
So I thought I would just share it "in progress" and then when it's all done and I'm super happy with it, I'll share the completed version.
I always make the title page last so that's not done. This is using a Becky Higgins non-expandable mini-album with pockets.
I love the album size but I'm feeling a little stifled creatively using it. I guess it feels more like a glorified photo album than a scrapbook.
But you know - that's really okay because I wanted to use all of these photos.
So here's the introduction. This page is done except I'm looking for the perfect embellishment to go in the empty space of the bottom pic...
I wasn't happy with the pages following this one and then I realized, "They need a title!!"
So I'm adding a title using a black box printed with white cursive print.
I guess on this one, I'll take off "you are so loved" and put "It's Your 13th Birthday!" as the title. Prolly move the sticker elsewhere.
This page also feels unfinished without a title. I'll put one under that yellow text box and move it up.
How awesome is it that this pack of Snap cards had a glasses one? Love!!!
Here are some of the rest, in progress.
I just have to add some journaling to this one on the blue at the top.
The rest of these are pretty obvious! I just need to add journaling and then I'll embellish a bit at the end.
I'm going to fill in the card below on the bottom right with an actual text.
There are a lot more pages but you get the idea!!!
Thanks for stopping by and I promise I will share the final project when it's done!!
I hope you are happily crafting this week!