Sunday, August 31, 2008

Time Flies...

Doesn't it though?

My dear friend Tina stopped by yesterday and showed me this beautiful creation. I had to take pictures and do a special blog post on it, as it inspired me on so many levels. Tina's daughter Chelsea left for college a few weeks ago, and Tina mentioned how cathartic making this book was for her. And it got me thinking. I'm pretty good at documenting day-to-day stuff. But seldom do I stop and take an over-view of one person through the years.

Here is Tina's mini, made with the on that comes in the September Work in Progress Project kit. I absolutely love the way she made the pages interactive...She started off with a current photo of her daughter and included a list of her favorite childhood things...
Then she moved onto baby pictures...
She then included an accordion fold out inside to add a bunch of wallet sized pics...

She trimmed some of the pages down to create interest and edged them with decorative scissors...
And she cut some of the pages down and adhered them to companion pages to create pockets in the mini...
She made pocket pages and cut the opening on a diagonal to hide the journaling...
She found a creative way to tuck in more photos here and there too. Love how this pocket page opens from the side and is tabbed...

Thanks for the inspo, Tina!!

And as a side note, congrats on making the COVER of the Holiday Issue of Scrapbook Trends with that amazing ATC Carousel!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. And you know the best part? She was solicited by the editor directly--it was not a project she submitted. How cool is that?

Be sure to check out the WIP September Gallery for more fun ideas. I posted the gallery a bit early due to the holiday and all. There are a few of the Project Kits and Add-ons still available on the website--and sneaks of the October Kits will start popping up next week as well. Check out all the DT creations--they did a bang up job with this month's kits!!

And a special HUGE thanks to Emily for the awesome new blog look!! Love what you did with it girlie!!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend everyone!!

7 comments:

Valerie said...

Wow! I totally love this album and I am also feeling quite motivated!!! Congrats, Tina on making the COVER! Woot-Woot!

On a side note, Trish: The blog is looking awesome. I love your new header and layout. As usual it is filled with tons of ideas and inspiration! Great JOB!!!!

Kristen said...

Wow, I always LOVE seeing Tina's work because I'm a mini-album fan, too! And congrats on the cover, Tina...

Amy Coose said...

wow. this is really, REALLY amazing. I just love it!

princessteach said...

This totaly inspired me to make an album for my son who is starting college next week. I better get busy. I love it. My maybe I better finish the school album first.

Laina Lamb said...

Fantastic Tina. You both are blessed to have each other.

Born2scrap said...

i LOVE that album!! what a great idea!

TFS!!

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Congrats Tina for getting on the cover of Scrapbook Trends's holiday issue! That mini album is fabulous. Love how you incorporated all those photos...