Friday, January 2, 2009

A Stamped Scrapbook *with a Sneak Peek*

One of the things I need to do in the New Year is to be more productive with the photos I take. I like the quick satisfaction that mini scrapbooks can give, so I have given up on the larger format. I finally got to sit down yesterday and put this mini book together. I am so pleased to have found the time to do it!

This album chronicles the annual cookie party that my family has. It started about seven years ago and we only missed one year because I had an infant in the house. I don't always get around to taking pictures once guests arrive, but I usually manage a picture of the table and some cookies.

I hurried through this book and forgot about adding a few things. I can probably go back and fix these things, or I can leave it go. One thing I need to add, though, is the invitation from this year. My husband wrote up a great little plug for the party and he got many compliments on it.

In the end, I just added lots of pictures from past years and a few stamped sayings were the perfect embellishment - better than many of the pre-made stickers out there - because I made them to match!

Here I added a little sentiment that I made using two different stamps.

Here is a wreath for the door cutout on the cover. I copied this (scroll down to the end) great idea by Linda. It is perfect!

With this one, it actually complimented the photo and I couldn't resist using it!


And, finally, here is your sneak peek for the day. This is one of the new sentiments being released for Valentine's Day from A Muse. There are lots of great sweet treat images and sayings this year, plus new notecards and ribbon! I'll be back with another sneak tomorrow...

paper, some ribbon and stamps are by A Muse, various other scrapbook items are from my stash of supplies.


11 comments:

Novell said...

Oh my! How fun! I hafta find me one of these books for next year!

Heather said...

This is SO darn cute, Elena! Oh my goodness, love it!

Michelle Clark said...

This is the cutest book ever Elena!

Glenda said...

Fabulous book Elena!

JulieHRR said...

WOW! What a FUN project, Elena! It turned out so CUTE!!!

Tobey Shepherd said...

you know I need that saying!!!! it's my tagline!!!!

jenn shurkus said...

i love mini books... and a muse stamps are *perfect* for them :) this came out fabulously!!!

Lori Barnett said...

What a wonderful book! Totally cute. I have never done a book like this...I really would like to try it.

Joyce said...

Elena, this is awesome! such a special way to remember your tradition and such cuteness with all of the A Muse goodies! LOVE it!

jenstamps said...

What a great project, this is adorable!!!

Jennie M said...

This is absolutely adorable Elena! I want to do more scrapping this year and you are inspiring me! :)