Thursday, March 5, 2009

Scrappin the beach

I started this mini scrapbook a long time ago and just found it when I moved some things around in my office. I had all the pictures tucked into this little album and the cover stamped. That was it! It was a good start and I was in the mood so I decided to tackle it! I added a bit of rolling to the cover with the boho wheel and close to cocoa ink and sponged a bit to pull it together. I may have to add more dates besides the 2007...we didn't end up going to the beach as much as I thought we would. I added the tab on the top with the tab punch and a generic date stamp.
The inside front cover is blank. This is my 'entry page.' I put a strip of DSP along the bottom, this one is from the Holiday treasure collection. I sponged the edges and rolled the boho wheel along it using the close to cocoa ink pad. The quote is on velum and from a book of quotes I picked up somewhere... probably at Joanns or somewhere. I stuck it on using mini glue dots. I planned to cover them with something so they wouldn't show through, but they didn't show at all! Happy day! The sand castle is another random item I found in my drawer of wonders. No label! Shame on me! It feels like real sand so I made sure it was on a page that didn't face a photo. No page protectors in this little book.
I am not going to show you every page I did in the book, I will just show a few to illustrate how I tied them all together. I didn't have a lot of journaling to go on these was just a fun day at the beach. The pictures really tell the story. For these pages, I used the DSP from this year's SAB sale...loads of paper!! I sponged all the edges with close to cocoa and added more boho rolling to tie the pages all together. These next two pages use more paper from the same SAB paper set, again, I sponged all the edges with the cocoa ink and rolled with boho. It almost makes it all look like a kit when you have the same pattern going throughout the book. I was going for an easy, relaxed feel to this book to go with the beach theme. I especially love this picture of my need for words there!

These pages use the same paper and boho but I placed my pictures a bit differently. See the oreo stuck to my sons back? Too funny!

Here are two last pages using blue DSP and heave sponging. Same techinques.
I had a ball doing these pages! They were quick and easy and very inexpensive. The SAB DSP has 16 sheets of 12 x 12 paper...I think I only used three sheets for this whole little album! You just can't beat that deal!


Anonymous said...

Love your little book, I agree that they are fun and a great value. I was very interested in how you repeated the design and the pages to "hold" the book together but the pages don't look the same. Nice
I like the music too. Nice blog

Jilane in Mi

Cheryl said...

Very nice book. Will keep those special memories to pass on.