Hi Roadies! It's Jocelyn on the blog today. When I opened my box with Winter-CHA goodies, I squealed when I saw the new Number Clips. I had been wanting to make a "reasons why I love you" album for my daughter, and the clips were perfect for a countdown of reasons. When I made this mini for the January CHA show, my daughter was nine years old, and so I made nine reasons why I love her.
All of the pages were punched and hung on an IKEA frame. It's a little bulky! Except for the die cuts on the cover, I made all of the page backgrounds with paint or water. I kept the frame simple with a Felt Rose and a couple of the new Crafting Tassels.
Since she was a baby, one of my daughter's nicknames is "The Bird." I layered one of the Resin Nesting Birds over a Tulle Mini Bloom and a Geometric Blossom die-cut.
For each of the Number Clips, I painted them with gold gilding to give them a rose gold color. On this page, I stained and distressed one of the Wood Classic Tokens.
This page is one of my favorites with the thick black paint, the beautiful vellum Geometric Blossom die-cut, and the pop of the pink Pretty Resin Bow.
This page is most like my daughter--girly (but playing baseball). In addition to the Tulle Mini Bloom, I added a bit of Pearl Trim.
The new Maya Road dies are so fabulous. Imagine the Peace die on a holiday card! For this Crafting Tassel, I dyed a white tassel with green spray mist. This page had a lot of texture, including the thick gold modeling cream on the Corrugated Kraft Post Tags.
Rainbows are always good. :) For each color, I added an embellishment. I colored the Snow White Resin Mum with a couple of yellow-green Copic markers. For the Sunny Day clip, I heat embossed it with yellow embossing powder. It's so much fun to alter Maya Road products!
I mixed metal, wood, resin, and bling-y embellishments to match the journaling. The Resin Owls are so cute!
Since there was a mix of embellishments, I opted to keep the embellishments monochromatic. I gilded the Number Clip and Bronze Music Note Charm and paired them with a Sparkle Sequin Bow. The vellum die-cut is from the Vintage Doilies die.
I think the cool wood buttons may be from an upcoming release? (Shhhh!) I layered another Geometric Blossom die-cut from silver cardstock.
For the final page, I layered a chipboard heart over the beautiful Wood USA Pieces.
On the back cover (below), I added linen vellum Geometric Diamond and watercolored Make It Beautiful die-cuts over the black paint. For a final embellishment, I included a couple of the Small Vintage Paper Flowers--I've been using them on everything!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you're inspired to make your own countdown mini album.