Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August Creative Challenge-Mini Books

Hey everyone and welcome to this month's My Favorite Things Creative Challenge!!! This month's challenge was SUPER fun!! If you aren't familiar with the challenge, here is a little background:

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a mini-book.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create a mini book for you today! 


For my project tonight, one of the most INVOLVED things I have EVER done, I started with a 6x6 Chipboard album from Clear Scraps.



I added paper to the front and back of each page from the new MME Summer Splash paper pad. SUCH fun patterns and colors!!



I chose a photo of each of my nieces and nephews to feature on each page, so I could make a brag book of my favorite people!!! The images were then layered with two of either Wild Cherry, Jellybean Green, Sno Cone, Banana Split(Bazzill),or Night of Navy(SU).  My oldest niece Taylor starts middle school this week...it's almost too hard to believe!! She has the most gorgeous red hair, and is smart and beautiful to boot!!



I used the Complimentary Greetings set on each two page spread, and on three of the pages I used Pure Innocence image. They are the: Boy and Dog-Dog Gone Cute, Feelin' Froggy, and I Love You This Big . This is my niece Madison...also known as my mini me!! She is smart, beautiful, and funny....and she just happens to kinda look like me. I could cuddle her for DAYS! 



I used the Little Open Scalloped Strip Die-namics border on some pages, too. The pages I didn't use the Little Open Scalloped Strip on, I used the Open Scalloped Doily Die-namics. Katie just turned 7, in fact her party was today(Monday). She has the BEST personality, and the prettiest smile...you can't help but just LOVE her!




To accent the kids, I used the Lead the Way Die-namics. I just LOVE what these cute arrows do for your projects!!  Jared has grown SO much since the last time I put a picture of him on my blog...I could cry. I love this little guy so VERY much, and miss getting to see him everyday like I did when he was little!



Each page has one of the Cloud Stax Die-namics on it as well. I used them to accent their names which were cut out of the By the Letters Die-namics. Isn't Ian so big washing his hands...or maybe he's playing in the water. Trust me...there is NO telling what this cutie is up to!



To finish each page, I used the By the Numbers Die-namics to add their current ages....I have to say, this picture of my nephew Mark makes me giggle like a fiend!! I LOVE the look on his face...TOO funny!!


Here are the Die-namics I have used:








Well, that is it for me for now!! Head to Kim's Blog for a full list of Designers playing along today, and have a great day!! 


23 comments:

Karen Giron said...

So cute Jessie! I love the photos you chose - what a fun auntie you are!!

StampOwl said...

this is definitely something you can "brag" over Jessie. Love love love it!

Alyce said...

WOW! What an amazing project Jessie! So much detail and the cutest photos :)

Helen said...

Aww, cute brag book Jessie!

Melody said...

They are all SO cute!! Love all the dies you used. The clouds really look great.

zehra said...

This is adorable, love the cloud accent and the arrows

Pamela Harrington said...

What beautiful children for your wonderfully terrific brag book!! Awesome job!

Lisa H. said...

this is sooo cute and soooo perfect, from the paper choice, to die-namics, to the photos you chose. how special!

JAVAGIRL said...

What a sweey mini

Barbara said...

Adorable book and darling kids! Great album, Jessie!

scrappingnana said...

This is so adorable. Love the way you did each page and the photos of the cute kids. I have a granddaughter named Madison and she is 9.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a sweet Brag mini Jessie! Your children are darling! Love how you incorporated many of the cute PI peeps!

Sherrie said...

So sweet Jesse! I love how you used the cloud die as a backing for your names....great idea! Looks like great kids too :)

Queen Mary said...

You know what Jessie, this is a perfect gift for my dad with his 16 grandchildren! Hmmmm, how to get pics from everyone.... Good thing someone invented Facebook! :)

Kim said...

Love it Jessie! How fun!

Angie said...

What a wonderful album. I love the bright colors. All the kids are cute but oh my, Mark's facial expression is a hoot!!! TFS this fun memory book!

Inge said...

Such a cute mini album Jessie, I love how you've incorporated the PI's...so sweet!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So adorable, I love your mini board book and how put everything together.

Amber Milone said...

I just love this little book Jessie! It is so bright and colorful. It really shows how much you love your nieces and nephews!

TaraG said...

Oh Jessie this is such a precious album. I LOVE it!!! Great pics...your nieces and nephews are SO darn cute!!! I can see why you would need the brag book :)...such a great idea!
Hugs,t

Julie said...

Gorgeous album Jessie! Your nieces and nephews are so cute. I especially love the picture of Mark! LOL You are one lucky auntie!

Corinna McGregor Barth said...

I have no idea WHAT you were worried about!! This little album is adorable! You need to keep it with you in your car or at work for a metal pick me up when things get rough! <3 ya!!

texasjodylynn said...

That is totally adorable. :) CUTE!