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!!