On to my project. As I mentioned earlier, you can use this image for other things besides Easter projects. I decided to make Akemi a mini album for her and Daba. I found this cool tutorial here... for a Pocket Page mini album.
I've been dying to use these Basic Gray papers but tend to want to save them- for what I don't know.. so I broke down and finally decided to use them on this project. I guess I felt safe since it was for a photo album and wouldn't be lost forever in a card that was given away. Stupid yah? That's how I feel about most of my paper. I think you also call that "hoarding".
Here's the cover of the album. I really wanted to put Akemi on the cover, but it looked a little plain by herself. So I added this cool new Memory box tree die and added on this mini flower by All Natural Accents. I wanted to achieve the cherry blossom look but not sure that I did. To make the flowers pop a bit, I added some stickles to each flower. I guess it's hard to tell from these photos, but they do sparkle in real life.
I also added Akemi and hand wrote "and Daba" under it. Here's a close up of Akemi.
Here's the inside of the album.
On each page, there are 3 pockets you can add inserts to. I am thinking of adding photos and journaling on the inserts. Or maybe I'll have Akemi add her own journaling while I add the photos and embellies.
Oh one more thing... the tab punch is by SU. I love that punch! Oh one more thing.... I finally used my Cinch! I must say that I LOVE IT! Anyone want to by my Bind It All?
I hope you liked all of our projects for this release! Again wanted to thank Debi and Donna... don't forget to check out their blogs for more inspiration and candy on Debi's! The wait is almost over! Have fun stamping and let me know if you've posted any projects- we'll add them to our facebook page for everyone to see.