My daughter is pledging Chi-Omega and I thought I would make a little album for her big sis and her twin. And while I was at it I made one for my daughter also. She hasn't given them the little albums yet so I don't know if they like them or not.
The albums are 4x4 inches. I used my bind it all to put them together. The carts I used are Hoot N Holler, Stamping, Graphically Speaking and George.
I made little templates that can be removed and used to cut their pictures and then place in the album. I thought it would make it easier for the girls and in case they are not scrappers they would be less worried about messing something up.
Since their mascot is an owl I did use a few images from Hoot N Holler. I didn't even want this cartridge until my daughter pledged and I found out it is used a lot for her sorority.
I did hand doodling on almost every page. Ya'll know doodling is one of my addictions!
Some Stickles were added to the hand doodled flourish on the first page with the owl. Gotta love the bling of Stickles!
I was going to just put places for pictures on every page but decided on decorating some of the pages. Most of the areas for pictures are at least 2.5".
I used scallop circle punches to frame the owl on this page. The sentiment is with the Word Window and Modern Label punches.
I thought the tag would make an interesting frame for a picture. Tags are always so nice to jazz up a little. I used a flourish stamp to add to the pink polka dot background paper.
The owl is punched from the patterned paper that made me even think of doing this project. Some stickles were added to his wings and tummy.
I used the ticket corner punch on the photo mats.
The colors for the sorority are Cardinal and Straw. The paper that made me even think about this project had those colors and were accented with teal and pink so that is where I came up with the color combo.
I didn't want to over decorate every page so these two pages are rather simple. I did add the we are family since a sorority is much like a family and I thought the girls would appreciate that.
The little owl on the last page is an Inkadinkado stamp and I thought he went great with the sentiment cut from Hoot N Holler.
I wish I knew if the girls liked the albums but since my daughter seems to forget to give them to them I may never know. I told her to bring them back home and I would just sell them on eBay if she was ashamed of the little albums.
I work at Clemson University in South Carolina. I can guarantee you that ANY sorority girl that I know on our campus would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, these mini albums. They are all about little gifts on a regular basis. I'm sure your daughter's sorority sisters will absolutely adore these cute little books!
Have a great week!
You Rock. I love owls and this album is awesome. Those girls are so lucky that you made them for them.ReplyDelete
Wow this is really cool. Your daughter should be so proud of them. I do know that age. They can be for you one day and against you another.ReplyDelete
I love them.
Super cute. I love these and the girls will also.ReplyDelete
I'm sure she's not ashamed, just absent minded, lol, these are wonderfulReplyDelete
These albums are so cute Okie, and I can certainly tell how hard you worked on them. The girls will love the them too. Kids are so frustrating(sp) at times, but she isn't ashamed of them, she is just at that age when she is kind of thoughtless. Motherhood is hard sometimes, even when they get older they can hurt feelings. I know cuz I've been there.ReplyDelete
Okie, this is absolutely darling. I'm sure the young ladies will love them, once they get them. Feedback is nice to have though. You put alot into them.ReplyDelete
I LOVE the papers! The girls are gonna flip over these minis - NICE job!ReplyDelete
If they don't want them, I'll buy them from you Okie! My greatniece is a ChiO at Clemson. There are fabulous albums. hugs, eileenReplyDelete
Those are so cute!! You did a great job and your daughter's "sisters" will love them! You're one thoughtful Mom!!! TFS.ReplyDelete
Shirley, these little mini albums are FABULOUS ... so fear not ... all the girls are going to love them! You did an awesome job!ReplyDelete
Very cute Okie - Love itReplyDelete
This is a great little mini and the girls will LOVE it! How clever to make little sheets for a cut to size! TFSReplyDelete
Soooo cute. What a wonderful gift. You rock Okie.ReplyDelete
Awesome job, Okie!ReplyDelete
Oh Okie this is so cute, I am sure the girls are going to love them.. great job.ReplyDelete
I absolute love this album. I like the way you did the picture places...What a great idea for a gift with the places marked for the pictures. I also love the colors and images you used...This is another brilliant addition to my okie inspiration library...God bless, PamelaReplyDelete
I LOVE CHI OMEGA!! I can't believe I'm the only Chi-O so far to respond!ReplyDelete
As a Chi Omega sister, I can tell you those are PERFECT!! SO CUTE!!! Her big sister and twin sister are going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! Beautiful, as always, OKIE!!!
Okie - these are absolutely ADORABLE!!!ReplyDelete
I am sure the girls will LOVE them!!
Thanks for sharing with your blog friends!!
This is an AWESOME mini album Okie! I think your daughter and her twin and her big sis will LOVE them! Heck I love it and I'm not in a Sorority! :o)ReplyDelete
Your work is always soo good, LOVE the book!ReplyDelete
Your work is always soo good, LOVE the book!ReplyDelete
Cute,cute,cute.I'll have to dig out my BIA. A cricut question:Are they doing maintence on the board or they finally kicked me out?lol It says Service Unavailable :**(ReplyDelete
They're going to love those! In 20 years they'll still dig them out and remember the people in the photos!ReplyDelete
****I see that YOU knew how to use the ticket corner punch without anyone explaining it to you! LOL!***
Great albums Okie...The girls are going to love them!ReplyDelete
Your minis are completely ADORABLE! Kids - you can't live with them and you're not allowed to kill them! LOL! Just joking people! Please don't let your daughter's thoughtlessness hurt your feelings. My sister is just as thoughtless and she is old enough to know better. I think she's resentful because she doesn't have a creative bone in her body! :DReplyDelete
Love it! They are totally awesome! I am sure the girls will like them. Could it be that your daughter is a little intimidated to give them since she is still in the pledging phase? Just a thought... I am sure she is proud of what you have done as you do amazing work. Love how you made it easy for them to know what to do with the pics!ReplyDelete
Nice project! Congratulations to you and your daughter.ReplyDelete