Friday, May 29, 2009

Mismatched Meditations On Me

** this is a long photo heavy post!**

So if you'll remember last month (April) we got to play with the lovely Lily Bee Design papers as part of our Color Me Daisy kit...well low and behold Lily Bee is having a mini album contest! I had so much fun using them in the kit I decided I needed to get some more and make a mini album...I mean these papers (French Couture) are soo my style! Aged, worn, but still bright and colorful...Love them! I decided to just make my own mismatched mini album and utalize both sides of this lovely paper rather than using a pre-made album. When I was done I just used my Bind it All to finish it up!

Meditations On Me:
mundane to meaningful

I cut one of the mini die cut papers and then stitched around it to make the "grid" pattern on the front cover.

Mundane Love:
Some random and possibly boring things about me...
1. I could eat Orange Julius made with Sucanat everyday...(yes I have been called a health food geek before...)
2. I have read Jane Eyre no less than 5 times (could be more) and will be reading it again...soon.
3. I (heart) me some old junk!!! (but we'll call it "vintage" to make it sound cooler!)

4. I am totally and completely ADDICTED to scrapbooking!
And the little hearts pull out to reveal some hidden journaling.
Totally Random Scrappin Favs!
1. Aged/Vintage
2. Inking and distressing (it's an illness...I just can't help myself!)
3. Punches
4. Glossy Accents
5. Journaling to people

~I'm selfish. I know it's one of my biggest sins.
~ Sometimes I wonder if I would be a better mother if I didn't scrapbook...I think maybe I should pack it all up and say goodbye until you're all grown...but I don't.
~I sometimes buy candy and then hide it so I don't have to share. (told you I was selfish!)
~I really love using cloth diapers and I don't even mind washing them out...I just REALLY wish Kessa would at least TRY to use the potty!!!
~Sometimes I have junk food for lunch after the littles are down for their naps.
~ I get rather offended when people assume my children were born well behaved and write off how much hard work went into it.

I made the ruffles and the "bow" that I tied through the button out of Lily Bee papers.
I used a MM template to make this envelope.
When I first started thinking about doing a mini around the theme "Just Be Me" I had a million and one ideas running through my head...and then, at some point, I realized I had so many ideas because I knew who I was!! Ten years ago I couldn't have said that...I hated who I was...even though I wasn't sure who that was! God rescued me from that and over the past ten years He has taught me to joyfully find my identity in Him. In the unique person He created me as, from the things I love, to my failures, to the people in my life He has blessed me with. I praise God for opening my eyes to His thousands upon ten thousand blessings in my life and allowing me to say "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." 05.29.09

I truly wouldn't be the person I am without the special people in my life...
and yes, that's a picture of baby Grace's foot in the lower left corner...all the ultrasound pictures of her face were too big! lol

Additional Products used: Stampin' Up Felt Flowers, MM felt and paper flowers, Pink Paislee Rub Ons, Jenni Bowlin Pearl flowers, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, EK Success Parisian Punch, AC Remarks and Thickers, Kaiser pearls, Stampin' Up Barely Bannana, Only Orange and Close to Cocoa inks, Maya Road chipboard, Ranger Glossy Accents, Prima flowers, Stampin Up Bouquet of Blossoms punch, Stampin Up Spiral Punch, Hambly Rub on, vintage buttons and trims, Jenni Bowlin letter chipboard, Bind it All


Pamela said...

Love this! Great job!

Liz Qualman said...

Very cool and awesome pocket page. Great work with the Lily Bee papers and good luck with the contest. :) Liz

Jessica said...

love it gina...absolutely gorgeous!

Tanya said...

This is really neat. What a great idea to do a project completely about yourself.

Virginia said...


This is AWESOME!!!!!!

I clicked on each picture so I could see all your details. I am loving the little sewn hearts on the edge of the tag- genius! The handmade envelope with the JBS rhinestone button is another favorite detail.

I love that our perspectives are very similar!

Good luck, you have a most amazing album!

Rach H said...

Beautiful album! I really like all of the beautiful journaling you included! Your work is beautiful!

Best of luck!!

Jennie said...

Oh my goodness, Gina!! This is so beautiful, such a work of art! I love that you share so much of you, so very inspiring :)

stephanie howell said...

this is awesome! thanks so much for entering our contest!!

Mara... said...

This is absolutely wonderful Gina!!! I love it, such a great book. I need to make one like this. Thanks for the inspiration!!

BTW, I buy candy and hide it so only I can eat it, too. shhhhhh...I won't tell if you don't. :-)

katrina said...

gorgeous! thanks for entering!

Carol A said...

Love your album! Can't wait to see it irl! Sorry I couldn't come by the other day, happens!

Pssst...did you read Stehpanie Howell's comment above?!!!

Mara's comment made me chuckle! Love you! Mom

Lori Gentile said...

This is gorgeous!

Lori Gentile said...

This is awesome! Thank you for entering!

VanessaB said...

very creative and fun book, Gina! good luck- i hope you win, too! :)

Keely Yowler said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the envelope you made!

Pearl said...

Congrats on being a prize winner for the Lily Bee Mini album contest !

Greta Adams said...

congrats on your win...beautiful album!

Kristine said...

this mini album is fantastic! would you care to let me post it on my new site? ??? i just started and would love to share it with others.. it's beautiful!


wendella247 said...

Wow, this album is wonderful. I don't know where you get the time to create so many fabulous pages. You've really got it goin' on!