Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring Challenge - "Hello Spring"

Hello to you this day,

This is the first blog from Favorite Favors here on "My Favor8 (favorite) Blog."  I have decided to enter a contest that Mary from CardzTV is having.  The challenge is to create a card, layout or craft project that is all about spring.  So after lots of consideration, I decided to look through my many stacks of paper for inspiration.  I found it with my "Garden Party" pack from Making Memories.

With paper now in hand, I needed to decide what type of project will be made.  I saw a tutorial on Youtube from Laura @ Following The Paper Trail, on her Matchbook Mini Albums and I fell in love. This was the answer to my prayers.  A Matchbook Album became the order of the day.  So, here is my Spring version of Laura's Album for Mary at CardzTV.  My project is entitled "Hello Spring".

I used pastel purple cardstock and the Making Memories Garden Party set including their chipboard letters and dimensional glitter stickers.  I also used adhesive rhinestones from Marcella by K&Company and some adhesive butterfly rhinestones I found at the dollar store to embellish the cover.

The inside cards are a mix and match of papers from the Garden Party pack.  Since the patterned paper was printed single sided, I cut 24 sheets and glued two of them together to create the double side.  I carried the butterflies to the inside of the album with the green, blue, pink, and purple butterfly ribbon I got from Walmart.  The other ribbons, the solid and the circles I purchased from a dollar store as well.  I LOVE dollar store finds!

I even added a butterfly to the spine on the album.

And here is the back...

I really had a great time making this album.  I am so grateful for the challenge and the idea.  Thanks Mary and Laura!!

Feel free to leave comments and critiques but only if they are good.  ;D  No, I'm just kidding.  Criticism can be good.  It challenges us and helps us to grow and become better.  And I am all for becoming a better crafter, wife, entrepreneur, person!

Quote: "Nothing is a waste of time if it adds to the person you will become." ~Love Comes Softly

Link to Mary @ CardzTV: 
Link to Laura's Matchbook Album: http://followingthepapertrail.blogspo...


ANGIE said...

Hi Kelli. Your album is absolutely beautiful! A true welcome to Spring.

I'm in the challenge also, so I've also been visiting other wonderful crafters like yourself.

Happy Spring to you.

Favorite Favors said...

Awww Angie. That is soo sweet. Thank you so much. - I also want to send lots of love and congratulations to Anne who won the Cardz TV challenge. Congratulations Anne!!!!! :D