It’s always so much fuN! You get a group of ladies together chatting about the hobby they love and pretty stuff to look at… and it has to be a good time! and this show, came right in time for Mother’s Day! so, I got to share a project that I made JUST for me! For my mother’s day! it’s certainly a day to celebrate the hardest job out there!
It’s been awhile since I took up close, intentional photos of my kiddos… I was looking back through the last year’s worth of photos, and I hadn’t done a “photo shoot” that just documented THEM up close! They were all running around, jumping on the tramp and throwing water balloons at each other…I didn’t bother to clean them up- just took their photo. I did have one recent photo with me and my kids from Easter, and so I included that in the project as well. I am not done with this project- I still have some little details I want to add, as well as some journaling. So often, I am making stuff like this for other people…not sure when I have made something JUST for me! About that which is the MOST challenging, and most important to me.
i love this project!
It’s no secret…I am IN LOVE with this color combination! I am not sure what this color is called…it’s the softest aqua, bordering on a minty creamy pastel-ish green combined with none other than black and white stripes. This album has all my favorites: ribbons tied into plush bows, vintage music paper ruffles, heart shapes, peek-a-boo windows and handwritten cut-outs from the silhouettes.
here’s what I used to COLORIZE my project:
- to get my minty color… I used a mix of : Dewey Mister Huey, Mint Choc Chip Chalkboard by Tattered Angels and Bash Glimmer Mist.
- I used Inky Black Mister Huey for the Black and White cover
- For the super subtle striped file, I used: Shade Plain Jane Mist
This project is made using 3 Color Magic file folders cut to 9” tall. Add color to each folder. I misted 2 folders my favorite minty color and one is the light grey (Shade). I also misted a 12×12 striped paper Inky Black. I made a heart shaped template that is approx 7 ½” tall and wide. Once the folders are dry, trace and cut out the heart window from the left side of each folder.
Now, you know I am a huge fan of using my sewing machine to both create cool texture, and attach stuff together- for function. I cut an 8×8 piece of Plastic Paper (Bazzill)…acetate would work as well…and sewed it behind each heart window. –
NOTE: I wish I would have sandwiched the plastic paper between the cover and first folder instead.
I folded the first folder so that it was right sides together, second folder has the white on the inside, and I added some of the My Mind’s Eye paper inside. The third folder I turned right sides together… then put them all together and sewed them together down the middle. You could also punch 2 holes right in the middle, at the crease- and use the ribbon to tie the whole book together. I did both!
I used the heart cut out to make an extra page- and added a photo.
I cut a few of the words from my ‘mothers day’ kit using my silhouette… (I love that)
I still need to add photos of my big boys- but I do love how it’s coming along!
Good luck getting your hands on the fabulous Color Magic stuff! you’ll be addicted!
a note on the mother’s day WORDS cut files
last night I talked really quick about the Mother’s Day words Cutting file that is available here on my blog–
I just wanted to remind how to use the files for your Silhouette. The kit has each word in 3 different file types: .png, .svg, .dxf
You can use the .png files to create .jpg or brushes, and even pull the .png files into the Silhouette Studio and trace to cut (see tutorial here). To use the .dxf files, simply open the Silhouette studio software, click “import to My Library” and select the .dxf file. It will then be stored in your Studio Library, and you can select from there to cut. (awesome!)
PLEASE note: if you do purchase the Mother’s Day words on my blog- when you go to Pay Pal, you have to click “return to the Pink Paislee website” to be re-directed to get the link and download.