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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Daily Special - Mini Accordion Album II

Goood Evening Everyone. Here is another mini accordion album that I created. Check out my previous post to see the other one that I made as well as my "Stampin Inspirations" blog site. I made one for that blog site using "Stampin Up" products.
What's great about this album is that it's cute but also very quick and easy to make. You can actually make this album in 30 minutes to an hour depending on how simple you create the design of your album. I wanted to keep the design of the pages consistent so it has a "theme" to it. I also wanted to keep the design simple so not to take away from the pictures which is supposed to be the focal point of an album. Again, I used primarily "scrap" designer paper and cardstocks to help reduce my scrap pile.

I didn't have enough of the 2 designer papers so I had to split them in halves and it worked out well. The papers constrasted one another really well. I'm slowly reducing my scrap pile. Yay!!

This is the album opened up accordion style. The design is really simple because I didn't want it to be too bulky and over power the pictures because the pictures are small to begin with. Remember the album is only 4x4".

This album is dedicated to my good friend Rita. These pictures were taken in 2003. We had a going away BBQ at my house and the pictures were taken in our backyard. My friend Rita and her family were moving to Tennessee and we had a little get together to wish them off. Rita and I met in college and despite the distance, we still keep in regular contact with one another. We usually talk on the phone or email one another. It was sad to see her move so far away but with real friends, distance don't really matter.

To the left is Rita and her husband. To the right is a picture of Rita's daughter and my dog Dakota kissing her. I really miss our house in Hawaii. We had a lot of good memories there. I especially loved our back yard. It felt really tropical, with a waterfall and all. It was sad when we sold the house when we moved to California. It's a good thing I love our house here in California, otherwise, I would have been REALLY sad.

To the right is a picture of Rita and her daughter and to the left is my cousin and my daughter.
Well, I'm off to San Francisco tomorrow. I'll bring my laptop and camera so I'll post pictures of our vacation. I can't wait. It'll be really fun!!
Hope to see y'all when I return. While I'm away, try out the tutorial and tell me what you think of it!!


Aimeslee said...

Ooooh, your lil albums are awesome! Have fun on your trip now! Don't forget to come back to us!


Rebecca said...

This is so cute! I love it.

Fe-Fe said...

Wow that's gorgeous! You're so talented Maria.

Brigitte said...

Love this Maria !!
and very cool colours you've used !!! :)

Jen said...

thanks for sharing this - I love that you've personalized each label with your computer.

Hope you're having a great time!!!!

hugs n' aloha,