Thursday, April 16, 2009

Husband's Birthday Basic Grey Chipboard Mini Album



Hi Friends!! Remember that mini album that I made for my husband for his birthday on Monday. . .well, here it is! I always make a mini album for my husband as a gift because he prefers something handmade from me rather than a bought item. The truth is because I'm not working right now, well. . .if I buy him a "bought" item . . .he'll be basically paying for his own gift. LOL!!


I actually did buy him something that I regret buying. I used my "stamp" stash money. I'll post it tomorrow. The cost of the item that I bought him was so not worth it but oh, well . . .you'll see what I mean when I post it tomorrow.

Anyway. . .I slaved away making this mini album on Monday . . .on the day of my husband's birthday. Argggh!! I was so undecided on what to make him and when I finally decided I had to hustle to make it. It took over 3 hours to make this album. I was stressed out because I wanted to finish before we headed out to dinner on Monday.

Luckily, I finished the album on time. The above photo is of my husband. This page is of me and my husband.

The album has 8 pages with a total of 16 pages front and back. I'm only showing a few of the pages.

Okay, to speed up the process of making this album, I did 3 things. . .I used Prima flowers, Die Cuts, chipboard embellishments and sticker embellishments. I also used button brads and regular buttons to embellish the Prima flowers. The whole album consisted of pretty much those elements.

Remember I said that I used "a lot" of Primas. . .I wasn't kidding! LOL! Lots and lots of primas. It's a fast and easy way to decorate a mini album.
The above pages are of my husband and my son. The photo to the right is when my son graduated from high school last year.

These two pages are of my husband and daughter. The photo to the left is my daughter when she was a girl scout.




I even added photos of our cats! LOL!! The photos are of China and Dori. . .we love them like humans.







Here's a photo of me an my daughter. The papers were from the Prima designer paper pack. The chipboard heart on this page is by Heidi Grace.








Here's Dakota our dog. . .there is also a page of our dog Phoenix but I didn't post the photo of it. . ..this post is getting too long! LOL!!

Do you see the brad on the flower? Isn't it pretty? It's by K&CO.

Anyway. . .like I said there were more pages but the designs are basically similar. Hope you like my album. My husband liked it. . .he was very happy to receive it.

Album Detail:

Papers: Prima Inc.
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Sizzix Heart Die, K&Co sentiment stickers, K&Co button brads, buttons, Basic Grey Chipboard Mini Album, K&Co Chipboard sentiments, Heidi Grace chipboard hearts,

26 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

OH my freakin' goodness Maria! This is absolutely GORGEOUS girl!! Look at all those details....amazing work!!!

Lisa Foster said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I Can't believe how totally AMAZING this is!!! This is such a beautiful album...my goodness..it's absolutely perfect!!! I know he will cherrish that forever! WOW again!!!

Vicky said...

WOW! Maria, this is just amazing and totally darling! Your husband must've been over the moon! Such a sweet, sweet gift!

Christine said...

That album you made for your husband looks amazing! I'm sure he totally appreciated it.

Shary said...

Just gorgeous Maria. Well worth all the hard work I think. I can imagine he absolutely loved it! Well done you!

Denise said...

What an awesome album Maria!! Your husband is very blessed to recieve such a beautiful book of precious memories! :)

KeeponScrappin said...

Very beautiful Maria! Love, love, love Prima. My hubby loves handmade albums too. Made with love. Now, that's something you can't buy. heehee

Christine said...

Love, love your album. All of your pictures are so wonderful and the design adds to the pictures rather than overpowering them. Your work is just amazing!

Joy said...

WOW! that is a great mini album! I love the pictures inside too! you all look so lovely! I wish I still looked like I did in high school...lol! you did a great job on this and the colors are so vibrant and pretty! this turned out so wonderful! TFS!

Danni said...

You rock!! This is amazing!! Love it!

Diane said...

It only took you 3 hours!!!!! It would of took me 3 months to do that! You are amazing Maria!! I'm sure he will cherish it forever!
It is awesome! Love all the primas!

Creative Mish said...

Very nice! I'm sure he loved it!

2 Worlds said...

Awesome Maria !
I said the same thing to my husband when I left work, no more gifts, because its the same he pays for it :)

marisa said...

Maria you did a fabulous job on this album! The design and elements are perfect for the occasion!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

If I was your hubby I'd want something handmade too, because your work is pure art. This is SO gorgeous! I had to laugh about the DH buying his own gift, since that's the same in our house. heeheehee. Happy Birthday to you Hubby! :O)

Kyoko said...

Whoa Maria, if I had half the talent you do, I would be FAMOUS! Your creations never cease to amaze me! KEEP ON ROCKIN!!

de said...

WOW Maria! Awesome job! You did use alot of flowers! LOL! But that's okay, it really adds to the design! I bet your hubby loved it! Not only because its great, but because it was made from the heart! Sweet!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love this book!

Tina said...

maria - you can do it all girl... this album is great.

Rleen said...

Maria, your mini album is awesome. I love the colors and all the flowers. Fabulous job as always. TFS!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Elena said...

Wow! This album is absolutely amazing! Love all the details! Your family is so beautiful, Maria!

Rita said...

Awe your hubby is so lucky to have a loving wife to make such a great album! You do such amazing work girl!

Risa said...

Wow....your album is BEAUTIFUL Maria, the details and pictures are awesome!
I also love your Miss Anya card....the detailing is beyond gorgeous!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Jodi said...

This is so awesome! Wow!! YOU always do such great work! I love the pics you placed in it too! That he will forever cherish!
hugs,
Jodi =)

JackieLou said...

Great mini album ... Super WOW! I've been seeing a lot of mini albums maybe I should I try it out sometime....

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