Couple of weeks ago my god-daughter turned 14. Eep! She is so cute and sweet and adorable and smart and every possible nice thing one can say about a person. Few months ago she asked if I could do another mini album for her, only this time about horses. How could I say no to her? For few months I stalked her Facebook- page, downloading every photo I could possibly use in the album. (In May I had enough photos but then she finally got her OWN horse, so of course I trashed the old photos, the album HAD to be about the new horse. Naturally.)
I used mix of Crate Paper and October Afternoon. Again I printed most of the pictures half size so I could fit two per standard photo sheet. The album base was a Papermania Bare Chipboard Album.
This is the cover. I made a stencil for letter E after the horse Elli, spread some glue and then covered the shape with glitter. I used transparent glitter but considering the background pattern, I would have been better off with coloured glitter.
The first spread. I also used those Jillibean Soup journaling stickers I got as an extra when I ordered the Crate Paper- kit. I love that yellow paper.
I had to include pictures of her sisters too! They have a brother too but I didn’t have a picture of him. I tried to stalk their mother’s Facebook too but there wasn’t a single one I could use. His loss.
That’s their cat, Topi. The not-so-lean, killing machine.
Hugsies! I’m so looking forward to meeting this horse the next time I go visit home. I won’t ride it of course. I’ll be just looking at it. From a safe distance. Say 50 meters and use my mighty zoom to photograph it.
These pictures were taken with iPhone. Had I spent more time setting the layout of my print outs, I could have fitted three of these per sheet.
More iPhone photos. The bottom one is very artistic.
This is my favourite page. I love how Elli is all perky and set for a photo shoot when Sonja is still doing her hair.
Elli in her stable. The text says it’s wonderful!
The last page was the first one I did. I left the frame empty so Sonja could add her own comments there.
Sonja was very concerned that would I remember to put the year on the back. No worries. I did remember.
Probably for the first time in her life, Sonja got a present from me on her actual birthday! I sent this on the day I got stuck in Helsinki. My original plan was to take it with me to Tampere where I would buy something extra to go with it but since I had spare time for no fault of my own…I ended up buying a make-up set from Accessorize where I pestered the sales girl about the quality of it. Can a teenage girl use it? Is it safe? Is it, is it, is it? When I was satisfied that the make-up wouldn’t blind my precious god-daughter I bought it together with some nicely packaged lip balm. I wouldn’t have but it was on sale. And right by the cash register. When I finally made it to the post office and was packaging the present, I remembered I hadn’t photographed the pages. What to do? I hawked an entire packing station to myself and fired away. All the while hoping the security wouldn’t show up. It didn’t but when I went to pay, I got very judgmental looks from the clerk.
Again, is everyone’s life this much hassle or is it just me?
Happy Scrapbooking Times!
By Thrifty Finn