The theme for our party was 'All About Me', with the extra fun element of using a tin, if possible. (This whole idea originally came from a free class run by Stacy Julian at Big Picture Scrapbooking.) I found an empty note card tin on my shelf and knew it would be perfect for this project. I also knew, early on, that my 'All About Me' wasn't going to be all about me at all.
My 'All About Me' refers to my toddler son and I had the perfect range of patterned paper in my stash: October Afternoon's Night Light range.These cute stick men were cut on my Cricut using the Beyond Birthdays cartridge. Fun, aren't they?I lined the tin with green tissue paper and used green ink and green thread in order to keep the colour scheme together. The basic mini-book is concertina in style, with 6 folds, which gave me 12 'pages' to use.I chose 6 of my favourite child-related sayings and typed them out in the child-friendly 2Peas font. I stitched each saying on to a piece of patterned paper and added a stick man. All the photos were printed out in black and white, and each photo had a tag secured to it. I used the following key words: love, learn, smile, cry, discover and laugh.
Before I hand you over to Elizabeth at Hootings Of An Owl for the next leg of our blog hop party, I'd like to offer you, the party guests, the opportunity to win a party favour, which you can see below. On offer is a mini album kit, which consists of 1 paper album, 14 double-sided sheets, 12 double-sided photo mats, 1 sheet of clear title stickers, 1 sheet of epoxy stickers, 1 sheet of die-cut shapes and 1 mailing envelope. The paper range is called Rebel, which I think would be perfect for a teenage boy, a tomboy girl or a biker husband! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave me a comment to say you stopped by. I'll do a random drawing on Monday at 2pm (3pm GMT). Thank you so much for stopping by; I hope you had fun.
And now over to Elizabeth ...