First Scrapbook Photo Album

Updated, August 30. My Mom was soooo touched viewing each page of the album.

This is my first time making a scrapbook photo album. And it is dedicated for my Mom, who has her 72nd birthday. I used the papers from DCWV The Lace & Linen Stack. The color scheme is very pretty: pink, brown, light creme. Vintage? Perhaps. And to stay on those colors was not that easy. I really tried hard. I need to find all the colors that match the DP. I made this album in 2 days. I used Spellbinder dies on kraft cardstocks to make the pages.

This is the cover album.

I used CLD die cut for the butterfly and the swirly leaves.

The sentiment in the middle: 'born to shop'. That's right, for my Mom and me, always buy 'batik' cloths and clothes.

The back cover. Yes, I made it with LOVE for my beloved MOM.

New word die cut from PTI. Lovely.

I embossed the image with white embossing powder, and rubbed it with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (with a piece of tissue.. LOL)

I used Staz-On to stamp the names on the button.

I inserted some other photos. There are 3 pockets in this album to accommodate the photos.

I used Hero Arts, My Favorite Things and PapertreyInk sentiment stamps for this album. The distress inks were only Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutter. Wonderful colors to match the colors of the DP. I also used twines from The Twinery: blossom, cappuccino and honeydew. The dies are from various companies that I adore sooo much...

The wire binding was free. The store owner said, it was free just for me. Oh, my..they are so generous.

Thanks for viewing my creations. I hope you enjoy what you've seen.