Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vintage-Red- Bling = ME!

Last weekend I participated in National Scrapbook Day challenges over at I had so much fun, but I've got to say, I don't like the pressure to create in a set amount of time. :)  This mini book was a week long challenge we had to create all about ourselves. It had to be at least 5 pages and could be in any size or format we wanted. Of course I knew I had to go with my beloved color RED! I pulled out all my favorite papers and cut away! The hardest part for me was trying to find pictures I wanted to use in my book. I knew I wanted it to be about my happy place, but for the life of me I couldn't find decent pictures to use of my family and friends-I got very frustrated for sure. Finally on Monday evening I decided to go with vintage images I have gathered from the web-that's when it all came together for me.
Red roses, more red roses, ribbon, lace, buttons, and awesome paper-can't get better than this!

 To know me is to know I adore kitties and chocolate and don't think I could face like without either one! All the images I used are from Vintage Resources and The Graphics Fairy. I actually have this kitty print on a tin sign hanging in my home.

I love the ballet, even though I don't talk about it often. My favorite ever is of course the Nutcracker, but not just any one, I love the one The Pacific Northwest Ballet does-it's amazing!  And who would I be if I didn't craft constantly? Kinda hard to find a vintage image of scrapbooking....  The red ribbon around the ballerina is more seam binding I colored and pleated myself.

Roses are my all time fav! As for the beach, I wish I could live there (a warm one mind you) my whole life! Nothing relaxes me more than the sound of the ocean and the feel of sand on my feet!

 Ok, so who doesn't love having lunch and hanging out with their girlfriends-I know I do! Of course I HAD to add lots of bling to this page. Yes, I know I left out the kids, honestly it's because I couldn't find an image that represented them. This red embossed paper is part of a core'dinations pack from Jenni Bowlin Studio-it is so much fun! All the little tags were made on made on my computer, printed out, cut and inked, easy as that!
Finally, the back cover. I decided to go with this beautiful red flocked paper, it needs nothing else!

So there ya have it, a peek into what makes you happy???


TheLastOfNine said...

Love it Connie, it came out so cute!! We usually think of only putting photos in an album, and not images we love, great idea.

PS. What makes me happy, weird things...when things fall into place, the feeling after I clean, the smell of rain, green traffic lights, of course my boys laughter, among other things. Guess a small mini would't cut it.

Connie said...

Thank you Gloria, I like your happy list!

Susan said...

Love, love, love this! So cute and so you! I agree with Gloria, I love the idea of using images you love. You never cease to amaze me! :)

Connie said...

Thank you Susan and I feel the same way with you!

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

This is so beautiful Connie you did a wonderful job!

Connie said...

Thank you Jennifer!