If there is one thing I am learning about scrapbooking, it's that working on present day books is WAY more fun for me than trying to go back in time and scrapbook memories from five years ago. I do still aspire to be "caught up" someday, but for now I've resolved to kind of do both. So even though I'm still slowly chipping away at my archives, I am beginning to make new books about stuff that's happening now as well. This strategy feels good to me. I'll keep you updated as time goes on.
So, this past weekend I took Emma on a birthday trip to Charleston, South Carolina. The surprise element of the trip was a little day trip down to Florida to play with Emma's and my favorite piggies from good ole Instagram @prissy_pig (they're also on Facebook!). Emma spent all of 2014 dropping hints to me about how badly she wanted to play with these pigs. So, like any good sister would do, I set up a play date.
Here's a couple photos that their kind owner, Melissa, took of us.
I realized that the coral 4×4 mini book we carry in our shop would make a perfect little piggy. I just used a little hand cut coral and black felt and some glossy accents adhesive to attach it to the cover to create a peachy pig face! It was about a ten minute project but I was "squealing" with joy by the time I was done. I mean, look how freaking cute!
My favorite detail is the back! I used a crop-a-dile to punch through the bottom center of the book, and then added a little piece of hot pink rope to create a tail.
I fully realize how cheesy this book is, but it's cheesy in my favorite possible way. I can't even wait to show my niece, Penelope! As soon as I completed the cover, I started brainstorming other ways I could alter the gray and mint 4×4 books.
On the inside of the album I kept it ultra simple and finished in just one sitting. I used my PIXMA iP8720 printer to print all our cell phone photos (plus a few favorites from their Instagram account) at 4×4 inch size. Then I made one page inside with journaling.
In other happy news—I am amassing quite a nice collection of 4×4 albums between Scrapbook Sunday and all the books I made for our new e-course, Capture Real Life In 52 Weeks! (Yes- early sign up bonus kits are still available they include a mini stamp set, a mini ink and a mini journal. You can see photos on the product listing slider. Shipping is included.)
As much as I LOVE traveling, I'm happy to be back home catching up. Cheers to an awesome week, you guys!! xx. Elsie