Hello dearest readers :)
I hope you are doing wonderfully today :) Today is your new weekly rendezvous to bring you new ideas and scrapbook projects --> INSPIRATION : TUESDAY.
I've been getting many comments and emails from YOU, my dear fellow scrapbookers, to tell me that you've been enjoying this new weekly rendezvous and to send me photos of your mini albums and all I can say is WOW! You've been amazing! I've seen such gorgeous work done and seriously, you need to send me more photos of your artwork! Feel free to link it from here! :)
So thank YOU for making this rendezvous such a special one, it's my pleasure to bring you and share with you my love for scrapbooking :)
This week, I've made a pretty simple project, rather fast to make, but really easy and pretty :)
Bulle2Scrap, one of my generous sponsors, sent me a kit to work with and I couldn't help it but use it to make this week's project! I fell in love with the new Cosmo Cricket papers called Boyfriend! :) YUM! A wonderful kit that will be soon available in the store but stay tuned : I'll have this kit for a giveaway on THURSDAY so check back again on Thursday to enter the drawing!
This week, my theme is TRAVELLING, not places I've been to, but places I have been DREAMING of going! :)
I think I would like to visit every single country on this planet, each of them having something unique, landscapes to blow you away, a culture and a history on its own.
I made a list of countries I'd love to visit, it was HUUUUUUUUGE! LOL So I had to narrow down to 7 of them! :) I searched for pictures online and printed them out on my Canon printer.
Do you have any countries, cities, places that you'd like to see?
Here are mine and I'm looking forward to knowing yours :)
ok let's start...
First of all, this is what you'll need...
The INSPIRATION : TUESDAY Bulle2Scrap kit of course :)
We are Memory Keeps big eyelets (not included in the kit), a key chain I got from a clothes I bought recently, a crop-a-dile, double sided tape, a large rounder EK Success punch, and 4x6 photos. Des oeillets épais WRMK (non fournis dans le kit), une chainette récupérée sur un vêtement, une crop-a-dile, du scotch double face, une perfo angle rond EK Success, et une série de photos 9x13cms.
We're going to start by making the structure. Cut SIX 4x6" pieces into the Bazzill embossed cardstock : those will be used as your inner pages. Cut 2 more 4x6" pieces into patterned papers : this will be your cover.
Glue pattern paper on the not-embossed side of the Bazzill paper.
Select your photos and don't hesitate to cut them in half, make them a little bit smaller to glue it on both pages of your mini album.
Ok now pictures!:)
1st step : A front cover that shows all the embellishments from the kit. I love the background paper, it's graphic and cheerful at the same time that perfectly fits my theme.
2nd step : your first page. In my whole album, I cut every single photo to glue them on both sides of my double page. I think it looks brighter this way and I wanted to focuse on the pictures this time. I almost did a Clean & Simple project, even though I'm farrrrrr way from being good at that style!
I used the same design for most of my pages here : photo in the middle (on both pages), patterned paper on the left side and embossed Bazzill cardstock on the right side, as well as my title.
Japan : this country has always fascinated me. The culture, the food, the music, fashion, technologies, but also because tradition and respect are very present in their everyday life. I'd go there anytime!
3rd step : I left some blank space to write my journaling later then added an orange tab on top of my right page.
New Zealand : I don't know why this country has been fascinating me, maybe because it's on the other side of the world from me, or maybe because its culture is so rich and that this country has amazing landscapes. And it's the Kiwi country! :) I'd do anything to go there, skiing in the winter and scubbadiving in the summer :)
4th step : Feel free to cut your embellishments in several pieces in order to use them several times in your mini album. That's what I did with my clocks and Jenni Bowlin stickers.
Thailand : Who never dreamt of going there? I'd go there for the beaches, the food, the ricefields, the culture, the temples...I'll go there someday, I'll go there for sure...
5th step : Here is a page where I used several round shapes in order to remind the shape of the moon, key element to Aztecs beliefs.
Mexico : I think it's one of the countries where I'd love to go the most! I've been fascinated by Mexico since I was a child, along with Peru, because of this country amazing history. I even have an Aztec tattoo in my back! :)
I know I'll go there someday soon!
6th step : I used this red paper to contrast the black & white picture and because it's the symbol of love and passion, which is exactly what comes to my mind when I think bout TANGO!
Argentina : Tango from Argentina, Patagonia, Buenos Aires, country of Che Guevara. I'd love to discover this amazing country on a motorbike, just like in the movie Motorcycle Diaries (you need to see it if you haven't yet!) :)
7th step : a very easy and fast design for this page because I really wanted to focuse on the beautiful picture.
Peru: my #1 dream. I think I have a part of me that is there, I don't know why, this place have been in my head, soul, mind, heart for as far as I can remember. I might have been another person back in the time there to be so fascinated. I know I'll go there someday, it's a shared dream that I have with my dad :)
8th step : I used the rest of my label sticker for my journaling (that I'll write later) and used some embellishments around my photo.
Philippines : Since I went to Singapore and Bali (which is a sooooo small discovery of Asia, of course, but I had one AMAZING glimpse of what Asia can do to your heart and soul - I just LOVE it there!), I have been wanting to discover more countries there, esp. Philippines. Ricefields, volcanos, new people, new culture, I'd LOVE to go.
9th step : Now that you are done decorating each page, you need to use your crop-a-dile (if you don't have one, you need to buy one!) to make holes and bind your album.
(eyelets not included in the Bulle2Scrap kit).
10th step : the back cover. As you know now, I sign every single mini album that I make with my initials. Here, I found the perfect stickers to illustrate my feelings when I travel.
And VOILA! A pretty colorful mini album to discover new landscapes, I hope that these dream trips will come true :) You know how much I love to travel :)
Don't be scared to add more photos to your albums if you have more places you'd like to visit!
For me, other countries that I'd LOVE to visit : India, Chile, Ecuador, Indonesia (I only know Bali for now but would LOOOOOVE to visit Java and Sumatra for exemple), Cambodia, Vietnam, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Sweden, Iceland, Croatia, Prague...and more!
What about YOU? Where would you like to escape for a couple of weeks?
THANK YOU for your support and your constant growing daily visits :) I hope you'll be inspired now! :)
Thank you to my generous Sponsor Bulle2Scrap : don't forget to check back on Thursday for a wonderful giveaway!