Saturday, October 11, 2008

The last week has been pretty quiet as far as stamping and papercrafting go. One of my nieces got married on Sunday - an outdoor ceremony. Lucky for her the weather cooperated. It was a beautiful sunny day - a tiny bit cool, but overall great. I had woken up with a cold the day before and it got progressively worse as the evening went on. It has decided it likes me so much it is still with me even a week later.

Yesterday we took our great-niece to Build-a-Bear workshop for her birthday (she is going to be six on Wednesday). We did this last year for her birthday and she asked if we could do it again. So off we went. When we got there she had to choose her "bear" skin. She selected a kitty and then headed off to the stuffing station. Once the kitty was stuffed to her liking she went to the bathing station where she fluffed up the fur. As the kitty was orange with a pumpkin, she decided on a pumpkin halloween costume to dress the kitty in. That with the black pumps looked sensational. We also had to create a birth certificate and then we were ready to go.

The whole time she was working on her bear, we were taking pictures, so I made this cute little brag book for her. I got the directions as one of the teaser projects leading up to the release of the September UStamp projects. We filled it up with the photos we took and this will be her birthday card from us.

Here is the brag book all closed up and tied with some chocolate brown ribbon (nonSU). I used Tangerine Tango textured cardstock for the folder and all the DSP is from the Sweet Always pack. The little dew drops are nonSU (I just cannot get the Crystal Effects to stay as a droplet!)

This shows the brag book opened up. The pattern from UStamp used 3 envelopes - I adapted to allow for a fourth to accommodate the photos we had. The envelopes have been stamped with images from Crazy for Cupcakes.

And this shows some of the photos and how the "pages" flip out.

Thanks for looking.


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