Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My 'Lil Love Pug

I'm back, as promised, to share my mixed media book. I made this for the {free} May "A Mini Album a Month" class from 2Peas. It was my first time making something like this...actually the first time I've ever "scrapbooked" anything even. I tried to make a mini book for Christmas but gave up on it halfway through because it wasn't coming out too good. I'm so glad I finished this one! Oh & I just found out I won a 2Peas gift certificate (only 3 other people entered this month but I'm still excited to win)! :) I love 2Peas...there's so much inspiration in the gallery & they always have awesome sales. I already picked out some stuff I wanna buy with my GC! Anyway, on to the book...brace yourself, there's a lot of pictures!
 The journaling reads, "Cinnamon is my lil' love pug because he was born, just for me, on February 14, 2009. He's the best gift I've ever received!"
Journaling reads, "Anytime I feel sad, I just look at my lil' monster & I feel better. I wake up with a smile, cause he's licking my face. He makes me laugh when he eats things like grass or dust. I love falling asleep with him snoring beside me. <3"
If you look closely, you can see some dust sticking out of his mouth...this picture was taken shortly after we got him. He would run around the house & hide under tables & try to eat dust! I guess he was telling me I should clean more often? ;)
 Journaling reads, "I love how I can always tell what he's thinking, because of the look on his wrinkly face."
 This was the first page I made. It's blue to match his beautiful blue eyes. :)
Lil' Stinker is one of our favorite nicknames for Cinnamon, though now that he's a little older we just call him Stinky. I'm sure you can guess why this name is fitting... ;)
To make the album, I just cut some cardboard & overlays to the size I wanted. Here's what I used: Colorbok, "Forest Friends" photo mats, paper & label; Collage Press, "Seeds" cardstock; Making Memories ribbon & button; Hambly, "Clearly Heavy", "3/4' graph" & "Chic Circles overlays; My Mind's Eye, "Paris & Co." paper; Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" & "1 Inch Circle" craft punches; Fiskars "1.5 Inch" Squeeze Punch; Sakura Gelly Roll pen; Sharpies; and the rest of the products were from Dollar Tree or the dollar section in Target.  There's definitely some things I would change, but since it was my first time making a mixed media book, overall, I'm pretty happy with it. I definitely want to make more! Just gotta get more pictures printed!


Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh your little pug book is just precious as is your little pug! I have a friend who breeds pugs and they are the sweetest little dogs!

Ree Donnelly said...

Fabulous book! Cinnamon is PRECIOUS!! I {heart} puggies!!