Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mini-Album Gift

I am just mad about mini-albums these days! I finally finished this canvas mini-album I have been working on as a surprise for my mom to thank her for making Kendall's quilt! She should receive it via UPS tomorrow morning--I hope she likes it!

This was my first time playing around with a canvas album, but overall I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I used a butterfly mask with glimmer mist to create the cover (thanks, Heidi Swapp, for teaching me how to do that!), and then added a little 7 Gypsies knob to dress it up a bit.

The pocket in the front of the album contains one of those flat little recording things (what the heck are they called?) where you can record up to 30 seconds of someone talking. I got Kendall to say "Oh my goodness!", which is exactly what she said when we first received the quilt and pulled it out of the box. I think my mom will really get a kick out of hearing Kendall's little voice on there!

I added an excerpt from the Basic Grey newsletter my mom was published in this month! We were so excited about that you would have thought we'd won an Oscar! There's one more pocket in the back of the album that contains some little swatches of the fabric she used in the quilt, along with a little note letting her know how much the quilt means to me.

Thank you so much for looking! Hope it feels like spring where you are!


Tara said...

Your Mum is going to LOVE it Erin, how wonderful that you made it for her - good on you. Also loving your new blog design, so pretty and very spring like.

Pamela said...

Oh this is BEAUTIFUL!!! :) I love it!

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