A Day on the Slopes Mini Album

My husband and I use to be ski instructors. He instructed for 2 years and I ended up instructing for 10 years. In fact, I was still teaching when I was pregnant with my son. I loved ski instructing! So it was natural for us to get our son and daughter out on the slopes at a very young age. They both started right around a year and half and fell as much in love with it as we did! I love that it’s something our whole family can enjoy together (and that it doesn’t take batteries)!

I came across these pictures from a while back of a beautiful, sunny day that we went skiing, just the four of us. I had plans to create several 12 x 12 pages with them, but decided to use this mini wood album by Kaisercraft. I’ve been working on it for several weeks on and off and finally finished it. I really love the way it turned out and thought I would share it with you. I’ll be happy to post my list of materials… just as soon as I remember where I put it!  :)

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Taking a little break…

So I thought I would take a little break from designing and finish a page that I have been working on for some time. I’ve never been very good about doing my pages in order (chronologically or any other way) so right now my focus is Easter… last Easter… as in 2011. I know, a little late, but it’s how I roll. I’ve starting working with fabric (my new love!!) on my pages and really like how it’s been coming out. 


The little green flowers at the top are not apart of the page. They are actually little magnets that hold the layout to the metal rope on the wall.   :)


The tag I hand stitched from scratch.


I used strips of different patterned fabric and stitched them by hand to my paper. I also used fabric fringe and distressed it with ink before also adding it to my page. Another love of mine… hand stitching on my pages.

Materials Used:
Paper: Basic Grey; Paper for Frames: Basic Grey; Fabric: Hobby Lobby; Fringe & Canvas Tag: Canvas Corp.; Embroidery Floss: Iris; Ribbon: American Crafts; Clouds: My Mind’s Eye Paper with distressed ink; Ink: Ranger