Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Days - Literally : )

Hidely Hodely Blogeroonis : )

I have a mini album to share with you today!! I've been promising my mum a brag book for agggggges.....and I have FINALLY got around to it. I think I was just waiting for the perfect paper range to come along!

The Echo Park - Happy Days just screamed out "Elijah" to me! It's fun, funky, happy and a little bit quirky....just like him : )

I got a SUPER cheap chippy album from kmart (about 3 bucks I think) and used mod podge to glue the pages onto it.....I then sanded around the edges with a nail file to remove overhanging paper & give it a cool look. I then used my Paint Dabber - Snow Cap White to go around the edges of the book pages and papers....love the affect it has!


To cover up the metal rings I tied  all different coloured ric-rac, my2angels design ribbon & some charms on them....pretty funky I think...


All the alphas I've used in this book are from the Echo Park - Happy Days Alpha Cardstock Stickers sheet or Thickers


A bit of ric-rac stitched to the photos adds fab texture but not bulk!


A bit of Hambly - Woodgrain Transparency used as a photo mat. I've doodled heaps to give a funkiness and to also create uniformity throughout the book!


Stitching around all of the photos gives texture!


The Echo Park - Happy Days range has so many awesome bits and bobs to cut out and stick on!


I matted the photo on a Ranger Manilla Tag, cut it to shape, stitched it then punched a hole in it! 


I have coloured all tags in the album with the AWESOME Distress Stains.....can't get enough of these babies...they have a bazillion and one uses!!


Throughout the book I have also put little "notes" about Elijah on Journalling Cards which I mod podged to Echo Park Card Stock 





And there you have it...one brag book for Grammy!!!

Love and Peace xox









9 comments:

Ebony van der Starre said...

I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!

WendyMac said...

This is just fabulous Jess - love the colours and the way you have matted each pic is awesome. x

Toni Cartwright said...

WOW EB i so so love this Grandma's brag book!!!
Wow all that detail looks great!!!!
Loving all these bright and wonderful colours here really this book ROCKS
and wow those journalling cards that you did too WOW WEE JESS you are on fire girlfriend!!...
Take care and have a great week to come
XOXOXOX

Michelle said...

WOW Jess !! Your 1 talented chick !! I bet Grammy is pretty happy too ! Love it, especially the doodling on each page that brings it all together : )

Felicity said...

WOW -EEEE Jess.. that is one sesantional book.. now can you do me one?? haha
enjoy your week x

Lizzyc said...

oh this is so cute! i love all the bits to add interest.. and the doodling and stitching.. this will be precious to look back on.. and thanks for your comments on my blog too.. thanks for coming by!!

Cathy said...

WOW Jess this is one super awesome brag book and I'm sure Grammy is going to LOVE this gorgeous keepsake!! :)) hugs

Marelize said...

Wow! This is just stunning Jess! Love the colours. Awesome job!

Annette Edmonds said...

totally funky, totally you, love it all xo