is finally completed. Yay!! Since the parents decided to not know the sex of the baby - it basically rules out the traditional colors. Not that I'm bound by that anyway. There was also the tried and true albums I've always done and you can check one out here or here. And I decided I wanted something different.
So I sashayed on down to Hobby Lobby to check out their papers. And they had blue and pink lines but no in between in 12x12. I then checked out their paper packets and stumbled across Simple Stories Color Me Happy 8x8 pack. 6x6 would be ideal but because it had primary colors and really cool cut aparts I decided 8x8 was good.
Therefore, another decision was required.
8x8 or 6x6.
6x6 won - because its easy to store, not overwhelming and very cute and adorable. I also remembered I needed some less weighted chipboard for the pages - I have heavy weighted for the covers.
It was fun, I picked out some fun colors in the paint that matched the papers and painted the pages in almost every one of the colors. Every other one. I even painted additional chipboard to use as embellishments.
The hearts and doily are the red painted chipboard punched embellies
and have yellow paint on the backside so you can go either way.(The white doilies are Martha Stewarts. The papers are super cute and the colors work really well.
The photo size mats are iffy but I explain to just put the photo on don't worry if its not perfect or just use that for journaling or for other goodies, i.e. bracelets, lock of hair, etc. as well.
I'm extremely pleased how adorable it turned out and I like that its not "traditional" or my "tried and true".
Sometimes change is good and lots of fun.
I have a blanket I crocheted as well that will go with the album.
And the don't necessarily match.
I'm becoming quite the rebel.