Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Something New

Waterfall Mini Album

Hello and welcome! 
We have a brand new challenge for you over at Top Tip Tuesday and it's 

~Something New~

with the wonderful Brenda as our hostess. This is her first time to write the challenge post so be sure to let her know what a fab job she did. :) As the challenge title suggests we want you to use something new from your crafty stash (i.e. a new tool, paper collection, die, embellishment, etc.) and please include what your new item is in your blog post. My new item is the paper collection I used, It's Raining Cats and Dogs by Graphic 45, to create this Waterfall Mini Album for my daughter. Rosie is her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and she is absolutely adorable as you'll see. :)  

I found Ginger Ropp's easy to follow tutorial on the G45 blog and only made one exception, I added extra flaps to the waterfall to include more photos. 

I used a cardstock stick on the spine from the G45 collection.


The front was adorned with a Petaloo bloom and paper roses.
A cut out from the collection was used for the title and if you 
look at the first photo you'll see I used a pull knob from Tim's 
Idea-ology line. I backed it with a G45 paper and sticker to 
fit in with my theme.

I used alpha's from the collection to spell her name out
and a border from the cardstock sticker sheet.


Left flap

I tucked these cut outs in the pocket so she could journal on them.

The edges were cropped using a We R Memory Keepers
Scallop/Cloud Corner Chomper. I alternated papers from
the collection and adhered to both sides of the flaps. 

Here's my beautiful granddog, Rosie.

Enjoying some sunshine on the deck of her
mom's apartment. Told ya she was adorable!

I love this little face, she is wise and has such soulful eyes. 
Honestly, this breed has the best disposition of any dog 
we've ever had. We miss having her around so much that 
we travel up to our daughter's apartment every other week
or two just to see Rosie and our daughter as well of course. ;)  

Yes, she is under the covers and laying her head on the pillow.
She did it all by herself and my DD woke up to find her snoozing 
away and snapped this wonderful picture. It was taken this past 
December shortly before the Christmas break and she's wearing
her Mrs. Claus dress. Too cute I tell ya!!!

Now I need to make one of these for my son and DIL of my furry grandcat, Felix. We're fortunate to have such smart, beautiful grandbabies. :-) 


Prize is a $10 coupon code to the online store.

Before I close I would like to ask each of you to remember our beloved Samantha. Her mother passed away last week after a long battle with her health. Please remember her and her family in your thoughts and prayers. I know it would mean so much to her. 
We love you Samantha!

Be back later today with another design project for The Cutting Cafe.



Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow this is a fantastic waterfall album with these lovely papers. A lovely gift item too.

Sarah said...

Wow Lisa this is totally amazing, I've spent an age studying your photos!! Love is most definitely a four legged word!! xx

Elaine Stark said...

A fantastic project. Beautiful colours and subject. Rosie is gorgeous. Our Granddog is called Rosie too and is a springer spaniel. Elaine

Tracy said...

This is wonderful Lisa! It's such a fun way to spotlight your daughters cute pup. Great design! Hugs!

Brenda said...

Lisa, the front of your album is only a teaser, this is beautiful as is Rosie! What a wonderful keepsake.

Sandi said...

Love your album. Pictures are so cute. Thank you for sharing

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