Saturday, October 4, 2014

My Traveling Gift

I completed my traveling gift for Sweet Sister Shirley at Scraps of Color during the Labor Day holiday so I wouldn't hold the train up. The Anticipation  has been stressful with all the waiting, because I am number 11 out of 18.  I'm excited to share it with you since it was delivered to her this afternoon. First the Traveling Gift is like a Random Acts of Kindness challenge.  There is a list of  participants and you send something you made to the next person on the list. When I found out I had Shirley's name I immediately thought of a mini album, because she gave me a bookmark that she shared with her family.  Shirley's family reunion was in Memphis and we connected during her visit (yeah) after I left Crop for Teal, which benefits Ovarian Cancer sponsored by Leisa Callahan.  It was such a pleasure meeting Shirley.  (Warning:  Photo overload)
Cover.  All contents from C'est Magnifique kit accept the title and wire on the fence

The mini was handmade with cardboard and cardstock.  Chipboard words from Studio Calico.

Both are pocket pages for photos and journaling.

Interactive pages on both sides.

Tim Holtz cluster of tickets to hold interactive insert for more photos on the left.

The page on the right above opens with die cuts to journal.

This is the back using Tim Holtz birdcage die cut and some doily from my mother's collection.

All inserts from the mini

Speaking of Crop for Teal, the majority of the products used in making the mini album came from a C'est Magnifique kit I won from a sketch challenge.  You should check her kits out.  They are loaded with yummy goodies.  That's my reason for the photo overload.  I had to let you see all the lovely papers and embellishments.  Love the firm cardstock papers by Maja Design 'Walking in the Forest'.  I must give a shout out to the generous Deonna Riegler.  She even brought her store to us.  I was also excited to WIN one of her three kits from the Silent Auction!  Her smile is as big as her heart.Thanks again Deonna.

This is what I created from the sketch using a few of her products including the Glitz tiny roller doodle I won for being one of the first to stand and holler "Fight Ovarian Cancer".

The fabric on the base (in the center) was given at Hilton's 2013 Crop for a Cause.  They wanted to see how we would use it.  As you can see it definitely came in handy.  I can't wait until Mary Joyce host this challenge again!
I also have another kit that I won for the Silent Auction!  Envisioning another mini album in the making......


  1. Great job! Look at you! You are a sweetheart!

  2. Shirley is one lucky gal to get that fab album. You did a great job creating it and I like all the details like those ticket you added. So nice! Plus, nice seeing you had fun crop. So fun!

  3. LOL I could not wait for the post over at SOC. This is truly beautiful. So much love put into it.

  4. Princess, such a beautiful and thoughtful gift; Shriley is going to be so happy!

  5. Oh wow this is a stunning mini album which I am sure will become a heirloom. Love the vintage feel.
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  6. Thanks again, Princess for this beautiful album! It is so elegant and I am ready to put my pics in it! I will cherish it always.

  7. What a beautiful gift for a woman with a beautiful soul.


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