October 18, 2008

Let It Snow Album

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I slept in til 8am and was awakened to the smell of wonderful coffee! Later on when the dew dries off, we're heading out to the timber to cut a load of firewood. The girls are excited for the first fire in the fireplace. It's not cold enough yet but we're stocking up on firewood.

To get into the season a little, I thought I would share a little photo album I made using Papertrey's Made of Snow stamp set, designed by Nichole. In true Papertrey style, this set helps you to build the perfect snowman. All of the pieces and parts of the snowman are separate stamps, from the body parts, to the the scarves, all the way down the the tiniest details of the face and buttons. Be sure to click on the link to the stamp set so you can see all the pieces and parts.

I have a drawer full of little albums so I thought I would start with this fun barn red album (source unknown). I used some of the Polka Dot Parade paper along the bottom edge. I tore the paper and distressed the edges with Ranger Distress Ink. I used green, glittery chipboard letters for the *let it snow* album title and some Spring Moss Saddle Stitched ribbon to tie up the album. Same supplies were used for the matching card. Here's a single shot of the album by itself.
Here's the fun detail of the snowman. I used buttons from my Foofala collection in three different sizes to build my snowman. I stitched the top button for the head, added button stamps from Made of Snow for the middle body portion and a bigger button for the bottom body portion of the snowman. I paper pieced a scarf from Made of Snow and attached it with cut up pieces of foam dimensionals. I also paper pieced a tree from the Made of Snow stamp set and added three green sequin stickers.
Here's a close up shot of the ribbon detail. I also added a few Making Memory epoxy stickers to the ring binding.
Here's a close up shot of the super fast card I made using leftover letters. It would be the perfect addition to my little album for a fun gift. Maybe I'll fill the album with sledding photos that we take of the girls every year. Who knows, but it's a fun way to start the holiday season.
Have a great weekend everyone!! What's the weather like in your neck of the woods??

28 comments:

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Mish, this is wonderful! I love little albums and this would be perfect to put all those snow pics in!

Marci said...

Seriously, HOW do you come up with all these amazing ideas? Such an inspiration! Thank you!!

Carrie said...

Mish Awesome job as usual! Your blog is one I never miss. It's so inspirational!
The weather here {southern Indiana} has finally cooled off. I absolutly love fall and I'm glad it's finally decided to show up.

fiore_labs said...

Wonderful!
I love your album
Hugs& kisse from your italian fans.
Fiorella

Dottie K. said...

OK this is just so adorable. Thanks for the inspriation. That album will be perfect for snow pictures and what a wonderful gift to receive. :)

Jennifer Holmes said...

Love the buttons for the snowman, so clever!

Abi said...

Hi Michelle
You are mu absolute favourite blogger, so inspirational and just FULL of ideas! I have been trying to post a comment for ages, but my internet just blips out every time I try to post.
I love trying your projects and can't wait to try more. Thank You SO MUCH for sharing, it's people like you that make me glad I started blogging (or reading blogs anyway!)
The weather here is still very warm at the moment, the weather never gets cold enough for my kids to wear more than a heavy jumper to school, I love it. Thanks again for sharing.

Melissa said...

So adorable mish! have fun today...we need to do the very same thing.
Melis

Elizabeth Bracco said...

What a beautiful album. I love the button snowman!! Too cute! :)
It is supposed to be clear and in the mid 30's today. We have a few inches of snow, but it is slowly melting.

Mellis said...

Oh my! This snowman is sooooo nice!!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh how adorable!!! What a fun little album.......I LOVE that button snowman!!! I hear ya about firewood......we're working fast as we've already had snow!!! LOL

Mixing-Katie said...

Excellent album!!

Tag, you're it!! Hehehe, it's a game :) you can read about it here.

PS - love the halloween header!!

ninasays said...

Awwww I love it! Such an adorable project! Love how you came up with the idea to use the buttons plus stamps and paper to make a cute little snowman! You're great!

Karen said...

Here in the Pacific NW it is shaping up to be a beautiful sunny saturday. That album would be great for winter activities. As always, your album and card are absolutely beautiful.

Otter said...

Dang girl!! The snowman!! So clever!! When are you coming to my house?!?!

jana said...

Darling! I love the little button snowman

patriciad said...

Is that button snowman adorable or what??!?? Here in the Chicago area it was an absolutely beautiful Saturday - sunny and bright but a little on the cool side. Tomorrow is supposed to be more of the same. YAY...nice weather on the weekend for a change. Enjoy your weekend!

Christine said...

Love the Button Snowman - what a clever idea! Enjoy your blog so much!
The weather here (South Island of New Zealand!) has been a lovely Spring day. Great for getting out in the garden.

Sandy said...

I love this, great colors and the button snowman is so cute.

DeeDee said...

Hi Mish!!! The weather here in Texas is cool in the morning and VERY warm in the afternoon...LOL....it's Texas!! I love your mini album and card to go with it....the idea of the button snowman is just too cute...I love snowmen and this is just one more way to enjoy them...in buttons...love those too!!! HUGS!!!

Michelle said...

What a glorious album! I love the button tree!

Chris said...

These ideas are great!! Love the little album, which would be a great Grandmom/Grandpas gift or for special persons.
The leaves here in SE Michigan are in their prime color changing into "Rainbow Trees". I love it!!!
Happy Weekend to all.

Anthonette said...

So beautiful! That button snowman is adorable. I'll have to look for buttons like that.

The weather here is California is warm (the 70s) during the day and cool (50s) at night. We haven't turned on the heat yet.

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW!!!! I love the button snowman!!!

bigger in texas said...

Still in shorts and tank tops here in Central Texas! Cute album!!

Kendra said...

WOW! THis is a fabulous project! Love it Mish!

Cindy Lyles said...

This is so beautiful Mish - I LOVE that beautiful snippet of paper!!

Cindy Major said...

Absolutely wonderful little book! Love the colors and the glitter :)

Cindy

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