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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Embrace Imperfection - A Mini

Our Week 2 assignment for the Embrace Imperfection class over at Big Picture Classes is to create a mini album using the given quotations on Perfection, our own stash and keeping in mind the 8 stumbling blocks that keep us from completing projects (Photography, Journal Content, Hand-Journalling, Element Placement, Alignment, Colour Matching, Getting Messy and Unchartered Territory.)

Without further ado, here is mine:


I didn't have any pre-made album pages lying around like Karen had when she made hers. In my search through my stash to see what I could use, I came across a set of pocket folders I'd purchased during my December Daily set up process. I thought if I glued all 3 together it'd be a perfect base.
Here's a picture of the mini under construction. I've glued them all together with my Sookwang tape (LOVE that stuff!) and also glued the cover paper on but the insides are still blank. 

Here is the front cover again.

The first pages:



Tucked into the pocket is this:


I opened up the pocket of the second folder so this is the top flap ...

... and the inside all opened up.


I originally thought I'd just fill this double page with quotes but when I came across this journalling sticker (BTW all my products are from various Bella Blvd lines) I came up with the idea of featuring the 8 pitfalls to perfection that Karen talked about in Week 1. 
Here's a close up.

This is right hand side of the fold out page. Love the bird! 

The last pages. 



And finally, the back cover. Marley saw the panda on one of the sheets and really wanted me to use it but it didn't seem to fit anywhere until I came to the back page. Isn't she cute? 

This was a totally fun little exercise! I started it yesterday morning and finished it this morning so it was also a quick exercise! Granted, I am a bit behind on my party prep but ... I'm sure I can make up the time later. Right? Ha!!

Oh, just before I go I wanted to share a picture of where this little book is going to live.

This is a floating display shelf in my office/scrap room that I have my girls Birth Day shadow boxes displayed plus some other bits and bobs. See the mini down at the far end? That's closest to my drafting/scrapping table.

So I can see it whenever I'm working and remember to focus less on making it perfect and more on getting the memories down!


Thanks for visiting! Have a great Sunday.

I have a few cute shots of LC to share but I have to get some real "work" done first.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, it's so beautiful, I love it, it's (dare I say it?) perfect!!! I love your floating shelf too! You know, I have shadow boxes for the kids that I've been meaning to do for years, and just never knew how to go about it. Definitely something I want to be perfect and never will be, so maybe I should just do it, eh? Good luck with the party prep, and try to just enjoy it because it's all going to be over very quickly! Hugs, Roxy.

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