Friday, October 3, 2008

Sugarplum Blog Challenge

Hey there! So I'm the challenge hostess this week over on the Sugarplum Blog, so be sure to stop by and check it out. I thought I'd share my little project with all of you too. So, when I started thinking about what I wanted this challenge to be, I kept asking myself “why do I scrap?” Well, the main reason I started scrapbooking was to preserve my family’s special memories and to journal about the big events in our lives. However, I find that I often forget about the small, but important, everyday events. I wanted to create a project that captured some of those everyday memories of my son’s life as a toddler. ..Of course, because I’m on the Sugarplum Hybrid team, I went with hybrid. Here’s what I came up with…

It’s a little mini album titled “A Day in the life of Dean” (at 21 months). For my project, I ripped apart one of my son’s board books that he doesn’t read anymore and glued my printed pages down onto the board book pages with Mod Podge. I re-bound the book using my bind-it-all and added some ribbons for embellishment. I kept the design relatively simple, letting the photos and journaling take center stage. I used papers from Whimsy Doodle and Autumn Blooms along with the Clear White Alpha and a frame from Grapefruit Twist, and that’s it!!
Here are a few peeks at the rest of the inside pages…



So what do you think?? If you'd like to participate, head on over to this post on the Sugarplum Blog. You Have until October 9 to complete your project and link it up to this post for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Sugarplum Shop!!!

6 comments:

Kevin and Amy said...

Goodness, that is stinkin' CUTE!

Nicole said...

This is just such a wonderful project! Not only is your design so clean and lovely, it's adorable, too! I just love these pictures! And all the info you recorded here is just priceless! :D

Alyssa said...

Brilliant! I love that you recycled one of his books! I am going to have to make one of these (when I find the time that is!) LOL :o)

sarah said...

jen...dean is freaking adorable!!! i love when you put pictures of him on your work.
i went to island paperie today and saw some of the stuff you did there too. i was like, i recognize that beautiful haole baby...it's dean!!! man, he's famous and doesn't even know it

Barefootstamper said...

Adorable!!!

You were the Mini-Book of the Week at Card of the Week.com. You can see the original post here.

I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it :D

Thanks again for sharing!

Anthonette said...

What a great idea for a book! What a great keepsake for Dean. Do any of us have this type of documentation from when we were toddlers? Sadly, no.

Congrats on the shout-out on cardoftheweek.com!