Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Mini for Mom

So it took me a little bit longer than I thought to find the pictures I had taken of this mini. This was my very first mini album "from scratch." I had done a few kits I'd picked up from Michaels that were in a tin or a small little book that was all pre-made pretty much. I look back at those (that I thought I rocked at) and think... wow.. this looks like a little kid made them! :)

This mini started as a way for me to try some techniques I had seen online. The holidays were quickly approaching at the time and I had wanted to do something special for my mom. So... it is what it is :) It's hard when our parents get older to get them something they don't already have! So anyhow... knowing now, what I didn't know then.. I hope she was able to add photo's ok to the open pages because I glued those flowers down like there was no tomorrow!

Anyhow... as always, all comments are welcome! I have a few more older projects yet to post and also the latest mini I just finished from a kit.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Made for Moe

My friend Maureen is crazy about her nephew Jacoby so for Christmas I thought it would be neat to make a mini album for her so she could have it on her desk at work to show off her little sweetheart. I asked her to email me a few photo's of Jacoby and told her "no questions asked." Here are some photo's of the mini. I'm sure in time I'll figure out how to put up a slide show or something more fancy :) but for now... this is what you get. It was easy to make this album with such a gorgeous little face as it's subject!!

Oh and don't mind the whole "taking a photo on the lap" effect ... I did one of those "oh no! I didn't take any pictures of the album!!" .... needless to say there are a few of my projects I don't have pictures of that I wish I had!

First post

Drum roll please.... I am now officially part of the crowd! Look at me! I have a blog! I must have sat here for half an hour trying to figure out what to name my blog. I wanted a cool name... a creative name. Do you know how hard it was not to put "Brenda the Blogger" or "Blogging with Brenda" simply because of my name? (hmm.. I'm thinking they are already taken anyhow) Well.... I think I'm happy with what I finally decided on... feel free to comment with your input. :)

I hope to have a fair amount of time to keep up with this blog and post my projects as I finish them. Working two jobs and raising my children takes up a great deal of time... but I have faith that I'll find a good balance.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy!