Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Springtime, Faeries, Divas & More - a Mini-Album

Hello! Welcome to one of the stops in the Creative Cuts & More March Album-themed Blog Hop! Hopefully you are joining me from my sister's project over at The Scrap-a-Teeny Girls' blog. But if not, you'll want to go back to the beginning so you don't miss anything FABULOUS! Just click here & you'll be directed back to the Die Cut Diva blog where all the happiness starts!

As you read on my sister's post, we decided to split up the Mix & Match album from Creative Cuts & More (we each got 6 fabulous, double-sided pages to work with!). For my 6 pages, I decided to do a little Springtime Garden Book with a TWIST...lots of fun images of divas, faeries, butterflies & some great quotes to go along with each! (I hope to get this little gem up in our Etsy store on Thursday!)
A little quote from Willy Wonka with this springtime nymph!
Each spread of pages has a theme...the first two are all about Faeries...
A quote from Yeats
I made a large tag to insert between these two pages with this great Steampunk Faerie I found at the Altered Artifacts blog. Isn't she AWESOME! I printed her on a transparency & then attached her with a couple of brads to the tag...
Her quote is from Peter Pan
Here the backside of the tag...with Faerie Images from Luna Girl
 On the next page, I used this awesome image of Bette Davis (I think!) off the Web (can't find my link!) & a Tim Holtz stamp for her wings over the dictionary page for "fairy"...
Next, I moved on to the Garden...
I found this fun vintage image (online somewhere!) of a little girl at the garden shed looking so exasperated!
The quote reads, "My garden will never make me famous, I'm a horticultural ignoramus!" by Ogden Nash
Again, in between the pages, I made a funky envelope & added the flower, garden def. & a MME tag that I glittered over the word "sunshine."
Behind that is another Diva page with fun quotes about gardening...
The top Diva is from a Flickr gallery & the others were found online
 The two quotes here are: "I don't take myself too seriously anymore. Sometimes I garden in my knickers & platform shoes." Kim Wilde & "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." Margaret Atwood
And, what's a garden book without Butterflies??

The cutout butterflies are from a DCWV paper stack & all the other butterfly cards are from Luna Girl with the exception of an image of Joan Crawford added to one!

 And finally, the back of the album...I added this great nude photo from a "History of Photography" book I have, (but the photo was unlabeled!)...
"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring & would stay that way later in the fall."
That's it! Again, sorry for the super long posting! I wanted to be sure you got a feel for the whole book (plus, now I can post this link in the Etsy listing! Ha!)
Now it's time to hop on over for our last talented lady of the day...Noelle of noellescrapsalot! I know she will have something amazing to share with you all!

Don't forget to head back to the Creative Cuts & More store to place your order for some great mini-albums & more! She's really got a great selection AND you don't have to cut out any paper to match up with the chipboard - just pick a background color & you're set!!