Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Amy…Mini Album

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It is my youngest daughter, Amy’s, birthday tomorrow..she will be 8 yrs old….(hard to imagine!)

The downside of having a daughter who hangs out with me while I am making cards is…she is hard to ‘wow’ LOL! She tells me if my work is good, bad, or ugly. She said to me the other day…”Mom, I can’t wait till I see my birthday card that you are going to make me!”…Well Amy, way to lay on the stress….! I decided that I had to go all out.

On my shopping spree to Archiver’s the other day I picked up this mini album in the shape of a castle. Don’t ask me who made it….I have been working on it for 2 weeks and have thrown all the packaging away! The idea is that I will put pics of her party on Saturday in it.  She is my little princess, my little Barbie lover. Her room is all pink and satin and lace. My eldest daughter is the dragon lover who has a room full of fearsome beasts and tons of teeth. Sooo I let loose and went overboard with pink and sparkles :-)

There is an assortment of ribbon which I couldn’t begin to list. The papers are CTMH’s Daydream papers  and Bazzil Bling textured CS. There are flowers and bling from Michael’s and CTMH. Silver and Crystal stickles. Stickers from Michaels. Sakura glitter gel pens and the adorable Princess Anya to stand by the door.

I am hoping she will be happy with it and that she is Wowed LOL. It took me FOREVER to sand all those little edges and scallops Errgghh. My main worry is how will I top this next year.

What does she want for birthday food???? She wants to make homemade mac and cheese with mommy…go figure. We already made a cake. Given the choice of store bought and making their own cake..my kids ALWAYS choose ‘make my own’. Much cheaper for mom! We made strawberry cake with strawberry frosting and blue sprinkles…her choice.

I did find out who did the cool thing with the covered brads as snowman earmuffs. It is Bren Yule a very talented CTMH consultant.

I will be busy tomorrow so I will not have time to post.  So have a wonderful Wednesday and Thursday.

Enjoy!

PS sorry for all the pics :-)

28 comments:

Kim said...

awwwww, precious is what this is! After you put in the birthday photos, you have got to submitt this to Creative Mini Albums. I know she'll love it! I hope she has a great birthday!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

HaleyD said...

That is so stinkin' cute!

Kathi Carlson said...

Whoa! You outdid yourself on this one, Sarah! What a precious keepsake this will be! SO cute! Love it! The "labor of love" stuff is always the best. Hope your little one has a great birthday!!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!!!!Your DD is gonna LOVE it :~)

Carol Labuski said...

That is too cute, Sarah! Your daughter is going to love it! What little princess wouldn't?

Grace C. said...

Oh my goodness...that mini album is STUNNING!!! You totally out did yourself! I think this will go in to the 'unbelievable' category from your daughter:)

Barb said...

OMGoodness Sarah! This is gorgeous! I love everything about it! Your coloring on the little princess is wonderful! Your daughter is going to LOVE this. Youd did a fabulous job! TFS

Leslie said...

Wow, that is precious. I have a princess of my own, she's 21 now and has her own apartment. They do grow up.

Carla said...

This is amazing! If that doesn't get a 'wow' from your daughter, I'm not sure what would!! Beautiful work!!

Alanna said...

This is absolutely darling Sarah. Your daughter is sure to love it. It definitely has the WOW factor.

Christina said...

Dang girl, you totall rocked that! Your daughter is gonna FLIP over that album!!! LOVE IT!

SamieVt said...

Wow, wow, wow! Sarah that is absolutely gorgeous. I adore it!
Amazing!!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling! Your daughter will love it!

Cibele Glazer said...

I am speechless! I think she will love it.

whoistracy said...

This is absolutely adorable!! I'm sure she will be "wow'ed" by it.

Jeanne said...

Wow!!! Okay...you have to try to get a photo of her reaction to this stunner! You really DID outdo yourself on this one. She will be over the moon!

Thanks so much for sharing. I'm in awe that you managed to get this done and that she doesn't know about it.

Caryl P said...

This is absolutely amazing! She is sure to love it, I know I loved every picture of it. Can't wait to see/hear about her reaction.

Laurel said...

My word, that is gorgeous!!! Wow!

Oh and to have had a 'girly' girl who loved pink, castles and all that! My kids were into Barney, Teletubbies, Tigger, Arthur, etc - anything but a princess!

itsabrt said...

OK this is so amazing I stammer for words! Also be looking in the mail!
PSHello I have a token of friendship for you! BR-T

AaronB said...

AWESOME!!!!

Penny said...

this is totally and completely GORGEOUS!!!

I left you a treat on my blog :) the scrappinpenny.blogspot.com one! lol

Amy said...

How darling is that, a little girls dream come true! Please post the album when it's complete with photo's, I would love to see it!

Meredith said...

This is phenomenal!! I can't imagine how to top this next year, but I'm sure you'll come up with something!

mE said...

Oh
My
Gosh

OOOOOH

I LOVE this! This is AMAZING! Your dd is gonna LOOOOOOVE it, too! That is hilarious that she's "putting the pressure on" for her birthday card.

Must.go.to.archivers.... LOL!

mE said...

I keep looking at the pics... I LOOOOVE the glittery "ivy vines" all over the castle and all the little blingy girlie details... This is amazing.

Don't apologize for all the pics... pics are GOOD :)

E

Linda Beeson said...

That creation is just plain wonderful! LOVE how girly it is and it will be so cute with pics in it.

Kelly said...

that castle is amazing! she should love it (and btw, kids just want to know that they matter and knowing she sits with you and sees the hard work you put into your cards, she will know the work that you took to make this and feel special!) enjoy your birthday weekend!

Jessica said...

That turned out great! I can't believe that I didn't ask to see it when I was over!

Jessica

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