Thursday, September 1, 2011

*Scrapgal September Projects*

It's September!! And I created four projects in all so far for this month using product from Maya Road, Imaginisce, Jillibean Soup, American Crafts, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket.
My first project was this little apple mini-album which I used to finally scrap some photos from an apple picking expedition with my son! I always like to take turns scrapping the older photos along with the new. And this mini gave me the chance!

I covered it in this  paper by Imaginisce. Adding a cute little apple tin pin and letter stickers by October Afternoon. A journal spot from Jillibean Soup is under the word picking.

This is the front of the album...

and this is the back. The apple paper is also by Imaginisce! I hand cut the apples out in places to use as embellishments as well throughout. Same with the trees you will see. Those were on the reverse side of the paper I used to cover the album.

The lined paper is from Basic Grey. And I did ink every stem and leaf using some of my own ink pads from my stash.

Journal spot is Jillibean soup from this sheet of stickers. Lots of fun stickers on that sheet, including a mini-alpha which is on the next page of my album spelling uh-oh :)

I love this photo because it is one of the clearest memories I have from the trip. Evan looking down at a squished rotten apple on the ground and saying "uh-oh" :)

And you can't go apple picking without eating a few apples right from the tree!

Letter stickers are Jillibean soup as are the two little hearts on the photo of Evan and I together. What a trip down memory lane this was. I mean these photos are from when he was two! And he just turned nine this year. So I say it's never to late to go back and scrap those older photos!!!

For the month of September, I have the journal challenge.
And I am challenging you to use this prompt for a scrapbook project - "If Only..."
For my layout, I used an older photo I took of Evan's room one day when it was clean. I mean really clean. We don't see it looking like this to often. In fact I like to describe his room as "creative chaos" :)
So if you would like to play along, or see some of the other challenges by Design team members, they are under the Monthly Contests section on the Scrapgal boards.
You have until September 30th, when one participant will be chosen randomly to win a prize from Scrapgal.
Happy September!


  1. Beautiful & adorable mini album!!
    What awesome memories!!

  2. Cute mini and I love that layout!!

  3. What a cute mini and pretty layout!

  4. That mini is too cute! I love your LO, too.

  5. That mini apple is so cute! Would make a great teacher gift too.

  6. That mini is so adorable!!! Great page, too!

  7. Great mini! And I love how you used the If Only prompt. And need I say how much I love those alphas in the title! Yum!

  8. Lovely work!!! The mini is totally adorable, the lo is beautiful!

  9. I love that mini!!! So cute!! I love that layout too- what a great challenge and I am the same way about the cleaning! LOL!

  10. In love with your mini album!! Beautiful!

  11. Oh my gosh, in love with that mini album and your layout is just fabulous! Great colors! I'm so ready for fall!

  12. Your mini album is adorable. I like how you put a full photo to cover the one side of the pages.

  13. Cute!!! I made an album once in the shape of a watermelon and did something similar photos on one side cuteness on the other.