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Thursday, November 30, 2006

A few new projects :-)

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I've had a lot of fun creating several scrap projects over the last few days. I recently commented that I was trying to conquer my mini-album fear.............(lol)

So?? What's the best way to conquer a fear?

Yes, that is right! To *meet* my fear face-to-face!! (haha)

So what I have done??? I've created 3 mini-albums in the last week.{yikes} I have shared 2 of them with you today, but the 3rd album I have created was made using the fun *new* Tinkering Ink papers, so I'll have to wait a bit to share that one :-)

The 1st album pictured is an album I am giving to my husband's grandparents as a Christmas gift. Steve's grandparent's have always been very supportive of my scrapbooking, so it will be neat to present them a little piece of what I have captured of the family over the years. To create this little album, I altered a 7 Gypsies chipboard book with the December Crop Addict kit.
The layout featured above is about the joy I have watching our family open gifts on Christmas day. This feeling goes all the way back to my childhood with the memories I have of my most-loved grandma Cotton. She was always the spirit of Christmas for our family. Each Christmas we would wake up early and open presents at home with Mom and Dad. After we dressed we would drive over to Grandma and Grandpa Cotton's home, for a warm Christmas day filled with joy and happiness.
The last few Christmases, I've missed that very tradition we had shared since I was a child.
I realize it's up to us now up to our family to create new traditons and joys during the holidays, and take along the traditions once we treasured because of grandma Cotton.
I do know one thing............I will always thank Grandma Cotton for the joy I feel during this holiday season. (okay, this just gave me an idea for a layout...haha!) * To create this layout I used the December Creating Inspirations kit
"Christmas Memories" is a mini album I created using products from the December Creating Inspirations Kit.

*I've had these Bazzill chipboard circles for quite some time. I had an idea to make them into a 3 page mini album.
A very small mini-album, actually....(approx. 3x3). This would be the perfect gift during the holidays, or any time, I think :-)
I chose to make mine themed to the favorite moments I captured during our Christmas day last year.
I also think this little album would work great as an extended card or just what I did, pick a few photos that made me smile and remember our Christmas day. I'm not someone who is able to stay interested in making a 6-8 page album, so I kept this album to {3} chipboard circles and {4} 2.5 x 2.5 photos. I love having all of my favorite 2005 Christmas photos in a place that's minimal in size and simply states the wonderful Christmas in 2005 that Steve and I hosted in our new home, in our new town of Bend, Oregon.

Thanks for stopping by :)
Have a great day!
Tessa Ann Watte` Posted by Picasa

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socialbutterfly said...

hey, i love your work!! it's really great!!

nat said...

Those are awesome!!!

Vee said...

awesome book
aren't mini's so much fun?!

Courtney DeLaura said...

oh love all your projects! Wow. and thanks for the reminder that there is true JOY in giving. I needed that :)

Courtney

PROLIX from la Normandie said...

merci for giving us all these beautiful pics!!!

{ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
http://prolix.typepad.fr

Allison said...

Your holiday themed projects are beautiful Tessa Ann! You have certainly conquered your mini-album fear! WTG!!!

Starlight said...

OMG!They are adorable!
Tess I have an adivece for you...keep facing you fears,cuz you totaly rock it!
These are incredible,there's nothing you do that I don't love!
Oh Do you wanna have a Monster Dude?
I'm gona create an exclusive for you!
Hugs
Lu

alyssa said...

So cute, Tessa! Love the circle mini book. Such a good feeling to enjoy all those memories and have so much to celebrate.

Thanks for sharing, as always. :)

Laura said...

I decide to pop in... love your work. Beautiful project.

Simone said...

This is just an awesome layout!! Simone xxoo

little_little said...

Love all your work! Hope you have a wicked christmas! xxx

Bianca Alonso said...

Tessa, it's so nice to read about Christmas traditions. This kind of emotion always turn great scrap memories :)
Your projects are great.

xoxo from Brasil.

MichelleLanning said...

gorgeous girl -- I especially love the colors that you used!!!

Ana said...

I love your works! Congratulations! Kisses, Ana from Brazil!

ticee said...

those are such cute mini albums! I have the hardest time with them, but those turned out darling!

Ness said...

it's very cute

scrapkiss
Ness

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