At long last, I can share the complete 12 Days of Spring album!
For my covers, I chose a couple of pieces from a 7 Gypsies acrylic album I bought awhile back. Each piece has either a window, like my front cover, or a decorative edge. The back cover is solid acrylic. Most of the other supplies I used are from the February kit from Cocoa Daisy.
I cut that big flower out of a piece of patterned kraft cardstock. The metal numerals from Tim Holtz came plain, of course, and I painted them with white paint to add texture, and so they would stand out a bit more against that darker background.
Envelopes from Maya Road in a variety of sizes I used throughout the album to contain extra photos and journaling, as well as the background for that day's number in some cases.
I didn't photograph every single page of the album, but this one was one of my favorites from day one.
Some days, like this one, there was only one photo. Thankfully, or there wouldn't be jump rings big enough to contain all the pages! As it was, I had to change out the rings twice, going to the LSS to purchase the largest ones available. Apparently, I go a teensy bit overboard on mini-book projects. :)
Another favorite of mine. I love the way the first photo sets the tone of that particular day, a relaxed Sunday. I used part of a banner border sticker on a sheet by Sassafras Lass as individual embellishments on three different pages. I like it when I can stretch supplies.
And another page from that day that I especially like:
And one final favorite page that also shows the back cover:
So I ran out of the little envelopes because I used one on a layout. I created a little pocket with a piece of patterned paper to tuck the printed out journaling into.
When I first created the base pages of this mini, I had doubts that I would like the finished project because there was a lot of darker kraft cardstock papers, and I gotta admit, teal is my absolute least favorite color. However, I wanted to use those supplies, put my Cocoa Daisy kit to work, and I really do like the finished mini book. Inspired by Jen Gallacher, who does awesome videos at Two Peas for the Memory Keeping Mondays series, I bought some photo corners and used those as a unifying item throughout the album, and I like that look a lot. I got both kraft and white, so I'll be using those on future layouts and projects.
In other news, I picked up the brand new Tim Holtz spring Distress ink collection, and I'll be playing with those on this bright and sunny Friday, so look for a post soon on what I made with brand new springy colors from the talented and always inspiring Mr. Holtz!