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Friday, August 24, 2012

Another Little Accordian Album

Yes, I have another little accordian album to share for Pink Saturday via www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com , this one I made on April 12, 2007 - had to pull an "oldie" as we are still unpacking from our move last week.  For the first time in 15 years I am NOT living in Cincinnati, just a "step" outside of it in West Chester, Ohio - half hour drive via expressway from our old home.  So far, so good and I FINALLY HAVE MY VERY OWN CRAFT ROOM - YIPPPEEEE!!!!  So now I get to go shopping for work table and storage - love this aspect of it!!

Anyway, my oldest daughter, Morgan - now a junior at OSU - is,  an always has been a SHOE DIVA!!!  Since the day she started walking and discovered the heels in my closet, she has been putting her feet into shoes of all kinds!!!  I decided the day before I left for the weekend crop that I was going to make a little mini album to record a fraction of her shoe hoard!  So, I had her pull a few pairs out and model them while I snapped photos; Morgan was 17 at the time.

I used a variety of fonts for the title on the cover - this is a great way to use those left over pieces from various sources - (wood, metal, mail box, plastic, chipboard, sticker)  love the look it achieves as well!  'SHOES FOR ALL HER MOODS


Unfortunately I do not remember the manufacturer of the album - which really doesn't matter since it was clearanced out when I bought it $1.00 at Hobby Lobby. (I DO remember all the great deals I find - ha ha)
As you can see the front cover had that sweet little hinged door on it, so I covered the inside with a close-up of Morgan steppig into her cowboy boots an wrote the quote inside the "window" "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" , felt it was appropriate...


This type of mini album 5" x 7" is a great way to use up bits and pieces of paper, embellishments and to showcase a "collection", etc.

Morgan's well worn Converse an the dictionary card went well with them, used some brads to add texture to the circle pattern on the paper.  The Hot pink boots with the "built-in" sock was a birthday present from her grand-ma!!  I was shocked when I saw them, but have to admit, the girl "rocked 'em".   I had a piece of scrapbook paper with various words on it which I cut out,  HOTTIE, added the flowers and the piece of paper - all matched the pink of her boots very well.


Another word from the paper "Playful" and added a piece of ribbon as a belly band with the flower and brad - simple little embellishments.

I loved this TARGET gift card when it was given to me for my birthday and KNEW I'd be repurposing it after the funds were used.  Liked it here - FREE embellishments are all around you, just look at things differently - gift cards, clothing tags - so many are too artistic to just throw away!!!


The "wrapped in warmth" chipboard was perfect for these "eskimo" booties that were so popular then.  Artistic definitely describes Morgan, whether it is with her art, singing or acting in plays - those shoes saw many performances on the stage of Oak Hills High School.  A little piece of ribbon again used as a belly band with a small safety pin I added beads too, plus some prima flowers.

Variety of shoes in style - the high heels w/ paisely print fabric, the red pointy flats, and the sequin covered heels from Christmas/New Years - so modern, so NOW - so THEN! 
Last the black ankle boots and the iconic Cowboy boot - yes, she is FEARLESS in my eyes!!!

Here's to a fun Pink Weekend and hopefully the LAST of the unpacking in our new home - I'm sick of cardboard boxes - that is, unless one comes to me in the mail filled with scrapbooking goodies!!!

15 comments:

Hilda said...

i hope you show us all your new craft room on your blog just as soon as the furniture gets put in there!! Can't wait to see your new scrapbooking room!! Of course, I loved the mini album you showed today. It was fun looking at all of MOrgan's many, many shoes! Ha Ha! That was funny when you said you were sick of cardboard boxes unless one comes to you in the mail containing scrapbooking supplies! LOL! You're too funny!!

LV said...

You are definitely making good use of your craft room. You have done an excellent job on the album.

Susie Jefferson said...

Oh, you'll be in heaven with your very own craft room. I have to manage in a corner of our living room, so I'm GREEN with envy! Love the job you've done on the mini album, and look forward to see more of these now you have a whole room.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Marti McClure said...

Robyn, What an adorable album! I just the the pink boots and the cowboy boots - boy we girlz sure love our shoes! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Maria said...

Hi, Robyn! I saw your post on the Pink Saturday blog and decided to link yours in my post as well. I just love what you are doing with your scrapbooking. I collect cards and takes tons of photos. I need to get cracking on getting some of these into more beautiful settings than just boxes lying around here and there. I do journals too. I love writing in them and sometimes take them with me on vacations and put photos and captions in later. Thanks! Happy Pink Saturday! Maria From Seattle

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Robyn!
Your album looks great! Happy Pink Saturday!
~Clara

Lorraine said...

Robyn,what a darling little album!! Love that the focus is on shoes/boots! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Maggie said...

What a great album, all about shoes! Hope you get settled into your new craft room soon.
Thanks for visiting me in Normandy.

DearHelenHartman said...

These albums are just darling. I can see how making them would be so much fun. Thanks for the Inspiration.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE all the shoes!!

I wish i could waer shoes like that but not with the arthritis in my legs. She is fearless and good for her!!

I love having my own craft room too! A pic of mine is my header..

Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comment!!

Hugs,
Deb

Penny said...

I am visiting you from Pink Saturday! Love your album, your daughter really does like shoes!!! Hugs, Penny

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

That was a neat stroll through your book - great narrative as well - just thoroughly enjoyed it. It all makes me think about what I could do, what I could do . . . .

Happy Pink Saturday!

chubskulit said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hopping a little late from Pink Saturday.

My PINK, come and see when you get a chance.
Have a lovely Sunday!

Linda M. said...

Robyn, Your mini album is adorable. I love all the details. Have a wonderful week. Thanks for your visit. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Love your mini album, Happy Pink Saturday!
Dorothy