Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Notations Album Kit...

I wanted to share with you "My Story". I used Teresa Collins Notations Album Kit to make this album. I love this kit because it is so diverse, elegant, and totally inkable. I love to be able to alter things, to make it my own and this was the perfect kit to do that. I inked all the pages with Worn Lipstick, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen Distress Inks. I allowed me to throw in pops of my own color choices. After I inked all the pages, I then went back and started embellishing. The kit comes with a ton of die cuts and tags. The Blingage line was the perfect way to add a little sparkle and bling here and there. Love that! If you noticed the texture on the cover, it is done by adding gel medium with a foam brush in a circular motion. I absolutely love the texture that this adds as well as the instant protective coating on the cover of the book.

This book is also a total work in progress. It is meant to tell my story. I think as scrapbookers we are so busy telling everyone else's story and so intent on making those perfect layouts, that we forget to tell about us. We are after all our families story tellers, but in the process we have lost the importance of telling out stories. So this book is dedicated to my story, my life, my thoughts, my dreams, my goals and any other things I want my family to know. My Story was shared in the Teresa Collins newsletter today along with some of the other albums created by the design team. If you haven't gotten the newsletter or signed up for it you can go here to do that. There is a TON of inspiration in there. I loved seeing what each DT member did with their album. I hope that it has inspired you to think about telling your story. It will be part of your families history one day!

Oh and make sure to stop by Teresa's blog today...there is a Core'dinations blog hop going on...lots of fun and inspiration and even a really nice give-a-way!


  1. Great album! I love the Notations Kit and hope to get it one day! TFS your story!

  2. Beautiful the little girl photo! AND, you're right, I've never done a book......or even a page all about me!

  3. Yvonne, this is wonderful!
    Now I can see why you were "locked up in your room" and working was worth the wait - wonderful, just wonderful! (oops, already said that) {wink}