Sunday, 21 June 2009

Happy Father's Day + Hello Summer!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads! We treated David to breakfast in bed this morning. This afternoon we are going to see Transformers at the cinema. While David was away on his trip around the world I did a little photo shoot with the children. I had this fun idea and they were totally up for it. They each wore one of David's shirts while rummaging around on the bed. With the pictures done so early I relaxed and let it come to last Friday to put the album together. In my head I'd already made 10 different mini albums, but nothing could pull me over to actually start on it.

So Friday was the day. Whether I liked it or not, it had to come together that day. I'd already decided on what papers to use as soon as I purchased them, and I didn't steer away from that. In an impulse I went for a little 4" x 4" album from Maya Road. Here's how it turned out:

Supplies: Maya Road 4"x4" chipboard album | My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria patterned paper + die-cuts | Papertrey Ink clear stamps Fancy Flourishes | American Crafts chipboard alphabet stickers | button | ribbon | Fiskars Uppercrest border punch | EK Success mini alphabet stickers | Staz'On ink Jet Black.

Supplies: as above | EK Success Scalloped Scallop border punch | Spotlight button | ribbon | baker's twine

Supplies: as above | buttons | Jillybean Soup journaling sprouts | font Aphrodite | digital brushes Katie Pertiet

Renee accidentally wrote her text upside down, but I decided to not risk trying to correct it.

Supplies: as above | digital brushes Rhonna Farrer

Rebecca drew a picture of David and wrote: 'You are hansome'

Supplies: as above | Bazzill Basics Cardstock | Martha Stewart border punch | ribbon 

Ruben drew a picture of David and himself wearing a Liverpool kit. This because David used to support Liverpool, even though Ruben support Manchester United.

Renee drew a picture of David and herself having a cuddle on the brown sofa.

Supplies: as above | Basic Grey chipboard numbers

For my dad I made this card:

Supplies: as above | Making Memories mini alphabet stickers | buttons Sei | American Crafts chipboard alphabet stickers | Banana Frog clear stamps Stars | VersaColor ink

Did you notice I put the letter 'h' together using a 'n' and a 'l'?

Besides it being Father's Day today it's also the first official day of Summer and the longest day. It will be interesting to see what Summer we'll be having this year as last year's was basically non existent.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Ingrid said...

I so love all the mini albums that you do. This one is no exception. You did a wonderful job!


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Berdien said...

Wauw..wat een gaaf boekje Lisette !! En wat een superleuk idee !! Ik ga dit onthouden voor de volgende vaderdag !!
Groetjes Berdien

D@nielle said...

a lovely mini album ! Have a great summer ~!

Hanneke said...

Dit is ook weer zo'n gaaf album... hoe doe je dat toch elke keer weer?! De kaart is ook erg mooi geworden!


Papertrails by a paper lover said...

absolutely precious! love your mini album with matching card!

Katie said...

Oh, WOW!! This is perfect :) Love the colors, the kids in their Dad's shirts and your brilliant work!! Great job Lisette :)

Joke said...

Oh, wat een prachtig boekje. Hele mooie foto's en prachtig strak gedaan.

Hester said...

Super minialbum. Zag dat je in de top 10 staat op 2peas, weet niet of je dat al gezien had.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wonderful gift and card for dad! You always make such wonderful masculine projects!

(-: Heidi

sarahmartina said...

Love the MME patterned paper! LOVE it!

Martine said...

Wat een prachtig mini album. Geweldige kleurencombinatie!