Friday, September 19, 2008

Woohooo! It's Inchie Friday...

It's Friday & you know what that means? It's INCHIE FRIDAY & time for my latest and {I hope} greatest Inchie Arts project!!!!

Hold on to your hats girls... I have LOTS of pictures of my project to show you today! I've been working on this all week long and I love how it turned out.

My daughter is in 6th grade this year and it's kind of strange to see her walking down the hall next to the little kindergartners ~ she is soooooooo tall! I remember when she was the kindergartner and those 6th graders seemed very big and scary!

I have been scrapbooking for several years & I have a huge school book for both Megan and Matt; however, I love this mini book because it is an at-a-glace look at how much my sweet girl has changed over the years.

Just a little tip about mini-albums: Pick a coordinating group of supplies & colors. Use those throughout the entire album. It will save lots of time & it's fun to see how many ways you can use the same pattern of paper. For this album, I used the new KI Memories School line along with Stampin' Up! textured cardstock (Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, and Brilliant Blue).

For this mini-album, I decided to use a black 6"x 8" Cosmo Cricket chipboard album. Unfortunately, it didn't have enough pages so I added some black chipboard for the last 3 pages.

As you can see in the picture to the right, I have shown the amazing transformation of a white Inchie square to this fabulous embellishment! These little squres are super fun & so fast!

On the Kindergarten page, I used both the black and white Inchie squares. However, I not only used them for stamping but I also added paper and star brads to add variety and visual interest. It was a lot of fun coming up with new things to do with my box of Inchie squares.
On the 1st grade page (below), I decided to add the Itty Bitty borders around the images and letters from my mini alphabet stamp set for the a, b, c squares. (I have a tutorial coming up on borders very soon.)

On the 2nd grade page below, look at the square with the pencils. It's actually a full size stamp and I just stamped a small portion onto the Inchie square. On the star square, I added an eyelet to the center of the star stamp to make it POP!

Since this is a mini album, I not only used the same colors and paper line, but I wanted to use a similar format for all the layouts. It makes things flow throughout the entire book. On the page below, I used only part of the Inchie border under the cute little worm. It's super easy to omit images from a stamp, just put tape over the part you don't want to use ~ but make sure you take the tape off before you stamp!

Ahhhh....4th grade ~ Megan's favorite year of school so far. She had a wonderful teacher ~ a man! He was a first year teacher and really loved his first class. Anyway, on this page I decided to bring back the paper covered elements and star brads.

On to 5th grade! Well on this page, I decided to use a few more black Inchie squares & changed the direction of the center square. It just mixes things up a bit & adds visual interst. As you can see on most of the pages, I use a set of 3 squares ~ using an odd number of elements is a standard in design.

Finally the last page ~ are you still with me? As you can see, we don't have pictures for this page just yet because they haven't been taken yet. Anyway, it's all done and ready to go.

WOW ~ that turned into quite a post didn't it? Well I hope you enjoyed reading all about this week's project & my tips. Did I teach you anything? I'd love to hear your comments...

Supplies Used: Inchie Squares ~ black & white by Inchie Arts; Cardstock& Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper & Ribbon (black on cover) ~ KI Memories; Ink ~ White pigment (SU), Palette & Copics; Photo corner punch & small scallop square ~ Stampin' Up!; Nestabilities by Spellbinders; Stamps ~ Hero Arts Alphabet & Lockhart Stamp Company; Chipboard book ~ Cosmo Cricket.


Anonymous said...

i <3 this! u could make up books, sell them and have people put in their own pics! this is a super idea!
<3 the inchies :-)

Stefanie Staniak said...

Great Album Kendra! I'm sure the Megan is going to treasure it for years to come. I love the inches! :)

Bevie Pearl said...

Awesome project. I love it.

MichelleY said...

SHUT UP! This is AMAZING! I LOVE this mini album. Your chose the PERFECT inchies to use in this project.....ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!!
Megan looks pretty darn sweet, too!

Debbi T said...

FABULOUS project, Kendra! I love it....and so will Megan!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Kendra, I love this album! All your inchies are so cool on each page!
I agree with Rachel, you should make up albums for people to just add pics

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