Monday, September 13, 2010

A big AllyScraps welcome to Cari Fennell!

It's my pleasure to welcome one of my very best scrappy friends, Cari Fennell, to AllyScraps as a brand new designer to our family! Cari and I live in the same town, and have been great friends for years. I'm so excited to have Cari here. I'll let her introduce herself.

"My husband and I live in Upstate NY with our two sweet boys and beloved lab, Cassidy. I have been scrapbooking for about 8 years now and my style has continued to evolve over the years since I started. This hobby is one of the best things I have ever discovered. I have been involved with Prima Marketing for almost 5 years now. I am currently the Live with Prima Coordinator for Prima's online live class program and I also work the trade shows twice a year. I also travel all over to teach scrapbooking classes, make and takes and demonstrations for special events. Check out my blog meandmymaryjanes to see what I've been up to. I am so excited to be guest designing for Ally Scraps, this is such a gem of a site!"

Cari's first project is so darn cute. I mini album titled "a sweet story". A perfect album to showcase your pictures or as an awesome gift too. Take a look.

The front cover:
Add flower sticker strip on the left side of the cover. I used a piece of old music paper as my base, I cut a square piece 5 x 5 inches, and adhered it with Fabri Tac. I punched out a large scalloped circle using my Marvy Giga punch-from blue with green dotted paper and adhered it to the left corner of my grouping. Punch out a 2 inch square from yellow patterend paper, cut on half diagonally to create a corners. Cut a rectangle from green paper, adhere to center of the cover with yellow corners. Fold down top right corner of green paper and tuck in two pins with a bow and charm attached. Add stickers on lower left corner and a circle tag at the top of green paper for the letter "a". Add letter stickers for your title.

First page: Cover with green animal paper, Tie a bow around the journal card with a little charm and adhere to the page. Tuck in some flowers around the journal card, and add pins behind the flowers.

Second page: Cover with cream patterend paper. Add sticker tabs at the top and bottom of the page (to the left). Adhere journal card, add pin with bow and flower sticker around the card. Add gems to the flower center and tab.
3rd page: Cover page with blue flowered pattern paper, add sheep sticker to right side of the page and add journal card over the sticker. Tuck in some flowers around the card with a sticker tab. Add pearls to flower centers.

4th page: Cover the page with Veggie patterned paper, add journal card to the center. Place sticker to left and bottom of the journal card and tuck in some pins at the top left of the card.
5th page: Canvas pocket-add flower sticker strip across the page and then add sentiment sticker at the bottom, stapling both ends with a Tiny Attacher.

6th page: Other side of canvas pocket-add journal card to the center of the page, Add round sticker to lower left corner with sentiment sticker and a sticker tab at the top.
7th page: Cover page with red gingham patterned paper, tie ribbon around the whole page and finish off with a bow. Add journal card to the left side of the page and adhere flowers around the card. Add button to flower center with a gem, add pins behind the flowers and add a sticker tab on the side of the page.

8th page: Cover with blur dotted pattern paper, adhere journal card and add flowers around the card. Adhered buttons to flower centers.
9th page: Second canvas pocket page-adhere sticker strip along the bottom of the page. Staple both ends with tiny attacher. Add stickers to right side of the page overlapping one another slightly.

10th page: Adhere two flowers and flower sticker to the page, lining them up with the flower sticker so they fit behind the flower images. Add sticker at the top left of the page.
11th page: Cover page with plaid patterned paper. Take the green sticker border, adhere it to the right side of the card. Start at the bottom of the card, and fold the sticker over the top of the card, and adhere to the back of itself. So the sticker with line up on both sides of the journal card.
Adhere journal card to the right of the page. Add flower sticker and more pins tucked behind the card.

12th page: Cover page with yellow dotted paper. Adhere the pig sticker to right side of the page. Add journal card and adhere flowers around the card. Tuck in a pin with a bow behind the top left flower and add buttons to flower centers. Add a sticker tab to the bottom left of the page.
Then to finish it off, I added a large grosgrain brown ribbon around the binding of the book and tied it into a big bow on the outside.

Farm Fresh by October Afternoon
Patterned papers
journal Cards
sticker shapes
sticker words
Maya Road
trinket beads
trinket pins, leaves
canvas pocket binder album

Thanks SO much Cari, we're really looking forward to seeing what you do next!!! Have a great week, Dana


Erika M. said...

Welcome Cari - love your album and can't wait to see what else you create!

Cathy/AllyScraps said...

Cari, I love this book! I have been wanting to make one for some time, now I have inspiration! I am so happy to have you with us at Ally Scraps this month

Linda Albrecht said...

Great addition to Ally Scraps! Love how you work the Prims, Cari. :-)

Tanya said...

Love your mini album! Thanks for the inspiration :)