Friday, April 27, 2012

For You Mom

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Challenge  is  

For Mom
Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at CHEERY LYNN's Challenge post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to Cheery Lynn's Challenge blog in your post
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs. They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.

Each week when our challenge comes up I stop and think about how to proceed with the theme. This past year I lost my mother and always find myself still wanting to make gifts for her. This is an album cover I have designed and will be putting pictures in to remember my mother. (That is the stock photo in the window)

It is a very simple design but made me so very happy when it was done.
I used the following dies:

 I started with this plain black album that i didn't know what to do with, I added some Prima paper and cut out the picture window. a great blank pallet to start with.
 I used my favorite flourish and most used die.I like to make many of these when i am cutting and always have them waiting to accent many projects. Can you tell that I shared some of the leaves? Love having dimension with my dies. I made a few different sized roses, some have many layers, some have just a few.

I loved how this lace border fit to use around the window and those doilies.
I cut two of the doilies then decided to use only halves-so now I have an extra one for a quick project.One last piece for the corners using the lace corners- just tucked in two corners.

I know this is a quick project but I couldn't be happier with the dies- they all look so elegant and perfect for the cover. Hope to see you join us this week, share with us a Mom project, can't wait to see what you create.

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xxxtglxxx said...

Oh my! This is just beautiful Dawn! Love all your flourishes and flowers and great papers too.



Bonnie Brown said...

Very pretty Dawn!!! What a fabulous way to customize an album cover!!

Jodi said...

so lovely!! I Love that you altered the cover of a ready made album!!!

Donna said...

Great job altering the album cover.

beadz said...

Dawn, what a sweet way to remember your Mom. I know it will be a lovely album.

Debbie said...

Dawn this is so pretty! Great gift for mom!

Kianel said...

Gorgeous layout Dawn! Love the doilies on the sides!
Love from France, Kianel.