Since I don't have anything new to post, I thought I would re-visit two projects from almost exactly a year ago. I created both of these mini-albums for Graphic 45's summer 2009 CHA booth. They are both published in this Creating Keepsakes special issue.
If I sound calm and collected in this blog post, stating all these so matter-of-factly, well, that's due to blogsphere illusion! I am still jumping up and down about this one!
Graphic 45 papers can be intimidating. I heard many times at CHA that the side B of G45 papers are easier to use. I agree with that, but I love sides A for their complexity. Because really, almost all the work is done for me already. Take my "Journey to Paris" mini-album cover. All I did was cut out a 5x7 piece of paper from the Transatlantique line and add a rubon and Chipboard title. However, I think it looks quite complex, thanks to the depth of the paper to begin with.
"No Domestic Goddess Here" is my all time favorite mini-album about me, inspired by the line's name "Domestic Goddess" and something DD said about mending her clothes.
"Journey to Paris" is actually not a travel album. All photos were from that trip, but it was a journal about why Paris, France, toutes les choses francais have such a strong hold on me. It was about lack of political freedom when I was little, and gaining that freedom by becoming a U.S. citizen, and somehow all of that intertwined with la douce France (which incidentally, wasn't so douce to me my first time there).
Thank you for visiting again. I enjoy and appreciate all your comments and friendship. I am dreaming about winter CHA already. I hope I can go and meet some of you again and many of you for the first time!