Friday, May 23, 2014

Mini-album for One Year Old Boy

"A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatsoever, and generally stopping before it gets there."
                                                               ----------Agnes Repplier

Hi, Friends......

I am back with the mini-album for my grand-nephew, Kaden, who
#1 - Front cover - KADEN
is turning one year old.  You might recall my album of similar
design that I made for his cousin, Siobhan, hereI tweaked it a little, but still followed the general directions from this wonderful mini-album tutorial from PaperHaus.

Kaden's mommy, our niece, mentioned she hoped this would be ready by Kaden's party so the guests could write notes and greetings in it.  So you will notice throughout that I left lots of room on the pages for journaling, photos, and greetings.

#2 - "Celebrate" and "Here Comes Trouble"
Anyone who lives where raccoons are common knows how apt the little coon on the "Here Comes Trouble" page is!  Ha.  This little fella looks like he has already been into mischief!!

#3 - "Hello" and "So Much Fun"
I used paper and embellishments from  Authentique "Delightful" and DCWV "My Sunshine" stack, plus various things from my stash.  The little critter stickers came from some JoAnn clearance goodies.  :) 

#4 - "Naptime" and "I Love You Everyday"

This "Naptime" page is one of my favorites.  Love the sweet little
sleepy owl in the tree and the clock next to the text!

#5 - "My Favorite Things" and Froggy with Bug
I have in mind for some of Kaden's favorite things to be journaled around the title on this page.  

Isn't the little froggy cute?  He's all excited about the bug he spies!

#6  Fox with Flowers and Hedgie in the Sun
I tried to group things so the inner corners of opposite pages would coordinate, the sun and the pot of flowers. 

These are more pages for photos or greetings.  Isn't the little hedgie adorable?  His spines echo the ridged edge of the sun.

#7 "You Are My Happy" and "Top 10"
I couldn't do a mini without including a banner I made on one of the pages.  (The one on page 2 doesn't count!)  I used 6-strand golden yellow embroidery floss for the string.

#8 - Back Cover

I like to place a strip or two of washi tape over the outer edge of the binding  for extra durability. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing Kaden's mini-album.  Happy Birthday, 1-year old Kaden!!!  


Thank you for the honor of entering this mini-album in the following challenges:  
1.  4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #195 - No Stamping Zone
2.  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #178 - Spots and/or Stripes 
3.  The ABC Challenge - L is for Lots of Layers 
4.  Created With Love Challenge #82 - Lots of Layers 
5.  Going Grey With Scrap Creations - Celebrations

Poor Andromeda and Othello have to spend the next couple nights outside while we are gone for Kaden's birthday party.  I always worry when we have to do that, but that is how it is.  Aliyah has been on the hunt against Othello lately, so maybe this will cool her jets not having him inside with her for a couple days.

Did you see that amazing news video of the kitty who ran off the dog that was attacking her little boy?  You have to see it!!!  It's tuna for that kitty that night.


  1. This is adorable! Love all the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT

  2. Gorgeous mini album, so cute!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!




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