Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mini Album - house

This is one of my fav mini album "Our first home".......... I really really enjoyed the process as much as the result. Why? Because we just sold our house, will be shifting to somewhere slightly bigger. I will miss this place.......... this has been home for the last 12 years.......... our first home when we got married.......... the place where we had kids, and built so many memories. Thus, I am full of mixed emotions........ happy to get a bigger place yet sad to move. Though this house looks dated......... we didn't have much 12 years ago......... we didnt even reno when we moved in.......... but we have built a loving home for ourselves and the kids. The irony is now we have more 'dough'........ can afford to do up the next house... put in 'designer kitchen' and more......... but still my heart is with this place. Well, here is the mini: 1) Cover I cut a 'house' shape from raw chipboard. Cover it with Webster Pages. Add in lace, trims, pearls. Layer a hambly over and add these Cosmo Cricket letters. 2) Page 2 I use Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards as the pages but I cover it with Webster Pages journaling cards. Love these cards... so convenient... I wrote all my journaling on it. This page, I add pics of the people who lived here. My mom, my kids and us of course. 3) Page 3 This is the living room (as Singaporeans called it)....... hall as Americans call it. I took a pic of the large space and I journal about what we do here and what we put here. The kids can spread out their entire village of Polly Pockets... toys and even a mini kitchen. This is where they play. 4) page 4 This page I talked about our fav nooks - like the couch..... the computer table in the hall where we work. The discipline corner too! Hahaha.... i took a pic of the little one going thru time out. So funny! Yes.. that's the Kwok family famous time out corner where Charis will not forgot.... discipline is good for the kids! 5) Page 5 Oh.. the kitchen.... I hate it initially cos it is so dark and small. Not enough work surface to work on for a keen cook like me. But we made the most of what we have. I even taught Charis to cook here. Lots of mother & child bonding in this little kitchen. Love it now! 6) Page 6 Our rooms...... what can we say? We sleep very well! For the kids room, I talked about my fav - the library I made for them. I bought bookcases and squeeze in many many books. I like that it is accessible and they can go to that corner and read anytime. My fav! 7) Page 7 My scrap space - a tiny corner in my mom's room. My place of sanity and inspiration. And the other page - my fav reading corner. That little space on the right of the couch..... the place where the winds blow. Love this spot. Where I get my reading done! DO you like this? I love this album alot. And I finally used up ALL my webster Pages 3 collections of papers and journaling cards. Very sad! boo-hoo... boohoooooo....... i love webster pages a lot. I have made countless LO, projects and cards. Someone get me the new papers........ I am having withdrawal from zero WP. LOL!

18 comments:

Peggy said...

This is beautiful, I love the way it looks, all of the journaling you included, but most of all I love the idea of it. The idea of recording all of your favorite corners in the house, the things that made the house a home, is very appealing to me! An idea to remember, thanks for the inspiration!
xxx Peggy

Sherry said...

just stunning, Wendy!

Natalie said...

Wendy, what a beautiful album, I know you'll cherish it always! Beautiful details and journaling.

Julie O. said...

Love, love, love your album!! So very cute and creative!! Awesome job!!

Heather Prins said...

That is just so incredible!!

Danielle said...

This is REALLY gorgeous, Wendy!! Good luck in your new house!

Ingrid said...

Wendy, I ♥♥♥ this mini album!! It's stunning, girl. You did a wonderful job.

KimmyS said...

That album is DIVINE!!!!

Terri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything you create but this is one of my favorites!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wendy! This is absolutely fabulous! I LOVE your mini album! I know it is bittersweet to move. Sounds like you have tons of great memories there. Home really is where your heart is. But I know you will have that in your new place, too.
Soooooooo awesome the way you used the WP journaling cards and paper. As soon as I saw the cover and saw the WP, I got very happy. This is gorgeous. I've always meant to do this for my DD for the house we left 3 years ago. It was a very emotional time for her. I've just recently picked up a CI house mini, and have been really thinking about this project. Was planning on using the "house" paper from WP. Perhaps you've finally given me the push I've needed.

Chasity Grace said...

love your mini album! super cute!

Anabelle said...

What a wonderful and special album, Wendy! I made one for my parents when they moved out of my childhood home and it was the best scrappy thing I've ever done. Nine years later, I still love looking through that album. Your journaling and the photos are just going to be priceless for you.

ellen s. said...

i am so glad that you posted the inside on here! i just love it and am totally impressed you cut out those pieces...very frugal! gorgeous. really.

Staci said...

This is SO gorgeous, you rocked this wendy!! Congrats on your new home, very exciting time!

sharon Ong said...

Really like how you used the Jenni Bowlin bingo cards Wendy! And love the colour scheme! Congrats on your new home!

Pearl said...

gorgeous little mini , Wendy ! bet you can't wait for the new WP now that you've used up what's on hand ! lol

I can't post at CMK at the mo - technical issues ! I've used up a bunch of Primas on my latest layout - maybe one of the costliest layout's I've done to date ! lol ! posted on my blog already ! woot !

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