03 July 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge #45

It's that time, again!  Time for another challenge at Lasting Memories!  In honor of summer and the Fourth of July, this week's challenge is to create a mini-album with a summer theme.  Here's the album I came up with:
I couldn't just take a picture of the front of the album, because you wouldn't really be able to tell anything about it that way, so I took four separate pictures and made a collage using Picasa.  Here are the individual pictures, so you can see things a little better:
I started this album a year or so ago during a workshop my friend Heather Plotzke held.  Heather is a CTMH consultant who comes up with some AMAZING projects!  You can reach her CTMH blog by clicking here.

The base for the album was a kids' size flip-flop.  We started by tracing the outline of the flip-flop onto a piece of heavier paper (almost like chipboard), so we could have a pattern.  Using that pattern, we then traced the shape onto patterned paper, which we in turn adhered to the accordion-fold sections (which we had already cut out).  The butterflies were from a CTMH stamp set Heather provided us with, as were the letters (Sorry, but I don't remember which sets!).  As you can see, I have YET to add the pictures to my album, but I'm sure I will by the end of this summer!

We would LOVE to see what kind of mini-album you can create!  Be sure to link it up to the Lasting Memories blog by Saturday, then check back on Sunday to see if you made the Top 3.

BUT WAIT!  THERE'S MORE!!!!!!!  We've got BLOG CANDY to give away this week!!!!  Here's what you have to do to be eligible for the grand prize blog candy:
  1. As you're visiting all the blogs (you have GOT to check out these albums!!), be sure to check WHO has candy (some do, some don't!) and be sure to leave a comment to be eligible for their candy!
  2. GRAND PRIZE candy - comment on as many of our blogs as you can AND you HAVE to play along this week in order to be eligible for the grand prize. 
Be sure you go back and leave us a comment on the main blog letting us know you've visited the blogs AND played along, just in case something happens with Inlinkz. 
You're in luck!  I'm one of the DT members who's offering up some blog candy!  I picked up some homemade mini-albums a while back at the customer garage sale that's held by my LSS, and I decided I'm not going to be using all of the ones I picked up, so I'll be giving away these two:

These extras come with the "Home Sweet Home" album:
In order to win my blog candy, all you need to do is this:  leave me a comment about your favorite summer activity or vacation spot.  That's it!  I'll use random.org to choose two winners and will post next Sunday, July 10, with the next Lasting Memories challenge.  Enjoy, and good luck!


18 comments:

Tracey said...

This is fabulous & what a great idea :)
Hugs
Tracey
x

Sue said...

Such a great summery idea Ashley. I love it. you did a great job. I hope you will share once you add the photos.

Sandi said...

What a great idea Ashley....I can do this for sure. I LOVE makingg mini-albums! Your album is darling now and will be extra-special when complete!

Theresa said...

what a flippin' cute album Ashley!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Holy flip flops batman!!! Ashley....I am speechless. This is sooooo dang cute!! I love the idea of tracing the flip flop.....now that the idea of tracing is in my head the possibilities are endless!!! What a fun week t LM!!! Girl, you AND your mini rock!!

Michele F. said...

Sooooo super cute! I almost Flipped at those Flops!!! :-) Wonderful creation Ashley!!!

Suzy said...

What a neat idea for a mini album base Ashley. So fun! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Haley D. said...

Your album is absolutely darling! I want to make one now. The ideas are endless! My favorite summer activity would have to be hanging out at the lake: in the boat, on a float, swimming, etc.

Haven_mom4 said...

adoreable album. love the color scheme too.
My favorite activity is anything that deals with water. Swim, boat, snorkel....

Scraprageous said...

What a cute little album! My favorite summer activity - camping!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Ashley,this rocks!!!

sharon said...

this is so so cute!!! love the ideas, your colors, and ad-ons!

Marg said...

Nothing says Summer Fun! like flip-flops! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Wilson said...

Now this just says SUMMER TIME!!! How super cute and creative! I am going to have to try this!! Love it!

Lynn said...

that flip-flop album is adorable! I love to go to the beach @ nearby Lake Michigan.

Shirl said...

Oh my this is some album and I can see so much love has gone into it, just adore those flip flops
Hugs Shirley x x

Dina said...

absolutley wonderful! My fav. spot is Rhode Island in the summer,Love the beaches! Hugs! Dina

Brenda said...

What an absolutely fabulous album. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs
Brenda