Hello friends and happiest Friday!
Today is all about celebrating the forth coming weekend, pineapple crush, mini albums, photos and Mothers Day! Sound like a great idea? I think so!
I am wanting to share a little project that turned out just oh-so-cute and makes me nothing but HAPPY.
Ever since I became a mom, it seems that each passing Mother’s Day holds greater and greater meaning for me. As my children grow and their needs change I find myself pushed further and further as a mother to adapt, teach and guide these complex little beings! Anyone else agree this is the hardest job ever?!
However, amidst the “daily grind” I will say that there is SO MUCH JOY to be found in this journey. For myself being lucky enough to be blessed with 2 babies is such a miracle. The journey to get to this place was not an easy one at all so the very fact that I can stare at 2 little faces each and every day is like winning the lottery for life.
Photographing my children is always one of my favourite things to do. Whether it is using my DSLR or my iPhone I cannot get enough captured moments because I cannot believe how fast they are growing up. So many little changes are happening and whatever I can do to freeze just a bit of that time…I will DO IT!
I took some recent photos lately and created this cute little interactive mini envelope album designed by Paige Evans from the Silhouette store. (You can find the cut file here, as well as her video tutorial here). Not only was it something completely different from what I usually create (which is always fun), but I thought what a cute gift idea this would make for Mother’s Day! So….I made one for myself! Ha!
When you unfold the envelope, this is what you will find! Pockets and flaps along with another hidden envelope inside! So cute right?!? I love that inside this album I can tuck in some of my most treasured little memories of my kiddos….it is cute, compact and just what a momma heart needs.
I had a blast using so many fabulous pieces from the Pineapple Crush Ephemera pack to embellish this mini. It is truly a must have for all your summer memories!
In the centre of this mini album is another envelope. This comes with the cut file as well.
I love how one can fill this space with whatever your heart desires!
I added in a family photo from this past fall, however my intention will be to add in a current family photo (as well as other photos) I plan to take on Mothers Day.
I am so happy I took some time to myself to create this little keepsake. Photos are everything to me, especially photos of my children. They are truly the greatest treasure and I love that I will have this little mini album forever. Projects do not always have to take a ton of time or incorporate a million photos to have meaning or value. This little ‘snippet’ of my life right now means just as much…if not more.
Below you will find a video flip through of this album so you can see just how awesome it is in real life!
Happiest Mothers Day everyone XO
Supplies | Pineapple Crush Collection