Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Countdown Memory album kit by Cheri Piles

Woo Hoo, I am just loving Christmas books!! Yes, this is number #5 of six books that I have made this season. I tell you, I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite because I love them all for different reasons!

This countdown book is a kit, it's called the Teresa Collins Christmas Countdown Memory album kit and it comes with all of the pages, tabs, tags, die cuts (tons and tons of them), stickers, envelope and BINDER! It's so fabulous!!


Ok, so if you follow me at all I of course had to change it a bit so I started with some ink.... Imagine that!
So I pulled everything out and started inking in distress ink: Worn Lipstick - Now I did this lightly, just wanted to tint the outer edges of my pages and all of the die cuts. Then I went back and added MORE ink - this time I used brushed corduroy around all of the edges of everything.

But you know... It just wasn't enough for ME... soooooo... I went back again and added cream colored PAINT to all the edges of the binder and all of the pages and all of the larger die cut embellishments...

 
Then as I was layering I decided to start adding flowers, and I thought they were to plain for my soft pink but vintage book... So I glazed all the creamy white flowers using glossy accents - Yes, I had to wait overnight for them to dry real well. It was worth the wait!

I love the creamy papers combined with the reds and a hint of pink! The green sticker sheets with numbers were just the perfect touch for a little contrast! 

 
I'm a big fan of these pages in the book, There are so many fun shapes and edges!

 
I also used the washi tape on many of my pages from the Christmas Cottage. Such a great touch!

So, the next time you have a kit, don't be afraid to change things up and go for it! There are no rules!
Have a great week!!





20 comments:

  1. Perfect inspiration for me to get started on using the memory binder kit I won back in June during CHA preview days. Love this Cheri, fantastic project!!

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    1. Oh Jodi, so glad to hear that! thank you so much!!

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  2. Love it. I worked on mine this weekend. This gives me a little inspiration!!!

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    1. Lori, when your done please share it and link up on our Featured Fan post, we would love to see it!! Here is the link for December: http://teresacollinsdesignteam.blogspot.com/2012/12/we-love-to-see-your-projects.html

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  3. just beautiful would love to make this

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  4. Just beautiful as are all your Christmas books would love to make this one too

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  5. love what you have done with the book :)

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  6. This is so gorgeous, just like all the other books you've done. I am really loving what you did with all of your personal touches. Fantastic inspiiration!!

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    1. Hi Angi!! Thank you so much, I love that your inspired - I love lots of ink and paint - so fun!!

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  7. Love it! Thanks so much for providing inspiration!

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    1. You are so welcome!! Thank you, I love that!!

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  8. Beautiful inspiration as always, Cheri! Just beautiful!

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