Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Bella's Birthday Album

It's been a little while since I posted anything creative, and even though Jill said that I was granted tenure with my 'Creative Genious' status, I still worry about being demoted. So in the interest of keeping my title so graciously given to me by Jill, I am posting my latest project. Rather than try and make the appropriate comments correspond to their designated picture, which is usually a failed attempt, I will write, then post photos. You can figure out which is which and what is what. I made the goal of finishing Bella's first year album by her birthday. I started it about a month ago, and am pretty much finished. All that is left is the title page, and the pictures for this, her final month of her first year. For each month I included a calendar pages of all of her 'events', a layout with a 5x7, a layout with a montage of photos from the month, and a brief journaling summarizing her 'events' that month. SO here is a sampling of one month. (It is 8x8 by the way- in 'her colors'-and mine- pink and green.) It turned out to be ridiculously thick- 4 1/2 inches! I had to use jumbo post extenders to hold it all together. Also, please excuse the blurriness of some of them- Can anyone advise... I have a good 'eye' for photography, but the mechanics still elude me somewhat. I've got to take a class at UVSC like Jenn did! I always get blurry shots because there's not enough light indoors. I hate the flash however- I try to get more light in by opening the blinds etc. but I never have any luck! Anyone have any suggestions? It's really frustrating! Anyway- here's the album.







13 comments:

Jill said...

It's a good thing you posted another genius project, I was beginning to feel like I'd mislabeled your link. (I jest)

This project is sickeningly cute, and it appears you've worked your magic quite well (especially since you met your goal of having it done by her first birthday). The mini, first-year album is such a great idea and you did such a marvelous job with it. Bella's a lucky baby.

michelle said...

Painfully cute. I'm so jealous that you got it done before her birthday. Wish I could say the same for Eva's! I just love the teeny tiny photos on the calendar days...

Kristi Brooke said...

are you kidding me!!!!!
incredible. what made you think of such a great idea.

you obviously were not one of those kids in high school that started a 6 month research paper the night before like me.

you are so talented. i am bringing my autograph book to the blog party and want you to sign it.

wow!!!!!!!

Robin said...

The album is so beautiful, Jessie. I'm glad you found post extenders to fit ;) I was so glad to have a sneak peak the other night - I hope I get a better look at it once it is all complete!

rmt said...

I just don't even know what to say! You amaze me! I love the album! That's it!

TX Girl said...

Darling album. It really is a great idea to do a mini album. I especially love the calendar idea. I have no idea when Lulu did what, because I didn't write it down. I can't believe you are done before her 1st birthday. Congrats. Like Kristi I am a total procrastinator.

Hannah said...

The photos so don't do it justice! It is so awesome and intimidating- but all your creativity is intimidating so what is new! Love it and I want to come and look through it again and again. Next time I see ya, I will show you a couple tricks for your camera. I think the settings are pretty much the same as mine, but we can play around with it a bit. Read your manual :)

Bridgitta said...

I love it! I have to come and scrap with you so I can have some of your incredible talent rub off on me! Bella will be so glad to have this album. I really like the calendar idea too-I may copy you if that is okay:)

jenn said...

sick- that is how I am feeling! it is really amazing Jessie!

Amie said...

So cute Jessie - maybe you could bring it to the blog party? I need to see things in real life!

amy m said...

This is really really cute. You are very talented and deserve your creative genius status.

love it.

Claudissima said...

That looks so pretty!

Claudissima said...

hey is your friend Bridgita? from Utah? I think I have heard that name only once? who are her parents? I think I know them???

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