My little girl loves to write...she has always loved to do so in her own unique way. It started a few years ago when she got her hands on my journal....things clicked in her little mind, and she grabbed a handful of crayons and drew straight lines in every color imaginable across each page...mimicking my writing. The straight lines changes into letters, ABC's, stick figures and so forth as a year or so went by, and now in her own journal, she draws maps of Nevada (she loves to study maps, just like her daddy), she names the cities surrounding us and stars our own, she writes stories, songs, etc....she writes, and writes, and writes. I absolutely adore this about her and hope that she continues her love for journaling throughout her life....
I've been working on this album for Tattered Angels for a few days now, and finally have enough to share with you....I decided to create a journal just for Sierra to record what she knows and remembers about her life so far....it's so fun listening to what she does remember....why not capture it now when the memories are so fresh in her mind? I really got after the cover on this....had so much fun with it. I first sprayed it with Rose Tea and Creme de Cocoa Glimmer Mist and then smeared it around mixing the two colors. Then I layered on off-white acrylic paint...wiped a lot of that off, and then sprayed it again with the Glimmer Mist colors....smearing it again, basically creating my own custom color. While the album cover was a bit damp, I sanded the edges which made the layering come off very heavily and easily. I then distressed all of the edges with distress ink, stamped on some polka dots and then embellished the rest with paper, tea-stained trim, tulle, Glimmer Chips, glitter, etc.
I used Tattered Angels Decorative Corners Glimmer Screens and Regal Classic Accent Stamps throughout the album...these are so beautiful layered together.
Then....layered on goodies throughout the inside including beautiful Melissa Frances paper, glitter chipboard, and cardstock stickers. The Tattered Angels Creme de Rouge Regal Glimmer Chips coordinated perfectly with my color scheme, so I used these on each page as well.
She sat beside me and chose the pictures she wanted to start off with....these are some I can't bear to look at without getting all teary....the sweetest days of my existence I tell you.
The album of course would not be complete without pictures of Mr. Melissa as well....my sweet friend Ali in Ireland refers to him as such and I love it....this man is his little girl's hero....it all began this day.
I wanted to be sure there was a specific place for my little girl to do her writing, so I added in pages from a Melissa Frances die cut baby album...they worked perfectly to provide a journaling spot on each page. She's already started her writing....pink sparkly pen and all....love her.