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Monday, October 7, 2013

A Mini Album of Hope

Hello everybody.  This is my first DT challenge for the new IKEsWORLD, so excited to be on this team with some wonderfully creative members along with working with IKEsART.  The challenge this week is 'Awareness'.

With it being my first contribution as part of IKEsWORLD I thought I would try something new, a mini album.  I don't have many pink supplies with it not being a favourite colour of mine :) so I really had to rummage through all my supplies for this one.  To create a mini album in keeping with the theme I decided to put a pocket with a tag on each page, the tag contains either an inspirational quote or a thought which I believe would help somebody with cancer to face the challenge they are undertaking.

The album is made from scratch, I first covered each side of some white card with  my chosen papers for each page then cut out with a Spellbinder die.  Next I set about decorating each page.  For the front cover I used the didi Ike had asked us to use called 'Awareness' which I coloured with Promarkers.  The 'You are' text is computer generated as is the backing paper.  For the word 'Beautiful' I printed on acetate and cut out using and XCut label die.


The tags on these two pages say "When life kicks you, let it kick you forward' a quote by Kay Yon and 'You were given this life because you are strong enough'.

The tags on these pages say 'I may not be there yet but I am closer than I was yesterday' and 'I can do this'.

These two tags say 'Take proud in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go' and 'I can and I will'.

These two say 'The story isn't over yet', and 'Storms make trees take deeper roots', a quote by Dolly Parton.

These two say 'Strong, Beautiful, Brave' and 'I will overcome'.

The final two pages of the album have one page with saying 'I don't just want to survive, I want to live', and the final page with three blank tags for the recipient to write their own thought or inspirational saying on.
Ingredients:-
  • White card from Craft Creations
  • Digi - Awareness by IKEsArt 
  • Dies - a multitude - Spellbinders, Cherry Lynn, XCut, Joy Crafts (think that was all the companies)
  • Promarkers -  for the digi - Cerise, Rose Pink, Blossom, Ivory, Blush, Dusky Pink.  Other Promarkers were used with the spray gun to colour the labels but I have forgotten to write them down - silly me <g>
  • Lace, gems, backing papers, ribbon etc from my stash.
I am entering this project in the following challenges:-


41 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I am completely overwhelmed seeing this mini album and am struggling to contain the depth of emotion it has raised in me. From the extraordinarily amazing image on the front cover through to the last page where you've made it possible for a few more Inspirational words to be recorded, this mini album is so full of Beauty, Love, Support and Inspiration. Each page is so differently but equally thoughtful and I have no doubt that the lady who receives your album will feel very Beautiful and on the less beautiful days of her challenging journey back to health will be reminded of the Beauty of Life just by holding this album.. Oh, I cannot begin to let you know how proud I am of you - you have used your talents so generously to walk the walk beside a lady who faces the biggest fight of all - the fight of survival. Love you so much Treasure xxxxxxxxx

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  2. This is an incredible project! You have created something truly beautiful, and not just in terms of aesthetics (although it certainly does look beautiful too!). I cannot see how the recipient could be anything but moved by this, and I would imagine they'd be able to draw strength from the sense of support it offers.
    Again, incredible! x

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  3. Hi Mimi! Thanks for letting me know about the album! It looks so beautiful!!! Love all the details - especially the ideas with the trim! The project is really inspirational, thank you for shareing))))

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  4. I just wanted to tell you what an incredible project this is. I found you via a Linky Party and I just love it. So much heart went into this.

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  5. What a clever and inspirational album this is. Whoever gets it will appreciate it every time she looks through it.

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Think Pink Challenge! Don't forget your monthly breast self-exams and yearly mammo!!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  6. Oh wow, this is just so beautiful with awesome colouring and for such a good cause.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  7. a marvellous project with awesome details! wow!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

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  8. WOW!!!! Fabulous, fabulous album!!!! So much gorgeous detail!!!!!!!
    Thanks for joining our linking party!!!

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  9. Wow!! this is absolutely stunning fabulous project Ginny (IKE's DT)

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  10. This is very Special!! I absolutely Love it!! Stunning & Beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

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  11. Stunning mini album - love how delicate it looks. Beautiful papers, embellishments and design. TFS

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  12. Hello, I am so sorry could your re-link your card to Love to Create Challenge please we had a glitch with inlinkz and all of our submissions were deleted that were entered yesterday and this morning.. Would love for you to have a chance for our weekly prize. Thank you and I am so sorry for the inconvenience!
    Hugs
    Jackie - owner of LTC

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  13. What a gorgeous mini book.!!! Great job!!!. Thanks for joining us this week for "Inspired by a Song."
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

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  14. Wonderful book. I love the quotes that you put on the tags. I also love the hot pink cover. Well done! So glad to be on the DT with you.

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  15. OMG !! Well I have just picked myself up off the floor !!!! There are hardly words I can find to describe this stunning creation. The whole thing knocks me out of the water and the quotes are so inspiring. This is just such a wonderful piece in every way. Thank you for creating this for my Challenge and for being part of my amazing Team :-D
    Mega Hugz
    IKE xxxxxxxxxx

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  16. Well, Jane, what can I say, it's absolutely beautiful and so many gorgeous things about it. It is very though provoking and what a stunning gift this will be. Jennie xxx

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  17. Jaw dropping Gorgeous album!! Awesome! All the details are just perfect. Thanks for joking LUFP linking party!

    Hugs
    Joanie

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  18. A stunningly beautiful little album.... and such a perfect use of lace. Such fabulous detail on each of the pages.. it really is a WOW creation!

    Thank you for sharing your creation with us at In The Pink... hope we see you in our challenge again soon..

    Christine x

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  19. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘INSPIRED BY A SONG’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  20. Your beautiful creation is perfect for our HOPE theme this month. We will be honoured if you enter your beautiful creation into our HOPE challenge. xxx
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  21. Lovely job on your album. Love the colors and image. I am very glad you entered this week at LUFP. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. Remember to get the girls checked and remind a friend! :-) Together we can beat Breast Cancer!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Link Up For Pink DT

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  22. Hey Jane,
    I don't even have the words to describe how incredibly beautiful and incredibly inspiring this creation of yours is. The recipient who will obviously be dealing with probably the greatest battle in her life is sure to be comforted by the amazing amount of detail and love that has gone into your project. I really am beyond words to express how much this project touches me. Are some of these quotes your own? I'd love to be able to turn them into sentiments but I'd want to make sure that I am crediting you properly for the ones that are yours.

    I'm so happy to be on this team with you and look forward to getting to know you better.

    Lisa D.

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  23. It is indeed... I am totally in awe and impressed with what you've made. This honestly goes beyond words... With your loving gesture you will certainly give strong and sweet support. This truly is amazing! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  24. Love your mini album for such an important cause ... AMuse Studios is giving away a FREE stamp set called Fight Like a Girl in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness ... interested? Go to www.amusestudio.com/chelsea for more info.

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  25. What a great mini album you have created. for a great cause. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers for our Pink ( Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge.)
    Cindy DT.

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  26. wow....a fabulous album....a great project...love it....
    best regards
    Lady

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  27. OMG! You did an amazing job on this mini-album! Absolutely love every bit of it, and those encouragement tags is a wonderful idea! Thank you for joining us for our Breast Cancer Awareness Pink/Support Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

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  28. What an amazing creation! Love the simple elegance of it. Thank you for joining us over at Love to Create Challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

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  29. What a simply fabulous creation.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.

    Susan

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  30. This is amazing!!! I'm at a loss for words right now!
    Thank you so very much for submitting it to our Breast Cancer Awareness challenge at Love To Create this week.
    Trudy, DT

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  31. This is perfect for our current challenge “Ribbon” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Hugs
    Pattie ♥
    Artist
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

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  32. What a gorgeous method of spreading HOPE to someone. Whoever receives your mini album (and unfortunately there are many in need of it) will take comfort and HOPE from it. Well done!

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  33. This is truly Beautiful! Very thoughtful!

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  34. A beautiful and artsy album. Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up!

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  35. This is amazing! :)

    Thanks for participating in Wags n' Whiskers challenge!

    Kat
    Wags n' Whiskers DT

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  36. Every time I see this it just gets better :-)
    Thank you for playing at Path Of Positivity Challenge HOPE

    IKE
    PoP DT Member

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  37. Now I'm over here commenting on behalf of the Path of Positivity. I agree with Ike, the more I see your project, the more I love it. It truly is a beacon of hope for anyone having to face such a horrendous battle. I am truly grateful that you had a chance to share your creation on the Path of Positivity during our recent HOPE challenge.

    May you, yourself, always have hope in your own life!
    Lisa D., Owner

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  38. Mimi, this is a wonderful inspirational booklet which will lift anyone's spirits! Wow! The quotes are all perfect, and I enjoyed them very much. hugs, de

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi