Hi CP Fans! I want to show a new mini album of mine! I created it with the cute and adorable Maggie Holmes Signature Clipboard Album in conjunction with a mix of "The Pier" and "DIY Shop". Each collection is so very wonderful, but I admit to being quite fond of The Pier. Not only is it fit for Summer, but other themes as well. So, I went on to use it, and the other aforementioned collections to produce an album about my daughter's recent graduation and entrance ceremony. It's purpose was to fulfill the wish of her father to be there, present for the special occasion. He'd been looking forward to attending her graduation, but wasn't able to because he's been in the hospital these last few months. When he saw the album, it made him so happy! We greatly hope his health will improve and that he'll be well, again.
On the first page, I drew dotted lines with a black pen. It's an immediate option to sewing if without a sewing machine, or are wanting to skip thread altogether. Beneath it, I wrote a message for father in English beneath a solid drawn line.
This photo was taken by my daughter inside her classroom. There are many memories she'll take away from the place. This is one of my favorite photos that she took that day.
It just so happens that the new graduate is my oldest daughter - she's departing junior high and entering high school. At the high school, she a member of the karate club. She's been practicing karate since early childhood, so she has a black belt. There are many competitive karate athletes at the high school. Her dream is to compete in the world championship of karate.
On this page, there are a number of embellishments from both The Pier and Maggie Holmes collections. I worked mostly with cool colored papers and incorporated red as an accent color via embellishments. The colors blend seamlessly, and are beautiful side-by-side.
My second oldest daughter graduated from elementary school. In Japan, children devote six years to elementary education. Now, she entering junior high! She belongs to a brass band club and plays tuba, a large sized instrument she struggles to hold up on her own because her petite-ness. I'm looking forward to seeing her perform with the tuba someday - soon, she'll hold it entirely on her own!
Again, I used a mix of embellishments on this page; The Pier & DIY Shop. The Pier journaling paper is my favorite!
The sweet girl in the middle is my oldest daughter, and the one on the right is my youngest. She's in fifth grade at the elementary school. She is very spoiled and really wasn't able to do anything by herself, but I love her. I hope she grows up to have a strong character like her older sisters.
The balloon chipboard piece is super cute, as are it's vintage colors. To blend better with them, I aged the photo some.
This photo is of me and my daughter. The photo was taken at the entrance ceremony for the junior high. In most junior high schools in Japan, students are required to wear school uniforms. When she was at the elementary school, uniforms weren't required. So, when I saw her in the uniform, I was elated to see her looking grown-up and ready to start anew.
Before leaving you today, I want to quickly recommend that you give The Pier a try alongside embellishments and papers from some of the other Crate collections. You'll love the results! You just might fall under the spell of Crate Paper, too - have a great day!