A while back, I angeled some mini pages for a swap at the Cricut Message Board. Every week had a theme and a challenge and I tried to follow them all to a T. :-) I used paper from DCWV's Garden Party paper pack, and I added paper from Prima and Anna Griffin for a couple of the pages. I sent the mini to Gwynne, who made the rest of the weeks and she also took care of the binding.
Diane's favorite colors are pink and blue. She loves butterflies and bling and I made sure she got plenty of them in this mini. Enjoy it all Diane! :-)
I bought the crystals, and flower sprays from Michael's. The book plate die cut was cut using a Tim Holtz die. The ticket is from Tim Holtz. Tammy gave me the flower.
The second week/pages is all about the word "smile" and the words associated with it. I cut the frame with a Spellbinders die and embossed the insert with a Cuttlebug folder. The flowers and skeleton leaves are from Recollections.
The other challenge is to feature an envelope. I made one to use as a pocket for a photomat and I added a couple more photomats inside the envelope. The border punch used is from Martha Stewart. The paper lace is from K&Co.
The theme for this week's pages was "Nature", and the challenge was to use border punches and a pocket. I used Martha Stewart punches for this page and used Spellbinders dies for the photomat in the next page.
"Friendship" is the theme for these pages. I chose a quote from Henry Ford. I made the frame using a Spellbinders die. The flowers are from Prima. Another challenge is to make pockets for tags, so I made tiered pockets for the tags.
The crystals in the next page are from Recollections. I folded a 4"x12" piece of double-sided cardstock in three and tied it on the side with a crinkle ribbon.
I tried to emphasize the designer paper for the back cover by adding a flower (thanks again Tammy!) and crystals. The lace is from Prima.