Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Mini Album : : Scrap Within Reach

Okay, let me be honest here: I don't like mini-albums. I think I've said it before. I don't like making them and I don't like them once they're done because I see them as clutter. My kids, however, love them. They see them as little books about them (as if all the big albums I make aren't about them!) So once in a while, I make one.

I started with this. You'll have to excuse the bad picture, it was 11 at night when I took it.

As you can see, it's a fleur-de-lys. However, I couldn't use it as-is and I'll tell you why. You see, I live in the province of Qu├ębec and this is our flag:

So when I see a fleur-de-lys, all I can think of is this flag, and more specifically our national holiday, la St-Jean-Baptiste. I know there's a lot more meaning behind this emblem, but my head sees what it sees, what can I say! Since I didn't have pictures of us celebrating said holiday (well, not enough pics), I decided to alter the album. I made this:

A bird! Cute, cute! I used Scrap Within Reach's Urban Garden collection.

And now, my kids are happy! :)

Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.♥


peata said...

turned out great. really interesting bout the fleur de lis and ur flag.

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Shop with Me Mama said...

Super cute and creative, great job :)