I have been working on this album for a couple of years. I don't like to rush things. My mom and dad came out for the first time at Christmas. Poor mom and dad. They have not seen that much snow for many, many years. As a matter of fact probably not since we left Ontario in 1975! Luckily we don't get that much snow every year.
Now onto this page. This page took a bit of thought as I wanted to make something to emphasize the game we were playing. My parents gave Karina a game called Banana Grams that is really similar to Scrabble. We had such a good time playing it. The page itself was not too much of a stretch. The pictures were mounted on red card stock and then used my black chalking ink by Creative Memories. One photo mat was cut at 4 1/4 by 8 inches. I was going to add some journalling in there but as you can see I changed my mind. The second picture of the girls with their footed pajamas was mounted on the same red card stock 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Of course I used the chalking ink on the edges as well to match it up with the other mat.
The Banana Grams tiles were a bit more of a challenge but very easily made. I cut the chip board in 1 inch squares and did the same with a cream coloured card stock. The cream tiles were glued onto the chip board. I told you if there is a long way to do things I do it that way. Next time I would glue down my card stock onto the chip board and then cut into 1 inch squares. Then with the Big Shot and die cuts I cut out each of the letters to make up my words. They are 3/4 inch tall. My next job was to affix the letters to the tiles. Not too bad so far. To make them shinny and so that they don't look like a bunch of layers I mod podged them. I let them dry of course before I used my tape runner to glue them down. They look like they are tumbling down the page.
The Family mat was created by using the same red card stock. 6 3/4 x 3 inches. Using the Martha Stewart border and corner punch, Victoria, added a bit of detail and interest. I chalked the edges again with the black chalking ink. The "Family" was cut using my cricut machine and the cart I used was Creative Memories Reminisce. 2 1/2 inches in size. After gluing the word onto the mat I went around the edges of the word with a black fine tipped felt. It made it stand out a bit more really.
Well that about covers this page. I hope you like this one as much as I do.