Today’s blog post is the first Mini Blog Hop with fellow American Mama, Elizabeth, and my lovely U.K. Demonstrator, Gemma.
When I first started crafting I adored Elizabeth’s creations, especially her Memories & More Pages (although back then we were using Project Life). I can’t believe that we’re now collaborating, as she was my inspiration and craft idol when I first joined Stampin’ Up!
I am also so very proud and honoured to have my newest Demonstrator, Gemma, be a part of this Mini Blog Hop. She only signed up earlier this year but has already achieved success with her crafting business, and her sparkly personality always shines through her creations.
We decided on the theme A Hint of Mint for our first hop. This came together as a result of Elizabeth & I both being in love with Mint Macaron, and literally squealing when we saw it had made it back to the SU ink pad collection. I was so pleased I kept hold of my Mint Macaron card and ink pad from two years ago #hoarder.
I chose to make a couple of Memories & More Pages for this theme, as it’s so quick and easy. I used the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card kit, along with the 12″ x 12″ pocket pages & co ordinating folder. I have been playing with this new kit for a good few weeks now. The colours are gorgeous, and the calligraphy type font is just beaut.
It was pretty straightforward putting this layout together. I just chose cards from the kit that had a Hint of Mint Macaron in them, and teamed them with photos from my youngest son’s 2nd birthday party. Yes my son has one of the decorative stickers covering him in his birthday suit (literally).
I use Snapfish app for my photo prints, as you get 50 free prints a month (in the U.K.) when you use the mobile app. It’s such an easy way to create a personalised photo album, perfect for Mamas who want to cherish the memories but have very little time (and energy).
My mentality behind creating these pages is still the same now as it was when I first began. They are my therapy after long days with the boys, my escape from the boring chores, my way of reminding myself that it’s all worth it. It has become more than a photo album, it’s a gratitude journal, a snapshot of my life with the boys, my way of showing the good in the days.
I hope one day my boys will look back on these pages, when I am long gone, and smile at the beautiful moments of our amazing life together.
You can find all the materials used in my blog at my online shop.
Please hop on over to my fellow demonstrators pages for more inspirational Hints of Mint;