Friday, June 1, 2012

Little Black Dress Pt. 2

Summer begins this week around these parts, which means I'm heading off to this magical place:

WHICH, I'm extra excited about, because I finally caved in & got THIS for Mother's Day:

I know, I know, the pictures are tiny & the film is pricey, but I just can't get the nostalgia of my childhood Polaroid days out of my mind, and I'm really excited to share this instant-gratification photo experience with my own kids! :-)  Hopefully I'll have some instax mini-album fun to share once I return.

Before I go, I want to share the second half of my projects with the Little Black Dress May kit:

How fun is this giant money ephemera?!  My kids thought this was so awesome, since it looked like real money to them, hah!

Up next, a seaside layout:

The rub-ons, labels, & trims in the kit made great little accents all around this page.

Lastly, I haven't done a "hidden-photo" layout in a long time, and really had fun creating a little mini-album within this layout:

I slit one 6" opening in the page protector, on the left side of the main photo.  Then I punched a small 1/16" hole on the right side, for the twine closure.  This way, the fold-out mini book sits outside the page protector, and is easily accessed by just untying the twine bow: