Monday, June 16, 2014

Monterey Bay Aquarium Mini Album...A Day To Remember

Hi There,

So....a few weeks ago, Jeff and I went to the Aquarium at Monterey Bay. It was actually my first time there. Yes yes, it's only 3 hours away from where I live and I've always wanted to go for years, so we did on May 30th!! Woohoo!!!! It was soooo neat!!!! Just how they built the structure of the place and everything was all nicely laid out! I even touched a stingray!!! Never thought I would have the guts to do that! Everything was just sooo cute and sooo pretty!!! The penguins, the fish, oooh the fishes.....ooh sooo cute!!! and I did find NEMO too! hehe the big sharks, the jelly fishes, ooh sooo pretty and sooo many more beauty of the ocean! Ocean creatures are just sooo beautiful, nature itself is - that's why I really enjoy hiking hehe. We were running and checking the aquarium out like two little kids running back and forth. It was a lot of fun and we made sure we stopped by every little thing ;) And we couldn't ask for the perfect weather, not too cold not to warm, JUST PERFECT! So what does that has to do with me blah-ing? hahaha

It has to do with EVERYTHING...As I was looking though the photos of how much fun we had, I was like...HEY!!! Let's remember this moment!!!! What's the best way to do so, create a mini album or scrapbooking! But since I've always wanted to learn to make a mini album, it was the best approach!!! =)

So I used the "Stack the Deck Album" approach (check it out here to learn the technique HERE), to give that extra room on the spine for me to create the album into more details...I kept it at 5.5" x 4.5" so I can maximize the use of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock by cutting it in halves. I also want to write about how much fun and add extra photos but didn't want to add extra pages, so I created extra pockets. To create this, I simply folded the 8 1/2" x 11" into 5.5" x 4.5" and used the circle frame lit place it in the center by only ran half way through the Big Shot.  I actually wanted to make this a simple album, but hehe it went down the here's what I did....

[--The Front of the Album--]
 [--Album Opened Up--]
 [--Album Opened Up--]

 [--Page 1 & 2--]

 [--Page 3 & 4--]

 [--Page 5 & 6--]

 [--Page 7 & 8--]

 [--Page 9 & 10--]

 [--Page 11 & 12--]

 [--Page 13 & 14--]

I love all the new stamp sets, papers, colors, just everything on the new Stampin' Up Catalog and with all the new fun stuff, it was PERFECT to document how much fun we had. And for a very long time, I really want to personally create something to tell him how much I do appreciate him. I really do appreciate all the people in my life and he is one of few who haha is stuck being in my life keke. And since his birthday is coming up too (July 19th), I wanted to also add this to his gift as well. It's a way for both of us to look back and remember the good times we spent together.

I had a lot of fun making this!!! I love spending hours creating things for people who I know super-duper appreciate it - just like Jeff. =) So it was worth spending hours creating this and I just LOVE how it turned out too (hehe I actually want to keep it for myself lolz)!!!  

Thanks again Jeff for a wonderful time at the aquarium! For all the years I've always wanted to check it out, thanks for making it happen. It was super-duper fun and relaxing. I had such a blast! =) IT REALLY WAS A DAY TO REMEMBER....05.30.14 =)

And hopefully, I'll continue to document my life with my family, closest friends, events, etc...=) So one day when I'm old, I want to be able to look back and actually remember what happened. =)

Thanks for dropping by!!! 

Love always, SMILE!!!
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[The Goodies Used]
SU! Stamp Set: Sea Street; Chalk Line; Point & Click; Remember This; Hello, Sailor; Hardwood, Remember This and Thant Rotary Stamp, Blockhead Alphabet  SU! Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Pacific Point, Coastal Carana, Whisper White Craft, Whisper White Embossed Powder, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad SU! Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Basic Gray, Real Red, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Vellum SU! DSP: Martime, Hide Tide, Retired Pattern Paper SU! Accessories: Large Scallop Edgelit, Circle Framelits, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Curve Corner Punch, Distress Tool, Banner Punch, Hearts Border Punch, Linen Thread, Brads, Buttons, Sponge, White Pen, Heat Gun, Hot Glue Gun, Snail Adhesive, Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensions, Sticky Strip, Big Shot

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