Thursday, April 24, 2008

You color my world (+ freebies)

Something cute I have created this weekend:

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I just love when I make something for myself, designed for myself, designed to make me awww and oooh. Something that I don’t have to give away, it is MINE and I can look at it and cherish all I want :) This little book was something like that. I had a whole 20 page album planned with this theme. It was in my head since Mateus as 1 year old, but that is just too much work for the moment, so a little keepsake was the easy solution for my need to have something like this in my hands.

Now, this is a hybrid project, so there was a whole (fun) process to it, which I am getting used to and enjoying a lot. First I had to come out with a way of creating the album with layers/tabs, so I did a mock up in scrap paper, measured it, and brought it to photoshop. I wanted it to be practical and easy to print, so I planned it to be printed on two A4 pages.

It was a lot of work putting the template together, so I saved it for future albums, and I would love to share it with you. HERE is the link to the template.

Then I created my digital pages using the TuttiFrutti papers and elements by Lili:


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I printed them, cut them and glued the same sized pages back to back. Then I did my favourite thing in hybrid, added buttons, ribbons and other embellishments (almost everything by doodlebug designs) and you can see the end result at the beggining of this post :)

Here was my process: template, quick pages, digital pages, printed pages with embellishments

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Now, why did I create quickpages? Well, onto the big surprise :) I sent this to Lili and she suggested we give the quickpages away as a freebie.... YES! If you like this little project specifically, you can just download the quickpages HERE and add your photos and text, than it is ready to print and play. Isn’t she great? I am so excited! I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I did. I am still oooohing and awwwing at it ;)

I am off to Sydney this weekend to meet my best Aussie friend Melissa, who I haven’t seen in over a year. For those in Australia, have a great ANZAC day, and everyone else enjoy your weekend :)


ETA. You can click on all the photos on this post for larger versions available on flickr (lots more photos there too)

45 comments:

Gabi Butcher said...

LINDO, maravilhoso!!! Amei MI!
Adorei o estilo do álbum/formato tb!

Ps. O link está dando erro...

casadadaniela said...

Mi, que generosidade, ficou lindo demais! Amei! Vou voltar quando o link tiver funcionando, viu!
Obrigada!

Salada da Vida said...

Lindo demais!! parabéns e obrigada.
Regiane Musa

Michelle Filo said...

Obrigada Gabi, acho que já concertei :)

Salada da Vida said...

Tudo certo! Ficou muito lindo, obrigada por compartilhar! bjo
Regi

Ana Amorim said...

Como sempre: love it so "mushy"!!! Miiii... eu vou morrer daqui há um mês se vc não me mandar uns botões desses em forma de estrela, botões e borboleta... que lindooos!

E, wow, wow, wow... esse é o album + lindo que já vi! Cores lindas, fotos espetaculares, que edição maravilhosa, que perfeição nos detalhes, posso ficar um dia inteiro digitando elogios!

No fim, OBRIGADA pelo freebie!
Love ya!

Jane/Wags said...

Very creative and inspiring!

Monique said...

What a beautiful hybrid project! I am definitely downloading the template to make one for myself! Of course it will have a different topic as I've already made a colour mini album, mine was in CD album style. Have a great day!

Ann-Marie said...

Michelle you ROCK girl!! I have admired your work from Scrapbooking Memories and ScrapArtist too - you are soo talented!! Thanks for the inspiration you give me and the mini hybrid project - I am ALL over that!!! About time I made something for myself!

Malu said...

Mi, sou sua fã ! coisa mais linda meu deus.. que talento !!!!!!!

parabens ! vou baixar agora mesmo as QPs.. amei de paixão !

Barb said...

Very cute!

DawnMarch said...

I'm not sure how I've missed your blog before, but WOWZERS, I love it! Beautiful designs and great tips! I loved your Shutterfly book from a few posts ago -- I've been planning to do one but couldn't figure out what to do with the cover. Great idea!

Léa said...

Maravilhoso!!! Amei e estou doidinha para fazer um também... O duro vai ser achar uns botões lindos por aqui... Quando você vier ao Brasil traga uma mala cheia deles prá vender aqui prá gente... rsrs
Obrigada pelo template...
Beijos e boa viagem, Léa

nanda said...

God, Isso aqui está DIVINO!
Obrigada, Mi!! You are the best!!

movefearlessly said...

that is thee cutest thing!

Dúnia said...

Mi, adoreiiiii obrigado por compartilhar!!!

Kutnkudlys' Kreations said...

Great job on the book! It is darling!!!

Great job on the quickpages and all, you did great on them!

Have a great day!

P.S. I have a secret on my blog, check it out!

Rona said...

thank you very much for sharing! This is just awesome!!!

Alice said...

Thank you for giving this away ! You make hybrid so much easier !!! I reallyt want to try this project ! Thanks for the inspiration !
Just a little question : did you sew all the pages together or did you already have a mini book and glued the pages on it ?

AfriDigiDiva said...

Those are really cool! The more I ee those, the more I want to try hybrid and paper scrapping.

Nandinha Menezes said...

Mais uma vez obrigada por compartilhar essa belezura, esse álbum está perfeito, fotos lindas e esses botões deu um toque a mais no álbum, amei...

carinaschirrmann said...

Michelle, tá maravilhoso!!!!
Muito obrigada (pra vc e pra Lili) pelo freebie!
Gostei da sugestão da Léa, traz uma sacola cheia desses botões, eu compro! heheheh

Você é muuuto criativa, Mi! E super inspiradora!
Parabéns e obrigada de novo!
beijos, Cá!

Érica said...

Mi Obrigada demais! Ele é lindo.

difair said...

Thanks for sharing.
Love your mini- what a great idea!!!

Camila said...

Liiiindo, Mi!! Aff quero ser assim qdo eu crecer!!!

Jackie E. said...

creative and beautiful book!!

Yvette said...

Beautiful book! Thank you!

SteinyGirl said...

Mi, adorei - lindo demais! Mil obrigadas! Bjs!!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Margie said...

This is so sweet of you! Thank you so much. Love your book :)

Simoni said...

Mi que lindo esse álbum, amei de paixão! Muito obrigada por disponibilizar!
Arrasou simplesmente MARAVILHOSO!

Beijos

C.A. said...

Wow, you just amaze me. I have never scrapped anything just for...ME. I think it's about time, LOL. Thanks for reminding me of that. I'm going to make MYSELF a bragbook!

my2boys said...

oh wowowo. this is freakin awesome! love love love!
thanks so much for sharing!

vinnie pearce said...

Truly amazing! well done!

Susie said...

These are really lovely Michelle,
thank you for your generosity. I will definately be able to use them.

Roberta said...

Que maravilha de trabalhoooo!!!
Eu amei!!!
LINDO, LINDO, LINDO!!!
E ainda compartilha... gente boa, né??
Bjks e parabéns pela obra!

Glauca said...

Lindos de viver!
adorei!
mas eu ainda estou esperando a sua resposta do meu mail :O)
boa semana,

Anonymous said...

Oi Mi! Lindo demais da conta!!!!

E estes botões, o que são eles? kkk

Thais Palomares

.:Carola }i{:. said...

Michelle, lindo! Eu fiz um pra dar de presente pra minha mãe, acho que ela vai gostar. Fiquei super orgulhosa do resultado (já que tava achando que não ia conseguir fazer direito) mas seu template foi muito bem explicativo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/carola_st/260408-youcolourmyworldalbu.jpg

Bjs e obg :-)

Ivana Oficina de Memórias said...

Miiii ... simplesmente maravilhoso !! Amei de paixão !!
obrigada por compartilhar !!
Sou sua fã !! amoooo seu trabalho !! Bjssss ... Ivana

Anonymous said...

How wonderful, and thank you for sharing. I noticed your photo backgrounds match your pages... did you coordinate the pages to the photo or did you somehow manipulate your photo to match the colours?

Lala

Ana Reis said...

Acho que não deixei recadinho, mas já baixei !!! Lindo demais !

Tks !

Carla said...

Maravilhoso!

Só queria saber como vc fez para dar aquele ajuste de cor para que combinasse com as páginas... já tentei de tudo... mas nada feito! Nada nem parecido com esse efeito!!

hehehehehe

Me dá um help?!

Obrigado por seus trabalhos... e dicas!

CrisTonon said...

Mi tenho que declarar que você é minha Musa. Seus trabalhos hibridos são tão lindos que fico morrendo de vontade de fazer tudo igual :)

Muito obrigada por todas as dicas, templates e afins que você sempre nos dá.

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