Monday, November 23, 2009

10 Things... I Can't Live Without

My 10 Things project is a teeny, tiny, itty, bitty, Cover 2 Cover Petite album that I created with the theme "10 Things I Can't Live Without." I needed a few more pages for the album, so I simply cut some from cardstock and punched a hole to thread onto the ball chain closure.

For the cover, I glued some sewing pattern paper to the backside and added brown Staz On ink to give it a grungy look. I used number rub-ons from 7 Gypsies and mini alphas from My Little Shoebox to create a unique title. I wanted this little album to pack in as much design as possible! I layered on some old sheet music pieces and tied on various ribbons, fiber, and lace. The patterned paper used inside the book is from Daisy D's - I've been hoarding it waiting for the perfect project.

Now onto my 10 Things. I chose a more "cheeky" take on what I can't live without. Of course I have the essentials - my husband, my cats - but the rest are all the little things that make my life better. How appropriate to use the littlest album for all those little things.

My list continues:
4. Michael Buble
5. Stickles
6. Internet
7. TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
8. Electricity and Indoor Plumbing
9. Modern Appliances
10. Tivo

(You can check out my blog for more photos of these pages:

To alter the book's chipboard pages, I used a gold paint dabber and tarnished brass Distress Crackle Paint. To size my photos down to 1.5 inches, I simply inserted them into a Word document on my computer, resized the image, then printed the Word document containing all the images.

I hope our 10 Things theme has inspired you during this season of thanks and giving.



~EssenseVibez~ said...


dianapena8 said...

Love how you decorated each page!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful project! I just love the size and you did pack a lot of great design into such a small mini! Love it!


kellyjean said...

Super super cute! Off to your blog to see the other things you just can't live without...

Gloria Stengel said...

This is fantastic. Cracked me up. I also cannot live without Tivo and indoor plumbing!

AmesOx said...

Erica, this is wonderful! Love it! I too can't live without my tivo. It's one of the best things invented!

Carolyn Lontin said...

What a great little project!!