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
7. TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
8. Electricity and Indoor Plumbing
9. Modern Appliances
(You can check out my blog for more photos of these pages: http://www.zunkychic.com/.)
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.