Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our Story - CD Case Mini Album

It seems lately there have been a lot of sudden tragedies in many people's lives. Life is so short, and nothing is certain, please make sure to let those you love know how much you appreciate them. One of my biggest fears is losing someone I love, and I especially freak at the thought of ever being without my husband. We were talking about this last night, how I never want to lose him, so today I made him a little CD jewel case mini album filled with some of the biggest events we've shared together...

cd mini album
Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is to upcycle/recycle something. I loooove upcycling all those old CD Jewel Cases into scrapbooks, but I haven't made one in so long. I definitely jumped at this opportunity.

Inside title: "the best days of my life"
The inside of the cd case is basically a big accordian folded album. Each page has an important date with a picture...

high school!
The first pages! I kinda hit the high school picture jackpot this morning while going through an old photo box. I found so many of those little photo booth pictures of us together.

Our puppy addition to our family, and a little engagement photo shoot we did ourselves with the timer button on the camera :)

We graduated college and got married right away! If you'd like to be a snoopy and browse some more of my wedding photos, visit an old post here.

The last page... (so far.) We moved just a couple weeks after our wedding. Then we added a couple more little fur babies to the fam since ;)

I loved the paper used in this album. The front and back cover is perfect, with sayings like "love" "reminisce" "our story" all over it. I had to keep the embellishments on the light side, so the cd case could actually close together. Just some twine and a few little rhinestones did just fine. Papers are DCWV Mainstreet stack (I think it might be a new favorite stack of mine!) and Colorbok patterns.

Thanks for glancing at my recycled cd scrapbook! Do you think hubs will like it? Even if it is a little cheese ballish?? :)

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. You're so funny - cheese ballish?! Is that even a word college grad?! HAHA. I think it is adorable - even though you are making me feel old! I've got 10 yrs on ya girl, but I still feel like I should be 18!! Cool album my dear!

  2. Lol kari!!! It's a word if I make it one, right? And age is all in how ya feel, you're staying young!!

  3. Very fun way to use an old CD case. Love your pictures!!

  4. Wow...this a really cool way to recycle an old CD case!!! Very ingenious!!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  5. I think he's gonna love it Rachel! What a neat idea! Love all the fun photos!

  6. That turned out so cute, love your pics! I've been creating a similar scrapbook collection for this little peanut, with the adorable CD case photo album that you sent me :)

  7. This is super cute Rachel! What a sweet gift and a fun way to remember your time together so far!

  8. Your cd mini turned out so nice. Love the papers and you have some great pictures. Nicely done. I never made a cd mini but I have made a mini in a tin case and it was a lot of fun to do. I may have hubby look for some cd cases when he does his out at the tag sales and flea markets. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Aw... what a cute mini album! Design and photos all in one! This is so sweet, Rachel!

  10. Love it cheese ball and all!!
    Thanks for sharing it at Show & Share!

  11. And fyi...I'm featuring this in this week's Show & Share!! Hope you'll come grab a button!