March 28, 2012

A SOC Mini Album Swap

Hi readers! I hope you're doing well! The weather here in NC has been really nice lately--temps reaching into the 70s and even the mid 80s, only dipping a bit in the last couple of days. Honestly, this has been the craziest March weather in a really long time! I think we have gone from winter straight into June, lol...I hope that you're having great days wherever you call home...

Today I wanted to share another album I received as part of a Mini Album swap over at Scraps of Color. This was a "Bucket List" themed swap, and Chauntelle was my partner! All of the participants were paired off, and required to send our partners ten items on our bucket list. Then we made pages from the items on the lists...too cool, right? To keep this post from getting too pic heavy, here's a sampling of this great album:

The poem on the cover is called Don't Quit. You can
read it here.

A couple of the items on my bucket list is to visit Venice and to take a cruise! So check out Chauntelle's pages:

The passport on the left is a neat little place for journaling!

Getting a puppy is also on my bucket list! Isn't that puppy (and this layout) too cute?

This page represents my dream of going back to school...

Sorry the lighting on this one is a little dark...but this page is for the dream of seeing a Broadway show in New York!

And for seeing sights on the streets of Paris!

But before I go, I have to learn French!

I love all of the pages in this album, but this is one of my favorites because Chauntelle added a pocket with French phrases inside. French was on one side, but if you flip the card over, it has the phrase in English!!

Finally, this page is for just putting on that black dress and heels for a night on the town!
(Don't giggle, I've never done that before...)

Isn't she fabulous? Love her!!

I am still drooling over this book!! Now I need to get busy on filling those pages up, and checking those items off my bucket list! I'm looking forward to it! Thanks again Chauntelle!! So what are some of the things on your list?


  1. Awesome mini album! That puppy is too cute! :)

  2. What a fantastic idea of a mini bucket list album, I love it!!

  3. What a great idea for a swap! Chauntelle did a great job! And guess what? Your bucket list and my bucket list are very similar! :-) Good luck in making your dreams come true!

    1. What can I say...Great minds think alike, lol. Best wishes on your journey to accomplishing your dreams as well!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing the poem, its funny how God leads you to the people with the words you need to hear. That poem was just what I needed to hear today. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today and left a comment, it was that comment that led me here. :D

    The album is just beautiful! I hope you get the chance to do everything on your list.

    1. You're welcome, Norma! I think God has a purpose and perfect timing for everything, and I'm SO glad that the poem encouraged your heart last week! Everyday I pray that something I say or do brings encouragement to someone, and this blog is no thank you for sharing! It keeps me going! =D

  5. This is such a great idea for an album. Cute mini!

  6. What a fun album. Great idea and pages. Hope you get to go to all your dream places.

  7. Love, love, love! What a great album with so many fun things from your bucket list :)

    Weather has been so crazy here as well! Not much of a winter and we are supposed to have a high of almost 90 on Sunday! :-O

    1. Wouldn't you know it--now its April, and the temps have dipped here again! Go figure! Hope its a little more stable where you are.

  8. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thank you so much Cheryl for showcasing my album here on your blog! I had so much fun making it and I am glad you enjoyed it! I'm going to have to "picture jack" you because I am HORRIBLE about taking pics and there were a few pages I didn't capture!

    The arrival of your mini made my day and I can't wait to start filling it up!

    ~Chauntelle Nealy~
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