Friday, August 19, 2011

Cabo mini-album

I FINALLY finished that mini-album I've been talking about for months!  Yay!!  I made this album for my friend who invited me  to join her on a girl's trip last year.  We stayed at her gorgeous condo in Villa La Estancia in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  This album is my way of commemorating the trip and thanking her for her generosity. 

Front cover
For the background I used a mask from Tattered Angels and sprayed it with some of their glitter mists.  I used red Stickles to make my own flourished styled bling.  Then to finish the front cover I altered an ornate plate from Tim Holtz. 

Photo courtesy of Villa La Estancia

Our first day
Since my friend and her family frequently visit Cabo I wanted to focus most of the pictures on the group shots.  However, I could not make an album without highlighting some of the beautiful Cabo landscape.  So, more often than not, I used 5x7 photos for landscape pictures of Cabo and wallet size photos for pictures of the ladies.

Except for the tag, no special technique was used here.  I used a Tim Holtz's mask with a few of his distress ink pads to create the tag.  The paper is from Club Scrap.

Top photo courtesy of Villa La Estancia
Day 2
On the second day we enjoyed a lovely brunch where I enjoyed trying new (to me) Mexican dishes.  Afterwards we lounged by the pool since the waves were rather wicked that day. 

For this page I used several elements from Pink Paislee (my new obsession).  The corner stamp and the border stamps as well as the blue ruffle are all from their Daily Junque collection.  Tucked behind the photo is a little journaling tag . . . also embellished with Pink Paislee stamps.  :-)

4th of July
We celebrated the 4th of July in Cabo.  We enjoyed a fabulous dinner set against a magnificient view of the beach and Los Arcos all while listening to live Jazz music.  I truly enjoyed getting to know these ladies.  Amazing what kind of stories you are willing to share after a few margaritas.  :-)
Top photo courtesy of Villa La Estancia

Upclose photo of embellishment
Another day on the beach
One of my favorite memories of this trip was when I went surfing on a buggy board.  So much fun!  Those waves were pretty strong . . . a couple of times I was up side down.  I've never held on to anything so tightly in my life as I did to that buggy board.  LOL.  But I loved it.  I felt like a kid again. 

To add a few more pictures and a little more interest I added a few flip outs to the album.  For the top page I used the flip out for journaling.  For the bottom page I used the flip out to showcase a few more photos.  Although not shown here, the flip out actually has 3 pages . . . sort of a mini-album within a mini-album.  :-)

What is a girl's trip without a little shopping
This part of the album is to showcase our little shopping trip in downtown Cabo.  It was Africa hot that day . . . World Cup was playing on EVERY television and heard over EVERY radio in town . . . and were shots of Tequilla were being served in jewelry stores!  Only in Mexico I suppose.  :-)

Once again I utilized a flip out album to showcase a few more photos of our shopping trip.  The page above shows the album closed while the page below shows you the flip out album open.  

Por Que Te Vas
My trip was much too short.  I left a few days earlier than the rest of the crew.  Every time I see this photo I hear that old song by Mana, "Por Que Te Vas".  The girls were signing that song to me on my last day. 

Photo of Villa La Estancia courtesy of Villa La Estancia
I made another flip out for the top page but this time I used it for journaling.  I added a photo (3.5 x 7) of the resort and used the back space for journaling.  

Back cover
I kept the back cover simple.  I used a Stampin Up frame stamp and signed it. 

Thank you for accompanying me on this trip down memory lane.  I hope you enjoyed the mini-album.  

As always, thanks for stopping by . . .  Yoli


Lora said...

This is beautiful - what a nice memory of what looks like a wonderful trip!

Karin said...

Your mini album is so lovely. It's different and fresh. I can say that by looking at the pictures you had a great time.

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Yoli said...

Thanks ladies for your kind comments.


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