Hello blog hoppers!!!! If you are already hopping along with us, you probably got to my blog from Mahlin, but if not and want to hop along, head on to Bo Bunny's blog to start!
I have done a mini-album specially for this blog hop but I will show three - - just to cover all types of projects - - and all of them feature the Olivia Collection.
I have a confession to make: when I first got hold of Olivia, I knew right away that I wanted to use it on something personal about me. It took time for me to use because I was waiting for the special photos and concept...
I think it was sometime in August last year when someone lent me an itty bitty book called "A Short Guide to a Happy Life" by Anna Quindlen. It's a really simple book, a fast read - - you can finish it in 5 minutes!!!! Funny how something small can hugely affect you and how you view your life!!!
For this blog hop, allow me to deviate a little, as I would want to share the words that made an impact on me...
You are the only person alive who has sole custody of the life of your mind and of your heart.
Show up. Listen. Try to laugh.
Keep still. Be present.Love the journey, not the destination. Today is the only guarantee you get.
Learn to look at all the good in the world and try to give some of it back.
Learn to be happy.
School never ends. The classroom is everywhere. The exam comes at the very end.
I used Bo Bunny's My Edgy Album in Clover - - this is sooooo easy to use!!! I didn't want to cover it with patterned paper anymore as it's beautiful as is already, I just distressed it and it's good to go!!!
The mini-album took me less than a day to finish. I wanted it to be like the book where it got it's inspiration - - simple, fast and straight to the heart. Ooohhh, just in case you're wondering why I'm in costume in the photos (blushing here), it's because I was one of the emcees during my company's Christmas party (I guess they needed a clown!!!! LOL!!!!). Special thanks to JayR Purisima, my idol and colleague, for the photos!!!
So there, hope you like the album. Just in case, you would want to see more possibilities with the Olivia Collection, allow me to share a layout and a card that I have done also with this line:
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