Sunday, February 13, 2011

Memento Mori... Vive Hodie!

Memento mori is a Latin phrase translated as "Remember your mortality" or "Remember you will die".

Nothing morbid, really. It's a phrase to remind ourselves that we are only human, and that we should be humble, to remember the fragility of life and to cherish.

So yep, here's a 8.5" x 6" fabric-cover mini album encased in an altered mini stitched chipboard luggage.

Luggage is titled Memento mori, while the mini album reads Vive hodie, which is latin for "Live today". Pretty little thingies if I may say so myself. Love how the two items came together.

Don't you guys just hate how mini albums explode with embellies and look like they are gonna fall apart anytime? Well I do. So yea, I love how the luggage holds the album together and protects it.

Oh and look at the transparent box adhere to the backpage of the album! It's actually the packaging that holds the japanese papers that were used for the pages of the album! Now I have space to store those little bits and pieces of ephemera and what-have-yous! Innovative idea yea? Thanks Merdrey for the tip!

Haven't figured out what sorta photos I'm gonna put in here though... Any suggestions?

see that pretty pink with white accents chipboard alpha stickers that spells "mori" and "hodie"? Those are exclusive American Crafts Chipboard Alphas that only the local scrapbooking store Papermarket carries. Sold no where else in the world cos it's a collaboration between AC and Papermarket! If you are interested in purchasing, they are selling at $9.90 per pack. I can help purchase them, just drop me your request in the comment section :)

1 comment:

  1. This is a gorgeous, gorgeous project!! Thanks for sharing!!