Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Stay Wild Mini Album

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share with you a fun mini album that I created of my dog Syd.



Syd and I go for walks near the river and forest near my home just about every day. I snapped these photos with my iPhone of the gorgeous colours of Autumn and thought I would create a fun mini album.

Recently, a very talented lady named Cat Martin opened up an Etsy store named The Minty Octopus. She designs gorgeous digital papers and elements and when I saw this new collection named Norwegian Wood, I knew I wanted it to create this album. Be sure to check out her Etsy store.

First I downloaded the papers and elements from the kit and resized them in my Silhouette Designer Edition software and used the Print And Cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo and printed them out on Epson Premium Matte Presentation Paper on my Epson home printer.

After I made the foundation of my album and embellished it with ribbon and the elements, I thought I would add several flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons to make it more fun. When I add binder rings to my mini albums, it gives me the opportunity to add more "lumps and bumps" to my pages without being concerned that the mini album will be too bulky to open and close the pages with ease.

Here are my pages:









I want to thank you for visiting my blog today. Have a great day and happy creating!

Supplies Used On My Project

Adhesive - Liquid Glue - Art Glitter
Binder Rings - Staples Inc.
Cardstock - Recollections (Michael's)
Flair - A Flair For Buttons (Good Dog, Linen Heart, Phrases 2 and Woodland Creatures Sets)
Foam Adhesive Squares - 3L Adhesives
Patterned Papers (Digital) - Norwegian Wood Collections - The Minty Octopus
Paper - Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Printer - Epson ET-4750
Ribbons - American Crafts and We R Memory Keepers (some very old ribbons in my stash)
Washi Tape - Recollections (Michael's)


Friday, September 21, 2018

Some Exciting News!


Hello friends! It's been so long since I have posted here on my blog. I wanted to share some happy news today. I have a layout included in the Fall 2018 issue of Scrapbook And Cards Today Magazine!



Here is the layout that I created.


I'm all about using up paper collections and cut paper strips from the Echo Park Paper A Perfect Autumn Collection. I love the teal mixed in with the typical autumn colored papers. To complete the layout, I added some machine stitching with the teal twine and my We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Sewing Machine. 


It is another fabulous issue and I am excited to be included in Scrapbook And Cards Today's 51st issue.  There are so many amazing layouts from many scrapbookers. The magazine can be purchased at many scrapbook stores in Canada and the U.S.A. and it can be downloaded for FREE here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 

Hugs,

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Summer Folio Mini Travel Album

Hello friends! I was asked to be a guest designer for the Scrapbookingstore which is a very affordable scrapbooking kit club.

When I saw the July Kit, I immediately knew that I wanted to create a summer mini album folio that includes a pocket, waterfall, tags and journaling cards.

My daughter went to Texas two weeks ago for her summer vacation so I created this little book for her to add 15 photos and some little notes from her trip.

The kit includes some cute patterned papers from Echo Park's Summer Fun Collection and also the sticker sheet from the same collection as well as some chipboard embellishments and journal cards from American Crafts.



I made the front cover, back cover and spine from some medium weight chipboard and covered it with patterned papers from the kit. 


I added a pocket on the inside cover and created some journaling cards and tags and added a ton of stickers and embellishments from the kit. In fact I actually used the entire sticker sheet to embellish the mini book. On the inside cover on the right hand side, I added a waterfall created with cardstock, patterned papers from the kit, and stickers. There is room to place fifteen photos.


I decorated the outside covers with plenty of stickers as well.  The title "summer" was created with stickers from the kit and I drew around the edges of the title with a fine black felt marker and a ruler to make it stand out more.  


I added some alphabet stickers on the spine of the book as well and also added some black and white baker's twine and some black enamel dots from my stash to add some texture and dimension.


Recently I purchased a We R Memory Keepers Tag Maker and put it to use by altering the journal cards from the kit to create tags and then I punched a hole and tied some baker's twine. I added a lot of stickers to these too.


The paper waterfall was created with cardstock as a base and the patterned papers from the kit. Again I added some stickers to the bottom of each photo mat.

I love making mini books and I was happy to give it as a gift to my daughter so that she can document her memories this summer.

I still had plenty of leftovers from the kit to create some cards.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you check out the Scrapbookingstore. They have a new kit each month starting at $14.99 which is really affordable for a scrapbook kit club. One of the lowest priced kits in the industry.



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

60th Anniversary Mini Album

Hello friends! I hope you are having a great day so far. It's very smoky where I live because of several forest fires burning in my area so it's a good excuse to stay indoors and do some papercrafting and blogging.

I am really excited to share an interactive mini album that I created for my parents. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in July and I wanted to give them something special that I put my heart and soul into so I decided to create this mini album for their anniversary gift.

My three children and their spouses, my husband and parents got together and celebrated the very special occasion. It also was awesome because my parents were especially happy to meet their very first great grandchild that was only a few days old. I was able to take several photos so I will add those later as well as some my parents would like to add of their dating years, engagement, wedding day, and other special occasions.

This is a very photo heavy blog post and I put a lot of time into this interactive mini album. It's probably my biggest project to date but I wanted it to be very special. I couldn't tell you how many pieces of heavy teal cardstock I used to create this album. It was a lot! I made the book completely from scratch. The book is made from medium weight chipboard that I covered with design papers.

I wanted to give credit to Rosa Kelly for her tutorial that I followed. I adore her creations. I wanted to make the album my own so I printed the design papers on my Epson 4750 home printer on Epson Presentation Matte Paper. The collection I used for this album is the Abigail Collection from Nitwit Collections. When I first saw this collection I was in love! The teal and pink colors are some of my favorite color combinations. I wanted to create a somewhat romantic, vintage, shabby chic, Parisian  feel. I thought it was perfect for a 60th wedding anniversary. My style is usually more trendy, but it was awesome to try something different.

Here are the pages. I believe there is approximately enough space for 80 photos.  I haven't decided what paper I will mat the photos with, but it will probably be more of the teal cardstock.


Front Cover



Shaker Box 

 
Spine



Side View Of Pockets With Slide Out Pages




Back Cover

Inside Front Cover Large Fold Out With Magnet Closure

A Sticker That I Had In My Stash Forever





A Gatefold With A Magnetic Closure
Lots Of Flips





A Pocket With Flap 

A Waterfall 






A Pocket With A Flipout


A Pocket With Brads And Twine Closure




An Envelope Accordion File To Add Photos Or Memorabilia




Another Waterfall
Add caption


An Accordion Fold Out For More Photos With A Ribbon Tie Closure


An Envelope That Is Attached With A Brad And Spins To Reveal Photo Below Envelope

A Waterfall To Add Several Photos







Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are inspired to create a mini album. 

Have a great day and happy creating!