Thursday, November 22, 2018

Baby's 1st Christmas Mini Album

Hello friends! Happy American Thanksgiving to all my American friends that are celebrating today.

I wanted to share with you another mini album. I created it with some medium size red paper bags that are found at Michael's in the party supplies section. This one is for my grandson's first Christmas.


I am in love with printing design papers at home lately. I find it works for me as I can print only what I need and resize it to be suitable for cards and mini albums. This collection is designed by Nitwit Collections and is from the Baby's First Christmas Collection.

I also shared this mini album on the A Flair For Buttons blog as one of my design team projects. I love flair buttons and they work perfectly for this album.  The cute penguin flair button on the front cover is from the Christmas Fun 2 Flair Set.


There are lots of pockets and tags to house photos and journaling. On one tag I added a an adorable snowman flair button from the Vintage Snowman 2 Flair Set. 

On another tag, I added the cute reindeer slippers flair button from the Christmas Fun 2 Flair Set.


I love the way the paper bags work as extra pockets to tuck in more photos and journaling tags.
This paper bag mini album has lots of places to add photos.


For the spine, I added red, green and silver ribbon and tied some cute little christmas themed buttons using "Dress It Up" buttons.


I found some cute red ribbon with Rudolph at Michael's and added it to the album so it can be tied in a bow to close up the album.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the A Flair For Buttons shop for these and many more flair buttons for the holiday season or any season.

Have a creative day!

Flair Used On Mini Album
Christmas Fun 2 Flair Set
Vintage Snowman 2 Flair Set


Friday, November 2, 2018

Santa Please Stop Here Christmas Paper Bag Mini Album

Hello friends!

Today I have another mini album to share for A Flair For Buttons using seven, yes seven flair buttons from various flair sets in the shop.

This album was fun to put together. The base of the album is made from kraft paper lunch bags. then covered with design papers, stickers and ephemera die cuts from the adorable Photoplay Paper's Oh Canada Christmas Collection by Becky Fleck Moore.

Here are some photos of the pages, pockets and tags in the album:

This was a lot of fun to create and I can't wait to gift it to my daughter so she can add some Christmas photos.

Have a great creative day!

Flair Buttons Used On This Mini Album

Christmas Wishes 1 Flair Set

Canada 2 Flair Set
Christmas Faces Flair Set

It's Christmas Time Flair

Christmas Fun 2 Flair

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!