Saturday, October 8, 2016

Live Love Laugh Mini Album

Live Love Laugh Album

I finally finished this book I've been working on. I just haven't had time to sit down and get it all done in a timely manner. These books could easily be created in one day.....if you have the time!

This one is just like the other two that I have posted on my blog. I change up a few things on each book. I can't stand making the same thing over and over. I have to make a few changes even if things are basically similar. 

For the cover I used sticky back canvas from Ranger and a word die from Momenta that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The cork dots are from Recollections. The paper collection is also from Recollections called Memories Documented. I found this paper pad in my stash that I didn't even remember that I had! It's good to shop your own supplies. 

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

I added belly bands to two pages this time to hold an extra photo mat.

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

I just added one waterfall to the back cover this time. I didn't use a magnet as there is no problem keeping it closed.

I just love this paper and plenty left for one or two more books if I choose to make them.

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Christmas Mini Album

Christmas Album

I made two more mini albums like this one that I made in September. I just love the size of these books. They measure 5 -1/8-inches by 8-inches. To me they are just the perfect size. For my cover I used a Sizzix die and cut a bunch of the branches. I then cut them apart and made them into a wreath. The embellshment came from my stash of wreath making supplies. The bow is made from some ribbon in my stash using a tutorial from Gina K. I took some classes from Bella Crafts Connection at the Mall of America and she was kind enough to let me tape her creating one. Bows are so hard for me! I either have to use a fork or another thing I have to make bows with. 

Christmas Album

I decided to add two waterfalls to this book. One on the inside front and back cover.  I wasn't sure if I'd need to increase the spine or not. Turns out it worked out and the spine is the same size as the other books I made. 

Christmas Album

I just love that there are so many pockets and places for photo mats.

Christmas Album

I came across this paper by accident. I had stopped into Hobby Lobby for a pack of Kraft paper and walked by a display of paper that was 50% off. I looked at it, went on my way and went pack and loved it so much I picked up the 12x12 and the 6x6-inch pads. It's called Old World Winter. It has a little bit of texture to it and I love that.

Christmas Album

Christmas Album

Christmas Album

Christmas Album

Christmas Album

That's it! I didn't add any embellishments to the inside. There is room, but I think the paper is beautiful that it's doesn't really need anything else. I want the book to have room for photos and or journaling. 

My next post will be another book using the same concept just changed up a bit. 

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Everyday Memories Mini Album

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I have to tell you how excited I was to come across this little book! I have been following Ginger from My Sisters Scrapper for quite a long time and love her mini albums. She has a mini album that is very similar to this one but no pages and a bit smaller. 

I've been searching for something very close to that one. I wanted something that had a few pages. I wasn't too concerned about the size. A few weeks back I found exactly what I was looking for on a Blogger friends blog. My friend Susie from Creative Cafe made the book I was searching for. Check out her blog, she makes beautiful books!

This book measures approximately 5.25 inches in width, 8 inches in height and 1.25 inches in depth. I love this book! 

I used a paper pad I've had in my stash for ages. It's by K&Company and is called Que Sera Sera. The  patterns are beautiful. I usually buy "collections" so I have embellishments, stickers and chipboard pieces to choose from when I decorate my books. I fill in with stuff from my stash. I had no embellishments for this paper. I racked my brain for ideas of how to decorate the cover. I went to a few Michael's, Joann's and even Hobby Lobby looking to see if I could find something and came up empty handed. I just didn't see anything I liked. That led me to shop in my own craft room! 

For the cover I used three different die sets for the flowers and leaves. I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage, Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms and Sizzix - Donna Salazar Rose Creations. I die cut the flowers/leaves from patterned paper from the collection. I added pearl bling to the flower centers. I cut the doily from a Prima die called Doilies One and then dyed it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The metal corners are from Momenta. The word sentiments are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology stickers called ChitChat. I inked all the pages with vintage photo distress ink - my favorite! I used an old Creative Memories corner punch for the photo mats and flaps. On the pockets I used my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. 

The rest of this post are just photos of the inside pages, spine and back cover. I didn't do any embellishing on the inside. The book isn't that large and I wanted to leave plenty of room to add photos. Embellishments can always be added after the photos have been adhered to the pages. There are 6 photo mats inside pockets and two small booklets inside two pockets. In addition to the mats and booklets there is room for over 40 photos in the book. Of course some of the areas can be used for journaling too. 

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I love waterfall photo pages!

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This is the page with the two pockets that hold two small booklets that will hold four photos each.

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I live the flaps on the page!

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That's it! I've already started the pages for more books. I've gone through all my patterned paper and have decided to cut into the collections that I've been hoarding because they are too gorgeous to use.

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