Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I'm Hooked!

Mini albums are my new obsession! They are very fun and quick to make, and it's a great way to scrap many pictures with a common theme. This mini showcases photos of Emily at ballet practice and a couple of recitals. The photos span over a period of two years and most are not high quality but that's the great thing about minis, since the photos are small, it doesn't really matter!

I used the Paper Doll collection by K and Company with lots of Prima flowers and pearls as well as ballet-themed buttons, lace and trim. The base of the album is a top note-shaped chipboard album from Michael's dollar bin. Each page was edged with Snow Cap paint dauber by Ranger.

This music note paper clip came from Staples! It holds a ballerina dangling charm and two tags with photos and space for journaling on the back. The gorgeous tutu trim is by Webster's Pages.

This is my favorite LO in the album. I just love the combination of purple, pink and white. The photo on the left page is actually interactive; it lifts to reveal a tutu and another photo.

The last page is also interactive. Behind the slippers is a trifold with space for journaling and three more photos.

Hope you enjoyed this post, I have a strong feeling this won't be my last mini! As always, thanks for stopping by and have a creative week!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Coordinates Collections

I'm so excited to share with you the happy-scrappy news that I made the Coordinates Collection Kit Club Design Team!!! I am honored to join a very talented group of women and can't wait to start working with the club's fun kits. Please check them out, the kits are very reasonably priced and the gallery offers many ideas to help kick-start your creativity.

Coordinates Collections Kit Club

Monday, September 20, 2010

Baby Running Record Mini Album

I hope you all had a great weekend. We had perfect weather and were able to enjoy being out.

Today I'm sharing a mini album I made to record Dylan's milestones. This was intended to be a simple mini with space for a photo and journaling for every month of the baby's first year. I simply jotted down little notes in my phone or Dylan's journal of things I wanted to remember.

If you've been following my blog for some time now, you might recall I began this album awhile ago. It turned out to be pretty chunky with a total of 13 pages! Well, I finally finished it and I love the way it came out! I used Little Yellow Bicycle papers and embellishments. The colors are fun and complemented the photos very well. The base of the album was also a LYB chipboard album about 6x6, the perfect size for this kind of project. It allows for plenty of embellishments and journaling while leaving room for the cute pictures.

**Warning - Photo heavy!**

Like I said, this was a pretty big mini album, so I used a ball chain for the binding. It worked out really well.

If you want to try something similar, but feel overwhelmed about the size, you can always cut the amount of pages in half by hiding the journaling in a tag behind the photo.

Hope you feel inspired to create, have a fantastic week!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Love

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Monday and are off to a fantastic week. I had a long weekend and was able to create a LO. I know it's not much but I'm just happy to get my mojo back. The pictures are of my husband holding Dylan for the first time. I wanted a shabby chic look so I chose a monochromatic palette using papers from Webster's Pages Lullaby Lane and some Prima packaging to make this one.

The big daisy/fan I tucked under the rolled corner and slit on the side was achieved by making a border using a Martha Stewart deep edge punch and Prima packaging.

I used my trusty hot glue gun to adhere the lace trim and flat-back pearls. The pearl trim is from JoAnn Fabrics and the paper, flowers and lace can be purchased at Flamingo Scraps.

The vintage font I used for the title is called 1942 Report, love it! It can be downloaded free by clicking here.  I just printed it on cardstock and framed it with a Tim Holtz book plate. I also used some beads found at the floral department at Michael's as well as some white feathers.

I just love this cute little fairy riding on a turtle! I covered it in Crackle Accents to add texture.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!