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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mad4Plaid Christmas Mini Album

Seriously, I think 2017 was the fastest on record. I mean really, where did the year go? Today's post is about a mini album gift for my mom. Most of her children live hundreds of miles from where she lives so she doesn't get to see us very often. So every few years I send out a request for pictures from my siblings, nieces, nephews, etc. I'm still gathering, but in the mean time here is the album that those pictures will eventually go in.

To watch at YouTube click HERE

You will notice it isn't as 100% finished as my usual creations. That is because I wanted to wait to add all of the 'fluff and stuff' once the pictures are in the album. Also, depending on how giving my family members are, I haven't created all of the pull outs and tags yet. If I get one or two pictures then I won't need a lot of tags or accordion folded pull outs, right? Thank goodness most of them are on facebook or Instagram and I can grab a pic or two there so my mom will have some 'proof of life.' (ha!)

I'm hoping to create another post with the Finished book before I need to wrap and ship it to her a few states away. Fingers crossed my siblings get those pictures to me soon!

Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas, New Years, winter holiday.
Love and hugs! Thank you for your visit during this busy season.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Halloween with Matilda &Godfrey Mini Album - continued

*WARNING!* Photo heavy post ahead. →→→
As promised here are the still pics for Matilda & Godfrey mini album/folio that I created. If you missed the video, you can find it in the previous blog post or on YouTube.

Without further ado, here are the pictures....
↗The red-orange tag, cauldron and two potion bottles are from the sticker sheet, mounted to cardstock for durability. the bats are from the sticker sheet.

↗The Boo Crew bit is a cut apart which I pieced together with some scraps of paper to fit this tri-fold tag.

↗Here is a better look at the back two panels and the spine of this tri-fold album/folio. The Spooky bookplate is a sticker from the sticker sheet in the collection.
↗Here is a better look at the fun charms I found to dress up spine.

↗When you open the mini album these are the first two inside pages that you will find.
↗ Firs the left side panel.... The 31 emblem is from the cut a parts. It is mounted on light olive and black cardstock for extra durability. The black card was cut with a Stamp die and the edges were highlighted with Wink of Stella pen.

↗On the back of the 31 emblem is the moon and bats cut apart. It too was mounted to light olive and black cardstock. The black card was given the same treatment with the stamp die and Wink of Stella.

↗A panel opens to the right providing two areas for pictures.

↗A large tag can be pulled from a pocket on the right panel. The Creepy tab is a sticker from the sticker sheet.

↗Now over to the other side...  I'm SOOOO loving my little BEWARE banner with the little Ghost holding the right side of the banner. It turned out so cute, right?  Both came from the sticker sheet and then were mounted to cardstock for extra durability. The Happy Haunting panel on the pocket came from the cut a parts. The pocket is large so could definitely hold more than one tag and eventually will.

↗When we open the right side of the tri-fold panel here is what we find:
↗In the center I created a waterfall of panels. Each are 4x6. A magnet holds the closure in place. There is another cut apart on the back of the Spooky cut apart but I forgot to snap a pic of it. Both the Spooky and Haunted House cut aparts were mounted to light olive and black cardstock. The black card was cut with a Stamp die and the edges were highlighted with Wink of Stella pen.

↗Behind all of the waterfall pages is a pocket with a tag. The pocket is large enough to hold more than one tag and likely will when I'm finished adding all of the pictures.

↗On the far right inside panel is a large accordion pocket. The Witch Hat panel comes from the cut a parts. It is mounted to light olive and black cardstock. Like the other closures, the black card was cut with a Stamp die and the edges were highlighted with Wink of Stella pen.

↗When the magnetic flap is opened you find you will find a picture spot behind the Witch's hat. And I created a belly-band style strip using another cut apart which holds a third cut apart which reads, "Happy Halloween." The magnet which holds the flap closed is behind this "31" themed cut apart.

↗Inside the pocket I created three tab-topped tags. I'm pretty sure I could put a dozen tags in this pocket but for now I have these three.↙

And that's it! Isn't it great?! These papers are so cute and so fun to work with. If you haven't checked them out at your local scrapbooking store I highly recommend you hustle on over and take a peek. The papers are double sided and have a nice weight to them. So worth it!! And if you decide you ant to put more of a Dia de las Muertas spin instead of the Halloween theme (or both) there are plenty of cut aparts and stickers on the sticker sheet for both. I have so much left over I could easily make a second mini album with a similar look.  

Thanks again for taking time to stop by for a visit. I really appreciate your support, curiosity, interest. :)

Have a great day!

Paper: Halloween with Matilda & Godfrey (Photoplay); vellum (from my stash)
Cardstock: Black (Paper Studio); light olive (Reflections); Plum Pudding (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Smokey Shadow (Paper Trey Ink)
Punches: Spiderwebs (Martha Stewart); Envelope Punch Board (WeRMemory)
Die: Stamp dies
Etc: medium weight chipboard; Quick Dry Adhesive (Scotch); ATG; Scor-Tape; Charms (JoAnn's, Walmart); Swivel clasp chain (Ideology); Ring Fastener (Ideology); Keyhole (Ideology) Corner Chomper (WeRMemory); Black & Orange twine (Target $pot); Wink of Stella; magnets (from my stash)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Photoplay Halloween with Matilda & Godfrey Mini Album

I've been working on multiple projects over the last few weeks, some digital and others paper based. I've been jumping back and forth in an effort to get them all done. Well, my Halloween project got finished first. And I LOVE it!!! I can't wait to fill it up with pictures. This is my first completed folio. I have to say, I really like this size project. Big enough to feel the accomplishment of making something but not so big I'm burned out halfway through. And it will hold at least a couple dozen pictures. Check it out and let me know what you think:

Click here to watch on YouTube

Special thanks for Chibichibiandmilo for her folio inspiration. The other project that I've been working on is more closely related to her tutorial. This one is smaller but was definitely inspired by the original. Thanks!!!

Still pictures and details coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Hope you are having a great day!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Beach House Mini Album - continued


Sorry for the delay. It's been a busy several days. I always think life will slow a bit once school is back in session. Yet, that isn't always the case. In any case, I was finally able to upload and edit the still photos I took of the Beach House album.  {Attention: Picture heavy post!}


Thanks for stopping by for  a visit. If you're interested in the details of what was used, please see the previous post.

Have a great day!