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#scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Pt 03


#scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Pt 03

Hi guys! Happy Scrappy Christmas in July!!!! Join scrappylikeafox Tracey Fox and a bunch of us at the ScrapGals Facebook community to work on some Christmas projects this month!!!!

Today I am embellishing the cover and inside cover, and oh my gosh I love this part!!! I hope you will too!

I am so excited to share with you the completed cover! It seriously turned out awesome!

Larkindesign #scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Pt 03

On the transparency cover I used some Basic Grey alphas that I have had in my stash for a few years now. They are from the Konnichewa collection and I thought they were perfect with just a tiny bit of grunge and a pop of red. I sewed on the numbers using red thread and then repeated the red as a seam between the patterned paper and transparency.

Larkindesign #scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Pt 03

For now I have it tied with a simple white bow, kind of like a tuxedo, as the cover is still a little bowed. I am calling that charm. The album has charm.

Larkindesign #scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Pt 03

The chipboard acts as an inside cover and is visible from the front, so the deer is partially visible when the album is closed. He is from Maggie Holmes Bloom collection. Once you open the cover, he is adorably posed along with a few stars and the very merry stamp from Ali Edwards. He contrasts beautifully against the white paint on the chipboard.

Larkindesign #scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Pt 03

I cannot wait to get started on the actual pages of this album! The cover has been so much fun and I know the rest will come together magically as well. Thanks for following along!

Larkindesign #scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Pt 03

#scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Part 02!!

Hi guys! Happy Scrappy Christmas in July!!!! Join scrappylikeafox Tracey Fox and a bunch of us at the ScrapGals Facebook community to work on some Christmas projects this month!!!!

Today I am continuing to work on the album itself, the foundation pages of the album itself. I had already printed out my photos and they are smaller than 4×6. The photos heavily influenced how I chose what types of papers I used in the album, so those are the details I outline in this video.

I do hope you will watch the video because it really isn’t possible to photograph this part of making the album! I basically alternated between patterned paper, page protectors, and the chipboard pieces to create the base pages of the album.

Larkindesign #scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Part 02!!

Tomorrow I will share with you the final prep video where I will embellish the cover. For now this is how the album is with pages and photos all in place and ready for the fun part! See you soon!

Larkindesign #scrappyChristmasinJuly | December DailyISH 2011 Part 02!!

 

 

 

A Special Gift for a Very Special Person | Mini-Album using AE Story Kits

Hi guys! I’m going to make this short and sweet today: I have a really sweet little mini album to show you. Last month my husband had a birthday and I wanted to bring together some photos plus words to let him know how special and important he is to all of us. Here is a flip-thru video of this gem:

So I approached this little album quite simply: photos, a few journaling cards, and the tags that came in Ali Edwards’ Stuff story kit. I asked each of the children to write a little something on a journaling card for him, and I adhered everything together. If you click on any of the images, they will open in a Lightbox so you can view them larger, and you will be able to scroll through on either side of the images.

That is all for today! Have a great weekend and I will be back on Monday with a full week of inspiration for you!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Hello Love | February Love Mini Album

Hi friends! So I have not been filming much this week but I did want to show a really sweet little mini album I created for Valentine’s Day. A few weeks ago I went on a pinning spree (at 1AM – do you ever do that?!?) and I came across all these really sweet couples poses and photog sessions. I decided I wanted to do a mini session with my husband and then create a little mini from that. Take a look!

So for this album I decided to print all my photos the same size and orientation, since they were all from the same photo shoot. These photos are a favorite size of mine and I have used this size before. What I do is in my Print screen in Photoshop I tell the printer to print vertical orientation so the photo is across the page. Then I tell it to print the size in a custom measurement, which is 4″ x 2.75″ horizontal. 

February Love Mini Album

Of course Crate Paper knocked themselves out with this year’s Valentines theme collection, called Hello Love. I used the glitter acetate as the cover for my mini, and sewed the pages in place using a really old (like so totally old!) binding tape from 7 Gypsies. It was the last little bit of it that I had! 

February Love Mini Album

I did not use many papers or embellishments for this album. Overall the album measures 6×6, and I cut the patterned papers randomly to fit.

February Love Mini Album

I kept this album feeling very light. Some of the layouts do not have a photo and that is ok!

February Love Mini Album

Each one of the photos I cropped purposely, leaving room on one side or the other to allow for embellishments.

February Love Mini Album

I absolutely love how the pages peek out with every page turn. This adds visual interest and fun layering without being too bulky!

February Love Mini Album

I wasn’t exactly sure how I felt about this green marble paper, but seeing it completed with photo, I’m glad I included it. I think including the pink ombre tag provides a nice contrast. Again, more visual interest.

February Love Mini Album

This was actually the first layout I started with. I wasn’t sure what direction I was going in when I started adding photos and embellishments, but these stripes made it easy to dig right in. Sometimes that is ok too – start where you feel inspired and then work from there!

February Love Mini Album

I did add two embellishments that are not part of the Crate Paper collection – the Hello clip is American Crafts DIY Shop, and the red heart paper clip came from Michael’s. That tag makes me so happy.

February Love Mini Album

Another fun layering technique – I used some of the puffy hearts to echo the hearts on the patterned paper, and some of them overlap onto the photo itself. Also notice how I wrote my journaling on the diagonal on the facing page. I admit I was so very hesitant to cut that paper up! But this makes me glad I did. Always remember, your papers look so much better used and in your albums, than hiding inside your stash.

February Love Mini Album

I realize how lucky I am, to have a husband/partner/spouse who is willing to stand with me in the cold snow and take photos. Not only that, but he is willing to capture our relationship in this way, and he had a really fun time doing it with me. 

February Love Mini Album

This patterned paper is such great fun and provides lots of opportunities for a focal point, even if you aren’t quite sure which focal point to choose. The I LOVE YOU box was seriously perfect even though I did not plan it that way, I just cut the paper and it landed that way. I call this scrapbooking serendipity.

February Love Mini Album

Last photo, and then here is the back cover.

February Love Mini Album

I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day and a love-filled weekend. I hope to get back onto a sort of normal posting schedule next week because I have been working on some fun stuff this week and can’t wait to share with you! See you back here soon!

~Theresa

**This website is an Amazon affiliate. Every post I try to include links to products I feature in my post, in order to assist you with your own shopping and scrapbook endeavors. Every time you click on a link, or purchase products through these links, you help to support this blog! For that I thank you so kindly. I will let you know, however, that for some reason Crate Paper did not release much of this collection and so much of it is sold out. I hope you still find this post inspirational to use products you already have! That is always a good thing, too!