Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Mini Album

I finally made another mini album!  For those who know me, they are my first love! They challenge my creativity and make me happy when they are done. I don't have to have pictures for them since for the most part I either sell them of give them away!

This one was created using the DCWV Coral Couture stack as well as the mini stack and mini cardstock stacks from the same collection.  The chipboard is Melissa Francis and was painted with Turquoise acrylic paint from JoAnns. The flowers are from Recollection, Wild Orchid Craft as well as from Prima and Petaloo!  When it comes to flowers, I love them all!  I've also thrown in some lace that I bought on line from an Etsy vendor. Unfortunately it sat in my stash for quite a while and there was no name on the tags that the lace was on, I can't tell you who. I added some Recollection trinkets (all of which were formally Primas) as well as some ribbon and a couple of Prima journalling spots.  For more details, come back in a day or two and check the sidebar for the YouTube video or you can check out my YouTube channel directly ar I wanted to post it today, but I'm used a new camera (it's the panasonic I got for my birthday a year ago) My first attempt using it as a video showed a spectacular video with great clarity, which unfortunately stopped before the end of the shoot, likely because I ran out of space on the card.  So I will try again tomorrow!

I did set aside one of everything I used plus some additional 12x12 papers from the Coral Couture collection.  If you are interested in that kit, please contact me! I am charging $29 plus $6.00 shipping. If the shipping is less, I'll return the difference.

Here are the inside pages of the mini:
Inside front cover - the orange matted flower
can be pulled out and used a s a journalling spot.

I really didn't want to cover the bird,
 so there are a couple of cards in the envelope
for adding small pictures and journalling.

The family sign is mounted on a little holder
 I made from one of the 12x12 sheets. See what it holds below.

What can I say!  I love pockets and envelopes.
There is room on the actual pocket and two mats inside it
for pictures and journalling. Personally, I'd journal on the one
 with the bird, I'd just hate to hide it!

Another place to hide a mat! Just pull on the tab!

This paper was so pretty, I just didn't want to hide it!
Instead I cut the 12x12 paper so that the pretty part would fit !
I fussy cut the flowers from the 12x12 paper and actually
pop-dotted another cut out flower on top.
I then adhered it on three sides as a pocket
 that I put a bunch of goodies in.

What's a mini without more pockets and spaces for pictures?
This is actually an envelope which also contains a mat!

Here is what I slipped into the pocket
of the page  in the above picture!

The back of the envelope with mat from the mini mat stack,
 little lace and a couple of Prima flowers with a pretty brad!

Another pocket page made with paper from the 12x12 stack.
Such a pretty place to journal and there is a mat inside the
pocket for a couple of pictures.
Back of the pocket, a nice place for a picture.

A nice spot for a vertical picture.

Lots going on here!  This is an envelope left open at the top.
There are a couple of tags and...
This card, with pretty mats on all 4 panels slips into it,
hiding yet another mat glued down right on the envelope!

A little lace, some pretty flowers and some delicious paper from
the 12x12 stack adhered to the Melissa Francis chipboard and
voila! Sorry for the glare, but dreams do come true!

And finally, the back cover,
painted and distressed a little!
I know this was long with loads of pictures, but I do hope you enjoyed!

Thank you so much for looking and have a terrific time until we speak again!