Sunday, July 27, 2008

My mini addiction to mini-albums

I have a new addiction: mini-albums. They're great if you want to document a specific thing or you have too many pictures for a one-page or a two-page layout.

I am so excited about this first FABRIC ALBUM! I made this album about my kids and their closest friends and playmates. (Naturally, that's our friends' kids!) This book is made from fabric and embellishments from Amy Butler. Michaels' now carries the Amy Butler embellishments made by K & company but I ordered the fabric from etsy.com. This album is so touchable, cute and EASY! Here's how you do it:

Cover full 12"by 12" sheets of chipboard with fabric. I bought fat quarters of coordinating cotton fabrics and used Yes Paste to adhere it. Then using your heavy-duty pinking sheers, cut the fabric-covered chipboard into 5 1/2 by 5 1/2" squares. Punch a whole in the corner and use a binder ring to keep it all together. I also tied ribbon around the binder ring for added texture.Add your photos and embellish it. All the paper embellishments you see here come in the "Die Cut Cardstock" embellishment kit. Don't forget to journal! I liked putting a paper pocket in the album to hold some of the cute paper tags.
I also used some rhinestones, a couple brads, and silver ink to ink the edges.

This second album is a sentimental album. As many of you know, our dog Kona was hit by a car on the 4th of July. I made this mini-album to honor him and his very special place in our family. It's a simple 6" blackboard album made by Cosmo Cricket.


How lucky we were to have such a good friend!

I hope you found some inspiration here today! I'm off to see Mama Mia the movie with my friend Laurie tonight. I've seen the Broadway production already (with Laurie too) so I hope they've done a good job with the film.

Cheers,
Christy

1 comment:

Shalamar said...

LOVE this!!! Okay so when can I come over to play!!!!