Sunday, May 11, 2014

Scrap Around the World - 1 Year Anniversary!!!

This is my first entry to Scrap Around the World challenge blog. I love Helen Tilbury and her blog but I haven't found the time between work and family. This month however supporting Helen and her blog is a priority since she is so wonderfully kind to me and my work. Congratulations Helen!!!

The mood board for Scrap Around the World May Epic Anniversary!!!
Now a days I celebrate any photo of my children that isn't a blur. My little angels seem to always be in motion and never looking at the camera this past year. I also, love the aqua shoe color and gold leaf on the balloons. Since we live in Florida - aqua means beach!!!

Prima Seashore is the greatest collection for me - aquas and tans! Here I used the Prima coral reef flowers to trail my stamping and tar gel/microbeads. I just love the Say it in Crystals this season from Prima! Details:
My rocks are modeling paste through a Prima rock stencil. Mixing Primary Elements into glass bead gel. When dry I touched then up with a brush and 13arts paints in mocha, olive and turquoise. A little bit of Lindy's Sleigh Bells Gold and they really are great beach texture. 
I also was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch by Alda Stevens at the Flying Unicorn!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mini Album - Prima Optimist - Marion Smith Tea Party

This mini album was created for my step daughter in college. I almost fainted dead away when Alda Stevens, owner of the Flying Unicorn, requested that I do a video of the album for you tube. This mini is based on her tutorial. So if you would be so kind to for go the long post of pictures and join me at the Flying Unicorn you tube channel for my first video I would greatly appreciate it! There are tons of details in the video that a photograph just can't capture. Thank you Alda for the opportunity!

You Tube Video Link

This is the cover of the album if you want a peek before clicking on the link....

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Boxed Mini Album - A Gift

Back when I first started scrapbooking I bought a $.25 8x8 accordion album at a garage sale. It sat for a almost two years. Then as things happen I found it in a drawer and knew instantly that it would make a great gift for my mother in law. Once I finished it, I had a problem it needed a box. I have never made a box before this and the measurements were a little to tall. I used primarily Prima Printery and Engraver collection papers in 6x6 size for the pages. There is also a little Lyric collection too. 

Cover of the album with book band
The cover without the book band. Here I have Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings and Resins with Finnabar Mechanicals. 
Page one
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
The back has simple hand prints from the boys with some washi tape and mistable canvas
So although the pages are pretty flat out of necessity of the way the chipboard folds on itself, I used modeling paste here and there for dimension and texture. 
Now the box! I reviewed lots of you tube videos from the Gentleman Crafter to learn how to pull this off. In retrospect I would have used duct tape to hinge the lid and covered with cardstock for added strength. 
The lid has tons of embellishments from Prima and some from Tim Holtz. I also used IOD Paintables to create a focal point.
I found this perfect drawer pull in Hobby Lobby by spare parts.
A Side view with Tim Holtz corner feet. 
The inside of the box I lined with Sunrise Sunset Prima papers. 

And this is how the box looks with the album:
The final box dimensions were 3.25 x 9.25 x 8.25. Too tall for the album but now additional treasures can be added by my mother in law. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mini Flip Album - Bo Bunny The Avenues

Christmas is over and I will need to post some presents I made for others. In the meantime this post is on a mini flip album inspired by Alda Stevens at the Flying Unicorn. For the tutorial I began with please click here. This was really a great learning experience in structure. I also went a little flippin' crazy making extra flip tags and hidden pockets. The base of the book is 6x6 and about 4.5 inches wide.

Here is the spine of the book and I think I will end up improving it as I am not quite happy with it.
Here is the cover. I took a quote from Les Mis. it seemed appropriate as this is a gift for my aunt and she loves the musical. 
Now keeping in mind this is a flip book of eight pages, this is page one opening. 

 On this section the tags flip up to all for adding photos.

Due to the embellishment on page one page two is simple.
This is page three opening:

The tag flips up again and this allows for a photo under the tag on the page and even one on the back of the tag.
 These are the tags from the pocket on the left side.

On to page four:
 There is a lower flip that opens with the chipboard tag glued in place.
Fully opened, the tag again is scored to allow it to be lifted open.
Page five:
So this page has a small pocket behind the lace to hold tags. Also on the bottom flap lower right corner I added a pocket that holds three tags.

Opening the page there is another flip that allow for more photos.

 Fully opened the flip has a pocket holding more tags for journaling and this gorgeous door image.
Page six: 
A bit of vellum with border punching to add some softness. The front flip is a low pocket to hols tags.
 The back of the flip holds more tags and I fussy cut a beautiful bird image to create a pocket to hold a matching tag. The tag comes out to allow for a photo addition on both sides of the vellum flip.
 I think this is one of my favorite pages because the pink damask paper and bird sticker (backed with cardstock) are so striking together.
 This is the flip fully open allowing for more photos.
 This is a tag large enough to hold a photo from a pocket in page six.
Page 7 - simple with a large cut apart image at a flip. 

Page 8:
Page seven was very simple because page eight is almost a mini in itself. 
 The left front flip is open at the top to allow for a tag or photo to be tucked in. This page requires a seam binding ribbon tie to keep it closed. The right side clock/door handle image is also adhered to add in more tags.
 The birdie ticket die cut holds a simple sewn note book with six pages and a brad serving as a pull tab.
 The right flip also open to serve as a pocket. Then a bit of Melissa Frances packaging from pearls as a pocket to hold tags.The clock tag is scored to fold down allowing for more photos and journaling on the back of the die cut.
The tags from the packaging pocket. I adhered lined paper to the backs to allow for journaling. These are from The Avenues Misc. Me cards.
 The bird cage is adhered to be yet another pocket holding more yummy tags. The upper flip clock tag again lifts a bit to add little keepsakes.
 Still opening - I loved the images from The Avenues so much some times they just didn't need any embellishment.
 Still opening page 8, added a banner die cut popped up to allow for a slip of Misc. Me note paper.
 Fully opened and ready to add some more photos.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Supplies used - Everything offered in The Avenues regular and Misc Me Bo Bunny collection. Lindy's sprays - Bit of Bubbly, Down the Rabbit Hole, Creme Burlee, Timeless Teal. chipboard oval was treated with gesso, Lindy's Timeless Teal, Stampendous Shabby Blue Embossing powder, Teal micro glitter and Steel Blue shattered glass glitter. Flowers Petaloo and Prima. The leaves on the cover were cut on the Cameo and then painted with Lindy's sprays in Cathedral Pine Green and Curiouser Chartreuse.The leaves on page one were cut on the cameo and randomly embossed with Stampendous Aged Hunter and Aged Green. Laces are a mix of The Flying Unicorn Venise and some Petaloo.