Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mini album insert

So I found a tutorial on you tube by Angelwings14100 for a mini album insert she did. I think it’s cute enough to stand on its own as a mini album. I grabbed a 6×6 Artistry paper pack and set out making it.

Here’s the front cover. I’m not great on embellishments yet, so this book is minimally embellished. I seem to also struggle with closures. I’m not 100% happy with the closure, but it will do.
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I did think the front needed something, so I used the scraps to make a flower. Here’s the close up. I used my homemade pearl spray and homemade glimmer mists on it. I think you can see a bit of shimmer in the picture.

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We open the book up and find a pocket page with a photo mat and another page with a magnet closure flap over a pocket.

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On the back of all of the mats and tags in the book, I put journaling spots.

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The flap pocket and mat.

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Turning the page, we fine too large spaces for photos.

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The page on the right is a pocket hiding a large photo mat.

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That page flips up to reveal a gate fold pocket page with a magnet closure.

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Open the flaps to find a few more pockets, a couple tags, and a smaller photo mat.

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The gate fold page flips down for another large space for a photo, and the last page – a pocket page with a photo mat.

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Finally, we have the back of the album.

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All in all, it was a quick mini project. I definitely will be making more of these. Thanks for looking, and as always, comments are welcome.

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Altered board book project

So I had plans of working on the base for a scrap project today, but my plans changed when I got to work this morning. When I got to work, I found a small board book that restaurants put in their kids’ meals. It looked like this to start with.

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I recently got a DCWV Once Upon A Time mat stack. I thought this would be a perfect altering project. I have it mostly finished. I still need to complete the closure and make journaling tags.

This is the front cover. I used a sheet of My Mind’s Eye Adorable paper. The bling I put to use in the closure is a bauble I found on the ground one day. The flower is a Michaels flower which I distressed with Vintage Photo and spritzed with my homemade pearlized spray. I put a brad in the center and glued it to the cover. I had a Once Upon A Time sticker from a stash I got off Craigslist. I stamped a flourish off a Tim Holtz stamp in Vintage Photo. The eyelet in the upper left is also from the Craigslist haul. I attached a Tim Holtz clasp. On that I put various Industrial Chic fibers. I also added another bauble from an earring I found.

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The first page is of course Once Upon A Time. The next page is embossed with a small fairy in the corner. I didn’t want to cover up the paper with a pocket, so I added a glitter embossed belly band under which tags can be tucked.

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A close up of the fairy page.

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The next pages are floral. I put pockets at the bottom of the pages in paper from the opposite page.

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The next pages have side pockets on the inside seams with paper from the opposite page. The darker paper is glitter embossed.

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The next pages have angled pockets with paper from the opposite page. Both papers are glitter embossed.

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These are the last pages. The left page is a knight on his horse. I didn’t put a pocket on this page as the scene is lovely, and I didn’t want to hide it. I did take some of the same paper and made a pocket at the bottom of the next page. I, of course, used the Happily Ever After paper in this pack for the last page.

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The back right now is plain until I figure out how I want to complete the closure.

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I actually enjoyed this spontaneous project. As always, comments are welcome.

The butt angle

Hubster and I are in the kitchen with Brewster & snickers. Snickers was sniffing brewster’s bum. It was so funny (you had to be there for the visual), so I started laughing. I was sitting on the floor, so snickers comes over and starts licking my face.

Hubster: OMG. You now have Brewster bum on your face. She was sniffing his butt.
Me: she didn’t lick it, so it’s not on me.
H: she was sniffing it, and her lip touched it.
M: nuh-uh
H: yuh-huh. I saw it. Her bottom lips crossed the plane.
M: from your angle it may have looked like it, but you were up high. I was at the right butt angle to be able to see it, and she didn’t touch it.
H: can we record this conversation? Because you were at the right butt angle and that will be something to remember, and talk about later….

Mad cow

Hubster: snickers is licking the couch. Look at her long tongue.
(Snickers stops licking and glares at him)
Me: she’s telling you that you’re a tattletale and you need to shut up.
H: she’s got cow eyes.
M: big and brown…
H: and just enough white so it only shows when they’re going berserko.
M: with the mad cow disease….
(Snickers rolls/falls off the couch)