A Vintage Christmas

I am super excited to share this vintage inspired mini album using the gorgeous Simple Stories “Simple Vintage Christmas” collection!! I absolutely LOVE this paper collection!!!  It reminds me of my Grandmother and all the Christmas fun when I was little.  If you are local to the Phoenix area you can find this album along with the entire collection at Scraps of Love in Peoria and Sun City West!!  Get it while it lasts!!!!

This album is a simple pocket page constructed album consisting of only four pages and measuring at 6” by 7.75”.  With a 2.5” spine, each page has a half inch gusset to allow plenty of room for the layered chipboard frames.  These frames are simply gorgeous and made this album so easy to decorate.  You can find an easy step by step tutorial on how to construct this album over on My Sister’s Scrapper YouTube channel.

Like I said before, these layered frames are gorgeous, and I didn’t need to do much to decorate my album.  I did layer some stickers, bits and pieces, and some chipboard elements to each of them for some dimension.

For some added interest I did make one of my pages super big to allow my photo mat insert stick out quite a ways.

I hope you have enjoyed this mini album and are inspired to make a fun Christmas album for yourself!!

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Book of Halloween

Hello everyone!! Today I want to share a BIG Halloween album with you all using the amazing Simple Stories  “Simple Vintage Halloween collection!!”

I’m not joking…this album is BIG!!  Measuring in at 8.5”x11”!!  Halloween is my family’s favorite holiday, so I needed something massive to hold all our photos in!!  Do you celebrate Halloween??  What are your favorite traditions?  We love getting together with family, having a big cookout in the driveway to pass out candy…and of course taking the kids trick or treating!!

So because of the size of this album, I ended up using two collection kits.  I wanted my cover to resemble an old vintage book so I used plain chipboard distressed with some Tim Holtz vintage photo Distress Stain, making sure to really saturate the edges so they would puff up and curl a bit.  I also took some kraft cardstock and distressed that as well, including some splatters of black paint.  This was used for my actual spine.

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Each of my pages are pocket pages with the top opening for a large photomat to store lots of pictures!!

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I used regular flat stickers, chipboard stickers and the bits and pieces to decorate each of the pages!!

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To give me lots of extra photo space I created a waterfall in the back cover!!  This is one of my favorites to put in a mini album because of how many photos you can fit into one.  Plus, you can customize it to whatever size you need.

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I hope you have enjoyed this BIG album and it has inspired you in some way!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Believe

Hello everyone!! I have a fun little card and mini album using the Dream Big collection.  I created this little gift for my son to give to his girlfriend.  They are 5 and 6 years old and are inseparable!!  They share a love for unicorns so this paper collection is perfect!!  Young love and unicorns!!

Since this album is going to a 5-year-old I wanted the front to have a fun interactive feature so opted for a shaker element.  Lots of glitter, hearts and sequins to create some “unicorn sparkles”.  Paired up with the Be Younique rainbow paper it makes for a fun scene.

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This mini album may be fairly small but can hold lots of photos…and let’s just say we are going to need the space!!  These two love to take photos together!!  The 4×6 and 4×4 papers make perfect photomats!!  If you would like to see a full walk through of this album you can head on over to my YouTube channel HERE.

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I only created two pages for this mini album but they are pocket pages so both have inserts for extra photos!!

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The last page I used the space to create a big waterfall full of photomats, twelve to be exact!!  I ran out of magnets so a paperclip and ribbon closure.

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Lastly, a gift isn’t complete without a card!!  Using some left over stickers and bits and pieces I had from the album.

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I hope you enjoyed my projects today!!  Don’t forget to head on over to my channel for a walkthrough of this mini album!!

Little Dude, You Are So Awesome!!

I’ve got some really fun projects to share with you today using the AMAZING Lil’ Dude collection by Simple Stories!!  As a mother of 3 boys I am always on the hunt for a good boy collection…and let me tell you, this collection does not disappoint!!  I love that it can work for all ages!!  So of course I was super excited to get to work and create something!!  So let’s get started!!

The first project I created is a scrapbook folio.  Measuring at 7” x 9.5” this “not so little” album can hold lots of photos of my boys and will be a great gift to give to their Grammy!!  Hope you’re not peeking Grammy!!  I created a flap closure with a magnet to give it a “notebook” feel.

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When you open the folio up on the left hand side it has a pocket for tags and extra photo mats of different sizes.  The 4×6 journaling cards are perfect to use as photo mats or journaling cards.

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On the right hand side I created a waterfall feature.  I LOVE these because they can hold so many photos or journaling in a small area!!!

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Before I pack up and put a collection away after a big project I like to take the scraps to create a couple cards.  It’s a great way to use those smaller pieces you don’t want to store!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you all enjoy this collection as much as I do!!!!

Hello You!!

 

I am beyond excited to share a fun card and mini album I created for “someone special”!!  I used the fabulous Simple Stories Good Vibes collection to create both these projects.  I just love this collection so much!!  The colors are so fun and vibrant.  I also love the images…coffee, cellphones, fashion and lots more!!  It’s all so amazing!!  So, let’s get started…

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This card was really easy to put together.  I let the stickers and bits & pieces from the collection do all the work for me.  To create the diagonal embossed lines on my white card base, I got out my scoreboard and scored at every half inch.  It was very easy and gave my card some “extra” dimension.

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I absolutely love how this mini album turned out!!  Chevron is one of my favorite designs so I knew I wanted to use that paper for my cover.  I loved it so much I ended up using it for the inside cover too!!  To keep my album closed I used a simple binding clip attached to some ribbon.  I tend to scrap chunky so am always needing a sturdy closure.

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To create the mini album pages I used a tutorial from Ginger over at My Sister’s Scrapper.  You can find her video tutorial HERE.  You get a lot of real estate for only using one sheet of paper!!

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Speaking about real estate, there are lots of pockets, flip-outs and even an accordion pocket to store all those special moments!!  If you would like to see a full walk-through of this mini album and all of the interactive elements head on over to my YouTube channel.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Life is Better in the Sunshine!!

Hello everyone!!  Jackie G  here to share a super fun summer project with you!! I’m super excited about this mini album…well, more like “not-so” mini album!!  Measuring in at 9” x 10” with a 3” spine…it’s a big one!!

I used the “Hello Summer” collection from Simple Stories to make this beauty!!  Since it was so big I ended up using two of the collection kits, 6×8 paper pad, bits and pieces, and the chipboard stickers.

So lets get started!!  I kept the front cover pretty simple.  Using just two of the chipboard elements to create my title “hello summer”.  I decided to keep it simple because this album will be traveling with us throughout the summer and I didn’t want anything to get snagged or torn off during transport.

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When you open the album I’ve got a HUGE accordian pocket on the left hand side of the album.  Inside I’ve placed a notepad for my children to jot down notes or drawings while we are out and about.  There is also a TON of room for extra photos or memorabilia to be stored.  On the right hand side I’ve created a fun little pen holder.  Each of the pages are pocket pages with top inserts.  So again, LOTS of room for photos!!

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This page is super fun with a cute little scooter to hold a journaling card.

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Can’t go wrong with summer and flamingos!!  This guy holds a couple different size photomat and journaling cards.  I was very cautious about keeping all the mats an easy size so all I have to do is print photos and stick them on with little or no cutting involved.  This spread has two smaller pocket pages with side inserts.  The pull out for lots of extra photo or journaling storage.

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I love this spread!!  “I dream of summers that last forever”!!!  LOVE it!!  I’m a summer girl so this collection really has my heart!!

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These two inserts I made specifically for using a white gel pen on the back of the black cardstock for some journaling!!  I know my boys will enjoy helping as this house is in full blown “splash zone” here!!! haha

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Here’s another spread with the side pockets.  Pool hair, don’t care, and the last of the pages.

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And lastly, we’ve got a big notepad on the back cover for lots more journaling, drawings or whatever else we need!!! I’m so incredibly excited to fill this album up!!

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You can also watch a full walk-thru of this mini album HERE 

Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope you have a wonderful day!!!