Friday, September 28, 2012

6x6 Halloween Mini Video and eBay listing

Here's the video I promised on the Halloween mini:

The eBay listing can be found HERE and ends on 10/4

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

6x6 Halloween Mini using Authentique Glowing

Here's the first of my Halloween minis this year. I have an embarrassingly huge stash of Halloween stuff (I have no idea why since my "baby" is 19 this year and we rarely throw Halloween parties anymore), so I hope to make at least 3 minis and actually use all of this fun product I've been hoarding collecting for awhile now.

 This one is a 6"x6" mini using Authentique's "Glowing" collection and a little bit of My Mind's Eye Haunted. I love the slightly vintage style of this collection. I think it works especially well for creating a little spookiness and mystique (HaHa, it's not every day you can pull off using two words ending in "ique"...unless you're French!)

 I have to confess, while I spend a good deal of time on each page's design, I concentrate the most on the front cover. I know, you might say "don't judge a book by it's cover", but actually, go ahead! Please judge my books by their covers! This one has all kinds of texture and detail. The spine is covered in a velvet-embossed damask paper with a little vintage owl charm and ribbon that reminds me of the movie 'Beetlejuice'. There's a touch of sparkle here and there, beading, die-cuts, and a lacy little bat that I know will make an appearance again in future projects:)

 The album is 10 pages including the insides of the front and back covers and the pages are constructed of multiple layers of heavy weight cardstock and patterned papers. There's plenty of room for 40+ pics and 11 pull-out tags for additional pics and journaling. As usual, there's lots of interactive features such as flip-pockets, magnetic flaps, a waterfall feature, pocket-pages, and more.

 This mini will be listed on eBay this evening and I'll be posting a video soon. I'll provide the links to both tomorrow so please check back!

 Hope you're having a great week!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Summer Beach Mini-Album Video and eBay listing info

Ok guys, here's the video of the Summer Beach Mini.

The eBay listing is HERE and ends on 9/18 if interested.

I'm off to start a Halloween mini. We don't do much, if anything, for Halloween (occasionally a fun party), but I LOVE all the Halloween scrapbooking stuff!! This should be a lot of fun!

Have a great week!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Summer Beach Mini-Album


Hey guys! I'm really excited to share this new beach mini! I was drawn to the K & Co Tim Coffey travel line when I saw the map papers in this collection. I knew instantly I wanted to feature one of them on the cover of a mini and this came together exactly as I envisioned it in my head. I used a little tulle, string beads, gorgeous Primas, netting, and several of the chipboard pieces from the collection. The spine is covered in burlap and was a little challenging to work with in this way, but I think it lends so much to the beachy feel of this album. Definitely worth a little frustration!

This is an 8x8 album with 6 interior pages (a total of 14 pages including the insides of the front and back covers).
There's all kinds of interactive elements in this one, but I designed it with lots of space for the photos to take center stage on nearly every page. Each page has 2 small tags tucked inside and there are 5 larger tags throughout the album. I usually don't buy a whole collection with all the little extra embellishments, but this line had SO many nice extras that went perfectly with the papers--I couldn't resist! I used vellum pieces, lots of chipboard stickers, die-cuts, and border strips and mixed in a lot of other manufacturer's stamps like Waltzingmouse, SU!, and KaiserCraft.

Travel related scrapbooking is my favorite, and especially anything beachy and tropical. It's so much fun to work with and makes me dream about vacations!

I'll be making a YouTube video of this mini later on today and listing this for auction on Ebay Tuesday night (9/11). shhhhh.... don't tell anyone, but I'm making another one exactly like this to keep for myself. I'll drop in here again with the video and a link to the Ebay listing soon.

Have an excellent crafty week!