Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Scraps of Color Dates to Remember Mini Organizer Project

Hi Everybody,

Lately I have been in a mode of finishing up projects I have started some time ago, not starting new ones - if I can help it, and getting things organized.  My Dad used to say, "Have a place for everything and everything in its place."  His words keep ringing in my head.  Maybe i'm entering into the nesting stage of my pregnancy.  

Whatever the reason, I also found out that April is also Records and Information Management Month. Which fits my "nesting" so I created a little mini to keep important dates together in one place.  Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.

First page

Second and third pages

2nd page photo area

Page six and inside back cover

Page six photo area

Here is a quick video of the album in its entirity or watch on YouTube here.

I didn't takes pictures of each page but they are all constructed the same and created the pages of the mini using sheets from the 6x6 MME Nostalgia pad.  I folded a 6x6 page to create two pockets and a 2x2 foldout photo area on the back.  I used the lined journal paper on the front and back inside covers for more room to either write or cover with a photo.  

Then I assembled it together with hinges and decorated the front and I was done.  This was such a fun, quick, and easy mini organizer to create. And now all I have to do is fill it with important dates to remember. 

That's all for today everybody.  Thank you for spending time to see my project and I will see you all next time.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Artful Mail Groupies Mini Album Swap

Hi Everybody,

Just sharing the mini album I made for swap at Artful Mail Groupies on Facebook.  Because I had to mail this off internationally and was in a bit of a rush to make the PO, I forgot to take up-close pictures but I did manage to pull together this video of the album.

To watch Directly on YouTube click here

I cut my bags in half and trimmed them down so that from one bag I have two 4.25" x 4.75" pieces.

My large photo mats were cut at 4.25" x 4 5/8"
Designer paper was cut at 4" x 4 3/8"
Small tags cut at 2.75" x 4 5/8"
Small tag designer paper 2.75" x 4.5"

I used a method similar to the "hidden hinge" method by Kathy Orta

Recycled Chipboard cut at 4.75 x 5"

What I used..
~Black Celebrate It Bags
~Recollections Black Card stock
~Prima Lyric Paper Collection
~Trico Flowers and Leaves
~Recollections flowers
~Bridal Pearl Brads
~Bridal Stamens
~Studio G Pearls
~Michael's Metal Pieces
~Offray Ribbon
~Studio G Glitter Glue
~Heart Button
~Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
~Michael's Crochet Flower
~7 Gypies Beaded Flower
~Skeleton Leaves
~Homemade Shimmer Mist using FolkArt Metalic Paint in Pink Chiffon