Monday, March 25, 2013

anchors aweigh -an itty mini album tutorial

I read somewhere that anchors are the next up and coming trend which reminds me of the little itty mini album I created for Scrappy Boutique using the Uncharted Waters Product Sampler kit. I absolutely love this kit. The extras are super fun and the papers were so easy to work with. If you want to see all the comes in the kit just check out their video of all of the contents.  
Now let's go make a mini album shall we?
First thing’s first is gathering your supplies.
            -album cover paper cut to 5 ½ x 12
            -3 papers cut to 5 x 7
            -embellishments of choice
            -adhesive of choice
            -bone folder (or a ruler works just as well)
            -score pad (or paper trimmer used for scoring)
           - sewing machine (don't worry if you don't have one, I'll show an alternative as well)

Next is to fold the 5x7 paper in half and set aside for a moment. Then score the 5 1/2 x 12 cover paper at 2 1/2", 6 1/4", 6 1/2" and again at 10 1/4" then fold on the score lines.
For the larger front pocket snip the corner off and then glue the bottom edge of the front pocket and the top and bottom edge of the back pocket.
Now off to the sewing machine we go.  
Assemble the 5x7 papers in the order you want and line them adding the Glassine baggie (if you are using the Product Sampler kit) and then sewing down the middle. 
If you do not have a sewing machine you can also hole punch the center and use ribbon to bind it together. Now that your album is all assembled it's time to add your personal touch with embellishments of your choice. 

I was afraid of my keepsakes falling out of the little baggie so I punched out two small flowers and used brads to attach them for the twine to wrap around. 

It’s itty and it’s mini but it can hold quite a bit. I hope you had fun making this little itty and please post a link in the comments to your creations so we all can see and oogle and ahhh over them.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

happy scrappy news-yay!

I’ve had the total pleasure to get crafty for my local scrapbooking store, Scrappy Boutique, who has gone web and create fun scrapbook pages and creations for their new Product Sampler kits. I may or may not have squealed with delight when they asked me to design some pages for them… ok so I totally freaked out! EEK!
Basically in a nut shell you get a sample of the new products released by various awesome paper lines plus additional little coordinating bobbles and bits to make your creations one of a kind. Brilliant if you ask me.
The first kit I dove into was the new Glitz Designs Color Me Happy line. I immediately fell in love the bright colours and fun elements and designs. So bright. So fun.

In the paper selection there are two sheets of cut out tags that work perfectly with Project Life. How perfect is that?

I was able to use one sheet for my Week 5 spread which helped spread out the backside of the other paper for another week which I am currently behind on. Story of my life…but hey it’s my life and my story and I’m okay with that.


The second kit I had the pleasure to play with was the other line by Glitz called Uncharted Waters. Looove this one!

This photo was from last year’s family reunion at Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Man I love that beach.
With this kit I also created an itty mini album using more of the kit and a whole lotta punches. Who knew an itty mini could leave such a big mess? I will post more details of this little gem with a tutorial on how to make an itty mini shortly. Pinky promise!