Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Abbi's Wedding Mini Album

I'm sharing with you today a mini album I just finished for a dear friend of my daughters.
I want to be sure and give a huge shout out to Debbie Hemsworth and her
amazing tutorials showing how she assembled and bound
her Bo Bunny Zoology mini on YouTube.
Without her step-by-steps I would
have never created this

Following these photos there will be a link to my YouTube
where you can see each page in detail showing all
the flips and flaps that are tucked away on each
of the six pages that comprise this album.

I used a combination of Teresa Collin's Noteworthy papers
and Graphic 45's  Le Romantique
(and a smattering of
other papers)

I enjoyed every step of the creation of this album.
From learning how to do this type of binding
to watching each page take on a life of
it's own.  It was truly a joy to make.

I had so few papers left from Graphic 45 but knew as the
album progressed that just a splash of their colors and
style throughout the book would set the tone just as
I wanted.  It's amazing what just a little
can accomplish (so in other words
DO NOT throw away those scraps).

Another shout out goes to Leanne at Luvleescrappin on YouTube
and her Coin Envelope Pocket Book.
I got the inspiration for this tuck-in from her. It's made
from small coin envelopes, which I have a zillion ( I bought
a whole box from Office Maxx one year when I was making something).

Stickles, my own dear friend, added just enough sparkle
scattered across the pages.

I kept the inside embellishments to a  minimum
as the mini tended to 'grow' quickly as each
page took shape.  Once photos and odds and
ends are tucked into the pages it will
grow even more.  So added
flowers and lace and
tons of bling just
weren't needed.

I'm happy with the end result,
I had so much pleasure creating,
and so much pleasure giving.
Isn't this what crafting is all about?
Sharing your passion.

So get going, and share your passion for creating today,
whether it be a card or a mini, the act of making
and giving will surely please your heart and soul.

If you'd like to see each page in it's entirety and more still photos check out
my You Tube video below.

1 comment:

Sarah Mcdougal said...

Beautiful scrapbooks! I love your blog and just became a new follower! Maybe you could return the favor? Hop on over to:, read it, and follow me if you like it! That'd be AMAZING!