Since launching my new blog, I realized that I have so far failed to post something crafty. Considering I’m the papercutting nerd, it’s pretty surprising. Thankfully, my friend Kelly had a great idea to do a mini scrapbook album blog hop to get my creative energy focused.
When Kelly approached me with her idea, she said I could post an old album. As the time got closer to for the blog hop, I had every intention of copping out and putting up an old favorite. However, the universe has a funny way of making you change your plans.
You see, the album I wanted to share was on my old business website that I have since deleted. I didn’t save the photos because I never thought I would need them!
I was forced to pull out my materials and start fresh. I feel I’ve been in a creative slump because I haven’t taken the time to to focus on my art. I’ve made other great personal changes but have let this great joy sit on the back burner. I was terrified I wouldn’t have enough time, and then I remembered I had a great pinterest board full of ideas (@nchaidez
). I had a great one sheet album
that I had been dying to make. I then realized that I had also made a goal
to make myself a scrapbook album before I turned 40. Having scrapbooked for over 10 years, can you believe I’ve never made myself an album?! The universe was SCREAMING at me to finally do it….so here it is!
Please visit the album link
for the scoring and cutting guidelines. The youtube video is easy to follow.
This little album showcases some of my greatest and cutest little loves. These are the beautiful children of my best friends and I’m so very very lucky to live near them so that I can have magical and fun moments. While I don’t have children myself, I adore these peanuts with every fiber of my being. I’m so happy to have finally created a little something for me that will remind me of why I love them all so much.
I tried not to make my album to layered to it would close easily, but my fun Freckled Fawn embellishments bulked it up enough that I had to include a ribbon belly band.
This album was so easy to make. The hardest part was deciding on the paper before choosing my pictures, but I just had fun with it!
I love the flaps. Had I had more time, I might have made one album per family so I could use spaces like the flaps to write more details.
So many pockets for so many cute pics! I’m a girl that looooves layers, but I had to remember to keep the tags as flat as possible so that the album would close flat.
Each of the tags comes right out. I only created layouts on one side, but it’s possible to do both sides or to journal on the back.
To add the ribbon belly band, I used an exacto knife to create a slot for the ribbon.
Describes exactly how I feel.
The adorable and bright backgrounds papers are from Dear Lizzy 6×6 paper packs (Lucky Charm and 5th & Frolic). All my embellishments are from Freckled Fawn which bring me to my giveaway. Please leave a comment below for a chance to win some of my favorite Freckled Fawn embellishments. They are simply the best. If you love washi tape….they have the best variety and incredible quality. They also have a monthly kit club for those of you (like me) that are paper hoarders and never seem to have any embellishments! The winner will be selected randomly on Friday, July 25th!
To see some of the other incredible mini albums, please visit the blogs of my fellow crafters. I’m highlighting where I am in case you wanted to go to the next person on the list (Beth) and continue in a loop.
Thanks for stopping by!