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A vacation album

Is it Friday already?  It seems that I didn’t get much crafting done this week.  Though Monday I got to spend a few hours with a dear friend “crafting”.  Honestly we did a whole lot more laughing and talking than crafting.  But, honestly, that’s one of the best parts, right?  

I’ve been working on this vacation album for a while now.  I constructed it with chipboard using a tutorial from Paper Phenomenon.  She has amazing projects.  I knew right away that I wanted to use the June kit from MemoryWorks and the Cabana kit from Cocoa Daisy to decorate this album so I waited quite impatiently for them both to get here.  It was agony waiting for that Cabana kit.  It’s the July kit (sold out, by the way) and it was a very long month of waiting. 

Here’s a few pics of my progress so far. 

vacation album

vacation album cocoa daisy cabana

vacation albume simple stories


Am I the only one that skips around when putting together an album?  I’ll work on one section for a little bit then move on to something else.  Later I’ll go back to the first and work a little more.  It’s like that til the end for me – a little here and a little there.  I’m never sure what exactly I’ll do until it’s done. 

Aren’t those rub-ons cute?  They’re from K&Company, apart of the Smash line called Nautical Tattoo Rub-ons.  I picked those up at a craft store knowing they’d be perfect for this album.  So glad I did.  Gotta stay true to my motto:

I’d rather regret buying it that not buying it.


=)  So what’s everyone else working on?  Leave me a comment with a link or pictures.  I’d love to see some of your projects. 

Don’t forget to register for the retreat!  There’s just a few days left to enter the contest for the ATG gun.  Register by the 31st of July to get your entry in.  I’ll draw a winner on Thursday, August 1st. 

Happy Friday, y’all!



a new album DONE!

I finished this beautiful album last week and I’ve been dying to show it to you.  The weather has been pretty wet here this week and that doesn’t make for good photos.  But… I decided I couldn’t wait any longer and I would settle with whatever I got.  So, without further ado…

The Love This! Vertical Paper Bag Mini

vertical paper bag mini cover

This album was so fun to make.  It’s one of my most interactive albums yet.  I’m really loving this style of paper crafting and expect to be doing a lot more of it in the future.  It was a blast!

So I’ll tell you some of the things I used to make this project.  First off, I used a tutorial for a vertical paper bag mini album from Ginger at mysistersscrapper on Youtube.  For papers and embellishments I used mostly items from the Cocoa Daisy Candy Shoppe kit and the Memory Works Express April kit.  Here and there I used an extra ribbon or paper from my stash.  The little clasps on the cover are from an old  Stampin’ Up! set of hardware.  The covers were made with some recycled chipboard from the back of a paper pad or something.  Seriously, re-use that stuff! 

vertical paper bag min album spine



The spine is kinda plain now that I look at it so I may do something with that later to jazz it up.  The kraft paper just seemed like the best option. 

These charms were fun to make!  This is the first time I’ve added anything chunky like that to my albums and I am loving the look of it.  I made these with my stash of beads I had tucked away.  The ribbons are attached with a grommet through the spine.










vertical paper bag mini page 1 

Each right side page has a fold out attached.


vertical paper bag mini fold 1




vertical paper bag mini page 2


vertical paper bag mini page 2 fold out


I wish you could see all the interactive bits here better.  The kraft squares are fold out mats and as you can see here, I’ve included two tri-fold mats to the right fold for lots of pictures.








vertical paper bag mini fold 2




vertical paper bag mini page 3




vertical paper bag mini album fold 3




vertical paper bag mini album page 4




vertical paper bag mini album fold 4




vertical paper bag mini album page 5


vertical paper bag mini extra fold out

Here again, I’ve added another fold out with even more mats clipped to the inside.  I like all the real estate for photos in this album.  If I’m going to make an album I want it to be useful as well as fun.  vertical paper bag mini album fold 5



vertical paper bag mini album page 6




vertical paper bag mini album fold 6




vertical paper bag mini album page 7

I love the waterfall on the back cover.  These are perfect size for instagrams and you’ve got room for 11 of them on this one page!  Ginger is amazing and I love her albums and other projects.  They are so creative and beautiful!   Her tutorials are very easy to follow too.  As a matter of fact, my 12 year old daughter made an album along with me. 

pair of vertical paper bag minis

I’ll show you her album in my next post. 

I hope you enjoyed the album and got some ideas for your own projects.  Be sure to check out Ginger at mysistersscrapper.  Also, try the kits from Cocoa Daisy and MemoryWorks

Have a great day!


March MWExpress Kit…

Remember a couple weeks ago I showed you the beautiful papers and embellishments from the March Memory Works Express Kit?  Well, I finally got around to finishing a project I made with them.

Here are some highlights.











Happy Friday y’all!


New scrapbooking goodies…

This week was not only the most awesome birthday week ever, but I also got a couple things in the mail.  Let’s face it, packages in the mail are exciting. 

One of the packages I got was from Memory Works and had all kinds of good stuff in it.  I was able to snatch up one of the Express kits from earlier this year and I’m so glad I did!  It is going to be perfect for documenting my fabulous birthday. 

I love the chevrons, bright yellows, tags…  There’s so many fun and interesting embellishments in this set. 






The “album” is this very cool clipboard.  The dimensions are 9 x 14.5 inches and it has a lever for opening the arched rings. 








MME2These yummy papers are from My Mind’s Eye, their Winter 2013 Collectable line.  I love the colors in this paper.  They’re bright, fun, happy colors with a touch of age to them.  My favorites are the chevrons and designs on the “Story” Tale and “Firsts” Fresh papers. 




I think these corrugated kraft “Thickers” from American Crafts (Mercantile) are a perfect match for the feel of this project.  The other set here are the Layered stickers from the same MME collection as the papers. 








We round this project out with some adorable embellishments.  Ribbon and twill from May Arts.  Flowers by Petaloo.  Kraft tags from Pebbles (that are perfect for my birthday presents).  And this wonderful roll of washi from MME.  


I am so excited about this project!