Good Morning, Friends. Today's Daily Special is "Tutorial Day" I've been really neglecting the "tutorial" aspect of my blogs. I'll try to do one once a week starting after I return from my trip to San Francisco.
I've been on this weight loss journey and although, I have a very schizophrenic, disorganized, sort of flighty way of dealing with life, you know. . .jumping from one project, idea or task to another but I'm not not a multi-tasker. You know. . .I can't do different tasks at the same time. I can do it one at a time but not for very long because I get bored really quickly; thereby, I have difficulties finishing projects. I always do it sort of half way and move on to another, not really finishing a project completely. Are you thinking ADD? Ha!
Anyway, since going on my diet, well. . .my focus has been on just that, my diet, exercising, etc. . .unfortunately, crafting has become secondary. You may not think so because I blog and create stuff regularly. . .but believe me, I used to make a lot more things. I need to come to a happy medium.
Okay. . .enough of my rambling. Ha! Today's tutorial is "Mini Accordion Album". It's a really, really easy project. I saw this project in a book but it had no instructions. I looked at the pictures and realized how simple it was to make it so I decided this was great tutorial. As you should know by now, I'm on a mission to reduce my scrap pile and this project is a great way to reduce your designer paper pile. This album is 4x4" made with chipboard and if you have a lot of cut up designer paper, this album is small enough to accommodate smaller cuts of paper.
I made this album using only scrapbook paper and cardstock. I cut out the trees from the scrap paper and punched the snowflakes using cardstock. The only none scrap items on this album are the chipboard, ribbon and glitter. I did not have to cut up any additional paper or cardstock! Whoohoo!
I'm planning to make a whole bunch of mini albums to help reduce my scrap pile. I've been wanting to do this for a long time anyway. I love mini albums because you can give it away as gifts or bring it around with you and show them to your friends and family.
Anyway, this particular mini album focuses on our Christmas as a family. Unfortunately, I could not find a "group" Christmas picture of us after 2005. It sort of coincides with our move to California. I think now that our lives are settled, we'll start taking group pictures again this year.
I made another mini accordion album and tried to post it together with this album but I think I overloaded Blogger so I had to remove the other album. I'll post it on my next post.
Anyway, try out this easy project and tell me what you think. Okay.
Hope y'all have a wonderful day!