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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another Mini Scrapbook Album

Good Evening Everyone! Am I scrapbooker now. . .did I abandon card making and rubber stamping? No. . .all my "rubber stamping" projects are all now being posted on my Stampin Inspirations blog site and all "papercraft" projects on Card Inspired.

I'm still making cards for Card Inspired but it will be cards using paper craft materials as opposed to "rubber stamps". I do still do some rubber stamping on my "paper craft" projects but it's only limited to the sentiments because the truth is I don't have too many "sentiment" stickers and I don't want to have to type and print them out all the time so rubber stamping the sentiments is the easiest and fastest way to do it.

So why are you seeing a lot of scrapbooking on Card Inspired? Here is how I see it. . .since I've started crafting I've rarely kept any of the things I create especially handmade cards. I either swap them, RAK them, or sell them. I never get to keep any of my stuff. . .why should I keep them. . .cards are meant to be given away, not kept.

Scrapbooking and making different projects besides cards are stuff that I can actually keep for myself. Furthermore, I have all these pictures stored in my computer and nobody gets to see them, not even my kids or husband because they're all in my computer. I could do an online photo gallery so they can access the photos but I don't want to do that. The best thing is to print the pictures and create albums so they can look at the pictures. They get a kick looking at pictures of themselves, especially when they were younger. The pictures bring back wonderful memories for all of us.

Anyway. . .the scrapbook album is a mini album created with thin chipboards covered with designer papers and cardstock and embellished primarily with stickers. It was really fun making this mini album but the final album wasn't what I originally had planned to make. The album was suppose to be a vertical flip album that opened up with a stand in the back of it so I could display it in the living room. Unfortunately, without thinking of the orientation of the album, I had laid the photos out in a manner that requires that the album be opened horizontally. When I finally was going to attach it to the flip stand, I realized that the orientation of the photos were done horizontally by mistake.

I wanted to scream!!! No problem. . .I can make another one but the next one will be a "Christmas" album. All is not lost, I punched holes to the side of the album and created a traditional horizontal binding with book rings instead. The album is 5.5 x 5.5" with a total of 10 photo pages.

Materials: 5.5 x 5.5" chipbord, 2 Book (leaf) rings, DCWV Fall Designer Paper Stack and DCWV Textured Fall Cardstock. Stickers on the front cover are all by Jolee's Boutique. All ribbons on the album are Ribbon Rubons, Grosgrain Ribbons, and Organdy Ribbon. Stickers and materials are listed below for each page.

All of the photos were taken in 2003. I chose these photos for this album because we were all dressed up for Halloween. Typically only the kids dress up. We've dressed up in previous years but this is the only year that I have a "group" picture of us.

Materials: Jolee's Boutique, Dress it Up Scaredy Cat, Colorbok Doo-Dads

I was dressed up as "Foxy Cleopatra" from the Austin Power movie. . .I thought DH was a "frankenstein" but he corrected me and said he was a "zombie". On the album, I had stated that he was a "frankenstein". Oops.

Materials: Jolee's Boutique, SU Slit Punch, 1/8" punch

Materials: Dress It Up Scaredy Cat, Colorbok Doo-Dads Spooky Tags, Provocraft Alphabet Punch Out, Jolee's Boutique

Materials: Jolee's Boutique, SU Slit Punch

Alexis was "Samora" from the movie "The Ring" and Anton a "Devil". I had captioned on the album that he was a Dracula but when I showed them the album, they corrected me and said he was a "devil". Okay, he looks like a dracula with horns in my opinion so I guess he was a "Devula".

Materials: Jolee's Boutique stickers, Dress it up Scaredy Cat, Colorbok Doo-Dads


Pat said...

Great mini album Maria, but did you have to scare me?? I thought for a brief second you were not making cards anymore!!!!!!

Michelle said...

What a cool album, Maria!

MissaTooU said...

This is an awesome album here, Maria. It is also wonderful to here your changing and expanding on. Keeping things for yourself is good to so you can look back at your work and get inspired if the need ever arises. I like the idea of doing paper projects on this blog because not everyone enjoys rubberstamping but does enjoy paper and scrapbooking. Thanks for sharing! Missa

Tracy.H said...

Wow, Maria! You are doing a great job with these mini albums. I find scrapbooking so intimidating, but you sure have the eye for it!! :0)

Deb said...

Gorgeous Maria, you always have the best ideas! I love this!

malieta said...

Your mini albumn is awesome Maria! I can tell that you invested a lot of time into this project. You did an excellent job,

Laurie Hines said...

I love it Maria! I just love all of the neat things that are out for Halloween these days! Keep up the good work.

Nancy Grant said...

Looks like you put a whole lot of work into your mini album. :-)

Jen said...

very cool creation, Maria!! Love all the pics too.. Foxy Thang You!!


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Beth said...

Wow, what a gorgeous album. Does this mean you'll have to work faster in order to get a project done and post regularly? LOL. The embellies you used are awesome. Change is good, and we benefit from your change by seeing all your wonderful creations. It appears that papercrafting is becoming as popular as stamping.

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Rita said...

What a fabulous Halloween album! Great job, I love the details!

Wife2TJ said...

This is absolutely WONDERFUL!

Teri said...

How did I miss this post?? I love this album!! I'm ispired!! Thanks for sharing this - hugs, Teri