Friday, August 14, 2009

Gettin' Happy with Scraps

I promised to give you a look at this Friendship album... well, here she is! I fell in love with the beautiful MME papers that I used on my last acrylic album and decided that the bits and pieces left over deserved to be properly used up! This 5x5 inch board book was covered with Studio K papers in pinks and oranges... I added some K & Co. scraps (the pink print on the cover), plus the MME leftovers which are beautiful and have the most subtle sparkly accents. You can see them in the photo below (the dotted and floral papers on the photo mats).
I machine stitched all the photo mats, which were layered onto Bazzill cardstock. The edges of the album pages as well as each photo mat was lightly inked in a warm gingerbread color.
This pocket page was simple to create ~ you just need a good, strong adhesive to make sure it stays! There are 3 pull out journaling tags tucked into the pocket. I also used DCWV sticker quotes throughout the album to emphasize the friendship theme.
Prima flowers were delicately layered... do you see the gold accents on the orange petals? Yummy Primas! I could seriously shop for their flowers all day long and never tire of drooling over all their prettiness. :) The flower centers were made with gold colored bead caps and brads.
Some subtle stamping and pretty ribbon finish off the album nicely. It's very soft and pretty... and not a bad outcome for some leftover papers, huh?


Kimberly said...

Very pretty Erica!! I went back and looked at your last few posts too, and all the albums are gorgeous!!!

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

OMG! Your minis are absolutely gorgeous! I'm still struggling a bit w/minis because I want to put all the stuff on them like I do layouts. There just isn't enough room. They are also a lot more interactive than layouts. Kind of a card and layout combo. I have a couple of projects going right now and I'm trying really hard to get it down and make it 'easier'. I've been watching a lot of youtube videos making mini albums. Any way thanks for the comment on my blog! Sorry for the rant. :) hugs ~Cheri

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