Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Minds Eye Traveler mini album

This mini was made using a tutorial by Kathy Orta for her envelope mini. Its basic construction uses 3 envelopes per page set combined with the hidden hinge system of binding. My version uses the Traveler paper collection by MME, black Recollections envelopes, K&Company layered stickers, Creative Imagination cardstock stickers and lots of extras from my stash. It's a really easy mini to assemble following her instructions. I used the basic chipboard style for the cover back and spine.

There's really so many pages in here that I think I'll just show you a page set and you'll get the idea....
First page set,  I added extra flaps on the left page.
Second page is one envelope cut in two making two pockets.
The two pockets are now turned, showing the third page of the set.

You should give it a try.
As always, thanks for looking.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Lost and Found Union Square Folio Album

I made this album after following the very talented Kathy Orta's tutorial for her folio. I've used this paper collection before in the small pad version but couldn't pass it up when it came on sale for the 12 x 12 paper pad. But you know how that goes, right? This was the first time I tried a folio like this but we have to shake things up every now and then, don't we? I had a good time making this but it was a bit tricky to take the photos. I ended up standing on a chair so I could get the camera high enough to take it all in when it's all opened up! Lol. Doodads and such came from my stash and though I'd love to name the manufacturers, I have long since lost the packaging when I get down to one of these and one of those..

Each pocket has a tag inside to provide plenty of opportunities for photos and journaling. Just the pockets and tags section alone provide a space to hold 48 photos. The back page will easily hold 8 x 10 photos. Thanks for looking....happy scrappin'.

Everyday Kraft Paper Mini Album

The Everyday Kraft Paper by Paper Studio that I purchased from a Hobby Lobby in my travels was used to make this mini. The bones of the album is a style used by Charlie Jones on one of her tutorials, only I used black cardstock and she used chipboard pages. I put a lot of extra flaps and kept the bulk to a minimum so that I could maximize space for plenty of photos.
I used a magnet to close the little book on the cover. I stamped directly onto a piece of chipboard with Versa Mark ink and then used black embossing powder over the image, then added a few tags for a place for personal photos.