Thursday, August 9, 2012

Swirlydoos Blog Hop Party!!

           Welcome to Swirlydoos' August Kit Reveal Blog Hop 
                                         Block Party!!

If you came here from  Rae's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  We have some amazing projects for you to see today !!

I decided to take the kit and create a mini album with it. I thought it would be perfect to take some of my family photo's and put them in this project. The hard part is going to be choosing which photo's I would like to include.  I have only added a few little trinkets from my own stash, and as the mini evolves, I will add more. 
The mini is made out of 3.5 x 6.75 inch paper bags that  I purchased at Michaels. I did a Mini Album Ustream video on how to make the basic pages for the mini.I learned how to from Stephanie Miller during a Prima Live class.  There are lots of pockets and sleeves to place tags, pics and ATC cards in. 
This is the front cover of my album.

I used a Tim Holtz Ornate Plate for my cover title. Love those plates!! The flowers are a mix of KaiserCraft from the main kit and my own die cut from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die. The sparkly bird is Prima.



Just another side view of the cover of my mini.


This is the inside of the cover. It has a pocket to place pictures or tags. The outer flap of the cover can also be stuffed with pictures or tags as that is the opening flap of the paper bag. I do reinforced the cover and the back with card stock to give it  little bit of body. You could also use card board to make it chunkier.


 This is the second page, and as you can see i did place an ATC card in the inside flap created on the page. I used my  Tim Holtz ATC & Corners die. I love it and it is the perfect size to slip into this spot. The photo corners are part of the die and are so sweet!! Give it the perfect finishing touch. I sprayed the corners with Smooch to give it a beautiful Mat finish. Just like a real photo corner. I created a small banner and strung it on some lightweight hemp cord and added a flower to top it off. The back can be used for a photo or some journaling.
 The next page was created from the Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates die. I love the size and it is perfect as a compliment to the mini. I covered it with card stock from the add on kit, then sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist in Vintage Pink for shimmer. I added a button, a butterfly from the file I created for this months kit, and a frame that is in the main kit. There are LOTS of frames to punch out. I discovered Crystal  Lacquer and will use it to paint the frame for a shiny lacquer finish.

 I just added a few die cut  Bitty Blossoms flowers and a journaling strip to this side of the tag. The tag was also reinforced with chipboard in between.
 This page has another ATC that I created I chose to tie a piece of hemp around it for interest and texture. Love the beautiful lacy trim to the pocket flap.

 Not sure what I am going to do with this page yet so I left it plain.

 I created another ATC card for the little flap pocket.  I attached a wide eyelet to the ATC and strung a piece of hand dyed Seam Binding through it.


 I left this page unadorned intentionally because I fell in love with the paper.


 I die cut some Spellbinders shapes to create little in between pages. I covered chip board with card stock and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist in Vintage Pink.


 Here are the 2 pages opened up. i attached a small butterfly to each page. They can be used for attaching pics or may be used for journaling.


 This page has a flap pocket for tags or another ATC card.


 Just another page left unadorned. A tag can be slipped into the top of the pocket envelope that is created with the paper bag.


 This is another Tim holtz Tag that I die cut and covered with card stock, and using a Crafters Workshop mask, created the page with thick Gesso. You could also use Texture or molding paste. When it dried, I sprayed the whole page with Glimmer Mist in 2 colors. Vintage Pink and Suede. I colored all of the seam binding using the same colors.

 I used another punch out frame for this page. I added a few little flowers leftover from the last kit and a butterfly.


This is the back of the mini. I decided to create a banner to drape the back spelling out the word Family. I used some hemp cord to create the banner.


Just another view of the banner on the back of the mini.


 A close up of the bookplate.


A close up of the binding side of the mini. I used wide eyelets for the holes that I punched using my Cropadile. I love that tool and use it all of the time. The Tim Holtz trinket chain hangs from a hole I created in the cover and I added the small heart to the end for a dangle.  I used the lace, some hemp cord and the hand dyed seam Binding for the trims.


Just a closer look at the sweet heart dangling from the chain.

 
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Sunday, August 12th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Monday the 13th.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentemce.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.    Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : 
the middle


 The party continues over at
Heidi's blog.  Have fun!


 I  would like to thank my very good friend Frank Garcia for the tips on Photographing my mini and for the inspiration you give us with your shabby Chic style!!!! xoxo

63 comments:

Lisa said...

So what is it gonna take for you to sell me that mini??? So, so utterly beautiful.

Cindy Lou said...

I just love Mini albums, so many different techniques all in one place. Love your placement ideas and your embellies, gorgeous!

Rae said...

So beautiful, Lisa! I just want to hold that mini and look at every detail in person. I LOVE the way you photographed it too- it really highlights all of the details.

tina said...

beautiful work

albasier said...

Menudo trabajo, te ha quedado un mini album precioso!!!!

Kim said...

That mini is so pretty. Love all the atc cards and little banners.

Peggy said...

You were right, Lisa!!!! Your paper bag video and this month's kit are a match made in Shabby Chic Heaven!!!!!! Thanks so much for showing us how!!!!!

Eve Hutchison said...

Such a fabulous mini album, just love it, the embellishments are wonderful & perfectly placed.

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous mini, Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Eve Hutchison said...

Beautiful mini album, perfectly placed embellishments, uniquely made. Great job.

Vicky Alberto said...

I am blown away - amazing mini!

LindaSS said...

What a fab album... gave me lots of inspiration..

Danielle said...

Great album. I always love your work!

Carla said...

What a stunning beautiful mini album! Thanks for the FUN hop, you guys all do beautiful work!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous Mini!!!!

Mary said...

Love mini albums and this one is great! Banners and pockets--gotta have them!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous mini Lisa!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

GORGEOUS album Lisa. I simply love every single page! Wish I could touch it.

Scrap2day said...

Now you have me wanting to create this! It is drop dead gorgeous! Each page is so beautiful I looked at them twice!

Lillian Child said...

Lisa, your mini album just holds so many sweet pages and talk about variety. Great inspiration!

Nágela said...

Beautiful!
The flowers were stunning!
Congratulations!

Romy said...

Your mini album is totally gorgeous! Such a great way to use this kit!

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous album, showing off the kit brilliantly! What an amazing showcase for your family photos...
Alison x

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

This is a wonderful mini album. Beautiful.

butterfly said...

Oh, p.s. love your blog look too!
Alison x

Shona said...

just gorgeous Lisa

Helmi said...

OMG love love that mini album
I would totally make one like that...I love your style
Helmi

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Lisa, all of it is soooo stunning!!!!

csparky61 said...

I had to pick my jaw up off the floor, the mini book is simply amazing. I love everything about it...I could never scraplift, I am not nearly talented enough! Thanks for sharing.

Dee in N.H. said...

Speechless here! I just adore this!!!

Cherished said...

Wow absolutely stunning.

Lesley said...

What a beautiful, beautiful little project. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Patti said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! This project is right up my alley since I'm so into mini's right now! I love all the details and I need to learn Frank's tips for taking photos too!!

Monika Costa Lima said...

Your mini album is so beautiful !! I loved it :))

Maria Harms said...

Well damn, talk about raising the bar.... gorgeous!!!

recollectionalley said...

Your mini album is gorgeous!!

Janea
www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Stunning! I love that mini!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Mini Lisa!

Tracey Sabella said...

Amazing mini album!! Love every stunning detail! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

fusiafscrapping said...

I love your minialbum. All of those embelishments looks so prety.

Norma Gomez said...

Gorgeous mini album, love the little heart charm and all the cording.

Hanne said...

Beautiful mini album! So many lovely details.

Pascale B. said...

Lisa, Your mini is stunning!!!

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this mini!!!

Manda_K said...

AWESOME mini Lisa!!!

Frank Garcia said...

Oh lisa, what can I say, you are my INSPIRATION, that mini is just off the hook amazing, truly beautiful. Every inch is just pure gorgeousness, the flowers, the details, and every page full of wonder. You photos came out divine!!! Thanks for the mention, but honestly you inspire me a lot sweetie! <3

Much love!

Frank

detra said...

Love your mini album.

peggylee said...

what an adorable little mini!!!!

thanks for sharing, Peggy Lee

Sonya said...

I LOVE your mini!!!! It is so cute. I can see from the other comments that I am not alone :) So inspiring!! Beautiful work.

jaclee said...

I love mini albums and this one is over the top! thank you so much for the link! Awesome!!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh! I am ga ga over that mini album!!! Its gorgeous!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Lisa! What an amzing mini album .. loving all your details and fabulous Lisa details! I must say that I am happy for the inspiration because I've been scratching my head a bit over this kit. I'm sure when I dive in, it will all come together seamlessly now that I've had such awesome inspo! Hope you have a great weekend!

Bonnie in SC said...

I must say that mini albums hold a special place in my heart. Your's is just darling. I loved the mini banner (another favorite of mine).

AmandaA said...

Gorgeous mini book - inspirational!!! Such beautiful detail and compostion xx

Jessica Cangiano said...

So very, very terrifically beautiful! I've not yet ventured into mini album territory (not that I've been intentionally avoiding it, I just haven't sat down and created one yet), but when I see sublime creations like this, I really get the urge to follow your lead on the double.

Big hugs & joyful weekend wishes,
♥ Jessica

Myrto said...

Exceptional!

Angelica said...

Lisa, your mini is to die for!!!!Sooo beautiful!!!

MZule said...

Beautiful mini!

Jess said...

beautiful!

MsMad said...

beautful mini book.
Barbara Bird
Mdstrwbery@aol.com
MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

Naila said...

I love this mini album. So precious!

Lisa said...

Lisa this is just a stunning mini!!!!

Maria said...

Lisa, you did a beautiful, gorgeous, amazing job on this mini album!!! You are so stinkin' talented and I just love everything you do!! Hope you are well and have a great week!!