Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Two (almost identical) Mini Albums

Since I was going to be scrapbooking Dillon's visit with us last summer for us, I decided to do two mini albums and give one to him as well.  Using one Basic Grey Oliver kit, I did mostly the same things in each album.  However, with only one alpha sticker sheet and one images sticker sheet, I had to do a few things differently between the two.  Also, the journaling is a little different in places.

The first difference is the cover title.  I cut out letters on the Cricut and attached them to the acrylic cover with removable adhesive.  Then I sponged over them with white paint and stamped a little paint on with Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp from Stampin' Up!  I was going for a spray paint look without the mess and it seems to have worked.  (I just wish I thought to do this on the inside so the paint won't get worn off with handling - duh!)  Two different sticker borders complete the cover.

These pages are examples of some minor modifications to make the stickers stretch further.  "Animals" on one page, "Critters" on the other.  The little 'critters' on the left side are cut from pattern paper.

One 'fun' in chipboard and one in stickers on a tab punch.  The journaling and photos vary a little here as I had different memories to capture from the adult vs. child perspective.

Having an energetic little boy around for two weeks was challenge sometimes.  One of our best days was when Lenny gave Dillon an old weed eater to tear apart. He spent all day outside tearing that thing to bits.  It was marvelous!  A Very Good Day indeed!  (His version doesn't really put it that way.)

A title on tab punches.

The sign is stamped with wood grain and distressed.  I put the word "Gone" in green on one album and in the blue color on the other album.  I did the same reverse color with Fishin' to stretch the stickers.

The back cover.

Whew!  The remaining pages are in the next post down - our day at the zoo.  This mini album pages were about half the size of a regular 12x12 page so all in all I did about 13 pages worth of scrapbooking in less than 2 weeks. That is a ton for me as I'm a pretty slow scrapbooker.  It seems like a pretty long post too so I'll save my thoughts on mini albums for another day.

Got to upload this to Two Peas.  This album goes in their Basic Grey product challenge this month.  There is a nice prize opportunity for any of you Basic Grey fans.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  From Basic Grey:  Oliver kit for all pattern paper and many stickers, Periphery buttons and ribbon, Indian Summer letter stickers
Silver brads:  Stampin' Up!
White paint:  Anitas
mini letter stickers:  Mini Market stickers from October Afternoon
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Backgrounds from Stampin' Up!; Woodgrain from Hero Arts

1 comment:

  1. These are wonderful - such a great idea to do 2 while you're in the process! Good luck with the Basic Grey challenge! BTW, I was looking at your other posts and now I'm shopping online for that BG magnetic mat!


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